Daily Archives : Aug 31, 2010

Broadcaster, Newspaper Combine Operations

A TV station, radio station and newspaper in Salt Lake City are combining their news operations in a move that will mean a cutback of half the staff of the newspaper, the AP reports. The Deseret News, the longest-publishing daily…

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Sparks Should Fly With These Cast Members

Bravo has revealed the cast of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and the lineup is a recipe for high drama, iVillage reports. Among the cast members are Camille Grammer, Kelsey Grammer’s ex; and former child actresses Kim Richards and…

Apple Closing in on iPhone Antenna Solution, May Have New Hardware Ready Within Weeks

Apple appears to be close to unveiling a hardware fix that solves the widely publicized antenna problem with the iPhone 4, Ars Technica reports. Citing an executive with Mexican mobile carrier Telcel, the story says Apple is expected to release…

Hallmark, AT&T Resume Carriage Negotiations as Deadline Looms

The carriage agreement standoff between AT&T’s U-verse multichannel video service and the Hallmark channels is yet to be resolved, but at least the two sides have resumed talks, reports B&C. Currently, Hallmark is asking for more than AT&T wants to…

Icahn Raises Hostile Takeover Bid for Lions Gate

The hostile takeover bid by businessman Carl Icahn for Lions Gate Entertainment was increased by 15% on Tuesday to $7.50 a share, reports Multichannel News. Lions Gate is a major entertainment player, owning the TV Guide Channel and producing two…

Advertiser Insures NFL Player’s Hair for $1 Million

NFL fans know that Troy Polamalu’s mane is his trademark, which is why the Pittsburgh Steelers’ All-Pro safety has had his hair insured for $1 million by Head & Shoulders, reports Yahoo.com. Polamalu is the star of commercials for Head…

Oscar Nominee Joins Upcoming Showtime Drama

A two-time Academy Award nominee is the latest star to join Showtime’s new one-hour drama series "Shameless." The new cast member is actress Joan Cusack, who received Oscar nominations for "Working Girl" and "In & Out." Cusack will appear in…

CBS Reruns Top Monday Night Nielsens

CBS reruns of "Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory" were the top shows in the Nielsens Monday night, with ratings of 2.6 and 2.8, respectively, in the 18-49 demographic, while ABC’s second hour of "Bachelor Pad"…

Freshness Quotient and Moments of Inspiration Kept 62nd Annual Emmys From Sinking Into Trophy Tedium

Did you think this year’s primetime Emmy Awards telecast on NBC was a marked improvement over recent years? TVWeek Open Mic blogger Hillary Atkin did. She says Jimmy Fallon’s hosting was inspired and the show’s emphasis on fun and funny definitely elevated…

Freshness Quotient and Moments of Inspiration Kept 62nd Annual Emmys From Sinking Into Trophy Tedium

It’s all over but the hangovers from the afterparties and Ricky Gervais’ beer being served at the 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The host of this year’s Golden Globe Awards almost stole the show as a presenter with his line…