Daily Archives : Apr 22, 2011

Lohan’s Accuser Details Her Alleged M.O. in Necklace Case

Lindsay Lohan’s court appearance today in L.A. on a charge of felony grand theft included testimony by the owner of the Venice, Calif., jewelry store from which the actress is accused of stealing a $2,500 necklace, TMZ.com reported. Sofia Kaman,…

Mel Gibson Explains Himself

Mel Gibson has broken his silence and given an extensive interview that covered his contentious breakup with Oksana Grigorieva, threatening phone calls, allegations of abuse, his 2006 DUI arrest and drunken rant and his tarnished reputation, Deadline.com reports. The interview…

Thursday Ratings: ‘American Idol’ Slips, But Fox Dominates Against Mostly Repeats

“American Idol” was off 13% from a week ago but Fox had little trouble dominating the ratings Thursday night, TVbytheNumbers.com reported. With ABC and CBS airing all repeats, NBC was the only rival network with a chance to put up…

Bravo Again Denies ‘Real Housewives’ Is Expanding

Despite rumors as well as apparent auditions in Phoenix, San Francisco and Las Vegas, Bravo executive Andy Cohen has declared that there will be no new editions of the “Real Housewives" franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter. As TVWeek previously…

Cartoon Network Studios Names Casting Exec

One of the "most respected casting executives in the youth entertainment arena" has been named vice president of casting and talent development for Cartoon Network Studios, reports B&C. Rob Sorcher, Cartoon Network chief content officer, described Sharon Lieblein with those…

‘Today’ Personalities Are Showing Up Everywhere: Al Roker in an Australian Music Video, Meredith Vieira on ‘Doctor Who,’ Ann Curry on a Danish Game Show, Kathie Lee Gifford on ‘Smile Jamaica’ … So What’s Going On?

Meredith Vieira, co-anchor on NBC’s "Today" show, will be popping up on the BBC classic "Dr. Who" in a cameo role, reports UPI.com. On May 6, Vieira will film her guest turn as part of a "Today" show promo in…

Cult Favorite Sci-Fi Show to Get Cable Airing

A cult favorite science-fiction show that ran from 2003 to 2009–which was a remake of a late 1970s series–will live again on cable in reruns, the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog reports. The show is "Battlestar Galactica," which will…

Actress Explains Why U.S. Children Need to Watch ‘Doctor Who’

Alex Kingston, best known to U.S. audiences for her role as Dr. Elizabeth Corday on "ER," told EW.com’s Inside TV blog that "Doctor Who" should be viewed by more children in the U.S. Kingston, who plays Dr. River Song on…

Guest Blog: What’s Real and What’s Not About Reality TV? That’s One of the Questions Addressed in HBO’s Remarkable New Docudrama ‘Cinema Verite,’ Which Features a Stellar Cast: James Gandolfini, Tim Robbins and Diane Lane

[Editor's Note. This guest blog is by our friend David Wiegand of the San Francisco Chronicle, and this review initially appeared in that newspaper and on its website at SFGate.com. We are grateful to David for letting us reprint it. David can...

A Toast to One of the Greats. She Was, Indisputably, One of the Most Important Writers in the History of Television. The Co-Creator of ‘I Love Lucy,’ and the Co-Writer of All 180 Episodes of the Series, Madelyn Pugh Davis, Dies

By Chuck Ross Madelyn Pugh Davis, who co-created one of the most popular shows in the history of television, "I Love Lucy"–and who co-wrote all 180 episodes of the series–has died after a brief illness at age 90, according to…