Daily Archives : Jun 3, 2011

Reality Show Star Arrested, Accused of Beating Up His Wife

A former reality show star was arrested today in Florida and accused of battering his wife during an apparent domestic disturbance, TMZ.com reported. The police report detailed a fracas between Gregory Boadwine, 28, who appeared on the History Channel show…

Report: CBS, Which Was Asking for Price Increases of 18% in the Upfront, Is Settling for Less

CBS, which reportedly was looking for price increases of 18% in the upfront marketplace, is doing deals for 14% to 15% cost-per-thousand increases, Jon Lafayette writes for B&C. According to the article, "The Tiffany Network had come down from its asking…

Analyst Lowers Upfront Ad Price Estimates for ABC, NBC

After Fox wrapped up its upfront ad sales with price increases in the 10% to 11% range, Miller Tabak analyst David Joyce made a downward adjustment today to his predicted price hikes for ABC and NBC, according to The Hollywood…

Thursday Ratings: ABC’s NBA Finals Continue Strong Results

ABC scored a big win in the ratings Thursday night with Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat, TVbytheNumbers.com reported. The preliminary numbers are not considered reliable because of the nature of live programming,…

Departure of ‘House’ Actress Came as a Surprise to Show’s Creator

The exit of actress Lisa Edelstein, who plays Cuddy on Fox’s "House," came as a surprise to creator/executive producer David Shore, reports Entertainment Weekly. Edelstein declined to renew her contract at the end of the show’s seventh season. In fact,…

HBO Greenlights Miniseries From Oscar-Winning and Tony-Winning Writer Tom Stoppard

Acclaimed author Sir Tom Stoppard, the Oscar-winning co-writer of "Shakespeare in Love" and winner of the Tony four times, is writing a miniseries for HBO. HBO, in conjunction with BBC, is going ahead with “Parade’s End,” a five-part World War…

What’s Up With Lindsay? Electronic-Monitoring Bracelet Goes Off

Actress Lindsay Lohan, currently serving what is expected to be about 35 days under house arrest for that theft of a necklace from a Venice, Calif., jewelry store, may not be as easy to keep track of as authorities thought….

Shaq’s Retirement Announcement Puts Social Networking Site in Spotlight

When NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal announced his retirement Wednesday, he didn’t just issue a statement and he didn’t just tweet. Shaq chose an integrated announcement that included video on Tout.com, a new social media platform he had discovered a month…

James Arness, One of the Biggest Stars in the History of TV, Dead at 88

James Arness, who played Marshal Matt Dillon in the long-running TV Western “Gunsmoke,” has died, the Los Angeles Times reported. Arness died today, Friday, June 3, 2011, of natural causes at his home in Brentwood, Calif. The 6-foot-7 TV legend…

Has Paris Hilton Lost Her Mojo?

It looks as though the public’s fascination with Paris Hilton is over, as evidenced by the socialite’s ratings for her latest television show, Oxygen’s "The World According to Paris," reports our friend Joe Adalian at New York Magazine’s Vulture blog. "The…