Daily Archives : Jun 7, 2011

Keith Olbermann Sounds Off on Clash With Jeff Zucker, Why He Suddenly Left MSNBC

In anticipation of the premiere later this month of his new "Countdown With Keith Olbermann" on Current TV, the former MSNBC political commentator opened up during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter and dished about not only his new gig…

Couric Says No One Can Fill Oprah’s Shoes, Then Explains How She Will Fill Oprah’s Shoes

Katie Couric’s media spotlight is shining brightly ever since Monday’s confirmation by ABC that the former host of NBC’s “Today” show and CBS’s “Evening News” is now in business with the Alphabet Network. She has been on a media tour…

Can Nintendo Do It Again? The Wii Became So Much More Than JUST a Video Game, and With the Tablet-Controlled Wii U, the Company Hopes to Recapture the Magic {STORY NOW UPDATED WITH MUST-SEE VIDEO DEMO OF THE NEW WII]

Nintendo has unveiled the eagerly anticipated Wii U, the successor to its hugely successful Wii, and with the new platform the company is hoping to recapture the old magic, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Among the highlights, the new game…

‘X-Men: First Class’ Finds a Home on TV

A deal has been closed that will bring the box-office smash “X-Men: First Class” to television, Deadline.com reported. The movie, which opened at No. 1 last weekend with $55.1 million at the box office, will run on FX, the story…

Director Kevin Smith Has Comic Book-Oriented Reality Show in the Works

Controversial film director Kevin Smith, known for his movies "Chasing Amy" and "Clerks," among others, is working with AMC on a new reality TV series that will be filmed at The Secret Stash, his comic book store in Red Bank,…

Oprah to Be Honored at Daytime Emmys

At the upcoming Daytime Emmy Awards presentation, Oprah Winfrey will receive a special honor, reports UPI.com. For "changing the face of daytime television." Winfrey will receive the Crystal Pillar Award, the story reports. CBS will broadcast the Daytime Emmys live…

Emmy Submissions Are In–With No Sign of a Bid by Charlie Sheen

If you were holding out hope that Charlie Sheen might receive a going-away Emmy nomination for his role on CBS’s "Two and a Half Men," forget about it. Sheen did not submit his name for nomination consideration, according to TheWrap.com….

‘Bachelorette’ Fuels ABC Win on Night of Soft Ratings

Airing against mostly repeat programming, ABC took a comfortable win on a night of generally soft ratings Monday night, TVbytheNumbers.com reported. ABC’s two-hour “The Bachelorette” was the top show of the night, pushing the network to a 2.4 average rating…

Rep. Weiner: Winnnning? TMZ Drops Shocker–One of Weiner’s Women Was a Porn Star, and TMZ Says He Told Her ‘how to lie about their relationship … and even offered PR help from his team, which could create major legal issues for him’

In a bombshell that could force embattled Congressman Anthony Weiner to resign, TMZ is reporting that one of his email relationships was with former porn star Ginger Lee and that Weiner instructed her on "how to lie about their relationship…

Sports Flashes: NBC Wins Olympics With Bid Topping $4 Billion; Tiger Withdraws From Upcoming U.S. Open

In a move that was largely unexpected in the wake of cost-cutting talk by new corporate owner Comcast and the recent departure of NBC Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol, NBC pulled off an upset by outbidding ESPN and Fox for rights…