Daily Archives : Jun 16, 2011

Oh Oprah: What Do We Do When People We Like Say Crazy, Kooky Things? Such as Your Remarks About O.J. Simpson

It’s rare that, as a reporter, I cringe when a top executive or major talent says something at a public event I’m covering. But that’s what happened yesterday (Thursday, June 16, 2011) when I was covering Oprah Winfrey being interviewed…

Darren Aronofsky, the Oscar-Nominated Director of ‘The Black Swan,’ To Direct Cable Project Co-Written By Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

Darren Aronofsky, who was nominated for an Academy Award for directing "The Black Swan," will direct an upcoming  drama pilot for cable TV,  reports Variety (since Variety is behind a pay-wall and may charge you to read its article, another version…

Rising Star at NBC Jumps To CBS News To Become Chief White House Correspondent

A rising star at NBC has jumped to CBS News to become chief White House correspondent  as well as the primary substitute on "Face the Nation," reports TVNewser. It’s Norah O’Donnell, who has been an anchor on MSNBC and a…

Weiner Heckled as He Announces Resignation

In an appearance surrounded by a media circus and marked by vocal outbursts from audience members, disgraced New York Rep. Anthony Weiner announced today that he is resigning from his position in the House of Representatives, CNN reported. Weiner made…

Television Pioneer Who Was Behind ‘Candid Camera,’ ‘Showtime at the Apollo,’ ‘Dinah Shore,’ ‘Carol Burnett’ and Many Other Shows Dies at 89

One of television’s pioneering producers–an Emmy winner who produced many hits, including "The Carol Burnett Show," "The Dinah Shore Show," "Candid Camera" and "Showtime at the Apollo"–has died, the New York Daily News reported. Bob Banner, 89, succumbed to complications…

Popular L.A. Disc Jockey Making the Move to MTV

A disc jockey who has been a fixture of the Los Angeles music scene for more than a decade is moving to MTV, the public radio station that broadcasts his show announced. “Former KCRW Music Director Nic Harcourt has decided…

Jaleel White Says Playing Urkel on ‘Family Matters’ Made Him a ‘S—load of Money,’ but Also Got Him Network Notes About ‘the Bulge of My Sack’

Jaleel White, the actor who played the nerdy Steve Urkel on the sitcom "Family Matters," said in an entertaining interview with Vanity Fair that the Urkel job was a good gig, but it did require some sacrifices. One set of…

Starz ‘Digital Guru’ Takes Key Post With CBS Interactive

A Starz digital bigwig has been drafted by CBS Interactive to take over its online outlets, CBS.com, TV.com and Clicker.com, reports Deadline.com. Marc DeBevoise was an integral part of the Starz operation, the so-called digital guru, who helped to promote…

TV Chef Credited With Getting Huge School District to Implement Changes to Menu

The star of ABC food show "Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution" is being credited with influencing the Los Angeles Unified School District to ban the sale of sugary, flavored milks in the school cafeterias, reports the Los Angeles Times. By a…

Comcast’s CEO Demonstrates the Future of Broadband Through Cable: Downloads 23 Episodes of ’30 Rock’ (One Season’s Worth of Shows) Using Comcast’s Chicago Cable System, in 1 Minute, 39 Seconds

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts demonstrated the future of broadband using cable TV today at the NCTA Cable Show. Knowing that the mantra of many consumers with regard to broadband is "Speed, Speed and More Speed," Roberts downloaded 23 episodes of "30…