Daily Archives : Jun 20, 2011

Report Says Facebook Will Be No. 1 in Online Display Ads This Year, Overtaking Yahoo

Social Network’s $2.19 Billion Puts It at Top of the Digital Heap, Leaping Google, Yahoo — but It’s Still a Bit Player When Compared to TV By Edmund LeeAdvertisng Age Facebook doesn’t really have to try to become the biggest…

Reality Star Killed in Fiery Car Crash

A star of MTV reality shows and a series of feature films was killed early Monday in a fiery auto collision, reportedly just hours after he tweeted a picture of himself drinking. Ryan Dunn, 34, a member of the Jackass…

‘Rescue Me’s’ Denis Leary Reveals Next Project

"Rescue Me" star Denis Leary is plotting his next television project, an adaptation of the British action comedy "Sirens" for USA Network, reports Deadline.com. Leary and Bob Fisher will collaborate on the half-hour comedy about a group of paramedics. It…

Decision Is Reached in ‘My Name Is Earl’ Lawsuit

A decision has been reached in a 2008 lawsuit concerning the authorship of the NBC sitcom "My Name Is Earl,” according to The Hollywood Reporter, with the ruling going in favor of NBC. Mark Gable’s suit, which claimed that his…

What Are the Most Talked-About TV Shows in Social Media? Probably Not What You Would Guess

The Social 100, a weekly listing of the TV shows that are attracting the most chatter on social media, is a new analysis tool from Brooklyn, N.Y.-based startup SocialGuide.com, the Los Angeles Times reports. Last week’s edition listed the five…

NBC Claims Sunday Ratings Win, for What It’s Worth

It was another slow night in the ratings marked by a lot of repeat programming, but NBC came out on top, TVbytheNumbers.com reported. Airing the Miss USA Pageant, the Peacock Network managed an average rating of 1.8 for the night…

VH1 Spins Off New Edition of Reality Show

A launch date of Aug. 29 has been set for a new edition of a successful VH1 reality show, People magazine reported. The new version of “Basketball Wives” will be “Basketball Wives LA.” Joining Gloria Govan are Kimsha Artest, wife…

CNN Correspondent Jumps to Fox News

CNN’s senior White House correspondent is leaving the network and moving to Fox News, reports Deadline.com. At Fox News, Ed Henry is expected to be chief White House correspondent, taking over the position that Wendell Goler and Mike Emanuel have…

Daytime Emmys Host, After Being Booed for Joke About Canceled Soaps, Says, ‘I didn’t write this crap’; See Complete List of Winners

Soap operas and TV hosts were honored at the Daytime Emmys, which awarded the statue for outstanding actor to Michael Park of the canceled CBS soap "As the World Turns," reports EW.com’s Inside TV blog. The cancellation of some soaps…

Three Names Surface as Contenders to Replace Regis Philbin

With Regis Philbin planning to leave the morning program "Live With Regis and Kelly" in November, three candidates have emerged to fill his shoes: "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest; Bravo host Andy Cohen; and actor Mark Consuelos, who is also…