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Daily Archives : Oct 18, 2011

Disney Star Gets Restraining Order Against Stalker Who Allegedly Planned to Kill Her

A young Disney star has obtained a restraining order against a 46-year-old man who allegedly planned to kill her, the Los Angeles Times reports. Selena Gomez obtained the order against Thomas Brodnicki, who reportedly has a history of stalking and…

OWN Comes Up With a Programming Brainstorm: More Oprah. Also, Rosie in Trouble on OWN?

Oprah Winfrey’s cable network, tinkering with its programming in a quest to boost viewership, may have found its solution: more Oprah. OWN is adding an extra hour of Winfrey to the weekly schedule starting this week, the Futon Critic reports….

Rapper Busted on Pot and Gun Charges

A chart-topping rapper faces three felony charges after he was arrested during an early-morning traffic stop, CNN reports. Soulja Boy, 21, was arrested after police found what they described as “a felony amount” of marijuana along with “a substantial amount…

Spike Picks Up Another Season of Series

Spike TV has picked up one of its shows for another season, B&C reports. The cable channel is ordering 13 episodes for a fourth season of “1000 Ways to Die.” Season four will premiere in March 2012. Season three of…

Actress Who Plays Recurring Character on ‘Two and a Half Men’ Developing Her Own TV Comedy Project

An actress with a recurring role on CBS’s hit sitcom “Two and a Half Men” has a project in the works for another network, Deadline.com reports. Judy Greer, who plays Bridget on “Men,” is reportedly finalizing a deal with ABC…

Monday Ratings: ‘Two and a Half Men’ Slips, ‘Terra Nova’ Rises

CBS took a comfortable win in the 18-49 demo for prime time in Monday’s overnights, even with “Two and a Half Men” dipping 12% from a week ago, TVbytheNumbers.com reports. “Men’s” 5.2 average demo rating still made it the top…

Another News Veteran Joins ‘Rock Center’

NBC announced that another news veteran is on board with the upcoming prime-time newsmagazine “Rock Center with Brian Williams,” Deadline.com reports. This time the staff addition comes from within the corporate family. News anchor Natalie Morales of NBC’s "Today" signs…

Freddy Krueger to Pay a Visit to Network Police Drama

Robert Englund, the legendary Freddy Krueger from the "Nightmare on Elm Street" horror films, will appear in a guest role on CBS’s "Hawaii Five-0," reports UPI.com. In the Halloween episode, airing Oct. 31, Englund will be part of a spooky…

Poll Names Worst TV Ad in America; Other Categories Include Most Grating Performance by a Human, Worst Abuse of an Existing Song

A clear winner was named in an online poll to determine the worst television ad of 2011, reports Consumerist.com. After 115,000 votes, the winner for the worst TV commercial was Luvs Diapers’ "Poop, There It Is!," which features animated babies…

A Must-See Movie Comes to TV. Upon Its Initial Release The New York Times Called It ‘Shrill and Clumsy.’ My Guess Is That The Times Was Put Off By the Film’s Sexuality and Violence

If you’re a movie buff, like TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross, we think you’ll like this piece. Please click here to read it.