Daily Archives : Nov 30, 2011

Lifetime Drama Gets 10 More Episodes

Lifetime has given a 10-episode extension to a hit drama series, reports Deadline.com. The series is the channel’s flagship drama "Army Wives," which is currently shooting its sixth season — slated for 13 episodes. The plan is to pile up…

NBCU Taps Veteran to Run Reality Operation

NBCUniversal has settled on a veteran television executive to run the company’s reality studio, which is currently known as Comcast Entertainment Studios, Multichannel News reports. Steve Dolcemaschio, a longtime exec with E! Entertainment, gets the job of president of the…

What Did Ann Coulter Say — and Who Was She Talking About — That Got Her Censored on MSNBC?

Conservative talking head Ann Coulter was censored during an appearance on MSNBC’s "Morning Joe" on Tuesday, reports TheWrap.com. Coulter was apparently speaking about former Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain when she apparently referred to the politician as a “douchebag,”…

Worry for Our Kids? Consumer Reports Study Backs Dr. Oz’s Claim About Arsenic in Apple Juice

About two months after TV’s Dr. Mehmet Oz sounded the alarm about arsenic levels in apple juice — coming in for criticism over the report — Consumer Reports released the results of its own study that seems to confirm his…

One of the Kardashians Is Pregnant

One of the stars of E!’s hit reality show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" is pregnant, US Weekly reports. Mason Disick will soon have a little brother or sister because mom Kourtney Kardashian is expecting her second child, the story…

Bullish Warren Buffett Buys Media Property

Bullish billionaire Warren Buffett, saying that he’s "extremely bullish on [his hometown] Omaha, Nebraska," has bought one of the major media properties in Omaha, Reuters reports. According to the report, "Buffett’s conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway said it would buy the Omaha World-Herald…

From Animated Reindeer to Lingerie Models, CBS Gets a Lift From Holiday Specials, Wins Tuesday Ratings

CBS’s quirky Tuesday night programming approach — starting with the “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” special at 8 p.m. for the kids and wrapping up with “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” at 10 p.m., presumably for the dads — seemed to pay…

Actress and Network Have Difference of Opinion on Whether ABC Drama Has Been Canceled

ABC appeared to go into damage control after a co-star of one of its dramas implied in an Internet message that the show has been canceled. According to a tweet from "Pan Am" co-star Karine Vanasse, the ABC drama will…

Star of James Bond Movies Has Harsh Words for Kardashians

Daniel Craig, the actor portraying British spy James Bond in the film franchise, is no fan of the Kardashian family, describing them as "(bleeping) idiots," reports the New York Post’s Page Six. Craig spoke to British GQ, which hasn’t posted…

What Happened When the Dean of American TV Writers Collaborated With the Famous, Flamboyant English Director Who Had Been Described as the King of Pornobiography?

Sidney Aaron “Paddy” Chayefsky was riding high. Considered by many to be the dean of American TV writers for the classic stories he wrote for the small screen during the 1950s — most particularly “Marty” — Chayefsky was now writing…