Daily Archives : Dec 6, 2011

ABC Greenlights Alien Comedy Pilot

Hot Hollywood scribe Dan Fogelman, who wrote the comedy feature "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and Pixar’s "Cars," has had his pitch for a half-hour comedy about aliens in New Jersey bought by ABC, reports Deadline.com. The plot of Fogelman’s spec script…

Top Twitter Trends of 2011 Revealed — Including the Top 10 TV Shows, Movies, Musical Artists, Sports and News Events

A new study reveals the hottest topics of 2011, as measured by the Twittersphere, Advertising Age reports. The study breaks down results into categories such as top TV shows and top musical artists, while also providing an overall top 10…

One of the Kardashians Is Accused of Assault and Battery

One of the stars of E!’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” has been accused of taking part in a brutal assault, TheWrap.com reports. The accusation is part of a lawsuit against Khloe Kardashian and 10 other unidentified defendants. The suit was…

TV Project Under Way Based on Hitchcock’s Obsession With One of His ‘Hitchcock Blondes’

A new TV drama is in the works that’s inspired by the relationship between legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock and actress Tippi Hedren, reports Entertainment Weekly. Actors Toby Jones and Sienna Miller have been cast in the BBC project, "The…

The Top 10 Twitter Trends of 2011 in TV, Movies, Music, Sports and News — A Year-End Look at the Twittersphere’s Obsessions by What The Trend

By Simon DumencoAdvertising Age Remember What the Trend? Back in May 2009, Ad Age was the first to report on the genesis of the site, which serves as a sort of crowd-sourced trend definition service for the Twittersphere. It launched…

Aaron Sorkin’s HBO Cable News Series, Formerly Known as ‘More as This Story Develops,’ Has a New Name

"More as This Story Develops" was the working title for Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming HBO drama series about a cable news network like MSNBC, but the show now has a new name, reports TVNewser.com. It will be called either "Newsroom" or…

CBS Dominates Monday Ratings

Even with Fox’s “American Country Awards” scoring a huge increase in viewership over last year, CBS notched a dominant ratings win according to Nielsen overnights, TVbytheNumbers.com reports. CBS averaged a 4.0 rating in adults 18-49 for the night, pounding Fox…

A TV Pioneer and Behind-the-Scenes Legend Dies — She Gave Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, Christopher Walken and Countless Others Their First Breaks

The woman credited with giving countless TV and movie icons their first breaks has died, Deadline.com reports. Veteran casting director Marion Dougherty died Sunday, Dec. 4, of natural causes at 88, the story reports. Dougherty was a television pioneer, starting…

ESPN Fires Analyst After Arrest

ESPN has fired one of its on-air analysts after he was arrested Monday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. NHL analyst Matthew Barnaby, a former Buffalo Sabres player, was arrested for allegedly driving drunk, the story reports. Barnaby was driving his…

Great Gift Idea: This Is the Holiday Present We’re Sure Steve Jobs Would Have Liked Getting. It’s the Story of Someone With a Scientist’s Brain, a Poet’s Heart and a Painter’s Eyes. Simplifying to Get to the Essence

One of the great accomplishments Steve Jobs achieved was bringing the world the Apple design aesthetic. In Walter Isaacson’s splendid, compulsively page-turning best-selling biography “Steve Jobs,” he quotes Jobs as saying early on in his career, “The way we’re running the…