Daily Archives : Feb 22, 2012

Late-Night Talk Show Loses Director After 17 Years

After 17 years on the job, the director of one of the broadcast channels’ late-night talk shows is exiting the show, Deadline.com reports. Brian McAloon is leaving CBS’s "The Late Late Show" and its production company, David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants,…

Adele Unleashes Her Inner M.I.A., Flips the Bird on Live TV

Singer Adele apparently channeled M.I.A. during a live awards broadcast, flipping the bird after the show cut off her acceptance speech for British Album of the Year Award, reports TheWrap.com. Adele was speaking Tuesday at the BRIT Awards when she…

‘Heroes’ Actor to Star in Frank Darabont TNT Project

Frank Darabont, who executive produced the first season of "The Walking Dead," has cast one of the stars of "Heroes" in a starring role in his TNT drama pilot "L.A. Noir," reports Deadline.com. “Heroes” alum Milo Ventimiglia will likely join…

Fox Readying New Show From ‘American Idol’ Producer

Fox is close to a deal with "American Idol" producer FremantleMedia North America for a new show that’s based on a U.K. hit, reports EW.com’s Inside TV blog. The network is already casting for a version of the dating show…

An Oscar Hopeful’s Very Special Mentor, and the Best Saturday Afternoon Ever

A writer writes. He was 12 years old — almost 13 — that blustery winter weekend. It really seemed like it got much colder in L.A. back then, especially with the pelting rain and belting wind that howled like animals…

‘X Factor’ Contestant May Get Nickelodeon Show

A former contestant on "The X Factor" may get a show on Nickelodeon, reports the New York Post. The television network is working on a comedy pilot for 14-year-old Rachel Crow, the story says. "We are in the early stages…

Google Working on Voice-Controlled Television Remote Control

Google is working on a television remote control that would be activated by voice, allowing consumers to ask the TV to change the channel or seek out a specific program, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Technology blog. Google revealed the…

Dennis Quaid in Talks for First TV Series Role

In what would be his first television series role, actor Dennis Quaid is in talks to join an untitled cowboy project at CBS, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Also in talks for the project is Michael Chiklis, who would take…