Daily Archives : Mar 27, 2012

Magical Bid: Los Angeles Dodgers Sold For Sports Franchise Record….$2 BILLION (!)

With a bid of $2 billion–shattering the previous highest price paid for a U.S. sports franchise–the Los Angeles Dodgers have been sold, reports the Wall St. Journal. [Note: the WSJ is behind a firewall and you may be charged to…

Another Huge Pop Star in Talks to Become Judge on ‘X Factor’

Just a few days after one popular singing star shot down rumors that she was vying for a spot on “The X Factor,” another major pop star’s name has surfaced as a contender for the gig. Singer Rihanna is in…

Video: First Footage of James Cameron’s Deep-Sea Dive

National Geographic today released a first look at the solo descent by “Titanic” and “Avatar” director James Cameron to the deepest known point on earth — the Mariana Trench. PCMag.com reports: “The brief glimpse of the watery depths visited earlier…

On a Night of Lowlights in the Broadcast Ratings, One Show Goes Out With a Resounding Thud

Monday’s Nielsen overnights saw a number of shows turning in season lows or series lows, but one series had an especially bad night, according to TVbytheNumbers.com. Fox’s two-hour season finale of “Alcatraz” went over with a resounding thud, slipping to…

BBC America Picks Up Two Miniseries

BBC America has picked up two new drama miniseries, which will be added to the network’s “Dramaville” programming block, B&C reports. Both productions — "White Heat" and "Inside Men" — are British, the story notes. "White Heat," a six-episode drama…

Serenade to ‘Mad Men’s’ Don Draper to Be Released as Single

The serenade from Megan to her new husband Don Draper on the newest season of "Mad Men" will be released as a single from Lionsgate, the studio that produces the AMC show, reports The New York Times’ ArtsBeat blog. Called…

Jane Fonda to Play Former First Lady

Two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda has been cast in the role of a former first lady in the upcoming film "The Butler," reports Moviefone.com. Fonda will play Nancy Reagan. Citing a report by Variety, the story says Lee Daniels will…

Google Launches Full-On Assault on iTunes

Users of Google are finding something new on their navigation bar, as the company this week took as big step forward with its move into the iTunes space by adding Google Play to its Google.com, Gmail and other pages. Google…

New Steven Bochco Series Set 3 Million Years in the Future

Prolific TV writer and producer Steven Bochco has joined forces with Entertainment One to produce a new hour drama series set 3 million years in the future, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series, “Evolution,” was created and written by…

Madonna Goes on the Offensive in Feud With Famous DJ Over Alleged Drug Promotion — and It Works

Madonna responded to an expletive-laced attack on her from one of the most famous DJs in the world, and her response seems to have done the trick — the two appear to have buried the hatchet, TMZ.com reports. The DJ,…