Daily Archives : Apr 13, 2012

CNN Welcomes Back a Network Mainstay

CNN is bringing back an on-air personality who was a familiar face on the network in past years. The cable news channel unveiled plans today for its new Christiane Amanpour program "Amanpour," which it has set to premiere Monday at…

Penis Jokes vs. Vagina Jokes — HBO’s New Buzz-Heavy Comedy Adds Fuel to TV’s Sitcom Gender War

The TV sitcom landscape seems to be breaking down increasingly along gender lines, with penis jokes on one side and vagina jokes on the other. In the latest volley, the creator, writer, director and star of HBO’s much talked about…

Mel Gibson’s Latest War of Words: Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas Renews Accusations of Anti-Semitism — and Says He Has a Tape

No stranger to controversy, Mel Gibson is involved in another one that exploded this week. This time he’s battling it out with famed Hollywood screenwriter Joe Eszterhas — a controversial figure in his own right. The latest fracas, reported by…

CBS’s Reruns Top Most of What’s on the Other Broadcast Nets — But Thursday Belongs to Fox’s ‘Idol’

A mostly repeat lineup on CBS was good enough for second place Thursday night, even as ABC and NBC put up all fresh programming — but no one had an answer for Fox’s “American Idol.” With “Idol” surging three-tenths of…

Morgan Freeman Responds to Persistent Tabloid Rumor

After years of tabloid stories and Internet gossip, Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman has finally come out to deny that he has been romantically involved with his great-granddaughter E’Dena Hines and that he intends to marry her, reports TheWrap.com. In a…

CBS Going to the ‘Dogs’

Carol Mendelsohn, best known for her work on CBS’s "CSI" franchise, is producing a new show for the network that’s all about dogs, reports Deadline.com. The reality series "Dogs In the City" focuses on Justin Silver, the owner of a…

‘Of course, you won’t be able to lie on your back for a while, but then you can lie from any position, can’t you?’ Sparkling Dialogue, Wonderful Films. It’s the TCM Classic Film Festival, Part 2

That line above is from “Charade,” the movie wherein Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant sparred in the best example of a romantic comedy meeting a mystery thriller since Nick Charles hooked up with Nora. Written by Peter Stone and directed…

Sweeping Changes May Be in Store for NBC’s ‘The Office’ as Contract Talks With Current Cast Members Stall

With negotiations stalled between the producers of NBC’s “The Office” and several cast members, the show’s executive producer Greg Daniels is considering rebooting the series as a sort of "The Office 2.0," reports Deadline.com. The reboot would feature new characters…

‘Webster’ Actor Says He Has Dementia

One of the stars of the 1980s sitcom “Webster,” who had a career as a defensive tackle with the NFL’s Detroit Lions before shifting his focus to acting, revealed that he is suffering from dementia and blames the condition on…

‘Of course, you won’t be able to lie on your back for a while, but then you can lie from any position, can’t you?’ Sparkling Dialogue, Wonderful Films — the TCM Classic Film Festival, Part 2

Click here to read about TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross’ insights into some of the fun and remarkable movies at the Festival.