Daily Archives : Jun 21, 2012

Supreme Court Throws Out Indecency Penalties

The Supreme Court today issued a ruling on indecency in a case involving nudity on an episode of ABC’s “NYPD Blue” and obscenities broadcast on awards shows, The Washington Post reports. The justices ruled unanimously in the closely watched case,…

Oops: Graphic That Ran Under Ann Curry’s Image on NBC’s ‘Today’ Appears to Signal Her Fate

On this morning’s "Today" show, NBC ran a graphic — apparently inadvertently — during Ann Curry’s interview with Steve Carell that seemed to underscore that Curry’s time as a host on the show may be coming to an end, reports…

Bieber Bombs on NBC

Whether Justin Bieber dragged down NBC or NBC dragged down Justin Bieber is a matter of interpretation, but one thing is clear: The combination didn’t work. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that Wednesday night’s concert special “Justin Bieber: All Around the World” was…

Top Exec Exits Ellen DeGeneres’ Production Company

The executive who has been at the helm of Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production for two years is leaving the company, Deadline.com reports. Lauren Corrao’s departure is being described as a mutual decision. The company, which has a deal…

Is the Palin Family’s Star Fading? Anemic Numbers for New Bristol Palin Reality Show Offer a Clue

A feeble viewer turnout for the premiere of "Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp" on Lifetime raises a question about whether the Palin family has lost its ratings appeal, EW.com’s Inside TV reports. The new show focusing on the teenage mom…

Sports Business Reporter Jumps From CNBC to ESPN/ABC

A CNBC sports business reporter used his Twitter account to announce that he is making a move from CNBC to ESPN and ABC. Darren Rovell tweeted: "I am indeed leaving my home for the last 6 years, CNBC. It was…

Style Network Unveils New Logo

Style Media has unveiled a new logo for Style Network, which will be used on the TV network and online, Deadline.com reports. The logo includes a new tagline: "Work It. Love It. Style It." The new branding officially launches Monday,…

Leading Contender Surfaces to Replace Ann Curry on NBC’s ‘Today’

A name has surfaced at the top of the list of contenders to replace Ann Curry as co-host of NBC’s “Today” show, the Arizona Daily Star reports. Savannah Guthrie, who co-hosts the third hour of "Today," tops the list, according…

Reality Show Personality Arrested

One of the stars of a well-known cable reality show has been arrested, TMZ.com reports. Arrested Wednesday in Florida was Joe LaFont, one of the cast members of History’s “Swamp People.” LaFont, known on the show as Trapper Joe, was…

Emmy, Tony, Grammy and Oscar Winner Scott Rudin Is a Risk-Taker. Why He — or Some Other Producer — Needs to Take a Risk on This American Masterwork. Plus, One of the Greatest Performances Ever. And What Happened in 1946?

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