Daily Archives : Jun 25, 2012

Angry Jack Osbourne Says He Was Fired From NBC Reality Show Because of His MS

Ozzie and Sharon Osbourne’s son Jack — who was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis — said during an appearance on CBS’s "The Talk" that a reality television show had dropped him because of his health issues, reports the U.K. newspaper…

An Example of Smart Thinking in the TV Business — How the TV Station Summit Came to Be. Lessons for NATPE?

We’re on the eve of the second annual TV Station Summit in Las Vegas, which I think is one of the smarter events that have debuted in the TV industry in the past several years. It’s a first-rate example of…

Playboy Unveils August Issue With Charlie Sheen Interview … Oh, and Jenny McCarthy’s Naked on the Cover; See for Yourself

TV personality Jenny McCarthy appears naked — essentially — on the cover of the August issue of Playboy magazine, with the cover being released today to the media. McCarthy, who began her career as a nude model for Playboy in…

NBC Series Snags Oscar Winner

An NBC series will be joined by an Academy Award-winning actress, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker. NBC’s "Smash" has cast Jennifer Hudson in a multi-episode arc for the show’s second season, the story reports. Hudson, who first gained…

Anderson Cooper Quotes Himself in Airplane Confrontation: ‘Bitch, What the F— Are You Doing?’

Anderson Cooper revealed details about an encounter on an airplane in which the CNN anchor said something that surprised even himself. Cooper recounted the incident during an appearance on Bravo’s new show "Kathy," hosted by Kathy Griffin. Cooper said that…

Cee Lo’s Plan to Change Things Up on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ Sparks Protest

A change Cee Lo Green has in mind for the third season of NBC’s "The Voice" has sounded alarms among activists. News that Green wants to swap out his cat mascot for an endangered bird species sparked concern among animal…

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Announces Winners of the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards

Here’s the press release and complete list of winners from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: Los Angeles, CA — June 23, 2012 — The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) tonight announced the winners of…

Will NBC’s Error Help Convicted Child Sex Offender Slide Off the Hook? News Tape May Become Basis of Appeal for Sandusky

An NBC News tape of an interview with convicted child sex offender Jerry Sandusky may become part of the basis for an appeal, reports Reuters. His attorneys had sought a mistrial before his conviction on the grounds that prosecutors showed…

Why an Iraq War Veteran Is Trying to Save Ann Curry’s Job on NBC’s ‘Today’

An Iraq War veteran is behind a campaign to save "Today" co-host Ann Curry’s job, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sgt. Stephen Crowley launched an online petition hoping it will change the minds of NBC executives, the story reports. Crowley,…

Why NBC’s ‘Smash’ Survived Even Though It Flopped in the Live Ratings

"Smash," which did not do well in the live, daily ratings on NBC, was renewed by the network for a second season because of the DVR, reports Bill Carter in The New York Times. Says Carter in the article, "The…