Daily Archives : Jun 29, 2012

Winning! Sheen’s ‘Anger Management’ Sets Ratings Record

The debut on Thursday night, June 28, 2012 of Charlie Sheen’s new sticom "Anger Management" on FX "was the most-watched scripted comedy primetime series premiere in cable history in delivery of adults 18-49 (2.65 million), and total viewers (5.47 million,…

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to Divorce

Hollywood power couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are ending their marriage of five years, People magazine reports. Holmes has reportedly filed for divorce. Holmes’ attorney, Jonathan Wolfe, said: "This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her…

Supermodel Out as Host of NBC’s ‘Fashion Star’

NBC’s "Fashion Star" is removing the fashion star host of the show, reports the New York Post. The shakeup in the prime-time show has supermodel Elle Macpherson stepping aside as the program’s host. The three judges — Jessica Simpson, John…

Summer Ratings Doldrums: Splashy ABC Summer Premiere Wipes Out, While a Spanish-Language Network Wins the Night

A Spanish-language broadcast network won the night Thursday in the key 18-49 demo for prime time, according to Nielsen overnights, while an ABC summer staple premiered to numbers that were well off from the show’s previous season premiere, TVbytheNumbers.com reports….

Grammy Winner Pleads Guilty to Evading Taxes After Years of ‘Withdrawal From Society’

A Grammy-winning singer entered a guilty plea today in federal court in Newark, N.J., on three counts of failing to file income tax returns, Reuters reports. Lauryn Hill, known for her Grammy-winning 1998 album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” “pleaded…

On Eve of His Wedding, Alec Baldwin Gets Into Another Fracas With a Photographer — While Other Photogs Snap Away

“30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin let off a little pre-wedding steam this morning at the expense of a photographer outside his apartment in New York’s West Village, the New York Daily News reports. While other photographers and video operators documented…

Supreme Court Will Not Review ‘Wardrobe Malfunction’ Decision

The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it will not review a lower court decision that tossed the FCC’s $550,000 fine against CBS over Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show, according to TheWrap.com. The FCC…

CNN, Fox News and The Huffington Post, Among Others, Screwed Up in Initially Reporting the Supreme Court Decision About the Healthcare Law. Really? It’s Inexcusable. We Have Fun at CNN’s Expense

Yesterday, on Thursday, June 28, 2012, a number of journalists, including ones at CNN, Fox News and The Huffington Post, initially reported, incorrectly, that the U.S. Supreme Court had struck down a key provision of the healthcare law. This provision…

Infomercial Guru Behind Ginsu Knives, Miracle Slicer and Other Products Dies

The infomercial pioneer who introduced television viewers to Ginsu knives has died, reports the Associated Press. Barry Becher was 71. Becher brought TV viewers devices such as the Miracle Slicer and Armourcote Cookware, with TV ads that urged viewers to…

NBC Reportedly Wants to Protect Savannah Guthrie From Wrath of Ann Curry Fans

NBC reportedly wants to protect Savannah Guthrie, the new co-host of "Today," from the wrath of Ann Curry fans who are upset at Curry’s ouster from the show, reports The New York Times’ Media Decoder. Thousands of Ann Curry fans…