Daily Archives : Jan 15, 2013

Jessica Simpson Lands Deal for NBC Sitcom

A sitcom project starring Jessica Simpson is in the works at NBC after the network ordered a pilot presentation, Deadline.com reports. “The single-camera project, inspired by Simpson’s life, is based on a pitch developed by Robin and Nick Bakay, with…

ESPN Anchor Faces Cancer Fight

A longtime anchor on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” who has battled cancer in the past said the disease has returned. The New York Daily News reports that Stuart Scott tweeted about the return of the disease Monday night — just before going…

Howard Stern Apologizes for Remarks About ‘Girls’ Star Lena Dunham

“Girls” creator and star Lena Dunham followed up her big night Sunday at the Golden Globes — where she won best comedy series and best actress for the HBO show — with another big event Monday when she received an…

NFL Playoff Broadcasts Delivering Huge Audiences — Even If Some of Them Are Smaller Than Last Year

The NFL’s divisional playoff games delivered massive audiences over the weekend, as expected. But USA Today reports that in some cases the viewership didn’t come up to the levels of last year’s playoffs. In two time slots, ratings were down,…

Video: BBC America Posts First Three Minutes of Its Upcoming Series ‘Ripper Street’

BBC America has posted a sneak peek video on YouTube featuring the first three minutes of its upcoming series “Ripper Street.” The show, an eight-episode period crime drama, is already on the air in the U.K., with its premiere on…

‘Idol’ Feud With Mariah Carey ‘Definitely Isn’t Fake,’ Says Nicki Minaj — and a Recent Exchange Between Minaj and Carey May Prove Her Point

Tensions between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey on “American Idol” got a lot of attention a few months back, with some skeptics saying it was all a stunt to pump up ratings. Not so, says Minaj, Access Hollywood reports, sizing…

ABC Under Attack for Torture Scene in Drama Series

ABC has come under fire for a torture scene that has been described as “graphic and disturbing” in its political drama series “Scandal,” the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports. The watchdog group Parents Television Council is targeting the network…

Everyone Had a Great Time at the Golden Globes, but What About the Other, Much Lower-Key, Hollywood Awards That Took Place a Few Days Earlier?

Those who like to point out that the Golden Globes are the most fun awards show in Hollywood may not have experienced the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, which rival it as an unbuttoned affair where the biggest names in show…

Second ABC News Correspondent Jumps Ship

On the heels of the recent departure of a high-profile correspondent for ABC News, another correspondent is exiting the news division. TVNewser reports that Showtime’s "60 Minutes Sports" has hired away ABC’s Sharyn Alfonsi as a contributor. The move comes…

Video: Oprah Says Armstrong ‘did not come clean in the manner I expected’ During Her Interview With Him. She Also Says They Had Agreed Not to Leak What Happened in Interview, So She Is Surprised Media Was Able to Confirm That Armstrong Confessed to Doping

Oprah Winfrey says that in confessing to doping, former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong “did not come clean in the manner I expected.” Winfrey then added, “We were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers.” Winfrey, who made her remarks…