Daily Archives : Jan 30, 2013

He Couldn’t Resist: Oscar Winner and Two-Time Golden Globe Winner to Host ‘SNL’ for First Time

An Oscar-winning actor — who has also won two Golden Globe Awards — will host "Saturday Night Live" for the first time on Feb. 16, 2013, reports The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed blog. The actor is Christoph Waltz, who just won…

Taps for the Boogie Woogie Bugle Girl: Last Living Sister of the Best-Selling Female Group in Pop Music History Dies

The last living sister of the best-selling female group in pop music history has died.  The lead singer of the Andrews Sisters, Patty Andrews, has died at age 94 in Los Angeles, USA Today reports. According to the story, the…

CBS Confirms Plans to Wrap ‘How I Met Your Mother’ — Including the Big Reveal, Finally

All the contracts have been worked out and the fate of the CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" is sealed, Deadline.com reports. The series will be back for a ninth season, which will be the show’s last. Season nine…

One of the Best-Kept Trivia Secrets in Show Biz Is Revealed: Whose Leg Is It on the Poster for ‘The Graduate’?

One of the most famous legs in the history of movies, Mrs. Robinson’s on the poster for the 1967 movie “The Graduate,” belonged not to Anne Bancroft, who played Mrs. Robinson in the film, but to another actress — Linda…

Tough Night for NBC as Two Series Sink to Season Lows — Again

NBC had a difficult time in the ratings Tuesday night, based on Nielsen overnights, with two of its series slipping to season lows in the key 18-49 demo, TVbytheNumbers.com reports. Both “Go On” and “The New Normal” hit new lows…

Conflict Over HBO’s ‘Newsroom’ Makes Aaron Sorkin Disappear From ‘Houdini’ Project

Aaron Sorkin’s ("The West Wing") effort to make his debut as a librettist on Broadway as a part of the musical based on the life of magician Harry Houdini has been derailed by his HBO series "The Newsroom," reports Deadline.com….

British Period Drama Gets Another Season

A British period drama has been renewed for a second season, reports B&C. Returning in 2014 with eight new episodes will be BBC America’s “Ripper Street.” The show is set in the era of Jack the Ripper. The series debuted…

Producers Guild Joins the ‘Argo’ Chorus — and Lavishes More Honors on TV’s Best

Chris Terrio did an excellent job writing the screenplay for "Argo," for which he’s been nominated for an Oscar, and he could probably write a pretty good story about the drama itself coming from behind to take frontrunner status after…

ABC Greenlights ‘Bet on Your Baby’

ABC has given a series order to a new prime-time game show, “Bet on Your Baby,” Deadline.com reports. The network has reportedly ordered eight episodes of the show. “Hosted by Melissa Peterman, co-star of the ABC Family comedy ‘Baby Daddy,’…

Producers Guild Honors the Year’s Best Work in Film, TV

As part of the runup to the Oscars — which has seen Ben Affleck’s “Argo” gain what may be unstoppable momentum — the Producers Guild of America added its voice to the chorus of praise for the movie. The producers…