Daily Archives : Aug 9, 2013

Friday Night Fun: I Recommend a Must-See Movie on TV That 50 Years Ago Received One of Worst Reviews Ever Given by The New York Times. Plus, One of the Funniest Anecdotes About Movies I’ve Ever Heard

If you’re intrigued by the headline above, please click here to read what movie TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross is talking about–plus that anecdote he refers to…

Tonight I Recommend a Must-See Movie on TV That 50 Years Ago Received One of Worst Reviews Ever Given by The New York Times. Plus, One of the Funniest Movie Anecdotes I’ve Ever Heard

I remember it as if it was yesterday. When I was nine-years-old I took the Greyhound bus for the first time—and took it alone–as my parents put me on the bus in Santa Monica to visit my grandfather in Oxnard,…

‘Big Brother’ Matches Its Season High, Carries CBS to Ratings Win

CBS’s "Big Brother" equaled its high for the season Thursday night, lifting CBS to a nightly win in the broadcast ratings, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that the reality show delivered a 2.5 average…

Former Model Settles Lawsuit Over ‘Mad Men’ Title Sequence

A lawsuit over the title sequence to AMC’s hit drama series "Mad Men" has been settled. The Hollywood Reporter’s Hollywood, Esq. reports that model Gita Hall May settled her suit against Lionsgate Entertainment over briefly showing her during the show’s…

Joy Behar Exits ‘The View,’ Fires a Four-Letter Shot at Harry Reasoner on Her Way Out the Door

Joy Behar was never expected to go quietly. The 16-year veteran co-host got in one last shot before departing "The View," and she made it count, dropping a carefully aimed F-bomb on veteran newsman Harry Reasoner, the New York Daily…

Amanda Bynes Has Her Forced Hospital Stay Extended; Mom Gets Conservatorship

Actress Amanda Bynes will remain involuntarily confined in a mental hospital for an additional 30 days after a judge extended her hospitalization for a second time today, the Los Angeles Times reports. "Bynes has been involuntarily hospitalized since late July…

Video: First Trailer for New ‘Homeland’ Season

After leaving viewers in suspense with a second season that ended in a bang — literally, with an attack on a CIA memorial service — Showtime has released a three-minute clip previewing the upcoming third season of its drama hit…

MSNBC Building Prime-Time Talk Show Around a Familiar — and Controversial — TV Actor

MSNBC is creating a prime-time talk show for an actor who has been a fixture on television in recent years — and who has attracted his share of headlines and controversy surrounding his off-air escapades. Mediaite reports that the cable…

Al Jazeera America Hires Former NBC News Anchor

Al Jazeera America continued what TVNewser calls its "string of big splashy hires" with its announcement that the cable news channel has hired former "NBC Nightly News" weekend anchor John Seigenthaler. Seigenthaler worked for NBC News for 11 years, reporting…

‘American Masters’ Filmmaker Dead at 67

A filmmaker whose work for the PBS series "American Masters" focused on celebrities including Marilyn Monroe and James Dean, has died, The New York Times reports. Gail Levin was 67. Levin died of complications from metastatic breast cancer, her brother…