Daily Archives : Aug 14, 2013

Controversy: Local Cable TV News Channel in San Diego Makes Parody of Robin Thicke Video. The Parody Calls for San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, Who Has Been Accused by 14 Women of Sexual Harassment, to Resign. See the Video and Read Why It’s Controversial

"Robin Thicke’s summer pop hit is called ‘Blurred Lines,’ and journalism critics say that’s exactly what they see in a music video parody that uses dancing T.V. news starlets to take a shot at Bob Filner, the San Diego mayor…

Breaking Bad for Young People: CVS Drugstores Wants to Prevent Them From Tapping Into Their Inner Walter White

CVS, the largest drugstore chain in the country, has some bad breaking news for young people. Especially young people who might be trying to channel their inner Walter White. "Photo identification will now be required to buy nail polish remover…

‘Bachelor’ Contestant, 29, Dies in New Orleans — Her Death Is Being Called a Suicide

Updated at 2:54 p.m. PT on Aug. 14, 2013, to include TMZ report on cause of death. A contestant from Season 14 of ABC’s "The Bachelor" died today in a New Orleans hospital. E! News reports that Gia Allemand, a…

Michelle Obama to Release a Hip-Hop Album — Here’s the First Video

First lady Michelle Obama plans to release a hip-hop album, Time magazine reports. But the report adds: "You won’t hear her dropping any rhymes." "In her continuing efforts to fight childhood obesity through her ‘Let’s Move!’ campaign, the first lady…

Tuesday Ratings: NBC Gets By on ‘Talent’ Alone

NBC aired just one fresh program in Tuesday’s prime-time lineup, but it was easily enough to lift the Peacock Network to a win for the night against depleted competition, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo. TVbytheNumbers.com reports…

Is the Wait for ‘Downton Abbey’ Driving You Crazy? Here’s the Scoop on Season 4

We won’t reveal the spoilers unless you click through … but we have some juicy tidbits about the upcoming season 4 of the PBS period hit "Downton Abbey." TVWeek Open Mic blogger Hillary Atkin went to the Television Critics Association…

In Case the Wait for ‘Downton Abbey’ Is Driving You Crazy … Here Are a Few Tidbits About Season 4

Don’t read any further if you want to avoid any spoilers for the upcoming Season 4 of “Downton Abbey.” If that’s the case, you’ll also have to wall yourself off for the next five months until the hit British drama…

Two Prestigious Publications — CNET and Consumer Reports — Say This New TV Is a ‘Game Changer.’ But Will Joe and Joanna Consumer Agree?

Two prestigious publications are using the words "game changer"  about a new TV set. But the big question is will consumers agree? The last big innovation in TV sets was 3D, and those sets have not been embraced in a…

NBC’s New Tina Fey Project

NBC is embarking on a new comedy project with Tina Fey. Deadline.com reports that the "30 Rock" creator and co-showrunner Robert Carlock have sold a female-focused workplace project to the network. While it’s similar to "30 Rock" in that it’s…

Change Is in the Works for the Emmys Next Year

A change is in store for the Emmy Awards in 2014. According to The Hollywood Reporter the ceremony, which usually airs in September, will shift to August next year to avoid a conflict with NBC’s "Sunday Night Football." The TV…