Daily Archives : Nov 26, 2013

Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Warren Beatty, Harrison Ford, Jodie Foster, Spielberg and Scorsese Have All Showed Up to Accept the Golden Globes’ Most Prestigious Award. But This Year’s Winner, Reportedly, Won’t Show Up. Huh?

This seems bizarre. Usually the winner of the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille award for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment" makes it a point to accept the award in person when it’s presented at the annual broadcast of the…

Dan Rather, JFK, Edward R. Murrow and the Business of TV News, Part 3: Is a Dream a Lie If It Don’t Come True or Is It Something Worse?

[Today's entry is the final part of our series that we began last Friday. It ends as it began, with Dan Rather. We started our longish -- yet still abbreviated -- journey through the history of CBS News with documentaries...

CBS News Reporter and Producer Placed on Leave of Absence Over Flawed Benghazi Report

A CBS News reporter who came under fire for a "60 Minutes" report on the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, has gone on a leave of absence, Reuters reports. Says the story, "CBS…

Popular TV Star Suffers Second ‘Mini-Stroke’

A television actor who starred on a popular comedy series for seven seasons in the 2000s has suffered his second "mini-stroke." EW.com reports that Frankie Muniz, who played the title role in Fox’s "Malcolm in the Middle," tweeted about his…

Alec Baldwin and MSNBC Part Company

MSNBC and Alec Baldwin, who has been hosting "Up Late" on the cable channel, have come to what’s being called a "mutual parting," with the actor’s show pulled from the network’s schedule for good, USA Today reports. The move comes…

‘Idol’ Producers Fight Back Against Lawsuit

The producers of the Fox singing competition "American Idol" fought back in court over a lawsuit against the show, filing a motion to dismiss the racial discrimination suit and arguing that its claims of racism can’t, in their words, "be…

NBC Pulls Off a Ratings Achievement It Hasn’t Done in 10 Years

NBC is touting a ratings achievement it hasn’t pulled off since 2003. The Peacock Network announced that it won the November sweeps in the key 18-49 demo, marking the second consecutive November sweeps win for NBC. It was the first…

NBC Wins the November Sweep in 18-49

Press release from NBC, Nov. 26, 2013: NBC has won its second consecutive November sweep in adults 18-49, marking the first time in 10 years, since 2002 and 2003, that NBC has won two November sweeps in a row, according…

Comedic Actor Dies After Killing Deer

A comedic actor known for his work on a seminal TV sketch comedy series has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jay Leggett, known for his appearances on Fox’s “In Living Color,” died of natural causes at 50. Leggett reportedly…

HBO Being Pressured to Dump Bill Maher’s Show

HBO and its corporate owner Time Warner are under pressure to kick Bill Maher off the air, reports Newsday’s a.m. New York. The Catholic League is putting the heat on after becoming incensed over recent remarks by guest Dan Savage,…