Daily Archives : Jun 19, 2014

When Rock ‘n Roll Was Young He Wrote Some of Its Most Memorable Lyrics. More Than 50 of the Songs — Many Written With His Ex-Wife, Carole King, Became Top 40 Hits. Gerry Goffin Dead at 75

"Gerry Goffin, 75, a prolific and multi-dimensional lyricist who with his then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote such hits as 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow,' ''(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,' ''Up on the Roof' and 'The…

Truck That Hit Tracy Morgan’s Limo Was Speeding, Government Report Says

The truck that rear-ended comedian Tracy Morgan's limo was speeding, and its driver was approaching federal limits on how long he could be behind the wheel, according to a preliminary report issued by the National Transportation Safety Board, CNN reports….

Fox Racks Up Prime-Time Win as Competition Program Hits a Season High

Fox had an easy time of it in the competition for broadcast ratings Wednesday night, rolling to a comfortable win in the key 18-49 demo against mostly repeat programming, TVbytheNumbers.com reports. Based on Nielsen overnights, Fox averaged a 1.7 rating…

Billy Bob Thornton: The Whole Bloody Truth About FX’s ‘Fargo’

Billy Bob Thornton sat down recently for a detailed discussion of the FX series "Fargo," which just wrapped up its 10-episode run. Thornton, who plays hitman Lorne Malvo in the project, talked at length about the challenges of following up…

New ‘Unauthorized’ Lifetime Movie Goes Behind the Scenes of Popular Sitcom

Lifetime is locking down plans for a TV movie that promises to take an "Unauthorized" look at the goings-on behind the scenes of the popular 1990s sitcom "Saved by the Bell." The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed reports that the cable…

Latinos Remain Underrepresented on TV

Even though Latinos make up 17% of the U.S. population, there’s been hardly a budge in their representation on television, and Latino roles tend to fall into stereotypes, reports The New York Times, citing a study from Columbia University’s Center…

Billy Bob Thornton: The Whole Bloody Truth About FX’s ‘Fargo’

The 1996 Coen brothers film “Fargo” made about $60 million at the box office — its production budget was $7 million — and won two Academy Awards, for best original screenplay and best actress for its star, Frances McDormand. Over…

Queen of England to Visit ‘Game of Thrones’ Set

Queen Elizabeth II will visit the “Game of Thrones” set during her tour of Northern Ireland this month, reports Time, which asks whether the British monarch has heard that “when you play the game of thrones, you win or you…

Chelsea Handler Lands on Netflix, Set to ‘Revolutionize’ Late-Night Talk

Chelsea Handler, who recently announced that she will end the eight-year run of her E! talk show — and who was the subject of numerous rumors about the rapidly changing late-night talk landscape — is headed to Netflix. MTV.com reports…

A Television News Institution Gets a New Owner

A program that has become an institution in TV news is getting a new owner. Writing in The New York Times, Elizabeth Jensen reports that Washington, D.C., public broadcaster WETA will take control of "PBS NewsHour" July 1 from its…