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Daily Archives : Oct 20, 2010

Ellen DeGeneres Extends Pact With Warner Bros. TV

Warner Bros. announced Wednesday that daytime talk star Ellen DeGeneres has extended her relationship with the Warner Bros. Television Group, signing an exclusive multiyear pact with the company. Under the terms of the deal, Degeneres and her production company, A…

Intervention in Retrans Impasse Gains Traction in D.C.; Kerry Has Bill Ready

Federal legislators have been expressing frustration at the continuing retransmission dispute between Cablevision and Fox, and that frustration is quickly developing into action, according to Radio Business Report. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., reportedly has readied a draft of legislation to…

1950s Screen Star Kim Novak Has Cancer

Kim Novak, one of the top film stars of the 1950s and early 1960s, has been diagnosed with breast cancer, reports People magazine. The 77-year-old actress, famous for appearing in the 1958 Alfred Hitchcock film "Vertigo," is expected to overcome…

‘Real Housewives of NJ’ Star Wants Equal Pay–But Definitions of ‘Equal’ Are Not Equal

Whether or not Teresa Giudice returns for another season of Bravo’s "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" may come down to dollars and cents, according to PopEater.com. Reportedly, Giudice has not been receiving the same compensation for her work on…

Obama Schedules Appearance on Cable Show, But Once Again, It’s Not on a News Channel

President Barack Obama has been booked as a guest on a cable talk show, TVNewser reports, and it will be the first time a sitting U.S. president has appeared on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” In anticipation of the "Rally…

Strong Start for CBS’s New Daytime Talker

The new afternoon talk show on CBS, "The Talk," began broadcasting Monday and initial numbers are robust, reports TV Guide. The first show attracted 2.25 million total viewers, and in the women 18-49 demographic it was up 22% over last…

NFL Investigating Whether ESPN Asked Coaches to Call Timeouts During ‘Monday Night Football’ Telecast

In the “Monday Night Football” game between the Tennessee Titans and the Jacksonville Jaguars, ESPN may have asked the coaches to call timeouts in order to fit in more commercials, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In a post-game press conference,…

Facebook Founder Says ‘Social Network’ Got Almost Everything Wrong–With One Big Exception

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says the hit movie “Social Network” got just about everything wrong about him, but the filmmakers really nailed it on one key point, the Telegraph reports. So what did the movie get right? His clothes. "It’s…

Two New Animated Pilots Ordered by Fox

Two new animated pilot presentations have been ordered by Fox, one from Brad Neely about ill-equipped godparents and a second about a 12-year-old boy who splits his time between his divorced parents’ homes, Joe Adalian reports in New York Magazine’s…

With KCET-TV Leaving PBS, Los Angeles-Area KOCE-TV Says It’ll Pick up ‘Masterpiece’

PBS said that Los Angeles-area viewers will still be able to watch "Masterpiece" on Sunday evenings, after KCET-TV said it’ll leave the PBS system on Jan. 1, 2011, and also pushed "Masterpiece" to Thursdays to air a Sunday movie night,…