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Daily Archives : Mar 4, 2011

David Arquette In Head-On Car Collision in W. Hollywood, Not Wearing Seat Belt. He Was Taken to a Hospital With What Law Enforcement Officials Said Were Minor to Moderate Injuries, But Arquette Says He’s Fine

Actor David Arquette was rushed to a hospital this afternoon after being in a head-on car collision, but he says he’s fine, TMZ says in two   separate reports. In saying he was OK, TMZ said Arquette tweeted, "I got into…

Top Lifetime Programming Executive Leaving

Lifetime is losing its top programming executive, Deadline.com reports. It’s executive vice president of entertainment JoAnn Alfano. According to the story, by Nellie Andreeva, "Alfano, former head of Lorne Michaels’ production company Broadway Video and head of comedy at NBC,…

Today’s Must Read: The Story of Brett Butler is Disquietly Similar to What’s Happening with Charlie Sheen

A hit sitcom created by Chuck Lorre. The star of the sitcom becomes an addict. Clashes between the star and Lorre.. The show has several shutdowns as the star seeks help. Finally the show is cancelled despite the fact the network still…

Another Top NBC Exec Exits as Shakeout Continues

Another NBC executive is packing his bags as part of the shakeout under new boss Bob Greenblatt, Deadline.com reports. The network’s longtime scheduling chief, Mitch Metcalf, is the latest casualty. His departure follows that of Angela Bromstad in February. Lisa…

Sheen’s Surprise Defense Against Accusations of Anti-Semitism: He’s Jewish; Also, the Actor Is Headed to Haiti With Sean Penn to Do Charity Work

Charlie Sheen continued his whirlwind media tour Friday, calling “Access Hollywood Live” to, among other things, answer recent accusations of anti-Semitism with the unexpected revelation that he’s Jewish. “My mom is Jewish,” said the star of “Two and a Half…

Houston Man Arrested in Online Sports Piracy Case

Authorities have arrested Houston-area resident Bryan McCarthy, the man behind channelsurfing.net, a website that allegedly streamed sports and pay-per-view events illegally, earning more than $90,000 in ad revenue, reports the AP. McCarthy’s site was allegedly making NFL games, wrestling matches…

Sheen-Mueller Dispute to Be Aired on Paris Hilton Reality Show

Charlie Sheen’s estranged wife, Brooke Mueller, will appear soon with Paris Hilton on the new Oxygen reality show "The World According to Paris," reports Popeater.com. Mueller has reportedly already filmed material for the show, including scenes that involve her recent…

Wow! ‘American Idol’ Breaks 4-Year Ratings Record for a Thursday

"American Idol,’ on Thursday, March 3, 2011, had the highest ratings of any show on a Thursday night–on any network–in four years, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The story, by our friend Marissa Guthrie, said, "With virtually the entire broadcast lineup…

Now Denise Richards Doesn’t Want the Two Daughters She Had with Charlie Sheen Near Him

Denise Richards doesn’t want her two daughters near Charlie Sheen because she allegedly thinks it’s too risky, TMZ is reporting. The story says that Richards allegedly believes her 6-year-old and 5-year-old girls would be placed at risk. The story also notes…

What’s the Secret to Apple’s iPad Success? One Analyst Says the Company Has Bought Up Key Components

The secret to Apple’s iPad success may not just lie in its design and software, but in the way Apple prices the device and sources components, making it harder for rivals to compete, Bloomberg reports, citing an analyst report. The…