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Daily Archives : Apr 26, 2011

New ‘Terminator’ Movie To Star, Once Again (!) the Former Governator, is Being Shopped to Studios, Including CBS Films

"He’s baaack!"  writes Mike Fleming at Deadline.com.  Fleming continues, "Arnold Schwarzenegger is attached to star in a rights package that CAA is shopping today that will revive ‘The Terminator’, one of Hollywood’s most iconic scifi franchises. The agency is dropping the…

CW Green Lights First Ever All-Star ‘Top Model,’ as Network Renews Five Series

The CW has given the green light to an all-star edition of "America’s Next Top Model" as it renews five series, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The current series that have been given early renewals for next season are "90210," "Gossip…

Report: Meredith Vieira to Leave ‘Today’ Sooner Than Planned. Report Also Claims to Know Who is Replacing Her

[UPDATED 7:25 PM (PT) on April 26, 2011 to tweak both body copy and headline.] A change is imminent for NBC’s top-rated “Today” show, with news breaking today that Meredith Vieira will be leaving the show well before her contract…

Couric Makes It Official, Announces She’s Leaving ‘CBS Evening News’

Katie Couric has finally put the speculation to rest, announcing officially that she is leaving “CBS Evening News,” People magazine reported. "I have decided to step down from the ‘CBS Evening News,’" she told the publication. "I’m really proud of…

TBS, Debmar Mercury Work Their Magic With Tyler Perry Once More

It’s getting to be a habit. Once again TBS and Debmar Mercury are in business with Tyler Perry. According to an announcement by the cable network, "TBS has ordered 10 episodes of the new series Tyler Perry’s ‘For Better or…

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Stirs Up a Hornet’s Nest With Comment About Gay Anchors

MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow finds herself in the middle of a controversy after comments she made in an interview with The Guardian were interpreted as a reference to CNN’s Anderson Cooper, the L.A. Times reported in its Show Tracker blog….

Video: Paul Reiser Riffs on NBC’s Quick Cancellation of His Show

Paul Reiser, fresh off having the plug pulled on his new NBC sitcom, kept a date with Jay Leno that was set up originally to promote “The Paul Reiser Show,” and used the opportunity to rip NBC for what he…

Phoebe Snow, Singer of 1970s Hit ‘Poetry Man,’ Dead at 58

Singer-songwriter Phoebe Snow, best known for her 1974 song "Poetry Man," died this morning in Edison, N.J., of complications from a brain hemorrhage she suffered more than a year ago, reports FoxNews.com. Snow was popular in the 1970s as a…

Keith Olbermann’s New Show Gets a Surprising Title

The new Keith Olbermann show will debut on Current TV on Monday, June 20, at 8 p.m. ET–with a surprising title, reports our friend Bill Carter at the New York Times’ Media Decoder blog. The show will have the same…

Fox Unveils Scaled-Down Plans for New Jamie Foxx Sketch Comedy Series

Fox’s upcoming sketch comedy series from Jamie Foxx and Affion Crockett will premiere later than previously thought, with fewer episodes initially ordered than previously thought, Deadline.com reports. The show is now set to debut Sunday, Aug. 14, and the initial…