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Daily Archives : Aug 10, 2012

Writer Bret Easton Ellis Stirs Controversy With Comments About Potential ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Actor

Novelist Bret Easton Ellis stepped into a controversy this week with a series of tweets focused on what Easton Ellis sees as a problem with actor Matt Borner potentially being cast in a film version of the bestseller “Fifty Shades…

Olympics Numbers Down as Football Shakes Things Up

NBC’s ratings for Olympics coverage were down Thursday night, with the three hours of prime-time coverage slipping to a 6.8 average rating in the key 18-49 demo in Nielsen overnights. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that preseason NFL action in a number of…

More Antics From Joan Rivers in Aftermath of Her Getting Booted From Costco

Joan Rivers apparently thought it was time to generate some headlines. After being escorted out of Costco by a police officer, as previously reported, she has been keeping herself in the news, this time with a war of words with…

Political Spending on TV Spots Surges

Spending on political TV ads soared during July, with markets in the Midwest in particular reaping the rewards, Deadline.com reports. “Political pros took a keen interest in July in markets including Zanesville, Ohio; Sioux City and Davenport, Iowa; Charlottesville, Virginia;…

MSNBC Slates Documentaries on Obama and Romney

In the runup to the Republican and Democratic conventions, MSNBC will present two documentaries about the presidential candidates, reports TVNewser.com. "Mitt Romney: The Making of a Candidate" will be hosted by Chuck Todd, while Chris Matthews will host "Barack Obama:…

In an Uneasy Reunion, Ann Curry and Matt Lauer Meet During Live Olympics Broadcast

In a reunion that was "not entirely without tension," former "Today" co-host Ann Curry appeared with her ex-colleague Matt Lauer in a live NBC broadcast Thursday from the Olympics, the Los Angeles Times reports. Curry, who was pushed out from…

Popular 1990s Sitcom Is a Surprise Hit Among Detainees at Guantanamo Bay

The 168 captives in their second decade of U.S. detention in Guantanamo Bay have a new favorite entertainment: watching episodes of the 1990s Will Smith comedy series "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," reports the Miami Herald. A librarian for the…

Emmy-Winning Director and Producer Dies — Credits Included the 1971 Feature ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’

The director of the 1971 Gene Wilder musical "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" has died, the New York Daily News reports. Mel Stuart was 83. According to Stuart’s daughter Madeline, her father died Thursday night in his Los Angeles…

Celebrity Couple’s Reunion Highlights ‘Mother of All Roasts’

Comedy Central is making no secret about the surprise twist in its latest roast — touting the appearance by the roastee’s estranged celebrity spouse in promos for the program. If you want the inside scoop ahead of Sunday’s telecast, click…

Joan Rivers Makes a Scene at Costco

In an incident that will likely be a scene in an upcoming episode of WE tv’s "Joan & Melissa," comedian Joan Rivers handcuffed herself to a shopping cart at a Los Angeles Costco to protest the superstore not having her…