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Daily Archives : Sep 15, 2014

Heartbreak Video: Local Anchor Reveals On-Air That He’s Going to Die Soon

A local anchor in Central Illinois has told viewers that he has only months to live, reports UPI. The story says that WCIA-TV anchor Dave Benton, 51, “was diagnosed with glioblastoma last November and said it was then treatable as…

Have Fun Watching a Sexy, Romantic Movie That Was Made for the Silver Screen But Whose Real Magic Is Revealed on the Intimacy of Your TV Screen

Nothing more to say other than please click here to read the recommendation of TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross about the type of movie that — as the cliché goes — they don’t make anymore.

Sarah Palin and Family Reportedly Involved in Brawl

Sarah Palin and her family were reportedly at the center of a brawl that erupted at a party, reports ABC News. Daughter Bristol Palin “was punching [a male partygoer] in the face like six times; it was an assault if…

Comedian Says She Was Told CBS Was ‘Not Considering Females’ for Late-Night Role

A popular comedian who says she was interested in the CBS late-night spot being vacated by Craig Ferguson indicated the network was closed to the idea of a female taking the job. The Associated Press reports that Kathy Griffin told…

Veteran TV Writer and Director, Co-Creator of ‘Barney Miller,’ Dead at 84

A longtime television writer, director and producer is dead at 84. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Theodore J. Flicker, who co-created the hit ABC cop sitcom “Barney Miller,” died Friday at his home in Santa Fe. His wife, Barbara Flicker,…

The Weather Channel May Go Up for Sale

The private equity firms that own The Weather Channel may be looking to sell the network, reports Bloomberg. The owners have talked with investment banks JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Goldman Sachs Group about a possible sale, the story notes,…

‘SNL’ Actress Responds to Being Booted From Weekend Update Chair

The “Saturday Night Live” regular who is being replaced as one of the anchors of the show’s Weekend Update segment says she’s “genuinely happy” about the change. Deadline.com reports that Cecily Strong talked about the move in an Instagram post….

Another Tragic September Anniversary

Besides marking the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, this month marks the one-year anniversary of an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group’s attack on a shopping mall in Kenya, which left 71 people dead and hundreds wounded. A new…

‘SNL’ Continues Lineup Changes, Adds New Featured Player

The lineup shuffle continues for NBC late-night comedy staple “Saturday Night Live.” After moving comedian Michael Che into one of the “Weekend Update” co-anchor chairs, as we reported last week, the show has added a new featured player. Variety reports:…

ABC Comedy Project Continues the ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’ Story — With Two of the Franchise’s Top Stars

ABC has given a script commitment with a penalty to a project featuring two stars of the “National Lampoon’s Vacation” franchise, Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports. The comedy features Chase and D’Angelo playing a…