July 3, 2006 |
Tuesday's 2006 BET Awards show scored a 4.92 rating within BET's coverage universe, which translates to 6.6 million TV viewers (4.1 million households). Among African-Americans, the show now stands as the No. 1 cable telecast of all time with 31.94 rating among black households.
June 29, 2015 |
* NURSE JACKIE . 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. Is there another show that's nailed the frustration of loving an addict more than this one? Sunday's series finale, "I Say a Little Prayer," isn't likely to find Jackie Peyton (Edie Falco) living happily ever after. Is it too much to hope, though, that she'll at some point be living one day at a time? * HUMANS . 9 p.m. Sunday, AMC. In this British-American adaptation of a Swedish sci-fi series about a future that includes humanoid robots, William Hurt stars as an aging engineer who's clinging to his outdated "synth.
June 30, 2011 |
Subway ads say it's the official sandwich of Phillies slugger Ryan Howard, swimmer Michael Phelps, speed skater Apolo Ohno, and other star athletes. But not Michael Vick. On Sunday night, however, lots of people apparently got the impression that the sandwich chain was all behind the Eagles quarterback being an honoree on the BET Awards. That's because he won what was called the Subway Sportsman of the Year award (edging out basketballers LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony)
July 12, 2013 |
THIS YEAR'S BET Awards were the first time the general public could purchase tickets for the event, so Clementon, N.J.'s Lawrence Johnson decided to attend. Where's the news here? Johnson happens to look uncannily like Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg ) and proceeded to fool a couple of celebs into believing he was the "Gin and Juice" rapper. The owner of Bermuda Pools and Spas has been impersonating Snoop for about three years, and even performs as a look-alike. His policy is to neither confirm nor deny that he's actually Snoop ("nine times out of 10, people want a picture either way," Johnson said)
July 1, 2014 |
THE BET Awards are the most casual of the awards shows (anything but black tie goes), the most self-promotional (rare was the presenter who didn't a push a TV show, movie or album) and the most sponsored. It seemed as if not a minute went by without seeing a logo or hearing a product placement. Strong on music (auto-tuning and backing tracks allowed) and spectacle, the BET Awards suffer from some of the same problem as the Grammys: In attempting to lure younger viewers, the show makes it seem as if there are no black entertainers over 40 - no singers who don't come out of rap and hip-hop.
May 16, 2014 |
Kelly Rowland weds in secret The rumors are true: Destiny's Child Kelly Rowland , 33, tied the knot with manager Tim Witherspoon before 30 guests in a secret ceremony Friday in Costa Rica, People and RadarOnline report. Boldfacers at the do included Michelle Williams , Solange Knowles, and a Jay Z -free Beyoncé . Hugh Jackman's bod 'n' mind The latest comic-book film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, has a real treat courtesy of Wolverine.
July 1, 2015 |
NBC and Trump part ways Perennial presidential hopeless Donald Trump recently said a mouthful about Mexican immigrants: They are "bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists, and some, I assume, are good people. " Well, the doors have come off the tricycle, to coin a unique phrase. Univision was first to say adiós : It will no longer run Trump's Miss Universe Pageant. Now, NBC (spooked, no doubt, by a 200,000-signature petition to dump Trump) says he's fired.
May 13, 2009 |
Kate Gosselin: Rumors 'disgusting' In a new wrinkle in the tiresome reality-TV marital spat, Kate Gosselin, who juggles her hubby and eight kids for entertainment on TLC's Jon & Kate Plus 8, tells People that rumors she has carried on with family bodyguard Steve Neild "are disgusting, unthinkable, unfathomable" and part of a tabloid smear campaign. This bit of dirt follows reports that Kate's better half, Jon, has had an affair with a 23-year-old schoolteacher. (He denies it.) The New York Daily News says TLC suits are scrambling to find a way for the show to capitalize on the couple's strife.
June 30, 2005 |
Can you still be said to storm the gates if somebody swings them open and invites you in? Live 8 organizers Sir Bob Geldof and Bono, who have called on a million activists to march on next week's G-8 summit at the tiny Gleneagles golf resort near Edinburgh, Scotland, have been asked in for a cuppa and will address economic leaders of the world's eight richest countries. So reported British Web site contactmusic.com yesterday, quoting Geldof: "It is going to happen but we still have to negotiate the when and the how. It will probably be July 6 or 7. "We will say to these eight men sitting at a table to just do this thing.
May 17, 2006 |
Just deserts? Indeed. Annoying Naked Guy, who was annoyingly loutish - and naked - for five weeks+ on the debut edition of Survivor, was sentenced yesterday to 51 months in prison for not letting Uncle Sam wet his beak in the $1 mil he won on the CBS show. U.S. District Judge Ernest Torres told A.N.G. (Richard Hatch) his sentence was longer than expected because Hatch committed perjury during his trial in Providence, R.I. Hatch, 44, who was convicted in January, said he thought CBS would pick up his tax tab. (Which it should, since the much-touted "$1 million prize" amounts to only, like, $600K.