April 7, 2012 |
You bring it on yourself, you know. You could just run with the herd. Watch the same shows everyone else does: NCIS, Dancing With the Stars, American Idol, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, and the like. Then you'd be sitting back right now, confident in another year of uninterrupted entertainment. But nooooooooooo. You pride yourself on being just a little bit different. You seek out those broadcast shows that Nielsen couldn't find with a Geiger counter. And as a result you spend this time of year on tenterhooks (not sure what those are, but they sound painful)
August 27, 2011 |
Cue the crickets. We're in one of the TV year's dead zones. It's so slow out there that MTV couldn't find anyone to host its Video Music Awards this weekend. Rather than stare at our navels, let us turn our gazes forward. With the new season fast approaching, I make the following fearless predictions: The winner of Dancing With the Stars will be a professional athlete and not an entertainer (or whatever the likes of David Arquette pass for). It will take only two episodes of Fox's new talent show, The X Factor , for old adversaries Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul to be going for each other's throats.
October 8, 2011 |
Autumn is here and the recently introduced network shows are already falling like, well, like leaves. This week NBC canceled The Playboy Club and Free Agents , while the CW dropped H8R . Do you have any idea how irredeemably awful you have to be to get canceled by the CW? There are infomercials that get better ratings than its prime-time fare. So who's next? Here's your fall TV death watch. A handful of shows are exempt. The sitcoms New Girl , Up All Night , and Whitney already received full season pickups, which is like getting the immunity idol on Survivor . But embracing these series seems almost giddily optimistic.
January 9, 2013 |
Even in its glory days, Monday Night Football on ABC climbed only to fourth in prime-time ratings in the 1998-99 TV season. Some years in the 1970s, Monday Night Football did not even crack the top 20. This year, NBC's lushly produced Sunday Night Football , which opens with country star Faith Hill belting out "I've been waiting all day for Sunday night," is expected to lead broadcast TV with the highest average viewership and...
July 1, 2005 |
He was hailed as an icon of Philadelphia's black community, a groundbreaking radio personality, and an impresario who brought the nation's best rhythm-and-blues artists to the landmark Uptown Theater, and a champion of racial equality and social justice. At a church on a street named for Cecil B. Moore, a civil-rights leader with whom he often collaborated, Georgie Woods was remembered yesterday by about 2,500 people who attended his funeral as, above all else, his radio handle: "The Guy with the Goods.
September 30, 1997 |
She's young. She's smart. She's outtahere. Yesterday was Channel 6 reporter Kristen Sze's last day on the air for WPVI. She's departing for New York City, and a spot as the sole East Coast correspondent for the syndicated show Extra, which airs locally on the competition, WCAU (Channel 10), at 7 p.m. Sze describes the show as "a People magazine on TV," covering feature stories, interesting people, medical developments and, of course, celebrities and their woes (the show was big on Diana's funeral, Versace's murder, and recent fave, the Marv Albert trial-cum-guilty plea)
April 11, 2015 |
Swift says mom is ill Taylor Swift on Thursday shared grave family news: Her mother Andrea Swift has been diagnosed with cancer. Taylor did not specify the type of cancer or prognosis. "I'd like to keep the details of her condition and treatment plans private," the singer, 25, writes on Tumblr. The diagnosis came as a result of Taylor's continued appeals that her doctor-phobic mom get a routine check up. "For Christmas . . . I asked my mom that one of her gifts to me be her going to the doctor," Swift says.
May 20, 2016 |
Wright: Pay or I won't play Robin Wright is awesome as Kevin Spacey 's wife on the Netflix political thriller House of Cards . Yet, like most women in Hollywood, she gets paid less than her male costar. So she threatened to go to the media unless she got equal pay. Wright, 50, spoke Tuesday at a discussion of human rights and equality at the Rockefeller Foundation in New York City. She said she found the situation especially ironic as she plays a woman who is every bit her husband's equal.
March 20, 1986 |
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and director of People United to Save Humanity (PUSH), and a number of CBS executives including Van Gordon Sauter, president of CBS News, and Neal Pilson, executive vice president of the CBS Broadcast Group, met at CBS headquarters in New York on Tuesday to discuss the PUSH boycott of CBS affiliate WBBM-TV in Chicago; the hiring of more minority applicants; and the possible boycott of the other three CBS affiliates, including...
December 18, 2007 |
Anchorwoman Alycia Lane's future with KYW (CBS3) is uncertain after her arrest early Sunday on charges of slugging a plainclothes New York City police officer. The station announced that Lane, 35, would begin a planned two-week, end-of-year vacation a week early, effective yesterday. Her name and image were stripped from station promos, and her work on the station's holiday special, airing tonight, was edited out. Observers say her return to her $700,000-a-year anchor job hinges not only on her legal case - a felony charge of second-degree assault that could take months to resolve - but the court of public opinion.