July 1, 2015 |
'When animals attack . . . " is both the name of one of those ridiculous docu-specials Fox used to run, drawing an audience in with salacious footage of nonhumans going berserk, and the premise of Zoo , the adaptation of the James Patterson novel of the same name. Perhaps those Fox specials had more depth than this CBS summer offering, which premieres at 9 p.m. Tuesday. Mad Men 's James Wolk plays Jackson Oz, a guy with the kind of name that exists only in paperback airplane thrillers.
July 1, 2015 |
New management at CBS3 has axed three of the station's biggest on-air names - Beasley Reece, Kathy Orr and Chris May. Just before 2 p.m. Tuesday, "Eyewitness News" anchor May tweeted: "I've anchored my last broadcast at CBS3. Hope to see you all again. " A source close to the station informed me Tuesday that the station's new general manager has been on a mission to "turn things around" because of unsatisfactory ratings, and that people are being let go left and right. A spokeswoman at Channel 3 confirmed for me that May, weatherwoman Kathy Orr and lead sports anchor Beasley Reese are no longer with the station.
May 15, 2015 |
NEW YORK - Bradley Cooper will be back on TV this fall. The Jenkintown native will appear in the series premiere of "Limitless," a new CBS drama inspired by the 2011 movie in which Cooper starred, the network's entertainment president, Nina Tassler, announced yesterday. Cooper is an executive producer on the show and his character will recur, "subject to his availability. " Also back, on a different night: former "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" stars William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger, who'll return Sept.
May 13, 2015 |
'Here comes the nerd squad!" This is how forensic scientist Gil Grissom is greeted as he arrives at a crime scene in the pilot episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in October 2000. Spoken by a couple of macho cavemen cops, the word nerd was meant to be derisory, but Gil wore it as a badge of honor during the nine seasons he was the top nerd on the CBS procedural, a tenure ending in 2009. CSI wasn't unlike most cop shows: Its heroes didn't pack guns and handcuffs, but tweezers and test tubes.
March 28, 2015 |
CBS's Logan back in hospital Lara Logan of 60 Minutes is back in a Washington hospital, the network said Tuesday, for complications from her sexual assault while covering Egypt's political uprising in 2011. Jayoncé buy Philly crib? Um, no . . . Jenny DeHuff of the Daily News reports that Jay-Z and Beyoncé have not , contrary to rumoroids, bought a pricey pad at 500 Walnut, no matter what overheated real-estate reports say. Sounds worth preserving The Library of Congress just announced its annual National Recording Registry inclusions.
March 24, 2015 |
* THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN. 12:37 a.m. weeknights, CBS3. I'M NO statistician, but men named James who were born between 1967 and 1978 seem to have had a slightly better chance than the rest of us to grow up and host an American late-night show. Even if that growing up occurred in Britain. Not that I'm bitter. So what if (at least) 51 percent of the population, U.S. or otherwise, is regularly overlooked when high-paying jobs open up for people named James or Jimmy (or Jay or Jon or Dave or Seth or Conan)
February 26, 2015 |
Bill O'Reilly under fire Bill O'Reilly , accused of telling fibs about his experiences while covering the Falklands War for CBS, must believe that he's the victim of a liberal conspiracy. Why else would the Fox News Channel pundit lash out against mounting evidence that he mischaracterized a postwar protest in Buenos Aires by Argentinians angry that their nation lost the war to Britain. Reilly, who hosts the highest-rated show in cable news, writes in his book No Spin Zone that the demo devolved into a riot in which "many were killed.
February 8, 2015 |
Pennsylvania's Superior Court has breathed new life into the all-but-dead civil suit brought by former CBS3 anchor Alycia Lane against the station and onetime coanchor Larry Mendte. The decision, filed Thursday, clears the way for Lane's case against Mendte and CBS3 to proceed to a trial, and revives a long-running saga with details that have fueled gossip pages and produced reams of legal filings for years. "We're back," Lane's attorney Paul R. Rosen sing-songed in an interview Friday, giving his best Poltergeist impression.
February 5, 2015 |
CBS HAS ADDED a new ingredient to this year's Final Four mix. Onions! That's right, Bill Raftery will join Grant Hill and Jim Nantz to add even more zest to the madness. Raftery, the 71-year-old former La Salle University player and Seton Hall coach, has called the national semifinals and championship games on radio for the past 23 years, but this will be the first time in his legendary career that he does it on television. "I've been there a long time," Raftery told For The Win when asked about the Final Four.
January 19, 2015 |
THERE WAS PLENTY of hand-wringing and eye-rolling in Common Pleas Court yesterday as Judge Gwendolyn Bright and accused serial stalker John Hart snapped at each other during a series of withering exchanges. Imagine what'll happen when Hart's trial actually gets underway next week. Hart, 38, is accused of stalking, harassing and stealing the identity of CBS3 anchor Erika von Tiehl in the wake of a brief, ill-fated relationship in 2011. Judge Bright and Assistant District Attorney Lauren Katona both seemed to expect that the trial would begin yesterday, after a handful of alternate jurors were selected.