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CBS Wins Weekly Ratings Race Thanks to Super Bowl

CBS Wins Weekly Ratings Race Thanks to Super Bowl

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It’s not difficult to guess which primetime program had the highest ratings for the week ending Sunday.”Sunday” is the key word there, as in, “Super Bowl Sunday.”  As previously announced, CBS’ broadcas…

Super Bowl Ratings Drop from Last Year’s Record Audience

Super Bowl Ratings Drop from Last Year’s Record Audience

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Sunday’s Super Bowl broadcast did not set a ratings record, but CBS should still be pleased with the number of viewers it pulled in for the big game.Nielsen says an estimated 108.41 million viewers tuned in …

Oscar Nominees Gather for Luncheon

Oscar Nominees Gather for Luncheon

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) — A luncheon honoring this year’s Oscar nominees was held in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Monday.  Also there was the year’s most notable snub: Ben Affleck.Of course, Affleck said all the right thin…

“Smash,” Featuring Guest Star Jennifer Hudson, Returns Tuesday Night

“Smash,” Featuring Guest Star Jennifer Hudson, Returns Tuesday Night

Eric Liebowitz/NBC(NEW YORK) — NBC’s Smash kicks off its second season Tuesday night with a two-hour episode, beginning at 9 p.m. Eastern time.The series will continue to follow the crew and stars involved in the fictional, Marilyn Monroe-themed music…

Will Ferrell Stars in Super Bowl Ad that Virtually No One Saw Live

Will Ferrell Stars in Super Bowl Ad that Virtually No One Saw Live

Peter Kramer/NBC(NEW YORK) — The celebrity who had the most awkward kiss in a Super Bowl commercial this year: Bar Refaeli, who engaged in a prolonged smooch with a nerd in a GoDaddy.com spot.  The runner-up: Will Ferrell, in an ad for Old Milwau…

Fox Developing Celebrity Version of “The Swan”

Fox Developing Celebrity Version of “The Swan”

Hemera/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Fox television has reportedly decided to resurrect its 2004 plastic surgery makeover series The Swan with a new two-hour celebrity special set to air later this year.Deadline.com reports names being mentioned for possi…

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network Slapped with Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network Slapped with Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

ABC/Lou Rocco(LOS ANGELES) — Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network has been sued by a former employee who claims she is the victim of sex and pregnancy discrimination. Carolyn Hommel alleges in a lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court that she was r…

“Puppy Bowl” Returns This Sunday on Animal Planet

“Puppy Bowl” Returns This Sunday on Animal Planet

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If football isn’t your thing, you can still watch the other big game taking place Super Bowl Sunday, on Animal Planet: Puppy Bowl IX. For those of you who’ve never watched the Puppy Bowl before, it’s a pet-friendly s…

“30 Rock” Airs Finale

“30 Rock” Airs Finale

Art Streiber/NBC(NEW YORK) — After seven seasons, NBC’s award-winning but ratings-challenged comedy 30 Rock signed off Thursday night with a one-hour finale.The finale featured Tina Fey’s Liz Lemon struggling to make the transition from employed TV pr…

“30 Rock” Ends Seven-Season Run Thursday Night

“30 Rock” Ends Seven-Season Run Thursday Night

NBC/Jessica Miglio(NEW YORK) — After seven seasons, NBC’s award-winning but ratings-challenged comedy 30 Rock signs off Thursday night with a one-hour finale.Tina Fey’s Liz Lemon struggles to make the transition from employed TV producer to stay-at-ho…

CBS Confirms “How I Met Your Mother” Will Return for One More Season

CBS Confirms “How I Met Your Mother” Will Return for One More Season

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In 2014, we will finally learn how he met the mother.CBS on Wednesday confirmed it is bringing back its sitcom How I Met Your Mother for a ninth and final season, which will begin next fall.The Emmy-nominated series has b…

“Argo,” Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence Winners at SAG Awards

“Argo,” Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence Winners at SAG Awards

Mark Davis/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Argo is on a roll this awards season.  Ben Affleck’s thriller picked up another major award Sunday night at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, held at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.
Ar…

New Season of “Dallas” Premieres Monday, Will Honor Larry Hagman

New Season of “Dallas” Premieres Monday, Will Honor Larry Hagman

Peter Larsen/WireImage(NEW YORK) — The second season of TNT’s Dallas update premieres Monday night at 9 p.m. Eastern time.One of the show’s stars, Larry Hagman, passed away last November, after filming five episodes of the new season.  His charac…

Matt Damon Kidnaps Jimmy Kimmel, Hijacks His Show

Matt Damon Kidnaps Jimmy Kimmel, Hijacks His Show

ABC/RANDY HOLMES(LOS ANGELES) — On Thursday night’s installment of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Matt Damon finally got even after years of being reportedly “bumped” by the host. 
He bound and gagged Jimmy Kimmel and then proceeded to take over the s…

Robin Roberts Returns to “GMA” Set for First Time for Test Run

Robin Roberts Returns to “GMA” Set for First Time for Test Run

Ida Mae Astute/ABC(NEW YORK) — Robin Roberts made a much anticipated return to the Times Square Studio of ABC’s Good Morning America for a behind-the-scenes test run Thursday morning. Roberts arrived at the studio at 5 a.m. after waking at 3:45 a.m.&n…

Obama’s Second Inauguration Draws 20.6 Million Viewers

Obama’s Second Inauguration Draws 20.6 Million Viewers

The White House(NEW YORK) — Monday’s presidential inauguration wasn’t the ratings draw that President Obama’s first swearing-in ceremony, in 2009, was.The Nielsen Company says an estimated 20.6 million people watched Obama’s inauguration, held in Wash…

“American Idol” Recap: Nicki Minaj’s On-Set Meltdown During NC Auditions

“American Idol” Recap: Nicki Minaj’s On-Set Meltdown During NC Auditions

Brad Barket/PictureGroup(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Nicki Minaj’s rant on the set of American Idol made headlines this past summer, and Wednesday night’s Idol broadcast from the Charlotte, N.C., auditions revealed what got Minaj so upset.It all started as the…

Report: Lance Armstrong Offered Spot on “Dancing with the Stars”

Report: Lance Armstrong Offered Spot on “Dancing with the Stars”

Michael Stewart/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Lance Armstrong may no longer be able to compete in the Tour de France in the wake of his admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs, but he apparently can still contend, if he chooses, for the Danci…

‘Burst Blood Vessel’ Stops LeAnn Rimes from Singing on “Kimmel”

‘Burst Blood Vessel’ Stops LeAnn Rimes from Singing on “Kimmel”

Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — LeAnn Rimes’ planned performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday evening was apparently pulled at the last minute because, according to the host, the singer burst a blood vessel in her vocal cords.Rimes did sit dow…

Mark-Paul Gosselaar Teases “Saved by the Bell” Reunion

Mark-Paul Gosselaar Teases “Saved by the Bell” Reunion

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Pull out your oversized cellphone and call your friends: there may be a Saved by the Bell reunion.Perhaps it’s a pipe dream, but Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who played Zack Morris on the early ’90s sitcom, has le…

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