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Roeper Becomes As Famous As Stars He Reviews

Chicago Sun-Times critic Richard Roeper writes today about his cameo appearance on HBO's ENTOURAGE this Sunday -- as himself reviewing the movie Medellin . It was, he writes, the culmination of eight years as a...

Letterman Predicts Leno Will Remain On Tonight

David Letterman, who bolted NBC when he was passed over to succeed Johnny Carson on the Tonight show, has suggested that NBC brass may have had his example in mind when they agreed to hand...

Winfrey Remains Top-paid Tv Personality

No one comes close to rivaling Oprah Winfrey as the highest paid talk-show personality. In the latest Forbes magazine list, Winfrey holds the top spot with $275 million a year, nearly four times the amount...

Bernie Mac Dies Aged 50

actor and comedian Bernie Mac has died at the age of 50.The Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor was admitted to hospital last week and died early this morning due to complications arising from pneumonia,...

By on 09 August 2008

Abc's Nightline Shows Growing Strength

Suggesting that ABC may want to think twice before paying Jay Leno gazillions to take over its 11:30 p.m. time period when he leaves the Tonight show next year, its relatively low-budget Nightline managed to...

Late Night Update: Fallon To Replace O'brien

Officially introduced Monday as the successor to Conan O'Brien on NBC's Late Night when O'Brien moves over to the Tonight show next year, Jimmy Fallon joked that his elementary school principal, Mr. Nostradamus, had listed...

Hilton Makes Second Return To Letterman

PARIS HILTON jumped at the chance to make a fresh start with U.S. talk-show host DAVID LETTERMAN - because she has so many products to sell. The socialite was humiliated when the late-night TV presenter...

Nightline Beats Leno, Letterman With Obama Interview

Making his first appearance on television since his much-lauded speech on race relations, Sen. Barack Obama helped push ratings for ABC's Nightline over those for The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and The Late Show...

Carrey Goes Naked On Letterman

JIM CARREY shocked fans on DAVID LETTERMAN's late night talk show on Monday (10Mar08), when he showed up in a bathrobe and then stripped naked. The comedian performed a skit pretending he'd forgotten about the...

Leno: Let The Wooing Begin

Executives of Sony Pictures Television have let it be known that they are prepared to make a lucrative offer to Jay Leno in November, when he is permitted to enter negotiations regarding his future plans,...

Late-night Comedy Shows Unaffected By Strike

An Associated Press review of the ratings of the late-night comedy shows during the period of the writers strike has revealed that the strike had little effect. In fact Stephen Colbert's audience actually rose 6...

Late Night Hosts In Marx Bros. Feud

Reminiscent of the feuds between Jack Benny and Fred Allen during the "golden age of radio" when a silly disagreement between the two comics would begin on Benny's show and then carry on to Allen's,...

Super Bowl Nabs Giant Ratings -- But No Record

The New York Giants' stunning upset defeat of the New England Patriots averaged a 46.4 rating and a 67 share in the Nielsen overnights between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Sunday. The Fox telecast recorded...

Letterman Apologises To Hilton

U.S. chat show host DAVID LETTERMAN publicly apologised to PARIS HILTON on Friday night (01Feb08) for hurting her feelings during an infamous 2007 interview. The late-night TV presenter upset the socialite when he grilled her...

Wga Signs Interim Deals

The striking Writers' Guild of America (WGA) has reached a deal with two more film studios as hopes grow of a close to the lengthy industrial action.Independent film producer Lionsgate and Marvel studio have signed...

By on 25 January 2008

'Unemployed' Willis Joins Letterman's Band

BRUCE WILLIS has found an unlikely employer in lieu of the ongoing writers strike - talk show host DAVID LETTERMAN. The "happily unemployed" Die Hard actor made a surprise appearance on Thursday night (17Jan08) when...

Grammys Seek Wga Pact

This year's Grammy awards could still go ahead after organisers asked the striking Hollywood writers to allow the show to proceed.Last weekend's Golden Globe awards ceremony was cancelled in favour of a press conference after...

By on 16 January 2008

No Writers? No Problem For Leno

Not only hasn't the strike of the Writers Guild of America affected Jay Leno's ratings, but a study by the ad agency Magna Global indicates that they have actually risen 11 percent from what they...

How Will They Produce The Oscars?

Speculation continued to mount in Hollywood Wednesday about how the Oscars might be produced if the writers' strike is not settled by February 4. "We are going to do it," producer Gil Cates told the...

Letterman Shaved His Beard On Air

Talk show host DAVID LETTERMAN had his beard shaved off on air on Monday night (07Jan08). Letterman had cultivated the facial growth while supporting the writers' strike, but kept it as The Late Show with...

Ua Signs Separate Deal With Writers Guild

United Artists has become the first major movie studio to sign an agreement with the Writers Guild of America, essentially accepting the terms of the contract negotiated last week with David Letterman's company, Worldwide Pants....

Will Globes Spin?

The fate of next week's Golden Globes Awards presentations remained up in the air over the weekend as the WGA rejected requests by Dick Clark Productions to negotiate an interim agreement on the same basis...

Nbc And Wga Engage In Picket Fencing

NBC claimed Friday that any attempt by the Writers Guild of America to enforce strike rules barring Jay Leno from writing his monologue for the Tonight show would violate federal labor laws. It did not...

Letterman Loses Ratings Battle To Leno

U.S. TV presenter DAVID LETTERMAN's pay deal with his talk show's striking writers couldn't save him from a ratings beating at the hands of rival JAY LENO. Both shows returned to the air on Wednesday...

Heeeeere's Jay, David, Conan, & Craig

Jay Leno, appearing on his first live Tonight show since the writers' strike began two months ago, surprised viewers by delivering a funny monologue that, he admitted during the course of it, he had written...

Golden Globes Face Wga Boycott

The Golden Globe awards could be the latest victim of the Hollywood writers' strike, it has emerged.The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which organises the prestigious ceremony, had hoped to secure an interim agreement with...

By on 03 January 2008

Late Night Goes Live

The late-night talk shows are due to resume live competition tonight (Wednesday), with David Letterman expected to take over as the ratings leader. Letterman's company, Worldwide Pants, negotiated a separate deal with the Writers Guild...

Controversy Roars Over Wga-letterman Deal

Following a deal that appeared to raise more questions than it answered, David Letterman's production company and the Writers Guild of America said Friday that Letterman's Late Show will be able to return to the...

Letterman Writers Back To Work

David Letterman will be the first US chatshow host hit by the Hollywood writers' strike to go back on air with a full team of writers tonight.The Late Show has negotiated a deal with striking...

By on 29 December 2007

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