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06 Apr 2010 11:09


Culture: Desperate lawsuits: Former “Desperate Housewives” star sues creator

  • Nicollette Sheridan doesn’t like Mark Cherry. The former “Desperate” star, who left the show recently, claims that Cherry physically assaulted her on the set in 2008 and then begged forgiveness later. She claims, beyond that, Cherry fostered a hostile work environment for her and other actors. The “Desperate” camp, on the other hand, claims that Sheridan’s allegations are “without merit.” source

01 Apr 2010 23:20


Biz, Culture: With the end of “Lost,” ABC wins big time on the ad front

  • $900,000 the current average rate for ads for the “Lost” finale; that’s really high
  • 400% the amount ABC gets to mark up the ad slots that night source

26 Mar 2010 22:58


Culture: “24” producers decide 192 hours of Jack Bauer is enough

  • Fox is ditching the series, but a movie could be forthcoming. Jack Bauer fans, prepare to let go. Fox’s signature action series is going to end at the end of this season, capping a key period in the network’s history. Part of it was declining ratings, but a bigger part was that eight seasons of the hour-by-hour format got a little formulaic and difficult to keep up. “We’ve really had what feels like our last day,” said executive producer Howard Gordon. Kiefer Sutherland may enjoy playing another character – he reportedly spends 10 months a year working on “24.” source

13 Dec 2009 10:43


Culture: Business time over: Flight of the Conchords ditch the TV show

According to the duo: “While the characters Bret and Jemaine will no longer be around, the real Bret and Jemaine will continue to exist.” Too bad. source

12 Sep 2009 11:23


Culture: The stars of “Vampire Diaries” aren’t above showing some skin

  • 5 “Diaries” actresses (and a cameraman) flashed oncoming motorists source

21 Aug 2009 14:18


Culture: SyFy’s “Eureka” is a great show destined to be discovered

Why, SyFy? What is it with the channel formerly known as Sci-Fi? First they re-brand to that silly new new name, and now they fail at properly advertising a show.

  • Tonight’s show We love Eureka with a passion that is a little inappropriate (and probably illegal in a few states), and are really looking forward to tonight’s episode-where the very-preggers-yet-still-hot Allison (Salli Richardson-Whitfield) has her baby shower and-as the channel’s website states-the “Eureka-fied baby gifts push the envelope of eco-friendly design.” No, we don’t know what the hell that means.
  • A confusing preview The preview they sent out has absolutely NOTHING to do with tonight’s episode. Sheriff Carter (Colin Ferguson) and his fruitless attempts at relationships in this town are always great fun, but don’t you think they’d, oh you know, show us a tease of the actual story? Eureka airs at 9 pm EST on the channel formerly known as Sci-Fi. (Thanks to our friend Micah Pearson for the spiffy preview. – Ed.) source

15 Aug 2009 20:09


Culture: Reno 911 canceled: All short shorts must come to an end

  • Reno 911! was cancelled at 1:30 pm today. Won’t be wearing the shorts again.
  • “Reno 911” star Thomas Lennon • Announcing via tweet that his popular cop-show parody had been canceled. It lasted six seasons and spawned a funny movie with a great joke involving a dead whale. We’ll miss it, but are happy to see Lennon and Robert Ben Garant – talented alums of “The State” with writing credits on the hit “Night at the Museum” movies – get a chance to do something else. Garant admitted to his hometown paper that he would’ve kept doing the character forever if he hadn’t been forced to stop. Keep an eye out, though: They’re working on a new show. • source

15 Aug 2009 12:05


Culture: Want to see unaired “South Park” pilot? Well, it’s online, guys.

The lives of Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman are rooted in this episode. Click the link. You’re really curious, aren’t you? Click … it. source

11 Aug 2009 20:20


World: A Brazilian TV show host lives life like a “Murder, She Wrote” episode

  • Manaus can no longer live with this wave of crime. Nowadays everyone is killing.
  • Brazilian politician and TV host Wallace Souza • On his TV show “Canal Livre.” His show had this uncanny tendency to be first on the scene of a crime, so much so that authorities are investigating him and the show for actually committing the crimes that they reported. The crimes conveniently had a tendency of proving his point and boosting his ratings. Sure, Souza’s possibly a bad guy, but the real bad guy is Jessica Fletcher. Every time she showed up in some random small town, somebody died! He basically just recycled the script. The real crime here is plagarism, kids. • source

06 Aug 2009 22:06


Offbeat: Steve Misiura is currently far too familiar with The Rembrandts’ one hit

  • 84
    amount of time a British man spent watching “Friends”; he was trying to set a record
  • 1,000 times number of times we’re guessing he heard that really $(^@)^@ grating theme song source