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TV Ratings: 'NCIS' Tops 'American Idol'

February 23rd, 2012 9:12am EST
NCIS
CBS had a big week. Not only did it claim the top show (‘NCIS’ on Tuesday) but it also had a whopping 16 of the Top 20 shows. Probably the only way other networks survive (*cough NBC cough*) is that CBS viewers tend to skew a bit older.

The good news for FOX was that ‘American Idol’ held steady this week, fending off director competitor ‘The Big Bang Theory’ (good for 6th place) as well as genre competitor ‘The Voice,’ which attracted over 16 million viewers in 4th.

Speaking of ‘Big Bang,’ has anyone noticed that it is starting to outpace its former lead-in ‘Two and a Half Men’? The show ...
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TV Ratings: Grammys On Top

February 14th, 2012 9:22pm EST
54th Annual GRAMMY Awards
The Grammy Awards attracted a stunning 39.9 million viewers on Sunday, the second-biggest tally in the award show’s history. A number of factors likely contributed to this, not the least of which is Whitney Houston’s death over the weekend. Jennifer Hudson’s soul-stirring rendition of “I Will Always Love You” was a highlight. But that’s no discredit to the red-hot Adele, who took home six awards and gave a show-stopping performance of her own.

Nothing came close to the Grammys’ ratings territory, but ‘American Idol’ held fairly steady from last week, capturing the third and fourth slots of...
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Top 5 TV Hook-Ups We'd Like To See For Valentine's Day

February 11th, 2012 3:00pm EST
Andy & Erin the Office
Sexual tension is the essence of situational comedy and drama. What characters are you dying to see hook up? Here’s our top 5.

5. Andy and Erin, "The Office"

Ed Helms has made the post-Steve Carell era of "The Office" surprisingly good. Andy is currently dating Jessica, but everybody is rooting for Andy and Erin (Ellie Kemper) to get together. Erin just left for a three week business trip, and Andy is thinking about proposing to Jessica. Will these two ever get together?

4. Jess and Nick, "New Girl"

"New Girl" has been one of the best new shows of the year, and most of that i...
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Michael Weatherly To Be A Dad Again

January 13th, 2012 10:46am EST
Michael Weatherly
NCIS star Michael Weatherly is set to become a dad again - his wife Bojana Jankovic is pregnant.

The actor has told Life & Style magazine the baby is due in the spring.

He says, "We are very excited about welcoming a new member of the family, a daughter. I have a 16-year-old son and I am very excited to do it all over again."

"I am looking forward to not getting much sleep. (My wife) already wakes me up because she wants lasagna in the middle of the night!"

Weatherly and the doctor wed in 2009.

His son, August, was the product of his 1990s marriage to Amelia Heinle.
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Pauley Perrette To Tie The Knot

December 1st, 2011 2:32pm EST
Pauley Perrette
Actress Pauley Perrette is engaged to wed a former British Marine.

The NCIS star, 42, accepted a proposal from her boyfriend, 49-year-old aspiring actor Thomas Arklie, last month.

Breaking the news to fans on her Twitter.com blog, she writes, "Me and my Marine are totally engaged now!"

Perrette also posted a photo of the newly-engaged couple online.

She was previously married to actor/musician Coyote Shivers and was engaged to cameraman Michael Bosman before splitting in 2008.
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'NCIS' Star Michael Weatherly Sued Over Car Crash

October 20th, 2011 8:06am EDT
Michael Weatherly
Actor Michael Weatherly is facing a lawsuit over a car crash in Los Angeles last year, which left another motorist in the hospital requiring neck surgery.

The NCIS star was behind the wheel of his black Mercedes-Benz last October when it collided with a silver BMW as the lanes on a highway merged.

The driver of the other car, Ivan Romeo Mendez, has now filed legal papers at Los Angeles County Superior Court claiming his vehicle was destroyed in the crash.

Mendez also alleges he had to undergo a rhizotomy - a neurological procedure that severs problematic nerve roots in the spinal cord...
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Jobless Charlie Sheen Is The Highest Paid Man On TV (See Who Else Made Big Bucks)

October 14th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen has been named the highest paid actor on TV, despite losing his job on "Two And A Half Men."

The star had a public fall-out with the show's creator Chuck Lorre earlier this year following months of bizarre behavior and he was eventually fired in March.

Ashton Kutcher took over the lead role in the hit show, but Sheen still managed to top Forbes.com's recent rich list.

Sheen pulled in earnings of $40 million, making him the highest paid TV actor between May, 2010, and May, 2011.

He is followed by Ray Romano, who earned $20 million for his now axed "Men of A Certain Age."

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Fall 2011 TV Premiere Dates

September 6th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Two and a Half Men
Labor Day is over, signaling the unofficial end of summer and the start of the new TV season. While television is somewhat entertaining during June, July, and August, it's the fall debuts that many TV addicts anticipate.

Next week the networks start rolling out new and returning series, kicking off with "90210" and "Ringer" on the CW on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Check out the list below to see when your favorites air:

Tuesday, September 13
8 pm 90210 CW
9 pm Ringer (NEW!) CW
10 pm Parenthood NBC

Wednesday, September 14
8 pm H8R CW
8 pm Survivor: South Pacific CBS
9 pm America’s Next Top Mode...
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Patricia Heaton, Danny DeVito & Other Stars React To Thursday's Earthquake

September 2nd, 2011 9:46am EDT
Patricia Heaton
Danny DeVito and Patricia Heaton were among the Hollywood stars rocked when an earthquake hit Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon.

A 4.2-magnitude quake, centered 24 miles northwest of downtown L.A., shook the city and several aftershocks followed.

The former "Everybody Loves Raymond" star Heaton quickly took to Twitter, asking fans, "Was there an earthquake in LA? My desk just shook like crazy", before adding: "Whoohoo! Earthquake LA! Life is precarious, people - carpe diem!"

Pauley Perrette was on the set of her hit series "NCIS" at the time of the tremors, and she updated her followers ...
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TV on DVD: 'NCIS: Los Angeles: The Second Season'

August 25th, 2011 1:12pm EDT
NCIS
This week, CBS DVD released NCIS: Los Angeles - The Second Season. Here's my review of the six-disc set.

The Show

NCIS: Los Angeles has the potential to be something rare - the successful spinoff of a wildly successful spinoff of a successful TV series. While it hasn't quite caught my attention the way NCIS did, it's got a solid core in its two leads, James Todd Smith (aka LL Cool J) and Chris O'Donnell (who will always be Robin in Batman Forever to me), and recent Teen Choice Award winner Linda Hunt (The Unit). It's not reinventing the wheel, but I believe there's a place on televisi...
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Ashton Kutcher Is Highest Paid TV Actor, Will Make More Than 'Two And A Half Men' Costar Jon Cryer

August 11th, 2011 2:04pm EDT
Ashton Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher has joined Hugh Laurie as the highest paid actor on TV in America, according to a new magazine study.

Both stars will earn $700,000-per-episode for Two And A Half Men and House, respectively, when the two high-rated shows return to TV next month, but Kutcher also reportedly has a deal in place, where he'll profit further if his sitcom is a hit.

Kutcher is replacing fired Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men.

However, both actors' 2011/2012 TV salaries won't match Simon Cowell's package when he kicks off his new X Factor show - the study, carried out by TV Guide magazine, su...
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CBS Announces New & Returning Shows For 2011-12

May 18th, 2011 11:57am EDT
Blue Bloods
CBS announced today its new 2011-2012 primetime schedule, ordering five new series and making key time-period moves for CSI and The Good Wife to strengthen its already top-rated primetime lineup.

The new series include three new dramas and two new comedies: "Person Of Interest," a crime thriller from renowned executive producer J.J. Abrams starring Jim Caviezel, Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson and Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson; "Unforgettable," starring Dylan Walsh and Poppy Montgomery as a former detective with a rare condition that enables her to remember virtually every det...
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What To Watch: Viewers Finally Learn Which ‘Glee’ Cast Member They Will Say Goodbye To Forever (May 15-21, 2011)

May 15th, 2011 11:15am EDT
The number one thing you need to watch this week is “Glee” because after months of speculation, viewers will finally find out which cast member they will say goodbye to forever. That’s right; in case you haven’t heard, one of McKinley High’s own will face an unexpected loss. Cast and crew have been tight-lipped about who is dying, but viewer guesses include Sue’s sister, Puck and Quinn’s daughter, or Kurt’s dad. Of course, this doesn’t mean it couldn’t be one of the regular cast members; ugh, I cringed at the thought!

‘Amazing Race; Unfinished Business’ wraps up with $1 million winner, ent...
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Hollywood Unwrapped: Must Not See TV

April 15th, 2011 8:43am EDT
Snooki
I have a question to ask all of the readers of this column. Do we really have Hollywood stars or real actors that we had in the past? Gone are the days when studios had an iron claw on the stars and being a celebrity actually meant something.

Yes, today we still have a handful of Academy Award winning movie stars such as Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Tom Hanks, and Clint Eastwood. We don’t have stars like Steve McQueen, James Dean or an Audrey Hepburn. But that's on the big screen.

Today, television is packed with reality shows that makes us lose brain cells and it seems like we be...
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'Survivor' Renewed For Two More Seasons; Jeff Probst To Return

March 9th, 2011 4:15pm EST
Jeff Probst | Photo Credits: Monty Brinton/CBS
CBS has renewed Survivor for two more seasons with Jeff Probst returning as host, the network announced Wednesday.

The deal will keep the longest-running reality competition series on TV through 2012. Survivor is in its 22nd season with Redemption Island. It moved from its longtime Thursdays at 8/7c berth to Wednesdays at 8/7c in September.

Check out videos from Survivor: Redemption Island

"Survivor is a program franchise that continues to stand the test of time," said Jennifer Bresnan, CBS' executive vice president of alternative programming. "Each season delivers new faces, exotic plac...
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Fashion At The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards - Who Looked The Best?

February 14th, 2011 8:43am EST
Grammy Awards fashion
As we previously reported, the ladies ruled the Grammy Awards last night. And several stars stood out on the red carpet with their fashionable attire.

Katy Perry showed up with her grandmother wearing angel wings, while Lady Gaga made an appearance in an egg.

Cee Lo Green performed with muppets and Gwyneth Paltrow in a bird-like costume, while Rihanna teased with a ruffled number that strategically hid her softer parts.

Check out the fashion below, and tell us who your favorites are. (See the list of winners here!)

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga arriving in an egg

Jennifer Lopez

Justin Bi...
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Crew Member Dies On 'NCIS' Set

February 10th, 2011 8:53am EST
NCIS
Production on "NCIS" was shut down on Wednesday after a vehicle crashed onto the set and killed a member of the crew.

A 60-year-old driver suffered a heart attack behind the wheel and lost control of his passenger van, veering onto the Santa Clarita, California, set and claiming the life of a male security guard.

The 52 year old was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition but later died from his injuries.

A statement from bosses at TV network CBS reads: "Everyone at the network, the studio and NCIS is devastated by the news. Our hearts grieve for his family and friends for this ...
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Metallics, Black & White Dresses Dominate 2011 People's Choice Awards Fashion (Photos)

January 6th, 2011 8:55am EST
2011 People's Choice Awards
The stars came out en masse during Wednesday night's People's Choice Awards, and it appears that metallics, black, and white are the trendy hues this year.

Hollywood's finest walked the blue carpet in an array of subdued colors, although a select few stars stood out in bright attire.

Check out what the stars wore last night, and tell us who looked great and who didn't!

Check out the full list of winners HERE!

Taylor Swift

"Wizards of Waverly Place" star Selena Gomez in her second outfit of the evening

"Nikita" star Maggie Q

"Desperate Housewives" star Vanessa Williams

Kim, K...
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Fall TV: What's Surviving, What's Thriving, And What's Dying

November 11th, 2010 10:25am EST
Mike & Molly
We've reached a breaking point in the Fall TV season: almost everything that's still around will likely survive the season (key word: almost). It's becoming clearer which new shows are hits (hint: not many), and there are already several casualties. Let's run down the list.

The already renewed

CBS has picked up all five of their new shows: 'Hawaii Five-O,' 'Mike & Molly,' '@#$% My Dad Says,' 'Blue Bloods' and 'The Defenders.' Each show has performed admirably, but none can be called a runaway hit. CBS, though, has the least holes in its schedule and can be proud that viewership is up ...
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Yup, Snooki Earns $30,000 Per Episode; See What Other TV Favorites Make

August 11th, 2010 2:22pm EDT
Snooki
TVGuide.com just released a list of television's top earners, and there were a few surprises among the bunch. Self-proclaimed Rich Bitch (see photo above) "Jersey Shore" guidette Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi takes home $30,000 per episode while Kate Gosselin claims $250,000 per episode for "Kate Plus 8." Maybe making an ass out of yourself on TV and in the public is the way to get rich these days.

Television's highest paid drama stars include "House" actor Hugh Laurie ($400,000 an ep); Christopher Meloni & Mariska Hargitay from "Law & Order: SVU" ($395,000 each); and "CSI's" Marg Helgenberger,...
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