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Much to the chagrin of Fox, it turns out viewers might not want to watch two multi-millionaire recording superstars snipe at each other for two hours straight.
But the ratings for last night’s American Idol premiere fell by 19 percent in comparison to the Season 11 opener, as 17.8 million households tuned in to see Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey go at it.
But did the judges’ feud hinder or enhance your viewing experience? And which new panelist do you like best so far?Nicki More >
When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. When Chris Brown loses his mind and explodes on Good Morning America … welcome him back to talk about it?
ABC was quite forgiving after the singer’s tirade this week, keeping his Dancing With the Stars visit on the docket and even inviting him back to GMA.
The reason isn’t that they want it to go away, reports a source. They want to “milk this event for everything its worth” news standards be damned.
In the wake of his Good Morning America trip, during which Robin Roberts’ questions about Rihanna set him off, ABC wonders if there’s more potentialMore >
45 years ago Days Of Our Lives took to the airwaves and now NBC has announced that the daytime drama will finally introduce their first “gay centered storyline.”
Details about the storyline have not been divulged, however a production insider says that more than likely a current cast member will hook up with a member of the same sex and that the storyline will debut in the next few months.
The move is the first time an NBC daytime show has tackled the homosexuality issue since 2006 when the now cancelled show Passions featured a gay arc.
Soaps may be watching as their ratings sharplyMore >
The Real Housewives of D.C. has not been renewed for a second season, according to Radar Online. Now if someone would just tell the cast members.
The fifth installation of the hit reality franchise arrived with great hype last year, thanks in large part to White House party crasher Michaele Salahi.
The downside, however, was that it pretty much sucked from day one.
“The show just didn’t do well and it wasn’t worth airing another season,” a source said, noting that the cast still has not been officially told about it.
“No one has been contacted yet and told that the show isMore >
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[HMG Celebrity News] – The reality shows ‘Sixteen and Pregnant’ and ‘Teen Mom 2′ are two of MTV’s highest-rated shows. But critics are saying two friends of ‘Teen Mom’s Jenelle Evans got pregnant so they could also be famous.
18-year-old Keeley Sanders and Lauren Pruitt, 17, have denied the suggestion, saying fame was not the motive, nor did they have any ‘Pregnancy pact’ with each other.
“My pregnancy wasn’t influenced by Jenelle,” Keeley insists. ”It wasn’t influenced by anything but wrong decisions.”
Given the ratings and reported six-figure incomes that can beMore >
Sofia Black D’Elia stars on the controversial new MTV show Skins.
As Tea, a teenage lesbian, she knows the show is bound to raise eyebrows, but defends her work on it despite the early pull-out of advertisers.
“Ss an actor on the show I’m proud of everything that we’ve done,” Sofia tells Steppin’ Out. “We created something that we really care about.”
SKIN: Sofia Black D’Elia is comfortable in hers.
“We feel the show has so much heart and potential and can impact so many teens,” Sofia said. “If people are going to focus on a 17-year-old having a sex scene as opposed to the rest of theMore >
[HMG Celebrity News] – If you like stories about ghosts and demonic possessions we have a show that is right in your field – the Discovery Channel has now teamed with the Vatican to create ‘The Exorcist Files.’ a new show about the most awesome, fearsome spirits of all – Demons.
Due to debut in the Spring the new series will recreate real-life stories of hauntings and demonic possession, based on the Vatican’s previously secret files of real cases examined by the Catholic Church. It will also feature interviews with the Church’s top exorcists, who are rarely allowed to appear on TV.
(HMG Celebrity News) – Out with the old, in with the new, and with a bang! Oprah Winfrey will be the first guest when CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight premieres on January 17th. Morgan said in revealing part of his formula for better ratings:
“With Oprah, you’re going to get a lot of promos over the next seven days, revealing some of the best moments of that interview, to whet the appetite and titillate viewers,” he said. “I genuinely believe that is the way you’re get bigger ratings.
Morgan interviewed Winfrey for two hours (it will be edited down) with many topics including the end of herMore >
Camille Grammer may need every penny of that $50 million divorce settlement. The controversial reality star is reportedly out of a job.
The Hollywood Reporter simply states that Grammer won’t return for season two of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Will Camille Grammer take the ratings for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills with her?
Few details have been released, but sources say Camille is displeased with the way she’s been portrayed on the show, while friends claim she only ever did it because her ex-husband pushed the idea on her.More >
In a clash of the media-hungry, supremely unintelligent titans, PETA has a bone to pick with Sarah Palin after the most recent episode of her TLC reality show.
A hunting scene, hilariously prefaced by a “Viewer Discretion Advised” warning, aired Sunday on Sarah Palin’s Alaska. In it, the ex-gov bagged a caribou.
Never one to let an opportunity for publicity justice pass, PETA issued a statement condemning the show and the potential White House hopeful starring in it.
Sarah doesn’t go hunting. That implies a chance of failure. Sarah goes KILLING.
“Sarah Palin seems to think that resortingMore >
(HMG Celebrity News) – Proving perhaps there is no accounting for taste, former Alaska governor’s reality show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska is proving to be more than a one episode wonder. After the TLC shows premiere episode on November 14th, drew in a network record of 5 million viewers, the November 21st episode took a 40 percent dive in viewers. But the show has rebounded in the ratings Sunday night, drawing in 3.5 million viewers, 17 percent more than the previous week. Hollywood Reporter says the show’s bounceback on Sunday night breaks the mold, because usually when a show loses a largeMore >
[HMG Celebrity News] – Fans of The Simpsons will know that Keith Olbermann, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart were recently involved in the show. But not Bill O’Reilly. And in yet another engaging display of his unshakable grasp on a different reality, dear Billo is now biting back – at a cartoon.
On Sunday’s edition of Fox’s long-running show a Fox News helicopter adorned with a banner that reads “Fox News: Not Racists, But #1 With Racists!” deposits a network executive on the head of the Statue of Liberty. But as it takes off the craft goes into a tailspin and crashes, causing the pilot toMore >
Felicity Huffman and Teri Hatcher may be on the way out of Desperate Housewives. According to reports Hatcher will leave at the end of 2012, while Huffman will exit a short time later.
Hatcher has played Susan Mayer for seven seasons on the show, while Huffman has co-starred as Lynette.
An industry snoop told the Daily Mail:
“Teri has given in her notice and is making active preparations to move on.”
Apparently Hatcher wants to move onto a bunch of other tasks:
“She has another production deal in the pipeline and she is in the early stages of developing a sitcom that she wants to start
[HMG Celebrity News] – For reasons many among us will find hard to define Fox has just announced it’s renewed The Simpsons for its 23rd season, driving the tales of Bart and his folks to a record of 500 shows.
The network have been trying to boost the show’s ratings with an opening by the graffiti artist Banksy, a cameo appearance by Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and a Katy Perry duet with the Muppets. But the milestone of 500 shows is sure to help. Yet the show’s boss, Al Jean says he’s not even the one most excited by the news;
“The happiest of all is the Unicorn who pokes holes in allMore >
(Celebrity News HMG) – TLC’s new controversial show ‘Sister Wives’ is already sparking a great deal of buzz all over the net. The latest story has to do with coming wife number four of polygamist salesman Kody Brown.
Apparently, the other three wives leaned that the fourth kissed Kody when he proposed, sealing the deal with a bit of affection they felt was inappropriate. Christine seems especially upset.
“We didn’t kiss until over the alter because I didn’t feel right about kissing a married man.”
So, some guy repeatedly bringing home new wives is fine, the engagement andMore >