Saturday, January 10, 2009

News Round-up

Golden Globes intends to crank up the opulence
Do strutting red carpets and collecting gold statuettes at a time of economic crisis fall into the category of the show must go on? Or will the designer gowns and Champagne toasts come off as the ultimate let-them-eat-cake gestures?

Tyne Daly to guest on GREY'S ANATOMY
Tyne Daly stops by next week so we can all meet Dr. Derek Shepherd's dear mother.

Brooke Shields "Not Going to Give Up" on LIPSTICK JUNGLE/span>
"I'm not going to give up until I get the final word. I’m hanging on," she told Us. "I have faith."

UGLY BETTY's Ana Ortiz (Hilda) Is Pregnant
Ortiz, 37, and her husband Noah Lebenzon, the guitarist for the band Half Life, are expecting the baby at the end of July.

TiVo Googlizes the Television
The redesigned search feature in TiVo Series 3 and TiVo HD boxes uses the overall popularity of shows to help people find the programs they are looking for. So, for example, if a user starts typing the letters HE into the redesigned search box on TiVo, the popular show HEROES will likely come up first. In the old alphabetical system, HEROES would have appeared well down the list—after reruns of HEE HAW.

ABC says AMC cancellation rumors "absolutely not true"
For now, All My Children fans need not worry. The important thing is that ABC has already gave its assurance that that the cancellation rumors are "absolutely not true." And that ALL MY CHILDREN "was never in danger of being cancelled."

CBS prime time making all the right moves
Rumors of the demise of the broadcast biz have been greatly exaggerated, at least over at CBS. The net, seemingly impervious to the numerous problems affecting some of its rivals, is as steady as they come. And at midseason, it leads in key demo categories while enjoying its customarily healthy advantage among total viewers.

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