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THE X FACTOR DIPS IN SECOND WEEK

September 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In its second outing, the U.S. edition of The X Factor on Fox dipped slightly in the ratings from its premiere but nevertheless was strong enough to give Fox another Wednesday-night victory among adults 18-49. Among total adults, Fox ran neck-and-neck with CBS. In the 8:00 p.m. hour, The X Factor drew 10.7 million viewers, […]

ABC TOPS AMONG AFFLUENT VIEWERS

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During the first week of the new season, CBS may have come out ahead in the ratings as the most-watched network among total adults and Fox as the most-watched among the key 18-49 demographic, but ABC wants it known that it came out on top among affluent viewers. Among adults 18-49 with incomes of $100,000 […]

KUTCHER REPORTEDLY INSERTED PRODUCT PLACEMENTS IN MEN

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CBS was no doubt elated by the huge ratings for the first two episodes of Two and a Half Men this season, with Ashton Kutcher taking over the leading role from Charlie Sheen. But it was apparently a bit ticked off at Kutcher for inserting a bit of product placement into Monday’s episode on his […]

GOSSIP MONGER LEARNS HIS PHONE WAS HACKED

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One of Britain’s most notorious gossip mongers says he was shocked when Scotland Yard informed him that his phone had been hacked by The News of the World reporters. Kelvin MacKenzie, writing in Spectator magazine, said that the pin number of his mobile phone was so complicated that the reporters “must have had inside help […]

DID CANADIAN HOCKEY TEAM ILLEGALLY DOWNLOAD MOVIE?

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The producers of The Hurt Locker have often blamed online piracy for the movie’s dismal showing in 2009. With a total domestic gross of just $17 million, the film, which dominated the Academy Awards presentations in 2010 with six wins including Best Picture, likely holds the record for the fewest tickets sold for an Oscar […]

BLACK SWAN INTERNS SUE STUDIO

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Two unpaid interns who worked on Fox Searchlight’s Black Swan are suing the production company, claiming that they were required to perform menial work and were not given the educational experience required by law for unpaid work. The two, Eric Glatt, 42, and Alex Footman, 24, are seeking class action for their lawsuit to include […]

TV’S NEW #1 SHOW: TWO AND A HALF MEN

September 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

When Ashton Kutcher was named to replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men, he remarked that it was like winning the lottery. It now appears that the producers of the show and CBS have struck it rich as well, as the season debut of the show with Kutcher ranked No. 1 in the […]

SONY WON’T PAY FOR 3D GLASSES ANYMORE

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The ticket surcharge for seeing movies in 3D may be going up. Sony on Tuesday became the first studio to announce that it will no longer be providing free disposable 3D glasses to see its movies, suggesting that theater owners will have to buy them and distribute them to moviegoers (and pass the costs on […]

TWO AND A HALF MEN DOWN BUT STILL POTENT

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(UPDATED) The second week of CBS’s Two and a Half Men with its new star, Ashton Kutcher, lost nearly a third of its audience from its debut last week, but it was nevertheless the highest-rated show Monday night, averaging 20 million viewers. That was enough to beat ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, which attracted 16 […]

REPORTER ARRESTED IN HACKER SCANDAL SAYS HE WAS A WHISTLEBLOWER

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The former chief reporter at the now-defunct News of the World is taking his former employers to an “employment tribunal,” claiming that he was wrongfully fired because he became a whistleblower. Neville Thurlbeck, whose byline appeared on numerous articles in the tabloid, was fired by News International, the News Corp group that oversees Rupert Murdoch’s […]

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