Monday, December 16, 2019

THE VOICE ENCOUNTERS “ISSUES,” STRONGER IDOL

May 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC acknowledged on Wednesday that its hit music competition show The Voice encountered “issues” with some of the online votes cast on Tuesday. During Wednesday’s telecast host Carson Daly said that the show’s producers “noticed some inconsistencies with this week’s texting and online voting.” Neither he nor the network nor the producers of the show […]

NEW RULES FOR BEST PICTURE OSCAR

June 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — the group that hands out the Oscars each year — has again revamped the rules to qualify for a best picture nomination. Two years after expanding the number of nominations to ten, the academy said on Wednesday that it will introduce a new system under which […]

IDOL PRODUCER DENIES VOTE RIGGING

April 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe has rebuffed rumors that the show rigs results in order to spark controversy and thereby boost its ratings. The rumors were rekindled last week after the elimination of Pia Toscano, who had been regarded by Las Vegas oddsmakers as the favorite in this season’s competition. Lythgoe said last week that […]

GRAMMYS: “THE NON-AWARDS AWARDS TELECAST”

February 14, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

In recent years, producers of the Grammy Awards show have made it more about the performances during the show itself than about the recordings that receive award recognition. Virtually throughout its existence, there have been complaints that the majority of Grammy voters are oldtimers who probably go “eeny-meeny-miny-moe” when considering some of the names on […]

SAG REMINDS MEMBERS TO TURN IN BALLOTS

January 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Screen Actors Guild on Tuesday emailed reminders to its members that the voting deadline for its SAG Awards presentations is Friday, Jan. 28 at 12:00 noon. This year SAG members are able to watch videos of all the nominated films online by entering a special code that identifies them on Apple’s iTunes store, which, […]

BRISTOL PALIN — A TEA PARTY DARLING?

November 16, 2010 by · 8 Comments 

A growing political controversy has hit ABC’s top-rated Dancing with the Stars as Bristol Palin, who has received some of the sharpest criticism from the show’s judges, continues to receive some of the highest scores from the public. A report appearing today (Tuesday) on ABC News’s website asks, “Is the Tea Party stuffing the ballot […]