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Tag Archives: Film and TV Business

National TV Audience More Ethnic, Southern, Western and Aging

Venerable audience measurement arbiter Nielsen Media Research says the national TV audience is getting more ethnic, Southern, Western, and a little older, according to its estimates for the 2005-06 viewing season. The total number of television households within the U.S. (including Alaska and Hawaii) is now estimated at 110,200,000, according …

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Paris and Nicole Back for Simple Life 4

Neither feuds, nor tudes, ludes, dudes, or prudes will keep Paris Hilton, 24, AND Nicole Richie, 23, from The Simple Life. Both have been signed to a fourth season of their fish-out-of-water reality show wherein the pampered progenies encounter the little people and attempt to interact with them without causing …

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Motion Picture Academy Denies Stunt Performers, Makes Rule Changes

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night not to grant the request of a consortium of stunt performers’ organizations for an annual Academy Award category in their field. Stunt performers had protested outside Oscar headquarters saying that their contributions to moviemaking …

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Mission: Impossible 3 Confirmed: Cruise and Paramount Cozy

Shrugging off concerns that Tom Cruise is a deranged Scientologist whose proclamations of cataclysmic love for young Katie Holmes on Oprah and elsewhere were either unhinged or improbable, new Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Brad Grey announced yesterday that Mission: Impossible 3, starring the aforementioned toothy star and Ving Rhames, …

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American Idol Final Five -Scotty “The Body” Savol – A Statistic

After last week’s American Idol upset debacle, leaving the nation without the sexy, smarmy charms of Constantine Maroulis, tonight’s results show was a step closer to reality as we should know it: Scott “The Body” Savol and Anthony “Tutti-Fruitti” Fedorov as the bottom two. Finally, Scott Savol packed his big, …

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Monday Night Football Moves to ESPN: Nothing Is Sacred

Remember when ABC’s Monday Night Football was an EVENT? When you built your day around meeting the gang for happy hour and variously watching Howard Cosell, Don Meredith, Frank Gifford, Fran Tarkenton, Dan Dierdorf, even O.J., pontificate on the floodlit vicissitudes of the game with palpable electricity in the air …

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Oscars: Reports of Its Death Greatly Exaggerated

There are those who pronounce every year that the Oscars are dead or dying, a dinosauric remnant of an earlier age when men were men and movies mattered. In addition, they think the show itself too long, too boring, too traditional, not traditional enough, too reverent, too flip, too uninclusive, …

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Requiem for Crossfire

I like Michael Kinsley quite a bit even though I have evolved away from agreeing with him most of the time, to agreeing with him on the low end of some of the time. He has some judicious if retroactively self-serving thoughts on the demise of Crossfire, his former TV …

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