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Friday, April 16,2010

Fox News yanks Sean Hannity from Cincinnati Tea Party rally he was set to star in

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Angry Fox News executives ordered host Sean Hannity to abandon plans to broadcast his nightly show as part of a Tea Party rally in Cincinnati on Thursday after top executives learned that he was set to headline the event, proceeds from which would benefit the local Tea Party organization. Rally organizers had listed Hannity, who is on a book tour, as the headliner of the four-hour Tax Day event at the University of Cincinnati. The rally, expected to draw as many as 13,000 people, was set feature speakers such as "Liberal Facism" author Jonah Goldberg and local Tea Party leaders. Participants were being charged a minimum of $5, with seats near Hannity's set going for $20, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer, which reported that any profits would go to future Tea Party events. Media Matters for America noted that Hannity's personal Web site directed supporters to a link to buy tickets for the Cincinnati rally.
Wednesday, April 7,2010

The forgotten 'Survivor': Vecepia would like another shot at reality show

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
When the current season of "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" launched, its cast featured nine contestants making their third appearance on the popular reality show. But nowhere to be found was Vecepia Robinson. In fact, Robinson, who earned a niche in reality TV history as the show's first black winner in 2002, never has returned to "Survivor" since capturing the $1 million prize in the Season 4 Marquesas edition. When producers initially sent out their wide casting net for "Heroes vs. Villains," the Hayward resident didn't get an invite. Not even a casual inquiry.
Wednesday, March 31,2010

Kirstie Alley takes her weight-loss battle to reality TV

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
The fluctuating weight of Kirstie Alley has kept the once-svelte "Cheers" star on the cover of tabloids for years, a predicament she made fun of in fantastic, over-the-top fashion on the 2005 Showtime comedy "Fat Actress." Now those body issues have led her where so many celebrities go in the hopes of remaking themselves for the public: reality TV. It's there that Alley said she discovered what her everyday life looked like from the outside. "When I see the footage, I'm shocked. I see myself playing with my lemurs, and then I see footage of the stuff around my house ... it does look a little Alice in Wonderland-ish. Apparently, I am very eccentric. I had no idea."
Monday, March 29,2010

Time runs out for Fox's '24' , but a film version beckons

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Jack Bauer has cheated death a few dozen times, but he couldn't avoid cancellation. After putting the tireless Counter Terrorist Unit agent to work for eight extra-long days, Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly has ordered that Jack stand down at season's end. Although everyone on set reacted to the news emotionally, no one is perhaps sadder than the man who brought Jack Bauer to life.
Monday, March 29,2010

As Hispanic population explodes, so does Spanish-language TV

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Their advertising sales may be down nearly $100 million, but Spanish-language broadcasters say that ringing sound you hear from their industry isn't an alarm bell. It's a wake-up call — and a lot of companies have already answered. "This time next year, if you're not in Hispanic media, you're going to want badly to get in," said Don Browne, president of Telemundo. "And those who are already in it are going to feel pretty damn good about it."
Thursday, March 25,2010

Starz, no. 3 pay channel, scores first original series hit with Roman slave saga

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
There's no confusing Starz's "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" with Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." In the pay TV channel's adaptation of the tale of the rebel Roman slave, the battle cries from the Classical Age have, well, a distinctly 21st century ring ("My boot will meet your ass in the afterlife!"). The sexual intrigue seems lifted right out of a VH1 dating show (when a socialite decides to buy one of the gladiators-in-training, the men are ordered to drop their loincloths so she can make an informed choice). Then there's the graphic, slo-mo violence (including a severed, flying head that would impress Quentin Tarantino).
Wednesday, March 24,2010

Jets expected to be part of HBO reality series

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
It long has seemed like a match made in reality TV heaven, and now it's on the verge of reality: The New York Jets are expected to announce Thursday that they will be featured this summer on HBO's "Hard Knocks," the weekly series that chronicles the adventures (and misadventures) of an NFL team during training camp.
Monday, March 22,2010

10 things to love about 'Mad Men'

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
With its melancholy, mesmerizing third season coming out on DVD this Tuesday, I spent a recent weekend re-watching "Mad Men." The series, as its fans know, is set in a fictional Madison Avenue ad agency called Sterling Cooper (for its founders, Roger Sterling and Bertram Cooper); with the current story unfolding in 1963. Here are 10 of my favorite things about the show, created by Matthew Weiner, which will return to AMC this summer for its fourth season.
Friday, March 19,2010

Gorgeous 11-part series captures the beauty and pathology of nature

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Life," like its predecessor "Planet Earth," is the reason flat screens, Blu-ray and high-definition TV were invented. No doubt the 11-part series, with its astonishingly intimate footage of A-Z species engaged in every sort of behavior, will play well on any screen. But its color, scope, detail and gorgeousness cry out for a home theater situation, one of those screens so big you can watch it from the street.
Wednesday, March 17,2010

ABC's 'FlashForward' looks ahead, not behind

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
ABC launched "FlashForward" in September to generally good reviews and ratings. Then, after only 10 episodes, it was pulled and has been off the air for more than three months. The series returns to the ABC schedule with a two-hour special Thursday night.
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