1-11 Dish: Jay Leno to take back old timeslot
This is the format of your new Dish! Every day, there will be an opener post that will give you a random story, then at 8 AM, your regular dish post will be up! The Dish will contain between 5-10 celebrity related stories, that's not much different. A few of the stories will also include a graphic. I will also post breaking news updates when I'm near a computer. Each story will be around 2-3 paragraphs long but will sometimes be extended pieces. Enjoy!
Official says no charge yet against Jackson doctor...
The Los Angeles prosecutor's office on Friday said it has not yet decided whether to charge Michael Jackson's doctor with a crime in the pop singer's sudden death by cardiac arrest last June.
"We have nothing pending. No decision has been made and nothing
has been filed," said a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District
Attorney's office. She declined further comment.
Earlier on Friday, celebrity website TMZ.com cited unnamed law
enforcement sources as saying Los Angeles police concluded their final
investigation in late December and would send their findings to the Los
Angeles district attorney within weeks to determine whether to file
'Hannah Montana' to end with Season 4...
A Disney representative says the upcoming fourth season of the comedy series "Hannah Montana," starring Miley Cyrus, will be its last.
"You never know in this business ... but right now, we're
scheduled to wrap after shooting this new batch of episodes," Disney
Channel Worldwide programming executive Adam Bonnett said in a
statement issued to MTV News. "The (new) episodes will continue to roll
out at least over a full year."
MTV said production on the final season of the show is to begin
Jan. 18 and is slated to continue throughout the summer. Season 4's
episodes are to start airing in the spring.
Jersey Shore cast gets classy...
Is it just me or does this show sound completely annoying?
The cast of MTV's Jersey Shore posed for a socialite-style photo shoot
at New York City's Ritz-Carlton Hotel for In Touch Weekly.
Female acts will rule again in 2010...
No two lists are the same, but as pop pundits gaze into their
crystal balls at the start of a new decade it is single female acts who
look destined for the top, at the expense of indie bands.
Emboldened by the success in 2009 of flamboyant Lady Gaga, YouTube sensation Susan Boyle and country star Taylor Swift, and the likes of Amy Winehouse and Duffy before them, women are being backed to eclipse the bands once again in 2010.
"The 'Gaga effect' is going to continue in the next year and you
can already see more artistic, edgy female pop acts," said Albert
Schilcher, vice president of talent and music at MTV Networks
"Indie acts are suffering somewhat," he told Reuters. "That's
not to say there can't be another great indie band, but not a lot of
them are being signed (by labels) at the moment," said Schilcher, who
also predicted a resurgence in dance music.
Jay Leno to take back old timeslot...
NBC plans to return Jay Leno to late-night, ending his prime time show
and pushing "The Tonight Show" to a later time slot, a network
The move is motivated primarily by lackluster ratings for "The Jay
Leno Show" in prime time and unhappiness among NBC affiliates with the
effect that is having on ratings for their late local news shows, The
New York Times reported Thursday. Plans call for NBC to air a 30-minute
version of "The Jay Leno Show" at 11:35 p.m. each weeknight, followed
by "The Tonight Show" with Conan O'Brien, which would retain its
current run time of one hour, the newspaper said.
Citing an NBC executive who did not wish to be identified, the
Times said network officials have discussed the plan with both
performers and an agreement had basically been reached -- although
representatives of Leno and O'Brien were still working out details of
the change. No timetable has been agreed to, but the report said the
new lineup could go on the air after NBC wraps up its coverage of the
Winter Olympics at the end of February.
The network will pre-empt regular prime time and late-night programming during its two weeks of Olympics coverage.
I'll probably post later today if Conan decides to walk. If he does, rumor has it that he will go to Fox which would be a good move for both Conan and Fox alike.
Lil Wayne album still due February 2, label insists...
After online reports suggested that Lil Wayne's
oft-delayed "Rebirth" album was once again delayed, this time to June
22nd, the rapper's publicist said the rock-leaning set is still
scheduled for a February 2 release.
About 500 copies of "Rebirth" -- which has received six
different release dates starting April 7, 2009 -- were last month
mistakenly shipped to Amazon customers who pre-ordered the album.
Inevitably, it leaked on the Internet.
Consequently, "Rebirth," which will be available just a week
before Lil Wayne is sentenced in New York for possession of a weapon on
February 9, is now said to include all new tracks, according to Mack
Maine, the president of Lil Wayne's Young Money label, who last month
tweeted: "Leaked 09 Rebirth isn't going to be 2010 Rebirth."