May 31, 2013 |
Rap beef doesn't get weirder. In one corner, a Jewish hip-hop dork from Montgomery County. In the other, an azalea-coifed visionary from the top of the charts. It's been a strange 362 days since New York radio personality Peter Rosenberg clashed with rap superstar Nicki Minaj at Hot 97's Summer Jam, the most talked about summer hip-hop concert on the planet. Onstage, Rosenberg denounced a Minaj song for skewing too pop. Backstage, Minaj harrumphed and pulled out of the radio station's annual megaconcert.
May 13, 2013 |
NEW YORK — Kiefer Sutherland is back as Jack Bauer, Seth MacFarlane has his first live-action TV comedy, Ichabod Crane is the next TV action hero and — for one brief, shining moment — a commercial broadcast network will air a series in which Neil deGrasse Tyson gets all the screen time . Looking to replace lost ratings traction as its "American Idol" winds down, Fox network is diving into the miniseries business feet first. That immersion includes a dusting-off of its canceled hit drama series...
April 24, 2013 |
When Simon Cowell announced this week that Khloe Kardashian would not return this fall as "ko-host" of Fox's "The X Factor," the only surprising thing about the news was the shocking lack of: "While I loved doing ‘X Factor,' my busy schedule simply did not leave me time to return for a second season" announcement from Kardashian. That seemed odd because Britney Spears and L.A. Reid, both of whom exited as judge/mentors, each issued such a statement. The New York Post, which is owned...
January 8, 2013 |
PASADENA, Calif. — After a half-hour spent cooling their heels and speculating which new diva was causing the delay of Fox's "American Idol" Q&A session at Winter TV Press Tour 2013, critics finally got to ask Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj whether the audition brawl leaked to TMZ in October was the real deal or a trumped-up gag to goose show ratings. "We're professionals. Have you ever had an argument with someone you've worked with?" said Minaj, dressed in a pretty beige, clingy dress...
October 4, 2012 |
More than 67 million people watched the first presidential debate of this election cycle — nearly 15 million more than watched the first presidential debate four years ago. That 67 million, however, falls very short of the Mother of All Presidential Debates: the Oct. 28, 1980, smackdown between President Jimmy Carter and Ronald "There You Go, Again" Reagan, which drew a whopping 81 million viewers. About 12 million of the 67 mil who watched President Obama square off against GOP presidential nominee Mitt...
October 3, 2012 |
Fox hit the mother lode Wednesday when video of one new "American Idol" judge attacking another new "Idol" judge got leaked to the media. And if Nicki Minaj — you guessed that, right? — actually did suggest, as one report claims, that if she had a gun, she would shoot Mariah Carey . . . well, you can't make an omelet without breaking some eggs. And by "omelet," we mean the inordinate amount of chatter on television, online and in the social ether Wednesday for a...