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The TV Column: April, 2011

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Stephen Colbert will sing infamous ‘Friday’ tune on Jimmy Fallon’s show

Fallon’s viewers donated $26,000 to charity, so Stephen Colbert will (has to) take the stage.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:18 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/31/2011

‘American Idol’ 2011: Top 11 sing Elton John tunes

Scotty drawls! Pia flaps! Durbin almost ignites!

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 03/30/2011

‘American Idol’ top 11 perform (again) — will the “save” help Casey?

Casey Abrams was saved by the judges last week and almost passed out on the spot...but history shows the “save” doesn’t always help in the long run.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:10 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Charlie Sheen to try improv on Drew Carey’s new GSN series

Embattled actor to appear on GSN’s new “Drew Carey’s Improv-A-Ganza.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:06 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 03/30/2011

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Poll: Which duo has least chemistry?

Season 12 casting: Which dancing couple is most like bad blind date?

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:18 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/30/2011

‘Dancing With the Stars’ 2011 results night: First dancer cut [Poll added]

The first celeb-dancer pair cut; Chris Brown performs.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 03/29/2011

FX picks up ‘Justified’ for a third season

A week after the cable network canceled boxing drama “Lights Out,” it had some good news to boast about.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:58 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 03/29/2011

Rosie O’Donnell: The new Oprah?

OWN announced Tuesday that Rosie will shoot her new talk show from Harpo Studios in the fall.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:45 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/29/2011

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Spring 2011: Performance night, take 2

With no elimination last week, the 11 pairs take the stage to dance again.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 03/28/2011

Next Ken Burns docu project: The Vietnam War

TV COLUMN | Ken Burns will produce a 10-12 hour documentary about the history “and meaning” of the Vietnam War.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:47 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 03/28/2011

NCAA men’s basketball tournament most-watched since 2005

Sunday’s VCU-Kansas and Kentucky-UNC games were highly rated as well.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:07 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 03/28/2011

Tom Bergeron: Don’t make me interview Chris Brown

The ‘Dancing With the Stars’ host says would not agree to abstain from asking Brown — who is performing on ‘DWTS’ this week — about his temper tantrum backstage at ABC’s ’Good Morning America.’

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:59 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 03/28/2011

DJ Megatron: BET personality killed in New York City

The BET personality and radio DJ was shot and killed early Sunday morning.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:02 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 03/28/2011

Bret Michaels sues CBS, producers over Tony Awards incident

Remember when Bret Michaels walked into a piece of the set at the 2009 awards show? He’s now suing the network and producers, saying it led to his brain hemorrhage.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:01 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 03/28/2011

CBS renews ‘Amazing Race,’ ‘Undercover Boss’

Both reality shows are picked up for another season.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:51 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 03/25/2011

‘American Idol’ 2011 results night: Shocker

30 million votes got it wrong, judges say.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:28 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Chris Brown apologizes...kinda

The singer appears on BET’s “106 & Park” to talk about Tuesday’s “Good Morning America” incident.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Discovery execs land during airport tower bungle

Executives from Silver Spring, Md.-based Discovery Communications were on one of the flights that landed at National Airport with an unmanned traffic control tower.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:38 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 03/24/2011

TV nets sked Liz Taylor marathons, bio, mess o’ ‘Cleopatra’ [Updated]

Three cable channels announce Taylor movie marathon, biography docu, and a mess o’ ‘Cleopatra’

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:20 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 03/24/2011

Elizabeth Taylor a hot topic on talk shows

The tributes to the actress poured in on shows during the day.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:06 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/24/2011

‘American Idol’ 2011: Top 11 perform Motown tunes

The 11 Idolettes sing Motown songs on performance night.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Aflac debuts new, Gilbert Gottfried-less commercial

A new commercial starring the Aflac duck will premiere Wednesday night.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:31 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 03/23/2011

Six weeks in the life of “Friday’s” Rebecca Black

The teen Youtube sensation appears on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:30 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 03/22/2011

Chris Brown storms off ‘Good Morning America’ after Rihanna question

Singer Chris Brown blew up after Robin Roberts asked him about Rihanna.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:47 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 03/22/2011

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 12 debut: We watch so you don’t have to

TV COLUMN | Season 12’s celebs trot their stuff on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ debut.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:05 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 AM ET, 03/22/2011

Charlie Sheen pops up on Jimmy Kimmel’s ABC show [video]

Fired “Two and a Half Men” star plugs his upcoming tour, teases talks with Fox.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:00 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/18/2011

‘American Idol’ 2011: Who got sent home?

Black Eyed Peas debut single; JLo vows to tone down ‘Idol’ backup band

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  American Idol

Posted at 07:52 PM ET, 03/17/2011

NBC picks up ‘Office,’ ‘Parks,’ ‘Community’ for next season

Three Thursday comedies coming back for 2011-12 TV season

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:52 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 03/17/2011

Cable nets race to be first with Charlie Sheen meltdown special

TLC and Bio channels go mano a mano with Sunday Sheen shows.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:55 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/17/2011

‘American Idol’ 2011: Top 12 perform: We watch so you don’t have to

This week we’re condemned to watch the 12 remaining Idolettes perform songs from the year they were born.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  American Idol

Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Who will be the new Aflac duck?

Late night host Jimmy Fallon has suggestions.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:16 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 03/16/2011

Comedy Central roasts Donald Trump [Updated with ratings]

Comedians join together to roast the “Apprentice” star

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:40 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/16/2011

‘Glee’: Regionals, and The Kiss — We watch so you don’t have to [updated with ratings]

Kathy Griffin guest stars as the glee club performs original covers for the first time.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Charlie Sheen’s Sacked by Warner Bros. Tour — already sold out [updated ]

Charlie Sheen’s live “tour” (two cities) sold out in 18 minutes

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:27 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 03/15/2011

NBC officially unveils ‘The Voice’ cast [updated]

Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton are the judges.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:11 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Tasteless Tweets cost Gottfried Aflac duck gig [updated]

Tasteless jokes cost comic Aflac duck voice gig

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:23 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Kathy Griffin guest stars on tonight’s ‘Glee’

Kathy Griffin appears on Tuesday night’s “Glee”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:23 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Fox delays Spielberg’s ‘Terra Nova’ — again

Steven Spielberg sci-fi drama won’t launch until next season

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:03 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 03/14/2011

CNN looking for new DC bureau chief

Current bureau chief David Bohrman named SVP of CNN Worldwide

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:39 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 03/14/2011

NBC repurposing “Today’s” Charlie Sheen interview — for TLC

Discovery’s TLC cable network has bought a fast-tracked “documentary” about sacked “Two and Half Men” star Charlie Sheen.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:01 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 03/14/2011

ReelzChannel struggles to sell ads for Kennedy miniseries

The miniseries has only sold 20 percent of its ads, the head of ReelzChannel tells The Hollywood Reporter.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:43 AM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 03/11/2011

Kathy Griffin on Sarah Palin on ‘Nightline’: The director’s cut

Kathy Griffin responds to Sarah Palin calling her a bully

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:20 AM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 03/11/2011

Jon Cryer tells Conan: Charlie Sheen is right, I am a troll

On “Conan,” Jon Cryer responds to his former “Two and a Half Men” costar.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:03 AM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 03/11/2011

'American Idol' 2011: ...and then there were 12

One singer went home after America voted on Wednesday night.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:30 AM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Charlie Sheen’s next project? Cooking show!

Charlie Sheen makes a Funny or Die video.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:43 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 03/10/2011

This Day in Charlie Sheen

Roundup of blather about Charlie Sheen so far this morning..

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:46 AM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:47 AM ET, 03/10/2011

‘Idol’ recap: The top 13 perform

The 13 Idolettes sing tunes by their personal idols Wednesday night. We watched so you don’t have to.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:47 AM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  American Idol

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 03/09/2011

Julianne Moore to be Sarah Palin for HBO

HBO’s “Game Change” will star Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:07 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 03/09/2011

Sheen’s final performance on ‘Sheen’s Korner’

Charlie Sheen makes another appearance on his web show.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:59 AM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 03/09/2011

Charlie Sheen comic book in the works

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:30 AM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 AM ET, 03/09/2011

‘Glee’: Gwyneth Paltrow returns! And talks about sex!

Gwyneth Paltrow comes back to “Glee” as a substitute teacher.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:30 AM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 03/08/2011

Sheen-ologists answer questions no one is asking them

Talking heads volunteer easy quotes on Sheen story

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:19 PM ET, 03/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/08/2011

Gwyneth Paltrow, future country star, is back on 'Glee'

Gwyneth Paltrow returns for a second guest star stint on “Glee”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 03/08/2011

Charlie Sheen: Gone from 'Two and a Half Men,' but still starring in 'Sheen's Korner'

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:01 AM ET, 03/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 03/07/2011

Charlie Sheen fired from “Two and a Half Men” [Updated]

Charlie Sheen officially fired from CBS’s “Two and a Half Men”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:23 PM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 03/07/2011

Sarah Palin and ‘SNL’ tackle Kathy Griffin, Charlie Sheen

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:20 AM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 03/04/2011

‘American Idol’ 2011: 25 million watch unveiling of Top-13

Fox clocks TV’s biggest non-sports Thursday in 4 years

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:55 PM ET, 03/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 03/04/2011

TV nets find more ways to poke and probe Charlie Sheen story

Networks can’t let go of Charlie Sheen ratings machine

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:18 PM ET, 03/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 AM ET, 03/04/2011

‘American Idol’ 2011: Lucky 13 [Updated w/ Poll]

‘American Idol’ 2011 finalists unveiled

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:30 AM ET, 03/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 03/03/2011

‘Two and a Half Men’ star Jon Cryer: ‘This is a trainwreck’

Charlie Sheen addresses show shutdown in ‘Ellen’ gag

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:48 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 03/03/2011

'Two and a Half Men' star Jon Cryer: "This is a trainwreck"

Charlie Sheen's "Two and a Half Men" co-star has finally spoken out about Sheen's Scorched Earth Media Tour. Jon Cryer used comedy to make his point -- remember, it's supposed to be a comedy show? Here is a preview of Cryer making a guest appearance on Ellen DeGeneres's syndicated show...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:33 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Charlie Sheen

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Charlie Sheen plays yet another role in Scorched Earth Media Tour

Charlie Sheen, our generation's Laurence Olivier, took on another yet another role Wednesday - Frantic Father -- and executed it brilliantly, as he continued his Scorched Earth Media Tour.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:41 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Charlie Sheen

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 03/02/2011

‘American Idol’ 2011: Top 12 girls perform

The Top 12 girls perform for your votes on ‘American Idol’

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:58 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Charlie Sheen's celebrity-studded Twitter army continues to grow

"@charliesheen can u please send me the address to ur house? Ive been dreamin about a party like this all my life #winning!" Charlie Sheen. (Rick Wilking/Reuters) That's hip-hop artist, music mogul, clothing line creator, Mercedes car ad star, and now Charlie Sheen follower Sean P. Puff Diddy Daddy Combs....

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:09 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Charlie Sheen

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Christine O'Donnell can't dance and write at same time

The day after ABC unveiled its Christine O'Donnell-less list of competitors for the spring 2011 edition of "Dancing with the Stars," O'Donnell posted a statement in re her decision to walk away from the offer to participate.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:23 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Chuck Lorre: I understand that I'm under a lot of pressure to respond to certain statements...

At the end of Monday night's episode of the CBS sitcom "Mike & Molly," its creator Chuck Lorre -- who also is the creator of "Two and a Half Men" -- seemed to be responding to "Men" star Charlie Sheen's ongoing media tirade about that show and working with Lorre....

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:57 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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