The Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore has set another ratings record for MTV.
Thursday's episode drew 8.6 million viewers, improving slightly over the Season 3 premiere to become the network's most-watched series telecast ever.
Golden Globe Awards
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association says a lawsuit filed by a former Golden Globes publicist alleging "payola schemes" is "completely without merit."
"This is no more than the case of a disgruntled former consulting firm, whose contract was not renewed, attempting to take advantage once again of the Globes' international stage for their own gain," the HFPA said in a statement.
Beyond Scared Straight
The debut of A&E's new unscripted show, Beyond Scared Straight, attracted 3.7 million viewers, making it the network's most-watched series to date.
Based on the Emmy and Academy Award-winning documentary Scared Straight!, the series profiles unique approaches to juvenile crime prevention in prisons around the United States. Thursday's premiere was set in a women's prison in Central California.
The Suite Life of Zach and Cody
"Twister" is the name of an upcoming, three-part episode of Suite Life on Deck that pays homage to The Wizard of Oz. But star Debby Ryan says it's also a metaphor for her character Bailey's turbulent relationship with Cody.
"It's the whirlwind relationship of Cody and Bailey," Ryan says. "For all of Season 3, ever since the breakup in Paris, it's been miscommunication after miscommunication. They're finally at this point of wanting to rectify things."
Steven R. McQueen
The Vampire Diaries' Jeremy Gilbert has had it rough. His parents died in a car accident, his first love, Vicki, became a vampire who was staked shortly thereafter, and his second crush, Anna, also a vampire, died just as things were going great for the couple. So when he and his sister's friend Bonnie became close, (most) viewers were thrilled by the possibility of a romance. Star Steven R. McQueen, who plays Jeremy, was among them. "Our characters ended up having such great chemistry ... and it's been a blast to unravel that new path," he says. "At the beginning of Season 2, he starts from square one. When Bonnie is added into the equation, he goes into throwing his heart on the line."
Kiefer Sutherland's first post-24 starring role is on a new web series called The Confession, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The 10 five-to-seven-minute webisodes follow a hitman (Sutherland) who discusses why his victims deserved to die with a priest (John Hurt).
Ted Williams, the 53-year-old former homeless man with the golden voice, is heading to rehab after having a one-on-one with Dr. Phil, the psychologist said in a statement.
"If Ted is ever going to get better, he's got to be honest with himself and admit he's addicted to drugs and alcohol," the statement said.