This week's gold-medal question: Can NBC reverse its spotty track record when it comes to using the ratings boost of the Olympics to launch new programs? (Remember the Summer 2012 debacle when the network interrupted the flow of London's Closing Ceremony to inflict Animal Practice on an unwilling captive audience?)
The news is better this weekend, during the closing nights of the Games. The comedies getting a sneak peek are considerably more entertaining than Animal Practice — what wouldn't be? — and they won't air until after that night's Olympics packages are finished.
First up is NBC's best new comedy of the season (including the star-driven disappointments that flopped on Thursdays this fall): About a Boy, airing Saturday night at approximately 11/10c before moving to its regular time period next Tuesday at 9/8c. This charmingly offbeat ...
Former South African president and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela died Thursday, according to South Africa President Jacob Zuma. He was 95.
Mandela was hospitalized on June 8 after his health deteriorated as the result of a recurring lung infection. Mandela had...
Nelson Mandela has been discharged from the hospital, the Associated Press reports.
The former South African president, still in critical condition, was released Sunday from the Pretoria hospital where he had been hospitalized for the last nearly three months. He was taken by ambulance to his Johannesburg home where he'll receive intensive care.
Fall TV: Hot scoop!
Mitt Romney has faced some tough questions on the campaign trail, and he was presented with another difficult one during a recently-taped interview for Live! With Kelly and Michael: Snooki or Honey Boo Boo?
"Do you know who either of these are?" Kelly Ripa asked the Republican presidential nominee after her co-host Michael Strahan presented him with the choice. (Romney had said earlier in the interview that he didn't "keep up" with the Kardashians.)
John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston have donated about $10,000 to the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund during a visit to South Africa, according to The Associated Press.
Travolta, Preston and daughter Ella Bleu, 10, spent time with the children whom the foundation supported over the weekend.
John Travolta and Kelly Preston are expecting
The fund was set up by Mandela — the first black South African president —to provide services for less fortunate children.
Travolta, who spoke about ...