>Companies are pulling their ads from Fox News' The Glenn Beck Program after Beck called President Barack Obama a racist during a broadcast.
Geico and Lawyers.com (which is owned by Lexis Nexis) have both pulled advertising from Beck's show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Geico is one of the country's largest advertisers, spending more than a quarter-billion dollars for the first half of 2009, according to Nielsen Co.
Fox noted that the cable networks will not lose revenue, as the companies are simply shifting their ads to other programs. Additionally, Procter & Gamble, Progressive Insurance and SC Johnson said their ads were never supposed to run during Beck's program and the mistake would be corrected.
The controversy stems from a July 28 broadcast when Beck called Obama a racist with "a deep-seated hatred for white people." The comments led ...
Jillian Harris, Ed Swideriski
A contestant on The Bachelorette says winner Ed Swiderski openly talked about having a girlfriend during the competition to win Jillian Harris' heart.
"Dave [Good] and I both remember Ed saying he had a girlfriend," Wes Hayden told Us Weekly. "But we are not the kind who are going to run our mouths."
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Hayden, who was also accused on the show of having a girlfriend back home, wasn't alone in his criticism. Finalist Reid Rosenthal said ...
Why so many nursing shows lately? It may be the economy's fault.
Showtime's Nurse Jackie and TNT's HawthoRNe will soon be joined by NBC's new drama Mercy. It's just another sign that the recession has turned networks' attention from upscale doctors and lawyers to the pink-collar workers who didn't always get their due on the air.
Emmy Award Statue
The Television Academy has scrapped its much-maligned plan to time-shift several awards at next month's Emmy Awards.
"This decision was made to mend relationships within the television community and to allow executive producer Don Mischer to focus his full attention on producing the creative elements in the telecast," Academy Chairman-CEO John Shaffner said in a statement. "Our goal is to celebrate ...
After storming out of American Idol in what equated to a very public huff, Paula Abdul is now unemployed. During last week's TV previews in Los Angeles, Fox execs said they were sad to see her go after a protracted contract dispute. Abdul also expressed her sadness in her initial tweet about her departure, but soon enough was talking about the "many wonderful offers" that have come her way since her announcement. (She's already filmed two guest spots for Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva and will reportedly drop in on Ugly Betty this fall.)
So dry off your hankies, America! Paula is going to be just fine. Just a few days after Fox's initial confirmation of her departure, journalists zeroed in on ABC Entertainment president Steve Macpherson, asking him if he'd bring Abdul into the Alphabet fold. "I think she's a huge talent," he said. "We'd love to get a piece of that." He even surprised the crowd when he announced that he had already called her to see if they could work together in the future.
But where could Abdul fit into ABC's strong lineup of doctors and housewives and snarky sitcoms? Let's weigh the options:
Dancing With The Stars
Dancing with the Stars producers have set a rehearsal limit for the Season 9 couples in an attempt to reduce the number of injuries that have afflicted celebrities and pros alike in seasons past.
"They will ...
Heroes is gonna call a Ghostbuster in for a guest role this season.
Ernie Hudson, who played Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters franchise, will join the NBC drama for a multi-episode arc, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Hudson will play Captain Bullock, a Baltimore detective who is on the trail of one of the super-powered characters.
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We've seen G.I. Joe hunk Channing Tatum shirtless, but get ready to see a whole lot more of him.
In a video acquired by Us, the then-18-year-old Tatum strips at a ...