Viewers of the CBS hit Blue Bloods may feel like they've gone through a time warp when they see executive producer Leonard Goldberg's credit on the screen. One of network TV's most successful execs, he oversaw programming at ABC in the 1960s, produced such hits as Charlie's Angels and Starsky & Hutch with Aaron Spelling in the 1970s and was responsible for some of the most memorable made-for-TV movies of the '80s before heading into film. Goldberg, who turns 77 this month, told us what it's like to be back on the front lines of prime time.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Lisa Vanderpump says she was verbally attacked at the Beverly Hills Polo Lounge on Christmas Eve.
VanderPump told TMZ that she was having dinner with her husband, two elderly people, and Los Angeles news reporter Robert Kovacik when a man walked up to her table and began berating her. When Kovacik, a longtime reporter at the NBC affiliate in L.A., stood up and asked the man to stop, Vanderpump says the man punched Kovacik and shoved her husband to the floor.
Bud Greenspan, the Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker who chronicled the journeys of Olympic athletes for six decades, has died. He was 84.
Greenspan died Saturday in his New York City home from complications of Parkinson's disease, according to The Associated Press.
The Mentalist's Simon Baker is finalizing a deal with Warner Bros. Television for more than $30 million, Deadline.com reports.
That figure includes money already promised to Baker in his current contract. As part of the new deal with Warner Bros., which produces The Mentalist, Baker will add another year to his six-season contract. He'll also get a producer credit on the series beginning in Season 5 and he will receive an additional piece of the show's royalties. Warner Bros. sold the syndication rights to TNT in November 2009 for $2.2 million per episode.
Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris
Hugh Hefner gave his girlfriend a pretty good Christmas gift.
The 84-year-old Playboy founder proposed to his 24-year-old girlfriend, Crystal Harris Friday night. "I gave Crystal a ring. A truly memorable Christmas Eve," Hefner tweeted. "When I gave Crystal the ring, she burst into tears. This is the happiest Christmas weekend in memory."
Hefner later clarified that he did indeed ask Harris to marry him. "Yes, the ring I gave Crystal is an engagement ring," he wrote. "I didn't mean to make a mystery out of it. A very merry Christmas to all."
Hugh Laurie lends his House voice (if not his dignity) to this repeat from last December, in which Peter grabs the reins of Pewterschmidt Industries after Lois' dad, Carter, suffers a heart attack and lapses into a coma (that's where House comes in). Peter's management style certainly won't surprise regular Family Guy viewers, and taxpayers can be relieved that Pewterschmidt Industries didn't receive a bailout. Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons have voice cameos in their Big Bang Theory roles. — Paul Droesch
Read on for previews of Brian Boitano Skating Spectacular, The Sound of Music, Sunday Night Football, Little Caesars Bowl, Masterpiece Contemporary and My Kid Survived.
Filmmaker and TV producer Tyler Perry is bringing a Christmas miracle to an Atlanta grandmother who recently lost her home in a fire.
Rosa Lee Ransby and her 4-year-old great-granddaughter escaped a fire Tuesday in her Coweta County, Ga., home, The Associated Press reports. Firefighters began soliciting donations soon after for the 88-year-old woman.
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Lindsay Lohan's Christmas wish came true. Dawn Holland, a former Betty Ford staffer who accused Lohan of battery, has dropped the charges.
"Dawn will not continue to press charges against Lindsay, nor will she be assisting any further in the investigation or prosecution," Holland's lawyer told TMZ. "A crime has quite simply not been committed by Ms. Lohan."
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