After 25 years, Barbara Walters is leaving her signature gig as host of ABC's 20/20 this fall. But the 72-year-old TV icon is not retiring from the news biz. She'll keep her day job as producer/cohost of The View and continue doing prime-time specials for the network. "I want to have more flexibility in my life," she says, "without the responsibilities of a weekly newsmagazine." It must be nice.
Regis Philbin is being enlisted to save ABC again. The network is bringing Who Wants to Be a Millionaire back to prime time with Philbin in the hot seat. For one week next month, ABC will air a one-week Super Millionaire with a jackpot up to $10 million. If successful, the network plans to run it into the ground again.
Two low-budget films you've never heard of the time-travel drama
Primer and the rock band documentary DIG! won top honors
at the Sundance Film Festival over the weekend. Contain your excitement.
German-born photographer Helmut Newton, best known for his racy
black-and-white portraits of women, died Friday in a car crash. He was 83.
According to reports, Newton lost control of his Cadillac while leaving the
famed Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles. Despite the tragedy, a Berlin
museum showcasing Newton's work will open in June as planned.
Last night's live broadcast of the 61st annual Golden Globe Awards was a salute to the best in entertainment in '03. But was the ceremony itself entertainment deserving of a salute? To answer that $64,000 question, TV Guide Online put the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's black-tie back-slap to the test, bestowing upon it points for every moment that genuinely amused us... and taking them away whenever we had to pop a No-Doz. Sixty credits (out of a possible 100) were needed to earn a D-minus. So, did the to-do make the grade? Read on to find out. We stayed up late to do the math for you, people; the least you can do is read our review!
Presenter No. 1 Meryl Streep announced, "I've never opened an envelope before." Which must make answering her fan mail quite a challenge. (One point.) Later, accepting her own award, she made a stunning discovery: "I just realized you can see co
ABC has had a change of heart about Threat Matrix. The network, which recently picked the show up for a full 22-episode season, has trimmed its order to 16 episodes.