Judge Judy is heading to prime time this spring for a one-hour special, CBS announced Wednesday.
Airing Tuesday, May 20 (8/7c), Judge Judy Primetime will take a look at how Family Court Judge Judith Sheindlin became a household name. The special will also feature new cases and classic "Judyisms," her one-liners that have been parodied on Saturday Night Live and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
This week, Miley Cyrus introduced twerking to the masses at MTV's Video Music Awards — and inspired some hilarious reaction shots. Dean Norris "spoiled" the end of Breaking Bad, Judge Judy staged a flash mob, and the cast of Bunheads made a farewell video for its fans. Meredith Vieira also launched her own YouTube channel and the official trailer for Ravenswood premiered. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
There is a new king of late night, according to TV Guide Magazine's annual survey of star salaries. And he's a very rich king.
The Daily Show host Jon Stewart is now earning between $25-30 million a year, according to several sources (his network, Comedy Central, did not comment). That puts Stewart ahead of the past perennial late night salary leaders Jay Leno and David Letterman. Leno took a significant pay cut last year, as NBC wanted to reduce costs at Tonight. He now earns around $20 million a year after being up near $30 million. Letterman is also said to be in the $20 million range as the license fee CBS pays to his production company, Worldwide Pants, for Late Show has been reduced in recent years.
District Attorney Adam Levy, who's the son of Judge Judy star Judith Sheindlin, is suing a local sheriff in New York for $5 million, claiming that the sheriff interfered in a child rape case.
The verdict is in: Judge Judy will be on the air at least through 2017.
Judy Sheindlin has signed a multi-year deal with CBS Television Distribution that will carry her show through its 21st season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.