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OOPS! 'American Idol's' Ratings Drop Big

  • By Sergio
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  • January 17, 2013 5:23 PM
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Of course everyone knows that Fox brought in Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj as judges on American Idol this season to boost the ratings of their flagging reality talent show.

CBS News Names Mellody Hobson As Contributor & Analyst On All CBS News Platforms

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 17, 2013 4:51 PM
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From being recently named as Chairman Of DreamWorks Animation in October, to getting engaged to George Lucas earlier this month, to today's news... Mellody Hobson has been the subject of mainstream press headlines, maybe more-so in recent months, than she'd been in years prior. 

American Masters Launches Season 27 w/ 'Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll'

  • By Shadow And Act
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  • January 17, 2013 3:01 PM
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Details from the press release...

Edi Gathegi Joins Cast Of CW Drama 'Beauty And The Beast' As Top-Secret Agent w/ Skills

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 17, 2013 1:00 PM
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Edi Gathegi joins the cast of the CW drama Beauty and the Beast, playing a character named Kyle, an agent for a top-secret organization who "can easily assess anyone’s weaknesses and happily exploit them."

BET's 'Real Husbands of Hollywood' & 'Second Generation Wayans' Make Ratings History

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 16, 2013 6:24 PM
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No commentary necessary... I'll just point you to the stats below from the BET press release, which tell the whole story (BET is making all kinds of statements with exclamation marks; and The Game hasn't even returned yet):

Jurnee Smollett Joins 'Do No Harm' Cast To Play Phylicia Rashad’s Daughter

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 16, 2013 5:00 PM
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NBC never did pick up the women's prison drama pilot Bad Girls - an adaptation of a UK series - that Jurnee Smollett was a star of. But she'll return to the network for a stint on the Jekyll-and-Hyde-ish thriller, Do No Harm.

Robin Roberts Returning To 'Good Morning America' Earlier Than Expected

  • By Sergio
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  • January 16, 2013 2:01 PM
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You can forget that earlier report I wrote last month about ABC's Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts not returninng to the show after medical leave until the middle of the year.

Thoughts On BET Premieres Of 'Second Generation Wayans' & 'Real Husbands of Hollywood'...?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 16, 2013 12:37 PM
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Kunle Afolayan Teams w/ DStv's AfricaMagic For 26-Episode Docu Series On Yoruba Culture

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 16, 2013 12:05 PM
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Kunle Afolayan is a busy filmmaker! Or maybe we're finally noticing...

Audra McDonald Is Heading To 'The Good Wife'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 15, 2013 3:51 PM
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Audra McDonald will guest-star on an upcoming season 4 episode of CBS' The Good Wife.