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2009-07-12 12:12:57

The U.S. TV series Desperate Housewives will reportedly have two new cast members next season, Jeffrey Nordling and Beau Mirchoff. The Hollywood Reporter said Friday that Nordling will play the husband of fellow new Desperate cast addition, actress Drea DeMatteo, while Mirchoff will take on the role of the couple's son. DeMatteo, who will play the character Angie Vitale on the ABC drama, was previously added as a regular cast member for the show's upcoming sixth season along with Maiara Walsh...

2009-06-08 07:30:00

Identifies the Highest, Lowest Rated Season Pass Programs Actually Viewed by Subscribers Highest Viewed Commercial, Among Both Total and Timeshifted Viewers, Aired in Program Outside Top 10 ALVISO, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO), the creator of and a leader in television services and advertising solutions for digital video recorders (DVRs), today announced the Top 10 Season Pass(TM) programs in April 2009. Using its Stop||Watch(TM) ratings service, TiVo...

2009-04-19 15:34:02

Actress Nicollette Sheridan says she is ready to leave the U.S. TV series Desperate Housewives behind. Sheridan, whose character Edie Britt makes her final Housewives appearance Sunday night, told TV Guide the ABC drama has been slowly becoming more complacent during its five seasons on the air, MSNBC reported. When the show started it was such a different beast. It was exciting and dangerous and funny and edgy and bizarre, said Sheridan, whose character is being killed off in the popular...

2009-03-30 05:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Fertility Association will hold its 7th annual Illuminations LA benefit on April 4th at Villa de Leon, a landmark estate in the bluffs of Castellammare in Pacific Palisades. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience one of Southern California's finest examples of Old World craftsmanship. At this year's Illuminations LA, The AFA will honor Dr. Daoshing Ni of Tao of Wellness with the Joyce M. Vargyas, MD, Visionary Award, and the...

2009-03-15 12:03:37

ABC is dominating its U.S. TV network peers when it comes to online offerings, having nine of the top 10 most-streamed series, the Nielsen ratings group says. Nielsen said in its February VideoCensus report that ABC's Lost topped all other series last month with 2.5 million unique viewers online and 48 million total streams, MediaWeek reported Friday. The series' unique viewers tally for February marked a 41 percent increase compared with January, while its total streams represented a 20...

2009-03-12 07:30:00

- At Least 20% of the Highest Rated Season Premieres were Viewed Three Days or More After Original Airing, Beyond Industry's 'C3' Ratings Window - - Commercials Aired During NFL Football Games were the Most Watched, Though None Cracked the Top 10 in Timeshifted Viewing - ALVISO, Calif., March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO), the creator of and a leader in television services and advertising solutions for digital video recorders (DVRs), today reported that half of...

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2009-02-12 06:14:17

Nicollette Sheridan's publicist has confirmed the British-born television actress is leaving the U.S. series Desperate Housewives. Sheridan, 45, plays Edie Britt on the popular TV comedy/drama. She had a great time on the show and is looking forward to her next project, her representative told People magazine. Her final episode doesn't air until April. The publicist didn't specify what the former Knots Landing actress plans to do next. The Season 5 finale of Housewives is set air in May.

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2009-02-03 20:22:50

The names of the cast members of the next edition of Dancing with the Stars are to be dropped throughout ABC's Sunday night lineup, the U.S. network said. Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron is to announce the names of the next contestants in interstitials throughout ABC's prime time schedule, beginning with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and followed by Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters. ABC.com will post the Season 8 names as they're revealed on air. The first live...

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2009-01-20 14:59:33

Marcia Cross's publicist has confirmed to People magazine the U.S. actress's stockbroker husband, Tom Mahoney, is being treated for cancer. The couple wed in June 2006 and are the parents of nearly 2-year-old fraternal twin daughters. He is currently under treatment and is responding very well, Heidi Slan told People regarding Mahoney's health. The magazine said no other details were available regarding what kind of cancer Mahoney has or what type of treatment he is receiving. Cross is best...

2009-01-12 14:57:55

U.S. TV ratings for the 66th annual Golden Globe Awards showed marked improvement over last year's truncated version, Nielsen figures show. With an average of a 4.8 rating/11 share in adults 18-49 and 14.6 million viewers overall from 8 to 11 p.m., NBC's awards telecast easily bested the press conference-style 2008 show necessitated by a writers strike and were solid, Variety reported. Even so, the numbers represented the lowest Nielsen ratings for a regular Golden Globes ceremony since NBC...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'