The Paley Center For Media Celebrates LGBT Equality At Annual Gala

If you’re a lover of television, as I am, then the Paley Center For Media is the place for you. It celebrates television of all kinds past, present and future and on November 12 in Los Angeles, it will celebrate the impact television has had on LGBT Equality. The Paley Center L.A. Gala Benefit will feature […]

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NBA’s Return Draws Big TV ratings on Christmas

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA fans seem more excited about basketball’s return than bitter about the lockout based on television ratings for the league’s delayed openers. The five Christmas games Sunday averaged 6.2 million viewers based on fast national ratings, up from 6 million last year. The Bulls-Lakers matchup was the third most-watched regular-season game […]

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Kris Humphries Wants Prenup Tossed

Hell hath no fury like a Humphinator scorned! It looks like Kris Humphries is devising a smart legal strategy: According to The New York Post, the 26-year-old NBA baller is seeking an annulment—not only because he doesn’t believe in divorce—but also to illegitimize the prenup. But it’s not moolah he wants, says a source; Kris […]

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ESPN Announces Documentary Film Slate; New Series

By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – ESPN revealed its fall lineup of documentary films, as well as its upcoming series “Rise Up” at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hilton Wednesday. Beginning Tuesday, September 27 at 8 p.m., ESPN Films will air seven documentary films under its “30 for 30” banner […]

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Shaquille O’Neal Joins Turner Sports As Analyst

Shaquille O’Neal has agreed to a multiyear deal with Turner Sports to become an analyst on its NBA coverage. O’Neal, who retired last month, will join TNT’s studio show with Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson. He also will contribute to NBA TV and NBA.com. O’Neal’s agreement includes a development deal with Turner’s entertainment […]

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Miami Heat Star Sues To Keep Ex Off ‘Basketball Wives’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Miami Heat basketball forward Chris Bosh has filed a lawsuit to prevent his ex-girlfriend who is the mother of his child from appearing on the next season of VH1’s reality show “Basketball Wives.” Bosh, who filed the suit on Monday in California federal court, accused his former girlfriend, Allison Mathis, and […]

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NBA Finale Big Seller on Television

NEW YORK – Not since Michael Jordan’s final championship has a pro basketball game drawn a bigger audience than last week’s seventh game of the Lakers-Celtics series. The Nielsen Co. said Tuesday that 28.2 million people watched Kobe Bryant’s Lakers win their second straight NBA championship. It was the most-watched NBA game since Jordan led […]

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Basketball, Hockey Championships Gain TV Viewers

By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer NEW YORK Television viewership is up for the championship rounds of professional basketball and hockey. It may not be a coincidence that they’re available on high-definition TV in a majority of American homes this year for the first time. The Nielsen Co. says the first two games of the […]

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