What's the buzz ...

Monday, December 19, 2005

These are some of the stories buzzing in the entertainement industry the past week collected from my posts over at Thoughts from the Couch over at Media Village.

In television news, we have a number of stories this week. Breaking news came in on Friday that West Wing actor John Spencer died suddenly of a heart attack. No news on how West Wing will deal with this loss. It will definitely affect the show. Earlier in the week, it was reported that Martha Stewart's daytime show was renewed for a second season.There are also some rumblings about Jessica Simpson appearing in another reality series. She just filed for divorce from husband Nick Lachey on Friday. Buzz is still surrounding Arrested Development as well. FOX still hasn't officially canceled the comedy series, but two other networks are already jumping to take the series on. Read all about it and my thoughts on the raw deal FOX is giving this Emmy award winning series. Buzz about NBC's coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympics has already begun, and the event is still weeks away. Check out more on the event here.

In cable television news, HBO announced late last week about it joining forces with Cingular to offer programming via that phones network. Read all about the deal HBO made here. You can also check out the feature story from my blog this week on how cable companies are trying to appease the FCC by becoming more family friendly in the New Year. You can read all about that here.

Lastly, we have my TV Diary for last week which covers many shows covered here on this blog and whatever else I decided to watch. This most recent entry discusses shows such as Grey's Anatomy, Bones, The Gauntlet II, Freddie, The O.C. and Ghost Whisperer.

In movie news, you can check out what DVD's were released last week. I also have more coverage on last week's release of Kong. You can find more thoughts on the movie here and here. also find out about this week's other movie release, The Family Stone, here. Find out how the movies did in my weekly Box Office Report.

In music related news, read about Ashlee Simpson's collapse here and here.

Don't forget to check out my new Blog of the Week! This weeks' blog is Kitty Can Scratch, the blog of one woman living in NYC! Check her out on my sidebar.


Avik said...

May Peace
Hope and Love
be with you
and Always

Merry Christmas!

The Surging Waves.

Mic said...

Sad to hear about Spencer, he was a pretty good character actor.

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