Letterman to Retire from “Late Show” in 2015

David Letterman saying good night to ‘Late Night’ (via AFP) David Letterman, a pillar of American late-night TV talk shows, announced that he will be stepping down as host of “Late Night” on CBS next year after a 22-year run. “We don’t have the timetable for this precisely down,” said Letterman, 66, during a…

Aaron Paul Teases Reporter for Not Watching Breaking Bad

Aaron Paul teases reporter for NOT watching Breaking Bad (via ITN) Subscribe to TheShowbiz411! http://bit.ly/1dXOPuV As Need For Speed hits UK cinemas on 12th March, Aaron Paul chats adrenaline, testosterone levels on-set, flirting with his co-star, Dominic Cooper, and his man-crush on former James Bond actor, Pierce…

Super Bowl TV Ads

Super Bowl Commercials 2014 Preview – The New York Times (via New York Times Video) Advertising columnist Stuart Elliott discusses which Super Bowl commercials have already generated the most buzz. Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1nw1lu8 Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video —————————————————————…

Actor James Ivory of “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” Fame Has Died

‘Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ Father James Avery Dies (via Repost Video News) Actor James Avery, most notable for his role in “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” passed away Tuesday night. Co-star Alfonso Ribeiro confirmed the news.

Duck Commander Suspension Lifted by A&E

A&E to End Phil Robertson’s ‘Duck Dynasty’ Suspension (via ABC News) Reality television star can resume taping next season’s shows despite anti-gay comment scandal.

Giada Slices Her Finger for Thanksgiving Special

The Morning Dish: November 25 (via Repost Video News) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Food Network host Giada De Laurentiis had a bloody mess on her hands Saturday when she sliced open her finger while filming the channel’s annual Thanksgiving Live special; plus, the biggest names in music came together at the American…

My New Scandal Addiction

When a friend recently asked if I was a Scandal fan, I thought he was talking about Anthony Weiner, not a TV series. I had never seen the show.

Actress Marcia Wallace of Simpson’s & Newhart Fame Dies

‘Simpsons’ voice actress of ‘Mrs Krabappel’ dies (via AFP) Marcia Wallace, the voice of Edna Krabappel — Bart Simpson’s jaded, chain-smoking schoolteacher on the animated show “The Simpsons” — has died, the show producers said Saturday. She was 70. Wallace died in Los Angeles of complications from pneumonia…

Kevin Spacey: End of Traditional TV

In Case You haven’t Seen the Kevin Spacey Video Everyone’s Watching… (via The eTail Blog) Everyone in the tech industry is passing around this video of Kevin Spacey talking about how Netflix (and other tech companies) will blow up the traditional TV industry. In an edited version of Spacey’s speech below, he talks about how […]

Who Needs TV Channels to Win a TV Award?

Is Netflix killing cable television? (via The Economist) NEXT MONTH the Emmy’s, the American television awards, could label a show that never appeared on a television channel as the year’s best drama. “House of Cards”, a series about political maneuvering starring the actor Kevin Spacey (pictured),…

Time Warner, “I Want My CBS”

CBS, Time Warner exchange black eyes (via NJ.com) Time Warner Cable and CBS can’t see eye to eye. The cable company’s latest offer to end its five-day old blackout of the nation’s most-watched commercial network was rejected by CBS chief Les Moonves as a “sham.” Time Warner CEO Glenn Britt…

Barbara Walters Close to Retiring

Barbara Walters close to retiring after 52 years: report (via GlobalPost) The 83-year-old, who has had several recent health scares, will officially leave the air next May, according to multiple reports. Jennifer Mattson Barbara Walters is set to retire from broadcasting in May 2014, according to a number of sources, including reports from Deadline and […]

Big Changes for The Tonight Show

‘Tonight Show’ to Switch Hosts, Coasts? (via NewsLook) Video News by NewsLook var nl_rand = “jRDJrsGLKMo34T8Z”, NewsLook = NewsLook || {}; NewsLook.embeds = NewsLook.embeds || {}; NewsLook.embeds[nl_rand] = { video_id : ‘554607’, feed_user_id : ‘476’, metadata_for_select : [], metadata_override : [], preview_hashlike_metadata : {“width”:null,”height”:null…

Good Night Chet. Good Night David.

What Boomer does not know this famous TV news sign-off? The Huntley-Brinkley Report on NBC was the most watched news report for many years including the entire decade of the 60’s. Of course their top competitor was Walter Cronkite on CBS.

Sending Love to Rhoda

TV Icon Valerie Harper Has Terminal Brain Cancer (via NewsLook) Harper, who won four Emmys for playing Rhoda Morgenstern, revealed she has just months to live.