Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 12:23PM EDT
CNBC is reviving Deal or No Deal with Howie Mandel returning as host
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The hit game show that was broadcast on NBC from 2005 to 2009 is coming back later this year with Mandel back at the helm. “Our primetime programs, with their focus on business and money, strive to be both entertaining and instructive,” CNBC chairman Mark Hoffman said in a statement. “Shows like The Profit and Shark Tank are built around high stakes and high rewards. Those same elements live at the heart of Deal or No Deal, which is why we believe it to be a perfect fit.” Several future celebrities got their first break on Deal or No Deal as briefcase girls, including Chrissy Teigen, Meghan Markle and Real Housewives of Atlanta's Claudia Jordan.
HBO drama chief regrets saying Big Little Lies cast "raped" the network with Season 2 salary demands
“From a budget standpoint, going into Season 2 of Big Little Lies without any options in place, we’ve been… um… short of raped,” Deadline quoted HBO drama chief Francesca Orsi as saying at the INTV conference in Jerusalem. After her words were picked up, Orsi walked back her comments. “Obviously, I am embarrassed by my poor choice of words,” she said on Tuesday in a statement to TVLine. “We are extremely proud of Big Little Lies and excited for the second season.”
HBO exec says "we're going big" with Game of Thrones spinoffs, hints at many deaths in final season
HBO's head of drama Francesca Orsi hinted that there will be multiple deaths. "None of the cast had received the scripts prior, and one by one they started falling down to their deaths," she says of sitting in on the final season read-through. Meanwhile, Orsi said of the spinoffs that "we're going big," adding: “It feels like corporate malfeasance to not continue it. That’s why it spawned three, four, five spinoffs."
Fox wants a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot to happen, but only if Joss Whedon says yes
Calling Buffy the "most ripe show" Fox has for a reboot, Fox TV group chair Gary Newman said at INTV conference in Jerusalem: “It’s something we talk about frequently, and Joss Whedon is really one of the greatest creators we ever worked with. When Joss decides it’s time, we’ll do it. And until Joss decides it’s time, it won’t happen.” ALSO: Newman admits he probably “wouldn’t get out of the building alive” if he rebooted Buffy. ALSO: Whedon said last year he worries about TV reboots, but won't rule out a Buffy revival.
American Idol's second night was no match for The Voice
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
After premiering Sunday to a strong 10.3 million viewers, Idol fell to 8.4 million on its second night. Meanwhile, the heavyweight singing competition The Voice attracted 11.7 million viewers on Monday. ALSO: Katy Perry accidentally flashed her fellow Idol judges.
Joy Behar apologizes on The View for her Mike Pence comments comparing his Christianity with mental illness
After Behar apologized privately to the vice president, he asked that she "use the form of that program or some other public forum to apologize to tens of millions of Americans who were equally offended." So this morning, Behar publicly apologized for her comments on The View. "I think Vice President Pence is right,” she said “I was raised to respect everyone’s religious faith and I fell short of that. I sincerely apologize for what I said.”
James Corden regrets "homophobic" sketch from his short-lived 2009 BBC comedy show
Source: Digital Spy
Corden teamed with his Gavin & Stacey co-star Matthew Horne for the BBC sketch comedy show Horne & Corden in 2009, which included a homophobic sketch. Reflecting on the controversy, The Late Late Show host said "I can't imagine we would do that sketch today." ALSO: CBS debuts six-episode James Corden’s Next James Corden on Snapchat.
ABC docuseries will tell The Story of the Royals
The two-night, four-hour docuseries will mark the latest partnership between ABC and People magazine after last year's successful The Story of Diana. The Story of the Royals will look closely at the key figures in four generations of the British Royal family.
CBS News boss talks 60 Minutes' Stormy Daniels interview, recalls asking Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell to announce Charlie Rose firing without a script
“The only reason it hasn’t run is that there’s still a lot of journalistic work to do,” CBS News president David Rhodes, speaking at the INTV conference in Jerusalem, said of the buzzworthy interview Anderson Cooper conducted last week with President Trump's alleged mistress, adding that there is still no airdate set. As for President Trump's lawyers stopping the interview from airing, Rhodes said, “I haven’t seen such an injunction, and I can’t imagine what the basis for that would be. Rhodes' interview also touched on Charlie Rose's firing last November for sexual harassment. “It was most important to me, as management, that they not feel managed in what they said,” Rhodes said of having King and O'Donnell respond openly on air and without a script. “So we didn’t prepare statements for them… we asked them to address it in their own words however they felt they should.”
Queer Eye's Tom and Abby are engaged
Source: Vanity Fair
Tom Jackson, the subject of the first Netflix Queer Eye episode, and his ex-wife Abby are back together and planning to get remarried a few weeks after he tweeted that their romance was dead.
Ricky Gervais doubles down on transphobic jokes in his new Netflix special
Gervais' new special, titled Humanity, includes three transphobic Caitlyn Jenner jokes that were rejected from his Golden Globes monologue for being too offensive.
Alec Baldwin on his feud with President Trump: "It is kind of surreal"
“Does he have like alerts or does he sequester himself for just a period of tweeting?" Baldwin said in an interview with Jimmy Fallon. "Like is he there, as they say, watching Fox & Friends in the morning, he’s got like his triple order of bacon…and he’s got his phone and he’s watching the news and he’s in his boxers and his bathrobe and he’s *tweeting tweeting*…Does he tweet throughout the day or is it like a big binge thing?”
Heather Locklear's domestic violence charges dropped, but she faces four counts of misdemeanor battery on a police officer
The former Melrose Place star was arrested on felony domestic battery for allegedly hitting her boyfriend on Feb. 25.
- CNBC is reviving Deal or No Deal with Howie Mandel returning as host