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Another reason the Oscars will stink this year

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 13th 2009 6:00PM
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A few weeks ago, I shared with you my six reasons the Oscars will probably stink this year. Now I have another reason to add to the list. Peter Gabriel has dropped out of the broadcast in protest. Gabriel, who collaborated with Thomas Newman on the song "Down To Earth" from WALL-E, had been slated to perform the song during the February 22 airing on ABC. However, when the producers told Gabriel that his performance had be compressed to 65 seconds and fit into a medley of all the best song nominations, Peter opted out.

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It's official: The O.C.'s series finale will be on Feb. 22

by Joel Keller, posted Jan 3rd 2007 5:19PM
The OC logoOur friends at AOL TV just passed us a press release from FOX saying that The O.C. will air its season finale on February 22nd.

"The O.C. Season Four finale will also be the series finale. This feels like the best time to bring the show to its close," said creator Josh Schwartz in the press release. New episodes will air starting tomorrow, January 4, and run all the way until the finale. No word on what will happen during the finale, but I'd imagine that there will be a lot of goofiness and young nubile people having relations.

This wasn't unexpected, because ratings for the show were dismal last year, and FOX only picked up the show for 16 episodes this year. Despite a return to the tone and humor that the show had in its earlier seasons, ratings didn't improve, so it became a goner. Also, NBC's pickup of Schwartz's pilot Chuck might have contributed to both parties' decision to end the show.

The full press release is after the jump.

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Talk Talk: Who's on the late night shows tonight

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 22nd 2006 4:50PM
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman - CapoteCharlie Rose: authors Richard Reeves and Tony Judt
  • The Daily Show: Matthew Fox
  • The Colbert Report: Michael Eric Dyson
  • The Late Show With David Letterman: Philip Seymour Hoffman and the Teutels
  • Jay Leno: Howie Mandel
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Simon Cowell, Jennifer Esposito, and Dilated Peoples
  • The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson: William H. Macy and Carl Edwards 

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What's on tonight: new Project Runway, Idol, Still Standing, Good Eats

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 22nd 2006 3:41PM
  • Alton BrownLots of new stuff on PBS tonight: Windsor Castle: A Royal Year, and then two eps of Monty Python's Personal Best, with Eric Idle's and Graham Chapman's favorite sketches. Check local listings.
  • The first singer is voted off American Idol on FOX at 8pm, and then the men step up to the mic. 
  • CBS has two new eps of Still Standing at 8, followed by repeats of Criminal Minds and CSI: NY.
  • ABC has new eps of George Lopez and Freddie, then repeats the Lost pilot ep.
  • NBC has The Olympics.
  • The WB has the movie Orange County, with Jack Black and Colin Hanks, while UPN has a new South Beach and a repeat Veronica Mars
  • On a new Emeril Live, the chef is "Saluting Dairy Farmers." Its on Food Network at 8.
  • CMT has Dennis Quaid in Great Balls Of Fire at 8.   
  • Also at 8: ESPN2 has college basketball, Texas at Kansas State.
  • Hasselhoff fans take note: Lifetime has him in One True Love, at 9.
  • IFC has the movie Tadpole, also at 9, while HBO Zone has Napoleon Dynamite and STARZ has Sin City.
  • At 10, Food Network has new eps of Good Eats and Ham on the Street
  • Also at 10: Bravo has a new Project Runway.

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