Television News from the New York TimesWhat’s On Sunday – What’s On Sunday, December 8, 2013
Cultural Studies: Who Killed the Catchphrase? – Besides the Super Bowl and the Oscars, few of us are watching the same thing on TV and talking about it the next day.
Table For Three: Roseanne Barr and Mindy Kaling: Funny Women, Serious Talk – They sat at a table usually reserved for Nancy Reagan, which prompted a brief discussion about whether either wanted to be first lady. “I’d rather be president,” Ms. Barr said.
What’s On Saturday – Television highlights.
Advertising: Recalling TV’s Golden Age, Stars Pitch Products Tied to Their Shows – Commercials featuring cast members of shows were common when advertisers and agencies owned the programs they sponsored, but the concept is now enjoying something of a comeback.
ArtsBeat: ‘Sound of Music’ Director on What Went Right — and Wrong – Beth McCarthy-Miller, who directed “The Sound of Music” for NBC on Thursday, discussed what went right and wrong during the telecast.
The Week Ahead | Television: Even Cowgirls Get a Show – Is it possible to have a catfight on horseback? We may find out thanks to “Rodeo Girls.”
Snapshot: Holliday Grainger on Becoming Bonnie Parker – The British actress Holliday Grainger, of “The Borgias” and “Great Expectations,” discusses how she trained for her title role in “Bonnie & Clyde.”
Television News from the Seattle PISinger Susan Boyle Diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome – Singer Susan Boyle has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a mild form of autism, the U.K.'s Guardian reports. Boyle, 52, says it was a "relief" when a Scottish specialist diagnosed her about a year ago. Asperger's affects people's social skills and ability to communicate.
Kim Kardashian Invites Fan to Sit With Her at Kanye West Show – Twitter user @MyleezaKardash attended Kanye West's concert in New Orleans and tweeted that she was looking for Kardashian, West's fiancée, while she waited for the rapper to take the stage. Kardashian, who was attending the show, saw the tweet, and responded to Myleeza: I'm sending someone to go get you so you can come sit with me!!! Need your seat # and section. Once a security guard came to collect Myleeza and her friend Sara, they got to watch the show from the VIP section with Kardashian and a host of other celebs, including Solange Knowles.That wasn't the end of her time rubbing elbows with celebrities. Me & Sara started screaming and hugging and Kim and Brittny were laughing so hard at us.
La Toya Jackson Marries Jeffre Phillips – La Toya Jackson married her longtime friend and business associate Jeffre Phillips on Friday, RadarOnline reports. Jackson's mother, Katherine, and nephew Prince attended the ceremony, but it's unclear whether any other family members were present.
Saturday Night Live: Paul Rudd Hosts and Familiar Faces Return – Alums Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig returned to the show, and Rudd's Anchorman 2 castmates Will Ferrell (also an SNL vet), Steve Carell and David Koechner also made cameos to sing "Afternoon Delight" with One Direction during Rudd's opening monologue. For those who weren't among the 18+ million viewers who tuned in to NBC's Sound of Music Live! this week, here is a condensed version - with special appearances by Armisen resurrecting his Lawrence Welk-esque variety host, and Dooneese (Wiig) as one of the Von Trapp children. Tired of getting outshined by musical guest One Direction, Rudd brings out his "man band" (Ferrell, Carell and Koechner), and everyone joins in on a rousing rendition of "Afternoon Delight." The male model who posed for Michelangelo's sculpture of David (Rudd) attends the unveiling of the statue, and must explain to his horrified date (Cecily Strong) and other onlookers whether certain anatomical aspects of the piece are to scale.
Kirstie Alley Calls Leah Remini a "Bigot" for Slamming Scientology –
Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead Grammy Nominations –
VIDEO: Rebecca Black Moves on "Friday" with New Song "Saturday" – After being ripped apart for her 2011 music video "Friday," Black has released a follow-up single, aptly titled "Saturday." The video follows Black and friends, including fellow YouTube star Dave Days, a Miley Cyrus impersonator and a guy in a hot dog suit, waking up after a wild Friday night before they throw yet another house party.
Ellen Actress Kate Williamson Dies at 83 – Williamson's other TV credits include Home Improvement and NYPD Blue.Her film credits include The Hi-Lo Country and Dahmer. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Actor's Fund.
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