October 16, 2013 |
Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer, stars of the CBS comedy "Two and a Half Men," have been named the highest-paid TV actors of 2013 by Forbes magazine. Despite flagging viewership as of late, the show makes most of its dough in syndication, which keeps its male stars -- old and new -- in the magazine's top 10 . Besides syndication, most of the actors on the list have some meager box-office bucks that helped boost their totals this year. The magazine calculates the earnings by speaking with producers, managers, agents and other individuals in the industry to figure out how much the actors made through their entertainment-related endeavors between June 2012 and June 2013, Forbes said.
September 17, 2013 |
Since bursting on the showbiz scene in 1989 with a no-nonsense attitude and a fiery rap delivery, Queen Latifah has demonstrated a knack for versatility and self-transformation. The 43-year-old has landed in the winners' circle as a singer, hip-hop artist, producer and actress - even scoring an Oscar acting nomination for "Chicago" - while simultaneously pursuing her off-screen interests as an entrepreneur, including a clothing and cosmetics line. One of her few career blemishes was a 1999 stab at hosting a talk show.
July 8, 2013 |
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has realigned a big chunk of its television empire, bringing its syndication and distribution business under the control of two respected Fox executives, Dana Walden and Gary Newman. Walden and Newman have jointly run the company's profitable television production studio, Twentieth Century Fox Television, for more than a decade. The studio is home to such network hits as "Modern Family," "Family Guy," "The Simpsons," "Glee" and "Homeland. " As part of the realignment, the arm that sells television shows, known as Twentieth Television, moves over to become a division of the Los Angeles-based production studio.
July 3, 2013 |
Marie Osmond, whose daytime talk show was just canceled by Hallmark Channel, is planning for a syndicated talk show in 2014. Associated Television International, who produced Osmond's talk fest, said they will be pitching the show to broadcasters. "Our initial exposure on Hallmark Channel provided the perfect launching ground, and we're delighted with the unprecedented media attention Marie and the program has enjoyed," Jim Romanovich, Associated Television International's president of worldwide entertainment, said in a statement.
July 2, 2013 |
Marie Osmond got some unwelcome news from the Hallmark Channel, the home of her daytime talk show. The cable network, which is transitioning to what executives say is a "much more diversified portfolio of family-friendly programming," is not renewing Osmond's show for a second season. "With so many talk-show offerings in the daypart, particularly in broadcast syndication, Hallmark Channel has decided not to green-light a second season of its Critics Choice Award-nominated talk show, 'Marie,'" the network said in a statement.
March 21, 2013 |
Loyalties are tested, futures are reconsidered and the body count climbs in the effective action import "New World. " Writer-director Hoon-jung Park tells this twisty story of internecine warfare within a Korean corporate crime syndicate with patience, elegance and no small amount of bloodshed. The title refers to the name of a national law enforcement operation that's launched to close in on the ruthless, multi-tentacled Goldmoon organization after its omnipotent head, Seok (Geung-young Lee)