3 items from 2016
Dr. Drew Pinsky, the addiction specialist who has been part of the Hln schedule since 2011, is leaving the network as it continues to reshape its daytime and primetime lineups.
Pinsky’s last broadcast will take place September 22, according to a memo from Ken Jautz, the executive who oversees the network. Hln is part of Time Warner’s CNN operations.
“It has been a privilege working at Hln. My executive producer Burt Dubrow and our outstanding staff and contributors were consistently exceptional,” Pinsky said in a statement. “I am very excited to stay within the CNN Worldwide family as a contributor.”
Hln is in the midst of an overhaul that will have it focused more tightly on news. Once known as “CNN Headline News,” Hln is moving back to those roots, aligning itself more closely with CNN while building a new stable of programs that appeal to its core audience, believed to be younger and more female than »
- Brian Steinberg
Jerry Doyle, Babylon 5’s security chief Michael Garibaldi, has died.
The actor’s Twitter account posted the news Thursday; the update did not include the cause of death.
— Jerry Doyle (@jerrydoyle) July 28, 2016
TMZ reports that the actor was found unresponsive at his Las Vegas home on Wednesday, and that no foul play is suspected.
In 2011 when Slash spoke to Entertainment Weekly about why he wouldn't allow Glee to cover Guns N' Roses' catalog, he said something that has stuck with me: "Glee is worse than Grease and Grease is bad enough." At that point Grease was almost 35 years old. It enjoyed a renaissance with a theatrical re-release in the late '90s, but it's not like Grease was begging to be invoked in Slash's takedown of Ryan Murphy's Fox show. Certainly it's a movie about peppy high schoolers who break into song, but how could a few tunes about summer lovin' and greased lightning have haunted Slash so? Grease Live!, a live Fox musical version of that John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John classic, is coming to charm off our bobby socks this Sunday. Aaron Tveit and Julianne Hough take over for Travolta and Newton-John in the lead roles while Carly Rae Jepsen plays »
- Louis Virtel
3 items from 2016
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