Jesse James and Brande Roderick are no fans of Joan Rivers

LOS ANGELES — There is no love lost between Brande Roderick and Jesse James, and Joan Rivers.

‘American Idol’ finalist Lambert gets hometown hurrah in San Diego, marching band and all

SAN DIEGO — Adam Lambert returned to his San Diego high school in triumph, with thousands of students and fans cheering the “American Idol” finalist.

Guests for the Sunday TV news shows

Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:

MSNBC gives Dylan Ratigan a daytime show after he left CNBC

NEW YORK — Former CNBC “Fast Money” host Dylan Ratigan has landed a new daytime program at MSNBC.

CBS was week’s most-watched network, while Fox’s ‘American Idol’ was the most-watched show

NEW YORK — A formidable slate of what’s been called “crime-and-cry” dramas kept CBS on top in viewership last week, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Mockumentary comedy ‘Modern Family’ set for ABC next season; Ed O’Neill, Ty Burrell to star

LOS ANGELES — ABC says it has picked up a mockumentary-style comedy about family life for next season.

Elizabeth Edwards tells Oprah Winfrey rebuilding trust after husband’s affair is slow process

CHICAGO — Elizabeth Edwards said rebuilding trust with her husband after his admitted affair was “a slow process” during an interview aired Thursday on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

MSNBC gives Dylan Ratigan a daytime show after he left CNBC

NEW YORK — Former CNBC “Fast Money” host Dylan Ratigan has landed a new daytime program at MSNBC.

Ohio argues satellite providers dishing out wild legal theories to avoid tax

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Lawyers for Ohio accused a pair of satellite TV companies Thursday of concocting a wild theory of business law and shopping it from court to court to escape a state sales tax imposed on their industry in 2003.

List of top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for April 27-May 3

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen Media Research for July 27-Aug. 2. Listings include the week’s ranking, with viewership for the week and season-to-date rankings in parentheses. An “X” in parentheses denotes a one-time-only presentation.

Allison Iraheta won’t play favorites among ‘Idol’ finalists, who treated her like a kid sister

LOS ANGELES — Allison Iraheta said Thursday she enjoyed the role of little sister to the guys on “American Idol” and refused to pick a favorite among them.

List of top 15 cable TV programs in the Nielsen ratings for April 27-May 3

Rankings for the top 15 programs on cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of April 27-May 3. Day and start time (EDT) are in parentheses:

High school student Allison Iraheta extinguished on ‘American Idol,’ leaving 3 finalists

LOS ANGELES — “American Idol” finalist Allison Iraheta has a reason to cry. The flame-haired 17-year-old high school student from Los Angeles, who crooned “Cry Baby” for her rock performance this week, was revealed Wednesday to have received the fewest viewer votes, leaving three singers in the popular Fox singing competition.

ABC Music Lounge: No cocktails at new online site, but nonstop tunes from ABC TV shows

LOS ANGELES — Cocktails won’t be served, but ABC says a new online “music lounge” will offer a full menu of songs and artists featured on its shows.

‘Star Trek’ legend Leonard Nimoy ‘comfortable’ with mysterious new ‘Fringe’ role; Spock, too

LOS ANGELES — Outside of Leonard Nimoy’s Bel Air home, workers are busy constructing a new driveway, replacing flagstone with sleek cement as part of an ongoing conversion from Mediterranean to modern. Though the 78-year-old actor is also undergoing a metamorphosis of sorts, he isn’t paving over his past.

HBO says it’d cancel ‘Cathouse’ before featuring Drew Peterson, suspect in missing wife’s case

CHICAGO — HBO says there’s no chance Drew Peterson will appear on “Cathouse,” its reality television show set in a Nevada brothel.

Fox is ‘Glee’-ful about new musical comedy

NEW YORK — Is Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” contagious? Some find the 1980s classic cheesy, but few can deny the powerful pop hook and emotional resonance that ended “The Sopranos” on an ambiguous note of hope two years ago.

Another singer extinguished on ‘American Idol,’ leaving 3 finalists

LOS ANGELES — “American Idol” finalist Allison Iraheta (EAR’-ah-HE’-ta) has a reason to cry. The 17-year-old high school student from Los Angeles who crooned Janis Joplin’s “Cry Baby” for her rock performance this week was revealed Wednesday to have received the fewest viewer votes, leaving three singers in the Fox singing competition.

AP answers your questions on the news, from whether flu can live on food to reality show pay

Walk up and down a supermarket’s produce aisle and you’re likely to see a lot of fruits and vegetables labeled “Grown in Mexico.” What if, say, you pick up some peppers from Mexico and toss them in a salad — are you at risk of getting swine flu?

Reality TV’s Jon Gosselin says he didn’t cheat on wife and co-star Kate

NEW YORK — Reality TV star Jon Gosselin (GOSS’-linn) says he did not cheat on his wife, Kate.

It’s still ‘Plus 8′: Reality TV’s Jon Gosselin says he didn’t cheat on wife and co-star Kate

NEW YORK — Reality TV star Jon Gosselin has denied cheating on wife Kate. But he said he’s sorry for creating that impression.

Do celeb restaurateurs catch your fancy?

Join Chef Aditya Bal as he visits some of the best celebrity eateries in town in the new show ‘Touching Lives: Breaking Bread with Aditya Bal’ on NDTV Good Times

I like mutton - Rachna Parulkar

Rachna Parulkar aka Saawri from Sphere Origin’s long running soap and successful Saat Phere talks about her favourite things in life.

Uttarans kids Ichcha and Tapasya spread cheer in Dharavi

Mumbai, May 8th 2009: What do you get to see when a horde of 20 odd giggly kids meet a TV star? A lot of cheer and big toothy smiles! The air was festive with joy all around when Ichcha and Tapasya, leading child artistes from the show ‘Uttaran’ on COLORS went to meet their little fans from Dharavi.

NDTV Good Times presents Indias first-ever Gadget Awards

‘NDTV Techlife Awards 2009’
 
Top Bollywood celebrities, Corporate Giants, and Gizmo Lovers… all were present to accolade the coolest gadgets capturing the aspirations of urban India at NDTV Techlife Awards 2009.
 
Hosted by Vikram Chandra and Rajiv Makhni, along with Bollywood Star Malaika Arora Khan, NDTV acknowledged the Best Gadgets breaking new grounds for Innovation, Design and Style this year. An electrifying dance performance by Malaika and a ramp walk by Miss India 2009 winners - Ekta Chaudhury, Pooja Chopra and Shriya Kishore for a tech fashion show added an extra zing to the gadgets!
 
The award categories were classified into: NDTV Gadget of the Year, Best Green Gadget, Best Laptop and Computers, Best Gadget Eye Candy, Best Gaming Product, Best Imaging Product, Best Television, Best Mobile Phone and Best Gadget Audio Product.
 
While Sony Play Station PS3 - 80GB won the prestigious NDTV Gadget of the Year Award, a special award for the Best Brand Ambassador of the Year went to Abhishek Bachchan for Idea Cellular
 
Block your diary for ‘NDTV Techlife Awards 2009’ this Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 9:00 pm with a repeat telecast on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 5.30 pm and Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 1 pm only on NDTV Good Times.

Todays songs are as good as oldies Jay Bhanushali

Q. Which songs are you enjoying most these days?
A. All the romantic numbers.

Bandhan Saat Janmon ka is going off air

If sources are to be believed then Colors’s Bandhan Saat Janmon Ka is going off air by mid June. The show enjoyeda good TRP for a brief period of time but suddenly the viewers started losing interest in the show and the show started losing its TRP. Now that the show isn’t working, the channel has decided to shut down the shutters. We called up the lead of the show Gunjan and she said, “I have no idea about it. I have no clues about show going off air.” In fact she was surprised on listening such news and was asking us that where have we got this news from? Writer of the show, Sampurn Anand too denied our sources report, “I have no such intimation from the channel as of now but if I get to know something I would definitely inform about it.” The crew of the show maybe denying the news but according to our sources the news is confirm, but it is yet not decided that which new show will replace it.  - SAMPURN

Zee TV Weekend synopsis (8th to 10th may 2009)

Dance India Dance

I don’t believe in love at first sight Sampada Vaze

Q. What qualities would you look for in your man?
A. I get along invariably with men. I see how they talk and whether they know what they are talking. He should be well spoken and well informed, aware of the rest of the world as well. I have a great admiration and respect for self mad man. He should have respect for women and most importantly for my family.

Paul Kangas, 30-year anchor of ‘Nightly Business Report, to step down

NEW YORK — PBS business news anchor Paul Kangas will wish viewers his last “good buy” at the end of the year.

Ex-cop suspected in wife’s disappearance offered gig on TV reality show set in Vegas brothel

CHICAGO — A former Illinois police officer suspected in his wife’s disappearance may have a new job — on a TV reality show set in a Nevada brothel.

HBO will make series about New Orleans post-Katrina

NEW YORK — HBO has given the go-ahead to a new series about New Orleans and its ongoing effort to recover from Hurricane Katrina.

Lil Kim is eliminated from ‘Dancing With the Stars’ despite consistent high scores

LOS ANGELES — Lil Kim was booted from “Dancing With the Stars.” The curvaceous, pint-sized rapper — known for her flamboyant, hip-wiggling performance style — consistently earned high scores throughout the competition, twice topping the judges’ leaderboard. But she was eliminated from the hit ABC show Tuesday.

Tom Hanks lends voice, expertise to World War II doc as museum prepares for expansion

LOS ANGELES — Tom Hanks is still on a mission when it comes to World War II.

Manish Pauls passion backfires

Manish Paul who is currently occupied with two shows- Ghar Ghar Mein for Zee and Kuch Cook Hota Hai on 9x had one hell of an experience. Manish who generally likes to get a new look for every new show that he does was in for a major shock this time round

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