| Jan 28, 2015
| 5:11 AM
The February sweeps start Thursday, and you've probably noticed the increased promotion for special reports (starting Thursday) by local stations.
The sweeps are usually about broadcast networks presenting big events to bolster their stations and...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 10:33 AM
"The Voice" is going to get a huge promotional lift from the Oscars.
Adam Levine will perform on the Feb. 22 Oscar telecast on ABC.
Then "The Voice" returns Feb. 23 on NBC.
Levine will sing the Oscar-nominated "Lost Stars" from the movie "Begin...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 9:03 AM
Blake Shelton will do double duty as host and musical guest on the Jan. 24 edition of "Saturday Night Live." He will be making his debut on the NBC show.
But the first new show of 2015 will be Jan. 17, when Kevin Hart hosts for the second time. He...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 11:30 AM
Heading into the second night of “The Voice” Season 8 blind auditions, things were looking pretty grim for Adam Levine. On the first night of blinds, the other coaches had each picked up two or three talented vocalists, while he hadn’t...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 10:37 AM
Christina Aguilera retook her seat in the big, red spinning chair on “The Voice” in its Season 8 premiere on Monday night. Sliding apparently quite happily back in her middle-line spot, flanked by original bromantic stalwarts Blake Shelton and...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 4:15 AM
The day after the Oscars last year, the show's producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron received a call from John Travolta apologizing for fumbling the name of singer Idina Menzel. Travolta's mispronunciation — Adele Dazeem — had become a trending...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 10:33 AM
Last night was the Grammys, also known as The Show Determined to Make You Never Want to Hear One Note of "Stay With Me " Ever Again.
And that was the record of the year in the music industry's annual celebration of (what's left of) itself. Imagine how...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 9:56 AM
On Monday night, “The Voice” moved on to the knockouts. You remember the knockouts, right? It’s the round – the last before the live playoffs -- where the coaches again pair up their team members, surprising the contestants with...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 8:47 AM
“The Voice” battles reached their not super-dramatic but perfectly pleasant end Tuesday night. Next week, it’ll be on to the knockouts, when Nate Ruess, of Fun. fame, will help mentor the teams.
With Pharrell Williams the sole coach...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 9:57 AM
“The Voice” offered its fiercest battles and funniest moments of the season Monday night. Those two superlatives were not unrelated. And here’s one more: “Happy” guy Pharrell Williams was the unhappiest we have seen him since...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 2:19 PM
Ariana Grande’s concert Thursday at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center was very good largely because of her voice: She’s simply one of the most pristine, technically talented singers in all of music.
But what made the concert even...