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Oct 1, 2011

Week 1: winners, losers in Michael Jackson trial

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The trial of the doctor accused of responsibility for the June 2009 death of pop star Michael Jackson ended its first week, after an emotional start covered on television and making headlines worldwide.

Dr. Conrad Murray denies a charge of involuntary manslaughter against him in the death of the “Thriller” singer through an overdose of the anesthetic propofol and prescription drugs.

Sep 28, 2011

A Minute With: Thomas Jane and his role on “Hung”

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Thomas Jane has been making a living by getting naked for two years on HBO’s dark comedy “Hung.” And so has his character — broke, divorced, middle-aged, recession-hit Detroit teacher Ray Drecker.

Jane, 42, who starred in the 2004 action movie “The Punisher”, talked with Reuters about portraying a male prostitute ahead of the ‘Hung” Season Three debut on Sunday. The Season 2 DVD and Blu-ray set was released this week.

Sep 21, 2011

‘Glee’ debut loses TV fans but wins over critics

LOS ANGELES, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Television musical comedy
“Glee” returned to smaller audiences but warm reviews after a
summer of confusion over the future of its stars, a box-office
flop of a concert movie and disappointment at the Emmys.

The Fox show attracted just 8.9 million viewers, a 30
percent drop on last year’s season two opener, according to
figures on Wednesday from media research company Nielsen.

Sep 20, 2011

Charlie Sheen draws record viewers for “Men”, TV roast

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Dead or alive, Charlie Sheen ruled the TV airwaves on Monday, pulling in record audiences for his Comedy Central roast and more than 28 million Americans to his “Two and A Half Men” TV funeral.

Some 28.7 million watched CBS bury Sheen’s wayward TV character Charlie Harper and introduce new star Ashton Kutcher in an all-time series high audience for the lucrative comedy, according to updated figures from research company Nielsen.

Sep 20, 2011

Sheen draws record viewers for “Men” and TV roast

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Dead or alive, Charlie Sheen ruled the TV airwaves on Monday, pulling in record audiences for his Comedy Central roast and more than 28 million Americans to his “Two and A Half Men” TV funeral.

Some 28.7 million watched CBS bury Sheen’s wayward TV character Charlie Harper and introduce new star Ashton Kutcher in an all-time series high audience for the lucrative comedy, according to updated figures from research company Nielsen.

Sep 20, 2011

Sheen draws record viewers for ‘Men’, TV roast

LOS ANGELES, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Dead or alive, Charlie
Sheen ruled the TV airwaves on Monday, pulling in record
audiences for his Comedy Central roast and more than 28 million
Americans to his “Two and A Half Men” TV funeral.

Some 28.7 million watched CBS bury Sheen’s wayward TV
character Charlie Harper and introduce new star Ashton Kutcher
in an all-time series high audience for the lucrative comedy,
according to updated figures from research company Nielsen.

Sep 19, 2011

‘Mad Men’, ‘Modern Family’ win Emmys but shocks abound

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Mad Men” and “Modern Family” won television’s top drama and comedy prizes again on Sunday but elsewhere it was out with the old and in with the new at the Primetime Emmy Awards.

On a night of surprises that brought a slew of newcomers to the Emmy podium, “Mad Men” won best drama series for a fourth straight year but the waiting got tense as the 1960s advertising drama lost out in all the acting, writing and directing races.

Sep 19, 2011

‘Mad Men’ ‘Modern Family’ win again at Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Mad Men” and “Modern Family” won the top drama and comedy prizes at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday on a night full of surprises and new faces.

“Modern Family” also brought first-time wins for Julie Bowen and her screen husband Ty Burrell in the supporting acting slots, and the ABC mockumentary won Emmys for directing and writing.

Sep 19, 2011

‘Modern Family’ wins early Emmys on night of surprises

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Modern Family” dominated the early stages of the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday in a night of surprises and rewards for several newcomers.

The ABC mockumentary about three assorted couples won four trophies, bringing first-time wins for Julie Bowen and her screen husband Ty Burrell in the supporting acting slots.

Sep 19, 2011

‘Modern Family” dominates early Emmy winners

LOS ANGELES, Sept 18 (Reuters) – “Modern Family” dominated
the early winners at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday,
winning the first four trophies for the ABC mockumentary.

Julie Bowen was a surprise first-time winner for her
supporting role in comedy “Modern Family,” while her screen
husband Ty Burrell, also an Emmy rookie, took the trophy for
supporting actor.

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      "I'm a British import to Los Angeles who still hasn't managed to lose the accent after 10 years. I cover all things celebrity -- Hollywood award shows, stars in trouble, U.S. television and California lifestyle. Before arriving in Los Angeles, I worked for Reuters in London and Italy, covering stories like the death of Princess Diana, the Italian Mafia, and the Good Friday Northern Ireland peace agreement."
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