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9Feb
2012
1

“House” No Longer Has A Home As Fox Cancels Series

House Hugh Laurie. Photo: Fox TV
House Hugh Laurie. Photo: Fox TV

House Hugh Laurie. Photo: Fox TV

After 8 seasons on the air, "House" has been cancelled by Fox. Hugh Laurie was set to leave the show after this season, hurting its chances for renewal from the start.

The show will have produced 175 episodes when it ends and producer David Shore said "that was 175 more than we expected" in a letter to the media today.

Hugh Laurie was nominated 6 times for an Emmys and won 2 Golden Globes for the role.  The series was nominated 4 times for Outstanding Drama at the Emmys.

Will you miss coming home to "House" now that its gone?-DocFB

31Jan
2012
1

Shocker! Paula Abdul, Nicole, & Steve NOT Returing To X Factor!!

XFactor File Photo
XFactor File Photo

XFactor File Photo

We all knew Steve Jones would not be returning to X Factor and that Nicole Scherzinger was out, but Paula Abdul will not be returning as well.

According to reports, Paula Abdul was informed by the network that she would not be returning to X Factor.

We reported earlier this month that it was expected for Steve Jones to be released as host and Nicole Scherzinger would replace him as host and Mariah Carey would replace Nicole as judge.  Although Simon Cowell and Fox are interested in Mariah, she has yet to commit.

This now leaves Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid as the only returning judges from the first season of X Factor.

Simon's former show, American Idol, has been slipping in the ratings in its first 2 weeks of the 10th season.

Paula Abdul was tweeting about X Factor earlier today but has not tweeted since the news broke of her departure from the show.

I felt that Nicole and Steve were the weak links of X Factor, even though all of Paula's teams were eliminated rather early in the show.

What do you think of Paula being let go from X Factor?-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Who will fill the 3 open spots?

20Sep
2011
0

Shocker! Simon Cowell Says X Factor Will Be Better Than Idol

Simon Cowell was on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno talking about X-Factor will be better than American Idol. Would he say anything else?

Interesting that he chose to diss Nicole Scherzinger saying has multiple personalities....although it was shown that perhaps she does.

He then said about L.A. Reid that he is difficult to work with and that he is met his match.

Simon admitted that he kissed Paula Abdul back in the day in season 2 of American Idol. Hmm. Paula still denies it to this day.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Will X Mark The Spot?

20Aug
2011
16

Is TBS Learning About Conan What NBC Already Knew?

George Lopez & Conan O'Brien Photo: AccessHollywood.com
George Lopez & Conan O'Brien Photo: AccessHollywood.com

George Lopez & Conan O'Brien Photo: AccessHollywood.com

I am not going to make you search for what NBC knew and TBS is just finding out about Conan.  I am going to say it right now.  Conan O'Brien is a better follower than a lead-in.  The only thing saving Conan from being cancelled like "Lopez Tonight" is his ad buy rate and that he got nominated for an Emmy.

Conan is on cruise control and if he can shift into high gear, he will be getting cancelled this time next year.  It is just how he was on "The Tonight Show" when he took over.  Only after getting threatened by NBC to put Leno back did Conan switch into high gear and become funny.  Now, he is back to his usual self, even shaving off his beard a couple of months ago.

I am not going to hate on Leno.  Anyone with a brain should have known they gave him that 10 p.m. time slot just in case Coco couldn't do it.  Why couldn't he see that?  Just because an executive says you have a job doesn't mean you stop trying n act like you don't need to do anything but show up.  You hear everything about Leno.  He is unfunny.  Safe.  Old.  Tired out.  You never hear about his work ethic.  He kills it.  That is why "The Tonight Show" was back to number 1 as soon as Jay was put back in the seat.

Jimmy Fallon's success is mainly because Leno is a good lead-in for him.  If NBC did not pull Conan when they did, it would have been Fallon getting cancelled and Lopez still on at 11 going strong.  Conan sucks as a lead-in.  George's ratings at 11 were fine but have him follow Conan at 12, Conan was losing 40% of the viewership before G.Lo even went on the air.

There was a reason last year when I said Fox should sign Conan to late night but bring "Lopez Tonight" to Fox and let George be the lead-in and Conan the follower.  If TBS wasn't so hard for Conan and his demands, George would have been the 11 P.M. guy and Conan would have followed and they both would still have a job.

Conan was the man from 2002 til 2005.  Almost 10 years ago.   Jimmy Kimmel is edgier and that is saying something.  Fallon tries harder . He stopped laughing at his own jokes and has that Leno lead-in.  Bottom line; If Conan is better than Jay, he better start proving it already.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Team Coco?  More Like Team No-No

21Jul
2011
3

Deidre Hall Talks Returning To “Days Of Our Lives” 2.0

 

 

Deidre Hall looks great and is returning to "Days Of Our Lives" in September as Marlena.  She will be reunited with her love Roman.  Deidre stopped by our friends at Good Day L.A. on Fox 11 to talk about her return and what she has been doing.

She has been on the show for about 30 years.  Wow.  I am going to admit, because of a few ex-girlfriends, I used to watch "Days Of Our Lives" back in the day.  Hall says this is like "Days Of Our Lives 2.0" and is different.  Real family drama and fabulous romance. 

Check out the interview above for some suprises.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Like Sands Through The Hourglass.....

13Jul
2011
1

Video: Cali Swag District Hoping “Burn Out” Tops “Dougie”

 

Cali Swag Disctrict stopped by Good Day N.Y. to drop "Burn Out" which they hope will be bigger than "Teach Me How To Dougie" as they say that is so last year.

Their new album "The Kickback" is out now!

We are not sure if "Burn Out" has what it takes to top the craze that had the First lady Michelle Obama doing it. 

We will let you decide.  What do you think of "Burn Out" by Cali Swag District.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  People Are Still Doing The Dougie

1Jul
2011
1

Chelsea Handler Dominating Conan In New Ratings

Chelsea Handler/Conan O'Brien. Photo: Eonline.com
Chelsea Handler/Conan O'Brien. Photo: Eonline.com

Chelsea Handler/Conan O'Brien. Photo: Eonline.com

I think I am the only one not surprised by this.  Ratings for the 11 P.M. hour of cable were released and Chelsea Handler's "Chelsea Lately" show is beating the "Conan O'Brien" show soundly.

The ratings show Chelsea with over a 100,000 more viewers on a nightly basis than Conan.  For those at Conan watching the ratings, they did see Chelsea creeping up on them, but no changes were made. 

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16Jun
2011
6

Video Premiere: Lady Gaga “Edge Of Glory”

 

The "Edge Of Glory" by Lady Gaga World Premiered tonight on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" and can now we can premiere the video on here.

Check it out and let us know what you think.  Edgy?  Has glory?  Did Lady Extravaganza do it again?  Let us know.-Dr.FB

P.S.  COOL to see Clarence Clemons in the video!

Diagnosis:  Oh My Stars & Garters!

15Jun
2011
0

Lady Gaga Makes A Get Well Video For Clarence Clemons

 

As some of you may know, Lady Gaga worked with Clarence Clemons on her latest CD "Born This Way" and his sax playing is highlighted on Gaga's "Edge Of Glory" which is her latest single.

The E Street Band member suffered a stroke over the weekend.  Gaga made a get well video and incorporated her fans wishing a recovery for Clarence as well.  Kind of cool.

Clarence is rumored to be in the video for "Edge Of Glory" which will world premiere on "So You Think You Can Dance" this Thursday night on Fox.

For now, check out Gaga's get well wishes to Clarence.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Heartfelt