Whitehorse Daily Star from Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada on September 30, 2005 · 62
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Whitehorse Daily Star from Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada · 62

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2 Whitehorse Star Telestar Friday September 30 2005 Telestar Saturday October 1 to Friday October 7 2005 Continued from front and finished third last week That’s because Fox doesn’t start American Idol until January Fox is doing better than last year at this time because unlike in 2004 they have already debuted many of their new series But in Head Cases (31 million viewers) Fox has the distinction of the year’s first cancelled series (It was acquired by Global TV in Canada) It was a tough week for Martha Stewart Not only did her NBC version of The Apprentice debut to a tiny audience of a little more than 7 million but fewer than 75 million were curious enough to see CBS’s movie dramatization Martha Behind Bars UPN’s Everybody Hates Chris had a terrific first week It beat Joey head-to-head with 78 million viewers numbers almost unheard of for UPN (carried by CHUM stations in Canada) Analysts cautioned against reading too much into one week of numbers Shows like CBS’s The Amazing Race and Without a Trace hadn’t premiered yet Heavy promotion and the presence of popular stars Chris Rock and Jason Lee brought viewers to the premieres of Chris and Earl “You can have all the buzz in the world and all that is going to do is get viewers to episode one” Sternberg said “Now a show is going to have to live and die on its own” One positive sign for television: TV usage was up 5 per cent compared to a year ago Sternberg said For the week CBS averaged 129 million viewers (83 rating 13 share) ABC had 123 million (80 13) NBC 99 million (66 11) Fox 65 million (41 6) UPN 42 million (27 4) and the WB 33 million (22 3) In a busy week leading up to Hurricane Rita’s landfall NBC’s Nightly News won the evening news ratings race averaging 96 million viewers (68 14) ABC’s World News Tonight had 89 million viewers (62 12) and the CBS Evening News 72 million (50 10) A ratings point represents 11020Q0 households or 1 per cent of the US’s estimated 1 102 million TV homes The share is the percentage of in-use televisions tuned to a given show For the week of Sept 19-25 the top 10 shows their networks and viewer-ships: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CBS 29 million Desperate Housewives ABC 284 million Lost ABC 235 million Criminal Minds CBS 196 million CSI: Miami CBS 192 million Grey’s Anatomy ABC 19 million Survivor: Guatemala CBS 17 million Law & Order: SVU NBC 168 million Invasion ABC 164 million Extreme Makeover: Home Edition ABC 164 million Jill JacEison HOLLYWOOD Showbiz still giving and giving and giving to victims of Hurricane Katrina Benefits special shows and on and on and to reiterate some personal donations — George Clooney sent a million dollars so did Nic Cage Steven Spielberg’s donation was a million and a half and writer John Grisham sent a check for FIVE million Hopefully the list will grow and wouldn’t it be wonderful to be that rich and able to give that much money Come November Matt Dillon will be honored with a Gotham Award “for his body of work” He’s played a wide range of drama and comedy some of it being ‘The Outsiders” ‘There’s Something About Mary” “City of Ghosts” and out there now “Crash” In this one Dillon gives an excellent portrayal of a racist cop News is thin at the moment as the summer season rs Hollywood winds down so I thought it might be fun to take a look at some of the real names of those you see “up there” Ellen Burstyn was Edna Cilhooly Michael Caine was Maurice Micklewhite Whoopi Goldberg was Caryn Johnson Rex Harrison was Reginald Carey Charlton Heston was John Carter Wynonna Judd was Christine Ciminella Queen Latifah was Dana Owens and Stefanie Powers was Stefania Federkiewicz (No wonder she changed that one) The list could go on and on but that’s enough for now Mickey Rooney ‘The Mick” as he was called in the old days and possibly the only living actor to have performed in silent films was honored at the Telluride Film Festival and loved every minute of his moments again in the spotlight Still fun and lovable and a little less roly-poly Rooney delighted audiences with his tales of the past his days with Judy Garland and life in general at the old glamorous MGM Studio Many of the younger Hollywood set are settling into condos along the Sunset Strip just below the Hollywood Hills where many of the others have posh hillside homes Lindsay Lohan recently purchased a three-bedroom condo for $19 million Matthew Perry lives in the same building in a two-bedroom condo Paris Hilton lives in the area also Tobey Maguire Cameron Diaz and Leonardo DiCaprio BITS ‘N’ PIECES: George Clooney solo and Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart stole the spotlight at the Venice Film Festival Aside to Mildred F of Birmingham Ala Harrison Ford is 22 years older than Calista He was bom in 1942 she saw the light in 1964 And to Pietra G of Yuma Ariz I’m not sure where Gwyneth makes her permanent home I know she has a house in England and one in New York As to whether she ever lives in California 1 haven’t seen her around lately A rift between Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas? I don’t think so Just rumors floating round (I hope so) Michelle Pfeiffer drives a $100000 Range Rover Kirstie Alley sailing down the aisle of a Hollywood grocery half the size she was last year this time Way to go Kirstie! Is it on or off between Kate Bosworth and Orlando Bloom? I don’t know If you care we’ll have to wait and see Did you know Thandie Newton majored in anthropology at Cambridge University in England or that her full name Thandiwe is Zulu for “beloved”? (c) 2004 King Features Synd Inc NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times acknowledged Sept 27 that Geraldo Rivera didn’t nudge aside a Hurricane Katrina rescue worker on TV and although Rivera called the statement “grudging and ungracious” he considered the case closed Rivera had been angry since critic Alessandra Stanley in a column that ran on Sept 5 said Rivera had “nudged an Air Force rescue worker out of the way so his camera crew could tape him as he helped lift an older woman in a wheelchair to safety” Fox News Channel distributed a tape of the telecast where no such nudge was visible In a column headlined “Even Geraldo Deserves a Fair Shake” on Sept 25 the Times’ public editor Byron Calame said the paper should set the record straight The Times ran an item under “Editors’ Notes” on Sept 27 — not a correction — that said editors understood Stanley’s comment to be a “figurative reference to Mr Rivera’s flamboyant intervention” But the Times said numerous readers including Calame read the comment as factual “The Times acknowledges that no nudge was visible on the broadcast” the note concluded “As far as I’m concerned the case is closed” Rivera said “I want everybody to remember who made the factual error and refused to correct it” Rivera said the newspaper’s editors “tailor their journalism on the basis of whether it’s someone they like or respect or not and I think it’s really scandalous” The Times had no further comment on the issue a spokesman said Rivera wasn’t too happy with Calame’s column either which began with the lead: “One of the real tests of journalistic integrity is being fair to someone who might best be described by a four-letter word” “What four-letter word do they have in mind?” Rivera asked “Hero?” NEW YORK (AP) — Franz Ferdinand is again touring the United States on the back of an infectiously catchy single After their breakthrough Take Me Out last year the Scottish band this time has Do You Want To off their sophomore effort You Could Have It So Much Better which is due out Oct 4 “We find ourselves in a much better position than we did last year touring because then we had only a certain amount of songs to draw upon” frontman Alex Kapranos recently told The Associated Press by phone “When we played for an hour we had to play almost everything we knew” Aside from Do You Want To the singer and guitarist says the band is especially enjoying playing two new songs: Walk Away and Outsiders Both tunes have a slower tempo than their typical jerky riff-laden anthems “They’re both very different from any others songs we play in the set” he said “They make the set quite a bit more dynamic” Kapranos says the band likes to take bikes with them on tour and picked up a few second-hand in Minneapolis “It’s good when you get to a town to have a ride about on a bike and see what the place is actually like” he says “You get a much better feel for the place” In the coming weeks Franz Ferdinand will peddle their way through Magna Utah Seattle Portland Ore Vancouver British Columbia San Francisco Los Angeles San Diego New York and Toronto TORONTO (CP) — Jully Black and K-os each received five Canadian Urban Music Award nominations Sept 27 at a ceremony where the focus was just as much on the genre’s growth as it was on the music itself “There was a time when black artists couldn’t get signed to a major label” said Michael Williams a producer radio host and former MuchMusic VJ as he announced the nominees at a press conference downtown “Today black artists are doing it for themselves It really has gotten better” The awards now in their seventh year are to be handed out over two nights in late November The show will be hosted by comedian Russell Peters

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