Horrors! After technical glitches confound Mariah Carey during ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” Carey’s team says ABC sabotaged her for a viral moment, ABC says that’s ridiculous, and host Ryan Seacrest says it’s live TV and “Things happen.” Things, indeed.
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Horrors! “Celebrity Apprentice” returns to weak ratings, which means if host Arnold Schwarzenegger had hopes of crushing his enemies and seeing them driven before him, he’s hearing only the lamentations of NBC execs wondering where the viewers are.
Hmmmm. Megyn Kelly says she’s headed to NBC. She’ll host a daytime news talk show and be a player in the network’s news coverage. Responses range from “What the?” to “Good riddance” but, strangely, no tweet from the president-elect.
Huzzah! Among the Writers Guild of America nominees: “Hell or High Water,” “La La Land,” “Arrival” and … “Deadpool”? OK, well, because the foulmouthed antihero has a thing for holidays, we wish you Happy National Spaghetti Day!
Hmmmm. Turner executives say they’re considering turning Conan O’Brien’s show into a weekly. On the one hand, how much more abuse can the guy take? On the other, could this pave the way for a nightly Samantha Bee show?
Huzzah! “Hidden Figures” opens, and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see KCK’s Janelle Monáe is a superstar in the making.