Coming soon: Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings
Nielsen plans to measure not just how many people tweet about a TV show, but how many view those tweets. For instance, a recent “Grey’s Anatomy” episode had 98,600 people tweeting 225,000 tweets that were seen by millions of people.
Is David Boreanaz leaving “Bones”?
RadarOnline claims Boreanaz is planning to exit the Fox series after this season.
“Homeland’s” Morgan Saylor isn’t taking the intense hatred for Dana personally
Says the 18-year-old: “Anna Gunn wrote that op-ed for The New York Times about Skyler White. I kind of wanted to comment on it and be like, ‘Yeah, I know how you feel.’ But characters are not always supposed to be loved. You could look at most characters and see mixed reactions. I don”t know. I don”t take it personally. I think it’s kind of interesting to see people, like, spending so much time focusing on something like that.” PLUS: Watch Saylor’s audition, the title “Uh …. Oo … Aw …” perfectly described this week’s episode, and “Homeland” spent too much time on Dana this week.
“Boardwalk Empire” considered James Gandolfini as Nucky, but not seriously
Showrunner Terrence Winter had just worked with Gandolfini on “The Sopranos” when they were considering the Nucky Thompson role. “He also bore such an uncanny resemblance to the actual Nucky,” he says. PLUS: Anthony Laciura talks last night’s episode.
Albuquerque newspaper saw big traffic, sales from its Walter White obit
The obit was Albuquerque Journal’s most-read article in seven years. PLUS: Vince Gilligan gives NFL back its Sundays, Bryan Cranston headed to Broadway as LBJ, watch an epic “Bad” tribute, and “SNL” uses Hillary Clinton to spoof “Breaking Bad.”
“Girl Meets World” drops the older brother
Teo Halm, 13, tweeted the news that he had been cut from the show.
Sting will play himself on “The Michael J. Fox Show”
He’ll appear in a holiday-themed episode.
“SNL” becomes “The Miley Cyrus Show”
The 30-minute delayed episode mostly revolved around Miley, which wasn’t always a good thing.
“Shameless” actress to play Marg Helgenberger’s daughter
Laura Wiggins is joining the cast of “Intelligence.”
Carson Daly gets engaged
Daly is set to marry Siri Pinter, his former “Last Call” writer’s assistant and the mother of his two children.
Ellen Pompeo has no plans to leave “Grey’s Anatomy”
“Actors always think the grass is greener somewhere else – I didn”t want to do that,” she tells the NY Post, noting that she has “an amazing life” with many houses and a daughter she gets to see every night. PLUS: Jesse Williams is expecting his 1st child.
Newly discovered lost “Doctor Who” episodes are going online
The Patrick Troughton-era episodes should be made available this week.
“Glee’s” Dot-Marie Jones is engaged
Jones proposed to her longtime girlfriend, Bridgett Casteen, at Disneyland on Friday.
Will Ferrell playing “Anchorman” in new Dodge Durango ads
Ron Burgundy will be named today the new spokesman for the Durango.