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Halle Berry Can’t Compete With ‘America’s Got Talent!’ CBS Pushes ‘Extant’ Up An Hour

July 29th, 2014 - By Kimberly Gedeon
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Extant,CBS (2014)

Even with Steven Spielberg as the executive producer and Halle Berry as the lead character, Extant is drawing in less-than-stellar ratings. Could America’s Got Talent, the summer’s No.1 show, be too competitive for the sci-fi extraterrestial drama? CBS is shifting Extant up one hour to escape the head-to-head face-off, EurWeb reports.

Last week, America’s Got Talent devoured the out-of-this world series with 11.09 million viewers — compare that to Extant’s 6.48 million. On its third episode, Extant scored a 1.1 rating among the key demo, 18-to-49-year-olds. That’s a 27 percent plummet from Extant’s 1.5 rating from the previous week.

It’s clear that everyone is flocking to watch the likes of Heidi Klum and Mel B, not Berry, to quench their viewing pleasures.

The debut had actually been strong enough for people to start calling it a “breakout hit.” But the July 9th launch was lackluster with the key advertising demographic. “The series premiere drew a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic most sought by advertisers,” TheWrap wrote. That’s down from CBS’ Under the Dome (written by Stephen King), another Spielberg production, which drew in a 3.3 rating during its summer premiere last year.

Working fast to save intergalactic space fantasy, CBS has decided to push Extant into the 10 p.m. time slot on Wednesdays, swapping with the vet series Criminal Minds.

The time slot shift has helped a couple of CBS shows in the past. Reckless and Unforgettable both saw a surge in total viewers after the time changes.

Though Extant, which follows Berry as an astronaut who comes home mysteriously pregnant after a 13-month solo mission, is doing just okay in the U.S., it’s a top-performing show for Amazon Prime users in the U.K.

Extant’s time change is effective immediately. Watch the Spielberg series at 10 p.m., this Wednesday, on CBS.

Do They Have A Case? 10 Celebrity Lawsuits Of 2014

July 22nd, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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It’s no secret that most celebrities make tons of money — or at least more than the average person. This is why it might be hard for some of us to have sympathy when they are involved in a lawsuit.

There are tons of claims of stolen ideas and images. Then again, being a high-profile figure can make you a target for others trying to get in your pockets. Check out these 10 celebrity lawsuits. Do you think they’re justified?

Ready To See Them Again? Former TV Stars Returning To Television

July 16th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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Television shows have certainly changed over the last several years. Once known as a platform for up-and-coming actors, there appears to be a growing trend of “A-list” stars looking to get in on the action. Gone are the days when celebrities were “too good for television.” You now have Academy Award winners like Matthew McConaughey starring in HBO’s True Detective, Kevin Spacey in the Netflix hit House of Cards, and Golden Globe winner Don Cheadle on House of Lies.

Well we are here to inform you of another trend — the rise of former TV stars coming to a small screen near you. Are you surprised by any?

Read 10 Television Comeback Stories

Halle Berry’s TV Sci-Fi Drama, ‘Extant’, Pulls In High Ratings For Debut

July 16th, 2014 - By Ann Brown
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Halle Berry’s movies may be hit-or-miss at the box office these days, but television seems to like her.  The Academy Award winner just took home first place in the television ratings for her summer drama Extant. The limited-run series pulled in 9.6 million viewers for its first episode on CBS last week, according to Nielsen.

In Extant, Berry plays an astronaut who mysteriously comes back from a solo space mission pregnant. The drama was the most-watched prime-time show during the week. “By comparison, the second-season debut of ‘Under the Dome’ a week earlier had 9.4 million viewers, a number considered disappointing given its hit status a year earlier,” reports Black American Web.

The long July 4th holiday weekend helped increase the total viewership for Extant to 11.9 million.

The scary sci-fi drama also stars Pierce Gagnon as Ethan, a boy robot who may be murderous.

The show has been already called a breakout hit. This is a far cry from her films as of late, which, to put it politely have bombed. When looking at her resume following her Oscar winning performance in Monster’s Ball, her only hits have been the X-Men series of films.

“Outside of those movies, she’s had a string of either very bad luck or she’s made some very bad decisions. 2004′s Catwoman was a disaster bringing in only $82 million at the global box office…2010′s Frankie & Alice, where Berry played a woman with multiple personality disorder, was ignored by audiences and derided by critics. The film earned a terrible 14 out of 100 on Rotten Tomatoes,” reports Forbes. Then Cloud Atlas, though much-hyped and supported by a big budget and co-star Tom Hanks, only earned $121 million at the global box office.

Forbes speculates that being a 47-year-old black actress stacks the odds against Berry in the white male dominated world of Hollywood. “Studios just aren’t looking to finance movies that star middle-aged black women no matter how beautiful they are. They’re not financing many movies starring white middle-aged women either so it’s not even like there are color blind roles that Berry could be getting,” reports the magazine.

Maybe Extant will translate into a box office win for Berry’s next feature film.

CBS won the week in prime time, averaging 5.6 million viewers. NBC came in second with 4.6 million, ABC had 4.3 million, Univision had 2.8 million, Fox had 2.7 million.

Did you watch Extant?

Michelle Don’t Play That: White House Makes Photo Agency Delete Pics Of Malia Obama

July 9th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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We reported a few weeks ago that First Daughter Malia Obama was interning on the set of Halle Berry’s new movie Extant and since she’s been spending so much time in L.A., it’s not all too surprising the the paparazzi is on the prowl.

Monday night Malia and a few of her friends were spotted at Gjelina, famous restaurant in Venice, California. It’s often frequented by celebrities so the paparazzi were on site, snapping pictures of the 16 year old. A photographer captured a picture of Malia as she walked out of the restaurant and he sold the image to AKM-GSI for them to distribute to other sites. The agency posted the picture on their website for other media outlets to purchase. But within a few hours the First Lady’s office called AKM-GSI and asked them to please remove the photo.

According to TMZ, Mrs. Obama’s staff told the agency that they’d secured promises from several media outlets not to photograph either Sasha or Malia when they weren’t with their father, President Obama.

AKM-GSI agreed and then sent an e-mail to other media outlets issuing a “URGENT SET KILL NOTICE.”

It read: “Please delete the set of Malia Obama from your archive. The set was sent around earlier today. We cannot distribute this set.” 

When TMZ posted the story, they asked if this was a case of Mrs. Obama and the White House abusing their power when Malia made a decision to one intern in L.A. and then go to a very popular restaurant. There’s a poll and a majority of the people believe it’s an abuse. But if you ask me, this is just what parents do. Parents are supposed to do everything in their power to protect their children. And as it stands now, the more power you have the better you’re able to protect your children. That’s the way of the world. Plus, if the Obamas were really to abuse their power, I can imagine a few things far worse than asking a photo agency to delete a photo of their teenage daughter.

What do you think, were the Obamas wrong to flex this much muscle or is this just yet another example of people being mad at everything the first family does, whether it’s right or wrong?

No Shame In Their Game: Celebs Who Dated Online

June 24th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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These days people are resorting to different measures than heading to their local supermarket to find a mate; they’re heading online. And even celebrities are using modern technology to find a date. Check out this list of celebs who dated online.

Celebs Who Dated Online


Charlie Sheen

Following his split from second wife Denise Richards, Charlie Sheen decided to use the internet to find the next future Mrs. Sheen. The former “Two and a Half Men” star signed up with and has reportedly chatted with several women online. But then he found love with fellow actress Brooke Mueller and the two were happily wedded for three years. Nowadays, the father of five is engaged to a former adult star.

15 Celebrities Who’ve Been Involved In Serious Car Accidents

June 18th, 2014 - By Nicole Akoukou Thompson
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Early this month, Tracy Morgan was involved in highway crash in New Jersey, which killed one of his friends (comedian Jimmy Mack) and severely injured him and other colleagues riding in the Mercedes Sprinter bus. Since then, Morgan’s reps say that he has gone from critical to fair condition and showing signs of improvement. We’re rooting for the comedian, and wish him a happy and speedy recovery.

There are numerous celebrities who’ve been involved in serious car accidents over the years. Some didn’t make it, some survived, and some hurt others when the accidents happened. Here are 15 celebrities who’ve been involved in scary collisions.





Almost six years ago, Freeman was in a terrible crash. His car flipped multiple times on a Mississippi highway. As a result he was seriously injured, suffering nerve damage and paralyzing his left hand. To this day he still wears a compression glove from time to time to help with his hand.

Report: First Daughter Malia Obama Worked On Halle Berry’s New Show ‘Extant’

June 16th, 2014 - By Tonya Garcia
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Malia Obama worked as a production assistant on the set of Halle Berry’s new CBS show Extant according to an exclusive report by TheWrapThe First Daughter was seen on set last week in Los Angeles, and she was said to have “helped with computer shop alignments and the director also let her slate a take,” an “insider” says. TheWrap has not gotten comment from CBS or the White House on the matter.

In the show, Berry will play an astronaut who comes home from a yearlong mission and tries to resume life with her family. However, there are big consequences from the space mission.

Malia will turn 16 on July 4. The show will debut on July 2. If the show does well, it’ll be brought back for a second season and Berry will continue to star. There is a definite sci-fi element to the show, but it’s also a very human story, Berry says.

The show also has the backing of superstar director Steven Spielberg, a definite plus. Will you watch?

10 Of The Most Expensive Child Support Arrangements

June 10th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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As if calling it quits is not bad enough, couples must also divvy up their assets and belongings. It unfortunately happens to be the time when wars break out over who will get custody over the children, and soon after you better believe come child support negotiations. Now us regular folk have heard whisperings of pricey child support, but some of these amounts are the cost of college tuition and even houses. Check out 10 of the most expensive child support arrangements.

Do you think the amount goes toward the child, or to keep the parent’s lifestyle going (or both)?

So Halle Berry Has To Pay Gabriel Aubrey $16,000 Per Month In Child Support

June 9th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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The long-lived child support battle between Halle Berry and ex-lover, Gabriel Aubrey, appears to be over—for now at least. According to People, the Academy Award-winning actress has been ordered to pay Gabriel $16,000 per month in child support for their daughter, Nahla, until she either turns 19 years old or finishes high school. That’s a pretty long time considering that Nahla is only six.

Halle will also be required to cough up $115,000 in retroactive support. The shocking ruling was delivered in a Los Angeles court room on May 30. TMZ is reporting that Halle has also been ordered to pay Gabriel $300,000 in attorney’s fees. Court documents reveal that the two share equal custody of Nahla.

Halle and Gabriel’s co-parenting situation certainly has not been the most ideal over the past couple of years. As you may recall, the former couple’s 2012 Thanksgiving was stained with memories of bloodshed and a prison cell after Gabriel got into a physical altercation with Halle’s now-husband, Olivier Martinez.

Hopefully, all parties involved have learned how to effectively (and peacefully) work through their issues for Nahla’s sake.