Another Trend – A market study says some 800,000 households have left – or shut of their cable TV. This, from a study by Tech Crunch. There’s plenty to watch online or with devices such as xBox. Still, there are still about 100 million subscribers to cable, satellite and similar systems according to the Tech Crunch report.
He’s Out Of There – Kevin Eubanks is leaving as Jay Leno’s sideman in May after 18 years with the late-night host. He told Leno during Monday’s taping of Tonight in Burbank, Calif., that he was ready for a career change of pace, but he didn’t announce specific plans. Eubanks called the NBC late-night show his “home” and said it had been “a wonderful experience” working there.
Last night was Elvis Presley night on “American Idol.”
Dead Show For Dead Man – Reality TV star Jesse James’’ alleged cheating scandal has cost him his hit U.S. show. “Jesse James Is A Dead Man” will not return for a second season on cable channel Spike TV. A spokesman reveals the decision was made shortly after news of James’ infidelities first broke, and his wife Sandra Bullock walked out on him.
Sweet Tweet – Every 140-character snippet of info you’ve ever shared publicly on Twitter will soon have a home next to the Declaration of Independence. Twitter and the Library of Congress announce that every public tweet posted since Twitter started in 2006 will be archived digitally by the federal library. The purpose, according to a blog post by Library of Congress communications director Matt Raymond, is to document “important tweets” as well as gather information about the way we live through the sheer masses of tweets on the site.
Top albums this week in 2010 –
My World 2.0 – Justin Bieber
Raymond V Raymond – Usher
Freight Train – Alan Jackson
Still Standing – Monica
Now Ladies And Gentlemen – Mr. Pop Archives And This Week In 2004…
Weekly radio address – President Bush said that U.S. forces were taking control of Fallouja “block by block” and allied troops were “finding and engaging the enemy” elsewhere in the country despite this being one of the bloodiest weeks of the Iraq war. He warned that the military offensive against the widespread insurgency could rage for weeks, but reaffirmed his commitment to the June 30 deadline for transferring sovereignty to Iraqis.
Television news –
Mark Wahlberg is one of the executive producers on a new HBO show called “Entourage.” The series stars Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven.
Donald Trump will double his take on the second season of “The Apprentice.” He was getting $50k per episode and now he’ll get $100K.
“The Swan” – getting a nice lead-in from “American Idol” on Fox, beats ABC’s “The Bachelor in the ratings.
Saturday night on USA – “Nashville Star” – as four contenders are left.