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  • Sochi Olympics TV moment: If it's speed skating, it must be wackiness

    Sochi Olympics TV moment: If it's speed skating, it must be wackiness
    No athlete likes chaos, but if you're a certain kind of TV viewer, a competition in disarray is the best kind of competition of all. In other words, you probably enjoy watching speed skating. Short track’s alternate name might as well be Chaos...
  • Matt Lauer to replace Bob Costas on Olympics for a second night

    Matt Lauer to replace Bob Costas on Olympics for a second night
    Bob Costas still isn't out of the woods yet with his eye infection troubles. The NBC sportscaster called into "Today" on Wednesday to let anchor Matt Lauer know that he'd be filling in once again during the network's prime-time Olympics coverage. "You'...
  • Laurence Fishburne laughs about being mistaken for Samuel L. Jackson

    Laurence Fishburne laughs about being mistaken for Samuel L. Jackson
    Samuel L. Jackson and Laurence Fishburne might consider wearing name tags so that people can tell them apart. KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin is still riding a wave of national ridicule and embarrassment the day after he mistook Jackson for...
  • Bob Costas' eye infection: Matt Lauer will fill in Tuesday night

    Bob Costas' eye infection: Matt Lauer will fill in Tuesday night
    Bob Costas had told Olympics viewers that the "minor infection" in his left eye should be cleared up by the weekend. Anyone watching NBC's coverage of the Sochi Games on Monday night knows that didn't happen. In fact, the ailment seems to have gotten...
  • Redskins: No harm, no foul, Mr. Costas

    "Think for a moment about the term 'Redskins,'" NBC Sports commentator Bob Costas exhorted viewers during his halftime tirade of Sunday's Cowboys-Redskins game. "Ask yourself what the equivalent would be, if directed [at] African Americans. Hispanics....
  • Bob Costas to host NBC's prime-time, late-night Winter Olympics

    Bob Costas to host NBC's prime-time, late-night Winter Olympics
    Bob Costas will serve as host for NBC's prime-time and late-night coverage of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Costas has been prime-time host for every NBC-covered Olympic Games since 1992, including the 2012 London Games, which was the most-...
  • Charter plots next move. Gerwig lands plum role. Costas on DL.

    Charter plots next move. Gerwig lands plum role. Costas on DL.
    After the coffee. Before getting one of those Shia LaBeouf bags. The Skinny: I feel bad that I haven't been watching any of the Winter Olympics. Of course, I don't feel so bad that I'll tune in Wednesday night. Wednesday's headlines include Charter's...
  • Bob Costas will be sidelined by eye infection for a second night

    Bob Costas will be sidelined by eye infection for a second night
    Bob Costas has been tearing up a lot lately. The NBC sports broadcaster said so in a "Today" show phone interview Wednesday, blaming sensitivity to light due to a viral infection in both eyes. We suspect, however, it might have something to do with...
  • Matt Lauer to Host Olympics Coverage for NBC Again Tonight, Costas Still Out

    Bob Costas will be sidelined at least another night and Matt Lauer will once again host NBC's coverage of the Olympics. Costas called in to the "Today" show Wednesday morning to tell Lauer he would be "coming out of the bullpen again tonight."...
  • Olympics Lift NBC to Easy Ratings Victory for the Week

    The first weekend of the Winter Olympics lifted NBC to an easy primetime ratings victory in key demos last week as the net beat the combined totals of its rivals and moved into a tie with Fox for the season leadership among young adults. Four nights of...
  • Fox's Tuesday Comedies Gobbled Up By the Olympics

    Fox's first-run comedies struggled to attract much of an audience Tuesday opposite the Winter Olympics as NBC again easily beat its combined broadcast competition. According to Nielsen estimates, Olympics action including figure skating, snowboarding and...
  • Will Forte to star in new Fox comedy 'Last Man on Earth'

    Will Forte to star in new Fox comedy 'Last Man on Earth'
    Former "Saturday Night Live" performer Will Forte will star in the title role of a new Fox comedy "Last Man on Earth" that will premiere during the middle of the next broadcast season. Forte, who has earned positive notices for his supporting role in...