Many are forecasting a sunny future for Henry Stephens, 8.
LOS ANGELES -- The NAACP chose Cedric the Entertainer to host its upcoming Image Awards show despite his jokes in the film "Barbershop" that angered some black leaders.\r\n
Before you head to the office this morning, stop and grab a little something for the one who answers the phone, sends faxes, sorts the mail and keeps the office running like a clock. Today is Administrative Professionals Day.
NEW YORK - With a profitable Winter Olympics over, NBC is hoping the attention it received during the past two weeks will carry over to the remainder of the TV season. The Olympics represented the two most-watched consecutive weeks for any network since the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. NBC's Olympics ratings were up 18 percent over the 1998 Nagano games, and the company said it turned a $75 million profit.
PASADENA, Calif. - Sherri Shepherd remembers going to an audition - her only one that day - and hearing the other actresses, the white actresses, complain about having to go to two or three. "I would love to be them," Shepherd said. But Shepherd, who starred on NBC's now-canceled "Emeril," said she doesn't get to go on many auditions for one reason: She's black.
CRAFTY FOLKS Artists and crafts people from across the Southeast will showcase their wares at the annual Christmas Made in the South show through Sunday at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5, and there's no charge for children younger than 12. WINTER WONDERS
It's a party, and you're invited. In fact, all of Augusta is invited. That's the attitude of Power Hitz, a new video show on WJBF-TV (Channel 6). Hosts for the show are Minnesota Fattz and Cher Best, morning radio personalities on station WPRW-FM (107.7-FM). The show, which premieres Saturday at 11:35 p.m., will feature the pair in the TV studio showing videos, sharing information about recording artists, conducting contests, giving out prizes and bringing viewers and performers in front of the camera.
When it comes to comedy, Cedric the Entertainer prefers to take the humor high road rarely used by today's young stand-ups.\r
NEW YORK -- If NBC manages to come from behind and capture the year's Nielsen Media Research ratings crown, it can thank Noah's Ark for keeping it afloat. Opening night of the biblical miniseries on Sunday scored the highest ratings for a TV movie this year, leading NBC to an easy victory during opening week of the May "sweeps" period, where ratings are watched closely to set advertising rates.
NEW YORK -- Six network newsmagazines, all of them with reports on the Colorado school massacre, were among the 12 top-rated prime-time shows measured by Nielsen Media Research during the week that ended Sunday. The newsmagazines responded quickly with stories on the Littleton shooting, and viewers apparently couldn't get enough. On Wednesday, ABC's 20/20 had more viewers than any other newsmagazine. Its ratings were the network's second-highest of the year, behind the Monica Lewinsky interview.