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McD's Offering In-Store TV

Filed under: Film FlickersFast Food

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One of the worlds largest fast food chains has announced it is launching their own digital network of exclusive original content targeted at dine-in customers.

The McDonald's Network will offer a variety of local school sports, movie previews and heartwarming human interest stories produced by reality juggernaut Mark Burnett!

Will we see Survivor: McDonald's? We're crossing our fingers.

BBC America and KABC-TV Eyewitness News are also planning to provide content for the channel, which will soon be up in 800 restaurants in Southern and Central California.

ChannelPort Communications LLC, a Los Angeles-based company specializing in entertainment content, is in charge of leading the initiative and has said:

"The intention is to catch and engage the customer, and then enhance their experience. The McDonald's customer is everyone, and we want not to be passive viewers but to be active and participatory with this network."

On top of redesigning their franchise locations to look more like cafe's and offering free Wi-Fi, McD's TV is another effort to make the company more "relevant and contemporary", according to a spokesperson.

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Mark Burnett Confirms Xtina's Return To The Voice

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So you can all settle down now.

Mark Burnett, the man behind every single one of your favorite reality competition shows (mostly), has come forward to confirm that despite rumors to the contrary, Christina Aguilera will be back on The Voice next season. Moreover, he insists that it was "ridiculous" to think that she wouldn't, since everyone on the show is so attached to her and vice versa. He explains:

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NBC Gives Trump A Raise - A Big One!

Filed under: TV NewsDonald Trump

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Can't say we agree with giving him this much money! This season of Celebrity Apprentice wasn't THAT good!

NBC has inked a new contract with Donald Trump that will keep him on board to host his reality series for another two years. The network agreed to pay Trump and co-producer Mark Burnett an estimated - wait for it - $160 million for their trouble.

Can you stand it? Even if they split that, that's like $79 million more dollars than he deserves for this gig. He's almost a billionaire! What kind of sense is this supposed to make???

Oh, and did we mention that with this new deal, Trump becomes

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Sue Sylvester's Hosting The Emmys!

Filed under: AwardzJane Lynch

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Its official!

FOX made the official announcement this afternoon that Jane Lynch will be hosting the 63rd Primetime Emmys this year in September!

The Glee star, in her statement, raves that she was "tickled pink" to be asked to host and reveals she is "looking forward to singing, dancing and sporting my finest tracksuit.” HA!

Mark Burnett, executive producer of the awards show, shared in her excitement with his statement, saying:

“Jane was my first – and only – choice as the host for this year’s Primetime Emmys, and I am glad she said ‘yes,’. She has incredible comedic timing, and is a charismatic, talented actress whose energy leaps off the screen and stage. I am thrilled and excited to have her as our host.”

As are we! As is everyone!!! Jimmy Fallon did an exceptional job with his opening last year - but we think Jane might be able to top it! We have faith in you, Jane! Let's see what you've got!

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Survivor Producer Mark Burnett To Take On The Bible!

Filed under: TV NewsSarah PalinReality TV

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Quite an ambitious project for the reality producer!

Survivor/The Apprentice/Sarah Palin's Alaska producer Mark Burnett is putting together a 5-part, 10-hour religious docu-drama based on The Bible, which will air on The History Channel in 2013.

Here's what History Channel president/general manager Nancy Dubuc had to say about the project:

"This is probably the most important book in mankind, regardless of your beliefs or religious affiliation. This series will bring the historical stories of the Bible to life for a new generation."

"We spend a lot of time talking about this book, and probably not enough time knowing what's in it. One of the most important things about history is knowing the stories of history."

We agree that The Bible is a very important book…but are we 100% sure that a producer from Sarah Palin's reality show is the right guy to tell the story of the holy book?

Will U watch The Bible when it premieres in 2013? Do U think Mark Burnett is the right guy for this major project?

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The Voice Ratings Drop In Week 3

Filed under: TV NewsChristina AguileraGlee

The Voice Ratings Drop

The Voice's ratings have dropped in week 3, for the beginning of the "battle round" episodes. Don't worry though! Even though the dip was pretty substantial, the show still easily won the night in the ratings war.

It even beat out Glee:

The Voice, which improved to 12.6 million total viewers and a 5.7 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic last week for the second part of the blind auditions, sank to 10.3 million and a 4.6 at 10 p.m. for the first of its battle rounds last night.

The Voice was down 19 percent in the key demo compared to the 9-11 p.m. telecast last week. Compared to last Tuesday’s 10 p.m. hour, the Mark Burnett-produced singing competition series dropped 22 percent. Still, The Voice easily topped the night as the highest-rated program (beating Glee) on Tuesday.

Not bad, but we gotta think that The Voice is still in its freshman year with a brand new competition, rules, and set of kinks to smooth out. There MIGHT be a fixable reason for this dip that they could immediate work out, or even work out if there's a next season!

Either way, people still obviously want to watch it, and those number aren't anything to be angry about!

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Star Jones Speaks On Feud With NeNe and Lisa Rinna

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Star Jones seems to ALWAYS be involved in some sort of drama!

During a recent interview, Star spoke up about some of her issues with her peers.

Here's what Star had to say about NeNe Leakes' comments to the press saying that Jones is jealous that they're on the "same level" despite drastic differences in education:

"No no no. We're not on the same level. Lets make that clear. We're on the same show. This is the thing that everyone needs to understand. I didn't cast the show, Mr Trump and Mark Burnett and NBC cast the show. They cast the show based on what they thought would generate good ratings. This was not a show about friendship. It was a show about whether or not people from different backgrounds, experiences and level of stardom could co-exist for a team and then turn it in for an individual competition. I was very clear on my role in this show. In all honesty, I would never compare myself to another African-American woman. I would never tear down another African-American woman in order to elevate myself. Cream rises to the top and water seeks its own level."

And here's Star on how she made amends with her former View frenemy Rosie O'Donnell:

I would do anything in the world with Rosie! Rosie is one of the most magnificent talents that daytime television has ever seen, and I hated when we were having controversy and how much do I love that we decided to fix that. That's what grown women do when there's a controversy. You get together alone without a camera and you say, 'I had this problem with you,' and we fix it. And that's my girl and when you really want to have a long standing relationship. She's an amazingly-talented person, and I'd be honored to work with her doing anything, God knows.

We're glad to hear that, and we're sure Rosie would be too!

Now, all Star needs to do is work things out with NeNe and Lisa Rinna, and she'll be ALL set…

Do U think Star Jones will also make amends with NeNe and Lisa? Or will those feuds continue?

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