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maandag 9 juli 2012

Oscar Winner Ernest Borgnine Dies at 95

Ernest Borgnine, who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1955 for Marty, died Sunday, The Associated Press reports. He was 95 years old.

Borgnine's longtime spokesman, Harry Flynn, told the news agency that the actor died of renal failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with his wife and children by his side.

Born in Connecticut, Borgnine joined the Navy in 1935 and served on a destroyer during World War II. He left in 1945 and became known for villainous roles in films after his turn in From Here to Eternity. He played against type as a butcher afraid he's too unattractive to be loved in Marty.

Borgnine continued to appear in dramas like The Catered Affair and Bad Day at Black Rock, as well as actions films including The Vikings and The Dirty Dozen. In 1962, Borgnine made the leap to the small screen, starring in the popular comedy McHale's Navy as the commander of a World War II boat and its misfit crew. Its success led Borgnine to also star  in the 1964 movie based on the show and a small role in the 1997 theatrical remake.

After the show ended in 1966, Borgnine appeared in films like The Poseidon Adventure, The Greatest and Escape From New York. He also had a recurring role on the NBC sitcom The Single Guy in 1995 and lent his voice to SpongeBob SquarePants as Mermaid Man. After receiving the Screen Actors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011, his last role was in the drama The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez, which premiered earlier this year.

Over the years, Borgnine was married five times. He was married to Rhoda Kemins 1949-1958 and had one daughter with her, Nancee. He then wed actress Katy Jurado in 1959 but divorced four years later. His union to singer Ethel Merman only lasted a month in 1964 before their divorce, followed by marriage to Donna Rancourt in 1965. They had a son, Christopher, and two daughters, Sharon and Diana, before divorcing in 1972. However, the fifth time was the charm when he wed Tova Traesnaes in 1973. The two were together for 39 years, until his passing.

A Bona Fide Castle Couple!

Castle's sexy season premiere this fall will give fans everything they've always wanted. The ABC drama picks up in the moments following Beckett and Castle's heated race to the bedroom. "We think it's important to show the fans what this moment means for Beckett and Castle and how it may change and complicate their relationship," says creator Andrew Marlowe. That's right — Marlowe said relationship! He believes Moonlighting made "a big mistake" by breaking up its leads right after they did the deed, so "we're taking a much different approach [and showing] the fun of being in a relationship."

On the non-romance front, Alexis will keep her internship at the police station even after she moves to her college dorm, Ryan and Esposito are still on the outs and the mystery of who killed Beckett's mother will finally be solved. "We do want to give Beckett some level of resolution," says Marlowe. "It's time to move beyond that mystery, but it leads to an explosive confrontation."

Now, might Castle and Beckett move beyond dating to perhaps marriage and baby? Not anytime soon. Adds Marlowe, "After two failed marriages, he worries about screwing it up, and she worries about being wife No. 3."

TV Tonight 9th of July 2012

The daily list in alphabetical order, of all the new episodes airing.

    American Ninja Warrior S04E22: "Las Vegas Finals Part 4 (of 6)"
    American Pickers S04E23: "Backroad Samurai"
    Antiques Roadshow (US) S16E22: "Vintage Atlanta"
    Australian Story S17E23: "Letters To The Editor"
    Avondetappe, De S08E10: "Season 8, Episode 10"
    Bethenny S01E21: "Would You Ever?"
    Big Brother (UK) S14E37: "BB 13, Episode 37"
    Big Brother's Bit on the Side S04E35: "Series 4, Show 35"
    Big Time Rush S03E04: "Big Time Double Date"
    Bizarre Foods S07E09: "Las Vegas"
    Bizarre Foods S07E00: "Bizarre Foods Celebrates 100"
    Blackout S01E02: "Series 1, Episode 2"
    Border Wars S04E01: "Rio Grande Reefer"
    Britain's Next Top Model S08E01: "Series 8, Episode 1"
    Bunheads S01E04: "Better Luck Next Year"
    Cake Boss S05E11: "Ice-ing on the Cake"
    Cake Boss S05E12: "Going Up?"
    Chelsea Lately S06E107: "TBA"
    Chicagolicious S01E05: "Birthdays and Breakups"
    Come Dine With Me S19E20: "Series 19, Episode 16"
    Coronation Street S53E133: "Mon July 9, 2012 [Episode 2]"
    Coronation Street S53E132: "Mon July 9, 2012 [Episode 1]"
    Daybreak S02E215: "July 9, 2012"
    Deal Or No Deal (UK) S07E284: "Episode 1964"
    Dispatches S26E10: "Secrets of the Taxman"
    Doctors S14E52: "Survivors"
    EastEnders S28E107: "July 9, 2012"
    Emmerdale S41E158: "July 9, 2012"
    Eureka S05E12: "Double Take"
    Family Time S01E04: "The Tennis Bracelet"
    Fear Factor (US) S07E07
    Figure It Out S04E20: "Featuring Stephen Glickman"
    Food Factory S03E03: "All About Wheat"
    Four In A Bed S03E46: "Series 3, Episode 46"
    Gene Simmons Family Jewels S07E14: "Old Habits Die Hard"
    Gene Simmons Family Jewels S07E13: "Kiss a Vet"
    General Hospital (US) S50E69: "#12597"
    Hell's Kitchen (US) S10E11: "10 Chefs Compete"
    Hollyoaks S18E136: "July 9, 2012"
    Hollywood Heights S01E16: "Loren's Stage Fright"
    Home and Away (AU) S25E121: "Episode 5556"
    Hotel Impossible S01E11: "Dude Rancher Lodge - Billings, MT"
    House Hunters S50E11
    House Hunters International S34E06
    Hurricane Hunters S01E06: "Jova"
    Hyouka S01E12: "Things, That Keep Accumulated"
    Jamie's Summer Food Rave Up S01E02: "Episode 2"
    Jeopardy! S28E211: "Show #6416"
    Jimmy Kimmel Live S09E275
    Keeping Up with the Kardashians S07E09
    Late Night with Jimmy Fallon S02E299
    Late Show with David Letterman S19E97
    Leif GW Persson och sommarmorden S01E01: "Mord 1"
    Live with Kelly S29E224
    Lizard Lick Towing S02E18: "Season 2, Episode 18"
    Locked Up Abroad S06E12: "I Am Not a Terrorist"
    Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta S01E04: "Scrappin'"
    Masterchef (US) S03E11: "Top Nine Compete"
    Masterchef Australia S04E56: "Immunity Challenge: Pasta & Pizza"
    Metalocalypse S04E11: "Breakup Klok"
    Neighbours S28E131: "Episode 6441"
    Pair of Kings S03E04: "50th Episode: Fatal Distraction"
    Panorama S60E23: "Britain on the Brink: Back to the 70s?"
    Pawn Star$ S05E11: "Kick the Can"
    Pawn Star$ S05E10: "Jet Setters"
    Perception S01E01: "Pilot"
    Police Interceptors S04E18: "Series 4, Episode 18"
    Push Girls S01E07: "How You Get Through"
    RuPaul's Drag U S03E04: "Ex-Beauty Queens"
    Secret Dealers S03E01: "Series 3, Episode 1"
    Shaun the Sheep Championsheeps S01E12: "Hockey"
    Shaun the Sheep Championsheeps S01E11: "Beach Volleyball"
    Single Ladies S02E07: "Eat, Play, Love"
    Snog, Marry, Avoid? S05E09: "Series 5, Episode 9"
    Teen Wolf S02E07: "Restraint"
    The Amazing Race Australia S02E07: "Leg 7 (Turkey → France)"
    The Bachelorette S08E09: "Week 9 (S8)"
    The Bad Girls Club S09E01: "One Night in Mexico"
    The Big Break S17E08
    The Bold and the Beautiful S26E76: "Ep. #6360"
    The Chase (2009) S05E90: "Series 5, Episode 90"
    The Closer S07E16: "Hostile Witness"
    The Eric Andre Show S01E08: "J-Moe"
    The Glass House (US) S01E04: "Episode 4"
    The Jeremy Kyle Show S07E204: "July 9, 2012"
    The Project S04E162: "Season 4, Episode 162"
    The Real Housewives of New York City S05E06
    The Secret Life of the American Teenager S05E04
    The Tonight Show with Jay Leno S20E114
    The View S15E19
    The Young and the Restless S40E75: "Ep. #9944"
    Tia & Tamera S02E05: "Lights, Camera, Confrontation"
    Tipping Point S01E06: "Episode 6"
    Tricky Business (AU) S01E10: "Episode 10"
    Undercover Boss (UK) S04E02: "Oceana Nightclubs"
    Undercover Boss: Abroad S01E28: "Poundworld (Martyn Birks)"
    Undercover Stings S01E09: "Car Wash Crack Sales"
    Walking and Talking S01E03: "Episode 3"
    Watch What Happens: Live S07E12
    Web Therapy S02E02: "Blindsides and Backslides"
    Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (UK) S30E04
    Wild Justice S02E15: "Undercover Cat"
    World's Wildest Police Videos S05E08
    WWE Raw S20E28: "Episode #998"

Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management' has ratings dip in second week

Charlie Sheen's new FX show Anger Management has suffered a dip in ratings in its second week.

The comedy stars Sheen as an eccentric therapist opposite Selma Blair and Shawnee Smith, and premiered last month to record-breaking cable ratings.

Deals have since been made to air Anger Management in other countries, including on the UK's Comedy Central network.

Thursday's (July 5) airing of the show was down 35% in viewers from last week's debut, pulling in 3.37 million viewers instead of 5.47 million, Deadline reports.

However, the show did rise 44% in its core demographic on adult viewers aged 18-49.

The show has already been renewed for a second season, and stands to make a syndication deal for a 90-episode renewal provided it continues to meet certain ratings targets.

Phillip Phillips heads 'American Idol' tour launch in Detroit

Phillip Phillips has headed the recent launch of the American Idol tour in Detroit, Michigan.

The Season 11 winner of the reality show was joined by Top 10 finalists DeAndre Brackensick, Hollie Cavanagh, Colton Dixon, Heejun Han, Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet, Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, Elise Testone and Erika Van Pelt at the inaugural concert on Friday (July 6).

Phillips, who made his appearance towards the end of the show, performed a four-song set, including his audition song 'Supersition' and his rendition of Damien Rice's 'Volcano'.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, runner-up Jessica Sanchez performed renditions of Prince's 'How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?' and Beyoncé's 'Best Thing I Never Had'.

The tour, which Phillips earlier predicted will be "fun, but messy", continues to September.

The 21-year-old is currently preparing for his debut album, planned for a November release.

'Will & Grace' McCormack: 'Being Canadian helps comedy'

Will & Grace's Eric McCormack has explained Canada's ability to produce top comic performers by saying that Canadians possess an "objectivity".

The Best Man actor said that he believes his Canadian heritage has informed his sense of humour and approach to comedy.

When Parade asked him why so many comic actors - including Michael J Fox, Jim Carrey and Mike Myers - come from Canada, he responded: "I think there's a certain objectivity that comes from being Canadian.

"You're partly British and partly American; you have a good bird's eye view of both countries. So much of the comedy that comes out of Canada is impersonation - it's less 'look at me' than it is 'look at me playing other people'."

McCormack also discussed whether he has taken part in Canada's most popular sport, ice hockey.

"No hockey for me! It was encouraged, but it didn't take," he said. "I used to joke that there'd be much less violence if you just gave every player a puck; then they wouldn't have to fight over it."

Kanye West to make debut on 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians'

Kanye West will make his debut on Keeping Up with the Kardashians this week.

The rapper, who has been publicly dating Kim Kardashian since April, appears in a new preview for Monday (July 9) night's episode of the reality series.

In the clip, Kardashian can be seen getting ready for Scott Disick's restaurant opening. West walks in and she greets him: "Hi, babe! I'm so excited you're coming tonight!"

She goes on to express her excitement that West is joining her for the opening.

"I am so happy Kanye is coming with me to Scott's restaurant opening," Kardashian says. "And I don't want to make a big fuss about it. We're just hanging out - that's it."

Kardashian recently admitted that she has already begun planning her wedding to West.

Big Brother 'Turf Wars' task determines nominations

Big Brother's last instalment of the 'Turf Wars' task saw one half of the house win the right to nominate this week - but the result came with a twist.

Earlier today, the blue team and green team were told to select one person each to take part in the 'Diary Room Battle', with the team that takes control of the Diary Room winning the chance for their team to nominate housemates for eviction.

In order to take the Diary Room, team representatives must open a series of boxes, each with its own task or challenge.

Luke Anderson was chosen for the blue team, while Adam Kelly was his opponent for the green team.

The first box was padlocked and had to be opened by finding the right key on a large bunch. Inside the box was a question, which gave a numerical answer to be used as a code for the second box.

A final question and set of key fobs featuring the housemates' faces on indicated the right fob to use, in order to open the box surrounding the Diary Room door.

Ultimately, Luke A won the Diary Room by correctly identifying that he had been nominated four times by his fellow teammates and that Deana Uppal was the housemate who had received the most nominations.

However, there was a twist in store for the blue team, as Conor McIntyre, Caroline Wharram and Ashleigh Hughes had been caught discussing nominations earlier in the day. As punishment for the rule-breaking, the blue team's prize was revoked and transferred to the green team.

As a result, only Adam, Deana, Becky Hannon, Luke Scrase and Scott Mason will nominate tomorrow.