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Blog Entries for Thursday, January 9

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Blog Entries for Wednesday, January 8

Paul Yates retired last month from WAGA-TV after 40 years but quickly signed on to be part of GPB's "On the Story" as a reporter. He will be on air when the show debuts January 13, 2014.

Exclusive: Paul Yates (formerly of Fox 5) joins GPB's 'On the Story'

Georgia Public Broadcasting's new daily news program "On the Story" has added Paul Yates to its team. The show begins airing on Monday, January 13, when the state legislative session begins. Yates, a long-time veteran newscaster who retired last month from WAGA-TV after 40 years, said leaving Fox 5 was ...

'Idol' bits: Crystal Bowersox, Diana DeGarmo, Clay Aiken

Crystal Bowersox, runner up from season 10 of "American Idol," has come out as bisexual.   Crystal Bowersox said she is bisexual after releasing a Christmas song "Coming Out for Christmas." "I've been bisexual for, I don't know, as long as I can remember," she says during an interview on ...

Blog Entries for Tuesday, January 7

Monica Pearson, 18 months after retiring from TV, will be joining Kiss 104.1 for a weekly Sunday noon to 2 p.m. program mixing music and talk starting January 12, 2014.

Monica Pearson starts new talk/music show on Kiss 104.1 Sundays

Monica Pearson, since she retired as a TV anchor from Channel 2 Action News after 37 years in 2012, has dabbled in radio, subbing in at R&B stations Kiss 104.1 and Majic 107.5/97.5 a few times. She is now going to do a regular radio show on Kiss from noon ...

Kim Zolciak is interested in returning to "Real Housewives of Atlanta,' which is generating record ratings without her.

'Real Housewives of Atlanta' hits record ratings; Kim Zolciak open to returning

If you thought "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" was yesterday's news, not so. This past Sunday, the Bravo reality show that won't stop hit a new milestone: 4.52 million viewers in first viewing. That's the highest number of overnight viewers since the show debuted, beating a season 3 reunion show ...

Chilli of TLC denied to me that she was dating Wayne Brady, a story that Us magazine ran with seeming confidence.

TV/radio briefs: Chilli, Regular Guys, Bounce TV, Nancy Grace, Conan

TV host and comic Wayne Brady and Atlanta's Chilli of TLC both refuted an Us magzine story claiming they were a couple.  The two were spotted together recently in Las Vegas where Chilli (real name: Rozonda Thomas) was performing. Brady, host of "Let's Make a Deal" and a cast member ...

Blog Entries for Monday, January 6

Video: Talking 'Single Ladies,' Herschel Walker, 'Being Mary Jane'

Cinestars' Brittany Umar and I talk about the long-awaited return of VH1's Atlanta-based 'Single Ladies," Herschel Walker's cooking skills on "Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook Off" and the new BET drama "Being Mary Jane," set in Atlanta.

April (Charity Shea), Raquel (Denise Vasi) and Keisha (LisaRaye McCoy-Misick) are back for season 3 of "Single Ladies" on January 6, 2014 on VH1.

VH1's 'Single Ladies' returns after 16-month hiatus January 6

On August 27, 2012, polls showed Mitt Romney in a dead heat with Barack Obama for the presidential election. The No. 1 song was "Whistle" by Flo Rida. Top movie that day? "Expendables 2." NBC aired a quickly forgotten reality show "Stars Earn Stripes." And VH1 offered up the second ...

Atlanta boxer Evander Holyfield, a devout Christian, believes being gay is a sin and comparable to a "handicap," he said on "Celebrity Big Brother" U.K. edition Sunday.  Here he is as he enters the Celebrity Big Brother House at Elstree Studios on January 3, 2014 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Evander Holyfield gets reprimanded for anti-gay remarks on 'Celebrity Big Brother UK'

If Atlanta boxer Evander Holyfield wants to win the British edition of "Celebrity Big Brother," he didn't do himself any favors on Sunday.  Holyfield, who entered the house over the weekend, yesterday got reprimanded by "Big Brother" producers for comments he made about gays to another contestant, according to TMZ. ...

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-host "The Golden Globes" a second time Sunday.

TV best bets with People's Choice, Golden Globes, returns of 'Girls,' 'The Bachelor,' 'Justified,' 'Psych'

The first full week of 2014 means several new and returning shows, from "The Bachelor" (Monday on ABC) to "Justified" (Tuesday on FX) to "Psych" (Wednesday on USA) to "Girls" (Sunday on HBO). Atlanta-shot shows "Single Ladies" (Monday on VH1) and "The Have and the Have Nots" (Tuesday on OWN) ...

Gabrielle Union plays Mary Jane Paul, a CNN-like anchor with a complicated personal life on "Being Mary Jane," BET's first drama, which was shot in Atlanta last year. It debuts Tuesday, January 7, 2014, on BET at 10 p.m.

Gabrielle Union dishes on "Being Mary Jane," BET's first drama starting January 7

BET for many years hasn't gotten a lot of respect, reviled for airing mysogynistic music videos, mindless reality shows and more recently, mediocre sitcoms. That may change with its first hour-long drama "Being Mary Jane" starring Gabrielle Union and debuting tonight at 10 p.m. When BET introduced a 90-minute film ...

Blog Entries for Sunday, January 5

Kandi had an uncomfortable reunion with Mama Joyce Sunday on "Real Housewives of Atlanta."

'Real Housewives of Atlanta' recap ('Trip Down Memory Lane'): season 6, episode 10

The six women are back from Savannah and back to their own lives. The closest to an A story was Cynthia Bailey's sister Mel popping up again for a "surprise" two-month visit. Two months? Mel was always suspect of Cynthia's husband Peter Thomas, especially after his bar went under. Ultimately, ...

Blog Entries for Saturday, January 4

Rock 100.5 on Friday dumped all recent rock music in favor of a balanced mix of 1970s, 1980s and 1990s classics, including the Charlie Daniels Band.

Rock 100.5 shifts its music mix - again

Since Rock 100.5 came along in early 2008, its music mix has veered back and forth from mostly older tunes to a mix of older and current tunes. On Friday, the station made yet another move by dropping all new songs and almost everything from the past 15 years. The ...

Evander Holyfield is currently part of a show called "Celebrity Big Brother" in the U.K.

Evander Holyfield joins UK's 'Celebrity Big Brother'

Atlanta boxer Evander Holyfield has found a new way to make a few bucks: appear on U.K.'s "Celebrity Big Brother." The show is somewhat like CBS's domestic "Big Brother" - just with celebrities, or at least celebrities known in England. They live in a home outfitted with cameras and are ...

Blog Entries for Friday, January 3

Jason Wrobel hosts a new Atlanta-based show "How to Live to 100" on the Cooking Channel, infusing a bit of Alton Brown's "Good Eats" into a show focused on healthy ingredients.

Cooking Channel's 'How to Live to 100' with Jason Wrobel (shot in Atlanta) debuts Jan. 3

Jason Wrobel grew up in Detroit watching family members get ill and die young. He looked at his own lifestyle and decided he didn't want to live that way. He became a vegan chef with a raw food emphasis. Five years ago, the 36-year-old began posting YouTube videos espousing better ...

Crash Clark lost his gig at V-103 Dec. 16, 2013. Four weeks later, he will start covering traffic at 11 Alive.

Crash Clark, Fred McFarlin land new jobs at 11 Alive

Fred McFarlin and Christopher "Crash" Clark have landed new jobs at 11 Alive as traffic reporters. They are replacing Elle Duncan, who has left for a sports reporting/anchoring job in Boston at the New England Sports Network. 11 Alive is effectively replacing one person with two, which indicates an increased ...

Kenya Moore wants to have a baby -- and soon. And if she's not married, so be it.

Kenya Moore wants a baby soon - with or without a man

Kenya Moore is 42, about to turn 43. The "Real Housewives of Atlanta" member recently told Life & Style she wants to have a baby no matter what. “I plan on having a baby next year,” she told the magazine in a tearful, emotional interview. “Within the next six months, ...

Jeff Dunham, who will perform Jan. 9 at Philips Arena, says he can mostly walk around unnoticed when he’s not carrying a dummy. CONTRIBUTED BY ANDREW SMALLZ AND JARED RASKIND

Jeff Dunham coming to Philips Arena January 9: he's no dummy!

Puppets are notoriously uncool. Ventriloquism with dummies? Doesn’t raise the cool factor up much. But stand-up comic Jeff Dunham has been able to instill this often disrespected art form with a humorous edge thanks to politically incorrect characters such as Achmed the Dead Terrorist and Jose Jalapeno on a Stick. ...

Blog Entries for Thursday, January 2

Team Guy Fieri on the third season of "Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook Off" featuring (l-r) Vanilla Ice, Chris Kattan, Fieri, Tiffany and Herschel Walker. The show debuts on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9 p.m.

Herschel Walker jumps into cooking on Food Network's "Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook Off."

Herschel Walker is a savvy arbiter of his own brand name, frequently finding ways to keep his name in the spotlight. He’s known best as the 1982 Heisman Trophy winner with the beloved University of Georgia Bulldogs. He spent 16 years in pro football. He has since dabbled in ballet, ...

Brad Nitz, a meteorologist at Channel 2 Action News since 2006, will be subbing in on ABC's "Good Morning America Weekend" January 4 and 5, 2014.

Brad Nitz of Channel 2 Action News subbing in for 'Good Morning America' this weekend

With the shuffling at "Good Morning America," ABC is bringing in Brad Nitz of Channel 2 Action News to be the substitute weather forecaster on the weekend program this Saturday and Sunday. The network is using substitutes for now since former weekend meteorologist Ginger Zee has taken Sam Champion's weekday ...

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