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CBS (WISH-TV) Gets the Grammy’s

The Grammy Awards will rock at CBS for another 10 years. The network has carried the music awards show since 1973, and they just signed a new 10-year deal with the Recording Academy to be the Grammy’s TV home through 2021. It will include a series of two-hour Grammy specials.

Here is the official release.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – June 21, 2011 — The Recording Academy® and CBS announced today a new 10-year deal that will keep Music’s Biggest Night®, the annual GRAMMY Awards® broadcast, on CBS through 2021.  The new agreement further extends one of the longest broadcast partnerships in television history.  CBS has been the broadcast home of the GRAMMY Awards since 1973.  “The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards” will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles from 8:00-11:30 PM, ET/PT.

“We are so pleased to continue our longstanding partnership with our friends at CBS, which has grown beyond our signature GRAMMY Awards event,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy.  “We have consistently collaborated to ensure that a dynamic, fresh and diverse live telecast is presented, and we are proud of the collective growth and results we have achieved.  In recent years, we have worked diligently to develop new GRAMMY programming that celebrates music throughout the year and now, with many more nights of great music and television ahead of us, we look forward to continuing to expand our brand and partnership.”

“We are excited to be the home of the GRAMMYs for another decade and to continue our long and mutually beneficial partnership with The Recording Academy,” said Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation.  “The long-term structure of this deal will provide even greater continuity with marketing and sales opportunities for both organizations for an event that continues to grow in size and scope — both culturally and commercially.”

“CBS and the GRAMMYs continue to be a partnership of two great brands combining to create one of television’s most celebrated nights,” said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment.  “It is an event that has become an entertainment force in generating audience, social media conversation and music sales.”

In addition to the annual awards telecast, the 10-year agreement also includes the continued annual broadcast of “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night,” a one-hour special that sets the stage for the annual GRAMMY Awards telecast with nominations in several categories and performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees.  This year’s special will be broadcast live in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011.  This marks the fourth consecutive year that nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards will be announced live on primetime television.

The new agreement also includes the addition of a new, two-hour series of GRAMMY specials, details of which will be announced in the future.

The GRAMMY Awards broadcast is one of television’s major events, ranking as one of the highest-rated and most-watched specials, especially among younger viewers.  Ratings for the GRAMMY Awards have soared over the last several years.  The broadcast of “The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards” attracted 26.7 million viewers, its largest audience since 2000.  In key demographics, the broadcast averaged 10.8/26 in adults 25–54, 10.0/27 in adults 18–49 and 9.5/28 in adults 18–34 — its best deliveries in these ratings measures since 2004.  CBS Research estimated that more than 61 million viewers watched all or part of “The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards.”

In 2010, “The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards” delivered 25.87 million viewers, 10.6/24 in adults 25–54, 9.9/24 in adults 18–49 and 9.1/24 in adults 18–34, which marked the best ratings in these key demographic categories since 2004.


‘Mad Men’ Star gets 3 more

The show that brought back the pocket square just landed its main man for 3 more years.

Wearing suits, drinking, smoking and womanizing come easy to Don Draper.

And John Hamm brings this classic character to life on the excellent show Mad Men.

He signed a three-year deal worth eight figures!! This is great news for fans of this popular television drama.

Mad Men returns to AMC in 2012.

BTW met John at the W Hotel in Chicago…sadly he looked very normal. No Don Draper look for him…baseball hat, t-shirt and khaki shorts..typical tourist gear.

AMC Renews ‘The Killing’

One of the best new shows this year will be getting a 13 Episode Season 2.

AMC’s The Killing is full of gritty and real characters that are caught up in a murder mystery.

It’s dark and rainy in Seattle where the show takes place and this season keeps you guessing from week to week who is guilty.

The Season One Finale is Sunday June 19 at 10PM.

Catch up with the series this week if you can or make sure to watch season one when it’s released.

I can’t wait to watch this show each week….must see TV in a world of DVR fodder.

These two cops below,Mireille Enos as Sarah Linden & Joel Kinnaman as Stephen Holder are the strangest and most engaging characters I’ve seen on TV in a long time.

Who killed Rosie Larsen? I think I know.

Catt Sadler – The Interview

Catt Sadler is a Hoosier that made her way to Hollywood.
She spent years on local Indy TV doing her Daily Dish and covering the entertainment world.
One thing is for sure…she is a strong person that balances many different roles and continues to shine.
Our paths crossed in the late 90’s interviewing the stars.
Fate would find us both working here in Indy at the same time and just after having our first born children.
I had the pleasure of working with Catt  here in Indy. Her success on E! is well deserved.
She always works hard and cares about the products she puts her name on.
Walking red carpets, talking to celebs, being a Mom.. all part of being Catt.
She has two boys that keep her busy and grounded in the spectacle that is L.A.
We chatted about what is going on in her world.


























What is new with Catt?

A lot is new! My kids are finishing up school for the year and are anxious to start their summer sports activities. They’ll be swimming, playing basketball and baseball. I’m still with E! and just signed a new contract that will keep me put for awhile. I’m now appearing on the new one hour E! News. This means I get to co-host with Mr. Seacrest from time to time which I gotta say is a pretty cool gig. (Don’t tell him I said that.) I just returned from covering the Royal Wedding in London which was absolutely amazing and definitely a career high for me. Aside from my tv work, I have recently been named the brand champion for a new all green, safe, affordable skincare line called Own. Lastly, I’ve been spending any spare time I have on developing my new charity, Women Like Us Hollywood. After first writing a book of the same name, my mom, Linda Rendleman, started the foundation in Indianapolis. I then started a Hollywood chapter and am now co-president. We are mentoring young girls in the LA area and it’s an honor to do work at the community level.

How has the LA lifestyle changed you?

LA life is the good life. The sun shines almost every day. I haven’t had to shovel snow once in the five years I’ve been here. The climate is simply remarkable! Everyone is a wee more relaxed here on the west coast. My first year at work I would show up every single day on time. It took me a while to figure out that when people say be somewhere at 9, they really mean 9:30.

What are you favorite things to do when you visit Indy?

Mostly, I just like quality time with friends and family. My visits home never seem long enough. I will definitely fit in a trip to the Ripple and if it’s warm enough, it’s always fun to get out on Geist and jet ski.

Best thing about working at E!?

The clothes. Just kidding! The best thing about working at E! is simply the platform it gives me to do my favorite work. I absolutely love the art of the interview. I loved sitting across from Shania Twain last week and discussing her hopes, dreams, and greatest fears. I love laughing out loud with the cast of The Hangover; having a date with them to hear first hand about the hi-jinx in Bangkok in the sequel. I love when I hear Tom, our stage manager at E!, say “LIVE in five!” at the Academy Awards. Performing is a rush and a privilege. I know I’m not changing the world over here, but if I’ve entertained at all, then I’ve succeeded.

Who is the last celebrity you talked with?

Bradley Cooper, and all the fellas from Hangover.

Hottest guy you have ever talked with?
Johnny Depp. Duh. Gavin Rossdale is up there as well. Alex O’Laughlin is pretty smoking too. O Boy…

Most Beautiful Woman?

Kate Beckinsale without a doubt. Ravishing!

Explain what your daily Cattfirmations are all about?

One day I want to write a book of Cattfirmations. The phrase stems from the word “affirmations”, obviously. I spend a lot of work on myself every day. We as people put a lot of attention on our outer-selves, but Cattfirmations are my daily exercise of going inside. Of nurturing my spirit. Gwynth Paltrow calls it “nourishing the inner aspect”. People exercise to get fit physically. I keep my mind and emotions fit with these reminders of love and positive energy. Mostly, though, I write the Cattfirmations to inspire OTHERS to do the same. I hope it’s working!

What are you listening to right now?

Mark, you know me well. I love love love music. Right now I’m listening to Mumford & Sons, Adele, the Foo Fighters new album. I like Bruno Mars a lot. My kids always put in their two cents in the car as to what we listen to each day on the way to school or what not. They like Muse and Far East Movement.

If we looked in your purse right now what is the oddest item in it?

Funny! I have a razor and a pair of socks. An indication that I’m always on the run! Never know when you might need either!

What is your workout and diet regimen? How do you stay Hollywood sharp 24/7?

I just started back on the Tracy Anderson Method recently. Her method involves a lot of cardio and dance, so it works for me. (I was an Indiana University Redstepper back in my college days!) I would try these intense five or six days a week workouts and then burn out. The key for me is to just work out apx three days a week. It’s manageable. I also love friend and fellow Hoosier Molly Palmatier’s workout DVD called“Quick Cuts Pilates Practice”. It’s fantastic and I can do it from anywhere around the world, even when I’m traveling. I just started a new food delivery service called The Fresh Diet. These are organic, healthy meals with appropriate portion sizes. So far so good. Love it. The goal is to be bikini ready by June!

Ryan Seacrest or Mark Dubec easier to work with on TV?

Seacrest. Hands down. Mark Dubec spends way too much time on his hair.

Is it better to burn out or fade away?

Burn out.Fading away is like being killed softly. I believe in a bang.

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