David Beckham is being inundated with offers to host his own talk show.
The 37-year-old footballer - whose rolling one year contract with Los Angeles Galaxy is up for renewal in December - has reportedly been offered the chance to front his own sports show by Time Warner Cable. A source told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper, "We want David on board whether or not he continues to play for the Galaxy. We are on our way to becoming the world's biggest sportscaster and he is a key part of our future."
The insider said that the US-based company has offered the midfielder a "multi-million" contract and is "desperate" to secure the father-of-four to host a twice-weekly show on its new sports network. The proposed format would see David interview his fellow athletes, discuss tactics and give him "free reign" to cover any sports of his choice.
But rivals FOX are said to be hashing out a massive counter offer in a desperate bid to lure the successful British star to its network and he is considering his options after being advised to cash-in on his celebrity status.
SNL opened with one of their funniest sketches of the year on Saturday. In a single skit, the show managed to pay homage to March Madness, Charlie Sheen and world current events. Our favorite part is Bill Hader -- watch the video above to see what we mean.
In related news, fans will have the opportunity to watch the real March Madness in a whole new way for this years NCAA men’s basketball tournament, which begins on Tuesday. CBS has purchased the broadcasting rights once again, but this year the network will actually show every single game. This year, games will be presented on CBS, TNT, TBS and truTV.
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Glee’s reigning diva will take her appropriate place in the spotlight.
Lea Michele, who plays Rachel Berry on the hit series, will sing “America the Beautiful” at the Super Bowl XLV.
Michele’s performance will preceded Christina Aguilera, who will sing the national anthem, and The Black Eyed Peas, who will be featured during the halftime show.
The Super Bowl airs on February 6, just before the most highly-anticipated Glee episode of the year.
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Tuesday was a big night for Comedy Central.
The evening marked the return of popular series Tosh.0, which became a solid lead-in for the channel’s side-splitting new series Onion SportsDome. And if you missed the premiere, it’s time to go on a TiVo hunting mission right now … because this is probably the best show of the season.
Brought to you by The Onion, the SportsDome is part parody, part satire and hysterical through-and-through. With segments like “Who Would You Kill,” Onion SportsDome shows us what all sports shows should look like. Hosts Alex Reiser and Mark Sheppard (played by Matt Walton and Matt Oberg) offer gut-busting deadpan delivery to lead the series.
The show’s total irreverence for all things sports makes it engaging and absolutely unique. We’re already hungry for more, but unfortunately the Dome won’t be back with a new episode until next week.
Want to know why you didn't get to see the Minnesota Vikings play the New York Giants today? Here's the reason.
The Minneapolis area was hit with over 17 inches of snow, and the city's stadium -- which opened in 1982 -- felt the impact.
When leaks started forming on Saturday (apparently not an unusual event for the structure), the FOX Sports crew decided to leave their cameras rolling. Based on the great footage, their efforts definitely paid off.
The game will now be played Monday night at 7 p.m. ET in Detroit's Ford Field.
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Ratings went up for the 2010 Winter Olympics (which were last broadcast in 2006), but NBC is still down about $250 million.
According to recent estimates, NBC parent General Electric raked in a cool $800 million on the televised event, but after NBC shelled out $820 mill for rights alone, the network is in the red.
Maybe they should have tried to get the Super Bowl away from FOX instead.
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Here are some of the TV on DVD options available this Tuesday:
- 2010 Winter Olympics
- Alias Smith and Jones (Seasons 2 & 3)
- Dallas (Season 13)
- Emergency! (Season 6)
- Faces of America (PBS Series)
- Haunted (Complete Series)
- The Lovers & Friends Show (Seasons 1 & 2)
- The Official Inaugural Celebration
- Tom and Jerry Tales (Season 1)
- When They Cry (Complete Box Set)
Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.
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American Idol‘s first results show of the season wasn’t strong enough to compete with the action in Vancouver. Coverage of the women’s figure skating finals helped NBC defeat FOX in the viewers and demos once again.
- The Olympic Games (22.5 million, 5.8/16 in 18-49) fell 2.8 million from last Thursday.
- Approximately 17.8 million watched the first four eliminations on American Idol (6.4/17).
- Survivor (11.5 million, 3.7/10) only lost 400,000.
- The Deep End (1.1/3) ended its run with 3.9 million.
- The Vampire Diaries* (1.7 milion, 0.7/2) remained steady.
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American Idol may have lost to the Winter Olympics last Wednesday, but there is no way the program would let that happen two weeks in a row. Yesterday’s performances from the Top 12 men helped the program take back the viewers and the demos.
- American Idol (22.8 million, 8.6/23 in 18-49) was still down 2.2 million from one week ago.
- The Vancouver Olympics (19.5 million, 5.2/14) plunged by 9.8 million.
- The New Adventures of Old Christine* (4.4 million, 1.1/3) lost 500,000.
- Modern Family* (3.9 million, 1.2/3) fell by 1.2 million.
- The Middle* (4 million, 1.4/4) gave up 800,000.
- Gary Unmarried* (3.4 million, 0.9/2) shaved off 1 million.
- Life Unexpected* (1 million, 0.4/1) slid by 300,000.
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Okay, so it didn’t make a significant jump. But given the music and sports competition, Lost should be happy with its slight bump last night. It’s all about the little things, right?
- Approximately 24 million watched ladies’ night on American Idol (8.9/22 in 18-49).
- The Vancouver Games (6.1/17) had 22.1 million doing triple Axels.
- NCIS* (11.5 million, 2.3/6) did about the same.
- Lost* (4.4 million, 1.6/4) added on 200,000.
- 90210* (0.3/1) settled for 780,500.
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