April 2010

It’s been reported four of NCIS’s biggest stars are requesting larger salaries.

Michael Weatherly (Tony DiNozzo), Pauley Perrette (Abby Sciuto), David McCallum (Donald Mallard) and Sean Murray (Timothy McGee) are coming off contract at the conclusion to the current season and are reportedly entering negotiations with CBS regarding pay rises.

It is believed the stars are each earning around $100,000 per episode, which, in Hollywood terms, is low for a cast of a successful show in its seventh season.

American network CBS is yet to comment on the situation.

Source: Digital Spy

Glee’s Lea Michele has been listed as one of Time magazine’s most influential people of the year.

The actress, who plays high-achieving Rachel Berry in the comedy, is named at number 13 on the annual Time list.

Glee guest star Olivia Newton John has praised the 23-year-old following her stint on the show.

“She is inspiring young people to get involved in musical programs (sic) in schools and encouraging communities to fund them.”

She adds: “Lea is wise, savvy and beautiful, an extremely gifted singer-actress-dancer-comedian with perfect pitch.”

Eccentric pop star Lady Gaga topped the list’s ‘Artists’ category.

Source: Digital Spy

Thursday, April 29 at 10:00pm ET/PT (9:00pm CT, 8:00pm MT) on Citytv

This week, new feuding couples bring their problems to Marriage Ref, Tom Papa, in the funny and revealing comedy series about the unpredictable and hilarious institution of marriage. Sarah Silverman, Matthew Broderick and Martin Short serve on the celebrity panel this week offering their “expert” opinions to the Ref, advising and influencing his decision.

10:00pm – Thursday, April 29 on /A

Also airs at 11 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 8 p.m. MT on ACCESS

After Violet (Amy Brenneman) files for joint custody of Lucas, Pete (Tim Daly) fights back, and the trial forces their friends to choose sides.

Thursday, April 29 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

*Ryan O’Neal (Bones) and Scott Patterson (Gilmore Girls) Guest Star*

“Multiple Choices”

Naomi is sentenced to community service because of her false accusations of sexual harassment. Meanwhile, Silver meets Trevor’s movie star father, Spence (guest star Ryan O’Neal); Liam and his father, Finn (guest star Scott Patterson), try to reconnect; Dixon gets in over his head when he throws a gambling party with Navid; Debbie and Harry confront their problems after Debbie confesses to kissing another man; and Naomi’s sister returns to town.

10:00pm – Thursday, April 29 on CTV

When a media mogul is murdered, Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) and the CBI team investigate cult leader Bret Stiles (guest star Malcolm McDowell, ENTOURAGE), who may have had an axe to grind following the publication of a critical story about his group.

Thursday, April 29 at 9:30pm ET/PT (8:30pm CT, 10:30pm MT) on Citytv

Wedding fever hits TGS, leaving Liz (Tina Fey) to sort out Grizz’s (Grizz Chapman) dilemma when both Tracy (Tracy Morgan) and Dot Com (Kevin Brown) want to be his best man. Jenna’s (Jane Krakowski) new boyfriend, Paul (guest star Will Forte), raises Liz and Pete’s (Scott Adsit) suspicions, while Jack (Alec Baldwin) is finally forced to deal with the death of his mentor, Don Geiss, when Geiss leaves him a strange but meaningful inheritance.

9:00pm – Thursday, April 29 on /A

Also airs at 10 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 10 p.m. MT on ACCESS

While Walter (John Noble) deals with some upsetting news, he tells Olivia’s niece, Ella (guest star Lily Pilblad), a fairy tale that includes musical performances by Olivia (Anna Torv) and Agent Broyles (Lance Reddick).

Thursday, April 29 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

*Amy Pietz (Rodney) Guest Stars*

“Body Language”

Pam and Jim work on their first joint sales pitch to Donna (guest star Amy Pietz), the manager of a local restaurant, but Michael keeps misreading the signals she’s putting out. Dwight encourages Kelly to try out for the minority training program.

9:00pm – Thursday, April 29 on CTV

Sloan (Levin Rambin) returns to Mark’s (Eric Dane) apartment, just as she’s going into labour. Teddy (Kim Raver), Mark and the still-fighting Callie (Sara Ramierz) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) are there to help with the birth and to get Mark through his grandson’s pending adoption. Meanwhile, the team works on a crab boat captain who has been stabbed with a giant shark hook.