December 2010

We’re hearing the plans to have Jersey Shore cast member Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi could be sacked. MTV had planned to put Snooki inside of a glass ball in times square and drop her at the stroke of midnight (again, this is not a joke). But New York city officials say that’s a no go because all media outlets must adhear to the same guidlines if broadcasting from Times Square.

But now TMZ is reporting that MTV has moved the ball drop from Times Square to where it all began, the Jersey Shore house in Seaside Heights. They’ve also posted photos of the ball in question and it’s a clear glass ball with the word “Snooki” lit up across it.

God love ya, MTV.

Are you staying in for New Years Eve? Don’t want to see an orange person being lowered in a glass ball? We’ve got you covered. Take a look at our New Years Eve TV Viewing Guide. Whether you want music, or a live event.. Throng’s got you covered.

 

Wednesday, December 29 at 9pm ET/PT (8pm CT, 10pm MT) ***ENCORE PRESENTATION *** “Earthquake” on Citytv

When an earthquake hits, Claire (Julie Bowen) gets stuck in the bathroom with the plumber; Manny (Rico Rodriguez) experiences an existential crisis while out with Jay (Ed O’ Neill); Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) use the quake as an excuse to get out of a party thrown by a friend (guest star Nathan Lane, The Producers).

Wednesday, December 29 at 8:30 p.m. ET on MTV

Partying like a rock star has its costs. In the final installment, Jessi goes into recovery mode and shows viewers how to nurse an epic Hollywood hangover.

Wednesday, December 29 at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT, 9pm MT) “The Key To It All” on Citytv

Just when Steven (Boris Kodjoe) and Samantha (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) have settled into their romantic Greek vacation, Shaw (Gerald McRaney) pulls them away to lend their assistance to an escalating situation in Tel Aviv, where terrorists have seized a hotel and taken hostages. Going undercover with help from Hoyt (Ben Schwartz), the duo soon realizes their mission involves much more than they were told. Carter MacIntyre also stars

8:00pm – Wednesday, December 29 on /A

Also airs at 9 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 8 p.m. MT on ACCESS

Now in her twenties, Anne (Megan Follows, ROBSON ARMS) returns to Avonlea for the first time since Marilla Cuthbert’s death. Gilbert (Jonathan Crombie, Empty Room) has been offered a position in a hospital in New York, and he persuades Anne to come with him. He arranges a position for her at a large publishing house, but big city life is not what they expected. Meanwhile, the Great War is blossoming in Europe, and many of Anne’s former classmates have enlisted to serve. The thrilling and affecting story follows the characters from New York, to Europe and the war effort, eventually returning them to the red earth of Prince Edward Island.

8:00pm – Wednesday, December 29 on CTV

This touching, two-hour movie stars Melinda Clarke (THE O.C.) as the wild, free-spirited Blithe, and Krista Bridges (THE SUMMIT) as the conventional and demure Virginia. Together, they are sisters who reunite after being torn apart by past heartbreaks, all while embarking on a surprising emotional journey.

In a special New Year’s Day report for CTV’s W5, Craig Kielburger returns to Haiti nearly a year after the devastating earthquake ravaged the island, killing almost a quarter of a million people. Reported by Kielburger, the Canadian activist and founder of Free The Children, is joined by Hollywood film star and fellow children’s activist, Mia Farrow. W5’s documentary follows them as they navigate the dangerous streets of Port Au Prince, amid violent protests, as they visit hospitals, orphanages and open a new school that will give 700 students – mostly orphans – a chance at a new start. In W5’s first story of 2011, Canada’s #1 documentary series takes viewers to the heart of Haiti’s capital. Already vulnerable and struggling to rebuild after one of the worst natural disasters in history, the country is now in the midst of political turmoil, with violent demonstrations following the disputed Presidential election results. “Haiti’s Agony” premieres on Saturday, Jan. 1 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV.  

W5 repeats Sunday, Jan. 2 at 12 noon on CTV and at 1 p.m. ET on CP24, and Monday, Jan. 3 at 8 p.m. ET on Investigation Discovery, and then on demand on the CTV News Video Player at CTV.ca (visit CTV.ca for local listings).

Haiti dominated the world’s headlines last year, when the country – the poorest in the Western hemisphere, with a reported 300,000 orphans – was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. In this special W5 report, Kielburger and Farrow, navigate the rubble, burned out streets, and tent cities. Everywhere they look, it appears that the international aid agencies and foreign donors have somehow failed the people of Haiti and despite billions of dollars promised to help the people of Haiti, little appears to be getting to those in desperate need. 

Taking viewers where few news organizations dare to go, W5 shows viewers a country where not just the buildings lie broken and rebuilding has yet to begin, even after a year, but to a place where the government and the political process also seems shattered. Kielburger and Farrow arrive in Haiti just two weeks after the country voted in an election now widely criticized as a sham. Allegations of corruption, vote-buying and ballot stuffing fuel violent protests, bringing the infrastructure of the country to a standstill. In the midst of political turmoil, another deadly disaster looms, as a cholera epidemic further ravages the badly damaged country. Yet, somehow Kielburger and Farrow also find inspiration at schools and orphanages that help Haiti’s most vulnerable.

Weeknights – 7:30pm ET/PT on Global

Next week, ET Canada heads to the Dominican Republic with Kim D’Eon and Food Network Canada chefs David Adjey, Michael Blackie, Lynn Crawford, David Rocco and Corbin Tomaszeski. From food challenges and safaris to rum tasting and fish spa tours, Kim and the group of chefs explore the cultural and culinary treasures of the island. Plus, ET Canada covers all the highlights from the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and the Grammy� Award nominations.

Weeknights – 7pm ET/PT on Global

Entertainment Tonight is on the red carpet at the London premiere of The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and the Royal premiere of Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Also next week, ET stops by the Something Borrowed set for an all-new interview with Kate Hudson. Plus, don’t miss a preview of Reese Witherspoon in How do you Know?, a special look at Johnny Depp in Vanity Fair Magazine, and new clips of Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter.

If you’ve never seen DJ Earworm’s annual mashup of the Top 25 songs on Billboard then you must watch the following video.