American Gladiators — The network remake of the syndicated series has apparently been good news for NBC. Viewership grew from the first to second half hour and the premiere won its timeslot on Sunday night. It’s the best performance of a “non-sports event” in the time period since the 2005 Golden Globe Awards. Coincidentally, Gladiators is taking the place of the Globes show on Sunday night.
McHale’s Navy — Though the Golden Globes won’t have the usual big ceremony, you can still keep your fingers crossed for Ernest Borgnine. At age 90, the former Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale was nominated for his performance in Hallmark’s A Grandpa for Christmas original movie. He’ll turn 91 on January 24th and keeps on working.
The A-Team — In a recent interview with MTV, Ice Cube was asked if he’d be playing B.A. Baracus in the big-screen A-Team movie. The actor said, “I can’t say that I’m gonna be [B.A. yet] because it’s still up to FOX, the people who have the movie, but John Singleton hit me — I believe he’s gonna direct. If he directs it, I have a great chance of doing B.A. And yeah, I’d cut [my hair]. I’d get it into a Mohawk!” He went on to say, “I don’t wanna make a two-hour TV show. I wanna make a hardcore movie with these characters you remember, but I’m not trying to be Mr. T. I’m not going to wear all the gold and all that stuff. I think that’s his thing. I’m gonna bring my flavor to the role. We’re taking it to the big screen so it’s something different.”