MTV and VH1 to Celebrate David Bowie’s Iconic Moments

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

MTV and VH1 to celebrate David Bowie’s iconic moments

Some of Bowie’s biggest MTV moments that will be shown today include his archival interview with Iggy Pop and his performance of Blue Jean at the 1984 VMAs, while VH1 Classic will air blocks of Bowie music videos. PLUS: Watch Bowie confront MTV in 1983 for neglecting black artists, Bowie once wrote a song about a New Jersey kid's show host, and why Bowie was too weird for ‘70s TV.


Ricky Gervais' Golden Globes ratings were down 4% from Tina and Amy

Ricky Gervais’ fourth time hosting attracted 18.5 million viewers, which was actually 10% higher than his previous time hosting in 2012. PLUS: Did Gervais kill the trans joke?, and what was not shown on TV.


Jane the Virgin plans to address El Chapo

"I'm still processing what it is and what would mean in the Jane world,” says showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman told THR about Sean Penn's interview with the drug lord. "But I feel like we're going to have some specific reaction to that, certainly."


Bill Hader to play a low-rent hitman in an HBO comedy pilot

The SNL alum will also co-write and executive produce Barry, playing a hitman who travels to L.A. to kill someone, only to end up immersed in the city’s theater community.


Jeff Probst: Survivor is getting a “super idol”

“The big idol twist this season is that an idol has two separate powers,” he says. "If you find an idol, it has the regular powers of a normal idol, But when put together with another idol — two can actually fit together — they can be used as one super idol that can be played after the votes are read.”


Amazon’s Mad Dogs considered having its killer wear a Donald Trump mask

Exec producer Shawn Ryan says the adaptation of the British series — whose killer wore a Tony Blair mask — had to reject the idea because depicting politicians “is hard to clear legally.”


FABLife mulls replacing Tyra Banks with Tori Spelling, Giuliana Rancic or Naomi Campbell

Christina Milian, Sherri Shepherd, Rocco DiSpirito and Kiki Palmer are also under consideration for the troubled daytime talk show.


Princess Leia is coming to Star Wars Rebels

The iconic Star Wars character will appear on the Jan. 20 episode of the Disney XD animated series.


The Office alums Craig Robinson and Oscar Nunez are headed to Brooklyn Nine-Nine

While Nunez will play a doctor, Robinson will reprise his role as the Pontiac Bandit.


What exactly is Mozart in the Jungle?

Even people who've watched the Golden Globe-winning Amazon series are confused. PLUS: What to know about the surprising shows that won Globes.


MTV Australia apologizes for a tweet joking about Eva Longoria and America Ferrera requiring subtitles

The cable network tweeted in response to an immediate backlash: "We sincerely apologize for causing offence. We get it was a bad call. We’ll leave the humour to @rickygervais.”


Emilia Clarke: Game of Thrones Season 6 will have "the biggest moments on television that have ever existed”

Of course, Clarke would not divulge any details about the upcoming season.


NFL Network will show the Super Bowl I for the first time

Even though NBC and CBS aired Super Bowl I on Jan. 15, 1967, no complete copy exists because both networks taped over their broadcasts. On Friday, NFL Films will unveil its own version of the first Super Bowl, shot with its own cameras, using original radio calls.


Castle will enter a courtroom for the first time in its history

Richard Castle’s testimony promises to take viewers on a trip down memory lane.