‘Glee’ scores 8 People’s Choice nominations


“Glee” hit the right note as it leads with eight nominations for the People’s Choice Awards.

Fox’s hit show is up for favorite network TV comedy, and four of its stars are nominated for acting.

Nominations were announced Tuesday at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Katy Perry and Sandra Bullock scored five nods each. The “Roar” singer is up for favorite female artist, pop artist, song, music video and fan following. The “Gravity” star is nominated for favorite comedic and dramatic actress. She gained two nominations for favorite duo.

Fans selected nominees by voting online, and they can do the same to select the winners. Voting in 58 categories continues through Dec. 5.

Broadcast on CBS, The People’s Choice Awards will be presented Jan. 8.

CBS wins TV ratings despite World Series


The final two games of a World Series between two iconic franchises wasn’t enough for Fox to beat dominant CBS in the television ratings last week.

The sixth game, where the Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals to win the series, reached 19.2 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. That’s nearly five million more than the audience for the fifth game.

For the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: “NCIS,” CBS, 19.3 million; World Series Game 6: St. Louis at Boston, Fox, 19.18 million; NFL Football: Indianapolis at Houston, NBC, 17.04 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 15.81 million; “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 14.9 million; World Series Game 5: Boston at St. Louis, Fox, 14.45 million; “Walking Dead,” AMC, 13.31 million; “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC, 13.28 million; “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 13.22 million; “Person of Interest,” CBS, 12 million.

Israel: Paula Abdul has moved ceremony


Paula Abdul has moved a Bat Mitzvah ceremony that she’d planned to have at Jerusalem’s Western Wall, Israel’s Tourism Ministry said Tuesday.

The normally tireless TV personality came to Israel to connect to her Jewish roots and for her belated Bat Mitzvah, the coming-of-age ceremony girls typically have at age 12 or 13.

But the ministry, which is hosting Abdul, said she made last-minute changes to her packed itinerary because she’s jet-lagged.

The ministry says Abdul was planning to have a high-profile ceremony at the Wall, the holiest place where Jews can pray, but instead had a private weekend affair in the northern town of Safed.

Officiating Rabbi Eyal Riess of the Tzfat Kabbalah Center says Abdul wanted to escape the media circus for an intimate ceremony.

Abdul was not available to comment.

After a music career that saw her have six No. 1 singles in the late ’80s and early ’90s, Abdul reinvented herself as a quirky judge of talent on “American Idol.” She left “Idol” in 2009 after eight seasons over a contract dispute. She’ll appear next year as a judge on Australia’s version of “So You Think You Can Dance.”

Associated Press

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