- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Clooney honored

George Clooney may be the closest thing we have to an old-fashioned movie star. The Oscar-winning actor-writer-director can add one more achievement to his long list: He’s being honored with an American Cinematheque tribute, airing tonight at 8 on AMC.

Friends and colleagues, including Julia Roberts, Salma Hayek and Matt Damon, will celebrate and roast Mr. Clooney during the hourlong special. “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” his 2002 directorial debut, follows.

CBS still tops

CBS maintained its perfect score this season with its 12th consecutive ratings win last week, Associated Press reports, citing data from Nielsen Media Research.

The network averaged 11.7 million viewers in prime time and claimed six of the week’s top 10 programs.

NBC was second with 10.2 million viewers, ABC had 8.4 million, Fox had 6.1 million, and the CW had 3.6 million viewers.

For the week of Dec. 4 to 10, the top five shows, their networks and viewerships: “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” CBS, 23.25 million; “Sunday Night Football: New Orleans at Dallas,” NBC, 19.90 million; “Deal or No Deal” (Monday), NBC, 17.38 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 15.83 million; “Survivor: Cook Islands,” CBS, 15.72 million.

Holiday watch

m Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, 7 p.m. ABC Family. The baby new year is missing, and Father Time sends Rudolph to find the infant. The stakes are high: If the red-nosed reindeer fails, the old year will remain forever. Red Skelton, Frank Gorshin and Morey Amsterdam supply the voices for the 1976 animated musical.

• “Christmas With the Dickinsons,” 10 p.m. Oxygen: Janice Dickinson, the self-anointed “world’s first supermodel,” makes merry mayhem with her family members in this hourlong special.

Compiled by Kelly Jane Torrance and Robyn-Denise Yourse from staff and wire reports.

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