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Monday, 25 June 2007

Paris to bring her wonk-eye to Larry King

Dealing with jail time for driving offenses was difficult, but now Paris Hilton faces the aftermath.

The 26-year-old heiress is expected to be released from a Los Angeles County women's jail early this week, and will give her first post-jail TV interview to "Larry King Live," Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET (Thursday 0900 GMT, 1700 Hong Kong time).

Hilton has professed in letters and phone interviews to want to change her partying ways. No doubt the trail of photographers who constantly pursue her will show the world if she's serious...

Check out CNN for more on the heiress named Paris

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Thursday, 21 June 2007

Networks fighting over Paris's Insight...Ratings desperation hits all time low

NBC has agreed to pay as much as $1 million for Paris Hilton's first after-jail interview, which will appear on the "Today" show, The Post has learned.

Sources told The Post the sit-down will be conducted by Meredith Vieira the day after the heir-head is sprung some time next week.

The deal has infuriated ABC executives, the sources said, because they were banking on Hilton's first remarks as a free woman going to Barbara Walters, who has become close with Hilton's mom, Kathy...

Read more on NBC pulling the rug from under ABC, HERE

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Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Not Likely to Be Shown In Movie Theatres

Paul Reubens returns, again.

He and his perennially adolescent alter ego Pee-wee Herman vanished from public view a while back. Legal troubles, you'll recall.

But, Pee-wee re-emerged this month for the first time in 15 years, making a surprise appearance at Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards. And Reubens began his latest resurgence last summer with a stint of TV guest-star and film roles that have drawn kudos from critics.

"I feel like I'm on my third or fourth comeback at least," says Reubens, whose close-cropped haircut and twinkling eyes belie his 54 years.

Read more about Reuben's rebirth, here

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Desperate Times...NBC to get a boob job

No, I will not get my mind out of the gutter — it was never there to begin with, PopWatchers. The above headline is a reference to the Colombian telenovela Sin tetas no hay paraiso (or, Without Breasts There Is No Paradise), the rights to which new NBC chief Ben Silverman purchased last week. (Way to put the 'bra' in 'brash,' dood!)

Anyhow, while the show's plotline sounds like an exercise in deliciously trashy camp — an impoverished woman becomes a prostitute and gets involved with a narcotics dealer in her quest to save enough money for breast augmentation — should we really leave it to network brass (look, another 'bra' word!) to cast what could wind up being the next great serialized drama? Of course not! That's why it's up to all of us to start the brainstorming process.

To help brainstorm casting, check out Entertainment Weekly

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The Ice Is Thawing in Hell's Kitchen

This afternoon, the chef once dubiously featured on the TV show Britain's Unbearable Bosses isn't quite living up to his title. Gordon Ramsay — who's notorious for demoralizing his kitchen staff and was even arrested in 1999 for allegedly beating up his pastry chef (the charges were dropped) — briskly strides onto the L.A. set of his Fox series Hell's Kitchen (Mondays at 9 p.m.) as if he were a cheery Londoner on holiday. While servers and assistants scurry about the soundstage, anxiously prepping for tonight's taping of the reality cooking show, Ramsay calmly sips a mug of hot, milky tea and enthusiastically holds forth on such topics as restaurants in L.A., Napa Valley wines, and California sunshine. ''Malibu is like Aix-en-Provence,'' the well-tanned, 40-year-old Scot gushes. ''Next year I'm going to bring the kids over and get a tutor. I love it.''

The read more on Ramsay's change, click here!

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Tuesday, 19 June 2007

"Tarting" the News with Katie Couric? Riiiight

Former CBS news anchor Dan Rather escalated a feud with the network Tuesday, saying CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves "doesn't know about news."

Moonves had said earlier Rather's remarks that CBS was "tarting" up its newscast with Katie Couric, Rather's successor, were "sexist."

The spat started Monday when Rather, speaking by phone on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program with Joe Scarborough, said CBS had made the mistake of taking the evening news broadcast and "dumbing it down, tarting it up," and playing up topics such as celebrities over war coverage.

Read more about the most boring celebrity feud in history, HERE

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Don't Mess With The Mouse

Starring on one of TV's hottest series is an actor's dream, and Isaiah Washington fought hard to keep his role as Dr. Preston Burke on "Grey's Anatomy." But after twice using an anti-gay slur, Washington was doomed to lose the biggest role of his career because of timing, a track record of volatile behavior and pressure within the industry.

While series creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes wept when she got on the phone last Thursday to tell Washington he was out, the decision was a coolly calculated move by Rhimes' bosses at the network and ABC Television Studios. His "pattern of behavior" represented a potential liability that was too much risk for the Walt Disney Co.-owned companies, a source close to the production said. The source was not authorized to comment publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Read more about the drama that just refuses to go away, here

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Thursday, 14 June 2007

Keep Your Skin Protected

The Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) has teamed with the Sun Safety Alliance (SSA) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) to launch a public service announcement (PSA) campaign about skin cancer prevention.  The NAB will be providing the PSAs to its local television stations via satellite in June as the sun begins to scorch outdoor enthusiasts.

The sun safety PSA campaign features a young woman who overexposes herself to the sun and develops skin cancer.  As she speaks to the audience, her face ages dramatically, and it becomes obvious that her skin is sun damaged.  The campaign consists of three separate PSAs: 30 seconds, 15 seconds, and 10 seconds. The spots were piloted in late night timeslots during The Late Show With David Letterman on CBS last fall and now will receive their community-based launch.

EIC, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1983 by leaders of the entertainment industry to bring the power of the industry to bear on health and social issues. Among the issues EIC addresses are: drug, alcohol, and tobacco use and addiction; firearm safety and injury prevention; sun safety; human trafficking; terrorism and homeland security; mental health and bipolar disorder; post traumatic stress disorder; diabetes; and HIV/AIDS prevention. EIC’s website is located at www.eiconline.org.

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Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Happy Bidding

Own a piece of TV history!
You can get Bob Barkers Microphone, from the Price is Right.

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The auction ends Jun-15-07 18:43:39 PDT
The price is at $19,205.00 right now and there are three more days to go!!
Proceeds go to benefit United Activists for Animal Rights.
Take a look!
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DVDs on 06.12.07

Blue Murder (Set 1), Deadwood (The Complete 3rd Season), Diagnosis Murder (The Complete 2nd Season), Doc Martin (Series 1), The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (Season 2), Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (Season 1), Masters of Horror (The Screwfly Solution - Joe Dante), Mile High (Season 2, Volume 1 and 2), Noah's Arc (The Complete 2nd Season), The Practice (Volume 1), The Rat Patrol (The Complete 2nd Season), Trapped in TV Guide (Season 1), Waiting for God (Series 2), Walker, Texas Ranger (The Complete 3rd Season), Welcome Back, Kotter (The Complete 1st Season), What's Happening Now! (The Complete 1st Season).

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