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|In reality TV news: CBS's "Survivor: Panama" kicked off Thursday night with the castaways divided up into four tribes...young men, older men, young women, older women...and Tina Scheer, a 45-year-old logging sports promoter/performer from Hayward, WI, got voted off the island first. Also on Thursday, Chris, a
22-year-old who graduated as a Regentís Scholar from the University of California, Los Angeles with a double major in psychology and history, and Tristin, a 21-year-old cocktail waitress/shot girl from East Sebago, ME, were eliminated on the WB's "Beauty and the Geek 2." On Friday, Wayne's World actress Tia Carrere and her dance partner Max
Chmerkovskiy were eliminated on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars 2."
Conservative activists are upset over an upcoming episode of NBC's "Will & Grace," which they claim mocks Christ's crucifixion by having Britney Spears play a Christian conservative talk-show sidekick who does a cooking segment entitled "Cruci-fixin's." NBC says the
objections stem from a faulty press release and say the script hasn't even been written.
ABC will implement a five-second tape delay on Sunday's Super Bowl pre-game, post-game, and half-time telecast, apparently to avoid any Janet Jackson-like shenanigans that may occur.
CBS has announced that "Rock Star" will return for a second season in Summer, 2006, with auditions for potential singers starting in early March in cities around the U.S. No word yet what band will be hiring.
Filming has begun on the second season of TNT's top-rated crime drama, "The Closer," starring Kyra Sedgwick. Season two premieres summer, 2006.
Bravo is set to premiere the third season of "Blow Out," its hit reality series following hair stylist Jonathan Antin, on March 21.
CBS has ordered seven half-hour episodes based on Aardman Animations' Oscar-winning short Creature Comforts that will air in 2007.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Amanda Peet is reuniting with her Whole Nine Yards costar Matthew Perry in Aaron Sorkin's upcoming TV show, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," focusing on the behind the scenes of a late-night sketch-comedy show.
CMT has greenlit an eight-episode reality series following the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders' audition process.
|Heather Locklear has filed for divorce from Richie Sambora after 10 years of marriage. "This is a private matter and there will be no further comment at this time," said Locklear's publicist.
Johnny Depp's Pirates of the Caribbean character, Captain Jack Sparrow, is being added to the audio-animatronics Crew of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland and Disney World theme parks.
Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen are no longer on speaking terms, People reports. Richards is seeking sole custody of the couple's children, while Sheen wants joint custody.
ABC's "Commander in Chief" will go on a six-week hiatus beginning March 7, when it will make way for "Sons & Daughters," a new sitcom created by "SNL" producer Lorne Michaels.
"Lost" star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje delivered the traditional, daily prayer before the Hawaiian state Senate Tuesday, an experience he called "the pinnacle" of his career.
"American Idol" hopeful Jose "Sway" Penala may have violated the talent show's eligibility rules by being signed to a contract with his band, 6th Day, at the time he auditioned for the show, realitytvmagazine.com reports.
Joely Fisher and her husband, Chris Duddy, welcomed their second child together, a girl named True Harlow Fisher-Duddy, People reports.
Maya Rudolph is returning to "Saturday Night Live" from maternity leave this week. Steve Martin is hosting the episode, with musical guest Prince.
Simon Cowell is partnering with NBC to create a nationwide variety talent competition series, where viewers will be able to select a winner who will go on to headline a Las Vegas show.
Kate Moss left London Thursday on a Miami-bound plane, 48 hours after she was questioned by police about her alleged cocaine use.
ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt flown were back to the United States for continuing treatment of wounds sustained from a roadside bomb in Iraq.
|In reality TV news: 18-year-old model Tarah from North Carolina and 32-year-old designer Andrať Gonzalo from Los Angeles were eliminated Wednesday from Bravo's "Project Runway 2."
Actress Connie Nielsen is stepping in for Mariska Hargitay playing a warrant detective while she's on maternity leave for six episodes of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," according to the New York Post.
In a first, CBS is planning to make episodes of its new installment of "Survivor" available for download on CBS.com after its premiere on Feb. 2.
A day after meeting with U.K. police for questioning about her alleged drug use, Kate Moss was announced as the cover subject for March's British Vogue.
Fuse is launching its first cartoon series on Apr. 19 in the form of "Empire Square," a dark comedic program from Blur's David Rowntree.
|In reality TV news: '80s pop singer and Broadway star Deborah Gibson and four-time world figure skating champion Kurt Browning were eliminated Monday from FOX's "Skating with Celebrities." Also on Monday, was denied a rose on ABC's "The Bachelor 8: Paris."
London detectives are questioning Kate Moss about her alleged cocaine use. A spokesperson for the supermodel said she agreed to the police interview.
Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt are due to return to the United States Tuesday to continue treatment for the injuries they suffered in a roadside bombing attack in Iraq at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland.
Britney Spears will make a guest appearance on "Will & Grace" on April 13.
Four stunt actors are recovering from a special-effects accident on the set of "All My Children" on Friday.
ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff and camera operator Doug Vogt was seriously injured Sunday after their vehicle was struck by roadside bombing outside Baghdad. Both men suffered head injuries and were evacuated to a U.S. military hospital in Germany, where they were said to be in stable condition after undergoing surgery.
Arthur Bloom, who helped found "60 Minutes" and donated his stopwatch to create the show's iconic ticking image, died Saturday of cancer. He was 63.
CBS have announced the identities of the 11 teams competing in "The Amazing Race 9," which kicks off with a two-hour premiere Feb. 28. Racers include mother-daughter duo Wanda and Desiree from Smyrna, GA; lifelong friends John and Scott from Massachusetts; 40-year married couple Barry and Fran from Steamboat, CO; and dating couple Yolanda and Ray from Chicago, IL.
Mark Burnett is teaming with AOL to create "Gold Rush!," a reality treasure hunt featuring contestants searching for hidden riches across the United States, aided by clues placed throughout the AOL network on sites including Moviefone.com, MapQuest.com, and AIM.com.
Ashton Kutcher is among a group of investors expected to launch another branch of his L.A. eatery, Dolce, in a new hotel/condo/casino project in Reno.
All news gathered from E! Online and other sources