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|Don Knotts, who starred as landlord Ralph Furley on the '70s sitcom "Three’s Company," died of lung cancer Friday night at Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. He was 81.
In reality TV news: FOX's "American Idol" cut four contestants Thursday night...Becky O'Donohue, a 25-year-old from Dobbs Ferry, NY; Stephanie "Stevie" Scott, a 19-year-old from Fair Oaks, CA; Bobby Bennett, a 19-year-old from Denver, CO; and Patrick Hall, a 27-year-old from Gravette, AR. There are 20 aspiring pop stars left. Also on Thursday, former Miss Teenage Greenville
and the Director of Retail Leasing for Centennial American Properties in Greenville, SC, Ruth Marie Millman, 48, was voted out at the tribal council on CBS's "Survivor: Panama."
ABC are planning to launch four local Latin American editions of "Desperate Housewives" that will air in Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, and Ecuador, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
ABC cameraman Doug Vogt, who was injured Jan. 29 in a roadside bombing with "World News Tonight" co-anchor Bob Woodruff, checked out of Bethesda Medical Center and returning to his home in France for further treatment, ABC News announced Thursday.
Hotel heiress Nicky Hilton unveiled her second upscale clothing line, dubbed Nicky Hilton Beverly Hills, at a Las Vegas hotspot.
Golden Globe winners Calista Flockhart and Rachel Griffiths are teaming up to costar in ABC's drama pilot "Brothers & Sisters," a family soap about grown-up siblings also starring Ron Rifkin and Balthazar Getty.
Former "Dawson's Creek" hunk James Van Der Beek tapped to star in CBS's comedy "Sex, Power, Love & Politics," centering on capitol staffers in their mid-thirties.
Per Variety, VH1 has greenlit "SuperGroup," a new seven-episode reality series featuring such heavy metal icons as Ted Nugent, Scott Ian, Stebastian Bach, and Jason Bonham forming a supergroup and living together for two weeks in Las Vegas to prepare for a Sin City concert.
|Former "Love Monkey" star Tom Cavanagh and wife Maureen welcomed their first child together Feb. 10, a daughter they named Alice Ann.
Tracy Morgan was placed on three years probation stemming from his December drunk driving arrest and ordered to attend alcohol awareness classes, the Los Angeles
City Attorney's Office reported.
Federal regulators are standing by their decision to fine CBS $550,000 for Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction at the 2004 Super Bowl and are planning new sanctions against FOX, NBC, and CBS for other decency standard violations.
ABC anchor Bob Woodruff is slowly making progress after being injured in Iraq last month, ABC President David Westin said Thursday, adding that Woodruff still has "a long way to go."
Donald Trump is continuing his attack on Martha Stewart in interviews with "Extra" and "Inside Edition" Wednesday, calling the home-making maven "ridiculous" and saying he felt he deserved an apology. Stewart used her talk show to address the issue, saying she felt "disappointed," "hurt," and "really upset."
"American Idol" contestant Becky O'Donahue appeared with her twin sister, Jessie, in a series of sexy photos on Maxim magazine 's Website that were taken two years ago for an online fantasy baseball game.
Jenna Jameson has lent her voice to "Samurai Love God," a new animated series from Comedy Central that will be delivered to mobile-phone users, the network announced Wednesday.
China is banning television shows that combine animation with live actors in the hopes of benefiting its domestic animation industry. Currently, 90 percent of the nation's animation market is occupied by foreign producers.
|Martha Stewart and Donald Trump are continuing their war of words over "The Apprentice," with Trump firing off a letter to Stewart stating her "performance was terrible" and that NBC never planned for her to fire him on-air as she had suggested. Stewart called the letter "mean-spirited and reckless."
Brian Dunkleman told "Inside Edition" that he questions his decision to walk away from co-hosting "American Idol" after the talent search's debut season, especially as he watches Ryan Seacrest's ever-increasing fame.
NBC is continuing to rack up lackluster ratings for its coverage of the Winter Olympics, with numbers down 35 percent from 2002's Salt Lake City games and 26 percent from 1998's games in Nagano, Japan.
NBC will become the first network to premiere a primetime series in the iTunes Music Store for free and before its televised broadcast, by making its new legal drama "Conviction" available for download through March 3.
Emmy officials have revamped the awards rules for the second time in two years in the hopes of giving newcomers a better chance against long-running series by having a blue ribbon panel determine the nominees in the acting, comedy, and drama categories rather than the entire voting body of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
A block near the ABC News headquarters has been renamed Peter Jennings Way in honor of the late newscaster who died in August of lung cancer.
Revered sportscaster Curt Gowdy died Monday after suffering from leukemia for several years. He was 86.
|Former "Golden Girls" star Betty White was honored by the Los Angeles Zoo Monday for her work on behalf of animals with a bronze plaque placed next to the zoo's gorilla exhibit.
Per the Hollywood Reporter, Erika Christensen is set to star in the ABC pilot, "Six Degrees," a soap following the interweaving stories of a group of strangers living in New York.
Martha Stewart claimed her "Apprentice" flopped because Donald Trump insisted on doing his own version of the show at the same time. "Having two "Apprentices" was as unfair to him as it was unfair to me," she told Newsweek. "But Donald really wanted to stay on."
All news gathered from E! Online and other sources