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|Howard Stern regained control of the tapes from the last 20 years of his terrestrial radio program in a settlement with CBS Radio Friday, after Sirius Satellite agreed to shell out $2 million for the recordings.
Kevin Dillon and wife Jane Stuart welcomed a baby girl they named Ava last week, per
Us Weekly, cementing the moniker's status as the most popular celebrity baby name: Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe, Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora, Aidan Quinn, John McEnroe, and U2's Larry Mullen Jr. are also parents of little Avas.
|In reality TV news: As predicted by Simon Cowell, gray-haired Taylor Hicks, a 29-year-old from Birmingham, AL, edged out Katharine McPhee for the Idol title on the finale of FOX's "American Idol 5" Wednesday. Also on Wednesday, Harold Dieterle, a 28-year-old restaurant chef from New York City,
defeated Tiffani Faison to be crowned the winner of Bravo's "Top Chef" during the reality cooking competition's first season finale. Earlier this month, Bravo announced that it has renewed "Top Chef" for a second season and casting is already underway. A broadcast date has not been announced.
NBC has taken the unprecedented move of
revamping its entire fall schedule just one week after announcing it. The move comes after ABC moved "Grey's Anatomy" opposite "C.S.I." on Thursday, putting them up against the Peacock's big hope for ratings salvation, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," which will now air on Monday instead, while "Deal or No Deal" moves into the
Thursday slot. Click here for all of NBC's changes to the 2006 fall schedule.
Martha Stewart was given a Thursday deadline to respond to civil charges against her by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over insider trading of ImClone Systems stock. If she pleads not guilty, the civil case against her will commence, starting with her deposition.
Howard Stern and CBS reached a settlement Wednesday in the network's breach-of-contract suit against the shock jock, who fled terrestrial radio for Sirius Satellite Radio in January. Details of the settlement were not disclosed.
"Dallas" star Victoria Principal filed for divorce from her husband of more than 20 years, Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Harry A. Glassman, MD, according to court documents filed Tuesday.
|"American Idol's" Ryan Seacrest shattered and then fell through a glass table he was sitting on at a Monday preproduction meeting at the Kodak Theatre. The KIIS FM radio personality said on his morning show Tuesday he felt like the biggest idiot after the accident, "Entertainment Tonight"
|In reality TV news: The entire Synergy team, consisting of Allie Jablon, a 30-year-old medical sales manager from Columbia, SC, and Roxanne Wilson, a 26-year-old appellate attorney from Austin, TX, were both fired Monday on NBC's "The Apprentice 5," leaving Sean Yazbeck and Lee Bienstock as the final
two contestants competing to be the Donald's new apprentice.
ABC has named Charles Gibson anchor of its struggling "World News Tonight" broadcast, replacing Elizabeth Vargas, who goes on maternity leave later this summer, and putting him up against Katie Couric.
Dr. Robert Rey, star of E! Entertainment's "Dr. 90210," helped to restrain an agitated passenger on an American Airlines flight from Austin to Los Angeles. "When you get a black belt, at that stage your brain just clicks into action," Rey told the Associated Press. The passenger, an 80-year-old man who was described as "very frail," was taken
to a hospital for a 72-hour mental observation, according to an airport spokeswoman.
Nicole Richie and DJ AM have released a joint statement confirming they have amicably separated and calling rumors and speculations about the reason for their parting of ways "false and hurtful."
Penn Jillette and his wife, Emily, have named their newly arrived son Zolten Penn. Their daughter, Moxie CrimeFighter, was born last June.
A man who sued Donald Trump, Mark Burnett, and NBC for allegedly stealing his idea for "The Apprentice," has settled his lawsuits in state and federal court, his lawyer said Monday. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
|Ted Turner was uncharacteristically understated Friday as he departed Time Warner Inc., the media conglomerate that swallowed his cable network company and slowly sidelined him as a mover and shaker in the businesses that he helped to create.
Michelle Rodriguez was sentenced to 60 days in Los Angeles
County jail Monday for violating her probation on two separate driving-related charges from 2003.
All news gathered from E! Online and other sources