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|In reality TV news: Aleksandra Wojda, a 22-year-old contemporary/lyrical/jazz specialist from Willow Springs, IL, and Ben Susak, an 18-year-old contemporary specialist from Phoenix, AZ, were both eliminated Thursday on FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance 2." Also on Thursday, Kathy Najimy
won the grand prize on CBS's "Gameshow Marathon."
The WB signing off on Sept. 17 and commemorating the event by airing the original episodes of
"Felicity," "Angel," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and "Dawson's Creek," beginning at 5 pm ET and running through 10 pm.
David Hasselhoff underwent surgery after severing a tendon in his right arm after getting cut with glass in a London gym bathroom; the actor has since been released from hospital.
"The West Wing," "George Lopez," "E.R.," HBO's "Epitafios," and the telefim "Walkout" are the top TV-program nominees at the 21st-annual Imagen Awards, which recognize positive portrayals of Latinos and are to be handed out Aug. 18. Vying for lead-TV-actor honors are "Wing's" Jimmy Smits, George Lopez, Michael Pena ("Walkout"), Danny
Pino ("Cold Case"), and Edward James Olmos ("Battlestar Galactica"), while the lead-actress noms are Alexa Vega ("Walkout"), "Lopez's" Constance Marie, Rosa Blasi ("Strong Medicine"), Lisa Vidal ("Odd Girl Out"), and Vanessa Anne Hudgens ("High School Musical.")
Star Jones Reynolds told "Larry King Live" that she was "so shocked" by Rosie O'Donnell's "viciousness."
The Spelling family, i.e. Candy and Randy Spelling, released a statement calling Tori Spelling's claims that she learned of her father's death via an email from a friend "mean-spirited and surprising."
TNT has picked up "The Closer," starring Kyra Sedgwick, for a third season, the network announced. The renewal comes two weeks after the second season premiere set a record for a basic cable original scripted series with 8.3 million viewers.
|Denise Richards has sold the L.A.-area home she bought last year during her separation from Charlie Sheen, People reports.
Four more "Sopranos" cast members said to have accepted offers they couldn't refuse to return for the final season of the series: Lorraine Bracco (Dr. Melfi), Aida
Turturro (Janice), Robert Iler (AJ), and Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Meadow.) All four were said to have received substantial pay bumps. Meanwhile, Tony Sirico, Steven Van Zandt, and Steven Schirripa remain in negotiations.
Janice Dickinson is being sued by jewelry designer Neil Lane, who alleges the former supermodel never returned several valuable pieces loaned to her for an August 2002 photo shoot. Dickinson claimed the items, worth at least $88,000, were lost or stolen from her home, according to the suit.
"Extreme Makeover" is making a move to the Style Network with reruns starting Tuesday and all-new episodes premiering July 10.
|In reality TV news: Bill Dwyer, a 44-year-old from Glendale, CA, and Joey Gay, a 35-year-old from Brooklyn, NY, were both eliminated Tuesday from NBC's "Last Comic Standing 4" after a 4-way competition between Dwyer, Gay, Chris Porter, and Michele Balan.
Barbara Walters told the Associated Press she feels "betrayed" by Star Jones Reynolds' claim to People magazine that she "feel[s] like [she] was fired" from "The View," but revealed that the show's producers made the decision last fall not to renew Reynolds' contract after research showed that viewers responded negatively to her
dramatic weight loss and her 2004 wedding to Al Reynolds, for which she accepted thousands of dollars of freebies from various companies. Also, ABC reportedly told Reynolds not to bother coming back to clean out her dressing room after Tuesday's announcement, , the ex-"View" co-host told Ryan Seacrest Wednesday on KIIS-FM.
Mariska Hargitay and husband Peter Hermann welcomed a baby boy Wednesday, their first child together; the couple met on the "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" set.
Charles Gibson celebrated his final morning as co-host of "Good Morning America" Wednesday, after being named anchor of "World News Tonight" last month.
Kate Moss has returned to work for Burberry, which had scrapped a campaign with the supermodel following allegations she had used cocaine.
"Lost" star Emilie de Ravin tied the knot with Josh Janowicz on June 19, Us Weekly reports.
FOX has ordered only 16 episodes of "The O.C.," as compared to the usual 22.
Epic Productions are re-teaming with Mark Burnett for "Rock Star: Supernova," the second season of the hit CBS reality series.
|In reality TV news: Tom, 43, a former stockbroker from Belleville, NJ, was eliminated Monday on FOX's "Hell's Kitchen 2." Also on Monday, Team Brown Family from Texas...Keith, a 43-year-old operations manager; Tonny, a
38-year-old EBS specialist; and Terrance, a 40-year-old inventory control specialist...were eliminated on NBC's "Treasure Hunters."
Star Jones Reynolds announced plans Tuesday to step down as co-host of "The
View" after nine seasons on air, citing show's "new direction" come this fall.
Genie Frances is returning to ABC's "General Hospital" as Laura Spencer, the role she originated three decades ago.
Rush Limbaugh was held up for more than three hours at Palm Beach International Airport Monday after authorities said they found a bottle of Viagra in his things without a prescription. The radio host's attorney said a doctor had prescribed the erectile dysfunction drug, but that it was labeled as being issued to the physician instead of Limbaugh for
"Numbers'" Diane Farr wed entertainment marketing exec Seung Yong Chung on Saturday, the New York Times' wedding-announcements page reports.
NBC has announced plans to promote its fall television lineup on YouTube by making promo clips available to the video-sharing site. "Rather than putting our heads in the sand and saying this doesn't exist, we're trying to jump in and embrace it," Chief Marketing Officer John Miller said.
Another one of Naomi Campbell's maids is suing the supermodel for assault, after claiming Campbell hit her in January when she couldn't find a specific pair of jeans. The latest suit comes as Campbell is due in court Tuesday to face charges that she hit a different maid in the head with a cell phone for a similar reason: a missing pair of jeans.
John Ventimiglia, who plays Artie Bucco on "The Sopranos," pled guilty Monday to drunk driving after he was stopped by police last month.
Barbara Walters is teaming up with Sirius satellite radio under a deal with ABC News allowing the veteran newswoman's high-profile interviews from the last three decades to be rebroadcast in a weekly two-hour special. Walters will also host a one-hour call-in special four times a year, called "Ask Barbara Anything."
Anna Nicole Smith's former stepson and arch rival E. Pierce Marshall died unexpectedly Tuesday night of an aggressive infection. He was 67. Marshall and the onetime Playmate had battled for years over the division of his father's fortune.
Patrica Arquette married Thomas Jane in Venice, Italy on Sunday, her rep confirmed. It was the second marriage for both.
Moose, the Jack Russell terrier who played Eddie the dog on NBC's "Frasier" for 10 years, died Thursday at age 16 and a half, his trainer tells People.
All news gathered from E! Online and other sources