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In reality TV news: Danielle Reyes, a 34-year-old property manager from Vacaville, CA, who came in second place on "Big Brother 3," and "Chicken" George Boswell, a 47-year-old hotel promotions director from Rockford, IL, who was the six houseguest evicted on the first season of "Big Brother," were both evicted Thursday night on CBS's "Big Brother 7: All-Stars" in a
special double eviction episode. Also on Thursday, Matthew Atherton, a.k.a. Feedback, a 34-year-old software engineer from Rancho Cucamonga, CA, won the Sci-Fi Channel's "Who Wants to Be a Superhero?" over Nell Wilson, a.k.a. Fat Momma.
Bob Schieffer bid an emotional farewell to the "CBS Evening News" anchor seat Thursday, as he vacated the desk in preparation for Katie Couric's big debut on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Internet bookie BetCRIS.com is taking wagers on what kind of ratings Couric will rack up in her first night as "CBS Evening News" anchor. The gambling site is offering 13:2 odds that Couric will pull in more than 8.5 million viewers her first night.
ABC is working to have an unauthorized clip from an upcoming episode of "Desperate Housewives" pulled from YouTube, Daily Variety reports. The scene in question features Bree (Marcia Cross) involved in a mattress romp with new love interest Orson (Kyle MacLachlan.)
|In reality TV news: Ryan Star, a 28-year-old from Long Island, NY, was eliminated Wednesday on CBS's "Rock Star: Supernova." Also on Wednesday, models Alexandra Donhoeffner and Danielle Schriffen, and designer Angela Keslar, a 33-year-old organic farmer from Amesville, OH, were all eliminated on Bravo's "Project Runway 3."
Donald Trump has fired his "Apprentice" sidekick Carolyn Kepcher, the New York Post reports, citing sources who said she let fame go to her head, hurting her business savvy. In a statement, Trump said he "wishes Carolyn the best."
VH1 is giving Andrew Dice Clay and Tom Sizemore their own (separate) series in which the fallen celebrities try, on some level, to make amends with the public, Variety reports.
The original "Star Trek" episodes will get digitally re-mastered in recognition of the sci-fi series' 40th anniversary.
"Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Melrose Place" will be finally coming to DVD in November. CBS DVD is even offering a bonus edition of the two shows bundled into a set dubbed The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful pack for the bargain price of $108.99.
|Katie Couric appears significantly thinner on the cover of a CBS promotional magazine distributed at stations and American Airlines flights, thanks to the magic of airbrushing. CBS News President Sean McManus said he was "obviously surprised and disappointed" to learn about the retouched photo.
General Motors Corp. has decided to end its sponsorship of "Survivor," but claims the decision had nothing to do with the upcoming season, "Cook Islands."
A judge has granted Teri Hatcher's motion to dismiss a lawsuit against a reporter who wrote a story claiming the actress used a van parked outside her home for "steamy bangs" while her daughter was alone inside the house. Hatcher has already won damages from a pair of British tabloids that ran the story and accepted an apology from the National Enquirer.
Dave Chappelle told students at Ohio's Central State University that he has no regrets about walking away from his Comedy Central show, though "economically it makes no sense at all."
|ABC has renewed "Jimmy Kimmel Live" for a fifth season, taking it through 2008. "I am delighted to have been asked to host a fifth year of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,'" Kimmel said. "I watch it all the time."
Tom Arnold has filed for a legal separation from his wife of four years, Shelby Roos, People reports. It's the third marriage of the actor's to end after four years--he was previously wed to Rosanne Barr from 1990 to 1994, and to Julie Champnella from 1995 to 1999.
Katie Couric will kick off her "CBS Evening News" anchor gig by scoring an interview with President George W. Bush to discuss homeland security. The special, titled "Five Years Later: How Safe Are We?," is slated to air Wednesday, but portions will also air during Couric's debut Tuesday.
Meredith Vieira told the New York Post that she called Barbara Walters to apologize for calling "The View" "a joke" in an interview with Time magazine, claiming it was taken out of context.
|ABC was dissed yet again after "Grey's Anatomy" was shut out at the 58th Annual Emmy Awards. FOX had a better night thanks to Emmy wins by "24" and Kiefer Sutherland. NBC is also cheerful due to "The Office's" comedy series win. That "Seinfeld" curse? A thing of the past, now that
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the proud recipient of the Lead Actress, Comedy Emmy for "The New Adventures of Old Christine." Meanwhile, Megan Mullally bid a fond farewell to "Will & Grace" with the Emmy for Supporting Actress, Comedy. "The Amazing Race" won its fourth consecutive Emmy in the Reality Competition category, keeping "American Idol's"
Susan Lucci-esque run alive. Tony Shalhoub won his third Emmy for "Monk" and Blythe Danner won her second Emmy for "Huff." Both Charlie and Martin Sheen lost out on the opportunity to capture father-son Emmys after the elder Sheen was shut out both for his role on "The West Wing" and for his guest role on the younger Sheen's show, "Two
and a Half Men," which was also overlooked in the comedy series category. Barry Manilow beat out TV heavyweights Stephen Colbert and David Letterman to clinch the Emmy for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program. Meanwhile, the manager of the Lexington, Kentucky NBC affiliate has stated he was "horrified" by Conan O'Brien's opening
monologue sketch, which included a plane crash scene in homage to "Lost" that aired only hours after 49 people were killed in a real plane crash in Kentucky. NBC apologized for the controversial skit, calling it a case of poor timing. "Our hearts and prayers go out to the many families who lost loved ones in the plane crash in Kentucky on Sunday, and to
the entire community that has suffered this terrible loss," the network said in a statement. The telecast had an estimated 16.1 million people tuning in, down 14 percent from last year's CBS coverage, up 17 percent from 2004's disastrous performance on ABC, and down 20 percent since the last time NBC hosted the telecast in 2002.
Soap stars Billy Warlock
and Julie Pinson tied the knot Saturday in Las Vegas, People reports. The couple had previously been engaged in 1999, but broke it off shortly before the wedding.
"C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation" has cast Kevin Federline in an upcoming episode tentatively scheduled to air in October. "I was doing stuff for the Teen Choice Awards and got the call while we were rehearsing...and I
p***ed in my pants!" Federline told People magazine about landing the role.
Former Playboy model and "Surreal Life" star Brande Roderick is set to wed Denver Bronco Glenn Cadrez, People reports.
Meredith Vieira told Time magazine that she no longer watches "The View" now that she's not a part of it.
Matt LeBlanc is being sued for defamation by Stephanie Stephens, a stripper who claims he made sexually charged comments about her that were published in the National Enquirer. Stephens denies that she was sexually aggressive towards LeBlanc, that she made sexual requests or that she gave him a lap dance, as he claimed.
Amber Valetta has completed a rehab stint that had nothing to do with alcohol or substance abuse, People reports. "I am pleased to say I have seven years' sobriety. But I continue every day to heal and grow as a person," the actress-model said.
All news gathered from E! Online and other sources