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‘Kate Plus 8′ Gets Cancelled

Kate Gosselin’s reality TV show on TLC, Kate Plus 8, will not be renewed for another season.


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“TLC has decided not to renew another season of Kate Plus 8,” a network rep told People in a statement. “By the end of this season Kate Plus 8 will have hit the 150 episode mark (including Jon & Kate Plus 8); an exceptional milestone. TLC hopes to check in with Kate and the family periodically with specials in the future.” +Continue Reading

Ashton Kutcher Replacing Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men?

Reports are saying that former That ’70s Show star Ashton Kutcher will be replacing Charlie Sheen on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men.


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After being fired from Two and a Half Men in March, Charlie Sheen filed a $100 million lawsuit against Chuck Lorre and Warner Bros. Since then, Sheen has expressed his desire to rejoin the show, but Lorre is reportedly not interested in entertaining the idea. +Continue Reading

Bristol Palin Gets Reality Show with Kyle Massey

Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol Palin will be moving in with actor Kyle Massey for a new reality TV show.


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Palin, 20, and her two-year-old son Tripp, will be moving to Los Angeles to live with fellow season 11 Dancing with the Stars contestant Massey, 19, and his 21-year-old brother Chris.

According to David McKillop, Executive Vice President of Programming for A&E and the BIO Channel, this new reality show will follow Palin as she works at a small charity in LA. +Continue Reading

Meredith Vieira is Officially Leaving the ‘Today’ Show

Meredith Vieira announced on-air today that she will be leaving the Today show next month.


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“This is a difficult day for me. I’m trying hard to hold it together,” Vieira, 57, said. Her co-host Matt Lauer said her final day will be “in a few weeks.”

It has been rumored for weeks that Vieira would be leaving the show, so the announcement did not come as much of a surprise. +Continue Reading

Steve Carell’s Going Away Party

NBC  threw The Office’s Steve Carell a farewell party after he filmed his last episode as Michael Scott on Friday.

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Along with a picture of a “Worlds Best Boss” cake, Rainn Wilson, who plays Dwight on the hit NBC show, Tweeted and posted on his blog, “NBC bought Steve this AMAZING cake for his going away party. (Many tears were shed.). Oscar’s in the BG – you can see it’s like 3 feet high!”

Wilson broke the sad news that Carell shot his last Office scenes on Friday in a Tweet.

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Unused Michael Scott Storylines for ‘The Office’

The Office actress and producer Mindy Kaling, who wrote and is directing the first part of Steve Carell’s final episode, regrets not being able to use so many of her Michael Scott storyline ideas.


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Fans of The Office are preparing themselves to say goodbye to Michael Scott when Steve Carell leaves the show at the end of this season.

Carell’s departure even has Kaling, who produces and sometimes writes and directs the NBC hit, feeling down. Kaling took to her Twitter account on Tuesday to Tweet all the Michael Scott story ideas that she never got to use.

Kaling began by Tweeting, “This is Steve’s last week. I think I’ll tweet all the stories I wanted to do with Michael that we never did.”

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Glee Gets Bieber Fever!

Tonight’s episode titled “Comeback” had Glee club showing off their Bieber fever and Sue joining the gang for a performance!

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The episode kicks off with Emma telling Will that Sue left a suicide note. They find Sue in her home utterly depressed over losing Regionals with the Cheerios. They convince her to join Glee club to make her feel better. Sue starts by seeing this as a great opportunity to tear Glee club apart. She even tries to pit Mercedes against Rachel by spreading lies about what each one of them said about each other.

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The Bachelor’s Chris Harrison Calls His Role ‘Ridiculous’

Chris Harrison says his role on The Bachelor is a bit ridiculous.

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In an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that aired Wednesday, Ellen poked fun at Chris Harrison’s role in The Bachelor.  The scene she particularly asked about was the final rose that Harrison has to pointlessly introduce at the end of each week.

“Everyone knows it’s the final rose. There’s only one rose. They know it. Yet, every single time, ‘Ladies, Brad. It’s the final rose.’ How do you not laugh when you do that?” DeGeneres asked Harrison.

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History Channel Pulls Katie Holmes’ Miniseries ‘The Kennedys’

A&E Television Networks has canceled plans to air The Kennedys, a miniseries about the American political family starring Katie Holmes (as Jacqueline Kennedy) and Greg Kinnear (as John F. Kennedy). The show was set to premiere on the History Channel in the spring, but it was announced Friday that they will not be airing it in the United States.


“Upon completion of the production of The Kennedys, History has decided not to air the 8-part miniseries on the network,” a rep for A&E Television Networks tells The Hollywood Reporter in a statement. “While the film is produced and acted with the highest quality, after viewing the final product in its totality, we have concluded this dramatic interpretation is not a fit for the History brand.” +Continue Reading

ABC Creating a U.S. Version of Canadian Hit, ‘Being Erica’

Being Erica, a Canadian show on CBC is getting re-vamped for American audiences.

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ABC is currently developing a pilot for the U.S. version of Being Erica, even though SOAPnet just picked up the original Canadian version.

CBC’s Being Erica, revolves around a woman, Erica Strange (played by Erin Karpluk), who goes back in time to right her wrongs. The show premiered on CBC in 2009 and is currently in its third season. SOAPnet picked up the original series, which will begin airing on January 26th.

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