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Time Warner Cable SportsNet — Home of the Los Angeles Lakers — Debuts This Coming Monday, Oct. 1st. Also in Spanish

"Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes will debut Monday night, [Oct. 1, 2012] at 7:00 p.m. PT as the exclusive local homes of the Los Angeles Lakers, LA Galaxy and LA Sparks games, as well as CIF (California…

Video: A Shaken Shepard Smith Apologizes For Fox News Showing Suicide Live, On Air

"Fox News Channel today [Sept. 28, 2012] was showing live coverage of an Arizona police chase that ended when the suspect fled the scene, pulled out a handgun and shot himself in the head," Deadline.com reports. The footage was being broadcast on a…

Talker ‘Ricki Lake Show’ Changes Executive Producers

"The Ricki Lake Show" from Twentieth Television is changing executive producers, reports Deadline.com. The article says, "Gail Steinberg, who was the co-creator and EP on Ricki Lake’s original talk show during the 1990s, is returning to become executive producer of…

Down Periscope: Ratings for ABC’s Much-Hyped Submarine Drama Hit by Big Bang

Thursday night, Sept. 27, included two closely watched drama premieres. CBS’s “Elementary,” airing at 10 p.m., won the time slot with a 3.1 average in the 18-49 demo.  ABC’s highly promoted drama featuring the crew of a nuclear submarine, “Last Resort,” debuting in…

‘Innocence of Muslims’ Filmmaker Could Get Three-Year Prison Sentence

The filmmaker responsible for an anti-Muslim video that triggered violence in the Islamic world is being held on alleged probation violations and could be sentenced to as much as three years in federal prison, the Los Angeles Times reports. Probation…

Video: Jerry Seinfeld Reunites With Michael Richards — or Is It Kramer?

“Seinfeld” alums Jerry Seinfeld and Michael Richards got back together for an episode of Seinfeld’s new Web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” — an episode that brought out the “Kramer” in Richards, along with plenty of reminiscing and even…

Whoa! Mea Culpa and a Half: Apple CEO Apologizes for Apple Maps Fiasco, Suggests Users Use Arch-Rival Google Maps Until Apple Maps Improves

In a letter posted on Apple’s website and addressed to its customers, Apple CEO Tim Cook apologizes for the new Apple Maps that comes with the new operating system for the iPhone, and even goes so far as to suggest that iPhone users use Google…

John Travolta Cleared in Defamation Suit

A Superior Court judge in Los Angeles has dismissed a defamation suit that was brought against John Travolta and his attorney, Entertainment Weekly reports. “Writer Robert Randolph — who’d written a book that detailed Travolta’s alleged sexual habits — had…

Report: Matt Lauer Orchestrated the ‘Yom Kippur Attack’ by ‘Today’ Producer Jim Bell

"Today" co-host Matt Lauer reportedly was the driving force behind an interview between the show’s producer, Jim Bell, and the New York Times’ Bill Carter, which included Bell’s defense of Lauer, reports the New York Post’s Page Six. The interview,…

Report: ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Actor Was ‘Out of Control’; Also: His Scientology Connections

Details continue to emerge about how “Sons of Anarchy” actor Johnny Lewis spun out of control before killing his 81-year-old landlady this week and then falling to his own death. The New York Daily News reports that Lewis had struggled…