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It Was Once the Phone No One in Hollywood Could Live Without: As Woes Continue, BlackBerry Exploring Sale of the Company

"The struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd. said on Monday that it was exploring a potential sale of the company or a joint venture, as it continued to cast about for a solution to its troubles," reports the New York Times’…

Jay Leno Sets Date for His ‘Tonight Show’ Departure — Ahead of Schedule

The end date has been set for Jay Leno’s run on NBC’s "Tonight Show," with the late-night fixture wrapping it up well before his contract ends. Leno’s final episode will air Feb. 6, 2014, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports….

What Is, Pointing the Finger? Alex Trebek Says Who’s to Blame for ‘Jeopardy!’ Kids Week Incident

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek had a few things to say about a recent incident on the show’s Kids Week, which had fans crying foul. Mainly, Trebek said it wasn’t his fault, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker. As previously…

‘Real World’ Star Dead at 44

One of the early stars of MTV’s long-running reality franchise "The Real World" has died. The New York Times reports that Sean Sasser, whose romance on the show with Pedro Zamora was one of the first real-world gay relationships on…

Kardashian Matriarch Fights Back After President Obama Cites Her Family as What’s Wrong With America

Kris Jenner is fighting back after President Barack Obama pointed to her daughter Kim Kardashian as proof that the American Dream is changing, reports TheWrap.com. Obama, in an interview with Kindle Singles, criticized the "change in culture," noting that in…

Warner Bros. Accused of Censorship as Fracas Erupts Over ‘Tom and Jerry’ Cartoons

A controversy has erupted over Warner Bros.’ Golden Collection of "Tom and Jerry" cartoons, after two episodes were pulled from the latest Blu-ray disc set because the cat and mouse were in blackface, reports the U.K. publication The Independent. "The…

Actress Who Has Been Nominated for an Oscar, a Golden Globe and Two Emmys — Without Any Wins — Joins M. Night Shyamalan TV Project

An M. Night Shyamalan project in the works at the Fox Network has brought in an Oscar-, Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actress. TheWrap.com reports that Juliette Lewis has been cast in "Wayward Pines." Lewis will play Beverly, a local bartender,…

Controversial NBC Project on Hillary Clinton May Be Produced by Fox

Fox Television Studios, a sister company of Fox News, is in discussions with NBC about producing its miniseries about Hillary Clinton, which has been a target of a threatened boycott by the Republican National Committee, Deadline.com reports. The talks are…

Customers Sue Time Warner Cable Over Loss of Local Broadcast Channel in Retrans Dispute

A group of Time Warner Cable customers filed suit against the company over its dropping of a local broadcast channel from its lineup, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The channel is Milwaukee NBC affiliate WTMJ-TV (Channel 4), and the move…

CBS Puts Numbers to Ratings Impact From Time Warner Cable Blackout

CBS talked about the financial impact and ratings impact of the Time Warner Cable blackout, which has cut access to the broadcast network for many customers in major markets. According to CBS, the impact has been minimal. The network says…