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Cheetah Girls Cut from Thanksgiving Parade

Disney Channel’s the Cheetah Girls have been dropped from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the New York Daily News reports. According to Macy’s, the group was cut because of scheduling issues, but because the Girls have no performances scheduled on…

The Roots Possibly, Maybe Fallon’s Band

Acclaimed hip-hop band the Roots may be Jimmy Fallon’s house band when he takes over “Late Night” from Conan O’Brien next year, Entertainment Weekly reports. The magazine looks to a recently yanked YouTube clip of producer-drummer Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson talking…

Recession Adds Another Victim: Reality TV

The recession is having an effect on unscripted reality shows, the Los Angeles Times reports. An analysis by ad firm Horizon Media based on Nielsen Media Research data found that shows such as ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” CBS’ “Survivor”…

Young 3Q Revenue Flat

Young Broadcasting’s third-quarter net revenue fell $36.2 million, down .4% from the same time a year ago, Broadcasting & Cable reports. Operating expenses were also down, falling 6.1% from the same time in 2007. Young Broadcasting’s station operating performance for…

Child Safe Viewing Act Goes Before Senate

The Child Safe Viewing Act, a bill requiring federal media regulators to study parent’s access to technologies that are capable of shielding minors from inappropriate content on TV and the Internet, is going before the Senate once again, Multichannel News…

There’s Life After News for Paula Zahn

The New York Daily News catches up with former CBS and CNN anchor Paula Zahn about her new gig hosting “Sunday Arts” on PBS’ New York affiliate, WNET-TV. “It’s a very different dynamic,” says Zahn about the show. “One of…

Dalva Named MTV Networks’ VP of Content

MTV Networks Entertainment Group has named Eddie Dalva its senior VP of content, Daily Variety reports. Dalva’s new responsibilities include pursuing international content opportunities, programming enterprises and digital content partnerships. Dalva previously served as a consultant to Spike TV and…

Miley Cyrus Sings on ‘Dancing’ Finale

“Hannah Montana” star Miley Cyrus will perform on the Nov. 25 season finale of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” TV Guide reports. Cyrus will perform her single “Fly on the Wall” during the two-hour finale. Cyrus’ “Montana” co-star Cody Linley…

Murdoch’s Political Leanings Questioned

Is News Corp. Chairman-CEO Rupert Murdoch losing his conservative zeal? Say it ain’t so! The New York Times reports how positive, albeit very recent, coverage of Barack Obama in the New York Post has led many to believe the architect…

Emanuel Roasts Colbert at Charity Event

Future White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel took time out from the transitioning of administrations Friday evening to roast Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert at an event benefiting the Spina Bifida Association founded by PBS’ Judy Woodruff, the Huffington Post…