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CW’s ‘Vampire,’ Fox’s ‘Past Life’ Set Up Shop in Atlanta for Tax Incentives

Two new upcoming series have set up production in Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The CW’s “Vampire Diaries” and Fox’s “Past Life” are taking advantage of the city’s tax incentives and setting up production. The two join Lifetime’s series “Drop…

New York ‘Housewives’ Hold Out for More Money, Bravo Begins Interviews for Potential Replacements

Some cast members of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York” have yet to sign on for the show’s third season, holding out for more money, the New York Daily News reports. According to an unnamed source, the veteran housewives have…

Kathy Griffin to Serve as Host for Comedy Central’s Roast of Joan Rivers

“My Life on the D-List” star Kathy Griffin will serve as host for Comedy Central’s roast of TV personality Joan Rivers, Daily Variety reports. The special will tape July 26 and is scheduled to air Aug. 9. The network’s recent…

TV Guide Taps Publishing Vet Jack Kliger as CEO

Jack Kliger has been named the new CEO of TV Guide Magazine, the New York Times reports. Kliger comes from a magazine publishing background, previously serving as CEO of Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., and publisher for Glamour and GQ. Private-equity…

Josh Bycel Joins ‘Scrubs’ as Executive Producer, Showrunner

Writer Josh Bycel has signed on as executive producer for ABC’s “Scrubs,” Daily Variety reports. Bycel will also be a showrunner with show creator Bill Lawrence, who will be busy also working on the new series “Cougar Town.” “Scrubs” returns…

Rev. Sharpton Attacks Media Coverage of Jackson; Sharpton, Mariah Carey, Usher, Smokey Robinson Among Guests at Jackson Memorial Service Tuesday

The Rev. Al Sharpton, who will be one of the featured guests at tomorrow’s memorial for Michael Jackson, attacked the media yesterday for its coverage of Jackson’s death. “I’m here because of the disgraceful and the despicable way [the media]…

Katie Holmes to Perform on 100th ‘Dance’ Episode in Judy Garland Tribute

“So You Think You Can Dance” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe confirmed Katie Holmes will be performing on the Fox dancing competition in a tribute to Judy Garland to help celebrate the show’s 100th episode, People.com reports. Lythgoe made the confirmation…

‘American Idol’s’ Crying Girl Rejected During Audition

Ashley Ferl, the young girl most known for crying during a performance from “American Idol” finalist Sanjaya Malakar during the competition’s sixth season, auditioned for the Fox series and was rejected, Access Hollywood reports. Ferl, who recently turned 16 and…

‘Jon & Kate’ Drama, Ratings Has Producers Shooting for New Reality

TLC’s “Jon & Kate Plus 8’s” strong recent ratings performances, fueled by real-life marital woes, has other reality TV producers hoping for the same kind of hype, the Hollywood Reporter says.  "You don’t want something to happen like what’s happened…

Examiner Finds David Carradine Died of Asphyxiation, Suicide Ruled Out

A medical examiner has concluded that David Carradine died of asphyxiation last month, the Hollywood Reporter says. Michael Baden, a forensic pathologist hired by Carradine’s family to conduct a follow-up investigation, told Reuters, “The cause of death was asphyxiation, an…