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Actors Unions Approve New Film & TV Contract

The joint board of the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists overwhelmingly approved a recently negotiated film and TV contract on Saturday that will provide members with modest pay raises and an increase in employer contributions to their…

Bristol Palin Denies Her Mother Made Her Do ‘Stars’

Bristol Palin denied on her Facebook page Sunday that her mother Sarah Palin pressed her take part in the reality competition series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In response to a blog by comedian and fellow dancer Margaret Cho last week, Bristol…

Bristol Palin Defends Herself Against Olbermann’s ‘Worst Person’ Attack

Bristol Palin defended herself Thursday against an attack from Keith Olbermann, who called her “the worst person in the world” because she preaches abstinence to teens even though she was an unwed teenager when she became a mother, The Hollywood…

Author of ‘Charlie St. Cloud’ Named President of ABC News

The man who has been an executive producer of "Good Morning America" and is the author of the best-selling novel that was the basis of the movie "Charlie St. Cloud" has been named president of ABC News, ABC has announced., He’s Ben Sherwood, who…

DirecTV Threatens to Keep Dropping Weaker Networks to Fight Price Increases

DirecTV executives said Thursday that they are prepared to drop smaller, less popular channels–as the company recently did with Comcast’s G4 network–in order to combat continued program fee increases, reports The Hollywood Reporter.  Executive VP of Content Strategy and Development Derek…

Nickelodeon Settles Suit Brought by ‘Dora’ Voice

A 14-year-old girl who was fired from voicing "Dora the Explorer" after she reached puberty has withdrawn her lawsuit against Nickelodeon, MTV Networks and Viacom, according to The Hollywood Reporter. According to the report, John Balestriere, the attorney for former Dora voice…

‘America’s Most Wanted’ Tip Led to Chasen Suspect, Host Says

The host of the Fox series “America’s Most Wanted” said he believes a tip generated by an edition of his show helped lead Beverly Hills police to confront a man in the slaying of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen, the Los Angeles…

‘Mike & Molly’ Ranks as Top New Show in Viewer Engagement

CBS’s "Mike & Molly" came out on top among new fall shows in Nielsen’s viewer engagement ratings, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed blog. That "Mike & Molly" was trailed by "Raising Hope" and "Running Wilde" suggests new comedies may be showing…

‘CBS Morning News’ Co-Anchor Wishes He Could Have Helped Ratings

"CBS Morning News" co-anchor Harry Smith, who was officially dismissed from the perennially third-place morning program on Tuesday along with co-anchors Maggie Rodriguez and Dave Price, says he is "disappointed that I wasn’t able to help CBS more from a ratings…

FCC Commissioner Laments the State of TV News, Partially Blames Government

Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps is lamenting the state of television news, which he says is "in its hour of grave peril," Joe Flint reports in the Los Angeles Times Company Town blog. Copps charges that the media is falling…