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Diller Steps Down as CEO of IAC; Company Buys Out Malone

Reuters reports that Barry Diller is stepping down as chief executive of IAC/InterActiveCorp, and that the company has bought out one of its largest shareholders, John Malone’s Liberty Media Corp. Liberty sold its equity stake in IAC for $220 million…

International Press Academy Cites ‘Glee,’ ‘Good Wife’ With Satellite Award Nominations

The International Press Academy announced nominees for its 15th annual Satellite Awards on Wednesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The top contenders among TV shows were Fox’s "Glee" and CBS’ "The Good Wife" with five nominations each. The Satellite Awards…

Expect ‘Dexter’ Renewal to Come From Showtime in the Next Week

Showtime is getting ready to announce a renewal for "Dexter" within the next week or so, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series had its second-highest ratings to date Sunday night, delivering 2.5 million viewers, an increase of 43% from…

OWN Denies Courting Veteran CBS Syndication Programmer

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN cable network denied a New York Post report on Wednesday that it was in talks to hire  CBS Television Distribution’s Terry Wood, according to The New York Times’ Media Decoder blog. “Absolutely not true,” Christina Norman, the chief executive…

More Veterans of Past J.J. Abrams Shows Have Been Cast in Abrams’ New Fox Pilot

Two J.J. Abrams series veterans have been tapped to appear in "Alcatraz," the drama pilot the "Lost" executive producer is creating for Fox, Deadline.com reports. Jonny Coyne, who appeared in two episodes of Abrams’ canceled NBC drama "Undercovers" this fall, and Jason…

One of the World’s Most Popular Movie Stars Is Paid $1.1 Million to Say Nothing in TV Ad. Watch It Now

‘Ugly Betty’ Actor to Star in Broadway Revival

An actor who starred in "Ugly Betty" will take over a top role in the current Broadway revival of "Angels in America," the New York Times reports.  Michael Urie, who played Wilhelmina Slater’s conniving assistant on the ABC series, and Adam…

Orange County Station to Deliver PBS Shows to Los Angeles Viewers

Los Angeles TV viewers will soon be getting their PBS programming from Orange County. KOCE-TV, the Huntington Beach, Calif., station that currently airs only one-fourth of the PBS lineup, will begin carrying the network’s entire schedule Jan. 1, transmitting to Los Angeles, Riverside,…

Another Beloved TV Personality in Bid to Host ‘SNL’ — And There’s an Audition Tape

If Betty White can muster Facebook supporters to convince NBC’s "Saturday Night Live" to let her host the show, why not Cookie Monster? At least, that’s what the Sesame Workshop apparently is attempting with an audition tape for the cookie-obsessed…

Speculative Theories Abound in Hollywood About Motive for Ronni Chasen’s Murder

What the New York Post’s Page Six calls "wild and paranoid theories" are sweeping Hollywood as people there speculate about the motive behind the murder of publicist Ronni Chasen.  Theories range from a deal gone wrong to jealousy over her…