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Spoiler Alert: ‘DWTS’ Results Restore Moral Order to the Country

After the allegations that Tea Party supporters were unduly influencing ABC’s "Dancing With the Stars" by over-voting for Bristol Palin, moral order was restored with Tuesday’s finale on the show, reports Mary McNamara in the Los Angeles Times. (Spoiler alert:…

More Speculation About Katie Couric’s Future: Will She Appear on ‘Glee’?

There’s more speculation about Katie Couric’s future, with Michael Ausiello reporting on Deadline.com that Fox’s "Glee" is in talks with the "CBS Evening News" anchor about a cameo in the show’s post-Super Bowl episode.  Couric, a self-proclaimed "Gleek," would play…

Unable to Resolve Dispute, Comcast and Tennis Channel to Move to Trial

Comcast and independent network Tennis Channel said that they would prepare for an administrative trial after failing to resolve their dispute over channel position through mediation, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town blog.  Tennis Channel wants a foothold on…

Hoping to Win Back Customers, Charter Is Considering Lower-Cost Cable Package

Charter Communications is considering a lower-cost cable package to convince customers to return after dropping the service because of financial issues, reports MediaPost.  The company is looking at "a lower-tier, more economic package. We can go back to those households…

YouTube May Distribute Films from Miramax’s 700-Film Library

Google’s YouTube is talking with the soon-to-be-owners of Miramax about distributing the independent movie studio’s 700-film library, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town blog.  The talks signal that Miramax, under its new leadership with former News Corp. executive Mike…

CBS TV Studios Signs Overall Deal With ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Showrunner

CBS Television Studios has signed a three-year overall deal with "Law & Order: SVU" showrunner Neal Baer, reports Deadline.com.   The deal starts on June 2, which is a day after his contract on "SVU" expires, the story says. While…

Report: Charlie Sheen Offered Escort $20,000 After Hotel Room Incident

TMZ.com is reporting that "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen texted escort Capri Anderson after his freak-out in a New York City hotel room, offering her $20,000.  The report says that Sheen wasn’t trying to buy Anderson’s silence,…

Daughter of ‘Teen Mom’ Star Made a Ward of the State

The 2-year old daughter of Amber Portwood, the star of MTV’s "Teen Mom," has become a ward of the state of Indiana, reports RadarOnline.com.  The child is currently staying with Gary Shirley, her father, while the Department of Child Services…

It’s a Mouthful and It’s Got a 12-Episode Order from Adult Swim: ‘NTSF: SD: SUV’

The show’s got both an unwieldy name and a 12-episode order from Adult Swim: Paul Scheer’s "NTSF: SD: SUV," reports Deadline.com’s Nellie Andreeva.  The show, as its title suggests, is a parody of the crime procedural genre, and it’s created…

Another Rob Riggle Project in Negotiations With CBS

CBS is trying again to find a starring vehicle for former "Daily Show" correspondent Rob Riggle, with negotiations ongoing for a half-hour comedy project from writer Robert Smigel, reports Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.  The untitled comedy focuses on Riggle’s character,…