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Cox Communications to Become First Cable Company to Offer Mobile-Phone Service

In what marks the first time a cable-operator has offered mobile-phone service, Cox Communications is rolling out a service that bundles wireless handsets with Web and TV subscriptions, reports Bloomberg News.  Cox is offering the service in three markets starting…

Report: Two Gosselin Sextuplets Expelled From Private School

Two of Kate Gosselin’s sextuplets have been expelled from a private school in Pennsylvania after fighting with their classmates and making fun of other children, reports the New York Post, citing a story in In Touch.  Some of the Kate…

Work for Disney and Like to Text and Drive? If If Doesn’t Kill You, It Could Get You Fired

Texting while driving isn’t just dangerous to your life — it may put your career at risk, at least if you work for the Walt Disney Co., reports Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.  Disney sent out a company-wide memo on Wednesday…

Tori Spelling Finds Co-Host for Daytime Talk Show She’s Developing With ABC

Tori Spelling has found a co-host for the daytime talk show she’s developing with ABC, and it’s reality show personality Jeff Lewis from Bravo’s "Flipping Out," reports the Los Angeles Times’ ShowTracker blog.  Lewis has worked on "Flipping Out," which…

‘Dexter’ Actress Tapped for Recurring ‘True Blood’ Role

An actress who appeared on "Dexter" has been tapped for a recurring role on HBO’s "True Blood," reports Michael Ausiello at Deadline.com.  Courtney Ford, who played Christine Hill in "Dexter," will play Portia Bellefleur, the brother of inept Bon Temps’ detective…

The Last Laugh? Comedies Actually Bucking Trend of Lower Ratings This Season

With few new shows catching on with viewers and some dramas losing viewers, several television comedies are actually bucking that trend, reports USA Today.  "Modern Family" on ABC is up 35%, while Fox’s "Glee" has climbed 43%, with other comedies…

Fox Halts ‘Running Wilde’ During Sweeps

Fox doesn’t want to take a chance with "Running Wilde" during this month’s sweeps period, and will pull the show from Tuesdays nights for the next two weeks, reports The Hollywood Reporter’s The Live Feed blog.  "Raising Hope" will fill…

Do You Own an iPad? Survey Says You’re More Likely to Cut Pay TV Service

If you own an Apple iPad, you may be more likely to cut your pay-television service, according to a survey from The Diffusion Group, reports B&C.  About one-third of iPad owners were likely by various degrees to cut their pay…

With Unusual Trading Before Earnings Announcement, Disney Is Investigating Leak of 4th-Quarter Results

With trading in Walt Disney Co.’s stock plunging almost 5% in the half-hour before the company released fourth-quarter results, the company said Thursday it’s investigating a leak of the quarterly report, according to the Associated Press.  Disney’s fourth-quarter results showed…

Action Project from Sam Raimi — Based on a Japanese Anime Series — Picked up by Starz

An action project from Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert that’s based on a Japanese anime television series has been picked up by Starz, reports The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed blog.  The project, called "Noir," is a live-action remake of a…