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Producer On Belushi's Comedy Caught In Controversy

Bosses of JIM BELUSHI's comedy ACCORDING TO JIM have issued an apology, following a rant by the show's executive producer about minority hiring. WARREN BELL, reacting to remarks he claims were made by executives...

Cohn Speaks Of Carjack Horror

Singer/songwriter MARC COHN thought he was going to die when he was shot in the head in a bungled carjacking earlier this month (07AUG05). The Grammy-winning WALKING IN MEMPHIS singer, 46, was injured when...

Andrews Praises His 'Influential' Lost Character

LOST star NAVEEN ANDREWS is convinced his Iraqi character in the hit TV drama will become hugely influential in erasing negative Muslim stereotypes because he has already proved an audience favourite. The 36-year-old British...

Cowell Sued For 'Stealing Show Idea And Name'

SIMON COWELL and US network ABC are being sued by two TV hosts who claim the pop mogul stole the brand and concept of their reality show MILLION DOLLAR IDEA, for his new programme of...

The Rolling Stones Sign American Football Deal

THE ROLLING STONES will tackle the realm of American football, after signing a deal to create promos for the new season. The rockers have signed up with US TV network ABC and the National...

Marc Cohn Shot

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter MARC COHN was shot during an alleged carjacking attempt in Denver, Colorado, on Sunday night (07AUG05). Denver police say authorities were chasing a man, who was suspected of failing to pay at...

Celebrated Newsreader Jennings Dies

American news presenter PETER JENNINGS died on Sunday (07AUG05) at his New York home following a battle with lung cancer. He was 67. The veteran journalist shot to fame in 1964, when he started...

Globe Bosses Desperate For Viewers Move Awards

LATEST: Golden Globe bosses have moved next year's (JAN06) award ceremony from its longterm Sunday date to Monday in order to avoid competition from the new series of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. US TV network NBC...

Winfrey Brings Morrison To Small Screen

OPRAH WINFREY is planning to turn TONI MORRISON's 1998 best-selling novel PARADISE into a television mini-series. The US talk show queen and her company Harpo Films are currently in negotiations with American television network...

Eva Comes Clean About Romance To Quell Rumours

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star EVA LONGORIA has gone public about her romance with basketball star TONY PARKER because she's sick of media speculation. Parker is one of many men romantically linked to the sexy Latina...

Tv Bosses Plan Fresh Desperate Housewives Marketing

Television bosses at US network ABC are planning to reprise their famous advertising campaign to promote the second series of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, but with a new slogan. To grab attention for the award-winning drama...

Golden Globes To Dodge Desperate Housewives Competition

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES is proving to be such a huge hit in the US, bosses of the Golden Globes are considering moving next year's (06) ceremony to another day to avoid competition. The comedy, which...

Knots Landing Slams Copycat Desperate Housewives

The former stars of KNOTS LANDING have hailed contemporary TV hit DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES as an inferior copy of their 1980s soap opera. At a reunion of the Knots Landing cast on Tuesday (19JUL05), stars...

Idol Judge Pitches New Reality Show To Abc

AMERICAN IDOL judge and British TV's X FACTOR creator SIMON COWELL has teamed up with UK millionaire PETER JONES to pitch a new reality show to US network bosses at ABC. The music producer's...

Gay Group Applauds Tv Bosses For Cancelling Controversial Show

Officials at America's The Gay + Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) have applauded TV bosses, who have axed a new reality show aimed at promoting diversity, understanding and acceptance. ABC TV chiefs have opted...

Tv Bosses Scrap 9/11 Miniseries

TV bosses at NBC/Universal have scrapped plans for a 9/11 miniseries because they fear there's too much competition from rival networks. RON HOWARD and BRIAN GRAZER were to produce the mega-budget harrowing drama about...

Numan Drives Cars To The Top Of New Wave Poll

GARY NUMAN's 1980 hit CARS has topped a new US poll of new wave tunes. As the genre makes a comeback with the likes of THE KILLERS, FRANZ FERDINAND and THE BRAVERY, US magazine...

Networks Snub Jackson Reality Show

LATEST: Plans by MICHAEL JACKSON's family to air a reality TV show have hit a stumbling block - US networks have rejected it. According to the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, as the jury was still deliberating...

Hatcher's Bikini Ban

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star TERI HATCHER has vowed never to wear a bikini in public. The brunette actress, who plays single mother SUSAN MAYER in the hit ABC show, prefers to cover her stomach up...

Swank And Lowe Get Parental Practice With Parrots

HILARY SWANK and her husband CHAD LOWE are getting plenty of parental practice before having a child of their own - by looking after a pair of parrots. The couple, who live in New...

Hatcher: 'I Cried After Vanity Fair Photo Shoot'

TERI HATCHER went home and cried after the DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES' infamous photo shoot for the May (05) issue of VANITY FAIR magazine. In April (05), writer NED ZEMAN claimed there was a disagreement over...

Culp Bet On Housewives Death

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star STEVEN CULP was so convinced his character REX VAN DE KAMP was going to die at the end of the show's first season, he placed bets with his male castmembers. The...

Dougray Lands Moses Role In Tv Ten Commandments

LATEST: Scottish actor DOUGRAY SCOTT will recreate CHARLTON HESTON's biblical MOSES in a TV miniseries remake of epic THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. The ABC two-parter will also feature British actor NAVEEN ANDREWS, MIA MAESTRO and...

Hatcher's Nipples Cost Tv Bosses Thousands

Actress TERI HATCHER has recently discovered that bosses of her hit TV show DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES have spent thousands of dollars editing her protruding nipples out of scenes. Several months ago, the brunette beauty was...

Longoria In The Dark Over Housewives Storylines

Latina beauty EVA LONGORIA is in the dark over the forthcoming storylines for DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, because producers censor her scripts. The stunning actress, 30, would love to know if PAUL YOUNG is arrested for...

Geena Davis Returns To Tv - As President

THELMA + LOUISE star GEENA DAVIS is heading back to TV in America - to play the US President. The actress, whose eponymous 2000 show lasted just one season, will team up with DONALD...

Ritter's Swansong Show Axed

TV bosses at US network ABC have cancelled sitcom 8 SIMPLE RULES two years after the shock death of the show's star JOHN RITTER. Funnyman Ritter, 55, was on the set of the family...

Longoria Shocked To Eclipse Jolie In Hot 100 List

Latina beauty EVA LONGORIA is shocked she's beaten ANGELINA JOLIE to top spot on this year's (05) MAXIM annual Hot 100 list. The DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star is still reeling from her newfound international fame...

Liza Sings At Miracle Man's Wedding

LIZA MINNELLI stunned cancer survivor KYLE GARRETT when she performed at his miracle TV wedding recently. Garrett, whose heart was so damaged by chemotherapy he was told he wouldn't live past Christmas (04),...

Nick + Jessica Off On Tour

JESSICA SIMPSON and NICK LACHEY have further rubbished reports their marriage is in trouble by filming a third TV special. The reality TV couple, who have filmed two SONNY + CHER-type specials for American...

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