'Project Runway' Designer To Guest Star on 'Ugly Betty'

January 18th, 2007 10:33am EST
Ugly Betty
Fashion aficionado and design expert Tim Gunn (Project Runway and upcoming series "Tim Gunn's Guide to Style") will appear as a Fashion TV reporter covering the huge scandal that rocked the fashion world during Mode's runway show, on the hit Golden Globe-winning series, Ugly Betty.

The episodes, "I'm Coming Out" and "Brothers and Friends," air Thursdays, February 1 & 8 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET, both nights), respectively, on ABC.
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'Survivor' Gets Two More Editions in 2007-08

January 18th, 2007 10:28am EST
Survivor
CBS has ordered two more editions of Survivor to be broadcast during the 2007-2008 season. These will mark the 15th and 16th editions of television's longest running hit reality series.

Entering its 14th edition this spring, "Survivor" remains one of television's highest rated reality series. This fall, "Survivor: Cook Islands" won its Thursday (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) time period in viewers and key demographics every week against its toughest competition in several years.
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Rachel Weisz Replaces Angelina Jolie In 'Sin City 2'?

January 18th, 2007 9:27am EST
Rachel Weisz
Angelina Jolie has been replaced as the star of Sin City 2 by Rachel Weisz. Director Robert Rodriguez is said to be in talks with the British actress to play Dame to Kill For Ava Lord, after his first choice, Angelina, was unable to fit the project into her busy schedule.

The long-awaited sequel to the 2005 movie is rumored to start shooting in 2008. Jessica Alba, Clive Owen and Mickey Rourke are expected to reprise their roles as Nancy, Dwight and Marv.

The films - based on the graphic novel series by Frank Miller - are set in the dark underworld of Basin City and explore the vio...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 18

January 18th, 2007 3:00am EST
Winnie the Pooh
Happy Birthday to actress/singer Samantha Mumba (1983), guitarist Quinn Allman and vocalist Bert McCracken of The Used (1982), KoRn singer Jonathan Davis (1971), rapper DJ Quik (1970), "Law & Order" actor Jesse L. Martin (1969), WWE wrestler Batista (1966), late night comedian Dave Attell (1965), legendary Canadian hockey star Mark Messier (1961), "Open Range" star Kevin Costner (1955), Temptations singer David Ruffin (1941; d. 1991), actor Danny Kaye (1913; d. 1987), silver screen star Cary Grant (1904; d. 1986), comedic actor Oliver Hardy (1892; d. 1957), and "Winnie the Pooh" author A.A....
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Check Out The Pack's Video For "I'm Shinin," From Their New EP "Skateboards 2 Scrapers"

January 17th, 2007 3:34pm EST
The Pack
Complete with wall-to-wall 'slumpers' (hits) such as "Vans," “I’m Shinin’” and "Candy," Skateboards 2 Scrapers showcases the fierce, hypnotic flow of the four teen-aged emcees who perfectly play off each other with a nearly matching deep bass vocal assault and a unique group style - all delivered over The Pack's rich anthemic tracks courtesy of the crew's production wiz Young L.

Too $hort, who accurately describes the Bay Area's wild-party-fueled hip-hop "hyphy" phenomenon as "a first cousin to crunk music," discovered the super-talented young Berkeley group last summer on a trip back...
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Kevin Federline To Star in Nationwide Super Bowl Ad

January 17th, 2007 2:39pm EST
Kevin Federline
Nationwide will continue its award-winning "Life Comes at You Fast" advertising campaign with its second national Super Bowl ad, featuring Kevin Federline. Typical of other ads in the campaign, the spot opens with a situation that changes in a dramatic and unexpected way. Just as viewers believe they are seeing a Kevin Federline rap video, the ad takes a funny, surprise twist. Nationwide’s "Life Comes at You Fast" slogan is the punchline.

“The Life Comes at You Fast concept was created to remind people that they need to think about preparing for the future,” said Steven Schreibman, vic...
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David Alan Grier To Host NBC Comedy Series

January 17th, 2007 2:10pm EST
David Alan Grier
NBC has ordered six one-hour episodes of "Thank God You're Here," a new improvisational comedy series from the producers of American Idol. The show will be hosted by David Alan Grier and presided over by judge Dave Foley.

Each episode of "Thank God You're Here" showcases the improvisational skills of a group of fearless celebrities as they compete in a battle of wits and laughter to outdo each other's performance in various unexpected situations.

"This series is basically every adventurous performer's dream and we think the viewers can vicariously enjoy how they respond to their...
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'Rachael Ray' Is Renewed For Two More Years Through 2009-2010

January 17th, 2007 2:05pm EST
Rachel Ray
This season's highest-rated new syndicated show, Rachael Ray, is renewed through the 2009-2010 season. Rachael Ray premiered on September 18, 2006, as the highest-rated syndicated talk show debut since Dr. Phil in 2002.

Roger King, Chief Executive Officer of CBS Television Distribution, said: "As the only bona fide new syndicated hit of the season, we're pleased to renew Rachael Ray for two more seasons, King said. Its clear that Rachaels devoted fans are happy to welcome her into their living rooms every day, and the positive response from our affiliate stations has been tremendous. ...
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NBC Renews 'Office,' 'Earl,' 'Heroes' & 'SVU' For Full Season Of Episodes In 2007-08

January 17th, 2007 2:01pm EST
Heroes
NBC has ordered early full-season pickups for the 2007-08 season for four hit series -- the comedies The Office and My Name Is Earl, and dramas Heroes and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment.

"These four series represent some of the best of what we consider to be the 'NBC brand' of quality shows," said Reilly. "It is a pleasure to give them an early renewal to develop more stories for next year since we know they will remain both critical and commercial successes for a long time to come."
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Online Music Sales Doubled Last Year

January 17th, 2007 1:52pm EST
Beyonce
Record labels have become digitally literate companies, selling an estimated $2 billion worth of music online or through mobile phones in 2006 (trade revenues), almost doubling the market in the last year, according to The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) Digital Music Report 2007.

The report found:

* Digital music sales estimated to double to around $2 billion in 2006

* Single track downloads estimated up 89% at 795 million

* Available tracks double to 4 million, via 500 online services in over 40 countries worldwide

* Portable music players hel...
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