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SUPER NEWS!

Warner Bros.' troubled Superman film is once again taking off. According to Variety, Charlie's Angels helmer McG is being eyed to direct the new installment, which could go into production later this year. Roswell's Jason Behr and Gilmore Girls' Jared Padalecki are said to be under consideration to play the Man of Steel. read more

COCO WAS ALREADY TAKEN

Madonna reveals on Friday's 20/20 that she has adopted the ancient Hebrew name Esther. The 45-year-old diva will use the new moniker in her religious life and stick with Madonna when she wants to sell stuff. But after age 70, it'll be Esther round the clock. read more

YOU GO GIRL'S

UPN has picked up the Jenny McCarthy comedy The Bad Girl's Guide for midseason. The show, based on Cameron Tuttle's book The Bad Girl's Guide to Getting What You Want, revolves around McCarthy and two female pals who live life to the fullest with no excuses. read more

SUPER NEWS!

Warner Bros.' troubled Superman film is once again taking off. According to Variety, Charlie's Angels helmer McG is being eyed to direct the new installment, which could go into production later this year. Roswell's Jason Behr and Gilmore Girls' Jared Padalecki are said to be under consideration to play the Man of Steel. read more

STILL MIA

Sean "P. Diddy" Combs missed yet another performance of Broadway's A Raisin in the Sun Tuesday, reportedly ailing from food poisoning. He's been out of commission since Saturday. read more

BLOODY HELL

Britain's Big Brother was taken off the air Thursday after a riot broke out in the flat. The housemates reportedly threatened to kill each other and had to be dragged apart by security guards. This would have never happened on Julie Chen's watch. read more

REVOLVER SHOOTS, SCORES

Contraband, the debut CD from rock supergroup Velvet Revolver, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's album chart with sales of 256,000 copies. Usher fell to second with 171,000 copies sold. read more

IN RELATED NEWS...

Whatsherface kicked off the New York leg of her Re-Invention Tour last night and TV Guide Online snagged this exclusive interview with audience member Rita Clavin. TVGO: So, how was the concert? Rita: It was fabulous! TVGO: What did she open with? Rita: Um, er... TVGO: What did she close with? Rita: Um... I'm don't remember any of the song stuff because I was focusing on all of the visuals. TVGO: That's unfortunate. How'd you get your tickets? Rita: From a very generous co-worker who gave them to me at cost. TVGO: Does this person have a name? Rita: Michael Ausiello. TVGO: That funny columnist? Rita: Yeah, that's him! read more

THEM'S FIGHTIN' WORDS

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest reportedly told a Singapore newspaper that judge Simon Cowell is "arrogant," "pompous" and says things that are "too harsh." And if you thought that was shocking, he went on to say that the sky is blue and the Earth is round. read more

STORK REPORT

King of Queens star Leah Remini gave birth to a little princess, Sofia Bella, on Wednesday, Entertainment Tonight reports. This is the first child for Remini and hubby Angelo Pagan. read more

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