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THE REAL DEAL

The Real World has patched up its differences with the City of Brotherly Love. One week after ditching Philadelphia amid a heated dispute with local labor unions, producers of MTV's long-running reality romp negotiated a deal Tuesday to base the show's 15th season there. That noise you hear is Delaware's big chance going up in smoke. read more

GET INTO THE GROOVE

Madonna will embark on a 14-city Re-Invention Tour beginning May 24 in Los Angeles. The tour — which will also include stops in New York City, London and Paris — will feature songs from her entire career, not just from that last CD that no one purchased. Smart move, Madge. read more

IDOL WORSHIPPED

With 26.7 million viewers, last Tuesday's performance edition of American Idol ranked as the most-watched show of the week. Wednesday's results Idol came in at No. 2 (22.9 million), followed by Survivor: All-Stars (19 million), The Apprentice's clip show (17.5 million) and 60 Minutes (16.2 million). read more

SOMEONE'S GONNA GET FIRED...

Burt Reynolds, who famously fired his agent for encouraging him to do Boogie Nights, has agreed to play a has-been coach who launches a volleyball team composed of strippers in a new indie flick titled Cloud Nine. Current Playboy covergirl Rachel Hunter costars. read more

ANY WITCH WAY

Recently departed NYPD Blue star Esai Morales has been cast in the CBS pilot Sudbury, which revolves around sisters with magical powers. And they say there are no original ideas in Hollywood. read more

SHORT CUTS

NBC has landed broadcast rights to Cold Mountain, one of 2003's most underrated films. The pic will make its Peacock debut in May 2006... Entertainment Tonight talking head Bob Goen and HGTV host Marianne Curan (Landscaper's Challenge) tied the knot Saturday evening in a private ceremony in Southern California. This is the second marriage for both. read more

ARETHA HOSPITALIZED

Aretha Franklin was hospitalized over the weekend in Detroit for an undisclosed ailment. A rep for the Queen of Soul offered no other details. Franklin turns 62 on Thursday. read more

EYE OF THE STORM

60 Minutes is taking a little heat for not disclosing on air its corporate ties to former White House terrorism official Richard Clarke's controversial new book Against All Enemies, which was the subject of a segment on Sunday's show. The book is published by CBS' sister company Simon & Schuster. "60 Minutes has interviewed authors from virtually all the book publishing companies over its 36 years and is beholden to none of them," a CBS rep says. "Publishers seek out 60 Minutes because it's television's No. 1 newsmagazine." read more

STRIKE A POSEY

Indie darling Parker Posey has nabbed a lead role in USA Network's Dean Koontz's Frankenstein pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If it's picked up, the series could debut in the fall. read more

BOAT TRIP

Paramount is developing a Love Boat movie that's being described as a "broadly comic reinvention" of the classic TV series, Variety reports. Well, that explains Captain Stubing's decision to bypass Acapulco and head straight to the Bermuda Triangle. Here's hoping he throws that annoying daughter of his overboard while he's there. read more

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