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Katherine Jackson Gets Custody of MJ's Kids

Deborah Rowe, Katherine Jackson

Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine, has drafted an agreement with Deborah Rowe that designates Jackson as the guardian of the pop legend's three children and allows Rowe visitation rights with the older two children.

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The agreement, which will be presented to a Los Angeles superior court for approval Aug. 3, allows Rowe to visit with the two older children, to whom she gave birth while married to Michael Jackson. The time and frequency of the visits will be determined by a child psychologist hired jointly by Katherine Jackson and Rowe.

Neither party sought ... read more

NBC Taps House Creator to Remake Rockford Files

James Garner, David Shore

NBC has turned to House creator David Shore to develop a remake of the 1970s cop drama The Rockford Files.

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The original series — which starred James Garner as Jim Rockford, an ex-convict private eye who worked cases out of his trailer in Malibu — ran for six years and put writer-producer Stephen J. Cannell on the map. Garner's performance also earned him an Emmy.

Shore, a fan of the original, understands ... read more

Turner Defends CNN's Ratings Reach, Promotes New TBS Talk Show

CNN's Wolf Blitzer

CNN may be losing ground in the battle for cable news ratings, but the network's cross-platform reach is second to none.

That was the message CNN president Jon Klein put forth Wednesday at Turner Broadcasting's three-hour panel during the Television Critics Association press tour, according to When factoring in broadband traffic, 117.2 million tune into CNN weekly via one platform or another, according to Nielsen.

When measured by the same criteria, MSNBC is CNN's closest competitor with 99.4 million users each week. Fox News ranks third in cross-platform reach with 98.2 million users, though it still dominates CNN among traditional TV ratings. Even so, Klein said his network ... read more

Big Brother 11 Episode Recap: July 28, 2009 (Veto Competition/Ceremony 3)

Big Brother 11, Michele

So we've come to the moment of truth: Will Jessie follow through on the house's plan to backdoor Ronnie the Rat or will Jessie do what's best for him and his muscles? Either way, Jessie's plan relies heavily on what happens during the veto ceremony. So who won the veto? Who made me laugh the loudest? And who is wearing... a banana suit!? Let's find out.

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Timothy Olyphant to Lay Down the Law for FX

Timothy Olyphant

FX has ordered 13 episodes of Lawman, a new drama starring Timothy Olyphant as a modern-day lawman with a 19th century attitude.

The show is based around U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, a character in the Elmore Leonard short story "Fire in the Hole." The show was developed by ... read more

Authorities Search Vegas Home and Office of Jackson's Doctor

Michael Jackson

Authorities searched the Las Vegas home and medical office of Michael Jackson's personal physician Tuesday as part of their investigation into the pop legend's death.

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Los Angeles police and federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents entered the home of Dr. Conrad Murray searching for documents, according to The Associated Press. A similar team searched Global Cardiovascular Associates Inc., Murray's medical offices.

Michael Flanagan, assistant special agent in charge of the Las Vegas DEA office, told the AP he couldn't comment on what documents the agents were seeking. Flanagan told the Las Vegas Sun that the warrant was sealed but pertains to Jackson's death.

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Gabrielle Union Joins the Cast of FlashForward

Gabrielle Union

What's in Gabrielle Union's future? A role on ABC's new drama FlashForward.

Union will play Zoey, a criminal defense attorney who ... read more

Jon Hamm Moves Into Ben Affleck's Town

Jon Hamm

Mad Men star Jon Hamm has signed on to co-star with Ben Affleck in the crime thriller The Town.

Hamm will play an FBI agent on the heels of a bank robber (Affleck) who is considering going straight after falling in love with a bank teller (Rebecca Hall), according to the Hollywood Reporter. Despite their romance, the teller ... read more

Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5 — DVD Review

Battlestar Galactica 4.5

Though many Battlestar Galactica fans were divided on the final season of the critically acclaimed sci-fi series, there's no debating the awesomeness of this set.

Although we're no fan of cleaving seasons into two separate releases, this final piece of the puzzle and its more than 13 hours of bonus content will wow any fan. The final nine episodes tackle ... read more

Big Brother 11 Episode Recap: July 26, 2009 (Nomination 3)


With Laura gone and the house (seemingly) united against Ronnie, would new Head of Household Jessie, as Casey said, "send the rat packing"? On the way toward finding out, a little jealousy cropped up among the Jessie-Natalie-Lydia love triangle, another "Have or Have-Not" competition was held and Jordan proved she's always good for a laugh. How did it all go down? Let's find out.

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