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PETA Names Oprah Its "Person of the Year"

Oprah Winfrey

Continuing her way toward total world domination, talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey has been named "Person of the Year" by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Winfrey was selected for using her talk show to bring light to issues important to the Norfolk, Va.-based animal rights group's mission, with episodes that have, for example, focused on ... read more

HBO and Harpo Films Enter Multi-Year Relationship

Oprah Winfrey

HBO announced Tuesday that the cable network had signed an exclusive multi-year deal with Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Films to develop and produce scripted television programming.

Though there was no acknowledgment of any projects in the works, future endeavors will potentially include miniseries, movies, documentaries and series. Kate Forte, Harpo Films' president, said ... read more

Halle Berry, Tyler Perry to Host 40th NAACP Image Awards

Halle Berry, Tyler Perry

Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry and director/writer/actor Tyler Perry have been selected to host the 40th NAACP Image Awards in February.

Berry, who won an Academy Award for her role in Monster's Ball, and Perry, whose credits include Diary of a Mad Black Woman and TBS' House of Payne, are both former Image Award winners.

The ceremony ... read more

Jennifer Lopez Moves on to Plan B

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez is looking to get back into the romantic comedy game.

The singer/actress has signed on to star in CBS Films' Plan B, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film, written by Kate Angelo, follows a single woman who conceives twins through her backup plan of artificial insemination, only to meet the man of her dreams on the very same day.

Though no male lead or director has yet to be attached to the project, production is scheduled to begin in the spring. CBS Films' Amy Baer said the studio chose Lopez because ... read more

Peter Falk Has Alzheimer's, Claims Daughter

Peter Falk

According to a document filed by Peter Falk's daughter, the Columbo star and four-time Emmy winner is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Catherine Falk filed a petition Friday in a Los Angeles Superior Court, seeking approval for a conservatorship of her 81-year-old father, according to The Associated Press. The documents claim Falk no longer recognizes people and now requires constant care in his Beverly Hills home following a recent hip surgery.

A hearing has been scheduled ... read more

Fox Reality Channel Married to the Idea of Househusbands

Jillian Barberie and Grant Reynolds

Look out housewives, Real and Desperate alike — the boys are back in town.

Fox Reality Channel has ordered nine hour-long episodes of Househusbands of Hollywood, a gender-reversing take on the trophy-spouse genre, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show will follow several stay-at-home spouses of successful L.A. women.

Among the Househusbands to be featured are ... read more

House's Olivia Wilde Signs on for Tron Sequel

Olivia Wilde

Get ready to go back into your computers.

House's Olivia Wilde has been tapped to star in Tr2n, a sequel to Disney's 1982 cult classic Tron, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The original starred Jeff Bridges as a hacker who is abducted into the world of a computer and forced to participate in a series of special-effects-aided gladiator games. Details are few, but Bridges will reprise his role in the sequel.

In the new film ... read more

Dennis Quaid and Wife Settle Babies' Overdose for $750,000

Dennis Quaid

Actor Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberly have reached a $750,000 settlement agreement with Cedars-Siani Medical Center for the accidental overdose of Quaid's newborn twins in 2007.

The agreement, which is pending the approval of a Los Angeles judge, ends the lawsuit filed by Quaid after twins Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace were accidentally given an overdose of blood thinner Heparin in November 2007, two weeks after they were born via gestational carrier. The children ... read more

Laurence Fishburne Inks First-Look Deal with CBS

Laurence Fishburne

After becoming the newest cast member of CBS' biggest hit show, Laurence Fishburne seems to want to settle down with the network.

The recently introduced CSI star has signed a first-look deal with CBS Paramount Network TV to develop new small-screen projects, Variety reports. As outlined in the pact, Fishburne ... read more

Jay Leno Won't Be Visiting Late Show... for Now

Jay Leno, David Letterman

Though many details about Jay Leno's new prime-time talk show remain fuzzy, one thing is clear: Leno won't be making an appearance David Letterman's show anytime soon.

Letterman hinted to Rolling Stone in September that he'd perhaps like to have Leno on his show the first night that NBC's late-night king was out of a job. But Leno tells the New York Times he will not be making a trip to New York on June 1 out of respect for his Tonight Show replacement, Conan O'Brien.

"It would look like ... read more

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