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Skins' Ratings Plummet, Oprah Soars

Skins

Did the Parents Television Council uproar topple Skins?

MTV's racy teen drama drew 1.6 million viewers in its second airing Monday — a staggering 52 percent drop in viewership from the 3.3 million viewers who tuned in for its debut a week before.

Skins creator on U.S. controversy: "Sometimes the truth can be painful"

The American remake of the U.K. hit, which features frank depictions of teen sex and drug use, drew controversy almost immediately after... read more

Troy Aikman and Wife Split After 10 Years

Rhonda Aikman, Troy Aikman

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman and his wife, Rhonda Aikman, have separated, The Dallas Morning News reports.

"This has been a difficult decision for Rhonda and me, but after 10 years of marriage we have decided to separate," Aikman told the newspaper. "We remain deeply committed to our children and respectfully ask that... read more

NBC Picks Up LA-Set Pilot From Traffic Writer

Stephen Gaghan

NBC has picked up a drama pilot from Traffic screenwriter Stephen Gaghan, Variety reports.

NBC orders Wonder Woman pilot from David E. Kelley

New NBC Programming Chief Bob Greenblatt has ordered a pilot for Gaghan's drama, S.I.L.A, aka Special Investigations L.A. Similar to the style of Traffic, the project looks at Los Angeles through... read more

ABC Orders Pan Am, Edgar Allan Poe Pilots

Pan Am

ABC greenlit four pilots Tuesday, including one following Pan Am pilots in the '60s and another re-imagining writer Edgar Allen Poe as a detective.

Pan Am is described as a prime time soap chronicling the adventures of stewardesses and pilots during the Jet Age of the late '50s and early '60s. Jack Orman (ER) wrote the pilot and will executive produce with Nancy Hult Ganis and Tommy Schlamme (The West Wing). Schlamme will direct the pilot.

NBC developing drama set in Playboy clubs

Following the critical and commercial success of... read more

OWN Sets Up Home Takeover

Simon Davies and Tomas Cederlund

The Oprah Winfrey Network is taking a page from ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and launching its own prime time home makeover series.

Home Takeover with Simon & Tomas will follow famed Scandinavian interior designers Simon Davies and Tomas Cederlund as they journey across America to transform décor-challenged homes into... read more

Video Exclusive: Ginnifer Goodwin Dives into SpongeBob SquarePants

Ginnifer Goodwin

Ginnifer Goodwin is taking a trip underwater for a guest spot on SpongeBob SquarePants' upcoming special "Legends of Bikini Bottom."

In the clip, the Big Love actress, 32, lends her voice to a teenage mermaid who steals from others through Bikini Bottom's version of the Bermuda Triangle.

Watch more videos from SpongeBob SquarePants

"Welcome to Bikini Bottom Triangle" is one of four new... read more

Steve Harvey Attacked by Ex-Wife in Series of YouTube Videos

Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey's ex-wife posted a series of YouTube videos over the weekend alleging that he cheated on her throughout their 10-year marriage and subsequently turning her family against her when they split.

In the three videos -- which run almost 25 minutes all together -- Mary Harvey discusses everything from their first meeting to his infidelity.

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She says she first discovered that her husband, currently the host of Family Feud, had been unfaithful around the time of their... read more

Skins Creator on U.S. Controversy: "Sometimes the Truth Can Be Painful"

Skins

Skins creator Brian Elsley spoke out for the first time Monday in response to the controversy surrounding the U.S. adaptation of the hit British drama. In short, he says the show is "a very serious attempt to get to the roots of young people's lives."

Parents Television Council calls for investigation into MTV's Skins

In a lengthy statement to MTV News, Elsley called Skins a "very simple and in fact rather old fashioned" series.

"It deals with relationships, parents, death, illness, mental health issues, the consequences of drug use and sexual activity," he writes. "It is just that these are characterized from the point of view of the many young people who write the show and has a very straightforward approach to their experiences; it tries to tell the truth. Sometimes that truth can be a little... read more

Grey's Alum Jeffrey Dean Morgan in Talks to Headline Starz's Magic City

Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is in final negotiations to star in Starz's new drama, Magic City, Deadline reports.

Magic City follows the mobsters, politicians and entertainments involved in establishing Miami's first big-name hotel, just as... read more

Zsa Zsa Gabor Returns Home After Amputation

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Zsa Zsa Gabor has returned home from the hospital, one week after her right leg was amputated, her husband told CNN.

The 93-year-old actress healed quickly after the amputation, her husband, Prince Frederic Von Anhalt said.

Zsa Zsa Gabor's leg amputated

John Blanchette, her publicist, told The Associated Press said doctors at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center were... read more

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