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FREEZE FRAMED?

Cameron Diaz has filed a lawsuit to try and block the release of photos taken of her at a private modeling session more than a decade ago. The Charlie's Angels star claims she never gave photographer John Rutter permission to make the pics public. There's no word on how revealing the photos are, but it's safe to say breasts are exposed. read more

WHERE THE &$#* WAS HE?

A bad case of laryngitis allegedly forced Ozzy Osbourne to bow out of Saturday's Ozzfest in Auburn, Wash. I say "allegedly" because I don't believe it for a second. read more

Amazing Race's Misbehavin' Models

Which team was most likely to suffer a Flo and Zach-style breakdown in the early legs of The Amazing Race 4? That'd be Tian and Jaree. The two Miami models were at each other's throats from the start, and that animosity continued until they arrived in India, where they suddenly turned best friends again. But their reunion was too little, too late; although a fifth-place finish was in their grasp, they were ultimately beaten out by their pals, Chip and Reichen.


TV Guide Online: Your elimination couldn't have come at a worse time. After spending the first half of the race squabbling, it seemed like you two were finally starting to get along.
Tian:
It's not like we finally came together at that point, though. They showed the 1 percent of the time we were fighting, but not the other 99 percent where we were talking and braiding each other's hair.
Jaree: It's all e read more

SHE'S A LIFE-SAVER

The rate of people getting screened for colon cancer has jumped 20 percent since Katie Couric underwent the procedure on the Today show three years ago, a new study shows. In related news, the number of people getting buzz cuts has dropped 20 percent since Matt Lauer revealed his new shorter 'do on air last year. read more

FAMILY MATTERS

PBS has ordered 13 new episodes of American Family, broadcast TV's first Hispanic drama. The new episodes will begin airing in April. read more

SIGN OF THE TIMES

The embattled New York Times has named former managing editor Bill Keller as its new executive editor. (That finally puts to rest those pesky rumors that former US Weekly bigwig Bonnie Fuller was in line for the top job.) Keller replaces Howell Raines, who took the fall for the whole Jayson Blair saga. read more

PARTY TIME

ABC has placed a midseason order for a drama series from the creators of Party of Five, the network announced Monday at the Television Critics Assoc. press tour in Hollywood. Set in a building on New York's Upper West Side, the show focuses on the lives of its rich residents through the eyes of their nannies, assistants and housekeepers. For a minute-by-minute recap of ABC's first of two TCA days, click here. read more

RUSH TO JUDGEMENT

Rush Limbaugh is joining ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown as the "voice of the fan." Starting in September, the 52-year-old conservative radio host will deliver a weekly opinion piece at the top of the two-hour show. "I think football is a lot like life," he says. "[And] I know life pretty well." I give this experiment a week. read more

Roseanne, Ripa Make ABC's Day


With the WB portion of the Television Critics Assoc. press tour behind me, I was ready to tackle Day Two — ABC. Unfortunately, I couldn't get too excited about the sessions on tap: Threat Matrix? Yawn. 10-8? 4getaboutit. Luckily, Kelly Ripa and Roseanne Barr were slated to appear to promote their new shows, so the day held some promise. Up first: The dreaded executive session. This should be brief, I think to myself. After all, what the heck does ABC have to talk about?

9:02 am ABC chairman Lloyd Braun tries to convince us that network TV isn't in dire straits by rattling off a series of boring statistics.

9:12 am I can't believe my eyes. Someone in the audience is actually paying attention — and ta read more

HE'S GOT GAME

Former X-Files alien hunter (and upcoming Sex and the City guest star) David Duchovny has signed on to contribute his voice and likeness to XIII, a new video game from Ubi Soft Entertainment. He joins a cast that includes erstwhile Batman Adam West and rapper Eve. read more

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