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2012 January 19 — TV Tattle

Thursday, January 19, 2012

January 19, 2012

Charlie Sheen's co-star contenders include Julie Benz and Selma Blair
Both are up for the female lead in "Anger Management."


Daniel Radcliffe to guest-host "Live"

He'll sit with Kelly Ripa on Jan. 31.


Simon Cowell: 2011 gave me "a big wake-up call"

"I got a bit too cocky," he says of his troubles with the American and British versions of "The X Factor," as well as "Britain's Got Talent."


"Three's Company" stars make up after 30 years of bad blood

Suzanne Somers recently made up with Joyce DeWitt.


Volkswagen teases its Super Bowl ad: "Star Wars"-barking dogs

It's a follow-up to last year's "Star Wars"-themed ad.


How "The Big Bang Theory" came up with the 100th episode twist

Producers wanted to bring the show full circle. PLUS: Simon Helberg guests on "Kick Buttowski.


"30 Rock" sends up Tracy Morgan's gay insults

Instead of apologizing to GLAAD, Tracy Jordan said sorry to Glad — the plastic bag company.


"Survivor" Ethan Zohn is responding well to cancer treatment

His tumors are reducing after his third round of chemo.


History channel paying $3.5M for a "Swamp People" ad during Super Bowl

It's rare that a "third-party" cable channel would advertise during the Super Bowl, but NBC Universal owns 15% of History's parent.


"Divorce Court" and "Judge Alex" renewed

They'll be around through 2014.


Is "Archer" the funniest/filthiest cartoon in primetime?

According to FX boss John Landgraf, "This show is what we strive for — intelligent and sophisticated mixed with really silly fun." PLUS: Judy Greer talks "Archer."

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January 19, 2012

HBO delays "Treme's" return till the fall
Season 3 has been pushed back. Previous seasons premiered in April.


"Intervention" star is San Francisco's first homicide victim of 2012

Joseph Minozzi, 30, appeared on the 10th season of the A&E reality show. He was found early this morning on the streets of San Francisco, and was taken to the hospital, where he died an hour later.


Check out Rachel Berry and her 2 "Glee" dads

Brian Stokes Mitchell and Jeff Goldblum posed for a picture today with Lea Michele.


ESPN reporter "slams" Rob Lowe, jokes that "Parks and Rec" has been canceled

Meanwhile, one of Lowe's sons expressed embarrassment at Lowe's tweet about Peyton Manning, tweeting: "It's okay dad, Johnny and I still love you even if you did stir up the twittersphere… even on the blackout. #SOPA #Faceplam"


CBS orders Jerry Bruckheimer's mom state "Trooper" Drama

The procedural follows a mom who becomes a New York state trooper. PLUS: Fox orders a teen spy pilot.


Anne Heche will channel God on NBC's "Save Me"

She'll produce and star in the sitcom about a women thinks she is channeling God after an accident.

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January 19, 2012

Coldplay & Rihanna will perform together at the Grammys
Paul McCartney is also perform on Sunday.


Jimmy Fallon's "Late Night" will be in Indianapolis for Super Bowl week

Fallon will do shows the first week in Indy the first week of February in the run-up to the Super Bowl. PLUS: Fallon plays "What Can't Jimmy Do?" on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live."


"Grey's Anatomy's" Sarah Drew welcomes a son

Micah Emmanuel Lanfer was born on Wednesday evening.


Are divorced "Dexter" siblings back together?

Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter were reportedly spotted Tuesday night in a romantic setting.


"Idol" Season 11: Are producers cutting back on the sob stories?

There were only two sob-worthy stories on last night's premiere, which was unusual. PLUS: Phillip Phillips is already an internet sensation, some "Idol" fans have forgotten about Scotty McCreery, and is "Tent Girl" the "Occupy Contestant"?


Watch a mashup of nearly every Homer Simpson D'oh

From Seasons 1 through 20.


Khloe Kardashian slams rumor that O.J. Simpson is her dad

She wrote on Twitter: "Do the rumors ever stop? What is the recent obsession with all of this? What are they going to say next?"


"The Bachelor's" Brittney: Why I abruptly quit

"There was something that didn't feel right," she said today. "My heart wasn't in it."

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January 19, 2012

Priceline drops William Shatner from its ads, ending a 14-year run
"I'm in grief mode," says Shatner, whose final ad — where he's on a bus that explodes — airs Monday.


Michelle Obama to make her "Tonight Show" debut as First Lady

She'll appear with Jay Leno on Jan. 31.


What if "Breaking Bad's" Walter White & Jesse Pinkman had a son?

Check out their faces, combined.


"Revenge" brings on Courtney B. Vance

The "Law & Order: CI" vet will play Victoria's divorce attorney.


Watch Joel McHale on "Sesame Street"

Demonstrating the words "prickly."


Regis Philbin reunites with Kathie Lee

Reege stopped by the 4th hour of "Today" this morning to catch Kathie Lee up on his retirement.

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January 19, 2012

"Idol" ratings tumble dramatically from last year's season premiere
About 21.6 million tuned in for the launch of Season 11, the biggest decline in its history. PLUS: Tent girl has been arrested 6 times in the past seven years, mostly for alcohol-related offenses.


Report: Nigel Lythgoe is willing to help pay to keep Ryan Seacrest on "Idol"

Seacrest is "extremely important" to the show, Lythgoe has been telling people, according to TMZ. And he doubts "Idol" can work out without him.


"Modern Family's" toddler F-bomb: What was the big deal?

Baby Lily's F-bomb last night wasn't really all that unusual.


Oprah's bodyguards get in a fight in India

They reportedly scuffled with local journalists.


Letterman, "The Voice," "Modern Family" are up for GLAAD Media Awards

Also nominated are "Torchwood," "Shameless" and "Grey's Anatomy."


Jon Hamm gets animated

PBS' "Martha Speaks" will feature Hamm and his real-life girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt.


Introducing the cast of Bravo's "Shahs of Sunset"

It's the Persian "Jersey Shore" from Ryan Seacrest Productions.

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