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Apprentice Arrested
SPTimes.com reports: Scolded on national television about his "anger mismanagement" problems, NBC's The Apprentice contestant Chris Shelton lost his cool off camera in Tampa early Sunday and was arrested and accused of disorderly conduct, authorities said. 

The 22-year-old Nevada real estate investor is among the six remaining contestants of the original 18 competing on the show for a job with Donald Trump. 

Shelton was arrested about 3:25 a.m. at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at 5223 Orient Road. He posted $250 bail less than eight hours later and was released, according to jail records. Shelton could not be reached for comment. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lego Star Wars
Coming Soon! reports: The final chapter of Star Wars is almost here, and Lucasfilm and The LEGO Company have joined forces to create a must-see TV event - LEGO Star Wars: Revenge of the Brick! 

Good and evil clash, imagination explodes, and creativity saves the day when the heroic Jedi Knights battle the villainous Sith for control of the galaxy in this all-new computer animated mini-movie.[see full story for more including broadcast listing]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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The End of the World Begins Wed
antiTainment reports: If you have tuned in to any program on NBC over the past weeks, you would be hard pressed to not have seen the end of the world coming in the form of "Revelations," a six-part mini series that premiers at 9 p.m. Wednesday. If you want to learn more or just dying to answer the silly poll question "What will bring about the end of the world?" (options Spiritual Imbalance, Natural Disasters, Man-made Holocaust, NBC goes commercial free) then click the full story link for all the hype. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Soap Beats Royals
New Kerala reports: More Britons tuned in to the marriage of Ken and Deirdre on British soap opera "Coronation Street" than Charles and Camilla's big day, broadcasters say. 

Some 12.1 million viewers watched veteran characters Ken Barlow and Deirdre Rachid tie the knot Friday night, ITV1 reported. By contrast, the audience for the blessing of Prince Charles' and Camilla Parker-Bowles' marriage on Saturday was just 7.3 million, the channel said, citing combined ITV1 and BBC figures. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mars Lives On
Hollywood Reporter reports: There's no mystery about it: UPN has given a vote of confidence to its buzzworthy but ratings-challenged freshman drama "Veronica Mars" by handing the Warner Bros. TV series an early renewal for a second season. 

....For UPN, gambling on a sophomore year of "Veronica Mars" was an easy call, network president Dawn Ostroff said. The Tuesday 9 p.m. drama starring Kristen Bell generated significant affection from critics and pop culture chatter, especially for Bell. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Wingwoman 90210
Hollywood Reporter reports: She's played a Beverly Hills brat and a beautiful witch. Now Shannen Doherty is in final negotiations to assume the title role of a matchmaker in UPN's comedy pilot "Wingwoman." 

The show in development centers on a single woman (Doherty) who helps her male clients find their soulmates. [think Miss Match with a brown hair] [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ronney Testifies
AP reports: Leading a parade of celebrity witnesses who claimed they were stiffed by a speakers bureau, Andy Rooney began his testimony Monday by questioning the wording of the oath to tell the truth. The CBS newsman later got a lecture from the judge for trying to interrogate a lawyer while on the witness stand. 

"No, no, no, Mr. Rooney," said federal Judge Colleen McMahon, her head in her hands. "The first rule is the witness never gets to ask any questions ... even if he's a journalist." 

Rooney was the first witness in the fraud trial of Alan Walker, 67, who ran the Program Corp. of America, a firm that matched speakers with events. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Xbox Previews on MTV
AP reports: Microsoft Corp. will offer video game fans a first peek at the new version of its Xbox game console during a half-hour MTV broadcast, part of a marketing deal. 

The software maker will preview the new game system in worldwide broadcasts on May 12 and May 13, on various MTV channels. 

During the broadcast, Microsoft also plans to show off new enhancements planned for its Xbox Live online video game service. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Miss USA
AP reports: Miss North Carolina, a 21-year-old brunette who says she sees a lot of herself in Oprah Winfrey, was crowned Miss USA at the 54th annual pageant Monday night. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Swank Charades
Reuters reports: The AMC cable network said Monday that it has given the go-ahead for production of a new star-studded game show, "Celebrity Charades," the brainchild of Hollywood couple Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe. 

Celebrities slated to participate on the show so far include Bebe Neuwirth, Hank Azaria, Ana Gasteyer, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rosie Perez, Peter Bogdanovich and fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Japan Lead TV
AP reports: The average level of television consumption increased on nearly every continent last year, but a new study has found that Japanese viewers watch more TV than anybody. 

The newly released report from Eurodata TV Worldwide, the focus of a panel discussion at the MIPTV convention in Cannes, also found Americans' daily dose of TV climbed by three minutes last year to an average of four hours and 28 minutes -- nearly 90 minutes above the world average. 

The Japanese watched the most television last year, clocking in a daily average of five hours. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Digital Cinema
Reuters reports: Marking a big step forward in the rollout of digital cinema, Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros. Pictures and Sony Pictures have teamed up with Thomson's Technicolor Digital Cinema unit to guide their transition away from celluloid film. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Liotta's Love & Football
Reuters reports: Ray Liotta, the ghost of Shoeless Joe Jackson in baseball fantasy "Field of Dreams," will star as an unfaithful husband trying to repair his broken marriage in an upcoming film comedy about love and football. 

Rachel Blanchard, Glenne Headly and Shaun Sipos also have been cast in the indie film "Comeback Season," to be written and directed by Bruce McCulloch ("Stealing Harvard," "Superstar.") [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Chan Merch Crazy
AP reports: His fans own copies of "Rush Hour" and "Shanghai Noon," but now kung fu movie star Jackie Chan wants them to wear his T-shirts, sleep on a bed he designed and shop at his supermarket. 

One of the world's most famous Chinese celebrities hopes to parlay movie superstardom into a merchandising and retail empire that encompasses everything from clothing to cookies. 

The action star's expanding business portfolio includes a clothing label, "Jackie's Kitchen" restaurants, a sushi eatery chain, "Jackie Chan signature club" gyms and most recently, a line of chocolates and nutritional oatcakes. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kingdom of Heaven Preview
antiTainment reports: There is a new behinds the scenes clip of 'Kingdow of Heaven' that features Orlando Bloom talking about his character and the making of the movie. 

KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is an epic adventure about a common man who finds himself thrust into a decades-long war. A stranger in a strange land, he serves a doomed king, falls in love with an exotic and forbidden queen, and rises to knighthood. Ultimately, he must protect the people of Jerusalem from overwhelming forces - while striving to keep a fragilepeace. From Ridley Scott, the master of the modern epic.[see full story for Orlando Bloom's Behind the scenes video clip]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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