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Nazi Pope Backlash
Reuters reports: France's media council has sharply reprimanded a private television channel for satirizing Pope Benedict as "Adolf II" and saying he blessed Catholics "in the name of the Father, the Son and the Third Reich." 

The Superior Audiovisual Council (CSA) warned Canal Plus that it faced stiff monetary fines if it again violated a rule to "respect the different political, cultural and religious sensitivities of the public," a CSA spokesman said on Wednesday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Benifer Baby
Contact Music reports: The creator of TV show ALIAS, JJ ABRAMS, has inadvertently let it slip that his star JENNIFER GARNER is indeed pregnant. 

The actress and her fiance BEN AFFLECK have been keeping quiet about the baby news, but Abrams is happy to talk about what he'll be doing to make sure pregnant Garner is as comfortable as possible on the set of his hit drama. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Chappelle On Hold
New York Times reports: Amid press reports that the popular comedian Dave Chappelle is in a mental health center in South Africa, executives at Comedy Central are saying that, for the moment, it is time for the network to move on. 

"We're now approaching life and the year as if the Dave Chappelle show doesn't exist, because it doesn't," said Doug Herzog, president of Comedy Central. "We don't know what to plan for, so we're not planning for it. I keep on telling my guys that we're now the San Francisco Giants, and Barry Bonds, our clean-up hitter, is not available." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Paris Burger
AP reports: Paris Hilton likes her burgers spicy. The hotel heiress, actress, jewelry designer and entrepreneur will star in a television commercial next week in which she will slap suds on the side of a Bentley automobile and chomp on a thick burger while clad in a skimpy black bathing suit. The ad for the fast-food chain Carl's Jr. will feature Hilton's signature tag line, which doubles as a reference to the barbecue sauce and jalapenos-pepper laden sandwich "that's hot." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Corey Clark Lands Deal
Contact Music reports: AMERICAN IDOL reject COREY CLARK's recent allegations he bedded the show's judge PAULA ABDUL have paid off for him - he's landed a big album deal with hip-hop mogul SCOTT STORCH. 

Clark, who was kicked off the second season of the show for not revealing details of his criminal past to producers, claimed he enjoyed a fling with Abdul while he was a contestant on the show. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bridget Jones Marries
E! reports: Renée Zellweger is a singleton no more. 

After a whirlwind four-month courtship, the erstwhile Bridget Jones' Diary spinster was hitched to country star Kenny Chesney Monday in the Virgin Islands, her publicist confirmed to E! [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Star Wars Scalping
AP reports: From San Francisco to New York on Thursday, hundreds of "Star Wars" fanatics turned out in 10 cities and paid up to $500 apiece to attend the premiere of the final film in the series, "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cobain Movie
AP reports: Gus Van Sant's new movie is a fictional reflection on how Nirvana rocker Kurt Cobain might have spent the days before his 1994 suicide: Watching television, wandering through his mansion, hiding from everyone who tries to help.

The impressionistic "Last Days" is competing for the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival two years after Van Sant won the honor with "Elephant," loosely based on the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Greenlight Redlighted
E! reports: Chris Moore, who masterminded the Bravo reality show with pals Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, said Friday that the movie-making documentary series has likely aired its final episode. 

The synergistic Greenlight finds neophyte directors and screenwriters via an Internet contest and shoots them as they try to make a movie for a TV reality show. The film is then released theatrically once the season ends. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Piracy Victory
Reuters reports: A federal appeals court has dealt the entertainment industry a blow by tossing out the Federal Communications Commission's "broadcast flag" regulation designed to guard against piracy once the nation's broadcast TV stations convert to digital in the coming years.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Moses TV
Reuters reports: An international cast led by Scottish actor Dougray Scott, Egyptian veteran Omar Sharif and "Lost" co-star Naveen Andrews has signed up for "The Ten Commandments," ABC's ambitious miniseries about Moses. 

Production is slated to begin May 23 in Ouarzazate, Morocco. The premiere of the two-part, four-hour epic is targeted for next season. The budget is estimated at more than $20 million. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jury Still Out
Reuters reports: NBC insists it has yet to render a final verdict on the future of its highly touted "Law & Order: Trial By Jury," but Hollywood's leading show business papers reported on Friday the struggling show appears headed for the slammer. 

The fourth, and least watched, edition of the venerable "Law & Order" franchise from producer Dick Wolf has lagged in viewership numbers since its mid-season premiere in March. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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No More Miller Time 
AP reports: CNBC is canceling comic Dennis Miller's low-rated political talk show after less than 16 months. 

Miller's prime-time program, featuring a mixture of comedy, interviews and his conservative political opinion, was seen by an average of 168,000 viewers since its January 2004 launch, according to Nielsen Media Research. 

His show, seen at 9 p.m. EDT, will be replaced by a rerun of "Mad Money with Jim Cramer," three hours after its original airing. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Apprentice For Kids
AP reports: Guess you're never too young to say "you're fired." Bill Rancic, the first season winner of NBC's "The Apprentice," is writing a children's advice book titled, "Beyond the Lemonade Stand: Starting Small to Make It Big," to be published by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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