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Force With Star Wars Not With Pirates
antiTainment reports: The Force was with George Lucas on Thursday when Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith broke two records at the box office. The final installment of the Star Wars space opera brought in $50 million its first day in theatres, breaking the record for the biggest opening day as well as the single day gross record. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kylie Surgery Successful
antiTainment reports: Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue is recording from breast cancer surgery. The singer's surgeon was optimistic on Friday about the results of the surgery. "I feel confident that we caught the cancer in time, that she's now on the road to complete recovery," Dr Jenny Senior said. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Super Sue Me
Reuters reports: A company that gave office space to "Super Size Me" director Morgan Spurlock in return for a share in the company that made the hit film about eating fast food is suing him for $40 million.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Exorcist Resurrected
AP reports: When your movie is shelved and you're fired, even the people closest to you assume your film was wretched. So Paul Schrader just wanted it seen. 

Now his "Dominion Prequel to the Exorcist" is finally coming out the same weekend as the hotly anticipated "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith."

It was deemed too cerebral and scare-free by the production company, Morgan Creek, which brought in Renny Harlin to do some reshoots. By the time Harlin was done, he had remade the movie, and Schrader's finished product was put in the can to stay. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Gilligan's Surgery
AP reports: Bob Denver, star of the 1960s television show "Gilligan's Island," is recuperating from quadruple heart bypass surgery, his agent said Wednesday. 

Denver, 70, had the surgery recently after a checkup revealed problems, said his Los Angeles-based agent [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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God Couldn't Save Joan
AP reports: Amber Tamblyn is philosophical about the cancellation of her CBS series "Joan of Arcadia." "I loved it for what it was and it's gone and that's sad, but that's the way it goes," said the 22-year-old actress, who portrayed a teen who performed godly chores for those revealing themselves as God.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Everybody's Sick of Ramond
AP reports: Everybody loved Raymond but don't look for Ray Romano to star in another network sitcom. "You know, I think I've done that," Romano said in an interview with Fox News Channel's Alan Colmes that aired Wednesday and Thursday. "As far as network sitcoms go, that's my legacy. So I don't want to touch that."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fred Flintstone RIP
AP reports: Henry Corden, the voice of cartoon caveman Fred Flintstone's "Yabba-dabba-doo!" for more than two decades, has died. He was 85. 

Corden died of emphysema Thursday night at AMI Encino Hospital, his longtime agent Don Pitts said Friday. Corden's wife of nine years, Angelina, was with him at the time. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Wild On Tara Reid
AP reports: "Wild On!" is back, and Tara Reid has signed on as host. The travel series will debut its new season in August, E! Entertainment Television said Friday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Opie & Anthony Strike Again
Newsday reports: A WCBS/2 reporter was fired Thursday after he used an obscenity on live television while delivering a report on MetroCard swiping as he was harassed by people behind.

Arthur Chi'en made the remarks shortly after 6 a.m. as he stood at the 57th Street station in midtown and two passersby stood behind him, holding up a sign for the Opie & Anthony satellite radio show.

The larger of the two men made an obscene gesture. Chi'en stayed composed for several seconds as they appeared to taunt him, but then the reporter asked them what they were doing, using an obscenity.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Motley Wine
SFGate reports: Motley Crue front man Vince Neil is getting into a new kind of spirit.

Neil, lead singer for the heavy metal band, announced Friday he has joined a winemaking venture called Vince Vineyards. He plans to start with 500 cases of 2003 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon and 250 cases of 2003 Sonoma Chardonnay. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fox Goes S*itcom Crazy
Mercury News reports: The Fox network is going to be downright contrary this fall.

While other networks are stepping away from the half-hour sitcom, Fox has announced an autumn schedule that embraces it with nine returning comedies and two new ones. In addition, the network -- once home of ``The X-Files'' -- is staying away from the supernatural genre that, after the success of ABC's ``Lost'' this season, will pop up all over the other networks' lineups come September. And, in something of a rejection of its recent past, Fox doesn't have a single reality show on its schedule until ``American Idol'' returns in January. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Apprentice Girl Power
AP reports: Real estate mogul-turned reality TV star Donald Trump chose one of his own kind on Thursday, picking a real estate entrepreneur as his first female apprentice during the finale of the NBC television show "The Apprentice."

Kendra Todd, 26, from Boynton Beach, Florida, prevailed in the derby for a six-figure-salary job in the Trump organization over runner-up Tana Goertz, a 37-year-old business owner, sales executive and mother of two from Iowa. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Topher Gets Spider Power
ABC reports: Topher Grace, who starred in "That '70s Show," has joined the cast of "Spider-Man 3." Although his character wasn't revealed, director Sam Raimi said Grace "will be perfect for the complexities of the role we are developing." 

"Topher Grace is an extraordinarily talented actor," Raimi said in a statement Thursday. "I couldn't be more excited about the direction we are taking the continuing adventures of Peter Parker." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko To Rest Case?
AP reports: The defense in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial may rest early next week, a prosecutor told the court Friday. That would end the defense case in less than half the time the pop star's attorneys had initially said they would need. 

"We're approaching the end of trial," prosecutor Ron Zonen told Judge Rodney S. Melville. "The defense has indicated they may be resting as early as next Tuesday." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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