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Jeopardy Comedy
Reuters reports: Comedy Central is developing a game show featuring Ken Jennings, the former "Jeopardy!" champion who shattered game-show records last year by winning $2.5 million.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Summer Reality
AP reports: Get ready for Tommy Lee as an undergrad, two separate dance contests and apprentice rock stars, apprentice chefs, apprentice fashion designers, apprentice scholars, apprentice slackers and apprentice Hiltons. 

With your favorite television series hibernating for the summer, television networks are uncorking a flood of reality programming.

Summer starts soon; the WB begins its heavily promoted "Beauty & the Geek" on June 1. As the title suggests, the series takes some socially challenged smart guys and couples them up with dimwitted lookers. [see full story for a run down of reality shows that will air this summer in the US]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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DeLay Vs NBC
AP reports: House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is upset that a popular NBC crime drama used his name as part of its show. 

DeLay wrote NBC to complain that one of the characters on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" invoked his name in a story line about the shooting death of a federal judge. "Maybe we should put out an APB for somebody in a Tom DeLay T-shirt," the fictional police officer said.

DeLay, in a letter to NBC Universal Television chief Jeff Zucker, called that reference a "slur." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Star Wars Leak Plugged By Feds
Reuters reports: Federal law enforcement officers continued their crackdown on illegal copyright piracy as the U.S. departments of Justice and Homeland Security announced the first-ever criminal-enforcement action against BitTorrent network users Wednesday. 

Agents of the FBI and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) executed 10 search warrants throughout the U.S. against leading members of a sophisticated peer-to-peer network known as Elite Torrents. Federal agents also took control of the main server that coordinated all file-sharing activity on the Elite Torrents network. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Tarantino's Grind House
Hollywood Reporter reports: Miramax Films golden children Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez are teaming up to make a film for the new company established by the studio's founders, Bob and Harvey Weinstein. 

Tarantino and Rodriguez will each write and direct a 60-minute horror film, and the two films will be packaged under the title "Grind House," which is planned for a spring 2006 release through the Weinstein Co. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Child Porn Stings Director
AP reports: The director of a TV art auction program was arrested Wednesday and charged with receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet, federal officials said. 

Anthony Logan, 62, was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents early Wednesday at an apartment in the city's Van Nuys area after an extensive child pornography sting, according to a statement from ICE. He was arraigned later in the day, said spokeswoman Lori Haley. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Porn Bank Scam
AP reports: A former adult movie star used her good looks and acting experience to scam more than $40,000 from six North Jersey banks before being arrested this week, authorities said. 

Joy Marquart, 30, known simply as "Farrah" when she starred in dozens of porn films during the 1990s, was arrested Monday after a teller at a Washington Mutual bank branch in Emerson recognized her driver's license as a fake. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Breakfast Club Reunion
AP reports: Don't you forget about "The Breakfast Club." At the 2005 MTV Movie Awards, to air June 9, the network plans to reunite the cast of the classic '80s movie, the cable channel said Friday. 

Though Emilio Estevez, who played Andrew Clark, isn't confirmed, in attendance will be Molly Ringwald (Claire Standish), Ally Sheedy (Allison Reynolds), Anthony Michael Hall (Brian Johnson) and Judd Nelson (John Bender). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sopranos Will Continue
Contact Music reports: THE SOPRANOS is to return for a seventh series, despite previous assurances by TV bosses that the forthcoming sixth season would be the mafia drama's last.

Creator DAVID CHASE has so many storylines left to bring to a conclusion he has now decided to write another series of the New Jersey mobster drama, which stars JAMES GANDOLFINI and MICHAEL IMPERIOLI. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Paltrow Snubs Queen
Contact Music reports: OSCAR-winning actress GWYNETH PALTROW and her husband CHRIS MARTIN have turned down an invitation from British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace this summer (05).

The high-profile couple, whose daughter APPLE celebrated her first birthday earlier this month (MAY05), have decided attending the royal bash would not be to their taste. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lohan's Dad Sentenced
Contact Music reports: Hollywood beauty LINDSAY LOHAN's father MICHAEL will serve up to four years in prison, after pleading guilty to drink driving, attempted assault, aggravated harassment and criminal contempt. Nassau County prosecutor JOY WATSON has confirmed the FREAKY FRIDAY star's father received the jail sentence on Friday (27MAY05) for crimes including crashing his car into a utility pole in Long Island, New York in February (05). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hunter Remembered With A Bang
ABC News reports: Organizers of a memorial for Hunter S. Thompson plan to erect a 150-foot structure courtesy of actor Johnny Depp to shoot the gonzo journalist's ashes onto his ranch near here. 

Friends and acquaintances gathered Thursday to discuss the Aug. 20 invitation-only service, which will be six months after Thompson shot himself in his Woody Creek home. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Eddie Albert RIP
Washington Post reports: Eddie Albert, a versatile actor best known to '60s-era TV viewers as the befuddled lawyer-turned-farmer on the comedy "Green Acres," died of pneumonia May 26 at his home in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. He was 99 and suffered from Alzheimer's disease.

He appeared in more than 100 movies, beginning with the film adaptation of the Broadway play "Brother Rat" (1938) with Ronald Reagan, a comedy about life at Virginia Military Institute. He was nominated for Academy Awards as best supporting actor in "Roman Holiday" (1953), in which he played Gregory Peck's pal with a camera, and "The Heartbreak Kid" (1972). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dramatic End to Testimony in Jackson Trial
antiTainment reports: Testimony came to a surprising end in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial on Friday. It has been described as a scene right out of a silver screen court drama. The prosecution showed the jury a videotape of the underage accuser being interviewed by police and stating that the pop singer had masturbated him after giving him alcohol. 

The real dramatic moment came following the viewing of the tape when lead defense attorney Tom Mesereau announced that the defense was resting, going back on their vow to call at least four witnesses in rebuttal to the tape, including the accuser and his mother. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Oliver Stone Busted For Drugs/DUI 
antiTainment reports: Controversial film director Oliver Stone has a new conspiracy theory to contemplate following his arrest Friday night in Beverly Hills for drug possession and driving while intoxicated--a sequel to his 1999 arrest on similar charges. 

Although Stone may recreate the scene later in film with an officer jumping out of a grassy knoll with a gun shouting "Say hello to my little friend", Stone was actually arrested by Beverly Hills police around 11:45 p.m. Friday after being pulled over at a police checkpoint on Sunset Blvd. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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