1. the industry
    Industry: Kelsey Grammer, Starring as the Mayor of Chicago?Plus: ‘Lone Star”s Adrianne Palicki lands on her feet as a psychopath on ‘Criminal Minds.’
  2. awards
    All Denzel Is Saying Is Give Peace a ChanceThe movie star will host the Nobel Peace Prize concert with Anne Hathaway.
  3. charts
    Glee Rendition of Teenage Dream Reaches No. 1 on BillboardIt’s the first time a single from the show has reached the top.
  4. the industry
    Denis Leary to Play Emma Stone’s Dad in Spider-ManPlus: Angela Bassett as the NYPD commish?
  5. american idol
    Changes Coming to American IdolThe show will cut out a round and add new challenges, like making a music video.
  6. the most important people in the world
    Eva Longoria and Tony Parker Are Getting a DivorceOne day after they said they weren’t.
  7. the industry
    Industry Roundup: Claire Danes Will Spy for ShowtimePlus: Playboy TV plans to announce “a new adult programming slate aimed at couples.”
  8. hotel florida
    Charlie Crist Wants To Pardon Jim MorrisonWhat’s the deal with southern governors going all bleeding heart for the decades-old minor sins of boomer rock icons?
  9. the industry
    Industry: Carey Mulligan Will Play Daisy BuchananPlus: Blossom joins the cast of ‘The Big Bang Theory.’
  10. ceremony
    Arnold Schwarzenegger Imitated Dino De Laurentiis’s Italian Accent at His FuneralAnd other highlights.
  11. tina fey
    Read the Sarah Palin Jokes Cut From PBS’s Airing of the Mark Twain PrizeLike the joke about Sarah Palin, rape kits, and evolution.
  12. the industry
    Industry Roundup: Brad Pitt and Chilean Miners?Plus: A guest star on Matthew Perry’s new sitcom.
  13. beef
    Picket Lines Outside The Biggest Loser?It’s not because marching is a good form of cardiovascular exercise.
  14. casting couch
    Bill Clinton Will Make a Cameo in The Hangover 2He will not play a skirt-chasing governor of a southern state, but he will play himself.
  15. the industry
    Industry Roundup: Starz Does NoirPlus: Fox is officially stalling ‘Running Wilde.’
  16. mj
    Akon, 50 Cent, and Lenny Kravitz to Make Appearances on New Michael Jackson AlbumThe Akon-Michael collabo will come out Monday.
  17. life during worktime
    In Disney World, Texting While Driving Is a Fireable OffenseIt’s true on the highways outside Hollywood and the golf carts inside Epcot.
  18. late night
    Conan’s Night 2 Ratings Down But Not BadThey were down a third, which still meant a million more viewers than the average night of ‘The Daily Show.’
  19. books
    Dubya’s Book Sells 220,000 Copies’Decision Points’ sold well, but not as well as Bill Clinton’s memoir.
  20. the industry
    Industry: Christian Slater Returning to Primetime?Christian Slater might be coming back to television.
  21. we like country music
    Brad Paisley Is the Lady Gaga of Country Music or SomethingHe won Entertainer of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards.
  22. the industry
    Industry: Channing Tatum in 21 Jump Remake?Plus: Cameron Crowe continues casting for his first film since 2005.
  23. solidarity
    Labor Dispute Temporarily Shuts Down The Biggest LoserNope, it wasn’t because of the borderline inhumane conditions faced by the contestants.
  24. art
    Andy Warhol Canvas Of Coke Bottle Sells For Over $35.36 MillionThe piece was sold at a Sotheby’s auction, ten million dollars higher than the expected price
  25. the industry
    Industry: Robert De Niro in a Romantic Comedy Ensemble?Plus: Who is ‘Spartacus’?
  26. public speaking
    David Simon Realizes That Joe Biden Is a Tough Act to FollowThe creator of ‘The Wire’ is forced to go immediately after the vice-president at a conference, and speaks to an empty room.
  27. conan
    Conan’s First Monologue“People ask me why I named the show ‘Conan.’ I did it so I’d be harder to replace.”
  28. the industry
    Hayden Panettiere and Nikki Reed Do Easton EllisPlus: There’s going to be a movie named ‘Cowboy Ninja Viking.’
  29. mj
    New Michael Jackson Song Goes LiveIn “Breaking News,” he sings about himself in the third person.
  30. world music
    Lady Gaga: Big in Europe!She dominates the MTV Europe awards, as Justin Bieber defeats Kanye and Eminem.
  31. the future is coming
    AT&T and the Food Network Call A TruceThis time, 2.7 million Americans were forced to go three days without Rachael Ray.
  32. the industry
    Industry Roundup: Ice Cube, Dirty Harry Wannabe?Plus: Martin Sheen and Sally Field in the new ‘Spider-Man’ movie.
  33. spider-manpocalypse
    Spider-Man Musical Officially Delayed Until 2011The $60 million musical lurches off the ground.
  34. the future is coming
    Choose Your Own Music-Video AdventureThe executive responsible for “Who Let the Dogs Out?” finds a new way to drive Americans nuts.
  35. best friends?
    Guess Who Conan Doesn’t Want As Guest?(Hint: It’s the same guy who cost him his old job.)
  36. the industry
    Industry Roundup: Miley, P.I.Plus: Joan Allen will team up with Dustin Hoffman on HBO.
  37. the industry
    MGM Files for BankruptcyCorporate raider Carl Icahn and the home of Bond reached an agreement, breaking the stalemate.
  38. disorder
    A Real Gun On The Set of Law & OrderBut nothing happened, and Skeet Ulrich is okay.
  39. obits
    Fiddler on the Roof Composer Jerry Bock Dies at 81Sunrise, sunset. For the second time in two weeks.
  40. the industry
    Industry: Pacino and Sarandon in Finance Thriller ArbitragePlus: Brad Pitt to play a mob enforcer?
  41. the industry
    Industry: DiCaprio is The Devil in the White CityPlus: Alan Ball sells “a dark comedy with a twist.”
  42. tv
    Rhimes Announces Premiere Date For Off The Map’Off the Map’ will replace the canceled ‘The Whole Truth’ and will launch on January 12.
  43. ink-stained wretches
    Leo Wolinsky Out As Editor of Daily VarietyHe was on the job for less than a year. Hollywood is fickle.
  44. stoners
    Bill Maher: ‘If It Was a Real Joint … I Would Have Smoked It’He tells Wolf Blitzer that Zach Galifanakis was toking “cloves or something.”
  45. the industry
    Industry Roundup: Sweet Adaline?Plus: An ‘Annie Hall’–inspired sitcom.
  46. brand management
    Soulja Boy, the next king of Silicon Valley?It’s to give his fans “something to do.”
  47. movies
    Martin Scorsese Lives the Good LifeHe goes to Rome to present the remastered version of ‘La Dolce Vita.’
  48. obits
    Filmmaker George Hickenlooper Dies at 47His new film, ‘Casino Jack,’ was scheduled to premiere on Thursday.
  49. the industry
    Industry Roundup: George Clooney’s Campaign-Finance Movie FinancedPlus: Bunk joins ‘Breaking Dawn’!
  50. the industry
    Miramax Now Has a CEOIt’s former News Corp. exec Mike Lang.
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