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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Sheridan Splitsville

Nicollette Sheridan has decided not to become a real-life Desperate Housewife.

... surprise, surprise...

The actress, who plays Edie Britt on the hit ABC show, has split with her fiancee, Swedish actor Niklas Soderblom.

... that's what they get for playing a quasi-Newlywed Game on The Tony Danza Show before they make things legal...

Ling-ering Negotiations

Lisa Ling, who left ABC's The View in 2002, is in negotiations to join the new Nightline.

... god, I hope the new show doesn't resemble the aforementioned daytime fiasco...

The new Nightline team already includes Cynthia McFadden, Martin Bashir and Terry Moran.


Squeaky Clean Olympics? Ciao!

Italy, known for risque taste in its television shows, has promised it will keep its Winter Olympics performers tasteful for U.S. prime-time television.

... even foreigners are afraid of FCC fines... how ridiculous...

The country, where topless game show hosts are practically considered to be family fare, will bow to American sensitivities for the Games.

In 2004, a handful of prudish American viewers complained about the Athens opening ceremony to the FCC, prompting the Games chief to warn American regulators not to try to police ancient Greek culture.

.. our country is great, but sometimes we really act like six year olds... or at least, how we think six year olds act...

New CBS News Chief Wants To Clear Up Division's Bloodshot Eye

The new guy in charge over at CBS News, Sean McManus, says he wants to make CBS News a destination for TV's top journalistic talent. He said he would not rest easy until CBS News lifts itself out of third place.

... sounds like McManus better prepare for many sleepless nights...

McManus will start November 7. Task one: finding Dan Rather's successor. CBS King Shit Les Moonves had reportedly been unhappy with ideas presented by departing prexy Andrew Heyward to fix its evening news program.

... will he make a play for Diane Sawyer, who reportedly was denied the gig at ABC? what's her contract situation? ...