Empty'ZOHAN' stylin' at FX
FX has acquired rights to the Adam Sandler feature film "You Don't Mess With the Zohan" from Sony. Sources said the network will pay about 12% of total domestic boxoffice for the film, which had earned $84 million through the weekend after 21/2 weeks in release. The movie opened June 6 with $38.5 million. FX's rights to the movie will kick in in late 2010, and Sony has retained the right to carve out a broadcast window within the network's four-year license term. FX declined comment Tuesday.
BET AWARDS go West
Kanye West and hip-hop group UGK topped the list of BET Award winners Tuesday night, nabbing two apiece. West took home the honors for best male hip-hop artist and best collaboration for "Good Life" featuring T-Pain, while UGK was named best group and won video of the year for "International Player's Anthem (I Choose You)" featuring Outkast. Other winners included Missy Elliott (best female hip-hop artist), Alicia Keys and Chris Brown (female and male R&B artist) and Halle Berry and Denzel Washington (actress and actor).
Cenac joins 'Daily Show'
Wyatt Cenac has joined Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" as a correspondent. His first field piece is scheduled to air at 11 tonight.
CBS has ordered six additional episodes of "Million Dollar Password." The game show has averaged 9.5 million viewers and a 2.0 rating/6 share in adults 18-49 so far.