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  1. Claymation Conan (video)

    9:10 am 8/13/2010

    <p>TBS' second promo for Conan O'Brien's new show... it's actually really weak, and I'm going to reach a point where I stop posting these ... but I'm not at that point ... yet.</p> Read more

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  2. Which 'Jersey Shore' star could actually trademark their name?

    9:08 am 8/13/2010

    <p>Snooki isn&#39;t the only &quot;Jersey Shore&quot; cast member suffering heartbreak at the hands of the U.S. Trademark Office. It turns out that many of the MTV &quot;guidos&quot; have tried — and failed — to get their monikers protected in certain areas. But there&#39;s one whose trademark application may ultimately succeed.</p> <p>Read on to see who that might be:</p> Read more

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  3. Sue Sylvester: Don't give 'Glee' Emmys (pic)

    7:59 am 8/13/2010

    From the cover of today's Hollywood Reporter, Sue Sylvester urges the TV Academy not to give votes to "Glee"...Read more

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  4. Death of a TV show Twitter feed (pic + vid)

    6:58 am 8/13/2010

    <p>Below, the life and death of the Twitter feed for NBC's "Day One" -- the once promising-sounding sci-fi series that was reduced to a miniseries, then shelved all together.</p> <p>Here's the network's official nine Tweets to the show's 246 followers:</p> Read more

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  5. 'The Office' going to China

    6:50 am 8/13/2010

    Ricky Gervais is about to start on a Chinese version of "The Office."Read more

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  6. Discovery's OWN cost to nearly double

    6:36 am 8/13/2010

    Discovery Communications recently said it was running ahead of its $100 million launch cost budget for the OWN network joint venture with Oprah Winfrey.Read more

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  7. Actress sues over inclusion in Green Day musical promo

    6:22 am 8/13/2010

    <p> <a href="/images/old/6a00d83451d69069e20133f30b6a74970b-pi.jpg" style="float: right;"><img alt="Idiot" border="0" class="asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451d69069e20133f30b6a74970b selected " src="/images/old/6a00d83451d69069e20133f30b6a74970b-pi.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px; width: 200px;" title="Idiot" /></a> EXCLUSIVE: Producers of &quot;American Idiot,&quot; the anti-establishment Broadway adaptation of a Green Day album, have been sued by a former cast member who isn&#39;t happy about the way she&#39;s been exploited.</p> <p>Morgan Weed, who served as an understudy for the lead female role of &quot;Whatshername,&quot; claims in a new lawsuit that the production company filmed her performing in rehearsals without consent and used the footage to promote the show on television, in print and online. </p> <p>Ironically, &quot;American Idiot&quot; is a <a href="http://www.metrolyrics.com/american-idiot-lyrics-green-day.html">song</a> about an individual rebelling against the propaganda of a media-saturated society. Weed&#39;s lawsuit alleges that producers misappropriated her identity and likeness and caused her emotional distress by blasting her image in its promo campaign.</p> Read more

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  8. Hollywood Docket: Playboy harassment verdict; PBS storms funeral; Kelsey Grammer's expensive divorce

    6:19 am 8/13/2010

    PBS is being sued for barging into a funeral uninvited to gather footage for a &quot;Frontline&quot; episode about an alleged gang leader. [<a href="http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/08/13/29565.htm">CNS</a>] A Los Angeles jury has awarded $200,000 in damages to a former employee of Playboy TV who claimed sexual harassment.Read more

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  9. Cable firms eye the iPad

    6:19 am 8/13/2010

    Cable TV companies have given hints that they are working on getting cable subscribers their fix of TV shows on tablet computers like Apple's iPad as they try to provide more value for increasing cable bills.Read more

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  10. 'Big Brother' tops 'Dance' finale

    5:32 am 8/13/2010

    <p><img width="250" height="182" align="right" src="/images/2010/08/big-brother.jpg" alt="big brother" />CBS' latest one-hour "Big Brother" edged out Fox's two-hour "So You Think You Can Dance" results show finale to win Thursday night.</p> <p>"Brother" (7.9 million viewers, 2.6 preliminary adults 18-49 rating) improved 8% from last week and led into crime drama repeats.</p> <p>Fox won the night with "Dance" (7.2 million, 2.4) growing 33% from last week, though down 31% from last summer's closer.</p> Read more

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