Dobbs out in Jersey

CNN host Lou Dobbs said Friday that he will not run for New Jersey governor as supporters had been urging. Dobbs hosts "Lou Dobbs Tonight" and is renowned for commentary on national politics. Records show he was a registered Republican but changed to an independent in 2006.

WGAE seats due

The WGA East has announced nominees for 10 open seats on its council, including six freelance seats and four staff seats. For the freelance seats, the 14 candidates include Jerry Coopersmith, Madeline Amgott, Mark St. Germain, Julian Sheppard, Jeremy Pikser, Bobby Spillane, David Steven Cohen, Rob Kutner, Kirk Simon, Walter Bernstein, Tom Kelly, John Auerbach, Henry Bean and Gina Gionfriddo. The 12 candidates for staff seats are Leon Colvin, Art Daley, Matt Nelko, Tanya Mills, Cath Twohill, Dave Mock, Andy Meppen, Tom Phillips, Jason Levine, Liz Turrell, Jay Pedinoff and Marianne Pryor. Members can vote by mail or Sept. 18 at the annual meeting.

Bravo rewarded

Bravo's first awards show, "The A-List Awards," hosted by Kathy Griffin, averaged 1.1 million viewers at 10-11:30 p.m. Thursday, according to Nielsen. That included 663,000 viewers in the key adults 18-49 demo. Meanwhile, the Season 4 premiere of "Kathy Griffin: My Life on The D-List" (from 9-10 p.m. Thursday) averaged 928,000 total viewers, including 569,000 adults 18-49.