January 8th, 2010
04:05 PM ET

No more Hannah Montana?

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Hannah Montana fans don’t have to start freaking out just yet.

The popular Disney series starring teen sensation Miley Cyrus is reportedly ending, but studio officials say the series finale isn’t scheduled to air until Spring 2011 - more than a year away.

A spokesperson for Disney confirmed to CNN on Friday that season four production of the show is scheduled to begin on January 18 and will wrap at the end of this year. FULL POST

January 8th, 2010
03:37 PM ET

President won’t interrupt 'Lost' premiere

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“Lost” watchers, all is right with the world again: President Obama will not interrupt the long-awaited episode by giving a national address the same night.

Fear gripped the hearts of fans when it was announced that the president wanted to push back the annual State of the Union address – typically held in late January – to February 2, which everyone should know by now is the premiere of the ABC drama’s final season.

Crazy talk! Doesn’t he know people have been dying to find out what happened to the castaways?

But White House press secretary Robert Gibbs assured viewers Friday he “doesn’t foresee a scenario in which millions of people that hope to finally get some conclusion in ‘Lost’ are preempted by the president.”

The "Lost" news came in response to a question from ABC correspondent Ann Compton at the afternoon press briefing.

The time slot for “Lost” may be secured, but still no word on what day the president will deliver the  State of the Union.

January 8th, 2010
03:31 PM ET

Comedian discharged after suicide attempt

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Howard Stern regular, comedian Artie Lange, has been discharged from the hospital following an attempted suicide last week, according to police.

Police officers in Hoboken, New Jersey, responded to a 911 call on January 2 from Lange’s mother Judith who went to his home to check on him and found him semi-conscious, according to Hoboken Police Detective Mark Competello.

“He had nine self-inflicted stab wounds,” Competello said. “He was taken to Jersey City Medical Center. It was deemed an apparent suicide. He has been discharged and is recovering.” FULL POST

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January 8th, 2010
02:19 PM ET

Star power at CES

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Odds are pretty good that the attendees of the Consumer Electronics Show didn’t expect to see Lady Ga Ga.

Celebrities are everywhere these days, and that includes CES 2010 in Las Vegas. The Lady was in the house Thursday  to announce a new deal she has with Polaroid to be the creative director of a new specialty line of products.

Always the one to make an entrance, the singer showed up with a “hair hat” made out of blonde locks (possibly her own) hair sprayed to the max and manipulated into the shape of what almost looked like a sunhat.

And she wasn’t the only pop star in attendance. Taylor Swift performed as part of her announcement that she plans to document her upcoming tour using Sony’s 3-D technology.

January 8th, 2010
01:07 PM ET

The ethics of 'Our Little Genius'

A few months back, I wrote about a new game show from Fox called "Our Little Genius." . I expressed concern that the show would exploit the pre-teen contestants, but I pledged to watch at least one episode before passing final judgment. Now, it seems that won't happen.

Less than a week before its premiere, Fox pulled the plug on "Our Little Genius."  According to series creator Mark Burnett, he had concerns over, in his words, "how some information was relayed to contestants during pre-production."  Burnett says he will produce new episodes, but Fox has not decided whether those new shows will air.

So what was this "information" that caused this sudden change of heart from Burnett and Fox?  Some are speculating that the contestants may have been privy to some of the questions they would be asked before the taping.  Others are suggesting the contestants were given the answers to the questions - a clear violation of federal law banning the fixing of game shows. FULL POST

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January 8th, 2010
09:28 AM ET

'Life Unexpected' debuts online

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It’s still slow going, but network television is finally starting to catch on that the Internet is where all the cool kids hang out.

The CW, home of “Gossip Girl,” “90210” and “Melrose Place,” is putting a teaser for its new show “Life Unexpected” online a week before the show debuts on January 18.

Starting on January 11, the first ten minutes of the show, about a 15-year old foster child moving back in with her biological parents, will be posted on all official CW fan pages including the network's Facebook page, which has 5.4 million fans. FULL POST

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