February 4th, 2010
02:29 PM ET

Fox is interested in Conan, but no real negotiations yet

At a press conference covering News Corp's second quarter, Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch said there are varying opinions at Fox about bringing Conan O'Brien into the fold, but if someone can prove that the money will talk, he's willing to listen.

"Certainly if the program people can show us that we could do it, and be fairly confident of making a profit on it, we'd do it in a flash," Murdoch said. "But we're giving it a lot of thought and a lot of examination."

On rumors that the network has already started talking with O'Brien about a late-night show, News Corp President and COO Chase Carey said, "I'm sure there have been some conversations, but... if you mean real negotiations, no."


Filed under: television
February 4th, 2010
01:05 PM ET

'The Michael Vick Project' attracts and disgusts viewers

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Football player Michael Vick’s attempt at redemption appears to be drawing mixed reviews.

“The Michael Vick Project” premiered on BET Tuesday night. According to the network, the premiere and an encore presentation of the episode drew 2.8 million viewers.

The 10 part docu-series traces the athlete’s life after serving time in jail on dog fighting charges.

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February 4th, 2010
12:59 PM ET

'Lost' picks an end date

'Lost' season premiere party in Hawaii

Mark your calendars, "Losties," executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse announced on Tuesday night's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" that "Lost's" final episode will air Sunday, May 23 (the better to avoid "Glee"?).

The countdown to the end officially began this week. Do you already have big plans for the finale? Let us know in the comments below!


Filed under: Lost • television
February 4th, 2010
11:10 AM ET

Carrie Underwood lands a movie role

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"American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood is headed to the big screen. The country singer will be starring opposite Helen Hunt and Dennis Quaid in the film "Soul Surfer," set to begin production in February.

The movie is based on the autobiography of Bethany Hamilton, the pro-surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack six years ago. According to a release for the film, Carrie will be playing a church youth leader.

The Grammy winner became engaged to her hockey-player boyfriend, Mike Fisher, over the holidays. She told reporters on the red carpet on Sunday night that no date had been set for the wedding.

February 4th, 2010
11:06 AM ET

Stewart believes O'Reilly is Fox's voice of sanity

The liberal comedian and host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" crossed enemy lines Wednesday and sat down with Fox's Bill O’Reilly on “The O’Reilly Factor.”

Perhaps Jon Stewart, as O’Reilly explained to the audience at the start, really did get lost in midtown Manhattan and just somehow ended up on the set of O'Reilly's show.

However he got there, Stewart didn't get as nasty as you might expect.
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February 4th, 2010
10:18 AM ET

'Idol' on the road to Hollywood

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Seven cities. Over 100,000 aspiring contestants. And it all boils down to this.

This is American Idol!

Now that I am done with my Seacrest imitation I can say that I have never been more ready for the show to make it to Hollywood.

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