MLK's son to launch network for African Americans
April 6th, 2011
03:03 PM ET

MLK's son to launch network for African Americans

Martin Luther King III has teamed up with Ambassador Andrew Young and Andrew "Bo" Young III, among others, to create Bounce TV, the first broadcast network tailored to African Americans, according to the Wrap.

King made the announcement Monday, saying his father “envisioned the day that African Americans would play major roles in entertainment within ownership, not just serve as entertainers on the stage or in front of the cameras.”

King went on, “That’s what makes this even more exciting to me as we embark on this new endeavor of an independently owned and operated broadcast television network featuring African Americans."

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Is Meredith Vieira following in Couric's footsteps?
April 6th, 2011
01:35 PM ET

Is Meredith Vieira following in Couric's footsteps?

Might the seat next to Matt Lauer soon be filled by another?

There's lots of speculation that Meredith Vieira plans to leave the "Today" show when her contract is fulfilled at the end of the year. A statement CNN received from NBC doesn't exactly squash the rumors.

“The 'Today' show anchors are currently under contract and firmly in place," the statement said.

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Charlie Sheen show a success in Cleveland
April 6th, 2011
01:31 PM ET

Charlie Sheen show a success in Cleveland

Maybe it really was Detroit.

Charlie Sheen's 20-city tour rolled through Cleveland, Ohio, Tuesday night where many fans embraced the actor's stage show, according to CNN Cleveland affiliate WJW.

"It was interesting," attendee  Steve Novak told the television station. "It took my mind off my everyday troubles. Made me think that even someone like him with tons of money and famous friends can have problems."

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Lauren Conrad gets a new book deal
April 6th, 2011
01:11 PM ET

Lauren Conrad gets a new book deal

Lauren Conrad has the write stuff.

The former star of MTV's "The Hills" told Us Magazine that she has scored a three-book deal with HarperCollins  following the success of her debut teen novel.

Conrad's first book, "L.A. Candy," scored a number one spot on the New York Times Best Sellers list. She said her trilogy, titled "The Fame Game," will feature Madison Parker, a character from her first novel.

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Change is on the menu for ‘Top Chef: Masters’
April 6th, 2011
10:27 AM ET

Change is on the menu for ‘Top Chef: Masters’

The end of the "All-Stars" season doesn’t mean fans will be left starving for more “Top Chef.” The "Masters” edition of the franchise is set to return tonight, and Bravo is shaking things up for the third installment of the competition.

For one, celebrity chef Curtis Stone is taking over hosting duties. Having been a competitor in similar contests in the past, Stone brings a unique perspective as host.

During a media call, Stone said he jumped at the opportunity to spend time with some of the best chefs in the world and some leading food critics.

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Gwyneth Paltrow: I'm not an icy blonde
April 6th, 2011
10:09 AM ET

Gwyneth Paltrow: I'm not an icy blonde

She may play her share of serious roles on the big screen, but "Glee's" fun-loving substitute teacher Holly Holiday is much more true to her real self, Gwyneth Paltrow says.

"I've got this ice-blonde reputation and that's just not me," the Oscar winner tells Ladies' Home Journal of the public's perception that she's uptight. "I do silly things in public all the time, like hosting 'Saturday Night Live,' or I'll go out with friends and have a good time. I try to live my life to the fullest even if it means making a fool of myself."

She also eats to the fullest. Paltrow, whose cookbook "My Father's Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness," arrives in stores April 13, says it's not just life she has a huge appetite for.

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