NBC's Sleuth channel becomes Cloo TV
April 8th, 2011
06:00 PM ET

NBC's Sleuth channel becomes Cloo TV

NBC is hoping you’ll clue in to Cloo TV. Formerly known as the Sleuth channel, Cloo airs reruns of crime and mystery shows like “JAG,” “Law & Order” and “Walker: Texas Ranger.”

NBCUniversal (formerly NBC Universal) hasn’t officially announced the change. But one insider told TV Guide: “We understand our viewers' passion for crime and mystery ... While we're serious about our content, we never take ourselves too seriously."

Apparently so. The company changed their Sci Fi Channel to Syfy in 2009, citing the need to go from a genre to a unique brand name.  And they’re not the only company to have changed their marketing strategy in hopes of attracting a larger audience.
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Howard pops the question on 'Big Bang Theory'
April 8th, 2011
05:59 PM ET

Howard pops the question on 'Big Bang Theory'

Fans of Howard and Bernadette had a big night on Thursday. The happy couple finally put a ring on it ... but not before a few complications got in the way - like the fact that Raj still has a thing for her.

On top of that, Amy Farrah Fowler, via Penny, spread a rumor that Bernadette might break up with Howard, leading Amy and Sheldon to experiment with the power of rumors.

The plan was set in motion when Amy knocked on Penny's door and announced, "Sheldon-and-I-engaged-in-sexual-intercourse-in-other-news-I’m-thinking-of-starting-an-herb-garden-mum’s-the-word-gotta-go!"

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'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Is 'American Idol’s' Voting System Flawed?
April 8th, 2011
05:38 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Is 'American Idol’s' Voting System Flawed?

Like so many people today, I’m still in shock over Pia Toscano getting voted off “American Idol.”

She’s so talented and she had a good shot to win the whole thing. A lot of people are outraged. They're saying the “Idol” voting system is all messed up, that it shouldn’t just be decided by viewer votes and that judges should get a say in the finals - like “Dancing with the Stars.”

They should look into changing the voting system NEXT season so you're only able to vote once per text, phone call or online. To change it now would be unfair to those contestant who are already gone. But for now, it is what it is. Pia’s done (although I think she’s definitely going to get a record deal).

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Simon Cowell talks 'X Factor' booths and judges
April 8th, 2011
02:23 PM ET

Simon Cowell talks 'X Factor' booths and judges

Can't make it to one of  "The X Factor" audition cities?

No worries, just pop into a booth.

During the month of April, aspiring "X Factor" contestants will be able to record their auditions in booths located in Honolulu, Hawaii; Phoenix, Arizona; Nashville, Tennessee;  Anchorage, Alaska; Kansas City, Kansas; and Denver, Colorado.

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Tina Fey: 'Work won't visit you when you're old'
April 8th, 2011
10:53 AM ET

Tina Fey: 'Work won't visit you when you're old'

Though Tina Fey may be overjoyed that she's expecting her second child, the "30 Rock" star admits she debated whether to give her daughter Alice a sibling, reports People.

"Science shows that fertility and movie offers drop off steeply for women after 40," Fey writes in her new book "Bossypants," adding that she felt "stricken with guilt and panic" that her 5-year-old was the only kid in class who didn't have a brother or sister.

Fey, who is now five months pregnant, says she would "debate the second-baby issue" whenever she couldn’t sleep and would get up and study herself in the mirror. “Do I look like someone who should be pregnant?" she'd ask. "I look good for 40, but I have the quaggy jawline and hollow cheeks of a mom, not a pregnant lady. It's now or never. This decision can't be delayed."

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January Jones: 'Mad Men' doesn't pay well
April 8th, 2011
10:27 AM ET

January Jones: 'Mad Men' doesn't pay well

She wears a daring purple dress with a plunging neckline on the May cover of Marie Claire U.K., and inside the magazine, January Jones really gets it all off her chest. In a refreshingly candid interview, the blonde beauty lets loose on  jealous classmates, her "Mad Men" money, and ex-boyfriend Ashton Kutcher.

For starters, the actress insists she didn't pursue a modeling career to get back at all those girls in high school who were mean to her because they thought she wasn't pretty.

"Where are you getting this s-?" she asks the writer. "It sounds like something I might have said when I was, like, 15. The bitches in high school were bitches because I was pretty."

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