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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Kate Walsh: 'I feel like a loser'
March 22nd, 2011
10:23 AM ET

Kate Walsh: 'I feel like a loser'

She’s the star of a popular TV drama; she's appearing on the big screen in 2011; and she just released a new perfume. So what's bringing Kate Walsh down?

“I thought I’d be married and have three or four kids,” Walsh says in the April issue of MORE magazine. "I feel like a loser. I would definitely love to be a parent. But I definitely don’t think I want to do it on my own. Things are just going to go the way they go...I always knew I wanted to be an actress but I think I always wanted a quote-unquote normal life [too].”

The “Private Practice” actress was married briefly in 2007. But the soon-to-follow very public divorce from film executive Alex Young taught her a valuable lesson.

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Cher to record country album
March 21st, 2011
01:03 PM ET

Cher to record country album

When Cher made a surprise appearance at the 2010 Country Music Awards, the audience was a bit confused. “My being present here tonight is probably not as strange as it may seem,” Cher said. “I have a few country creds.”

It’s making more sense now – music producer Mark Bright has confirmed Cher will be recording a country album in the near future. Bright is known for his work with stars Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts and Reba McEntire.

“Cher knows that her listeners also listen to country music, so she felt it was a natural thing to develop a country music relationship,” Bright told Silk and Denim Music.

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'SATC 2' star accepts Razzie award
March 17th, 2011
02:22 PM ET

'SATC 2' star accepts Razzie award

When the cast of “Sex and the City 2” won the 2010 Razzie for Worst Screen Ensemble, no one jumped up to accept the award à la Sandra Bullock or Halle Berry in years past.

But more than two weeks later, one of the film’s stars is publicly claiming the $4.97 statue.

“He said that he had never won an award of any kind and if this was what he won, he would accept it,” Razzie founder John Wilson remembers with a laugh.
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JWoww a leading cause of (computer) viruses
March 4th, 2011
05:08 PM ET

JWoww a leading cause of (computer) viruses

According to Fast Company, searching “Jenni JWoww” is dangerous to your operating system.

An annual security report by Barracuda Labs found that the “Jersey Shore” reality star was the No. 2 search term leading to malware infections.

Apparently fans of Ms. Woww are willing to install a few browser add-ons in order to add her to their photo collections. Also falling victim are those searching for “NFL,” “music video,” “Costco” and “Abbey Road.”

Our advice? Use protection.

February 8th, 2011
09:48 AM ET

Simon Cowell's feeling nervous about 'X Factor'

It seems as if everything Simon Cowell touches turns to gold: the original “X Factor,” “America’s Got Talent,” “American Idol.”

But that doesn’t mean he’s not nervous about the fall premiere of Fox’s “The X Factor.” After all, $5 million is a lot of money.

“I think you should be nervous,” Cowell told reporters on a conference call Monday. “By putting up that kind of prize money, it’s a massive, massive risk. But it’s also an incredible incentive, and I think it puts everybody, rightly, under an enormous amount of pressure.”
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