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Jay Leno is Still Not Cool

... Surprise, surprise, nobody likes Jay Leno! The Tonight Show just suffered its lowest-rated quarter since Letterman's Late Show premiered on CBS in 1993. [Deadline]

... NBC has postponed the fall premiere of Love Bites because actress Becki Newton, who was supposed to play a virgin, is knocked up. Ha! Also, showrunner Cindy Chupack has stepped down. But the virgin thing is funnier. The Apprentice will return in the fall in its place. [NY Times]

... Fringe has snagged Oscar-nominee and Grey's Anatomy shrink Amy Madigan to play Olivia's (Anna Torv) mom next season. Well, technically she'll play Alt-livia's mom, but you know what I mean. I can see it now: Mother and daughter embrace emotionally in alternate universe... mother pulls back and gives daughter questioning look... mother asks daughter, "What did you do to your hair?" [Ausiello]

... Kelsey Grammer has confirmed via Twitter that he and his wife of 13 years, Camille Donatacci, are getting a divorce. He also said—again, via Twitter—that "I am hoping that people will be respectful of our privacy during the divorce process." Sure, Kelsey. As long as you stop publicly Tweeting about things you want to keep private. [CNN]

... Glee's Jane Lynch is heading to iCarly to play Sam's (Jennette McCurdy) mom. Don't worry, the move isn't permanent; it's just a one-episode thing, and Lynch will be back to terrorize the McKinley High hallways in no time. [Ausiello]

... All those rumors about a Doctor Who movie starring Johnny Depp are completely false! So breathe a sigh of relief (if you're a Doctor purist) or shed a few tears (if you love you some Depp) or do whatever it is you have to do to deal with this news. [io9]

... Former Bachelor and fame whore Jake Pavelka is—get this—not going to pose in Playgirl. According to his peeps, he has never considered posing for the mag and never will. Really? I mean, he's pretty much exposed everything else to the entire world. [US Magazine]

... Kate Gosselin wants to team up with her Plus 8 to do an album full of religious holiday songs. GOD, JUST GO AWAY ALREADY. [Popeater]

... Reality star Dean McDermott (of Tori and Dean fame) has been hospitalized with a punctured lung after a motorcycle accident. Get well soon! [THR]

... Tonight, Japan will become the first country ever to broadcast a baseball game in 3D. I'm going to need a flight to Tokyo, stat. [THR]

... TV is "resurrecting" a few "dead" characters: John Schneider is returning to Smallville next season as Clark's (Tom Welling) adoptive father, presumably via flashbacks. And Lauren Conrad will appear on the post-show finale of The Hills. [IGN & LA Times]


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you're totally right...kate gosselin should def go away
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Summer is really a slow news period, isn't it?? I mean really: Kate Gosselin? John Schneider? Dean McDermott? Leno? Kelsey Grammer? **Yawn**...
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Im so conflicted about the Doctor Who/Johnny Depp thing. So happy it is not going ahead. But everyone loves them a bit of Depp. I honestly can't see anyone except David Tennant or Matt Smith playing a big screen adaption of DW
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Haven't watched Jay Leno since the "late night war" and I don't plan on it. Please NO Kate Gosselin singing!!! If she sings as bad as she dances, God help us all if that album comes out and they play it on the radio. Yikes!
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John Schneider returning to Smallville is great news. I love smallville but they jumped the shark a long time ago. Why not just do some weird time travel thing and have him back as a normal part of the cast.
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Ha! Jay is getting what he deserved.
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Jay Leno is such a douche. I'm glad his career is in the toilet.
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It's good news all round: Jay Leno still sucks, Johnny Depp isn't getting another movie role, and Dean McDermott is in hospital. YAY
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Jane Lynch as Sam's mom will surely be epic :D
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I really can't stand Jay Leno with his funny looking hair and his long fat chin. I think it's time for him to say goodbye to late night tv.
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Ooh Fringe! Love that show! Can't wait for the new series to come out! Although, I'm guessing it won't be for yonks :(
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Cool Fringe spoiler. Hope nobody took catching up with the show over the summer too seriously.
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whoa desert....you really think she deserves to die? over reaction
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Kate Gosselin must die! All she cares about is money! Someone remove those kids from her care NOW!
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Nobody, not even Jay Leno thinks he's cool. But he's rich so do you think he cares?
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Thank God about the Doctor Who rumor. I would have been so pissed off if it had been true.
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Jay Leno not being cool... nothing new...
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AWE, i wanted a doctor who show, theres only few BBC shows i love like doctor who and the inbetweeners.
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Nice. Brother Justin's sister is Olivia's mom.
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Damn. I hope that Smallville thing wasn't a spoiler - I was gonna avoid them this year.
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Is Leno still on TV ? Or will he be replaced by O'Brien ?
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Love Bites also lost their other lead when Jordana Spiro couldn't get out of her contract with My Boys. I wonder if this delay will mean she can join the cast again.
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I hate Jay Leno so yay for that news. The news about Kate Gosselin is depressing though. She just won't go away.
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I do not like Jay Leno, and I hope he loses more ratings.
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3D TV is as useful as a pet rock, IMHO. Plus it's a very expensive fad.
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I've never liked Jay Leno, no offence to him.. Good for Japan and 3D, but 3D is one of the worst fads ever, needs to go away. I'd have possibly watched Love Bites, but I hate reality shows like The Apprentice.. I also would have hated Johnny Depp as The Doctor, LOOOVE Doctor Who, have never been a fan of Depp, so I'd have never watched that movie.
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