Lost's Numbers Prove Lucky for Lotto

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... For Lost fans, the numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, and 42 are very important. For those who played those numbers in the MegaMillions jackpot lotto, they're money in the bank. The Lost digits hit four of the six numbers in the lottery this week, netting a whopping 9,078 people $150 each, Tweeted Lost showrunner Damon Lindelof. The cash prize is almost enough to buy the $229 complete Lost DVD collection. Thanks, Lost! [The Live Feed]

... Jay Leno is fighting back in the ratings race, finally matching the 1.0 rating in the adult demo, ages 18-49, that Conan O'Brien pulled in when he was host of The Tonight Show. Leno is averaging almost 4 million overall viewers a night; Conan's new TBS show has steadied out at 1.3 million viewers. [NY Post]

... HBO is developing some Muscle. The half-hour comedy project, from Blue Valentine's Derek Cianfrance, tackles the world of professional bodybuilding. It's based on the memoir Muscle: Confessions of an Unlikely Bodybuilder, about an Oxford graduate who gets beefy for competition. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Talk about an unlikely hookup. TV Land's original program Hot in Cleveland, which stars the busy Betty White, is crossing over with daytime soap All My Children. In an upcoming episode of Hot in Cleveland, soap legend Susan Lucci will play herself, a rival to Cleveland's Victoria Chase (Wendie Malick). Returning the favor, Victoria will then appear on All My Children as a housekeeper. [Post-Gazette]

... The dish on Damages' fourth season is out, and this time Patty Hewes will tackle a case that's reminiscent of Blackwater. The main case for the season (will debuts in July) will involve a wrongful death in a military zone, and because the show has moved to DirecTV, Hewes will be able to swear up a storm. Yes! [USA Today]

... TLC is expanding its reality programming with a spin-off of its popular Cake Boss. Kitchen Boss will feature Cake star Buddy Valastro as host of a daytime cooking show that specializes in Italian cuisine. The network has already ordered 40 episodes. Hey, at least it isn't about little people, cupcakes, or toddler pageants. [NJ.com]

... Camille Grammer, Kelsey's soon-to-be ex-wife, is kicking herself off of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Grammer did not give any reason, but I'm guessing it's because she'll be too busy spending all of Kelsey's alimony money. [THR]

... Finally, Hawaii Five-O is officially CBS' darling series of the season. The network is using its coverage of the NFL's AFC championship game on January 23 to boost awareness of the new drama by airing an episode immediately after the game. Hey, when you don't have the Super Bowl, you gotta make do. [Variety]


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