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News Briefs: Kristin Chenoweth is a Gleek

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... Human sugar cookie Kristin Chenoweth is the latest guest judge on American Idol. This not-having-Paula thing might be the best thing to ever happen to the show, because the guest judges keep getting better. [TV Watch]

... Oh, and Chenoweth is also going to appear in at least 4 episodes of Glee, a casting that seems like it should have happened before the show's pilot was even written. [Watch With Kristin]

... A court has ruled that people are basically allowed to sell whatever junk they want on TV -- as long as they can afford the advertising -- which means more infomercial reviews for everyone! [The Live Feed]

... Laura Linney is going to star in Showtime's new series The C Word. Cancer. Cancer is the C word on this show. What did you think it was? You should have your thoughts washed out with soap. [Variety]

... Do you want to see a preview of Mickey Rourke on Monday's Inside the Actor's Studio? Of course you do. Here you go. [Movieline]

... HBO will create a one-hour drama series based on Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides' Pulitzer Prize winning novel about gender identity. [Variety]

... Reno tourism officials are trying to save the recently canceled Reno 911! -- via Facebook, Twitter, and SaveReno911.com. "Has it been uncomfortable at times for the city? Yes. But there's so much noise going on in the world, it's important to be part of the conversation," Michael Thomas, marketing director for the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority, told USA Today.

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