News Briefs: Miley Cyrus and Halle Berry sign on for Leno 2.0

... Showtime has greenlit The Real L Word: Los Angeles a reality show about lesbians, from executive producer Ilene Chaiken. Chaiken is the creator of The L Word, a scripted show about lesbians. We cannot wait to meet the real Jenny Schecter. [Variety]

... Josh Schwartz is part of a group of five producers that just sold an untitled legal show to ABC. This is Schwartz's second deal in as many weeks. Leave some for everyone else! [Variety]

... Joan Rivers is going to appear on the series finale of Nip/Tuck. She has played herself on the show in the past, so we're going to go out on a limb and say she'll be doing that again. [TV Squad]

... More guests for the first week of The Jay Leno Show have been announced. In addition to previously reported premiere lineup -- which includes Jerry Seinfeld and a group performance by Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Kanye West -- Tom Cruise, Miley Cyrus, Robin Williams, and Halle Berry will also stop by the show. [The Live Feed]

... A new comedy that's tentatively titled Open Books is coming to CBS. Written by Will & Grace alumna Gail Lerner, the show will be about a book editor named June and her circle of friends. [The Hollywood Reporter]

... And here's some physical embodiment of the aphorism "still waters run deep": Audrina Patridge is leaving The Hills to pursue other projects. We will miss all those times she stared longingly, both confused and beguiled, for 15 minutes, at a tree. [Us]

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