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Betty White Named AP Entertainer of the Year, 'Jersey Shore' Star Indicted and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Dec 20th 2010 12:00PM
Betty WhiteCapping off a year of renewed pop culture relevance, Betty White has been named the Associated Press' entertainer of the year.

The 88-year-old beat out phenomenons like 'Glee,' Conan O'Brien and James Cameron for the title, which was voted on by the 102 news organizations that comprise the AP.

The star's time in the sun isn't up -- she was just nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award (after receiving a lifetime achievement award last year) and has two books coming out in 2011.

In other TV news ...

The legal woes continue for 'Jersey Shore' cast member Ronnie Magro. The reality star was indicted on one count of assault stemming from an incident last September where Magro knocked a man out after an altercation on the boardwalk. Magro could face up to five years in prison. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Will Smith is developing a China-set crime drama for Fox. The female-fronted action series will follow a college student in China. Chinese-born filmmaker Eva Jin is also involved in the production. [Variety]

Nicollette Sheridan dropped abuse claims from her lawsuit against 'Desperate Housewives' showrunner Marc Cherry. Sheridan claimed Cherry hit and emotionally abused her before she was let go from the show. [EW]

Continuing its long-running relationship with Shonda Rhimes, ABC picked up the 'Grey's Anatomy' creator's latest pilot. The show is about a crisis management consultant who helps people through public scandals. [TV Guide]

Steven Seagal and A&E faced a setback in their lawsuit proceedings this week. A judge refused to hear their arguments in a lawsuit from Idea Factory, a production company that claims its idea for a reality series about the action star was stolen by the network. [Reuters]

Google TV might not be launching this year as expected. The company has reportedly asked manufacturers to hold off on revealing their Google TV-enabled products until they can "refine the software." [NY Times]

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One Punch!!! One Punch!!! One Punch!!! Who knew that one punch would come to bite you in the azz?

December 20 2010 at 12:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
skunkyDan

another reason to fire up Cloris Leachman ;)

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