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Rachael Leigh Cook to Star in 'Nirvana'

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 23rd 2010 9:00AM
Rachael Leigh CookThe gal from the "This is your brain on drugs" PSA has come a long way from smashing some poor sap's house up with a frying pan. Now she's got her own Fox sitcom.

Rachael Leigh Cook will play the female lead in a new sitcom called 'Nirvana.'
The series revolves around two Indian-American brothers trying to assimilate into the American culture, and Cook plays one of the boys' girlfriends. It's one of two Indian infused shows coming to a television set near you, along with the NBC office sitcom 'Outsourced.'

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TV Casting: Becki Newton Joins NBC Dramedy

by Andrew Scott, posted Feb 22nd 2010 10:00AM
Becki NewtonBecki Newton has officially moved on from the recent cancellation of ABC's 'Ugly Betty.' According to reports, Netwon has signed on to star in NBC's 'Love Bites,' a dramedy that revolves around "modern stories of love, sex, marriage and dating." Newton -- who reportedly received 11 different pilot offers -- will play Annie, a social worker who just so happens to be a virgin. [Hollywood Reporter]

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'Slumdog Millionaire' Craze May Have Peaked and Here's the Proof

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 3rd 2010 8:00AM
'Slumdog Milionaire' may have been a gripping and uplifting tale of adversity and triumph that is starting to inspire a slew of new TV pilots, but it looks like it's about to run its course. Obstacle course, that is.

Check out this trailer for what appears to not only be a revival of the 'Slumdog Millionaire' franchise, but also a classic children's TV favorite for the big screen. I double dare you to watch it or take the physical challenge.

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TV Suffering from 'Slumdog Millionaire' Fever

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 1st 2010 7:29PM
(In my best Christopher Walken voice, which really isn't all that good) Guess what? Your TV has a fever! And the only prescription... is more 'Slumdog Millionaire' type shows!

The critical and financial success of the plucky little independent Bollywood-esque drama that brought 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?' back into your consciousness just as it was leaving has inspired several upcoming TV comedies with heavy Indian-themes.

Fox has greenlit 'Nirvana,' an Indian-American family sitcom and NBC has picked up 'Outsourced,' another office comedy about an American manager who is sent to India to manage a customer service department. Would you be interested in watching these shows, even if you had never heard of 'Slumdog Millionaire'?

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'SNL' Musical Guests: Best 'Saturday Night Live' Performance Videos

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Nov 6th 2009 2:00PM

Since its debut in 1975, 'Saturday Night Live' has been synonymous with bringing pop music to the late-night, weekend masses. Now in its 35th season on NBC, 'SNL' has indeed become the holy grail for musicians.

Over the years, many memorable performances have graced the 'SNL' stage. In this list, we select the 7 best. Some were energetic, some were raw and emotive, some were quirky and fun.

But mostly, they were all daring for broadcast television at the time.

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Fuse to Premiere 'Nirvana: Live at Reading' Concert

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Oct 26th 2009 11:51AM
Kurt CobainNirvana fans wanting to catch the band's seminal performance at the 1992 Reading Festival should tune in to Fuse at 11PM on Nov. 2 , as the music network is set to air an hour-long version of the concert. The entire 90-minute performance will be released the following day on DVD/CD.

Leading up to the Fuse's broadcast, the network will whet Nirvana fans' appetites by running two lead-in shows about the band: 'Loaded: Nirvana' at 10pm and 'Videos that Rocked the World: Smells Like Teen Spirit' at 10:30PM, with the latter giving an in-depth look at the video that accompanied the group's breakout hit.

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CBS' Tassler on Jericho, Minds' Patinkin and CSI's Dourdan - TCA report

by Michael Maloney, posted Jul 18th 2007 7:42PM

Mandy Patinkin, Gary Jourdan, Skeet UlrichCSI: Miami's Horatio Cane is getting a son, those kids on How I Met Your Mother are getting a Mom and Jericho fans are getting seven more episodes -- for now.

CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler offered up some news and story tidbits and fielded inquiries from the press about the off-screen lives of Eye network stars as Wednesday morning's press session got underway.

First up: the story tidbits and other show-related news. "Viewers will get hints about the identity of the mother in How I Met Your Mother," Tassler revealed. (Me, I've always guessed it's Alyson Hannigan -- but I'm not sure I want to see Hannigan's Lily and Jason Segel's Marshall not live happily ever after.)

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American Idol wants Courtney Love

by Anna Johns, posted Jan 31st 2007 8:27AM
courtney loveThis bit of news is according to Courtney Love and US Magazine... so two strikes against it already. Courtney tells the gossip rag that American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe contacted her about appearing as a judge. The magazine takes that to mean that Love will replace Paula Abdul but that sounds like a load of crap to me. I imagine that she's been invited to appear as a guest judge, which is a common practice for American Idol.

Plus, she'll make Paula look good.

*Update: US magazine says an 'imposter' phoned Courtney, which makes a lot more sense than her appearing on American Idol.

[Via TV Tattle]

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Martha Stewart to invest in Nirvana?

by Karina Longworth, posted Dec 22nd 2005 2:54PM
From the Totally Unsubstantiated Rumor file: Page Six is "reporting" this morning that a cashed-strapped Courtney Love - slimmed down and drug free but apparently broke as all get out – is working on selling the rights to her late husband Kurt Cobain's musical output. This comes after a messy, multi-year battle between Love and Cobain's former band mates Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic (as well as original drummer Chad Channing, at least according to the Sixers) over the future of the Nirvana catalogue: if I remember correctly, the boys wanted to put everything in the hands of the fans, whilst Love wanted to slowly parcel out the outakes and rarities to ensure the maximum padding for Frances Bean's college fund. Page Six says Love is looking for $100 million.

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