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Channing Tatum to Produce Burlesque Reality Show

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Channing Tatum is producing a reality TV show about a burlesque club. The Magic Mike hunk will let the cameras roll inside his Saints and Sinners establishment - which he set up with business partner Keith Kurtz in 2012 - in New Orleans, Louisiana, for a new documentary series. A&E has picked up a pilot episode for the potential one-hour series, which will focus on the entertainers who perform at the club, and Channing, 33, …

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‘True Blood’ Guest Star Adina Porter Upgraded to Series Regular

(WARNING: Spoilers ahead!) Prepare yourself for more Lettie Mae Thornton Daniels next summer on True Blood! Adina Porter, the actress who portrays Tara's alcoholic-turned-Bible-thumper mom, has been promoted to a series regular on the hit HBO show. Though Porter has been a part of the vampire drama since its first season, her character had been in and out of the spotlight the past season; however, it's no surprise that we'll be seeing more of Lettie …

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TV Scoop: ‘Murder’ and ‘Charmed’ Reboots, ‘Catfish’ Renewed

+ Octavia Spencer has been cast as the lead for the upcoming NBC remake of Murder, She Wrote. While on the one hand I'm rejoicing that there's one more woman of color starring in a network program, I can't help but worry that TV is going to fall into Hollywood's current habit of incessantly choosing to produce remakes over original shows. + Speaking of unoriginal television, it has only been 7 years since Charmed aired its final …

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Halle Berry to Star in Steven Spielberg’s TV Drama

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Halle Berry has signed up to star in Steven Spielberg's new TV series. The Academy Award-winning actress will take on the lead in CBS drama Extant, playing an astronaut who returns to Earth after a year-long solo mission. The protagonist struggles to reconnect with her husband and son, while also coming to terms with her experiences in space. The career-changing role will be the Cloud Atlas actress' first regular TV role since Knots Landing in …

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P. Diddy Launches Talent Search

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P. Diddy has launched a global talent search. The "Come With Me" rapper is looking for a young person aged between 13 and 25 to join his REVOLT TV network as a presenter, and has been personally evaluating the 15-second audition tapes submitted by applicants. "The time is NOW people, get your submissions in #IAmRevolt!!! guess what?!? tweet your audition videos for @RevoltTV now! make sure you add hashtag #IamRevolt so i can check it out …

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Alec Baldwin to Host Chat Show

Alec Baldwin is to host a chat show. The 30 Rock actor has been confirmed to present a prime-time weekly talk show, entitled Up Late With Alec Baldwin, at 10pm on MSNBC in October in which he will give his take on current affairs and culture and interview guests on such subjects. "I've been talking with Alec for a while and can't wait to bring his personality and eclectic interests to MSNBC. He's got such …

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Jack Osbourne to Compete on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Jack Osbourne, Snooki and Amber Riley are among the celebrities competing on the next season of Dancing with the Stars. The trio will join nine other famous personalities on Season 17 of the ballroom dancing competition, which is judged by Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli. Jack - who suffers from the nerve disorder multiple sclerosis and is the son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne - has been partnered with Cheryl Burke, Jersey …

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Jennifer Lopez’s ‘American Idol’ Return Confirmed

Jennifer Lopez has been confirmed as returning to American Idol. The "On The Floor" singer will be joined by singer Harry Connick Jr. and returning judge Keith Urban when the show comes back for its 13th season next year. The 44-year-old pop star is coming back to the panel after appearing as a member in 2011 and 2012 and will command a hefty pay cheque, thought to total as much as $17.5 million. Randy Jackson, who …

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‘True Blood’ Series to Conclude Next Summer

Shortly following what many True Blood fans believe to be the most rewarding flashiest season finale of the show ever, HBO has announced that the vamp soap opera will be coming to an end next year, marking its seventh season. HBO's president of programming Michael Lombardo released a statement concerning the announcement: "True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO. Alan Ball took the books by Charlaine Harris, assembled a brilliant cast led …

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Britney Spears’ Producer to Be ‘American Idol’ Judge

Britney Spears and Katy Perry's music producer has officially signed on as the third judge on American Idol. Dr. Luke, whose real name is Lukasz Gottwald, has nabbed the final spot to appear on the judging panel alongside Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez on the show's upcoming 13th season. A source told E! News that the 39-year-old musician, who is responsible for creating hits such as Katy's "California Gurls," Kesha's "Tick Tok," Britney's "Hold It …

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