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Diff’rent Strokes Co-Stars Remember Gary Coleman

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Former co-stars have released statements following the news of .

Janet Jackson, who appeared on several episodes of Diff’rent Strokes, will “remember him as the fun, playful, adorable and affectionate man he was. He has left a lasting legacy.” Gary Coleman initially met Janet when he appeared on Good Times, where Jackson starred as a series regular, in 1978.

Todd Bridges, who played ’s older brother Willis, also released a statement. “It’s a sad day. It’s sad that I’m the last kind alive from the show.”

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American Idol 9: The Finale

Wednesday night was Simon Cowell’s last moment with American Idol, and the night belonged to him much more than the two contenders for the ninth Idol crown. and performed ably on Tuesday night, but only the votes would determine which would walk away with the winning title. The show will undoubtedly crash and burn now that Cowell is walking away…but that is talk for another time.

The Top 12 Idols - including Crystal and Lee, of course - danced out on stage to deliver “School’s Out for Summer.” While Orianthi jammed out on the guitar, Casey James suddenly announced a surprise appearance - Alice Cooper. This was an exciting guest star, but honestly, he sounded quite bad. And I’m a fan.

The evening started out with a fairly lackluster vibe…but there was much, much more to come.

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Wednesday Ratings: The Middle Better Off Post-Hank

Sorry, Kelsey - but you were just replaced by a repeat. A repeat (Modern Family) that did better than your last appearance. A repeat that helped its lead-out (The Middle) pick up an additional 1 million over its previous outing.

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No Reality TV for Michael Jackson’s Children

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Music, Prime Time, Reality, Cable, Rumors,

Michael Jackson's Kids

Despite a report claiming Michael Jackson’s three children would soon become reality stars, the trio’s legal guardian says that simply isn’t so.

In the upcoming A&E series, The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty, the cameras will follow the surviving Jackson 5 members and will also include 19 other relatives with the same last name. Even though Janet and her mother are both expected to be involved, Katherine tells TMZ that the formerly masked Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket will not.

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Cost of Michael Jackson TV Special a Little Too High

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Michael Jackson

AEG Live has been negotiating with several networks over the cost of their Michael Jackson rehearsal footage, tape which will be turned into a later this year. AEG was hoping to sell some of the footage to be used for the creation of TV special that would whip viewing audiences into a film frenzy, but their $20 million price tag proved to be a little too high.

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Janet Jackson Makes Appearance at BET Awards

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Tonight at the 2009 BET Awards, a very special guest helped pay tribute to the King of Pop. For the first time since Michael Jackson’s death, his younger sister stepped out in public to address his fans.

“My entire family wanted to be here tonight, but it was just too painful so they elected me to speak with all of you. I’m going to keep it very short, but I’d just like to say that to you - Michael is an icon. To us, Michael is family, and he will forever live in all of our hearts,” Janet stated. “On behalf of my family and myself, thank you for all your love. Thank you for all your support. We miss him so much.”

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Janet Jackson Seeks Her Replacement on MTV

Janet Jackson gets her own reality showReality TV producers over at MTV have apparently lured pop icon Janet Jackson into developing yet another American Idol-esque series.

“It’s really about finding who’s the next Janet Jackson or Justin Timberlake or Usher,” executive producer David Broome explains; however, I am a bit unsure as to why we would need to find the next Janet, Justin, or Usher when all three are still rather successful artists today. Perhaps a hint at Jackson’s fall from her pop star throne?

Either way you slice it, the upcoming MTV show sounds just like Making the Band to me.

Fearing blatant comparisons to its predecessors, Boome added, “We’ll find it from a pool of people who you wouldn’t typically find it from. We’ll go to YMCAs, church groups, local community centers and try to cast the show.”

Wow! A reality show with a heart? I doubt it.

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Saturday Night Live Replaces Janet Jackson with Mariah Carey

Mariah CareyAn untimely illness has forced Janet Jackson to cancel an upcoming appearance on this weekend’s .  (It was reported that the singer made a trip to the emergency room earlier this week due to a case of the flu.) 

Luckily for Lorne Michaels, the show was able to able to book someone with an equally high profile:  .

The gig is actually a win-win situation for the two parties.  Not only does the diva have an upcoming album to promote (E=MC2 comes out on April 15), the program has been trying to get the artist back on their stage for over 10 years.

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