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11:05 AM ET, January 8, 2010


 Top News:
NBC Shakeup — Jay Leno Comes Out on Top  —  Jay Leno is going back to his 11:30 PM time slot, and it's looking like Conan O'Brien is the odd man out ... sources tell TMZ.  —  We've learned Jay's 10:00 PM show will go on hiatus February 1.  After the Olympics, Jay will take back his 11:30 PM time slot.
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
NBC Plan Would Move Leno Back to Late Nights  —  Conan O'Brien, left, and Jay Leno on the set of “The Tonight Show” when Mr. Leno was the host.  —  Pressed by affiliates and shrinking ratings, NBC has a plan in the works to radically alter its late-night television lineup …
NBC to Conan O'Brien — The Choice Is Yours  —  NBC has given Conan O'Brien the option to either do his show from midnight to 1 or leave the network, sources tell TMZ.  —  As TMZ first reported, after the Olympics, Jay Leno will get his 11:30 PM time period back.
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
NBC May Be Considering Reinstating Leno on ‘Tonight Show’  —  NBC executives held discussions with both Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien Thursday about the future of the network's late-night lineup.  And while executives said that no final decision has been made, they did not deny that the network …
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Late-Night Shift Sinking, NBC Wants Leno Back in Old Slot  —  Faced with the failure of the biggest recent gamble in television, NBC is shuffling its late-night deck one more time.  —  The network has a plan in the works to restore Jay Leno to his old spot at 11:35 each weeknight for a half-hour …
Discussion: Mediaite and ArtsBeat
Nikki Finke /
NBC ON THE HOT SEAT: Will It Be Jay AND Conan In Late Night?
Discussion: Hollywood Life and me
Mike Hess / Popeater:
Jay Leno Going Back to 11:30?
Discussion: omg!
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Orange County Housewife’ Tamra Barney's Husband Files For Divorce, Charges Infidelity  —  Tamra Barney's husband Simon filed for divorce on Wednesday, charging his wife with infidelity, has learned exclusively.  —  Read Court Documents Here
Molly / PopSugar:
Rachel Zoe Shows Her Bikini Body With Rodger in St. Bart's  —  Rachel Zoe and her husband Rodger stepped out on the beach in St. Bart's today, where she gave us a rare peek at her in a bikini.  Rachel's weight has been a topic of discussion for years, even being openly addressed on her show …
Us Weekly:   See Stylist Rachel Zoe in a Bikini
Charlotte Triggs /
Tila Tequila: Don't Blame Me for Casey's Johnson's Death  —  Tila Tequila is defending herself on the Internet, fighting off claims she ignored warning signs in the days leading up to Casey Johnson's death  —  “I was the ONLY one who was constantly checking on my Wifey cuz I knew something was wrong,” she wrote on Twitter on Thursday.
Amy Chozick / Wall Street Journal:
Just Asking... Ellen DeGeneres  —  Ellen DeGeneres talks about joining “American Idol,” her favorite singers to come out of the show and how she hopes to play nice with Simon Cowell  —  The show must go on.  “American Idol” returns for its ninth season on Jan. 12 without Paula Abdul.
Discussion: Popeater and PEOPLE TV Watch
Mallory Simon / CNN:
Model's burned body found in trash bin  —  (CNN) — Paula Sladewski, a 26-year-old who once modeled for Playboy, was identified Wednesday by Miami police as the person found dead and “burned beyond recognition” in a trash bin on Sunday.  —  Now, police are asking for the public's help to put her killer behind bars.
The Playlist:
Exclusive: Ewan McGregor, Dennis Quaid & Michael Douglas (& More) Join Steven Soderbergh's ‘Knockout’  —  When the action spy picture “Knockout” was first announced a few months ago, director Steven Soderbergh promised that the lead star, non-actress/ mixed martial arts champion Gina Carano …
Hollywoodreporter / The Hollywood Reporter:
McGregor, Douglas, Fassbender in Soderbergh's ‘Knockout’
Discussion: Gawker
Catherine Donaldson-Evans /
Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood Are Engaged  —  Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood are engaged, a source confirms to PEOPLE.  —  The shock-rocker reportedly proposed to the True Blood actress while he was performing on stage in Paris on Monday, according to reports.
E! Online:
No Jail Time for Hills Star Stephanie Pratt  —  Pretty Hills hotties don't belong in jail.  —  Good thing Stephanie Pratt isn't headed there, even with that whole “my heels made me do it” excuse.  —  The MTV reality star reached a deal with the district attorney stemming …
Jason Gregory / Entertainmentwise:
Lady GaGa Unveils Bizarre Hair Hat And See-Through Dress Combo - Pictures  —  In Las Vegas...  Lady GaGa has grown into a style icon over the last twelve months - and not without good reason.  —  The singer's diverse and outlandish wardrobe, which has included fishnets, stockings and PVC catsuits, has regularly wowed onlookers.
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and L.A. Rag Mag
Michael Jackson Death Investigation Complete  —  The LAPD investigation into Michael Jackson's death has been completed and the case will go the D.A. within weeks, law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... and, we're told, it's all but certain Dr. Conrad Murray will be criminally charged in MJ's death.
Discussion: OK! Magazine and
Blane Bachelor /
Jessica Biel and Emile Hirsch Begin Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb  —  A star-studded group of actors, musicians and activists, including Jessica Biel and Into the Wild star Emile Hirsch, have kicked off 2010 with a lofty mission: summiting the formidable 19,340-foot Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest peak …
Discussion: Perez Hilton
IESB Exclusive: It's Going to Take Two Writers to Bring the G.I. JOE Sequel to Life  —  Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have been in the news this week when it was announced they had officially signed on to pen DEADPOOL for 20th Century Fox.  —  IESB has exclusively learned that not only are these two writing …
Tatiana Siegel / Variety:
Actresses circle ‘Faster’  —  Maggie Grace joins Dwayne Johnson starrer; Salma Hayek in talks  —  Casting on the Dwayne Johnson starrer “Faster” is picking up speed.  Maggie Grace has signed on and Salma Hayek is in negotiations to co-star in the CBS Films action drama.
Discussion: Movieline, The Playlist and Collider
‘Bachelor’ Contestant Did Not Have Sexual Relations With That Producer  —  The ‘Bachelor’ contestant dismissed from the reality show for an alleged affair with a producer insists, “I did not have a sexual relationship with a producer on the show.”  In an exclusive interview with …
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Linda Laban / Popeater:
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