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11:30 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 …
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 …
Nikki Finke /
NBC ON THE HOT SEAT: Will It Be Jay AND Conan In Late Night?
Bill Carter / New York Times:
NBC Wants Leno Back in Old Slot
Discussion: Mediaite and ArtsBeat
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  —  Rachel Zoe is one skinny stylist.  —  She looked frighteningly thin as she stepped out in a bikini while vacationing with her husband in St. Barts Thursday.  —  Despite her wafer thin frame, Zoe, 38, who headlines her own Bravo reality show …
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.
Michael Lewittes / Gossip Cop:
Ellen DeGeneres is having second thoughts about joining “American Idol”  —  In Entertainment Weekly's cover story, featuring “American Idol” judges Ellen DeGeneres and Simon Cowell, when the rumor is brought up that Cowell may leave the show when his contract expires later this year, DeGeneres says “If Simon goes, I go!”
Amy Chozick / Wall Street Journal:
Just Asking... Ellen DeGeneres
Discussion: Popeater and PEOPLE TV Watch
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
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.
Michael Jackson Death Investigation Complete  —  The LAPD investigation into Michael Jackson's death has been completed and the case will go to 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.
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.
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
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 …
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
Kristen Mascia /
Brittany Murphy's Mother & Husband ‘Keeping Each Other Going’  —  Since Brittany Murphy's sudden death at 32 of an apparent cardiac arrest Dec. 20, her grieving husband Simon Monjack and mother Sharon Murphy have “clung to each other for support.”  —  “Simon is exactly as you would expect someone …
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and The Insider
EXCLUSIVE: Charlie Sheen's Wife Was In Rehab For Crack Addiction  —  Charlie Sheen's wife Brooke Mueller was addicted to crack and ended up getting in-patient treatment in rehab, has learned exclusively.  —  Mueller was treated at Beit T'Shuvah in Los Angeles, said a friend who knew her while she was there.
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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