Koppel cops duties


NPR has signed former "Nightline" host Ted Koppel as a contributor for "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered" and "Day to Day." Koppel will appear at least 50 times on the radio for NPR in the…

Cowell cozies up to Fox


Simon Cowell is beefing up his relationship with News Corp., inking an exclusive five-year overall deal with the conglom's Fox TV Studios division. Pact comes in the wake of Cowell's recent decision…

  • Film

Silverman has Spirit


Comedian Sarah Silverman will host the Independent Spirit Awards for the first time this year. The March 4 kudocast, coming one day before the Oscars, will air live on IFC, with AMC rebroadcasting…

Skeins taking week off


Just days after its disappointing debut, ABC is pulling the plug on its low-rated Monday night laffer lineup -- at least for a week. Newcomer "Emily's Reasons Why Not" and sophomore sitcom "Jake in…

Pix play for May ’07


In a new round of playdate shifts, Fox is planting its flag on the 2007 Memorial Day frame with Jim Carrey-Ben Stiller laffer “Used Guys” and giving a February theatrical run this year to the…

  • Biz

NBC group decertifies AFTRA


Worries over dues and the strength of the health and retirement plans have prompted a group of NBC Network correspondents and staff to decertify AFTRA as their official bargaining agent by a 24-14…

J. Lo gets ‘Tunnel’ vision


Jennifer Lopez will topline New Line’s “Bridge and Tunnel,” portraying a stock trader who relies on a suburban teen who day-trades on his home PC. Production on the romantic comedy is expected to…

Ruling King auds


The Martin Luther King Day frame will see four films opening wide, but in typical January style, none are expected to make a big splash. Instead, pics with the most riding on them this month are…

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