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Cowell applies ‘Grease’ to ITV


Battling British web ITV1 hopes Simon Cowell can provide the answer to its summer ratings woes. ITV, which earlier this week inked an exclusive three-year contract with Cowell worth a record £20…

Gervais smells like a Rose


British comedy wunderkind Ricky Gervais, recently depicted in a much-hyped episode of "The Simpsons," pocketed two Golden Rose gongs at the Rose d'Or festival in Switzerland that wrapped over the…

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