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Breaking News: The Next OSCARS Host Is…

Deadline.com is reporting EXCLUSIVELY that SETH MACFARLANE will host the Oscars next February on ABC.  MacFarline is known for being the creator of “Family Guy” and the box office smash, “Ted.” 

It’s a bold choice for the Academy and a good one, I say.  Seth will bring younger viewers to the screen and hopefully hip up what has been an otherwise boring awards show in years past. 

What do you think???

BREAKING NEWS: OWN Cancels ROSIE

OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, has just announced that it’s cancelling the talk show hosted by comedian Rosie O’Donnell, “The Rosie Show.”  The show will tape its final episode on Tuesday, March 20th.

A release issued by OWN said:  “I thank Rosie from the bottom of my heart for joining me on this journey.  She has been an incredible partner, working to deliver the best possible show every single day,” said Oprah Winfrey. “As I have learned in the last 15 months, a new network launch is always a challenge and ratings grow over time as you continue to gather an audience.  I’m grateful to Rosie and the dedicated Rosie Show team for giving it their all.”

In the release, Rosie O’Donnell went on to say:  “I loved working with Oprah in the amazing city of Chicago.”  She added,  “I was welcomed with open arms and will never forget the kindness of all I encountered. It was a great year for me – I wish the show was able to attract more viewers – but it did not.  So I am headed back to my home in New York – with gratitude.  On we go!”

It’s Official: Eddie Murphy Hosting The Oscars!

It was rumored this week, but now it’s fact.  Actor Eddie Murphy will host the 84th annual Academy Awards!  I, of course, think he will be brilliant. 

Murphy has two upcoming movies.  Oscars producer Bret Rattner recently directed Murphy in the upcoming comedy Tower Heist, which hits theaters Nov. 4.  Murphy will also star in A Thousand Words, coming out on Jan. 13.   When I saw the trailer recently for Tower Heist in a crowded theater, the audience erupted when Murphy  appeared on the screen.

So what do you think?  Good decision?  

The 84th annual Academy Awards can be seen on Feb. 26, 2012, on ABC.  READ MORE at The Hollywood Reporter…CLICK HERE.

BREAKING NEWS: Singer/Songwriter Nick Ashford Dies

Sad news tonight.  Nick Ashford, of the famed duo “Ashford & Simpson,” has died in New York, according to his publicist.  He had throat cancer.  He was 69 years old.

He and wife Valerie Simpson have to be one of the most famous singer/songwriting duos in music with a career spanning 30 years along with 22 gold and platinum records.

The Songwriters Hall of Fame says:

“As staff songwriters for Sceptor Records, Nick and Valerie wrote Ray Charles’ classic “Let’s Go Get Stoned” in 1964 which brought them to the attention of Motown where they wrote their second smash ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ for Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. Other Gaye/Terrell hits followed including ‘Your Precious Love,” ‘Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing,’ and ‘You’re All I Need to Get By.’

Ashford & Simpson signed with Warner Brothers in 1973 as recording artists and recorded eight albums, four of which went gold. Their numerous hit singles include ‘Send It,’ ‘Found A Cure,’ ‘Don’t Cost You Nothing,’ ‘It Seems To Hang On,’ and ‘Love Don’t Make It Right.'”

In the 80’s, Ashford & Simpson signed with Capitol Records and their hit “Solid as a Rock” continues to be a signature song for the duo.

BREAKING NEWS: RIP AMY WINEHOUSE

Sad news out of London.  Singer Amy Winehouse has reportedly been found dead in her apartment.  I can’t say this is shocking to me.  The 27-year-old has a long history of drug problems including within the last month when she took the stage and appeared to be heavily intoxicated, so much so that she couldn’t sing.  She reportedly checked out of a drug program last month.  Very sad that a young woman’s career is gone so soon.

You can read more on TMZ.  I’m sure there will be updates throughout the day.

ABC Cancels “All My Children” AND “One Life To Live”

The president of ABC daytime, Brian Frons, announced today that ABC will be ending production of All My Children and One Life to Live.  The shows will air their final episodes in September 2011 and January 2012, respectively.

ABC says it is trying to meet the needs of its daytime viewers.  Two new series will replace the soaps later this year that will focus on transformation, food and lifestyle.  In a release, ABC said: “Daytime drama General Hospital will remain on the air, joining The View and two new series, The Chew and The Revolution, to anchor ABC’s daytime lineup.”

BREAKING NEWS: Charlie Sheen Gives Interview to 20/20

Now THIS will be MUST-SEE TV!  Not since the Diane Sawyer/Whitney Houston “crack is wack” interview has another celebrity interview been so anticipated.  Crazy Charlie Sheen spoke to ABC’s Andrea Canning in an interview that will air Tuesday, March 1 at 10pm ET as a special edition of “20/20.”

No quotes have been released but Sheen will discuss his controversial rants and public feud with the Two and a Half Men exec producer, Chuck Lorre.

For a sneak peek, check out Good Morning America on Monday and Tuesday.

OMG!  I can’t wait!!!

BREAKING NEWS: See Keith Olbermann’s Last Sign Off

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BREAKING NEWS: KEITH OLBERMANN & MSNBC PART WAYS

FROM MSNBC:

STATEMENT REGARDING KEITH OLBERMANN: MSNBC and Keith Olbermann have ended their contract. The last broadcast of “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” will be this evening. MSNBC thanks Keith for his integral role in MSNBC’s success and we wish him well in his future endeavors.

BREAKING NEWS: Bye Rege! Philbin to Exit Talk Show

In a surprise announcement this morning on his hit daytime talk show, Regis Philbin announced today that this would be the last year for him as host of Live with Regis & Kelly.

“I don’t want to alarm anybody … but this will be my last year on the show,” he said. “There is a time that everything must come to an end for certain people on camera, especially certain old people.”

Philbin, who has hosted the show for 28 years,  said his last show would be sometime toward the end of summer.

Bye, Rege.  It was a great run.   So now…who will replace him?  Let the speculation begin.