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June 27, 2008

Leno's options; WGA crawl; 'Call Girl' secret

-- "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno will end up at ABC ... or Fox ... or NBC ... or CBS ... or CNN ... or in syndication. Well, surely one of those, right? Today's THR.com story lays the odds on the late-night host's next move.

-- The New Yorker's review of Showtime's "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" suggests the bestselling book's author is a fraud. If correct, it would be the first time an embarrassing media scandal was due to a person not being a prostitute.

-- Not very bright: Democrats used "Sopranos" theme music to attack Italian-American candidate.

-- The WGA wants networks to add a real-time onscreen crawl that alerts viewers whenever product placement is used in a show. It's pretty rare that an industry proposal manages to be equally dreadful from a creative and business perspective.

-- A U.K. survey has found that British women rush through sex so they don't miss their favorite TV shows. So if you're dating an English girl, she'd probably really appreciate a DVR.

-- Bravo says the deal's not done yet, but sources say Bunim/Murray Productions ("The Real World," "Road Rules") will take over production of "Project Runway" now that the Magical Elves have left the show.


-- And finally, THR received a mysterious package of peanuts followed by a large, lovely bouquet of flowers. Along with the flowers was this note: "Hope you enjoy the nuts. Jericho Rangers still fighting hard for a season 3." ... Ah, "Jericho" fans, how could we ever think that "Moonlight" fans were more hardcore?


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