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    Paula Deen Reportedly Hires Fixer Judy Smith (The Inspiration For 'Scandal's' Olivia Pope)

    So word on the street is that Paula Deen has retained the services of D.C. crisis firm Smith & Co., which is run by one Judy Smith, the real life crises manager that the lead character in Shonda Rhimes' hit ABC series, Scandal, is based on - aka Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington.

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    Participant's New Cable Channel Pivot Announces Premiere Dates for Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Variety Show, '99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film' and More

    At its first ever upfront presentation in March, Participant Media announced a name for its new cable channel -- Pivot -- and the programming it will launch with on August 1st and be developing for roll-out in the months to follow.

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    Jamie Foxx's Planned 5-Episode Horror Anthology Series For Syfy Has Been Postponed

    The planned Syfy channel/Jamie Foxx 5-episode horror anthology series that Foxx was to write, direct and exec produce, has been postponed.

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    Oprah Winfrey Decides To Save 'All My Children' & 'One Life To Live' After All. They're OWN-Bound

    A change of heart for Oprah Winfrey? It was over a year ago when, in response to fan requests that she "save" canceled soap operas All My Children and One Life To Live, that she explained they weren't an option for the OWN Network.

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    Amazon Develops First Drama Series, Police Procedural 'Bosch,' Based on Michael Connelly Novels

    Amazon remains gung-ho on the original content business. Amazon Studios is developing its first drama series, "Bosch," a police procedural based on Michael Connelly's Detective Harry Bosch novels. Per Deadline, the pilot is written by Connelly and "Treme" co-creator Eric Overmeyer.

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    Spike Lee Prepares 'Mike Tyson: An Undisputed Truth' For a TV Debut on HBO

    After a Broadway run and an appearance at this year's Tony awards, Mike Tyson is ready for the next round of his new career as an entertainer. His one-man show, "An Undisputed Truth," will make its television debut later this year with the help of its stage director, Spike Lee. HBO Films' President ...

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    Political Pundit And Activist Van Jones Joins CNN

    Van Jones, who was once an advisor to the Obama administration and currently president of Rebuilding the Dream (a progressive political action organization), and a regular political pundit on cable news channels, will be joining CNN as part of it new revamped Crossfire program.

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    'Being Mary Jane' Gets A More Earnest Trailer

    'Being Mary Jane' Gets A More Earnest Trailer

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    MTV Base Greenlights 'Shuga' For Nigerian TV

    MTV Base and the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, have joined forces with the Nigerian government’s National Agency for the Control of AIDS and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to launch Shuga, MTV’s award winning TV series and multimedia campaign.

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    Spike Lee, HBO & Mike Tyson Team Up Again For 'Undisputed Truth' (Remember 'Da Brick'?)

    Spike Lee, HBO & Mike Tyson Team Up Again For 'Undisputed Truth' (Remember 'Da Brick'?)

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