Posted: 2:02 PM A Manhattan judge has ruled to have a jury hear the extortion case of David Letterman. The jury will decide if CBS employee Robert "Joe" Halderman attempted to blackmail the "Late Show" host or involve him in a business proposition, which is what Halderman's attorney claims.
Posted: 2:47 PM Staff members have expressed their support for boss Jay Leno in the so-called "late-night wars." Leno has faced scrutiny online, with many suggesting he's stealing "The Tonight Show" back from Conan O'Brien. Sources say NBC is the culprit, even though Leno is being criticized.
Posted: 2:32 PM James Cameron's "Avatar" picked up best drama and director at the Golden Globes Sunday night. Sandra Bullock and Jeff Bridges picked up top dramatic-acting awards for their respective rolls in "The Blind Side" and "Crazy Heart." The Globes are said to give insight to possible Academy Award winners.
Posted: 10:58 AM The recession-era tale "Up in the
Air" led Golden Globe film contenders Tuesday with six
nominations, among them best drama and acting honors for George
Clooney, Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick.
Posted: 12:10 PM September's “Back To School” theme at The Paramount in Charlottesville will be its own tribute to writer/director/producer John Hughes. Featured movies include, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink.
Posted: 11:09 AM Music legend, Jimmy Dean, says despite the devastating loss of his home in Henrico County earlier this year, he won't let the fire keep him off the land he loves. Dean says he will rebuild on his Chaffin's Bluff Estate.
Posted: 2:21 PM Joaquin Phoenix's interview with David Letterman started off odd and ended in full-blown weirdness, instantly joining Farrah Fawcett on the list of late-night appearances memorable for the wrong way.
Updated: 7:48 PM They're famous for showing a united front, but now the issue is divorce for Madonna and British film-director Guy Ritchie. They've reportedly been at each other over their competing careers and Madonna's desire to adopt another child. Her much-publicized friendship with New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez didn't help.
Paris Hilton Won't Get Grandad's Fortune Charity doesn't begin at home, evidently. Hotel magnate Barron Hilton, the 80-year-old grandfather of Paris Hilton, will give $2.3 billion, the bulk of his fortune, to charity.
The Amazing Kreskin Casts His Ballot The Amazing Kreskin doesn't usually predict elections but the mentalist says the name of the next president has come to him. The prediction's been locked in a box and given to a New York bar owner for safekeeping until the polls close in 2008.
Pop Culture's Movers And Shakers Radar Magazine held its first annual "New Radicals" Gala reception and silent auction to benefit the International Fund For Animal Welfare. The event was held at The New Museum in New York.
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