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Moraes on TV: April 12, 2009 - April 18, 2009

Judges Save Makes its Debut on "American Idol"

Wednesday's "American Idol" results night kicks off with a compendium of "Grindhousean" cliches -- scratchy picture, movie-projector going on the blink, etc. -- in case we forgot Quentin Tarantino, that legendary renegade of cinema, had offered each of the Idolettes cinematic advice on their previous night's performances. Tips like...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  April 16, 2009; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
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NASA Astronauts to Run on COLBERT

NASA did not name its international space station module after Comedy Central's Greatest Living Gasbag, Stephen Colbert. They named the space station's treadmill after him. Technically, it will be called the Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill -- the COLBERT. Every day, someone on the space station will...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  April 15, 2009; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Blago Does NBC, Pending Court OK

NBC, which this summer will pick up with "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here" where ABC left off, has broadened the definition of "celebrity" to include indicted ex-governors, casting Illinois's Rod Blagojevich. Pending the court's approval, of course, NBC added in a statement. Impeached Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich....

By Lisa de Moraes  |  April 15, 2009; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Quentin Tarantino Coaches "American Idol"

Movie-tune night on "American Idol," in which the Idolettes will sing flick songs under the watchful eye of a "legend," show host Ryan Seacrest says. 'Idol' contestant Adam Lambert (Frank Micelotta -- Fox) Of course, when you think movie legend, you think Quentin Tarantino, right? Tarantino has lost some...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  April 15, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
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Bravo Bravely Imagines Life After "Runway"

Bravo, NBC Universal's gonna-lose-"Project Runway"-anyway cable network, announced to advertisers in New York that it's jumping into the scripted drama business. The news comes about four months after NBC Universal's network NBC announced it's getting out of the scripted drama business --- at 10 p.m., anyway, where Jay Leno...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  April 14, 2009; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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