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NBC borrows from the Brits and gives America a show that intends to give teens a taste “living life on fast-forward and giving teens a wakeup call about the consequences of unplanned pregnancy.” Is NBC planning on buying babies for this purpose?

Speed Racer is even more of a go, as Warners has moved the release date up to May 9, 2008.
Larry and Andy Wachowski are writing and directing, Joel Silver is producing under his Silver Pictures banner.

Al Gore’s CurrentTV is opening in the UK, with plans for more overseas markets. When asked what his 18-year-old self would have submitted, Gore replied, “Back in those days I was protesting against the Vietnam war, I’d probably want to make something on that.”

Doc. makers Debbie Melnyk and Rick Caine turn the lens on Michael Moore in Manufacturing Dissent and even use some moves from his playbook:

Melnyk and Caine are forcibly ejected during one public event spotlighting Moore and denied access to sound recording at another.

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Regis Philbin is scheduled for heart by-pass surgery this week. If only some talk show hosts could get brain implants, things would be better.

Online gamblers are betting on Heather Mills and her leg coming off during Dancing With the Stars.

Steve Wilkos, the security guard from The Jerry Springer Show, is getting a talk show. Why? Because he’s recognizable.

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