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Wednesday’s Forecast: Final Surgery for KTLA’s Mark Kriski

This past Sunday, KTLA Morning News weatherman Mark Kriski celebrated his two-year anniversary with girlfriend and station colleague Jennifer Gould. Tomorrow, he is looking forward to another momentous event: the final bit of surgery related to his tenacious recovery from viral pneumonia.

“After everything that’s been done, the doctors just need to go back in and take a look, remove any dead tissue, and so on,” Kriski tells FishbowlLA this morning via telephone. “They’re estimating that I will be in the hospital for two days, and then back home for another ten days to two weeks of recovery.”

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END OF THE WORLD COMING: Madonna And Guy Split Up

The lines of potential suitors will likely be around the block at Madonna’s Maverick Films office in Beverly Hills now that Madonna has officially split with Brit director Guy Ritchie even though she hasn’t worked out of that office in years, AP reported Wednesday.madonna.jpg

The couple issued a brief statement by their representatives Wednesday, asking for respect from the press for their family’s sake.

A financial settlement has not been agreed by the wealthy couple, who also must decide child custody issues.

Madonna and Ritchie, director of “Snatch” and “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,” married in December 2000 at Skibo Castle, in the Scottish Highlands. The couple have two children: Rocco, 8, and David Banda, 3, who was adopted from Malawi in 2006. Madonna also has a 12-year-old daughter, Lourdes, from her relationship with personal trainer Carlos Leon.

In The Trades

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Variety

Scott Rudin has offered one of his former development guys, Craig Perry, a first-look deal, thus gaining an opportunity to “generate mainstream comedies and family films.” Perry produced the American Pie and Final Destination movies.

Sidney Sheldon, the prolific author and producer, has died. During his extensive career he wrote several Broadway musicals, screenplays and televisions series, in addition to a multitude of novels. His television career included producer of The Patty Duke Show, I Dream of Jeannie, and Hart to Hart, in addition to a number of his novels produced as made-for TV movies including Rage of Angels, Bloodline and Memories of Midnight. His career awards included a Tony for Best Musical: Redhead in 1959, an Oscar for his original screenplay of The Bachelor and the Bobbysoxer starring Cary Grant, two WGA awards for Easter Parade and Annie Get Your Gun, and an Emmy for I Dream of Jeannie.

Hollywood Reporter

Television is the new feature, according to a CBS development exec. Pilot orders are running towards nighttimee soaps and high-cncept dramas, while the networks are avoiding open-ended serials–Lost being the only hit out of the current crop. Big name directors, like Spike Lee, Brett Ratner, Guy Ritchie, and Barry Sonnenfeld are directing pilots.

The Police will perform at the Grammys in February. Sting had hinted at this during the TCAs, where he was promoting his PBS project, a collection of 16th-century classical music called Songs From the Labyrinth, as the 30th anniversary of the band was approaching. THe group will open the show on CBS.