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RogerAiles100x100Roger's Reality Show (Newsweek)
It was part political spectacle, part American Idol, part YouTube extravaganza, a pure Roger Ailes production -- and the latest sign that the Fox News chairman is quietly repositioning America's dominant cable news channel.

Amazon Adds Fox To Subscription Streaming Lineup But Still No Mobile (paidContent)
Amazon continues to build out its Amazon Prime Instant Video service, this time with more than 2,000 movies and TV episodes from Fox. AllThingsD: The shows are available via Prime Instant, the on-demand video service free to anyone who pays $79 per year for the Amazon Prime shipping service. But with Amazon set to unveil a new iPad-like tablet Wednesday, lots of folks assume that the company's video offering will be tied to the new gadget, as well. THR: CEO Jeff Bezos announced the deal -- which will include 24, Arrested Development, The X-Files, Ally McBeal, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The Wonder Years -- on Amazon's site.

Actress Lake Bell Joins The Hollywood Reporter As Automotive Critic (THR)
Actress-writer-director Lake Bell has been named automotive contributing editor for The Hollywood Reporter. Bell currently writes THR's "Test Drive" column, which covers the glamorous wheels and auto trends of Hollywood.

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