Wednesday, August 10, 2011

3 Interesting News Tidbits: Lopez Cancelled, J-Lo Back on 'Idol,' a Bachelorette Runner-Up Gets a Big Date

There were three TV-related news items in the past 30 minutes.

American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe announced unofficially today that Jennifer Lopez will return to the program this fall, which is a big one with the competition coming from    On Ryan Seacrest's radio show this morning in LA, Lythgoe said, "I believe we're still waiting for the official announcement, but I am delighted to say that all three judges, along with the brilliant hot of American Idol, is back for the next season."  No word on how much money she's getting, but word is Steven Tyler is not too happy because he'll be making somewhat less.

TBS just announced that it's cancelling Lopez Tonight, the talk show with comedian George Lopez after two seasons.  Thursday is his last program.  Says the network:  "TBS has reached the difficult decision not to order a third season of Lopez Tonight. We are proud to have partnered with George Lopez, who is an immensely talented comedian and entertainer. TBS has valued its partnership with George and appreciates all of his work on behalf of the network, both on and off the air."

And, Perez Hilton is reporting that Jennifer Love Hewitt is dating Ben Flajnik, the runner up to JP Rosenbaum on the most recent installment of The Bachelorette.  According to Hilton, Love Hewitt flew to San Francisco this past weekend to have an intimate getaway with the 28-year-old winemaker. The two were spotted "making out" at a club called Lion's Pub. Apparently, she tweeted that he should call and he responded.

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