NEWS: Agnes Nixon, Bobby Soto, Connie Britton, Hoff, Poisoning

Agnes Nixon among Library of American Broadcasting honorees
The annual Giants of Broadcasting library fundraising event will be held in New York in October. Charles Osgood will again emcee. The honorees this year also include Dick Clark, Sam Donaldson, Hal Jackson, Norman Corwin, Eddie Fritts, Lesley Stahl and — posthumously — Rue McClanahan, Daniel Schorr, Art Linkletter and David Wolper.

More on soap star Gabriela Spanic being poisoned by assistant she hired to spy on her twin
According to police, Marcia Celeste Fern├índez Babio. had begun lacing the Spanic family’s food with ammonium sulphate, an ingredient in rat poison. Over the last four months, the Spanic household – including Gabriela’s two-year-old son, her mother and her maid – grew gravely ill. Their suspicions were raised by two curiosities: none of them had ever seen Babio eating or drinking inside the house; and she was the only one living there not wracked by stomach pain and headaches.

Will Paley Center for Media Television Awards rival Emmys?
Formed last March, the Paley Center for Media Television Awards Planning Committee — chaired by Sony Pictures TV president Steve Mosko, Fox Networks Group CEO Tony Vinciquerra and Lippin Group chairman Dick Lippin — is eyeing a 2012 launch date for the awards ceremony, reports Variety.

David Hasselhoff to be a contestant on DANCING WITH THE STARS?
Us Weekly is reporting the actor will appear in the new season of the show.

Bobby Soto cast in BROTHERS & SISTERS
The show's executive producer David Marshall Grant revealed that Soto's character Mateo could become a big part of Kevin and Scotty's lives.

Connie Britton on the final scene of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
"I actually wasn't in the last scene that was being shot but a lot of us went out [to the set]. It was actually really beautiful because the last scene that we shot of the show just happened to be in this big, beautiful open field. And it was sunset. So a lot of the cast, and Peter Berg, who created the show, flew in. And Sarah Aubrey, his partner, and David Nevins from Imagine -- you know, all the people who had been involved from the beginning and writers and editors -- came into town [Austin, Tex., where production was based]. We all got to convene on this beautiful Texas field at sundown and watch the final scene be shot. It was a great moment."

Spot Shot® Partners with Soap Opera Digest and Austin Peck for Confessions of a Carpet Stain Contest
Spot Shot, a leading carpet stain remover and odor eliminator, is partnering with Soap Opera Digest magazine and soap star Austin Peck for the Confessions of a Carpet Stain Contest. The Contest, which launches Aug. 24 and runs through Oct. 31, 2010, asks consumers to tell Spot Shot about their most dramatic carpet stain story. One grand-prize winner will receive a trip to a red carpet event with a friend.

Lindsay Lohan Released From Rehab
Lohan has been released from her court-ordered rehabilitation at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, the facility the troubled starlet has called home since beginning her treatment there August 2, RadarOnline.com has learned.

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