Tuesday, July 13, 2010

NEWS: Indecency Rule, Sela, Gay 90210, AFTRA

AFTRA Membership Ratifies Network TV Code
AFTRA members have overwhelmingly voted to ratify a one-year extension to the 2007-2010 AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting (AFTRA Network Code “Front of the Book”) by a margin of 98% in favor to 2% against. The extension was unanimously approved by the AFTRA National Board of Directors on June 11.

FCC indecency rule struck down by appeals court
A three-judge panel in New York says a rule on unscripted expletives on live broadcast TV and radio creates a 'chilling effect' in violation of the 1st Amendment. The ruling is a major victory for broadcast networks.

CSI: NY hires Sela Ward to replace Melina Kanakarades
According to CBS, Ward will join the 7th year series as "an experienced investigator from Washington, D.C., whose work is driven by her empathy for the victim."

90210 is making one of three hunks gay
We will learn that the straight-acting character in question—Matt Lanter’s recovering rebel Liam, Michael Steger’s smart and tenderhearted Navid, or Trevor Donovan’s tennis pro Teddy—is actually gay.

Lindsay Lohan's imprisonment could become a major TV event
Lohan is shopping pre- and post-prison interviews to the major networks, which may team up with a gossip magazine to pay her $500,000.

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