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GANG’S ALL HERE: Per Rolling Stone, “Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson have all officially signed on for the eleventh season of American Idol. Idol Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe confirmed the news Wednesday during a call to On Air with Ryan Seacrest. Lythgoe also confirmed that the panel of judges will soon hit the road for season 11 auditions in Denver, CO, Houston, St. Louis, San Diego, Pittsburgh, PA, Charleston, SC and Portland, OR.” http://bit.ly/oT9x7R

PRUDE ALERT: Per The Wrap, “PG-13 rated movies are getting edgier and rougher -- including, notably, the final “Harry Potter” installments, and the even more brutal “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” that debuted last weekend. Especially at “Apes,” unsuspecting child-accompanied parents may have found themselves wondering just how much more ape-thwacking, electrocuting, cop-pummeling onscreen action it would take to push the simian origin story a notch deeper into marketing no-no land.” http://bit.ly/ql9nk6

SO WHAT DOES GO ON? Per Celebuzz, “Dianna Agron may be one of the biggest stars on TV, but she is keeping her private life private and that’s all there is to it! The gorgeous Glee star graces the cover of September’s Cosmopolitan Magazine, and opened up to the publication about why she wants to keep what goes on offscreen under wraps — even using the often troubled Lindsay Lohan as a reference.” http://bit.ly/pXiv0a

POPPED: Per TMZ, “Actor Kiowa Gordon -- who plays shapeshifting werewolf Embry Call in the "Twilight" movies -- was arrested in Tempe, Arizona early Monday morning ... this according to the Tempe Police Department. Gordon was NOT busted for DUI, as reported by local AZ media -- but rather, he was arrested for an active warrant stemming from a drug paraphernalia possession arrest in 2010.” http://bit.ly/q5H4N8

ANOTHER BACON DEGREE: Per Deadline, “EXCLUSIVE: HBO has bought Valentine, a half-hour comedy script from writer Bryan Sipe, (with) Kevin Bacon attached to executive produce and potentially star. Valentine centers on Johnny Valentine, the role that would be played by Bacon. With three ex wives and his glory days behind him, Johnny Valentine is the new voice of talk radio. He’s not on the left, the right, or the middle, he’s on the bottom.” http://bit.ly/oVNjR8

RESTING: Per the AP, “Singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw has been released from a New York City hospital after an attack that left him with a broken nose, a concussion and other injuries. Police say DeGraw was attacked by a group of men in the East Village. No arrests have been made yet.” http://apne.ws/qPgnHg

BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME? Per TV GUIDE, “A lot of people think TV is better than movies these days. For many actors, it certainly pays better. Unless you're able to play a superhero, it's tough to get super-rich from big-screen work, so more actors are moving to series TV. The general rule across the TV business is to keep lead performers on new network prime-time series to $125,000 an episode.” http://bit.ly/pFYjJa

GRIM REAPER: Per E!, “If nothing else, George Lopez can at least count on receiving some been-there, survived-that advice from network mate (er, make that, soon-to-be ex-network mate) Conan O'Brien. After just two seasons in the late-night game, TBS announced today that it is pulling the plug on Lopez Tonight.” http://eonli.ne/pzn0lR

UMMM, WOW: Per People, “Nothing compares to ... who? Look closely – that's none other than Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, performing as a backup singer at a summer music festival in Bray, Ireland, over the weekend.” http://bit.ly/rlDf78 

--Skip Wood

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