OBIT: MICHAEL CLARKE DUNCAN
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michael Clarke Duncan is dead at 54. A statement from his fiancee says Duncan, who suffered a heart attack in July, died yesterday morning at a Los Angeles hospital after nearly two months of treatment. Duncan earned an Oscar nomination for his break-out role in the 1999 film "The Green Mile." Duncan told the AP even at 315 pounds, he had to bulk-up for The Green Mile role. He appeared in dozens of films, including hits likes "Armageddon," "Planet of the Apes" and "Kung Fu Panda." Green Mile co-star Tom Hanks says he's "terribly saddened at the loss of Big Mike."
KELLY RIPA'S NEW CO-HOST WILL BE REVEALED TODAY
NEW YORK (AP) -- We'll find out who Kelly Ripa's new co-host is today on "Live With Kelly." The winner beat out nearly 60 people who sat next to Ripa in the past 200 shows. The front-runner seems to be former football player Michael Strahan.
"THE VIEW" RETURNS AND JOY BEHAR'S NEW TALK SHOW DEBUTS
NEW YORK (AP) -- You can get a double dose of Joy Behar starting today. She'll be back on "The View," which returns for a 16th season on ABC. Then her new talk show, "Joy Behar: Say Anything" will premiere tonight on Current TV. Her first guest will be former Vice President Al Gore, who's the co-founder and chairman of the board of Current TV.
UPDATED BOX OFFICE - A NEW LOW FOR A MOVIE OPENING
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure" has his a new low for movie openings. No movie has ever had a worse debut. It grossed an estimated $600,000 in its first four days, averaging just $278 per screen. The Los Angeles Times says that's the lowest per-screen average of any film opening at more than 1,000 theaters. The new No. 1 movie is "The Possession." It made an estimated $21 million over the long holiday weekend. "Lawless" premieres in second and "The Expendables 2" falls to third after two weeks on top.
"HELL'S KITCHEN" FINALE
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) -- Three chefs start tonight's episode of "Hell's Kitchen," but only two will remain by the end. Tonight's the first of a two-part season finale. The two chefs standing will compete in the final episode this Monday. Expect a lot of yelling by Gordon Ramsay, as usual. Ramsay says he knows his "brutal honesty" scares some people. But he says he has to show up-and-coming chefs what they're doing wrong.
"HOTEL HELL" RENEWED
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fox has picked up "Hotel Hell" for a second season. Gordon Ramsay will find more poorly-run hotels and try to fix them. The show has been getting good ratings from the age group that TV advertisers covet the most, Adults 18-49.
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) -- It's come down to Christine Ha, Josh Marks and Becky Reams on "MasterChef." They'll compete tonight in the first of the two-part season finale. Each one has to prepare a dish featuring a pair of legs -- chicken, lamb or frog. One of them will be voted out tonight and the other two will compete in the finals this Monday. Ha is the blind contestant. She says she's glad the challenges haven't been tailored to help her out. She says she doesn't want special treatment.
"BEVERLY HILLS NANNIES" FINALE
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) -- Nannies and moms from "Beverly Hills Nannies" let out what they really think of each other in tonight's reunion show. Ross Matthews of "Chelsea Lately" and the "Tonight" show will host "Nannies Tell All," which will air right after the summer finale. Justin Sylvester doesn't liked to be called a nanny, or even a manny. He says he's a Lady Sitter. He says he doesn't mind rubbing the feet of working moms who've had a hard day, but he draws the line at pampering the moms who "lollygag with a beer" in their hands.
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