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JIMMY KIMMEL-NEW START TIME

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jimmy Kimmel says people will need a new excuse not to watch his show. Yesterday, ABC announced Kimmel will air a-half hour earlier, putting him up against Jay Leno and David Letterman. Last night on his show, Kimmel said people have been telling him for years they can't watch because he's on too late. Now, Kimmel says they'll need another excuse, like "your show sucks." Kimmel's new start time begins in January.

HOLMES-CRUISE DIVORCE IS FINAL

NEW YORK (AP) - It's over. Kaput. Finished. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are officially single again. Court records show their divorce has been finalized. And so ends their six-year marriage. They'll both raise their daughter Suri.

"SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE" - FINAL TEN TO BE JUDGED BY NATALIE PORTMAN'S HUSBAND

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Natalie Portman's husband will be a guest judge on "So You Think You Can Dance" tonight. Benjamin Millepied is a ballet dancer who choreographed the dancing and played Portman's instructor in "Black Swan." The 10 finalists will be paired with All-Star partners tonight. The top 10 will also be touring this fall. They hit the road October 23 in San Diego.

"SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE" - MARY MURPHY

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) -- She's a judge and choreographer on "So You Think You Can Dance," but dancing was the furthest thing from Mary Murphy's mind when she was growing up. She says she lived in a small town like the one in "Footloose." She says "you'd probably be arrested" if you tried to dance there. Besides, she had three brothers and considered herself "the fourth boy." She wanted to be a track star. It wasn't until she became a majorette in high school that she decided she wanted to dance.

IT'S "ANY DAY NOW" FOR THE RANCICS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The day that Bill and Giuliana Rancic have been dreaming about for years is coming soon. Bill Rancic tweets that the call could come "any day now" that a surrogate has delivered their son. He'll be born in Denver. Rancic says they arrived early so they could have a "babymoon" before the baby is born.

"HIT AND RUN" - KRISTEN BELL

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kristen Bell and her fiance Dax Shepard had similar trust issues early in their relationship like their characters do in "Hit and Run." It happened in the first year, when she says couples decide if they really want a longterm relationship. Bell says the question is whether you can get over "your own insecurities and really trust them." She says she and Shepard got through it, which is what their characters do, too. Hit and Run opens today.

DICK VAN DYKE TO GET SAG LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dick Van Dyke will get a Life Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild. SAG head Ken Howard says Van Dyke is "an enormously talented performer whose work has crossed nearly every major category of entertainment." Van Dyke is now 86. He'll get the honor at the SAG Awards in January. He has already won a Tony, a Grammy and five Emmy awards.

NICOLE KIDMAN TO BE HONORED

NEW YORK (AP) -- Nicole Kidman is being honored by the New York Film Festival. The Film Society of Lincoln Center says Kidman will be celebrated at a gala for their 50th-annual film fest. The event will be October 3rd.

THIS WILL BE THE LAST SEASON OF "THE OFFICE"

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's no surprise, but this will be the last season of "The Office." Producer Greg Daniels says they'll call it quits at the end of the ninth season. He says they'll finally reveal who's been making the mocumentary of Dunder Mifflin all these years. Daniels says he hopes Steve Carell will return as Michael Scott, but he's not counting on it.

TV RATINGS

NEW YORK (AP) -- A slow start for "Stars Earn Stripes." It premiered in 20th place with only a little more than five million viewers. The second season premiere of "Grimm" didn't do much better. It's in 15th place with more than five and a-half million viewers. "America's Got Talent" is number one and fewer than 10 million people watched it. The exhibition game between the Colts and the Steelers is in second place, followed by another episode of "America's Got Talent," "The Big Bang Theory" and "60 Minutes."

NATALIE WOOD'S DEATH CERTIFICATE

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities are changing Natalie Wood's death certificate. She drowned 30 years ago and authorities reopened the investigation last year. The official death certificate had classified her death as accidental. It's now listed as undetermined. The amended document also notes that how Wood got into the water was never "clearly established." The L-A sheriff's department says the case remains open.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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