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Jennings' Death Ushers in Uncertain Era (AP)
AP - The death of Peter Jennings means an era in television news has ended with stunning swiftness, giving broadcasters the challenge of reimagining the nightly news in an age of instant Internet updates.

Ebony, Jet Publisher John H. Johnson Dies (AP)
AP - Publisher John H. Johnson, whose Ebony and Jet magazines countered stereotypical coverage of blacks after World War II and turned him into one of the most influential black leaders in America, died Monday, his company said. He was 87.

Grammy Winner Marc Cohn Shot in Head (AP)
AP - A Grammy-winning musician and husband of ABC news reporter Elizabeth Vargas was treated at a hospital and released Monday after being shot in the head during an attempted carjacking following a performance.

2 Jackson Jurors Regret Decision to Acquit (AP)
AP - Two of the jurors who voted to acquit Michael Jackson of child molestation and other charges say they regret their decisions and only went along with the others after a jury foreman threatened to remove them from the panel.

Showtime Offers Fresh Cut for 'Barbershop' (AP)
AP - "Barbershop," Showtime's new comedy series adapted from the hit movies "Barbershop" and "Barbershop 2: Back in Business" — about an opinionated and volatile bunch of folks at a Chicago barbershop — debuts as a half-hour comedy 10 p.m. EDT Sunday.

Weaver, Gruffudd turn on 'TV' with Duchovny (Reuters)
Reuters - Sigourney Weaver and Ioan Gruffudd ("Fantastic Four") have signed on to join David Duchovny in the indie satire "The TV Set."

Grammy Winner Marc Cohn Shot in Head (AP)
AP - A Grammy-winning musician and husband of ABC news reporter Elizabeth Vargas was treated at a hospital and released Monday after being shot in the head during an attempted carjacking following a performance.

Cable networks at velvet rope for 'Snitch' (Reuters)
Reuters - A proposed reality show set at a Manhattan rock 'n' roll club co-owned by two members of Grammy-winning rock group Velvet Revolver is drawing interest from several cable networks, sources said.

ABC in no rush to fill Jennings' anchor chair (Reuters)
Reuters - As ABC staffers came to grips Monday with the death of the man who personified the network's news division, industry sources said that "Good Morning America" co-anchor Charlie Gibson was among the likely candidates to succeed Peter Jennings in the anchor chair at "World News Tonight."

Broadway still bustling despite closures (Reuters)
Reuters - Six major Broadway shows will close in the next six weeks, beginning with this weekend's finish for "Primo" -- starring England's (and now New York's) acclaimed Antony Sher -- which always was scheduled for only a limited run at the Music Box.

Weaver, Gruffudd turn on 'TV' with Duchovny (Reuters)
Reuters - Sigourney Weaver and Ioan Gruffudd ("Fantastic Four") have signed on to join David Duchovny in the indie satire "The TV Set."

'Chocolate' remains champ at foreign box office (Reuters)
Reuters - "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" led the foreign box office for another weekend, tallying almost $14 million from 23 markets and raising its foreign total to $67.3 million.

Pullman's 'Compass' saga points to Tucker (Reuters)
Reuters - Anand Tucker is in negotiations to direct "The Golden Compass," the feature film adaptation of the first installment of author Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy.

'Bad guys,' poor smoke more in movies-study (Reuters)
Reuters - If someone is trying to make smoking look glamorous, it isn't at the movies, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

'Dukes' Reign As Box Office Kings (AP)
AP - The big screen version of the hillbilly TV show "The Dukes of Hazzard" took in $30.7 million to capture the top spot at the box office over the weekend.

Movie Review: 'Four Brothers' (AP)
AP - John Singleton has had great artistic success putting a real human face on inner-city streets with the edgy personal films "Boyz N the Hood" and "Baby Boy."

New Home-Video Releases (AP)
AP - Selected home-video releases:

Rosie O'Donnell to Join 'Fiddler on Roof' (AP)
AP - Rosie O'Donnell will join Harvey Fierstein in the Broadway revival of the musical "Fiddler on the Roof" on Sept. 20, the show's producers said Monday.

Upcoming Film Releases -- Weeks of August 8 & 15 (Reuters)
Reuters - An update of the U.S. film calendar for this week and next. Dates are subject to change, and films initially may open only in select cities, mentioned wherever possible.

MS 'Helped' Save Richard Pryor's Life (AP)
AP - Instead of packed arenas, comedian Richard Pryor now tours medical clinics. Instead of applause, he gets eight checkups a month in what his wife jokingly calls "the round robin of doctors."

Grammy Winner Marc Cohn Shot in Head (AP)
AP - A Grammy-winning musician and husband of ABC news reporter Elizabeth Vargas was treated at a hospital and released Monday after being shot in the head during an attempted carjacking following a performance.

Music retailers set for annual shindig (Reuters)
Reuters - The National Association of Recording Merchandisers, the retail trade group grappling with a depressed music business, kicks off its annual convention Thursday at the San Diego Marriott.

Bowie, Stefani among Fashion Rocks performers (Reuters)
Reuters - David Bowie, Destiny's Child, Duran Duran, Gwen Stefani, Nelly and Tim McGraw lead the lineup for the Fashion Rocks concert, which will be held Sept. 8 at New York's Radio City Music Hall during the city's annual Fashion Week.

2 Jackson Jurors Regret Decision to Acquit (AP)
AP - Two of the jurors who voted to acquit Michael Jackson of child molestation and other charges say they regret their decisions and only went along with the others after a jury foreman threatened to remove them from the panel.

Cuban Trova Musician Noel Nicola Dies (AP)
AP - Noel Nicola, one of the founders of modern Cuban trova music, has died of cancer, his friends said. He was 58.

Singer Marc Cohn Shot in Denver (E! Online)
E! Online - Singer Marc Cohn, best known for his 1991 hit "Walking in Memphis," was shot Sunday in Denver, according to the Denver Police department.

DMX Charged With Violating Release Terms (AP)
AP - Rapper DMX was charged Monday with violating the conditions of a plea deal approved after he drove through an airport parking gate last year while on drugs.

Government to Examine Payola, Vows Action (AP)
AP - Federal regulators are taking a closer look at the payola scandal that led to a $10 million settlement by Sony BMG Music Entertainment with the state of New York.

Police to Probe Britney Stakeout Shooting (AP)
AP - A sheriff's detective will be assigned to investigate the BB gun shooting of a photographer who was staking out Britney Spears over the weekend.

D.C. Gershwin Exhibit to Close Temporarily (AP)
AP - The Library of Congress on Saturday will close its room devoted to an exhibit on the work of composers George and Ira Gershwin, a fixture since 1998.

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