ΓÇó It’s over. Conan O’Brien has signed a deal to leave NBC, according to reports. He’ll get $32.5 million (and $12 mill for his staff) to walk out of the network’s life forever so that Jay Leno can return to the The Tonight Show slot. Ah, parting is such sweet sorrow (and lucrative too!). (WSJ)
ΓÇó Rob Estes is dropping out of 90210 once the season is done. Ah, who’s gonna run West Beverly High now? (TVG)
ΓÇó Show You Know You Shouldn’t Watch Tonight (But You Probably Will): Jersey Shore season finale and reunion beginning at 10 p.m. on MTV. And yes, they’ve promised plenty of fist-pumping. Ugh.
ΓÇó Love a flashback? Grey’s Anatomy has cast Angel vet J. August Richards and Cupid alum Sarah Paulson to play Richard and Ellis as they were in 1982 on the Feb. 18 episode. (EW)
ΓÇó Hot off her The Oprah Winfrey Show appearance, Lady Gaga, who’s finishing up the American leg of her tour at Radio City Music Hall this week (and donating all proceeds from her Jan. 24 concert to Haiti relief), is taking NYC by storm. Rumors of Gaga-related events in her hometown of New York City are totally true, according to Tripvine’s man-in-the-know, Anthony Grant.
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