dailyphoto090305Shepherd Flocks to Lifetime for New Pilot
Sherri Shepherd may be pulling double duty. Lifetime has ordered a pilot for an untitled multicamera comedy to star the comedian and “The View” co-host. The project, loosely based on Shepherd’s experiences, was originally developed for the CW during the 2007-08 development season. Dave Flebotte penned the script about a woman who contends with her husband’s infidelity and his illegitimate child when she allows the child and mother to move in with them. Flebotte executive produced the project from ABC Studios, with ABC Studios-based producers Nina Wass and Gene Stein. After the comedy didn’t go at the CW, the script went to Lifetime, which is half-owned by ABC Studios’ parent company, Disney. (Continue Reading…)

Chris Brown’s Lawyers Discuss Possible Plea Deal
Chris Brown is out and about, but it’s the behind-the-scenes action that may determine where he goes in the future. Sources close to the negotiations tell E! News that the R&B star’s attorneys are in talks with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office about a possible plea deal that would see Brown wind up with probation—rather than jail time—for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend Rihanna on Feb. 8. Although the D.A. just received the case from the Los Angeles Police Department today, Brown’s A-list defense attorney Mark Geragos began powwowing with prosecutors earlier in the week. “Geragos was downtown meeting with the D.A. on Monday,” says a legal source. (Continue Reading…)

Mandela Grandson Enters Politics
The grandson of South Africa’s former President Nelson Mandela is entering politics ahead of April’s elections. The governing African National Congress says Mandla Mandela is on its list of parliamentary candidates. The elections are set to be the most interesting since Mr Mandela became president in 1994, ending apartheid. A new opposition party – the Congress of the People (Cope) – was formed in December by dissidents unhappy with Jacob Zuma’s leadership of the ANC. (Continue Reading…)

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