‘Dancing with the Stars’ 13 Cast Announced, Q&A Interviews; Premieres Sept. 19

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Shazam to Offer ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Extended Sneak Peek Tonight via Promo

Shazam®, the world’s leading mobile discovery company, today announced that Shazam for TV will be featured in new “Grey’s Anatomy” promos which will begin airing tonight. Fans eagerly awaiting the Season Eight premiere will get an early treat by Shazaming the promo spot to unlock an exclusive sneak peek into their favorite drama!

In addition to the exclusive preview, over the coming weeks new content will also be added to the Shazam tag result, including a music video by Scars on 45 and more scenes from the hit show, so Shazamers should keep tagging the promo whenever they see it to unlock new features.

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ABC News Announces Hurricane Irene Coverage Plans

ABC News is providing viewers with comprehensive coverage of Hurricane Irene as the storm makes its way toward the U.S. mainland – delivering the information people need to prepare appropriately and to make well informed decisions heading into the weekend.

“World News with Diane Sawyer” will lead the storm coverage tonight with updates from the ABC News team in the field up and down the east coast, and the latest on the path of Hurricane Irene from ABC News’ weather editor, Sam Champion. Sawyer will also anchor a special edition of the program on Sunday.

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ABC Refreshes Ban on Literal Potty Humor with ‘Our Idiot Brother’ Ad

The Weinstein Company announced earlier today that ABC has refused to air the commercial for Our Idiot Brother, which stars Paul Rudd. Noting other networks have aired the same ad, at contention for the ABC network are drug-related references and simulated urination using a juice box.

In response to the ban by ABC, a profanity-laden extended clip was released on the internet via AOL’s Moviefone which has appeared to removed it (but now available elsewhere).

The film company is owned by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, who created Miramax prior to its purchase (and subsequent sale) by The Walt Disney Company, also the parent company of ABC.

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ABC to Bring ‘Pan Am’ ‘In-Flight Experience’ to New York City, September 8 – 14

ABC is bringing an in-flight experience without having to leave the ground to New York’s Fashion Week attendees, September 8 -14. “Pan Am”-inspired stewardesses will be stationed at coffee carts offering up coffee and tea each morning to local New Yorkers and attendees of some of the biggest fashion shows in New York City.

In addition to providing beverages, stewardesses will also be handing out the must-have bags of the season – the highly coveted “Pan Am” Explorer bag, as well as “Pan Am” track bags — that people have been buzzing about since their debut at San Diego’s Comic-Con.

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‘Karaoke Battle USA’ Announces Online Contest

Millions can play along at home as America’s most talented karaoke singers take the stage Friday, August 12 on “Karaoke Battle USA.” “Karaoke Battle USA’s” panel of all-star judges and show producers will select finalists from the best video submissions from aspiring amateur karaoke stars. Then viewers will pick a winning At-Home King and Queen online. Contestants should visit www.karaokebattleusa.com or the “Karaoke Battle USA” Facebook page and follow the directions to enter, starting at 9:00 a.m., ET on August 12. A karaoke version of either “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” or “Unchained Melody” will be available upon registration, and eligible contestants can upload a video of their solo performance using Facebook or YouTube.

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D23 Expo: New ‘Once Upon A Time’ Posters Revealed

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In anticipation of the ‘Once Upon A Time’ pilot screening and Q&A with show creators and executive producers, Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, at Disney D23 Expo on Saturday, August 20 at 12:45 pm, ABC has provided us with newly updated character posters from the series. The most obvious difference between these posters and those previously released at San Diego Comic Con is the updated logo for the show.

For those who haven’t caught the buzz of these new drama, here’s a sneak peek (posters below):

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ Cast to be Announced During ‘Bachelor Pad,’ August 29

The spectacular celebrity cast for the new season of “Dancing with the Stars'” will be announced live on ABC, Monday, August 29, during that evening’s episode of “Bachelor Pad.” Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke once again host the live unveiling of the all-star cast.

The stars, the drama, the glamor and the glitter are back on ABC! “Dancing with the Stars” returns for Season 13 on Monday, September 19 from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm ET/PT with a sensational two-hour season premiere.

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‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ to Help Large Family in Small, Run-down Ohio Home

Earlier today, August 4, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” traveled to Columbus, Ohio to surprise a family with the door knock that can change lives. Christmas is coming early to the hard-working, loving, joyous Rhodes family – a tight-knit family who have lived in their neighborhood for more than five generations. The Rhodes have always put family first. So when Grandpa James and Grandma Jackie’s (also known as the neighborhood’s beloved “Big Momma”) adult daughter, Makia, was diagnosed with a potentially deadly brain tumor, making her unable to work and in need of daily care, they did not hesitate to take Makia and her kids into their 941 square foot home.

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Review: ‘Take the Money and Run’ Poised to Steal Time Slot; Premieres Tonight at 9 on ABC

The premise is astoundingly simple and fresh: two civilians are given custody of a briefcase, the contents of which represent $100,000 and have one hour to hide it anywhere in a metropolis (the City of San Francisco, in tonight’s premiere). Then, after 48 hours have passed, if the briefcase is still where the civilians hid it, they receive the grand prize of $100,000. That’s a whopping $50,000 each and all they have to do is hide a briefcase for two days.

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