Nickelodeon Keeps Chris Brown, ‘Slumdog’ Star To ’24,’ Oprah Airs Domestic Violence Show

by | March 10, 2009 at 1:36 PM | The Ticker

Here’s today’s news:

Chris Brown Still Nominated: Nickelodeon is standing by its man, Chris Brown. The network has refused to remove the embattled singer from the Kid’s Choice Awards, where he is nominated for favorite male singer and favorite song. He is competing for the latter award against Rihanna, whom he was accused of attacking earlier this month. As a result, the singer was charged with two felonies.

From ‘Slumdog’ to 24? According to an Indian paper, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ star and Bollywood veteran actor Anil Kapoor may be joining the new season of the series 24, kicking off in May. The news has not yet been confirmed by the network.

Oprah will air a domestic violence special on Thursday, with guest stars to include Tyra Banks. The talk show queen says the idea for the episode was influenced by Rihanna’s attack. On Friday’s show, Oprah offered open advice to the singer, saying “Heal yourself first and also, love doesn’t hurt.”

Feldman, Asner Team Up For New Series: Corey Feldman will direct and executive produce a new web series written by 17-year old Courtney Haigh, entitled ‘Broken Road.’ The series, also starring veteran TV actor Ed Asner as the high school principal, follows two teenage sisters who move to Kansas after their father is shipped off to Iraq for active duty. “I am honored to be part of and help create the first ever scripted series created for and written by teens,” said Feldman. The show will air on BrokenRoadTV.com.

‘City’ Star Unhappy With Portrayal: Olivia Palermo, the infamous NY socialite said to be the basis for Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf, says she is unhappy with her villainous portrayal by MTV on The City. “It’s a little disappointing. I’m a much nicer person, much more laid back and relaxed, not serious like they show me,” she said to LAT, adding “I feel like they take a lot of those stares or weird looks during times when we’re actually doing our work!”