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Billy V:August 11th, 2011

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)-CSI: NY will have a 9/11-related story this upcoming season, which will air just after the tenth anniversary of the attacks on America. Gary Sinise's character, Mac Taylor, will get some answers related to his wife, whose remains were never recovered following the attacks. Mac's wife, Claire, played by actress Jaime Ray Newman, will appear through flashbacks.

 

Eddie Murphy is returning to animated features, as the Shrek and Mulan star is set to voice the animated lead character in the live-action/animated hybrid Hong Kong Phooey, based on Hanna-Barbera's animated TV series about a kung-fu-fighting pup and his feline sidekick. Murphy will voice Penry, a mild-mannered dog who stumbles into a secret ceremony and is accidentally granted mystical powers, including the ability to walk, talk and do kung fu. 

You wanna smell like Snooki? You soon can.  Jersey Shore's Snooki is going to launch her own scent. 

For Internet phenomenon Rebecca Black, becoming an overnight sensation came with one serious side effect -- bullying. The 14-year-old aspiring singer, who became an instant celebrity with her YouTube hit "Friday," revealed to ABC's Nightline that the harassment at school became so intense that she had to be home-schooled. The single became a sensation when it went viral back in March but was ridiculed for its lyrics and had many detractors asking if it was "the worst song ever."

America's Most Wanted creator John Walsh is getting a special Emmy Award in tribute to his just-canceled weekly show. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences board voted this week to give Walsh its Governors Award at the Creative Arts Emmys on September 10 in Los Angeles. The honor goes to a person or organization that makes a substantial impact or demonstrates an extraordinary use of television.

Coming up tonight at the Waikiki Aquarium, itʻs the final concert in the series:  Ke Kani O Ke Kai kicks off at 7:00pm with the Brothers Cazimero.  Robert just released a successful solo album, his brother Roland is going to have knee surgery in September...this is a highly anticipated show tonight...and itʻs been sold out since the beginning of summer.  

Actor Alec Baldwin has ruled himself out of the 2013 race for New York mayor -- because he wants to return to school to learn all about politics and government before he gets serious about running for office. The 30 Rock star hinted at plans to launch a bid for office in the Big Apple challenging current mayor Michael Bloomberg for the top job in the 2013 elections; but now says he would be too busy with his TV commitments to properly campaign for the political post.

 

The riots all over London have reportedly caused the pre-production of Kristen Stewart's new film, Snow White and the Huntsman, to halt until the looting, fires, and vandalism stop. And the actress and her co-star, Chris Hemsworth, have both been placed under the care of six police officers, and have been instructed to stay away from the center of the city.

 

Lifetime wants Jennifer Love Hewitt on its client list full-time. The cable network has ordered 10 hourlong episodes of The Client List, starring Jennifer, reprising her role as Sam Horton, a housewife in a conservative Texas town who takes a job at a day spa to make ends meet and quickly realizes that the employees are prostitutes servicing prominent members of society. In an effort to keep her home out of foreclosure, she turns to prostitution.

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