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Published: Sat, April 20, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

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Fox TV renews ‘Glee’ for 2 more seasons

LOS ANGELES

The Fox TV series “Glee” will keep on singing for another two years.

The network announced Friday that it has renewed the show about music-loving students through 2014-15 — its sixth season.

In a statement, Fox Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly said “Glee” continues to break new ground as a rare successful TV musical comedy. The show has been a music hit as well, with more than 50 million downloads of “Glee” tracks and worldwide album sales of more than 13 million.

“Glee” has expanded from its original focus on the McKinley High School glee club to the college world of Rachel and Kurt, played by cast members Lea Michele and Chris Colfer.

NBC pulls episode after Boston violence

LOS ANGELES

NBC says it’s pulling an episode of its serial killer drama “Hannibal” out of sensitivity to recent violence, including the Boston bombings.

NBC said Friday that the episode, which was to air next week, features a character who brainwashes children to kill other children.

The show’s producer, Bryan Fuller, asked NBC to pull the episode, citing the Newtown, Mass., school shooting in December and this week’s Boston Marathon attack, NBC said. The episode, the fourth for the freshman series, will be replaced by another “Hannibal” hour.

A “clip package” with scenes from the unaired episode will be available online next week, with commentary by Fuller, NBC said. Scenes involving the children won’t be included, the network said.

Kardashian-Humphries divorce approved

LOS ANGELES

The marriage of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, which began with a storybook wedding, ended Friday in a grim courtroom with a judge approving a divorce settlement after a protracted legal battle between the former couple.

“I think this is a reasonable way to resolve this case,” said Superior Court Judge Hank Goldberg, who did not disclose terms of the settlement.

Humphries sent his lawyer but did not appear in court. Kardashian, who is pregnant with a child by her boyfriend, Kanye West, appeared in a black silk puffy sleeveless maternity dress embellished with sequins on the skirt.

She married the NBA player in a high-profile wedding in August 2011. She filed for divorce later that year.

He sought an annulment claiming their marriage in an elaborate wedding ceremony was a fraud staged for her reality show, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”

She denied the allegations and insisted on a traditional divorce. She apparently won.

Wire reports


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