PASSAGES; Oprah, Kelsey Make TV Hall
ANNOUNCED: Oprah Winfrey, Don Imus, "Frasier" star Kelsey Grammer and CBS News chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer are among this year's inductees into the 11th annual Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, to be held Nov. 11 in New York, reports the Associated Press. They join such stellar past inductees as Johnny Carson, Bob Hope and Jackie Gleason . . . BORN: Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland, 34, and his wife, Mary, welcomed a new daughter, Lucy Olivia Weiland, last Saturday, reports LAUNCH.com. The baby weighed 7 lbs., 14 ozs. and measured 19 1/2 inches. The Weilands already have a son, Noah . . . SET: Newlyweds Liza Minnelli, 56, and producer David Gest, 48, in announcing their upcoming VH1 reality show "Liza & David," set to debut in October, met with reporters Thursday. "We love 'The Osbournes,' but it's a totally different type of show," Gest said, according to Reuters. "Ours is more of a musical show about a show biz couple." The program will feature them as they host weekly dinner parties for about 20 of their famous friends "Yes, of course I'm going to cook, if there's time," Minnelli said . . . SUED: Speaking of "The Osbournes," Gary Binkow, a Los Angeles-based producer, has sued Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, claiming that the couple stole his idea for their MTV hit show, says the Hollywood Reporter. In the legal action, filed Thursday in LA. Superior Court, Binkow says he met repeatedly with the couple and executives from Miramax TV in 1999-2000 to discuss "a real-life docu-sitcom" about the aging rocker and his family. Lisa Vega, spokeswoman for Sharon Osbourne, said previous published reports clearly stated that Binkow was not the show's creator but otherwise declined comment.
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