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Fast Track: Ellen's out at 'Idol,' but who's in?

July 30, 2010

A roundup of Friday morning's arts and entertainment headlines:

Ellen DeGeneres is out at "American Idol". (Los Angeles Times)

Will Jennifer Lopez replace her? (Los Angeles Times)

Report: Kara DioGuardi is out, too. (TMZ)

Disney will sell Miramax for $660 million. (Los Angeles Times)

Laurence Fishburne's daughter is releasing her own sex tape. (TMZ)

Terry O'Quinn will star in a Lifetime movie. (TV Guide)

Anne Rice is leaving Christianity. (USA Today)

Susan Lucci is writing her memoirs. (Playbill)

Mark Wahlberg got his star on the Walk of Fame. (Los Angeles Times)

J.J. Abrams will produce a period robot movie, "Boilerplate." (Hollywood Reporter)

How many video games does a company need to sell to have a hit? BioWare says 10 million. (Video Gamer)

Steve McPherson takes on a lawyer to combat bad press. (Los Angeles Times)

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