Discovery Channel Headquarters: Hostage Standoff!

Montgomery Country, Maryland Police Department is currently in a hostage standoff with a suspect at the Discovery Channel Headquarters. The suspect, James Jay Lee, has been a long time protester of the Discovery Channel as was recently arrested outside of the building in February of 2008. At the time of this writing, the negotiations with the suspect has been going on for about an hour. There is a daycare facility on the first floor of the building and police are saying that as far as they can tell, the building has mostly been evacuated with a few hostages still being held inside. However, police will be going under the assumption that there are hostages inside.

Previous reports had the device the suspect carried in as explosive or some kind of other dangerous device. Follow along right with us HERE in our forums. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those involved and we hope everything can be resolved quickly and safely!

Below the jump, you will find the email that Discovery sent to it’s employees earlier this afternoon

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Dancing With the Stars Cast Officially Announced!

ABC officially announced the cast of the upcoming fall season of Dancing With the Stars during tonight’s broadcast of Bachelor Pad. Competing this season on DWTS will be Brandy, Jennifer Grey, Margaret Cho, Audrina Patridge, Florence Henderson, Bristol Palin, Michael Bolton, The Situation, David Hasselhoff, Kurt Warner, Kyle Massey, and Rick Fox. So, are you pleased with this cast? Are you looking forward to…

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NBC reveals non-celeb cast for The Apprentice!

Earlier today, NBC officially released the new cast for this fall’s installment of Donald Trump’s The Apprentice. On the heels of Bret Michaels being Trump’s latest celebrity apprentice, NBC is hoping for more strong viewership this fall. Click below the jump to read about this season’s contestants. The Apprentice will begin it’s 7th non-celebrity season on Thursday, September 16 at 9PM EST/8PM CST with a special two-hour premiere. Following the premiere, The Apprentice will air during it’s normal time, Thursdays 10pm EST/9PM CST. What do you think about this cast? Let us know your thoughts in our forums!

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Mariah Carey With Child?

In the midst of continued rumors on making it as the next AI judge, a new rumor has taken centerstage for this 40 year old star. Is she pregnant? Speculations are rising among media circles that Mariah is either really pregnant or has put on a bit of weight recently. Carey’s husband, Nick Cannon, is…

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“The Big C”… get your mind out of the gutter!

[singlepic id=305 w=320 h=240 float=left]What would you do if you learned you had a year, maybe 18 months to live?  A liberating, philosophical question indeed, and one that was posed in a new Showtime series, “The Big C,”  Starring Laura Linney, whose character has been told just that.

The story begins after: Linney’s “Cathy Jamison” has learned of her fatal diagnosis.  “Cathy” a married high school teacher in Minnesota — has been informed she has Stage IV melanoma and has decided to forgo aggressive treatment that, at best, would buy her only a little more time.  Instead, she sets out to make the most of what life she has left.

Cathy decides to go it alone and not tell anyone of her condition — including her husband played by Oliver Platt, who she kicked to the curb; and son played by Gabriel Basso, both of whom seriously do not understand her as a wife, mother or person.  Her husband who seems to be stuck in a “Panesque” syndrome and her son who is in serious need of a reality check, as he apparently has never met discipline he couldn’t crack.   We also get the slightly awkward exchanges between “Cathy” and her doctor (Reid Scott), the one person to whom she can confide as well as a pseudo love interest, whereby she later learns that she was his first [fatal diagnosis] and she offhandedly proclaims that “you always remember your first” something she hadn’t been in a very long time.

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