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Trade Round Up: Diablo Cody, Heather Locklear, Jane Lynch

Trade Round Up: Diablo Cody, Heather Locklear, Jane Lynch

Neil Patrick Harris certainly set the tone as Emmy winners Cherry Jones, Glenn Close, Toni Collette, Kristin Chenoweth, along with Diablo Cody and Barbie. Plus, Fame 2.0 hits theaters. Everyone's fave out lesbian Jane Lynch gets another season on Glee,Megan Fox and Jennifer's Body bomb despite the girl-on-girl kiss with Amanda Seyfried. Plus, Heather Locklear on Melrose 2.0, Whitney Houston, Sweet Valley High and more...

When the week starts with Neil Patrick Harris delivering a killer job - and we're not just talking about Dr. Horrible here - at the Emmys, you know it's going to be a great week in Hollywood - yes, the doll - headline this week's Hollywood Trade Roundup, a collection of hotties making headlines in The Hollywood Reporter and Daily Variety.

The week opened with news from the biggest night in television as some of our favorite lovely ladies took home golden statuettes: Collette, Chenoweth, the openly gay Jones , Close and the Tina Fey-led 30 Rock led the way at the 61st annual Primetime Emmy Awards. And once the ratings came in, Harris was officially crowned king: It was seen by 13.3 million viewers and up 8% from last year.

Monday morning also saw a new champ at the box office as the 3D animated toon Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs topped the weekend with a pot of $30.1 million. Diablo Cody's Megan Fox starrer Jennifer's Body  failed to impress, finishing fifth with a weekend total of $6.8 million.

Hooked on HBO's True Blood? Now HBO, along with designer Udi Behr is launching the True Blood jewelry line. The line, with pricing ranging from $60-$1,300, will include rings, necklaces and earrings using the show's theme as inspiration.

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Continuing the new fall TV season news, we have our first official pickup of the fresh season: Fox's Glee has been given the green light for a full, 22-episode season order.

The Jane Lynch starrer has been the hit of the freshman crop. Not to be outdone, a mere two days later the CW network followed Fox's lead. Well, sorta: The network ordered additional scripts of freshman dramas Melrose Place and The Vampire Diaries.

And it was quite a week at Melrose Place, indeed. Just a day before news of the additional script order, the CW opted to move a familiar face into the remake: Heather Locklear's Amanda will return to the reboot Nov. 17 where the scheming character is sure to cause mayhem in the complex.

Diablo Cody's week may have started with a resounding thud as Jennifer's Body bombed at the box-office, but it certainly got better quick.

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The United States of Tara writer/executive producer has signed on to adapt the 1980s teen favorite book series Sweet Valley High for Universal. The series of more than 150 books revolves around two teen sisters, one conniving and one very practical. Seems like a natural fit for the writer of Juno, no?

Keeping with its weekly '80 theme, Universal has acquired the rights to Barbie and will make a live-action feature. Barbie's butch '80s threat to Ken, He-Man, also had a big day as Columbia is in talks to pick up rights to Masters of the Universe. Guess Transformers will have to make way at the box-office for their old friends from the toy chest.

Turning to music news, Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" topped the Billboard 200 albums chart, as Whitney Houston's "I Look to You" jumped up one slot to No. 2; Miley Cyrus' "The Time of Our Lives" slid three notches to No. 5 and Taylor Swift's "Fearless" notched up two slots in the wake of the Kanye West fiasco to No. 8.

Britney Spears will release a greatest hits package that will feature a brand new single, titled "3." Two versions of "The Singles Collection" - which will be available just in time for the holidays, Nov. 24 - will be on offer: A single-disc version with 17 tracks, and the Ultimate Fan Box set to feature all 29 singles from Spears' 11-year career. Both will feature "3."

Looking to the weekend at the box office, remember this name: Fame.

The remake of the 1980 hit film that spawned a hit TV show has spawned a film remake. The musical starring Kelsey Grammar, Bebe Neuwirth and yes, Debbie Allen, goes head-to-head with Bruce Willis' sci-fi action pic Surrogates and the sci-fi horror movie Pandorum.

Tune in next week to see if anyone did remember Fame and what parts of your childhood Hollywood will turn to next!

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