Giffords a Democrat who wins in conservative district

In this photo taken Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., takes part in a reenactment of her swearing-in, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rep.

Comic Kathy Griffin gets talk show on Bravo

Comic Kathy Griffin is never shy about offering her opinions. Soon she will have a weekly outlet for them.

The Bravo network said Saturday that it will premiere "Kathy," a once-a-week talk show hosted by Griffin, this spring. Bravo hasn't decided when it will air regularly.

Bravo promised that "this will be the destination to get Griffin's thoughts on everything pop culture as she rants on the week's biggest headlines and tabloid gossip." The show also will feature stand-up comedy, celebrity interviews and taped segments.

NBC says it wasn't afraid of 'vodka' in show title

NBC's entertainment chief has insisted that it wasn't squeamishness over booze that got "vodka" dropped from the television version of Chelsea Handler's memoir.

Robert Greenblatt said Friday that the 2008 book's title, "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea," was just too long. Initially, NBC considered just calling the show "Chelsea," but settled instead on "Are You There, Chelsea?" and it debuts Wednesday.

"There was no mandate from anyone saying don't put vodka in the title of the show," Greenblatt said.

On Friday, Handler joked that "not everyone is into alcohol as much as I am." She said that "this is not cable, this is network" and said taking "vodka" out of the title could broaden the appeal of the show.

Sheen's ex-wife won't have court filmed

Attorneys for Charlie Sheen's ex-wife have prevailed in keeping a celebrity-news website from airing her appearance in a Colorado courtroom on drug and assault charges.

The Aspen Times reported that a Pitkin County judge has denied a request from TMZ to air the Jan. 23 proceeding for Brooke Mueller.

Mueller is facing a felony charge of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and a misdemeanor assault offense.