Afternoon briefing

Private Practice to end
Shonda Rhimes has announced via Twitter that Private Practice will come to an end after season six: “There was a lot of discussion and debate but, in the end, the guys at the network and the studio and I all decided that Private Practice was reaching its finish line..It’s rare for a show to go for more than 100 episodes and we are incredibly proud to have been such a show. And we’re grateful to all of you for spending time with us for an hour every week for the last 6 years. It’s meant the world. Thank you.”

X Factor USA contestant finds his long-lost birth mother
The X Factor USA contestant David Correy, who announced his hopes to find his birth mother by doing the show, has indeed found her, after the show aired in Brazil. After Luciene Lima watched Correy on the show and saw his baby pictures, she had a gut feeling that he was her child. Lima traced the adoption through the Brazilian court system, and her suspicions were confirmed, so she contacted local media and they tracked down Correy to break the news to him. A DNA test has not yet been performed, but everything else matches, including the birth certificate, the orphanage Correy came from and the timeline.

Lebanon considering legal action against Homeland
Many people in Lebanon are angry that the show Homeland depicts its country as one swarming with terrorists. They’re also up in arms that the scenes were actually shot in Israel, which they consider an enemy country. Lebanese Tourism Minister Fadi Abboud told The Associated Press that he’s so upset about the portrayal of Beirut that he’s considering a lawsuit. “It showed Hamra Street with militia roaming in it. This does not reflect reality,” he said. “It was not filmed in Beirut and does not portray the real image of Beirut.”

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  • Interesting that it was filmed in Israel, but do you hardly blame them for choosing that location to shoot in? It’s much more US-friendly. Happens all the time – Hawaii is used for so many jungle/South American generic locations!

  • h.lua

    these certain countries need to realise that these kind of shows are just scripted drama to go between 4minet add breakznd just make for good tv