• Say it ain't so, Sue: WNBC may be planning to drop the 5 o'clock newscast, Live at Five, in favor of a "lifestyle show" of some sort. [NYO]
• Richard Branson does not want to buy Playboy. Sorry, Hugh. [Reuters]
• NBC ratings hit a new low last week. [AP/HuffPo]
• Naturally, NBC Universal chief Jeff Zucker painted a much rosier picture when he appeared on stage at the D7 conference yesterday. [ATD]
• Were you aware that some magazines Photoshop their pics? It's true! [NYT]
• If MGM doesn't come up with some cash quick, it could go bankrupt. [THR]
• Page Six's Paula Froelich took time from promoting her new novel, Mercury in Retrograde, to kick Michael Wolff's ass across the room. [BlackBook]

• A bunch of newspaper execs are sorting out the future of print journalism at a Chicago O'Hare airport hotel today. Sounds promising. [E&P]
• Lionsgate has sold a 49 percent stake in TV Guide. [THR]
• Fox stands by last week's Idol results despite the AT&T controversy. [NYT]
• Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman says the ad market is "stablilizing." [THR]
• Barbra Streisand has inked a book deal with Viking. [EW]
Worth is relaunching this month. But only for people who happen to have a net worth of $2 million or more and who get a special invitation. [Folio]
• Meryl Gordon, the author of Mrs. Astor Regrets, has become the "unofficial fact-checker for the press" at the Brooke Astor trial. [NYO]
Vanity Fair kicked New York's ass at softball. [VF]