• After two very unsuccessful years as co-chairman of NBC Entertainment, Ben Silverman is finally leaving the company. He's teaming up with Barry Diller's IAC to start some sort of vague media/advertising firm. He'll be replaced by Jeff Gaspin, who headed up NBC's cable unit until now. [NYT, NYT, DF]
• Disney's G-Force topped Harry Potter at the box office this weekend. [THR]
• Remember Friendster? It's up for sale, in case you're interested. [PC]
• HBO is the most "gay-friendly cable network," according to GLAAD. [Reuters]

• Many predicted Nightline would fade away after Ted Koppel left the show in 2005. But the show is enjoying surprisingly solid ratings this season. [NYT]
Shepard Smith is Fox News' least conservative anchor, and he's become a "lightening rod" at the network. But his ratings have never been better. [BG]
• A bunch of news outlets are banding together to fight online piracy. [NYT]
• What you missed at this year's Comic-Con nerd-fest. [Reuters]
• Veteran Washington Post TV critic Tom Shales is stepping down to write a culture column; he'll be replaced by Hank Stuever. [Politico]
Katie Couric slammed the New York Times and Alessandra Stanley last week over the seven mistakes she made in Walter Cronkite's obit. [HuffPo]