Viacom is nearing a deal to acquire the College Television Network, majority owned by Willis, Stein & Partners, according to an insider. Viacom would then rebrand CTV as part of the MTV family. A spokeswoman for Willis Stein declined to comment; Viacom did not immediately return calls.
cnnsi.com will soon be rebranded as si.com, providing a greater link with Sports Illustrated. AOL Time Warner appears to have made a deal to purchase the si.com Web address from a Michigan company.
America's sweetheart will be played by America's sweet tart later this month in USA Network's "Take Two: Living the Movies." Featuring re-enactments of key scenes from movies, Julia Roberts in "Notting Hill" will be reprised by ex-Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss.