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Turner Broadcasting head Jamie Kellner plans to stick around despite the departure of supporter Bob Pittman at AOL Time Warner. Pittman is credited with melding the WB into the TBS division and giving Kellner the top post while marooning Ted Turner. Some thought Pittman's exit might prompt Kellner to follow. But Kellner met with new boss Jeff Bewkes and the tete-...-tete was said to have gone smoothly. As for Ted, he may take a more active role but "He won't resurface at Turner," a person close to the situation says.

Rosie staffers confirm Rosie O'Donnell's Al Haig moment ("I am in control here") at the magazine she co-owns with Gruner & Jahr. Also heard: O'Donnell's pushed for the return of editor Cathy Cavender, replaced by Susan Toepfer this month. Cavender couldn't be reached, but O'Donnell and the magazine say that only creative differences are being hashed out. O'Donnell also told Newsweek she wanted out from "the watered-down woman's magazine formula."

Fox is probably a month away from selling sponsorships for the 2003 encore of its summer hit series "American Idol." Coca-Cola Co. and Ford Motor Co. paid $9 million to $10 million each for their ad and product placement packages in the 25-episode search for a superstar crooner, people familiar with the matter say. A Fox spokesman says the net will probably increase the number of episodes next year.

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