simoncowell.jpgAt the end of the day, a quick rundown of the top TV stories of the moment, complete with links for your convenience…

Simon Cowell negotiating new ‘Idol’ deal, supposedly contemplating American ‘X Factor’

The CW orders more ‘One Tree Hill,’ ‘Vampire Diaries’ & ‘Melrose Place’

Eric Dane, Rebecca Gayheart take nude tape to court

Tuesday ratings breakdown: ‘NCIS’ times two

Can Heather Locklear save ‘Melrose Place’ once again? Prob not

‘Oprah’: Mackenzie Phillips reveals her incestuous relationship with Papa John

‘90210’: Lohan’s ex Sam Ronson to guest

‘American Idol’: Kara tells Ellen ‘have an opinion and never make an excuse for it

Ellen Pompeo gives birth to a baby girl

MMA fighter retires to play B.A. Baracus in ‘A-Team’ movie

Kelly Osbourne killin’ it on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

J.J. Abrams gives comedy a try, ‘Southland’ lets ‘Prison Break’ star go

TV Ratings: Big night for ‘NCIS’ & CBS Tuesday, ‘Melrose’ slips even more

‘Buffy’ star Sarah Michelle Gellar welcomes baby girl

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