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Amazon is beefing up its online video stable ahead of the Nov. 15 launch of the Kindle Fire, its rival to Apple’s iPad tablet computer.

The Seattle-based Amazon is offering buyers of the Kindle Fire a free month of Amazon Prime, whose members pay $79 a year for free shipping and receive other benefits, such as unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows.

Amazon’s director of video content acquisition, Brad Beale, said Amazon expects to have nearly 13,000 titles available in Amazon Prime instant video by early next year.

Amazon also has licensing agreements with CBS, Fox, PBS, NBCUniversal, Sony and Warner Bros., among others.

The deal between Netflix and Disney-ABC Television Group is an extension of their existing licensing agreement and includes a bigger lineup of shows than the deal with Amazon.

In addition to “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Lost,” the Los Gatos, Calif.-based Netflix also will offer ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” “Private Practice” and “Ugly Betty,” Disney’s “Hannah Montana” and other shows.

Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.

CNN expected to unveil new morning lineup

After rejigging its afternoon and evening programming schedule, Time Warner’s CNN is looking to unveil a new morning lineup with Soledad O’Brien, the New York Times reported.

The cable news network’s plans will effectively dismantle its “American Morning” block, which has been a weak ratings performer, the paper said.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the new early schedule, which could be unveiled this week, will have Ms. O’Brien, one of CNN’s former morning anchors, on air from 7-9 a.m. on weekdays, and Ashleigh Banfield, a former correspondent for ABC News, will co-anchor with another person from 5-7 a.m.

One co-anchor possibility is Zoraida Sambolin, a former morning anchor from Chicago, according to the Times.

Kardashian marriage ends after just two months

The producers of Kim Kardashian’s reality show say the reality TV starlet was to file for divorce Monday from NBA player Kris Humphries after two months of marriage.

Miss Kardashian wed Mr. Humphries on Aug. 20 in a star-studded wedding that was made into a television special.

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