ABC hooks up with ET…

It's another step in the seemingly wholesale consolidation of media, where competition takes a backseat to cooperation. New York magazine reports that ABC News has teamed up
with CBS' "Entertainment Tonight" to offer celebrities ET coverage if they agree to do exclusive sit-downs on ABC's "Good Morning America," "20/20" or "Primetime." The alliance
was inspired by NBC's cross-promotion of "Dateline's" hourlong interview with Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, which was conducted by "Access Hollywood" anchor Pat O'Brien. ABC
will not use ET correspondents for its news show.