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TV STUFF: Greenlighting Leo

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Mar 19, 2001 | 11:50am EST

What do ABC execs have in common with teenage girls? They can't say no to Leonardo DiCaprio's mug, either. After a week of hand wringing, the network announced Tuesday it will air Leo's interview with President Clinton. Just to show that network suits are cagier than your average teenybopper, ABC won't say how much of the 10-minute chat will make it to your TV set.

The Leo-meets-Clinton summit will be seen during an ABC Earth Day special scheduled for April 22.

ABC newsies were in an uproar when it was learned that DiCaprio had gotten interview time with the Commander in Chief during an Oval Office visit last month.

But how can you stay mad at that face?

THEY'RE NOT? An angered David Schwimmer placed a call to a London radio show today to complain that the hosts were greatly exaggerating the salary demands of he and his fellow "Friends." "When I hear figures like that [$1 mil per show] I get a little upset,'' Schwimmer said. "...People get this idea that we are this group of spoilt actors demanding ridiculous amounts of money."

KILLED 'EM: Sunday's season finale of "The Sopranos" was watched by an estimated 9 million people, making it HBO's most-watched program since it premiered "Titanic" in 1998.

REALLY IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT A SHOW YOU NEVER WATCHED: ABC has pulled the Peter Berg-created medical drama "Wonderland" from its schedule after only two broadcasts.

DON'T MESS WITH DAN TANNA: Robert Urich is seeking at least $1.47 million in damages from the studio behind his 1995-96 series "Lazarus Man." The actor's lawsuit alleges the show was canned because he was diagnosed with cancer in July 1996.

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