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Jeff Probst, Lykke Li, and Anne Hathaway made news this week

Survivor’s Jeff Probst has created — and will host — a new reality pilot for CBS. EW has learned exclusively that the show, Live Like You’re Dying, will feature a person who has been given a terminal diagnosis with a finite amount of time to live and ”take them on the last adventure of their life,” according to Probst. That adventure will include reunions with lost friends or formerly feuding family members, a ”legacy moment” that will ensure their name carries on forever, and the chance to live out a personal dream. ”It could be playing guitar with Eric Clapton or jumping out of a plane into a volcano,” explains Probst. ”Whatever it is that you’re still desiring to do in your life, we want to make it happen.” (A new subject will be profiled for every episode should the show get picked up and go to series.) Of course, a program profiling people with terminal diseases runs the risk of playing as just a tad morbid, but Probst insists that the show will be inspirational rather than depressing. ”The focus of the show is not death,” says Probst. ”The story we’re going to tell is about living. This is a show that is intended to inspire everybody to get the most out of their lives every day.” Joining Probst on the project as executive producers are his Survivor boss, Mark Burnett, and Denise Cramsey of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Trading Spaces, who will also act as showrunner. Production on the pilot will begin in January after filming has wrapped on season 18 of Survivor. — Dalton Ross

The collaboration between TV wunderkind Josh Schwartz and music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas (The O.C., Gossip Girl) continues next March when the duo launches a Web series for called Rockville. Set at a club in L.A.’s Echo Park neighborhood, the series focuses on the lives and loves of young twentysomethings working in the music industry. The 20-episode show (each installment will be about four minutes long) will feature live performances by artists like Lykke Li, The Kooks, and Phantom Planet. Scripts will include contributions from writers such as rock journalist (and EW contributor) Andy Greenwald and Toph Eggers, the brother of best-selling author Dave Eggers. — Tim Stack

What is it with Anne Hathaway and weddings? (And no, we’re not talking about the crooked long-term boyfriend she dumped last summer.) EW has learned that the 25-year-old star, now on screen as the troublemaking sister of the bride in Rachel Getting Married, is attached to headline Warner Bros.’ The Fiancé. (17 Again’s Burr Steers is attached to direct.) In the lighthearted film, Hathaway would play a woman who calls off her wedding — only to find that her family feels so sorry for the jilted groom that they bring him into their lives anyway. Hathaway will also appear opposite Kate Hudson in the upcoming Fox comedy Bride Wars (out Jan. 9), and last month it was announced that she will star in another Fox film, The Opposite of Love, as a woman with commitment issues who dumps her boyfriend right before he proposes. — Nicole Sperling

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