Just two months before the network announces its new fall schedule, Fox Entertainment czarina Gail Berman, 47, is about to bolt to the movies.

Nothing official yet, but Berman is expected to join Paramount Pictures as No. 2 to Brad Grey, named chairman and chief executive officer three weeks ago. Neither side confirms the move, but Paramount says it’s “in discussions” with Berman about “a senior creative role” at the studio.

Berman began her career as a producer of such Broadway hits as “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” before shifting to television.

As a TV producer, her hits include “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Malcolm in the Middle.” She joined Fox in 2000, launching such smashes as “American Idol” and “The O.C.” Her contract is scheduled to expire in July.

Embattled “60 Minutes Wednesday” executive producer Josh Howard, whose first broadcast featured Dan Rather’s discredited story on President Bush’s military service, resigned Tuesday, CBS News confirms.

Howard was the last of three CBS executives asked to resign after the Sept. 8 report questioning President Bush’s service in the Texas Air National Guard.

CBS News senior vice president Betsy West and senior broadcast producer Mary Murphy resigned several weeks ago. Producer Mary Mapes was fired Jan. 10.

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