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Undecided This Election? Vote For Comedy

November 4th, 2008 12:41pm EST
Election comedy humor
Political humor has always been a mainstay of stand-up, late night, and sitcom writers. And the ratings always skyrocket in the year of a Presidential election, thanks to gaffes and guest appearances (and sometimes we’re lucky enough to have a few candidates with a sense of humor).

With every presidential race determined to be the most important of all, it's imperative that we as Americans take a step back and laugh at the process of selecting our President - as well as the "characters" seeking that office.

So who offers the best fodder for the next four years? Let’s take a look:...
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'Survivor' Fantasy Cast: Who Would You Strand On An Island?

February 4th, 2008 12:00pm EST
Snoop Dogg
I'm an avid fan of "Survivor." I have been since the first episode of the first season. What's not to love? With the amount of scheming, deception and backstabbing, I always found myself thinking of people that I would want to see wasting away on "Survivor." This list usually included people that I intensely disliked because the experience can be tough on some people.

I have assembled my list of celebrities, historical figures and fictional characters that I would love to have on my island. The latest season had 16 people, so that's the number I'm going with.

1. Fidel Castro

Thi...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 7

January 7th, 2008 3:00am EST
Nicolas Cage
Happy Birthday to "Saved By The Bell" actor Dustin Diamond (1977), baseball players Alfonso Soriano and Eric Gagne (1976), "National Treasure" actor Nicolas Cage (1964), Today Show host Katie Couric (1957), "CSI: Miami" star David Caruso (1956), "Buck Rogers" actress Erin Gray (1950), singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins (1948), "Exorcist" screenwriter William Peter Blatty (1928), "Little Shop of Horrors" actor Vincent Gardenia (1922; d. 1992), baseball hall-of-famer Johnny Mize (1913; d. 1993), "The Addams Family" creator/cartoonist Charles Addams (1912; d. 1988), and 13th President of the Unit...
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CBS Sending Katie Couric On Reporting Trip To Iraq And Syria Ahead Of Surge Progress Report

August 29th, 2007 8:00am EDT
Katie Couric
NEW YORK (AP) - Katie Couric plans to leave Wednesday for an ambitious reporting trip to Iraq and Syria - the CBS anchor's first time in the war zone - in anticipation of a crucial military report on progress of the American effort.

Couric will anchor the ''CBS Evening News'' from Baghdad next Tuesday and Wednesday, then from Damascus on Thursday and Friday.

Couric will travel throughout Iraq to talk to military and civilian leaders, soldiers and average Iraqis, spending most of her time outside of Baghdad. CBS News would not reveal many specifics of her plans in advance because o...
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Fox Debuting Pair Of Shows About TV News: One A Sitcom, The Other Unscripted

July 24th, 2007 8:40am EDT
Kelsey Grammer
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Fox is rolling out two ''news shows'': a sitcom starring Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton as fictional news anchors in Pittsburgh, and an unscripted show starring a former bikini model-turned-anchorwoman in Texas.

Unveiled at a Television Critics Association gathering here this week, both series are meant to deliver laughs - and ratings - but not necessarily headlines. That makes Grammer's job a whole lot easier.

''Based upon my knowledge of most television newscasting now, it has nothing do with the news anyway,'' Grammer said at a Sunday session. '...
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CNN To Celebrate Larry King's 50th Anniversary in Broadcasting

March 28th, 2007 11:46am EDT
Larry King
Award-winning broadcaster Larry King marks his 50th anniversary in broadcasting with a week-long celebration on Larry King Live and on CNN across all of its platforms, including on air, online and on radio. King kicks off the anniversary week with Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric, Bill Clinton, Bill Maher and a two-hour special presentation, CNN Presents: Larry King – 50 Years of Pop Culture.

King’s career began in 1957 when he worked at a small radio station in Miami Beach, Fla., performing odd jobs. When an announcer suddenly quit, he was given his big break and offered a position as a di...
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Mobile Sprint Customers Can Now Watch CBS Shows Such As 'CSI' & 'Numb3rs'

March 23rd, 2007 2:42pm EDT
Numb3rs
CBS and Sprint announced today that programming from the network is coming to Sprint TVSM with live mobilecasts, full episodes and video clips from popular CBS programs. The content will include:

Live nightly mobilecasts of the CBS Evening News With Katie Couric;

Full episodes of Jericho on demand;

Video clips from hit primetime shows, including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Numb3rs, NCIS and Survivor;

Daily clips from popular late-night talk shows the Late Show With David Letterman and The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson;

Daily clips ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 7

January 7th, 2007 3:00am EST
Katie Couric
Happy Birthday to "Saved By The Bell" actor Dustin Diamond (1977), baseball players Alfonso Soriano and Eric Gagne (1976), "National Treasure" actor Nicolas Cage (1964), Today Show host Katie Couric (1957), "CSI: Miami" star David Caruso (1956), "Buck Rogers" actress Erin Gray (1950), singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins (1948), "Exorcist" screenwriter William Peter Blatty (1928), "Little Shop of Horrors" actor Vincent Gardenia (1922; d. 1992), baseball hall-of-famer Johnny Mize (1913; d. 1993), "The Addams Family" creator/cartoonist Charles Addams (1912; d. 1988), and 13th President of the Unit...
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The Top 10 TV Moments of 2006, According to TiVo

December 14th, 2006 12:37pm EST
Katie Couric
As the year draws to a close, American TV viewers reveal their top picks for the most memorable TV moments of 2006 in a poll conducted by TiVo Inc. These are the moments that got America talking, from the shocking to the hilarious, and stopped viewers in their tracks, becoming the subject of water-cooler conversations, website and blog chatter, and, in some cases, pop culture phenomena in their own right.

Top TV Moments of 2006 Survey Results

1 Katie Couric's last day on "Today"

2 Mel Gibson's interview with Diane Sawyer after his DWI arrest

3 Oprah tells autho...
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Upcoming Guests on 'David Letterman'

September 30th, 2006 9:00am EDT
Andy Dick
Next week's list of guests for the Late Show With David Letterman include a booted reality show star, several musical guests, and other celebrities:

Monday, Oct. 2

Pete Rose; Survivor: Cook Islands castaway Cecilia Mansilla; comedian Roy Wood Jr.

Tuesday, Oct. 3

Actor Andy Dick

Wednesday, Oct. 4

Musical guests Jerry Lee Lewis & Neil Young

Thursday, Oct. 5

Musical guest Xzibit

Friday, Oct. 6

Actress Amy Sedaris; musical guest Trey Anastasio

Monday, Oct. 9

Actor Robin Williams; "Survivor: Cook Islands" castaway

Tuesday, Oct. 10

Actor Al...
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Diane Keaton Urges Public to Get Screened for Colon Cancer

September 19th, 2006 11:40am EDT
Diane Keaton
Academy Award-winning actress Diane Keaton urges people to get tested for colon cancer in a new broadcast public service announcement (PSA) launching this summer. This initiative is a multi-year effort to educate Americans about the importance of regular colorectal cancer screening for men and women age 50 and over.

Keaton had strong personal motivation for appearing in the campaign; the disease claimed the life of her beloved grandmother. Though largely preventable through screening, colorectal cancer is second only to lung cancer as the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.

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Debut of 'CBS Evening News With Katie Couric' Finishes Number One

September 6th, 2006 12:26pm EDT
Katie Couric
Last night's debut of the “CBS Evening News With Katie Couric” finished number one in the metered-market average, according to Nielsen. The broadcast garnered a 9.1/17 rating in those markets, making it the highest rated “CBS Evening News” broadcast since Feb. 23, 1998, which occurred during CBS's coverage of the Olympic Winter Games in Nagano.

"We're encouraged by last night's numbers, but what's more important is what the audience will be six months and a year from now," said Sean McManus, President, CBS News and Sports. "Our primary focus remains on producing the highest quality b...
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CBS Evening News Live Webcast To Begin Sept. 5

August 17th, 2006 12:06pm EDT
Katie Couric
The “CBS Evening News With Katie Couric” will become the first network evening news broadcast to be simulcast live on the internet beginning Tuesday, Sept. 5 (6:30-7:00 PM, ET/PT), when it debuts on CBS.

"Technology has become an integral part of everyday life for most people, and it's dramatically changed the way they consume news, so this is a fantastic development," said Katie Couric, anchor and managing editor of the broadcast.

"Now people will have access to great reporting by all the ‘CBS Evening News’ correspondents, literally, anytime they want. It's another example of ho...
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Hottest Celebrity Mom? Survey Says Faith Hill

May 12th, 2006 12:34pm EDT
Faith Hill
Americans chose Faith Hill over Angelina Jolie as hottest celebrity mom in a survey recently conducted by Vonage and Kelton Research. The survey also discovered that American kids would prefer their moms to receive a surprise Mother's Day call from Bill Cosby over George Clooney.

Who's a Hot Momma

* Faith Hill narrowly beat out Angelina Jolie and Catherine Zeta-Jones as the hottest celebrity mom (19% vs. 15%) each for Angelina Jolie and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

* Other hot moms trailing these three were Reese Witherspoon (14%), Pamela Anderson (5%), Britney Spears (4%) and Kimor...
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'Today' Team Welcomes Couric's Replacement, Meredith Vieira

April 6th, 2006 1:34pm EDT
Matt Lauer anchors
"The View's" Meredith Vieira has been named co-anchor of NBC News' "Today," it was announced today by Jeff Zucker, Chief Executive Officer, NBC Universal Television Group. Vieira will join the morning show and her new colleagues Matt Lauer, Ann Curry and Al Roker, this September. The announcement comes on the heels of Katie Couric's decision to leave the morning show and join CBS Evening News.

"This is an announcement that I couldn't be happier to be making," said Zucker. "Meredith's vast experience as an award-winning journalist, as well as talk show host, make her the ideal candidate...
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Katie Couric To Leave 'Today' Show, Joins CBS Evening News in September

April 5th, 2006 11:44am EDT
Katie Couric
Katie Couric, one of broadcasting's most respected and popular journalists, is joining CBS News. As part of the multi-year agreement, Couric will become Anchor and Managing Editor of the "CBS Evening News With Katie Couric" beginning in September. Couric also will contribute to "60 Minutes" and will anchor CBS News primetime specials as well.

With the appointment, Couric becomes the first female solo anchor of a network evening news broadcast.

"It has been a great privilege to be one of the caretakers of a television institution like the 'Today' show for 15 years," said Couric. ...
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Today's Celebrity Birthdays, Jan. 7

January 7th, 2006 3:00am EST
Nicolas Cage
Happy Birthday to "Saved By The Bell" actor Dustin Diamond (1977), baseball players Alfonso Soriano and Eric Gagne (1976), "National Treasure" actor Nicolas Cage (1964), Today Show host Katie Couric (1957), "CSI: Miami" star David Caruso (1956), "Buck Rogers" actress Erin Gray (1950), singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins (1948), "Exorcist" screenwriter William Peter Blatty (1928), "Little Shop of Horrors" actor Vincent Gardenia (1922; d. 1992), baseball hall-of-famer Johnny Mize (1913; d. 1993), "The Addams Family" creator/cartoonist Charles Addams (1912; d. 1988), and 13th President of the Unit...
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Katie Couric Interviews Laci Peterson's Mother

January 4th, 2006 10:15am EST
Katie Couric
In her first in-depth interview in more than a year, Laci Peterson's mother Sharon Rocha will speak exclusively with NBC's Katie Couric about her new book, "For Laci: A Mother's Story of Love, Loss, and Justice." Rocha will recount her three years of heartbreak and grief and vividly describe how she began to suspect her son-in-law, who now sits on death row, Scott Peterson.

Scott Peterson was arrested and charged with the murder of his wife, Laci, and their unborn child in April 2003. Peterson says he said goodbye to Laci in their Modesto, CA, home early on Dec. 24, 2002, and drove to...
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Katie Couric, Other Celebs Fight Against Cancer

November 10th, 2005 12:40pm EST
Katie Couric
NBC's "Today Show" host Katie Couric will join other celebrities at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's (PanCAN) "An Evening With the Stars" gala on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Beverly Hilton to raise money and awareness to fight pancreatic cancer.

Couric will present the Emily Couric Public Service Award in honor of her sister, former Virginia State Senator for the 25th district, who died of pancreatic cancer. During the event, PanCAN will also present a special honor to ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in recognition of its recent efforts on behalf of a Utah family affected by ...
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