NPR’s ‘Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me’ Debuts On TV

WASHINGTON — NPR’s quiz show “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me” is making the leap from radio to television. The show debuts Friday evening on BBC America. The first show will be a year-in-review special. Host Peter Sagal, scorekeeper Carl Kasell and a panel including Paula Poundstone and Alonzo Bodden will discuss the year’s events. […]

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Alec Baldwin Explains His Emmy No-Show

By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Alec Baldwin’s decision to bail on Sunday night’s Emmy Awards was no joke. Or rather, it wasn’t over the cutting of a joke from the ceremony’s opening segment. Though reports circulated over the weekend that the “30 Rock” star had decided not to attend the Emmys because a […]

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UK TV Channel Plans Phone Hacking Comedy

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Channel 4 said on Friday it had commissioned a one-off television comedy about the phone hacking scandal which forced the closure of the News of the World tabloid and engulfed Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper business. “HACKS,” described as a working title for the show, is being written by Guy Jenkin, co-creator of […]

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Piers Morgan Defends Himself, Murdoch in Scandal

BY: JAKE COYLE NEW YORK – After remaining on the sidelines of Britain’s phone hacking scandal, Piers Morgan (“America’s Got Talent“) was finally drawn into it, defending himself and his former boss Rupert Murdoch. While Murdoch testified in London before Parliament on Tuesday, Morgan took to Twitter and, later, to CNN to defend his stewardship […]

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Jon Stewart Mocks Glenn Beck’s Latest Conspiracy Theory

Jon Stewart’s impersonation of Glenn Beck’s particular brand of madness has become the stuff of legend, and on last night’s ‘Daily Show,’ he donned Beck’s signature glasses and mocked the mannerisms of the Fox News host once again for an epic dissection of Beck’s latest conspiracy theory, not to mention his general sense of pomposity. […]

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Fox News Pulls Sean Hannity from Tea Party Rally

Sean Hannity, the Fox News host and controversial conservative figure, has stirred things up yet again after being forced to scrap his plans for a broadcast Thursday night from a Cincinnati tea party rally, according to the Huffington Post. After agreeing to host his Fox News program from the rally, Hannity received orders from the […]

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