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Walters Defends Palin

28th October 2008

Barbara Walters has come to the defense of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in the controversy over Palin's campaign wardrobe. Following reports that she spent $150,000 in campaign funds for her outfits at political...

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Mccain Gives Letterman Rare Win Over Leno

20th October 2008

John McCain's appearance on CBS's Late Show With David Letterman Thursday produced the show's biggest audience in almost three years. According to Nielsen figures, it drew 6.53 million viewers, beating NBC's The Tonight Show with...

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Now, The Mccain-letterman Debate

17th October 2008

John McCain showed up on time for his appearance on the David Letterman show Thursday night, after renting a helicopter to fly from Philadelphia to New York after weather grounded his campaign plane. It was...

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Mccain To Meet Letterman Patching Things Up?

13th October 2008

Republican presidential nominee John McCain's most relentless detractor in recent weeks may not have been Democratic contender Barack Obama, but CBS's Late Show host David Letterman, who has continued to fling zingers at McCain for...

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Letterman Sends New Invitation To Mccain ... Sort Of

10th October 2008

David Letterman on Thursday addressed rumors that first appeared in the New York Post that John McCain would appear on his show and that the two would bury the hatchet after McCain dropped out of...

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Seinfeld Replies To Slander Lawsuit

8th October 2008

In a legal response to a slander lawsuit brought by cookbook writer Missy Chase Lapine and published Tuesday by the website TheSmokingGun.com, Jerry Seinfeld says that his recent televised remarks about her were consistent with...

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Letterman Grills Hathaway On Follieri Split

1st October 2008

ANNE HATHAWAY was left red-faced on U.S. TV on Tuesday night (30Sep08) as talk show host DAVID LETTERMAN grilled her about her headline-making split from RAFFAELLO FOLLIERI. The actress used her appearance on The Late...

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The Debate Is On!

26th September 2008

The first televised presidential debate, due to take place in Oxford, MS tonight (Friday), will be held as scheduled,. Republican presidential candidate John McCain announced today that he had reversed his previous decision to suspend...

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Mccain Halts Campaign; Will Obama Debate Himself?

25th September 2008

Senator John McCain's campaign found itself having to weather a blizzard of controversy Wednesday after the Republican candidate, without consulting the Presidential Debate Commission (PDC), proposed that Friday's TV debate be postponed. The proposal was...

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Roeper Becomes As Famous As Stars He Reviews

4th September 2008

Chicago Sun-Times critic Richard Roeper writes today about his cameo appearance on HBO's ENTOURAGE this Sunday -- as himself reviewing the movie Medellin . It was, he writes, the culmination of eight years as a...

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Letterman Predicts Leno Will Remain On Tonight

3rd September 2008

David Letterman, who bolted NBC when he was passed over to succeed Johnny Carson on the Tonight show, has suggested that NBC brass may have had his example in mind when they agreed to hand...

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Winfrey Remains Top-paid Tv Personality

26th August 2008

No one comes close to rivaling Oprah Winfrey as the highest paid talk-show personality. In the latest Forbes magazine list, Winfrey holds the top spot with $275 million a year, nearly four times the amount...

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Bernie Mac Dies Aged 50

9th August 2008

actor and comedian Bernie Mac has died at the age of 50.The Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor was admitted to hospital last week and died early this morning due to complications arising from pneumonia,...

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Abc's Nightline Shows Growing Strength

25th July 2008

Suggesting that ABC may want to think twice before paying Jay Leno gazillions to take over its 11:30 p.m. time period when he leaves the Tonight show next year, its relatively low-budget Nightline managed to...

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Late Night Update: Fallon To Replace O'brien

14th May 2008

Officially introduced Monday as the successor to Conan O'Brien on NBC's Late Night when O'Brien moves over to the Tonight show next year, Jimmy Fallon joked that his elementary school principal, Mr. Nostradamus, had listed...

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Hilton Makes Second Return To Letterman

9th May 2008

PARIS HILTON jumped at the chance to make a fresh start with U.S. talk-show host DAVID LETTERMAN - because she has so many products to sell. The socialite was humiliated when the late-night TV presenter...

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Nightline Beats Leno, Letterman With Obama Interview

20th March 2008

Making his first appearance on television since his much-lauded speech on race relations, Sen. Barack Obama helped push ratings for ABC's Nightline over those for The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and The Late Show...

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Carrey Goes Naked On Letterman

11th March 2008

JIM CARREY shocked fans on DAVID LETTERMAN's late night talk show on Monday (10Mar08), when he showed up in a bathrobe and then stripped naked. The comedian performed a skit pretending he'd forgotten about the...

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Leno: Let The Wooing Begin

27th February 2008

Executives of Sony Pictures Television have let it be known that they are prepared to make a lucrative offer to Jay Leno in November, when he is permitted to enter negotiations regarding his future plans,...

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Late-night Comedy Shows Unaffected By Strike

14th February 2008

An Associated Press review of the ratings of the late-night comedy shows during the period of the writers strike has revealed that the strike had little effect. In fact Stephen Colbert's audience actually rose 6...

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Late Night Hosts In Marx Bros. Feud

6th February 2008

Reminiscent of the feuds between Jack Benny and Fred Allen during the "golden age of radio" when a silly disagreement between the two comics would begin on Benny's show and then carry on to Allen's,...

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Super Bowl Nabs Giant Ratings -- But No Record

4th February 2008

The New York Giants' stunning upset defeat of the New England Patriots averaged a 46.4 rating and a 67 share in the Nielsen overnights between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Sunday. The Fox telecast recorded...

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Letterman Apologises To Hilton

2nd February 2008

U.S. chat show host DAVID LETTERMAN publicly apologised to PARIS HILTON on Friday night (01Feb08) for hurting her feelings during an infamous 2007 interview. The late-night TV presenter upset the socialite when he grilled her...

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Wga Signs Interim Deals

25th January 2008

The striking Writers' Guild of America (WGA) has reached a deal with two more film studios as hopes grow of a close to the lengthy industrial action.Independent film producer Lionsgate and Marvel studio have signed...

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'Unemployed' Willis Joins Letterman's Band

18th January 2008

BRUCE WILLIS has found an unlikely employer in lieu of the ongoing writers strike - talk show host DAVID LETTERMAN. The "happily unemployed" Die Hard actor made a surprise appearance on Thursday night (17Jan08) when...

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Grammys Seek Wga Pact

16th January 2008

This year's Grammy awards could still go ahead after organisers asked the striking Hollywood writers to allow the show to proceed.Last weekend's Golden Globe awards ceremony was cancelled in favour of a press conference after...

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No Writers? No Problem For Leno

14th January 2008

Not only hasn't the strike of the Writers Guild of America affected Jay Leno's ratings, but a study by the ad agency Magna Global indicates that they have actually risen 11 percent from what they...

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How Will They Produce The Oscars?

10th January 2008

Speculation continued to mount in Hollywood Wednesday about how the Oscars might be produced if the writers' strike is not settled by February 4. "We are going to do it," producer Gil Cates told the...

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Letterman Shaved His Beard On Air

8th January 2008

Talk show host DAVID LETTERMAN had his beard shaved off on air on Monday night (07Jan08). Letterman had cultivated the facial growth while supporting the writers' strike, but kept it as The Late Show with...

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