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Bruce Vilanch Reflects on 2001

Professional wit Bruce Vilanch was undeniably one of TV's best assets in 2001 — or any year, for that matter! So what more perfect pundit could we consult to sum up last year's best and worst highlights in entertainment? His sassy but unusually serious answer to our question may surprise you...

"I stopped picking favorites years ago," he tells TV Guide Online. "After I got friendly with people, I realized I would offend all my friends if I chose one over the other. So I've actually stopped thinking that way. We're in our fourth year at Hollywood Squares and that's fabulous.

"But it just seems that after Sept. 11, everything was a blur anyway," Vilanch adds. "I'm just amazed at how startlingly little 2001 was like the movie [2001: A Space Odyssey]. I remember sitting there in 1968, stoned out of my mind, watching the Pan Am spaceship read more

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