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Japanese Fishing Village Defends Dolphin Hunting Depicted in Oscar Winner The Cove

The Cove

The mayor of the fishing village portrayed in the documentary The Cove defended local dolphin hunts as part of local tradition after the film's best documentary Oscar.

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Patrick Fugit Joining Debra Messing in Comedy Pilot

Patrick Fugit

Patrick Fugit, best known for playing the boy-wonder rock journalist in Cameron Crowe's 2000 feature Almost Famous, has lined up a regular TV gig ... read more

Cable Company, ABC Forge Deal to Keep Carrying New York Flagship Station

WABC, Cablevision

Cable company Cablevision forged a deal with New York City's ABC affiliate just in time for millions of viewers to catch the 82nd Academy Awards Sunday.

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Horror in Austin: Crash Dominates Cable News

Austin, Texas Plane Crash

TV viewers were stunned by the sight of flames and smoke rising from an Austin, Texas, building Thursday after a pilot slammed his plane into the structure, which housed Internal Revenue Service offices.

Two people were killed, including the pilot, identified as 53-year-old Joseph A. Stack III, and two people were hospitalized. One person was unaccounted Thursday afternoon, and a second body eventually was found, The Associated Press reported.

Authorities "have now... read more

Leno Ends Prime-Time Show; Will You Watch Him at 11:35?

Jay Leno

NBC's brief, disastrous experiment with bringing Jay Leno to prime time ends tonight at 10/9c ... read more

Iraq War Critic John Murtha Dead at 77

John Murtha

John Murtha, an influential congressman and Iraq war critic who drew scrutiny for his wheeler-dealer ways, died Monday after suffering complications from gallbladder surgery. He was 77.

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Obama Wants Live, Televised Health-Care Summit

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama's last Q&A session with Republicans went so well he wants to have another — this one televised live, for half a day, with the focus on health care.

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Fox Boss Says He Needs to Be Convinced Conan Could be Profitable

Rupert Murdoch

Fox executives are mulling the possibility of a late-night show hosted by Conan O'Brien, but their boss, Rupert Murdoch, says they have to convince him it would be profitable.

"We're giving it a lot of thought and a lot of examination," said Murdoch, head of Fox's parent company, News Corp.

Ratings: 10.3 million tune in for O'Brien's final Tonight Show

Fox owned-and operated TV stations and affiliates (a total of 205, according to The Wall Street Journal) now generally air reruns of syndicated sitcoms from 11 to midnight that make them a lot of money.

So, Murdoch said... read more

Pernell Roberts, Eldest Son on Bonanza, Dead at 81

Pernell Roberts

Pernell Roberts, the last surviving member of Bonanza's cast, has died of cancer, the Los Angeles Times reported. He was 81.

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O'Brien Gets in Some Last Licks at NBC; Leno Says He's "Staying on the Titanic"

Conan O'Brien

With the ink now dry on his exit deal, Conan O'Brien got in some last licks at NBC, joking: "I knew it was official this morning when NBC dropped off all my CDs and picked up its lava lamp."

NBC dumps Conan for $45 million payoff; reinstates Jay as Tonight Show host

On his next-to-last Tonight Show — which Jay Leno takes back March 1 — O'Brien cracked: read more

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