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Oprah Winfrey Named Forbes' Most Influential Person of 2013

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey has been named Forbes' most influential person of 2013, topping their list for the second year in a row.

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Watch the Best Holiday Music Videos of All Time

David Bowie & Bing Crosby - "Little Drummer Boy"

Holiday entertainment isn't just about cheesy movies and TV specials, there are corny music videos too!

Yahoo Music counts down the 15 best holiday music videos of all time, from David Bowie and Bing Crosby's odd duet for MTV on "Little Drummer Boy" to boy band 'NSync's politically correct "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays" and, of course, Band Aid's altruistic single "Feed the World," which showed us that, before they all became ridiculous public figures, Sting, Bono, Phil Collins, and Boy George are all really good singers.

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent to Take on Spider-Man Musical

Spiderman Turn Off the Dark, Law and Order

The Law & Order franchise continues its headline-ripping ways:  Law & Order: Criminal Intent will take on the troubled Broadway production Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark in an upcoming episode, TVLine reports.

The story will focus on a high-flying show called Icarus, which detectives begin investigating when a botched stunt leads to one of the actor's death. Suspects include a "high-strung and larger than life" director possibly modeled after Spider-Man's one-time director Julie Taymor. The episode also features a bisexual rock-star composer named Arno. (U2 front-man Bono is responsible for the music in the Spider-Man show.)

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Court Nixes NYPD Blue Nudity Fine

NYPD Blue

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Federal Communications Commission cannot fine ABC and selected affiliates $1.2 million for airing a 2003 episode of NYPD Blue that showed actress Charlotte Ross' nude buttocks, citing the FCC's unconstitutionally vague rules, The Associated Press reports.

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The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said Tuesday that the decision was in line with its previous ruling that TV stations can no longer be fined for fleeting, unscripted profanities uttered during live broadcasts. In July, the appeals court ruled that the FCC's indecency policy violated First Amendment rights and was unconstitutionally vague. 

In its Tuesday ruling, the three-judge panel wrote that there was "no significant distinction" between its decision in the expletives case and the NYPD Blue case.

Court rules FCC indecency policy "unconstitutionally vague"

"According to the FCC, 'nudity itself is not per se indecent,'" the judges wrote. "The FCC, therefore, decides in which ...
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Emmy Red-Carpet Host Chris Harrison: "I Just Want to See Sue Sylvester's Acceptance Speech"

Chris Harrison

When Chris Harrison hosts TV Guide Network's red-carpet show before the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, one thing he'll be prepared for is fashion talk. "You can't shy away, fashion's important, that's what a lot of people want to see," he told TVGuide.com. Harrison also discusses his preparations, what shows he's rooting for, and why he wants Jim Parsons and Sofia Vergara to win.

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Court Rules FCC Indecency Policy "Unconstitutionally Vague"

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A federal appeals court struck down the Federal Communications Commission's indecency policy Tuesday, calling it "unconstitutionally vague" and a violation of the First Amendment.

The ruling is a big victory for broadcast networks, which challenged the policy in 2006 after the FCC said unscripted expletives said on live broadcasts violated indecency rules and were subject to fines.

The three-judge panel of the New York-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled that the policy could create a "chilling effect that goes far beyond the fleeting expletives at issue here."

FCC and Fox case goes to court

"By prohibiting all 'patently ...
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Bono Undergoes Emergency Back Surgery; U2 Postpones Concert

Bono

U2 lead singer Bono underwent emergency back surgery in Germany on Friday, according to the band's website.

Bono (real name: Paul Hewson) sustained an injury while preparing for the next leg of U2's 360-Degree tour. The 50-year-old Grammy winner is expected to remain... read more

Alan Cumming Drops Out of Spider-Man Musical

Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming has traded in the Green Goblin for The Good Wife.

The 45-year-old Tony-winning actor has dropped out of the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark because of conflicts with his new gig on... read more

What Will Air on Oprah's OWN Network?

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey has announced the flagship lineup for her Oprah Winfrey Network, which she'll launch on January 1, 2011. It's a mix of shows that capitalizes on Winfrey's strengths, including programs about spirituality, health, celebrities, children and families, and hard-hitting investigative documentaries. Winfrey herself presented the lineup to advertisers on Thursday. Let's take a look at the 15 titles in the starting lineup:

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Evan Rachel Wood Exits Spider-Man Musical

Evan Rachel Wood

Evan Rachel Wood, who was originally cast to play Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark, has dropped out of the Broadway musical because of scheduling conflicts, Entertainment Weekly reports.

"Casting is under way to find a new Mary Jane to join the rest of the cast in the production. Spider-Man will announce a new timeline... read more

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