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Controversial Vanity Fair Writer Christopher Hitchens Dies at 62

Christopher Hitchens

Controversial writer Christopher Hitchens, whose works slammed religion as well as such public figures as Mother Teresa and Henry Kissinger, has died, according to the Vanity Fair. He was 62.

Hitchens, who was a contributing editor to the magazine for nearly two decades, died of pneumonia at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston after a long battle with esophageal cancer.

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VIDEO: Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Michael Moore Spar Over the Death of Osama bin Laden

Michael Moore, Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Only four days into their new season and the ladies of The View are already back to doing what they do best: arguing.

On Thursday's episode, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore visited the ladies and got an earful from co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck about the death of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden earlier this year.

Moore argued that bin Laden deserved a trial... read more

Keith Olbermann Reveals First Guests on Current TV's Countdown

Keith Olbermann

Michael Moore will be among the first guests on Keith Olbermann's new show for Current TV.

"ShowPlug1: Honored to tell you that scheduled among my guests on tomorrow's premiere of Countdown on @Current is @MMFlint - Michael Moore," Olbermann tweeted on Sunday.

Moore will be joined by Markos Moulitsas, the founder of Daily Kos and a columnist at Newsweek.

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Matt's Picks: Week of June 20-23

Keith Olbermann

This is one of the more jam-packed weeks of a seriously overstuffed TV summer, so let's break it down by night.

MONDAY

COMEBACK: The mercurial and always opinionated Keith Olbermann, most recently ousted from his MSNBC perch, brings his act back to cable with the same title (Countdown) but a new network (Current TV). His eclectic roster of contributors will include documentarian Ken Burns, comedian Richard Lewis and filmmaker Michael Moore. Let the ranting begin.

GUILTY PLEASURE: [As seen in TV Guide Magazine] RuPaul's Drag U, Logo at 9/8c. Think... read more

Michael Moore to Contribute to Keith Olbermann's Current TV Countdown

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Filmmaker Michael Moore joins a growing list of commentators who will contribute to Keith Olbermann's upcoming Current TV show, the network announced Wednesday.

Moore, a regular guest on Olbermann's MSNBC show, will be joined by... read more

Michael Moore Files Lawsuit for Fahrenheit 9/11 Profits

Michael Moore

Michael Moore has filed a lawsuit against Harvey and Bob Weinstein, claiming that they defrauded him of $2.7 million in profits from his 2004 documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, The Wrap reports.

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In the suit, filed Monday in a Los Angeles court, the filmmaker alleges that ... read more

Michael Moore Planning Fahrenheit 9/11 Sequel

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Director Michael Moore is planning a sequel to his highly popular documentary Fahrenheit 911 Theres no official title yet but Fahrenheit 911 189 will be part of the titleThe sequel will tackle the role of the US industry and foreign policy around the world during the George W Bush administrationFahrenheit 911 which focused on the 2000 presidential election the events of September 11 2001 and how they led to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan earned 220 million and ranks as the most successful docu in history JR Whalen read more

Short Cuts: Nip/Tuck, Michael Moore and... More

The season finale of FX's Nip/Tuck, which effectively transplanted the series from Miami to silicon-friendlier L.A., drew an audience of 3.4 million total viewers, giving the show a season average of 2.75 mil and making it the No. 1 scripted show among adults, says the New York Post.... To reverse a ratings drop following the league's yearlong lockout, the Peacock's NHL on NBC will focus its efforts on creating a game of the week and highlighting emerging stars.... A federal judge has thrown out the lawsuit filed by Sgt. Peter Damon against Michael Moore, claiming that the filmmaker used the Iraq war veteran's image without permission in Fahrenheit 9/11.... Frank Stanton, a president of CBS for 26 years, during which he earned it the moniker "the Tiffany network," died in his sleep on Sunday. He was 98. read more

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