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The Opinionators: Bill O'Reilly and Keith Olbermann

Keith Olbermann

Bill O'Reilly and Keith Olbermann are engaged in one of the most visible rivalries of the decade — a conflict that may be rooted more in their similarities than differences. Both talk show hosts are former straight news reporters who share not only a formula for talk-show success, but a mutual respect for Tom Snyder, whose 1970s talk show Tomorrow set the bar for thoughtful, entertaining talk. Olbermann and O'Reilly make our Players list for best epitomizing the transformation of news in the 2000s. While CNN ruled the '90s with an emphasis on breaking, opinion-free reports, The O'Reilly Factor helped Fox News become the cable news leader with a show that mixes reporting, reflection, and rampant editorializing. It's the same formula adopted by Olbermann's Countdown, which has led MSNBC's increased emphasis on opinion. Critics paint O'Reilly and Olbermann as blustery, cartoonish bloviators of the right and left, respectively, and take them to task for not playing it straight. But both men — among the influential television industry players interviewed for TVGuide.com's Best of the Decade section — would just say they speak the truth. Click here for our interview with O'Reilly or read on for our talk with Olbermann. read more

The Opinionators: Bill O'Reilly and Keith Olbermann

Bill O'Reilly

Bill O'Reilly and Keith Olbermann are engaged in one of the most visible rivalries of the decade — a conflict that may be rooted more in their similarities than differences. Both talk show hosts are former straight news reporters who share not only a formula for talk-show success, but a mutual respect for Tom Snyder, whose 1970s talk show Tomorrow set the bar for thoughtful, entertaining talk. Olbermann and O'Reilly make our Players list for best epitomizing the transformation of news in the 2000s. While CNN ruled the '90s with an emphasis on breaking, opinion-free reports, The O'Reilly Factor helped Fox News become the cable news leader with a show that mixes reporting, reflection, and rampant editorializing. It's the same formula adopted by Olbermann's Countdown, which has led MSNBC's increased emphasis on opinion. Critics paint O'Reilly and Olbermann as blustery, cartoonish bloviators of the right and left, respectively, and take them to task for not playing it straight. But both men — among the influential television industry players interviewed for TVGuide.com's Best of the Decade section — would just say they speak the truth.  Click here for our interview with Olbermann or read on for our talk with O'Reilly. read more

Adam Lambert to Perform on So You Think You Can Dance Finale

Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert has been tapped to perform during the So You Think You Can Dance finale.

Adam Lambert to perform on The View

The 27-year-old American Idol runner-up, who has been the center of controversy following an S&M-themed performance at the American Music Awards, will sing ... read more

Blind Side Tackles Twilight in Box Office

The Blind Side

The Blind Side took in $20.4 million over the weekend, overtaking the wildly popular The Twilight Saga: New Moon at the box office.

VIDEO: Go on the set of The Blind Side with Sandra Bullock

The Warner Bros. football-inspired drama has been the runner-up to the vampire romance for the ... read more

Monk Series Finale Ends With Record-High Ratings

Tony Shalhoub

USA's long-running series Monk exited with a recording-breaking 9.5 million viewers, making it the most-watched hourlong series ever on basic cable.

Watch free full episodes of Monk

The dramedy, which centers on a detective with a serious case of OCD, concluded its run Friday and topped The Closer's record of 9.2 million.

The show, which stars Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk, came to a close after ... read more

Men of a Certain Age: Will Everybody Still Love Ray Romano?

Men of a Certain Age

Viewers who tune into TNT's Men of a Certain Age (Monday, 10/9c) won't find the next decade's version of Everybody Loves Raymond, and they certainly won't laugh as much as they're used to.

Ray Romano, who used his unique perspective on life to tell jokes, first as a stand-up comedian and later as a sitcom star, uses that same perspective to examine weightier issues. And even though Raymond depicted Romano's semi-autobiographical experiences as a son, brother, husband and father, he says his new character, golfer-turned-party-store-owner Joe Tranelli, is much closer to home.

Check out photos of the Men of a Certain Age cast

"That's the sad part. This is more in common [with] me than Ray Barone," Romano says... read more

Desperate Housewives: Wisteria Lane Kid Spills Secrets

Beau Mirchoff, Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives troubled teen Danny Bolen (the polite Canadian actor Beau Mirchoff) has seen better days. At the end of the Nov. 29 episode, Danny was hospitalized after taking a fistful of pills. He's OK, but he's insisting that the nurse call him Tyler, which is presumably his given name, from before his family went on the run. TVGuide.com spoke to Mirchoff about how Danny is involved in Sunday's plane-crash story line, who he'll befriend and/or romance and how long the Bolens will be sticking around.

TVGuide.com: How did things go so wrong for Danny?
Mirchoff: He's been on the run his whole life, he's never really had a solid friendship or long-lasting relationship... read more

Billy Joel: My Daughter Will Recover

Alexa Ray Joel

Billy Joel tells the Long Island newspaper Newsday that his daughter will recover from an overdose of pills, though he's deeply shaken.

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Alexa Ray Joel Hospitalized, in "Stable" Condition

Alexa Ray Joel

Alexa Ray Joel, daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, has been hospitalized, People reports.

"Alexa is stable. Her doctors are assessing... read more

MTV: Jersey Shore is Not For Everyone

Jersey Shore

It's not all fun and games at the Jersey Shore.

One day after losing ad sponsorship from Domino's, MTV did damage control with a statement saying "no advertiser... read more

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