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See Kirstie Alley's Dramatic Weight Loss

Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley has lost 100 pounds, she tells Entertainment Tonight

"I feel like I'm back in my element," she said. "I honestly didn't even realize what I looked like." 

The Dancing with the Stars runner-up has long talked about her body struggles. In 2004, she became the spokeswoman for Jenny Craig and in 2006, she showed off her slimmed down figure in a bikini on Oprah. She regained weight before mambo-ing off the pounds last spring.

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Ratings: Monday Night Football Wins the Night; Dr. Oz Wins the Day

Cameron Wake and Tom Brady

Monday Night Football had a big night in the ratings, just like Tom Brady on the field.

The regular season debut of the venerable franchise on ESPN decimated the competition on both cable and broadcast television, attracting 14.57 million viewers for the NFL game between the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins and a 6.3 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds. Brady made the hot South Florida night hotter, passing for 517 yards — merely the fifth-best in league history. And with the promise of more excitement like that, ESPN is sure to lure solid numbers throughout the season.

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Exclusive: Dr. Phil on His Blockbuster Interview with Casey Anthony's Parents

George and Cindy Anthony, Dr. Phil

This September marks the first time in 25 years without The Oprah Winfrey Show, and in the battle to assume the Oprah throne, Dr. Phil has fired the opening salvo. The talk show beat out the network and cable news operations to land a heavily touted interview with George and Cindy Anthony, the parents of Casey Anthony, who was acquitted on charges of killing her toddler, Caylee.

Phil McGraw recently spent more than nine hours with the Anthonys, and... read more

OWN Announces Fall Lineup, Including Rosie O'Donnell's New Talk Show

OWN, Oprah

The Oprah Winfrey Network's next cycle of programming will begin Oct. 10 with the one-two punch of The Rosie Show and Oprah's Lifeclass, the network has announced in a release.

Both are set to air daily. The former finds Rosie O'Donnell once again hosting a talk show, in which she is expected to cover "current events, spotlight hometown heroes and newsmakers, showcase the arts, celebrate kids and families, as well as feature well-known and upcoming talent"...
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Tina Fey Gives Birth to New Joke Writer

Tina Fey and Jeffrey Richmond

It's a baby girl for Tina Fey and her husband Jeffrey Richmond.

Penelope Athena Richmond was born on Wednesday, the couple's rep tells People. She joins 5-year-old sister Alice, who famously coined Liz Lemon's catchphrase "I want to go to there."

When can you next catch Tina Fey on TV, online or on demand? Add her to your Watchlist and you'll know for sure

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Friday Night Lights, Game of Thrones Claim TCA Awards

Friday Night Lights, Parks and Recreation, Game Of Thrones

Critics sure do love the underdogs. Friday Night Lights, which didn't receive Emmy attention until its final two seasons, won the Program of the Year award for its final season at the Television Critics Association Awards on Saturday night. 

Game of Thrones, which was one of the most buzzed-about new shows of the year, was named... read more

The 7 Things to Know About Rosie O'Donnell's New Talk Show

Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell may be taking over Oprah Winfrey's Chicago studio to launch her talk show, but she's not trying to be the next Oprah.

Appearing in front of reporters Friday during OWN's fall TV preview session, O'Donnell said her appeal is very different from Oprah's. "I think the reason for my previous success is that I'm really not aspirational [like Oprah is]," she said. "I'm inspirational... in the sense that people at home so related to me that they felt they could be at the table with me and Madonna."

"I really am more the audience," she continued. "No one at home is going, 'I wish I could be Rosie O'Donnell, an overweight lesbian who yells too much."

That said, The Rosie Show, which will premiere Monday, Oct. 10 at 7/6c, will be quite different from The Oprah Winfrey Show. "My job is mostly to be entertaining and funny, which is what I'm hoping to do," she said.

Here are seven things to know about the show before its debut: read more

Michelle Obama to Guest on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama's initiative Joining Forces has shuttled her around pop culture, from Oprah to iCarly. The next stop on the Forces express will find her making her reality TV debut on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition...
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Oprah to Become CEO of OWN

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah is moving on up at her own network.

The talk show queen is the new CEO and chief creative officer of OWN, the network announced Wednesday. In addition, Harpo Studios presidents Erik Logan and Sheri Salata, will now become presidents of OWN.

Oprah replaces OWN CEO, says network is "not where I want it to be"

"I am ready to dedicate my full creative energy and focus as the full time CEO of OWN," Winfrey said in a statement. "By aligning the mission, talent and ...
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The Biz: Katie Couric's Back!

Katie Couric

Katie Couric's new syndicated daytime talk show doesn't premiere until September 2012, but she's already got her head in the game. When asked to describe what her program would have looked like had it been up and running the day cyber-cheating congressman Anthony Weiner admitted to his online indiscretions, she only takes a moment to come up with a provocative topic. "I would have done an hour on why powerful men engage in... read more

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Premiered: September 08, 1986, on Syndicated
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A one-woman (one name, really) entertainment dynasty, and the gold standard in the talk-show genre, able to attract just about any guest, and so influential that her `book club' practically guaranteed that works she endorsed would be bestsellers. Smart and charismatic, the multi-Emmy winner is also self-effacing enough that, after copping the TV academy's Lifetime Achievement Award, she removed herself from more Emmy nods, noting, `after you've achieved it for a lifetime, what else is there?'

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