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Jeopardy Exhibition Ends, Ken Jennings Welcomes New Overlord

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Posted by K.C. Morgan
Categories: Games, Reality, Specials, Syndication, Video,

  In this week’s three-day exhibition, Jeopardy pit two of its finest minds -- champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter -- against the newest artificial mind designed by IBM. The supercomputer Watson took on the two champs in a two-game session that left the human contestants battling for a moment just to buzz in as each question was fired out by Alex Trebek. At the end of the two-game, three-day session, Watson dominated. The computer …

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Man vs. Machine: Jeopardy-Style

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Posted by K.C. Morgan
Categories: Games, Reality, Specials, Syndication, Video,

IBM is taking computer gaming to an epic level. Monday marked the debut of the supercomputer Watson, a machine so smart it’s capable of playing a game of Jeopardy . . . and maybe, winning it. The three-day game pits the computer against the show’s two greatest champions, Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings, and at the end of Round 1 Watson is tied for first place. Watson ruled categories like “Beatles People” and “Literary Characters …

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (1/21)

Here’s an update on the shows you'll be seeing more of in the months to come: RENEWALS The A-List: New York (Logo) – Season 2 Bethenny Ever After (Bravo) – Season 2 The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – Three more seasons Cake Boss: The Next Great Baker (TLC) – Season 2 Californication (Showtime) – Season 5 Flipping Out (Bravo) – Season 5 ...

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Regis Philbin (Finally!) Announces His Retirement

The day I first dreamed about over two years ago has finally came true. This morning on Live with Regis and Kelly, Regis Philbin said this would be his “last year on this show.” Philbin, who is just two years shy of hitting his 30-year anniversary on the program, gave no specific reason for deciding to retire now. “It's been a long time," he explained. "It's been 28 years since I’ve been here and it …

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Jeopardy! Champions to Challenge IBM Computer Program

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Posted by K.C. Morgan
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We would call this contest man versus machine, but Ken Jennings is more superhero than man. The famed Jeopardy! winner, along with fellow champ Brad Rutter, will test his wits against IBM’s Watson program. Designed by the company’s artificial intelligence team, Watson will take on the two challengers over a three-day contest being held on February 14 though 16. IBM hosted a similar competition in 1997, when it created a chess-playing computer to compete against …

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TV on DVD: November 30, 2010

Here are some of the TV on DVD options available this week: The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (Volume 17) Birdy the Mighty: Decode (Parts 1 & 2) Have Gun Will Travel (Season 5, Vol. 1) The Lucy Show (Season 3) Parks and Recreation (Season 2) The Public Defender (Volume 6) Sid & Marty Krofft's Saturday Morning Hits Soldiers of Fortune (Complete Series) Space: 1999 (Season 1) The Special Relationship (TV Movie) A Touch of …

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VIDEO: Audience Screams for Oprah’s Favorite Things

One of our favorite things about The Oprah Winfrey Show is finally coming to an end. What will we miss when the talk show queen wraps her daytime program? That hilarious moment every year when audience members are transformed into bouncing and screaming spectacles. Ladies and gents -- we present highlights from Oprah's (next to) last "Favorite Things" special. (Part 2 airs Monday.) Enjoy it while it lasts. (Click here to see the gifts she's …

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Nancy O’Dell Taking Over Mary Hart’s Entertainment Tonight Post

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Posted by Veronica Santiago
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Although she’s the host of The Insider, it turns out Lara Spencer did not have the inside advantage when it came to Mary Hart’s job. For months now, it had been speculated that Spencer would take over Mary Hart’s soon-to-be vacant post at Entertainment Tonight. Unfortunately, Lara lost out to another blonde personality: Nancy O’Dell. O’Dell is, of course, no stranger to entertainment reporting. She previously hosted Access Hollywood alongside Billy Bush. "I remember watching …

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TV Talk: Practical Magic Series, 21 Jump Street Movie

-A television series based on the movie Practical Magic is currently in the works for ABC Family. The 1998 film starred Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman as sisters in a family of witches. -Meanwhile, a premiere date has been announced for the big screen version of 21 Jump Street. That film, based on the old FOX series, will premiere on March 16, 2012. Jonah Hill will be one of the stars. -Love The Amazing Race? …

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TV on DVD: October 19, 2010

Here are some of the TV on DVD options available this week: Accidentally on Purpose (Season 1) Alias Smith and Jones (Complete Series) The Bionic Woman (Season 1) Eden of the East (Complete Series) Jonathan Creek (The Specials) A Mind to Kill (Series 2) Pee-wee’s Playhouse (Complete Collection) The Real L Word (Season 1) Shaun of the Sheep (Season 1) Tales from the Darkside (Final Season) TapouT (Complete Series) Make sure to also check out …

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