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LISTEN: CNN’s Rick Sanchez Calls Jon Stewart a Bigot, Gets Fired


UPDATE: You can see Stewart’s response here.

One day after calling Daily Show host “a bigot” on a radio program, CNN’s Rick Sanchez received some (not so) surprising words of his own: “You’re fired.”

The Cuban-American anchor, who has been the subject of Stewart’s jokes before, made that accusation about the Comedy Central personality while speaking on SiriusXM’s Stand Up! With Peter Dominick yesterday morning.

So which group(s) does Rick think Jon is bigoted against? “Anybody who’s different than you are, anybody who’s not form your frame of reference; anybody who doesn’t look and sound exactly like the people that you sound [like] and grew up with. The people that you put on your show, who always reflects somebody who’s, ‘I’m bringing in to sit around me,’ you know, who’s very different from me. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy this thing that the only people out there who are prejudiced … are the right. There’s people that are prejudiced on both sides.”

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Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert Announce D.C. Rallies


Jon Stewart, who has been about it for over a week, made a momentous announcement on the Thursday episode of The Daily Show. The Comedy Central funnyman announced his Rally to Restore Sanity, which will be held at the Washington, D.C. National Mall on October 30, 2010.

Stephen Colbert, , made his own announcement on The Colbert Report, which follows Stewart’s show. Colbert’s rally is, of course, the March to Keep Fear Alive. “Now is not the time to take it down a notch. Now is the time for all good men to freak out for freedom,” Colbert explained.

The National Park Service has confirmed that Colbert and Stewart submitted an application for the grounds in front of the Washington Monument for the date of the dueling rallies, though the permit is not yet finalized.

In a poll, Time magazine named Stewart “America’s most trusted newscaster” following Walter Cronkite’s 2009 death.

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VIDEO: Jon Stewart’s Pre-Announcement Announcement

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At the close of Tuesday night’s , Jon Stewart made a surprising announcement: he will soon be making an announcement.

Stewart made it clear that he “will have an announcement at some time,” which means “in the near to not-so-near future.” What he has to say may in fact be “the most important announcement in history … equivalent to 7.3 Gettysburg Addresses.”

“I don’t know what it is,” Stewart admitted. “Though I have my suspicions…and if I am right, it’s going to be huge.”

View the entire hilarious announcement teaser in the video above…and try to guess where Stewart is going with all of this.

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The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards: Live Commentary

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Tonight, the annual Emmy Awards telecast will be aired live on both the East and West Coasts (finally!). The ceremony will also incorporate fan tweets into Jimmy Fallon’s material—but will there be any other surprises in the 2010 broadcast?

Will 30 Rock continue its domination in the Comedy category, or will - or even Modern Family - finally topple the reigning champ? Will Mad Men snag another Best Drama win, or will get a statue for its final season?

What will Conan O’Brien say if he wins for The Tonight Show during this NBC event? Will Elisabeth Moss address soon-to-be ex-husband Fred Armisen if she wins for Best Supporting Actress? Oh – the awkward possibilities are endless!

So who won and who lost at the ? Read our West Coast play-by-play account of this evening’s telecast and find out!

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VIDEO: Carell, Colbert and Stewart Reunite


Anyone who remembers Steve Carell accepting Ricky Gervais’ award during the 2007 Emmys should be thrilled to see this reunion.

During last night’s broadcast of The Colbert Report, the Despicable Me star and host Stephen Colbert resurrected a segment they did together while still working for The Daily Show: Even Stevphen.

The heated debate - which can be viewed after jump - focused on their individual careers since leaving the program…and on the “a**hole” who really held them back.

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2010 Primetime Emmy Nominations



The road to the officially kicked off early this morning. Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara (who received a nod) and Community‘s Joel McHale (who didn’t) were the ones who had the honor of reading this year’s list of nominees.

Although - with 17 nominations - once again topped off all dramas, 30 Rock did

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lead the comedies. did. The freshman FOX series raked in a total of 19 noms, only a handful short of the overall leader. (HBO’s miniseries, The Pacific, received 24 mentions.) 30 Rock did receive 15 nominations, though, while Modern Family followed closely behind with 14.

The August 29 ceremony - which NBC will air live on both the East and West coasts - will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon. You can see a partial list of nominees after the jump.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (4/21)

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Here’s an update on the shows you’ll be seeing more of in the months to come:

 

EXTENSIONS
  • Ugly Americans (Comedy Central) - Seven more episodes ordered.

 

RENEWALS
  • The Colbert Report (Comedy Central) - Through 2012-13
  • Cops (FOX) - Season 23
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) - Season 8
  • The Daily Show (Comedy Central) - Through 2012-13
  • Fantasia for Real (VH1) - Season 2
  • On The Case with Paula Zahn (ID) - Season 3
  • Parenthood (NBC) - Season 2

(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)

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VIDEO: Jon Stewart’s Message to FOX News


The ongoing war between Bernie Goldberg, FOX News contributor and frequent guest on O’Reilly Factor, and Jon Stewart, late-night Comedy Central variety show host, just got hilarious…though there’s probably zero chance that FOX News will find it so. It all started, according to Stewart, when he told FOX News to “go [expletive deleted] themselves” on his April 19 installment of .

Goldberg fired back during one of his visits to O’Reilly (Papa Bear to Stephen Colbert fans), calling a “funnyman” who only wants to crack jokes before an audience. “But if, clearly, you want to be a social commentator…you better find some guts,” Goldberg addressed his comments directly to Stewart.

On his April 20 show, Stewart had plenty to say in response to Bernie Goldberg - and by extension, everyone at FOX News.

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VIDEO: Jon Stewart Impersonates Glenn Beck…for Nearly 15 Minutes


And I thought it was funny when Jimmy Kimmel did his entire show as Jay Leno.

On last night’s Daily Show broadcast, Jon Stewart devoted nearly 15 minutes of his own program to mocking possibly the second easiest target on television: FOX News’ .

Be forewarned: the impersonation is so good…you might just start tearing up.

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TV Talk: Kardashians Break Ratings Record, Bad Girls Club Good for Oxygen

Richard and Mayumi Heene-The “Balloon Boy” family will get no reality show despite all their efforts. Richard Heene and Mayumi Heene will, though, get jail time and probation for the stunt they pulled in October.

-Viewers are having no problem Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Sunday’s episode was the most-watched show on the network…ever.

-Speaking of bad girls, Oxygen is quite happy with its Bad Girls Club. Yesterday’s episode was that network’s biggest show to date.

-Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will start their new years in HD. Their Comedy Central programs will be shown in the new format come January 4.

-Another HBO program will be centered on Ricky Gervais. The Extras stars is now going to voice an animated series called…The Ricky Gervais Show.


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