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Oprah Winfrey Surprises Barbara Walters on Final ‘View’

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Barbara Walters and Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton surprised Barbara Walters on her final episode of The View.

The veteran American broadcaster will retire today at the age of 84 and she was joined by a host of A-list stars, including Michael Douglas, who helped bid farewell to the star at the taping of her last episode yesterday. Barbara struggled to hold back the tears as Oprah, 55, brought out 25 female news anchors - including Katie Couric and Diane Sawyer - who have all been inspired by her six-decade career.

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Amy Poehler Makes Surprise Return to SNL

Although she had intended to move on from Saturday Night Live, delivered an early Christmas present to her fans this weekend.

Poehler, who has been absent from the late-night program since giving birth on October 25, appeared in two segments during yesterday’s broadcast. After reprising her role as - who else could possibly play the future Secretary of State? - she reunited with Seth Meyers for another edition of the Weekend Update.

Could Clinton’s new cabinet position mean additional SNL appearances from Amy in the future? Keep your fingers crossed!

McCain Camp Reacts to SNL Parody

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

The minute we all got a look at , the bevy of available jokes was suddenly self-evident. The woman does, after all, look a great deal like comedienne Tina Fey. That Fey is an SNL alum and still pals with NBC is just the icing on the cake. The inevitable SNL season premiere followed, showing the inevitable pairing of screen buds Fey and Amy Poehler as none other than Palin and Hillary Clinton.

The millions of SNL viewers found it hysterical and the video has been posted on a multitude of entertainment sites since. ’s camp, however, didn’t find their funny bones tickled.

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Real Wonder Woman Sounds off on Sarah Palin

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Editorial,

Lynda Carter

For years (four, to be precise), Lynda Carter wowed fans in her skimpy flag-inspired costume and deadly accessories. She personified truth, justice and beauty with her raven locks and rock-hard abs. She was Wonder Woman, and for many men who remember her heyday she still is a heroine.

But when asked her feelings about , whom the media refers to as a wonder woman, the “real” Wonder Woman didn’t even try to act demure. What did Lynda Carter have to say about the self-styled hockey mom, bulldog-in-lipstick who is John McCain’s running mate?

Be advised, her show may have been child-friendly, but that doesn’t mean Lynda Carter’s political comments are.

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Tina Fey Channels Palin on Saturday Night Live

Although Saturday Night Live was down one Barack Obama (he didn’t appear in light of Hurricane Ike), the audience was up one Tina Fey. As rumored, the former cast member returned to her old stomping grounds last night to portray her political look-alike: Sarah Palin.

In the hilarious opening sketch, Fey touched on several topics from the Charlie Gibson interview (her view of Russia, the Bush Doctrine). Meanwhile, Amy Poehler played an (understandably) jealous and bitter Hillary Clinton.

Tuesday Ratings: NBC On Top Again

Fortunately for NBC, it still had America’s Got Talent to rely on post-Olympics. The reality hit helped the network win with the viewers and the demos.

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  • (3.0/9 18-49) returned to 11 million viewers.
  • * (1.5/5) dialed up 7.3 million.
  • (2.3/7) had 6.5 million wincing.
  • The first hour of * (1.7/5) diagnosed 4.8 million.
  • * (0.7/2) pulled in 1.9 million.

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The Day American History Changed

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Reality, Editorial,

Barack Obama

The first televised presidential took place between a man named John Kennedy, and another by the name of Richard Nixon. The latter had a darker complexion, a five o’clock shadow and let’s face it - he wasn’t as young and attractive as JFK. Many historians believe that if these debates had not been televised, for the very first time giving Americans an up close and personal look at their candidates, the election might have gone a different way. That’s the power of television.

Now, all debates are televised. Hours and hours of news coverage are devoted to those debates, to interviewing the candidates, to talking about political ideas and promises. For months, those same television newscasters have been talking about this year’s presidential election, and in their way they have helped to write one of the most important pages of history. That’s right: it’s official. has secured the democratic presidential nomination. CNN, via television, broke the story first.

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The Day American History Changed

Are You Ready for a Presidential Rumble?

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Prime Time, Cable, Gossip,

John McCainBarack Obama Hillary Clinton

All eyes are turning toward Pennsylvania, where a highly important primary war will soon be waged. Pundits expect the race to determine the outcome of the Democratic nomination…but the pundits have said that about many, many primaries during the current race to the White House. Before you Pennsylvanians cast your votes, let’s see how the Presidential hopefuls handle themselves in a wrestling ring.

The three contenders will appear tonight on the USA network for , each with taped messages for wrestling fans at large - and Pennsylvania voters in particular. “Tonight, in honor of the WWE, you can call me Hillrod,” Senator will say in her message. “This election is starting to feel a lot like ‘King of the Ring.’ The only difference? The last man standing may just be a woman.”

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Wednesday Ratings: Presidential Debate Draws Interest

Even though it was the umpteenth time Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton had faced off, ABC’s debate actually did quite well…especially on an American Idol night.

Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton

  • Yesterday’s 2008 presidential (10.7 million, 2.7/7 in 18-49) was the season’s most-watched.
  • (9.7 million, 2.6/8) and Big Brother (6.1 million, 2.3/7) were both up 100,00 from last week.
  • (2.0/7) had 5.8 million laughing; (7 million, 2.4/7) did even better.
  • About 3.7 million saw Stacy-Ann sent home on (1.8/6).

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Choose or Lose the Democratic Candidates

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Reality, Specials, MTV, Gossip,

MTV Logo Veterans, , and the Associated Press will all get together on Thursday to have a “candid discussion” (MTV) about the ongoing war in Iraq with the democratic Presidential hopefuls. Scheduled to last only one hour, the special will take up considerably less time than a standard democratic debate, and will air at the abysmal time of 6 pm EST (when it’s almost certain only about twenty people will catch it). The broadcast will be shown on all MTV-named channels (too numerous to list) and will be streamed across almost two thousand Web sites.

The sit-down discussion with Senators and is part of the Choose or Lose effort, geared toward getting the 18 to 30 set to vote. The special will take place in Pennsylvania, where a primary will be held April 22. MTV research indicates that those aged from 18 to 24 are most concerned with Iraq, with 6 out of 10 in this group personally knowing at least one person who has actively served in the war.

The event is to be commercial-free, words which frighten me because I’m sure the product placement from MTV will be off the charts. was also invited to participate, but scheduling conflicts caused him to beg off.

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