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Martin Bashir Leaves ABC News for MSNBC

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Martin BashirWhile ABC prepares for the debut of Christiane Amanpour on This Week, the network says goodbye to another colleague.

Martin Bashir, a co-anchor on for five years, has announced he is leaving for MSNBC. The British journalist, who has famously done interviews with Princess Diana and Michael Jackson, will front a daily afternoon program on the cable channel. He will also contribute pieces to NBC’s Dateline.

Bill Weir, the current co-anchor of Good Morning America‘s weekend edition, will now share late-night duties Terry Moran and Cynthia McFadden. (Weir’s morning replacement has not yet been announced.)

“Since joining us in 2004, Bill has done some of our most innovative reporting from every conceivable venue, both as co-anchor of weekend GMA and for all of our other programs and platforms,” said ABC News President David Westin.

Bashir will start his new MSNBC post in September. Meanwhile, This Week with Christiane Amanpour will kick off on Sunday Aug. 1.

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VIDEO: Kara DioGuardi Makes Her Vote for American Idol Judge


Surprise, surprise - Paula Abdul and have a difference of opinion.

Although Abdul has said rock Bret Michaels would “be awesome” as a possible replacement for Simon Cowell, her

replacement

former co-worker has someone else envisioned for that empty seat.

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Preview Jesse James’ Nightline Interview

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There aren’t many men who can laugh about being the “most hated man in the world,” but then most men aren’t able to deceive Sandra Bullock - and most others - for so long.

During Jesse James’ upcoming interview with Nightline, the 41-year-old admits he “took a pretty amazing life and amazing success and marriage ... and threw it away.”

But what does Jesse have to say about all the compliments Sandra Bullock showered on him during awards season? And what about those mistresses—did he consider them “love affairs”? Find out when James’ chat with Vicki Mabrey airs next Tuesday at 11:35pm.

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Paula Abdul Dishes About Kara, Simon and Drugs in Nightline Interview

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Paula Abdul on Nightline

How do you know when a star is nearing a contract negotiation? When they sit down for a lengthy interview without anything to promote. (It’s not like needs the help.)

Earlier this week, Simon Cowell touched on his future and Kara DioGuardi during a Late Late Show appearance. Now Paula Abdul’s getting a window in the after hours spotlight.

In an interview to air on Thursday’s Nightline (you can preview a portion of it here), the Idol judge addressed rumors of substance abuse, the relationship with the woman to her right and her reason for quitting several times.

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Jay Leno’s Last Day Announced

Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien

What seemed so far off in the future has now been given a date. ‘s departure from The Tonight Show will happen on May 29, 2009.

This calendar announcement was announced earlier Monday by NBC. The news ended any speculation that the network might chicken out and keep the ratings winner in place a bit longer. Also solidifying the decision made years ago was the date chosen for ‘s time shift: June 1.

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