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'The Good Wife' recap: Kalinda's bombshell: Who saw THAT coming?

In a season characterized by more twists than a lesser drama goes through in its entire series run, The Good Wife upped the stakes pretty amazingly — and riskily — with this week’s episode, titled “Ham Sandwich.” READ FULL STORY

Kathy Griffin as a Sarah Palin conservative on 'Glee': No laughing matter

In an otherwise above-average episode of Glee, the much-publicized appearance of Kathy Griffin guest-starring as a Sarah Palin parody fell as flat as Brittany’s speaking voice. READ FULL STORY

Is 'Harry's Law' the worst show David E. Kelley has ever created?

Harry’s Law, one of the few new show ratings successes in recent months, looks as though it is filmed on a cheap studio set, and features dialogue so mawkish and florid, it reminds me of an earlier Monday-night-TV standby, the WB’s spiritual-family-show 7th Heaven. Indeed, the clunky rhythms of Harry’s Law make 7th Heaven sound like Paradise Lost by comparison. Despite the presence of Oscar winner Kathy Bates in READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' with host Zach Galifianakis: Your opinion is desired.

Zach Galifianakis is back to host Saturday Night Live this week, bringing what looks like a fresh beard. (You may recall that the last time he hosted, in READ FULL STORY

Christopher Hitchens gets the '60 Minutes' treatment, and survives

Christopher Hitchens was subjected to a voluntary 60 Minutes profile on Sunday night, one of the news magazine’s patented, buttery, isn’t-he-amazing? segments. It was to Hitchens’ credit that, even with a body wracked by cancer, he still READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen, late-night tragedy: Craig Ferguson and Jimmy Fallon show some compassion: VIDEO

It takes a strong late-night host to resist doing Charlie Sheen jokes, and that man is Craig Ferguson. He announced  READ FULL STORY

ABC's Charlie Sheen '20/20' review: 'I blinked and I cured my brain.' Now blink and erase our memories of you, Charlie

Now it’s clear why Charlie Sheen was scurrying around the past two days, giving interviews to everyone from Piers Morgan to Howard Stern: He was trying for some advance damage control for the scattered, ego-blasted sit-down he’d taped for ABC’s 20/20, shown on Tuesday night. READ FULL STORY

Howard Stern to Jon Stewart: 'Who is more insane, Charlie Sheen or Glenn Beck?'

Howard Stern, appearing on Monday night’s Daily Show, told Jon Stewart, “We have been in touch with Charlie Sheen, and he may call in to my show on Wednesday. It will be two lunatics together.” READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen, live on CNN with Piers Morgan, says, 'I'm super-bitchin',' has received support from Mel Gibson and Sean Penn

Charlie Sheen made a sudden live appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, carrying test results that declared him drug-free and proclaimed, “I’m super-bitchin’ [and] I don’t believe myself to be an addict.” Morgan called Sheen “the Che Guevara of television” and “one of life’s great characters.”


Charlie Sheen: Half a man - a response to Sheen's rants: How about compassion?

Given the irrational hostility that has suffused Charlie Sheen’s recent statements, it’s tempting to either nurture a dislike for the man, to ridicule him, or to dismiss him altogether — to wish he’d just go away. I’d like to suggest something else: sympathy. READ FULL STORY

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