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Donald Trump's birther rant: 'I want Obama to show his birth certificate!' Whoopi Goldberg calls 'B.S.' on Trump

If Donald Trump runs for president, it’s safe to say Whoopi Goldberg won’t be voting for him. READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' recap: Zach Galifianakis, bursting with wit, energy, and shaving surprises

I think we have a new candidate for the Saturday Night Live best-host hall of fame: Zach Galifianakis turned in a pretty flawless succession of performances this week. And the man sure knows how to make the most of the show’s final good-night-everybody sign-off segment. 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

'Saturday Night Live' review: Miley Cyrus and a show better than 'pretty cool': It was pretty funny

Miley Cyrus’ distinctive speech pattern — a Nashville twang bouncing against glottal stops — is both distracting and distinctive, which makes her comparatively easy to imitate, if you have that kind of talent, and Vanessa Bayer does. She’s READ FULL STORY

'The Good Wife' recap: One man's torture became our pleasure

As The Good Wife season proceeds, plot lines are being wrapped up and showdowns long-promised are finally occurring. Tuesday night’s legal case, featuring my favorite Lost cast member, Ken Leung, also managed to continue the social-networking theme that’s threaded through numerous Wife hours, and brought back Rita Wilson for a welcome, lengthier chunk of time. READ FULL STORY

'The Good Wife' recap: Guest stars America Ferrera and Gary Cole shot straight

The Good Wife emphasized the personal lives and feelings of its protagonists this week, and after last week’s tense Kalinda’s-secrets outing, Tuesday night’s edition, titled “Silver Bullet,” was an hour that let us catch our breath and catch up with other characters.

Most prominent among these was Christine Baranski’s Diane, who still goes all swoony at the sight of Tea Partying, gun-loving ballistics expert Kurt McVeigh, played so well by Gary Cole. (The secret to Cole’s performance, I’ve realized, is that he plays McVeigh as though he was a character in a Western, while all the city slickers around him gawp — it’s a shrewd acting choice.)

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'The Good Wife' recap: Satirizing 'The Social Network,' getting serious about Alicia, Will, Kalinda, and Blake

CBS kept promoting this week’s The Good Wife as the episode in which Alicia and Will would bare their souls — at the very least — after that cell-phone message miscommunication so long ago. What we got was both a little less than that and a lot more. READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' recap: Russell Brand bled for us, but 'SNL' had a pretty bad night

Russell Brand can be so funny and charming on talk shows, quick with ad-libs and witty enthusiasm; he seems so sweet when he’s with his wife, Katy Perry. Consider that a niceness disclaimer for what follows. Hoo boy, was this a pretty bad week for Saturday Night Live.

Coming off a mirthless cold-open that parodied READ FULL STORY

How many times did O'Reilly interrupt Obama? THIS many times...with help from the Smurfs!

Some saw Bill O’Reilly’s pre-Super Bowl conversation with President Barack Obama as less of an interview than an interruption-fest. The Fox News Channel host interjected such essential comments as “Those are tough boys, the Muslim Brotherhood” and (speaking about a chunk of the American people) “They hate you,” for READ FULL STORY

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