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Watch 'Craig Ferguson' tonight: Talking black history, slavery, the right and left wings, 'Huckleberry Finn' with Cornel West, plus funk music with George Clinton

Tonight, Craig Ferguson will devote his Late Late Show to Black History Month — specifically, to a long, engrossing conversation with Dr. Cornel West and music by the great George Clinton. It’s “my attempt to know my country better,” says relatively new citizen Ferguson. “One of the advantages of doing a show the network barely knows exists is that I can do whatever the hell I want.” READ FULL STORY

Reviewing the reviewers: 'Ebert Presents At The Movies,' with Roger Ebert and a new crew of young critics

Roger Ebert continues to write about movies, and has relaunched the televised review show that made him a household name: The debut edition of Ebert Presents At The Movies premiered on Friday on PBS stations, and it’s an energetic pleasure with a few surprises. READ FULL STORY

Ricky Gervais kinda, sorta apologizes about the Golden Globes: 'I hope no one was truly offended.'

Ricky Gervais went on Piers Morgan Tonight to say, “I don’t think I did anything wrong” during the Golden Globes, and that “you’ve got to be true to yourself.” Morgan provided Gervais with a glass of beer and promised, “We’re gonna get low-down and personal.” The result was READ FULL STORY

Howard Stern to Piers Morgan: Jay Leno is 'a crook,' 'insane,' 'not fit to scrub Letterman's feet'

It took a while for Piers Morgan to get a rise out of Howard Stern, but Stern finally uncorked when the subject turned to Jay Leno. On the second night of Piers Morgan Tonight, Stern called the Tonight Show host a “crook,” “insane,” “not fit to scrub David Letterman’s feet,” and said that Leno READ FULL STORY

Piers Morgan interviews Oprah on CNN: Larry King? Who's Larry King?

The premiere of Piers Morgan Tonight revealed host Piers Morgan to be clever, tenacious, vain, a flatterer, and fitfully funny. Oh, and he had a big-name first guest: Oprah Winfrey, who talked about contemplating suicide at age 14, her quest to interview Michael Vick, and how many times she’s had her heart broken (twice). READ FULL STORY

Ricky Gervais, Piers Morgan, and Simon Cowell: Why the Brits do 'rude' better than us

Ricky Gervais, as Golden Globes host, has ruffled some feathers, inside the industry and among TV viewers. With impertinent comments ranging from the true (The Tourist was simply not a well-received movie, by critics or the public) to the risky (few Americans joke about Scientology), Gervais reminded viewers once again that the British, they’re not like us. Oh, we can get taken in by the accent and that uncanny ability to speak in complete, grammatically-correct sentences, but then we get sucker-punched by the combination of impertinent tweaking and abrupt honesty that, over the pond and among themselves, English citizens commonly refer to simply as “rude,” as in, “How rude!,” followed by a delighted shriek of laughter. READ FULL STORY

'The View' gone wild: Behar and Walters slap at Snooki, and Hasselbeck cozies up to Bill O'Reilly

The View sprang one of its periodic leaks on Wednesday morning, with the panel squirting out opinions on everything from Jersey Shore to Sarah Palin.

Responding to the video that Snooki and J-Woww made ridiculing Joy Behar’s ridicule of them, Barbara Walters described Snookie as “a woman who drinks too much” and gets “smacked in the face,” while Behar commented drily, “I didn’t know they allowed cameras into AA meetings.” READ FULL STORY

Jon Stewart struggled admirably with the funny on Monday's 'Daily Show': VIDEO

Jon Stewart struggled to put on a Daily Show on Monday night that could contain the tragedy of the Arizona shootings. “The more this show deals with current events, the harder it becomes when reality is sad,” he said. READ FULL STORY

Ken Tucker's 10 MORE Best TV shows of 2010: My 11-20 List

Here they are: 10 more TV shows that can stand among the best TV of the year. This round-up includes many of the shows I wept, agonized, and rent my garments over including or dropping from my 10 Best list, which can be seen here.

11. Carlos (Sundance Channel) A portrait of the terrorist as a narcissist, a screw-up, and a human lethal weapon, Carlos — a three part made-for-TV movie by director Olivier Assayas and starring Edgar Ramirez as Carlos the Jackal — was as unnerving as any thriller on the small or big screen this year, and unafraid to show both the glamor and the horror of self-styled revolutionary action. READ FULL STORY

The late-night wars get... sweet: Craig Ferguson and Jimmy Fallon exchanged Christmas gifts last night

Craig Ferguson and Jimmy Fallon exchanged Christmas gifts in nearly simultaneous moments on their competing talk shows last night. Craig held up his box from Jimmy and said he was “terribly excited” because READ FULL STORY

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