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'The View': Joy Behar tells Sharron Angle to 'go to hell, bitch'

Joy Behar condemned a political ad by Nevada Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle as fomenting racial divisiveness. The View aired Angle’s latest TV ad on the talk show on Tuesday morning. Looking at the camera, Behar addressed Angle, calling her READ FULL STORY

Bill O'Reilly and the feud with 'The View' that will not end: 'I condemn the far-left fanatics'

Bill O’Reilly took to The O’Reilly Factor on Monday night and used his “Talking Points Memo” to “advance this troubling but important story.”

O’Reilly addressed the post-mortem The View conducted this morning about READ FULL STORY

'The Talk' premiere review: Les Moonves tells wife Julie Chen, 'If it doesn't work, I'll cancel you'

The first day of any talk show is always a bit stiff, so the premiere edition of The Talk — with a panel featuring Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Leah Remini, and Holly Robinson Peete — must be given a pass. Well, a partial pass. After all, these are all TV pros, even if, as Remini noted, some of them are more used to working with scripted material.

And that was the main flaw in the premiere: It seemed scripted down to the last second. The hour began with pre-taped “surprise messages” from READ FULL STORY

'The View' goes after O'Reilly yet again: 'He loves to pull your chain'; 'It wasn't a publicity stunt'

The View returned again to last Thursday’s argument with Bill O’Reilly that resulted in walk-offs by Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar. On Monday’s show, they explained their motivations for the dramatic exits. “We talk about standing up to bigotry, so I stood up,” said Behar. “I had had enough,” said Goldberg. “I was gonna cuss him out.”

Barbara Walters said the furor arose because O’Reilly said “the Muslims attacked us on 9/11.” She tried to play the peacemaker once again. “This is a country full of rage, and we should be able to READ FULL STORY

Bill O'Reilly on 'my explosive' appearance on 'The View': 'I am often offensive, everyone knows that'

Bill O’Reilly used his “Talking Points Memo” on The O’Reilly Factor Thursday night to replay the segment on The View that led Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg to walk off the set. On The Factor, O’Reilly referred to it as READ FULL STORY

Joaquin Phoenix and David Letterman, round 2: Fresh put-ons, insults, and apologies

Joaquin Phoenix returned to  Late Show With David Letterman on Wednesday night for the first time since his February 2009 appearance. Last night, Letterman described Phoenix as “the dope in the beard” and “a side of beef in a suit.”

This time around, Phoenix was clean-shaven and trim in a sleek gray suit. “Whattaya got to say for yourself?” said Letterman in a mock-accusatory tone. Then he got down to it:

“Now, did I know READ FULL STORY

Bill O'Reilly to Jon Stewart: 'Do you have Obama remorse?' He kinda does...

Appearing on The O’Reilly Factor to promote his new book Earth (The Book), Jon Stewart was asked by Bill O’Reilly whether he had “Obama remorse.” After jousting jokingly with O’Reilly for a few minutes, Stewart said the problem with President Obama is READ FULL STORY

Joaquin Phoenix on 'David Letterman' tonight: A preview clip

Joaquin Phoenix returned to The Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday night. A clip released by CBS gives you some idea of the tone of the show, taped earlier today. Letterman says READ FULL STORY

Craig Ferguson visits 'Big Bang Theory' tonight, as 'Big Bang' cast visits Craig

Tonight, it’s a special Big Bang Theory edition of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. The cast will pretty much take over the show, including comedy sketches. Meanwhile, Craig auditions to become READ FULL STORY

Christine O'Donnell, witchcraft, and Bill Maher: TV and politics put a hex on common sense

On the Friday season premiere of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher played a clip of newly victorious Republican candidate Christine O’Donnell. It was a 1999 segment from Maher’s old ABC show Politically Incorrect, and it’s had READ FULL STORY

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