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Bill O'Reilly attacks Keith Olbermann: 'A hateful commentator' has been 'neutralized.' Plus Colbert video and Craig Ferguson jokes

If you thought Bill O’Reilly was going to let his time-period competitor Keith Olbermann depart MSNBC without getting in a few final kicks, you underestimate how much glee there is in the halls of the Fox News Channel today. 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

TV news shows address Gabrielle Giffords shooting: Passion, blame, and self-examination, from Sarah Palin to Keith Olbermann

In the wake of the shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, TV news shows went into overdrive in reporting the details of the rampage that wounded or killed numerous people in Tucson. The rhetoric on cable news and the network Sunday morning news shows heated up READ FULL STORY

Larry King's last show review: Who said, 'I'll miss your sexy ass!'?

The last Larry King Live was a Larrypalooza of King’s things: The biggest guests (President Obama! Ryan Seacrest! President Clinton! Suze Orman!) and the biggest compliments (“You’re the best,” said Donald Trump; Trump also said, “Oprah is a tremendous person”). Katie Couric recited a Dr. Seuss-metered poem that included the couplet, “You made NAFTA exciting and that’s hard to do/You scored Paris Hilton’s first post-jail interview.”

Right to the end, Larry King was Larry King: Friendly, relaxed, never at a loss for a quick question. He even offered his definition of the best question an interviewer could ask: “The best question is ‘Why?’ because it can’t be answered with one word.”

When California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared this day, “Larry King Day” and held up an official state proclamation to that effect, the governor waited for a response from Larry. King paused for a few seconds, and then said, “Say hello to the wife.” READ FULL STORY

'Spider-Man' the musical on '60 Minutes': A first look at a big hit or a big turkey?

60 Minutes gave us a first look at the Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark on Sunday night, and it looked great… or goofy. The music by U2’s Bono and The Edge sounded terrific… or bombastic. The frequently-delayed, hugely expensive musical, directed by Julie Taymor, got the best possible commercial it could have before opening: A sympathetic profile by READ FULL STORY

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