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Moraes on TV: February 7, 2010 - February 13, 2010

Ellen explains relationship with Simon Cowell

"Sexual tension": Hollywood speak for not getting along. On her syndicated talker, DeGeneres addressed press reports that she's miffed because Simon announced he's leaving "American Idol" just as her "Idol" gig is getting underway, stealing her thunder. Take a look:...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  February 11, 2010; 1:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  TV News  
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Real fun starts on 'Idol' with Group Performance Day

Note: Lisa de Moraes will be back next week after her satellite dish has recovered from the Snowpocalypse -- in the meantime, WaPo Team TV member Emily Yahr recaps Day 2 of Hollywood Week: On "American Idol," Hollywood Week isn't truly Hollywood Week until Group Performance Day. That's when the...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  February 11, 2010; 7:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  "American Idol"  
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Snowpocalypse TV coverage: too much, too little, or just right?

"We are not under enemy attack...we are having a snowstorm, blizzard..whatever...do we really need constant coverage of it on commercial TV?" one TV Column fan writes to us in re Snowpocalypse 2010 Day 6. "I want my real news reports.. I'm sick of cute dogs in the snow, bent trees,...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  February 10, 2010; 3:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  Summer TV Press Tour 2007 , TV News  
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"Deadliest Catch" Capt. Phil Harris dies

Phil Harris, 53, the fishing boat captain on Discovery's Channel's "Deadliest Catch," died nearly two weeks after having a stroke, the network confirmed Tuesday night. Harris was the captain of the Cornelia Marie on "Catch," which chronicles the adventures of crab fisherman off the coast of Alaska. According to the...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  February 10, 2010; 10:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Ellen DeGeneres makes long-awaited debut on 'Idol'

Note: While Lisa de Moraes attempts to revive her satellite dish (thanks, Snowpocalypse), WaPo Team TV member Emily Yahr recaps the first night of Hollywood Week. In theory, anticipation for a brand! new! judge! on "American Idol" should be higher than ever, especially after months of speculation about how Ellen...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  February 10, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Saints kick Colts at Super Bowl XLIV to set TV viewing record

[This report has been updated] Mother Nature and the Saints have bestowed a new TV record on Super Bowl XLIV. Nielsen reports that 106.5 million people watched the underdog New Orleans Saints win the Miami showdown with the Indianapolis Colts -- the largest audience in TV history for a single...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  February 8, 2010; 2:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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