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Moraes on TV: September 26, 2010 - October 2, 2010

CNN fires Rick Sanchez after radio rant

[This blog post has been updated] CNN fired Rick Sanchez Friday afternoon in response to a radio interview Sanchez did on a SiriusXM radio show during which he called Comedy Central late-night host Jon Stewart a "bigot" and implied that the media as a whole are controlled by Jews. Appearing...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 1, 2010; 8:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (163)
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"My Generation" -- so over

"My Generation" is over. ABC confirmed it had canceled its new Thursday drama series after two broadcasts, the second of which averaged just 3.8 million viewers. The show was about a group of high schoolers from Texas who had been the subject of a documentary in 2000 and who are...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 1, 2010; 8:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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"Modern Family's" Cam and Mitchell kiss. Republic still standing.

After months of near hysteria in the blather-o-sphere in re will ABC let "Modern Family's" gay couple Mitchell and Cameron kiss or not: * The group Let Cam & Mitchell Kiss on "Modern Family"! Already has nearly 9,000 members and is trying to push to get the gay couple to...

By Lisa de Moraes  | September 30, 2010; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Anderson Cooper: The Next Oprah?

Ever since Oprah Winfrey announced she's shuttering her daytime syndicated talk show at the end of this season, Hollywood's TV studios have been scrambling to find The Next Oprah. Time Warner thinks it might be -- Anderson Cooper. The studio's TV syndication operation, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, announced Thursday...

By Lisa de Moraes  | September 30, 2010; 12:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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"Dancing with Stars" boots Michael Bolton; 17 mil tune in

[Updated with producers' response to Michael Bolton's demand for apology, and updated ratings] Dear Michael Bolton, I'm sorry to report that 17.3 million people watched you get kicked to the curb so cruelly on "Dancing With the Stars" Tuesday night. I wish more Americans had seen you denounce show judge...

By Lisa de Moraes  | September 29, 2010; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Britney Spears on "Glee" attracts 13.5 million people

[This blog post has been updated with final national ratings] After weeks of hyperventilation, about 13.5 million people caught the OMG It's Britney Spears Episode of Fox's "Glee" Tuesday night. It was the show's second largest audience ever -- just shy of the show's all-time biggest audience of 13.7 million....

By Lisa de Moraes  | September 29, 2010; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Britney Spears on "Glee" -- all that and less

Posted by Emily Yahr [This blog post has been updated] After months of hearing about Britney Spears on "Glee" -- star Matthew Morrison dismissing amusedly the notion that the show was going to do a Britney Spears episode, Morrison taking back what he said about Britney Spears and "Glee," Morrison...

By Lisa de Moraes  | September 29, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
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'Dancing with Stars' airs Boo-Gate video, gives Michael Bolton the boot

The ambient booing heard by home viewers of Monday's "Dancing With the Stars" -- right before the camera cut to host Tom Bergeron next to Sarah Palin -- caused such a "major imbroglio" that the show's producers decided to address it on Tuesday's results show.

By Lisa de Moraes  | September 29, 2010; 12:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
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"Glee" episode has Britney clapping her little hands -- ka-ching!

Nobody is more excited about Tuesday night's much ballyhooed Britney Spears episode of "Glee" than Brit-Brit herself. Because Brit-Brit is gone to make some cold hard cash off the episode. Heather Morris and Britney Spears perform on "Glee" Tuesday night. (FOX/ADAM ROSE) "Can't wait for GLEE tomorrow night," she tweeted...

By Lisa de Moraes  | September 28, 2010; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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'Dancing with Stars': quick steps, Sarah Palin -- and Great Booing Debate

[This blog post has been updated] * Photos: cast of 'Dancing With the Stars' * * Video: Was Palin booed? Watch clip and vote in poll. * Did the "Dancing with the Stars" audience give former Alaska Governor/TLC reality-series star/Fox News Commentator Sarah Palin the raspberry Monday night? Week 2...

By Lisa de Moraes  | September 28, 2010; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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