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Moraes on TV: October 3, 2010 - October 9, 2010

Captains Hillstrand, Hillstrand & Hansen return to "Deadliest Catch," shocking no one

[This blog post has been updated] Remember about a week ago when captains Johnathan Hillstrand, Andy Hillstrand, and Sig Hansen announced they couldn't possibly continue participating in Discovery Channel's reality series "Deadliest Catch"? Remember how that was in response to a lawsuit Discovery filed earlier in September, in Maryland, against...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 8, 2010; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Rick Sanchez apologizes again, sells some books on "GMA"

Thanks, "Good Morning America," for giving us next week's "The Daily Show" gags this morning. Ousted CNN anchor Rick Sanchez "broke his silence" exclusively on the ABC morning show, appearing so he could discuss his firing last week after making comments about The Daily Show's Jon Stewart and CNN that...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 8, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity? In Washington? Hahaha!

Jon Stewart says he is going to stage a Rally to Restore Sanity in Washington on Oct. 30.

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 7, 2010; 7:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Local TV, Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear  
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'Real Housewives of DC': Fat lady has not yet sung

No matter how many times you click your little heels together and make a wish, you may not wake up Friday morning after watching Bravo's "Real Housewives of DC" finale and discover it was all a bad Technicolor dream that, happily, is over.

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 7, 2010; 5:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Jon Stewart rally to raise money for Mall maintenance

Jon Stewart unveiled more plans for his upcoming rally on the Mall in Washington, scheduled for Oct. 30.

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 7, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, TV News  
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CNN's Rick Sanchez apologizes after Jon Stewart weighs in on his firing

[This blog post has been updated] Two days after his wife posted a trial-balloon apology on her husband's behalf, on her Facebook page, ousted CNN anchor Rick Sanchez issued a more formal apology, calling the incendiary words he said about late-night host Jon Stewart, Jews, and the media, both "tired...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 6, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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Margaret Cho is out on 'Dancing with the Stars' while Michael Bolton comes back to sing

On Week 2's results show, Michael Bolton comes back for a one-time performance and Margaret Cho gives a tearful goodbye, saying "I thought the judges were really hard on me, but I think you were hard on me because you could see that I am a dancer for real. And I thank you for that."

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 6, 2010; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Dancing With the Stars  
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'Glee' tackles religion, swallows grilled cheese

"Glee" creator Ryan Murphy is through preaching about pop tarts who empower teens. Tuesday night, the near-death of a glee club member's dad sparks debate about the existence of God in an episode with a serious lack of sparkly costumes, which will henceforth be known as Most Depressing Episode. Ever.

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 6, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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'Dancing with the Stars': Story telling night

It's "Every Dance Must Tell a Story" week on "Dancing with the Stars." The bar was set very high last season when Kate Gosselin gave a tour de force performance as Boris Karloff, in character as Frankenstein, dancing to the Lady Gaga tune "Paparazzi." Can any of this season's celebrities hope to top that?

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 5, 2010; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Dancing With the Stars  
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"Hawaii Five-O" most DVR'd new show, early stats show

TV industry suits have chewed their fingernails to the nub trying to figure out what you're watching, and let's face it: you are not making it any easier. These days, they can't wake up and find out, but have to endure weeks of anticipatory frothing to receive Premiere Week's so-called...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 4, 2010; 7:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Capt. Phil Harris's sons on board for "Deadliest Catch" 7th season

*Less than a week after captains Johnathan Hillstrand, Andy Hillstrand, and Sig Hansen said in a joint statement they were "unfortunately" unable to continue to participate in the Discovery Channel hit reality series "Deadliest Catch," owing to a "situation with Discovery," the cable network sent reporters some Hillstrand-and-Hansen-less details about...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 4, 2010; 6:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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