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Moraes on TV: November 28, 2010 - December 4, 2010

Dramatic "Dancing" catapults Kimmel while Kanye controversy gooses Macy's parade

Add Jimmy Kimmel to the list of people giving thanks to Bristol Palin during Thanksgiving week. Kanye West in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.(Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images) Thanks to the white-knuckle finish to the eleventh edition of ABC's dance competition series "Dancing with the Stars," in which Bristol was the...

By Lisa de Moraes  | December 3, 2010; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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See Kate Gosselin go camping with Sarah Palin

Us magazine, TLC's in-house organ for Kate Gosselin news, was given the first footage of the long-awaited Kate Gosselin hook-up with Sarah Palin, in Alaska. It's part of the Silver Spring-based cable network's cross-pollination of its two reality-series stars we first heard about last summer: [This post has been updated...

By Lisa de Moraes  | December 3, 2010; 2:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Former 'GMA' exec producer named new ABC News president

ABC has named former "Good Morning America" exec producer -- and author of that tear-jerky book "The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud," which was made into a movie starring OMG-it's-Zac-Efron! -- to run its news division. Ben Sherwood will take over as ABC News president. (ABC/Ida Mae Astute)...

By Lisa de Moraes  | December 3, 2010; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bristol Palin versus Keith Olbermann

If you thought the 11th edition of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" was over as of the November 23 finale when Jennifer Grey was awarded the hideous-yet-coveted Mirror Ball Trophy -- well, you'd be wrong! The beauty of casting the daughter of a polarizing political figure in this show, that...

By Lisa de Moraes  | December 3, 2010; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (114)
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Grammy noms packed with ratings magnets -- including 'Glee'

Lucky CBS! Its broadcast of the Grammy Awards in February is going to be jam-packed with ratings magnets, including one of Babs Walters's "Most Fascinating People" Justin Bieber, who was miraculously nominated for Best New Hair -- oops, we meant Artist; PBS's least favorite pop star Katy Perry, whose "Teenage...

By Lisa de Moraes  | December 2, 2010; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Animal Planet's You Watch, We Give campaign: the perfect ratings booster

Thanks to viewers, Animal Planet donated $50,000 to a Los Angeles animal rescue after an episode of "Pit Bulls & Parolees." Marketing smarties at Animal Planet have come up with the Practically Perfect Viewer Magnet. It's called: You Watch, We Give. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Animal Planet promised to...

By Lisa de Moraes  | December 1, 2010; 6:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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'Glee' creator acknowledges cast members will eventually be too old to play high schoolers causing press to swoon

Social networkers were all a doodah Wednesday morning when they spied a blog report in which the creator of "Glee" said he plans to get rid of actors on the show who are playing high schoolers, as they start to look too old to play, you know, high schoolers. What...

By Lisa de Moraes  | December 1, 2010; 2:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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'Glee' goes to Sectionals: We watch so you don't have to

Matthew Morrison worries about the glee club's chances at sectionals. And his romantic life. (Fox) WaPo Team TV's Emily Yahr filed this post: Last season, the glee club wondered and worried: would they make it to Sectionals? This season, with that burning question answered -- the series is already...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 30, 2010; 10:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Jennifer Grey to discuss beating Bristol Palin on MSNBC

Jennifer Grey's victory lap is, apparently, not yet over: MSNBC announced Tuesday that "Dancing with the Stars" winner Grey would appear that very night on its show "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" to discuss her first-place finish on the ABC dance competition over -- among others -- Bristol Palin,...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 30, 2010; 3:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Harry Smith, Maggie Rodriguez out; Erica Hill rising at CBS's 'Early Show'

With Julie Chen safely ensconced in CBS's new daytime mom show gabfest "The Talk," CBS News is giving other members of "The Early Show" on-air team -- co-anchors Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez, and weatherman Dave Price -- the old heave ho-ho-ho, just in time for the holidays. CBS News...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 30, 2010; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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See your new Oscar hosts, Anne Hathaway & James Franco, in action (VIDEO)

Anne Hathaway and James Franco will host the Oscars in February. (Reuters) Poor ABC is pretty well guaranteed to be stuck with one of the lowest-rated Academy Awards broadcasts in recent memory this coming February, thanks to Monday's announcement that Anne Hathaway and James Franco will host the trophy...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 30, 2010; 9:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Colbert mocks and endorses celebrities on Twitter strike

If you are late night super-cynic Stephen Colbert, how do you mock self-indulgent gazillionaire celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga, and Justin Timberlake -- who have refused to tweet another word until their fans cough up $1 million for AIDS research -- while endorsing the campaign at the same...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 30, 2010; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jon Stewart reports on WikiLeaks story

Jon Stewart - the other news anchor - reporting on the "The Daily Show" about the WikiLeaks "dump" of 250,000 secret cables and suggesting the U.S. should "put Perez Hilton in charge of our diplomatic corps" : The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cIl Communicationwww.thedailyshow.comDaily...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 30, 2010; 8:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fox issues very first promo for 'The X Factor'. Press swoon.

Simon's Back! Coming to America Fall 2011 "The X Factor" Fox network screamed in a news release emailed Monday, in type size about twice that it used to announce, just days earlier, that it had moved Simon Cowell's former show "American Idol" to Wednesday and Thursday nights for its...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 29, 2010; 3:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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NBC seeking influential twits in Washington, San Diego, and New York

NBC announced Monday it's going to invite "influential local voices with large twitter followings" in Washington, New York, and San Diego access to NBC's "powerful local media platforms." It's the first step in identifying 20 of "the most influential people" in each of the 10 markets in which NBC...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 29, 2010; 2:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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