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Millions ready for ‘Mad Men’ final season

Pour a large Old Fashioned and pull up an Eames chair: after countless cocktails, numerous infidelities and a litany of sexist jokes, hit US television drama “Mad Men” is finally drawing to a close. The mid-century morality tale, admired almost as much for its achingly cool depiction of 1960s fashion…

Colbert on Letterman: ‘I learned more from watching Dave’ than I did in college

Stephen Colbert made a brief reference Thursday night on his current program about his next job. The audience greeted Colbert, who was named earlier in the day as the next host of CBS’ “Late Show,” with thundering applause and chanted his name. “There was some big news last week that…

Twitter conservatives howl after Stephen Colbert named to replace David Letterman

The announcement Thursday afternoon that Stephen Colbert had been named the replacement for the retiring David Letterman on CBS’ “Late Night” elicited a range of emotions from Twitter users – sometimes within the same tweet. The range of emotions I have about Colbert succeeding Letterman is wide and fierce. —…

CBS announces that Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as ‘Late Show’ host

Stephen Colbert will take over for David Letterman when the host of the Late Show retires next year, CBS announced on Thursday. According to the official statement, “Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Colbert Report, will succeed David Letterman as the host of…

Jon Stewart mocks Hannity’s obsession with the ‘tragic results’ of spring break twerking

Daily Show host Jon Stewart tore into the weeklong spring break “expose” hosted by Fox News’ Sean Hannity, pointing out that Hannity and his guests were more interested in bragging about their own college exploits than actually watching out for the students enjoying themselves today. “What kind of sh*tty parents…

Autopsy on British TV host and model Peaches Geldof proves inconclusive

The autopsy on Live Aid founder Bob Geldof’s daughter Peaches, who died suddenly aged 25, proved inconclusive, police said Wednesday, as they awaited the results of toxicology tests. Peaches, who wrote for British magazines and newspapers and presented celebrity-driven television shows, was found dead at her countryside home on Monday.…

Jon Stewart mocks childish fantasies of ‘Noah’ critics: Happily ever after? ‘Everybody drowns!’

Jon Stewart teased conservatives upset over the film adaptation of Noah, one of the Bible’s most famous stories. “Have you heard the good news? This week’s top action heroes at the box office are not only Captain America, but also Captain Sumeria,” Stewart said on Tuesday night’s “Daily Show.” He…

Star Wars: Peter Mayhew returns as Chewbacca for Episode VII

Peter Mayhew is set to reprise his role as wookie Chewbacca in the highly anticipated Star Wars film, Episode VII. . Report by Sarah Kerr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/theshowbiz411 and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/theshowbiz411……

Pro wrestling star ‘The Ultimate Warrior’ dead at 54

The former pro wrestler known as The Ultimate Warrior died Tuesday night in Arizona. He was 54. According to ABC News, World Wrestling Entertainment issued a short statement saying it was “shocked and deeply saddened” to learn of his passing. Born James Hellwig in 1959 in Crawfordsville, Indiana, the Warrior…

Comcast defends Time Warner mega-merger as criticism increases

Comcast opens its campaign to get approval of its mega-merger with rival Time Warner Cable at a congressional hearing Wednesday, amid intense criticism from some activists. Comcast filed documents Tuesday with antitrust regulators saying the $45 billion tie-up of the biggest U.S. cable television and broadband companies “will provide unique…

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