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Stewart on pepper-spray cop: His real ‘name is Tony Baloney’

With the Occupy Wall Street protests growing in attention, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart finally weighed in on the movement Thursday evening and gave special attention to one notorious pepper-spraying cop. Upon learning that the name of the high ranking police office was Anthony Bologna, Stewart had a confused…

Stewart on pepper-spray cop: His real ‘name is Tony Baloney’

With the Occupy Wall Street protests growing in attention, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart finally weighed in on the movement Thursday evening and gave special attention to one notorious pepper-spraying cop. Upon learning that the name of the high ranking police office was Anthony Bologna, Stewart had a confused…

Ron Paul: Jon Stewart helped make my case

Texas Congressman Ron Paul (R) on Wednesday said The Daily Show host Jon Stewart helped boost media coverage of his presidential candidacy. “I think that another person that kind of made my case was Jon Stewart,” he told reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. “How could…

Katie Couric signs deal for ABC talk show

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Katie Couric has signed a multi-year deal with ABC television to host and produce her own syndicated daytime talk show starting in September 2012, ABC said on Monday. Couric, 54, will also contribute to other ABC News programs starting this summer, anchoring specials and contributing interviews,…

Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show ratings soar, Fox News slumps in May numbers

Comedy Central and “The Daily Show” both surged in the May Nielsen ratings, posting their best numbers yet. “The Daily Show” dominated its time slot across all of television, cable and broadcast, and boasted a very impressive 19 percent increase in viewership in May alone. Meanwhile, according to Mediabistro’s TV…

Katie Couric to leave CBS Evening News for new daytime show

Less than five years after becoming the first woman to helm a weekday nightly news show solo, Katie Couric is rumored to be leaving CBS Evening News. Her contract is set to expire on June 4, 2011. An unnamed network official told the Associated Press Sunday night that Couric would…

‘Youth-friendly’ Oscars show gets thumbs down

HOLLYWOOD – Oscars organizers had touted this year’s show as more youth-friendly, aiming to draw younger funkier movie-goers into the time-worn Academy Award experience — but the initial reaction was skeptical. Sunday’s co-presenters James Franco and Anne Hathaway made a joke reference to the youth-chasing aim within minutes of the…

Daily Show on censoring Twain: ‘Slave was just a job description’

Last night The Daily Show weighed in on a plan to sanitize Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn. NewSouth Books recently announced that it would release a version of Twain’s classic novel that replaces 219 instances of the word “nigger” with the word “slave.” “Well, congratulations on the promotion, Jim,” Comedy Central’s…

Palin compares herself to Reagan to defend reality show

Sarah Palin said Sunday that her new reality television series doesn’t hurt her chances in a 2012 presidential run because President Ronald Reagan was also an entertainer. Karl Rove told the British newspaper Telegraph last week that Palin’s new TLC show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska, doesn’t help her 2012 chances. “With…

Stewart to O’Reilly: You’re left-wing compared to ‘the extremists’

“Papa bear” has officially become yesterday’s boogeyman. According to Jon Stewart, that is. Once public enemy #1 at Fox News Channel for most liberals and the inspiration for Stephen Colbert’s faux blowhard pundit, Bill O’Reilly may still not get invited to Arianna Huffington’s pad for falafels, but he’s being overshadowed…

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