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O'Reilly, Stewart to tangle in mock debate

Bill O'Reilly and Jon Stewart are to tangle in a sold-out mock presidential debate that's as much about laughs as about politics.


Time Warner Cable Launches Two Regional Sports Networks, Lakers Reap $4 Billion

In a continuation of the massive growth of sports programming options, the Southern California area will see the launch of not one, but two new regional sports networks through Time Warner Cable beginning today.


Cable networks are TV's biggest stars


Technology and competitive advantages have been game-changers for premium-tier outfits such as HBO and Showtime and basic-cable's FX and AMC. Showtime's terrorism thriller "Homeland" has nearly everything: big-name stars, glossy production values and a surprising triple Emmy sweep last week.


Johnny Lewis of Sons of Anarchy Falls to Death after Murdering Woman and Beating up Cat

Johnny Lewis

Sons of Anarchy actor Johnny Lewis fell to his death from a building in Los Angeles – moments after he allegedly beat his landlady, an 81-year-old woman, to death, authorities say. Lewis, 28, who played Kip "Half-Sack" Epps on the FX show and who once dated Katy Perry, was found lying in a driveway in the Los Feliz neighborhood near Hollywood on Wednesday, while a woman identified as Catherine Davis was found dead of apparently blunt force trauma inside the building.


TV Column: Fred Willard hired by Christopher Guest after very bad summer

As we forecast back in August, actor Fred Willard — fired by PBS and pulled by ABC — has landed on his feet, at HBO. Chris Guest, who last month sold a mockumentary comedy series “Family Tree” to HBO, has hired Willard in a recurring role.


Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly to Rumble for Charity in the Debate We’ve Been Waiting For

Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly and Daily Show host Jon Stewart will face off once again, in a 90-min. debate dubbed “The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium” at George Washington University on Oct. 6. No strangers to mudslinging grudge fests, O’Reilly and Stewart have gone head to head before. The two have appeared on each other’s shows regularly since 2001.


Rihanna, ex-boyfriend Chris Brown kiss at VMAs

Rihanna hugged, then briefly kissed ex-boyfriend Chris Brown just moments after her big win at the MTV Video Music Awards.


Best and Worst of the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards

The MTV Video Music Awards were quick and easy this year: no stage-crashers except for the audience. No drama from Chris Brown, Drake, Rihanna or their crews. Peace and love between artists abounded, from Young Money repping for each other, to Rihanna and Katy Perry hanging out to (most of the) "Twilight" crew presenting for one last time. No drama also means the show had is slow and vanilla moments, including some from One Direction, Alicia Keys, Kevin Hart and others.


Bain-Owned Firm Files for Chapter 11

Contec Holdings Ltd., the cable-box repair company owned by Bain Capital Partners, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday with a plan in hand to restructure some $360 million in debt.

Senh: This sounds familiar. Bain buys a company, saddle it with debt, force it to go into bankruptcy, and then leaves with millions for their "management services."


FX orders 90 more episodes of 'Anger Management'

Charlie Sheen

FX is ordering 90 more episodes of "Anger Management," Charlie Sheen's TV comeback vehicle after being fired from "Two and a Half Men." The unusually large order reflects the original agreement that FX made for the sitcom that stars Sheen as a therapist.


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