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Entertainment: Television (TV)

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AP

Touchscreens are so yesterday. Remote controls? So last century. The future is controlling your devices with a simple wave of the hand. A wiggle of the fingers will change television channels or turn the volume up or down. In videogames, your m

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Reuters

Comcast Corp struck a deal to buy a majority stake in NBC Universal from General Electric Co, creating a media superpower that would control not just how TV shows and movies are made, but how they are delivered to the home. The deal has been discu

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The Week

ABC Television is under siege after airing—and then "censoring"— Adam Lambert's controversial male-on-male "S&M" performance at the American Music Awards. His decision to simulate oral sex on stage with a male dancer, fumed Lambert: "I don't mean to

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Reuters

CNN reporter John King will replace controversial host Lou Dobbs in a new weeknight political program on CNN. The appointment of King, currently the chief national political correspondent and host of Sunday political show "State of the Union,"

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Scott Decker

At this year’s Emmy Awards, actress Victoria Rowell wore a strapless “Obama” dress. Although internet pollsters voted her worst dressed, President Obama’s celebrity status is disturbing.

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eonline

You didn't have to search far to find stars paying tribute to Ed McMahon on Sunday. The memorial service for Tonight Show's second banana, who died last Tuesday, was held at the Church of the Hills at Forest Lawn Memorial Parks and Mortuaries in the Hollywood Hills and included more than 200 friends and family members, his wife, Pamela, his five children and his grandchildren among them, Entertainment Tonight reports.

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LA Times

Billy Mays, the burly, bearded television pitchman whose boisterous hawking of products such as Orange Glo, OxiClean and ESPN made him a pop-culture icon, died today. He was 50. Tampa police said Mays was found unresponsive by his wife, Deborah Mays, this morning. A fire rescue crew pronounced him dead at 7:45 a.m. Investigators do not suspect foul play, said Lt. Brian Dugan of the Tampa Police Department.

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Reuters

The Supreme Court upheld a U.S. government crackdown on profanity on television, a policy that subjects broadcasters to fines for airing a single expletive blurted out on a live show. In its first ruling on broadcast indecency standards in more than

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Hulu

Deputy director of parks and recreation, Leslie Knope makes it her sole mission to take on a city pit and turn it into a beautiful park. [watch it now - the over/under is at 7 episodes]

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AFP

After 15 seasons of fixing patients and breaking hearts, the doctors of "ER," the TV drama that launched superstar George Clooney, booked their final appointment Thursday. The 332-episode series will close on NBC with a two-hour special.

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The Atlantic Monthly (h/t Wendy McElroy)

In the second episode of Joss Whedon’s new Fox series Dollhouse, an FBI agent who has been obsessively pursuing a human trafficking operation gets a tip from a co-worker. “We got a call,” his colleague says. “Couple of kids found a house in the woods

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