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Idol Season 9: Auditions -- Orlando

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I thought Tuesday might have been a fluke, so I held off on trumpeting it. But it happened again Wednesday. Idol scored 26.1 million viewers on Tuesday and 26.7 million viewers on Wednesday.

Conan O'Brien calls, The Jobs Whisperer, Stephen Viscusi For Advice on His Next Career Move!

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stephen Viscusi

By Stephen Viscusi I sit and daydream about the number of celebrities who have been calling me lately for career advice. Ever since "Up in the Ai...

Idol Season 9: Auditions -- Chicago

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

One hour felt like two hours in Chicago where talent was thin on the ground. As a result, the judges were so relieved to hear people that didn't suck, they let some through that didn't deserve it.

What's on TV, Mom?

Amy Nebens and Jara Negrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Amy Nebens and Jara Negrin

We've previewed, pored over, and pondered the latest TV offerings so we can reveal the best shows to watch with your offspring and which are the best ones to stay up for after they're tucked in to bed.

Conan O'Brien calls, The Jobs Whisperer, Stephen Viscusi for career advice, and hears these words: "Think Katie Couric": The Grass Is Not Always Greener!

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen Viscusi

By Stephen Viscusi I sit and daydream about the number of celebrities who have been calling me lately for career advice. Ever since "Up in the Ai...

Fox's 'Our Little Genius' Under Fire

nytimes.com | EDWARD WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES Children can exhibit a remarkable ability to obsess about the most detailed subjects: train timetables, species of dinosaurs, the names of...

Ted Turner Would Fire Lou Dobbs

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

If Jonathan Klein were as responsible an executive as Ted Turner, and as conscientious a citizen as Ted Turner, he would be as concerned as Ted Turner about the danger of Lou Dobbs.

Snoop Dogg's Best Lines from Past TV Appearances

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

For a well-known hip-hop artist, Snoop seems to spend a lot of time making cameos on TV. Take a look at the best of Snoop's past appearances, along with his Snoopiest lines.

Fox, Time Warner

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — The Fox television network and Time Warner Cable reached a programming deal in principle on Friday, after leaving millions of peop...

Postage and Other Economic Outrages Against Soldiers

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
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Don McNay

America ships soldiers off to Afghanistan and Iraq for free. If you come back in a body bag, they ship that back for free, too. However, we make families who send soldiers socks, food and underwear pay shipping costs.

Take the (A) Train -- Your Name Here on Metro

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Why aren't we asking the business and philanthropic community to help do their part by offering to pick up the tab on Metro station construction?

"Glee" Wheelchair Episode Upsets Disabled

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — The glee club members twirl their wheelchairs to the tune of "Proud Mary" and in joyful solidarity with Artie, the fellow performe...

The Presidency Needs More than "Common Sense"

Harlow Giles Unger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Harlow Giles Unger

Palin has yet to articulate an actual "common sense" solution to anything because there's no such thing. This was explicitly acknowledged by our Founding Fathers.

DVR Ratings Bringing TV Networks Money

New York Times | BILL CARTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Against almost every expectation, nearly half of all people watching delayed shows are still slouching on their couches watching messages about movies...

Roger AIles Threatened To Quit Over Possible Obama Endorsement

nytimes.com | DAVID CARR and TIM ARANGO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In the fall of 2008, Roger Ailes, the head of Fox News, went to his boss, Rupert Murdoch, with two complaints: he had heard that Mr. Murdoch was consi...

Friday Talking Points [99] -- Misdirection

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The real head-scratcher for serious media-watchers right now is what the "war" between the White House and Fox News was meant to distract us from this week. The "war" itself is laughable, for a number of reasons.

Hate Speech from Glenn Beck: Likens Criticism of Fox News To Murder Of 6,000,000 Jews

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
MJ Rosenberg

By now we should all be used to the Right's use of the millions of Holocaust victims, as political footballs against Democrats. But, for some of us, getting used to it is hard.

Fox, Time Warner Settle Dispute

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — The Fox television network and Time Warner Cable reached a programming deal in principle on Friday, after leaving millions of peop...

Fox Finally Finds Fall Hits, Up 7% In Viewers

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox's prime time is off to one of its best starts ever. It is poised to win the second week of the TV season in adults 18-49, and not only are some of...

The Alternate Reality Decade

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

A ten year interval, where otherwise responsible citizens decided that the best way to deal with their problems was to simply ignore them, has ended.

Spill O'Reilly! Sesame Street Talking Head Meets Fox News Host (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly has been parodied on shows like Saturday Night Live and the Colbert Report. Now add Sesame Street to the list. Earlier th...

No Grinch will ruin Carrie Underwood's Holiday

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Carrie Underwood has been a busy girl. The recent host of the Country Music Association Awards, talks about recent controversy and what it's like to host her own special

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Osborne

We've seen this pattern before. A non-sourced, anonymous story enters the right-wing blogosphere and gets picked up by mainstream media, allowing the right to stovepipe their insanity.

Conan O'Brien's Pissed, But His Defensive Posture Is Wanting

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Russnow

I cannot believe that if the public preferred Conan over Dave they wouldn't have switched to NBC from whatever prime-time network they'd been watching.

Jon Meacham: Fox News Attack Makes Obama Seem More Progressive Than He Really Is

Newsweek | Jon Meacham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

To the base, the White House looks tough, willing to hit back--all while the base is getting few of the substantive reforms it has fought for. I am no...