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Finale of 'Oprah Winfrey' to air after 25-year run

Posted: 05/25/2011 - Oprah Winfrey's talk show ends Wednesday with an episode featuring only the talk show queen thanking her viewers and highlighting the lessons they have learned from one another over 25 years.

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Hines Ward part of a string of 'Dancing' athletes

Posted: 05/25/2011 - When Hines Ward took home the mirrorball trophy on the hit show Tuesday, he joined its winningest group of alumni: Athletes. Professional athletes have taken the "Dancing" title six times in the past 12 seasons.

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Oprah Winfrey focuses on fans during finale

Posted: 05/24/2011 - For the final episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" taped Tuesday, the talk show queen appeared alone on her Chicago stage, talking to viewers about what they've meant to her during the show's 25-year run.

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Iran slams Cannes for von Trier Nazi ban

Posted: 05/24/2011 - Iran's government has protested to the Cannes Film Festival over its decision to ban director Lars von Trier for saying he sympathized with Adolf Hitler.

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Singer John Rich named `Celebrity Apprentice'

Posted: 05/23/2011 - This season of "Celebrity Apprentice" began airing in March with 16 contestants, each competing in business-oriented tasks around Manhattan to raise money for and publicize their favorite causes.

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New England seal turning 40 with grace

Posted: 05/23/2011 - As long as she gets a special birthday squid for lunch, folks at the New England Aquarium anticipate Smoke the seal's milestone birthday Wednesday will pass without any moments of moody reflection.

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'Macho Man' Randy Savage dies in Fla. wreck

Posted: 05/20/2011 - he Florida Highway Patrol says in a crash report that the 58-year-old former wrestler -- whose legal name is Randy Mario Poffo -- was driving a Jeep Wrangler when he lost control in Pinellas County around 9:25 a.m.

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Schwarzenegger puts acting career on hold

Posted: 05/20/2011 - The former "Terminator" star, who earlier this week acknowledged fathering a child with his family's longtime housekeeper, told his talent agency Thursday to postpone all his movie projects.

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Cannes bans von Trier after Hitler remarks

Posted: 05/19/2011 - Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier was booted out of the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday for saying that he sympathizes with Adolf Hitler.

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Label sues Tim McGraw for breach of contract

Updated: 05/18/2011 - Tim McGraw and Curb Records could be headed to court over an unreleased album. The independent record label filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit last week against McGraw.

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Von Trier stirs up Cannes with Hitler, Nazi quips

Posted: 05/18/2011 - Lars von Trier brought the end of the world to the Cannes Film Festival - then the Danish director really shook things up, saying he sympathizes with Adolf Hitler, thinks Israel is a pain and plans to make a porn flick with Kirsten Dunst.

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CBS unveils 3 new dramas, 2 new comedies for fall

Posted: 05/18/2011 - CBS is prying loose "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" from its long-time Thursday slot next fall to make room for a new drama from "Lost" creator J.J. Abrams, the network announced Wednesday.

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Netflix's Internet traffic overtakes Web surfing

Posted: 05/17/2011 - A study published Tuesday by Sandvine Inc. shows that Netflix movies and TV shows account for nearly 30 percent of traffic into homes during peak evening hours, compared with less than 17 percent for Web browsing.

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Report: Carla Bruni-Sarkozy expecting baby

Posted: 05/17/2011 - The Bild newspaper on Tuesday quoted Sarkozy's father Pal Sarkozy as confirming that his son and wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy are expecting their first child together.

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Trump says no to presidential run

Posted: 05/16/2011 - After months of flirting with politics, Donald Trump said Monday he won't run for president, choosing to stick with hosting "The Celebrity Apprentice" over a bid for the Republican nomination.

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Denzel Washington receives honorary Penn degree

Posted: 05/16/2011 - Addressing about 5,000 graduates at the Ivy League school in Philadelphia on Monday, the Oscar- and Tony-winning actor said the academic ceremony was "a little overwhelming and out of my comfort zone."

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Convention to spotlight Alabama town's disaster

Posted: 05/16/2011 - The Phil Campbell Convention, which honors people who share the name of the only incorporated town in Alabama with a first and last name, has a new purpose this year after tornadoes raked the state.

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Writing the wrongs

Updated: 05/15/2011 - Half of the inmates in Knox County who get out of jail, end up right back behind bars.

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Ashton Kutcher lands on 'Two and a Half Men'

Posted: 05/13/2011 - CBS and Warner Bros. Television said Friday that actor Ashton Kutcher will replace Sheen in "Two and a Half Men." The show goes into production this summer and will be on CBS' schedule in the fall.

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Jon Stewart to rap with Bill O'Reilly on 'Factor'

Posted: 05/13/2011 - Fox News said Friday that O'Reilly and Stewart will debate the invitation for Grammy Award-winning rapper Common to perform at a White House poetry night this week.

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