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  1. 'SNL' Writer Alums Reveal Years of Sleep Deprivation and How to Deal With Crazy

    9:00 am 2/5/2015

    The competitive show has spawned the industry's most influential writers — and one U.S. senator.Read more

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  2. Bill Carter on Covering 'SNL' and Lorne Michaels: "Many Lost Their Minds in Pursuit" of His Approval

    10:00 am 2/4/2015

    Writing for THR, with insight from Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey and Conan O'Brien, the longtime New York Times writer recounts 40 years of covering the show and its brash producer's bravado, taste and power over his talent.Read more

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  3. Partisans Agree: Comcast-TWC Merger Is Terrible Plan

    2:22 pm 2/13/2014

    The cable TV companies manage the rare feat of uniting opinion among conservative and liberal commentators online.Read more

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  4. Al Franken Enlists Conan O'Brien for Fundraising Help

    11:39 am 3/16/2013

    The Senator is holding a raffle with a prize of brunch with the "Conan" host at his Los Angeles home. Read more

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  5. Dems Hit Hollywood for New Money, Even Before Obama's Oath

    6:00 am 1/23/2013

    Al Franken, Terry McAuliffe and Elizabeth Warren turned to will.i.am and Kenny Loggins for help with cash for the 2014 midterms.Read more

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  6. Tom Davis, Writing Partner of Al Franken on 'Saturday Night Live,' Dies at 59

    5:01 pm 7/19/2012

    He created sketches featuring the Coneheads, Dan Aykroyd as Julia Child and Christopher Walken in "The Continental" during his 14 seasons on the show.Read more

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  7. Nora Ephron's Final Production: NYC Memorial Service Filled with Laughs and Stars

    12:14 pm 7/9/2012

    Friends, family and show business luminaries came together to celebrate the life of the Oscar-nominated Hollywood trailblazer, who died in late June.Read more

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  8. EMI-Universal Merger: Labels Gave $500K to Senators Probing Anti-Trust Claims

    2:53 pm 6/21/2012

    UPDATED: More than half of the eight-member subcommittee deciding the merger's fate have taken significant campaign donations from the two music industry giants.Read more

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  9. Jon Lovitz Tells Fox News There's No Backlash in Hollywood for His Anti-Obama Rant (Video)

    5:34 pm 5/18/2012

    Speaking to Sean Hannity, the comedian also drags George Clooney and Al Franken into the fracas.Read more

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  10. Breitbart Fans Protest Outside White House Correspondents Dinner

    7:03 pm 4/28/2012

    A dozen conservative activists interacted with dinner attendees including Woody Harrelson and Chris Matthews.Read more

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