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  1. Jeff Foxworthy to host 'Smarter' in syndication

    5:11 pm 9/11/2008

    Jeff Foxworthy has signed on as host of the syndicated version of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"Read more

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  2. Palin tells ABC's Gibson her thoughts on war

    2:52 pm 9/11/2008

    Vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin defended her experience and readiness in an interview with Charles Gibson on Thursday.Read more

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  3. Advertisers not abandoning TV

    2:39 pm 9/11/2008

    Overall, national advertisers are expected to finalize fourth-quarter primetime upfront advertising "holds" to "orders" of more than $2 billion.Read more

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  4. Reginald Hudlin leaves BET after three years

    1:48 pm 9/11/2008

    BET Networks' president of entertainment Reginald Hudlin has left the company after three years on the job.Read more

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  5. 'Daily Show' scores with convention shows

    12:50 pm 9/11/2008

    Count Comedy Central as one of the networks getting a ratings boost from the Democratic and Republican national conventions.Read more

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  6. 'Late Show' wins with Obama appearance

    12:40 pm 9/11/2008

    "Late Show With David Letterman" soared Wednesday with an appearance by Sen. Barack Obama.Read more

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  7. 'Daily Show' scores with convention shows

    9:56 am 9/11/2008

    <p>By Paul J. Gough</p><p>NEW YORK -- Count Comedy Central as one of the networks getting aratings boost from the Democratic and Republican nationalconventions.</p><p>As it has for years, the network's &quot;The Daily Show With JonStewart&quot; shifted from its New York base to the DNC (staged inDenver this year) and the RNC (St. Paul, Minn.).</p>Read more

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  8. 'Late Show' wins with Obama appearance

    9:39 am 9/11/2008

    <p>By Paul J. Gough</p><p>NEW YORK -- &quot;Late Show With David Letterman&quot; soared Wednesday with appearances by Sen. Barack Obama and Cleveland Cavaliers player LeBron James.</p><p>&quot;Late Show&quot; averaged a 4.1 rating/10 share in the Nielsen Media Research metered markets, the second-highest rating the show has received all year. Wednesday night's show managed to do the often out of reach, which was to beat late-night king Jay Leno and &quot;The Tonight Show.&quot; But it wasn't by much, as Leno averaged a 3.9/10.</p>Read more

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  9. 'Borat' Moviefilm Still Not Make Benefit Angry Plaintiffs

    7:38 am 9/11/2008

    <p><a href="/images/2008/09/11/borat.jpg"><img title="Borat" height="115" alt="Borat" src="/images/2008-small/09/11/borat.jpg" width="100" border="0" style="FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0px 5px 5px 0px" /></a>It's been awhile since we checked in with our favorite Kazakhstan TV reporter. Now comes word that the New York District Court has dismissed a lawsuit by several plaintiffs who sued the makers of &quot;Borat&quot; after allegedly being duped into agreeing to be in the film.</p> <p>The plaintiffs in the case, including an etiquette trainer and a driver's education teacher, signed a waiver to appear in a &quot;documentary-style...motion picture&quot; intended &quot;to reach a young adult audience by using entertaining content and formats.&quot; In their complaint, the plaintiffs argued that the waiver was ambiguous and that the term &quot;documentary-style film&quot; didn't describe &quot;Borat.&quot; </p> <p>U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska ruled that there is no ambiguity. The waiver contract language applies to the film and the plaintiffs can't claim they were fraudulent induced into signing the contract because the signed waiver explicitly disclaimed such an argument. (Obviously, &quot;Borat&quot; filmmakers saw the potential troubles ahead.)</p> <p>Full decision after the jump:</p> Read more

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  10. NFL Players Flag CBS For Off-Sides

    7:29 am 9/11/2008

    <p><a href="/images/2008/09/11/nfl.jpg"><img title="Nfl" height="82" alt="Nfl" src="/images/2008-small/09/11/nfl.jpg" width="85" border="0" style="FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0px 5px 5px 0px" /></a>The best offense is a good defense?</p> <p>Responding to CBS Interactive's <a href="/2008/09/cbs-says-nfl-pl.html">lawsuit</a> against the National Football League Players Association, the for-profit marketing arm of the NFLPA has already filed a countersuit in Miami federal court. That was quick.</p>Read more

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