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Stern to Dave: 'I never liked Jay!'

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CBS is about to close a deal with David Letterman to keep him hosting the "Late Show" through 2012. Meanwhile, as the ratings honeymoon wears off with Conan O'Brien's arrival on NBC's "Tonight Show," Howard Stern at least stands up and says, hey, Dave's the guy to watch, on last night's show ...










Susan Boyle beams her song to America

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CBS snags the suddenly famous Susan Boyle this morning and has her sing awkwardly via satellite from her home in the village ...


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C'mon, where's Pebbles!

'The biggest wake-up call ever'

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Simon Cowel''s other show -- one of several -- is an "American Idol"-like singing contest in the U.K. called "Britain's Got Talent." Like "Idol," many of the contestants are fresh-faced youngsters who could double as catalog models. Until this week.

A woman named Susan Boyle strolls in -- she's 47, she's frumpy, she's dowdy, and she lives with her cat, Pebbles. The show sets her up to be a sad sack. And then she opens her mouth to sing ...

Watch the audience's faces before. Then watch them jump to their feet when she sings and absolutely nails it. Watch Simon's eyebrows and his wistful -- yes, wistful -- smile. Watch Susan win one for the rest of the world. And hear the other judge, Amanda Holden, say, "That was the biggest wake-up call ever!" It is, after all, a show about finding undiscovered talent. Go, girl.

Sneak peeks of Chicago's 'My Boys'

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Liking the third season of "My Boys"? We certainly were, with all those shots of the Sun-Times logo in last night's episode, in which PJ got a promotion here to her own sports column.

Here's a quick compilation of the show's "dude" moments ...

A clip from next week's show after the jump ...

808s and fish sticks: 'South Park' skewers Kanye

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"South Park" last night declared that Chicago rapper Kanye West is not only gay ... he's a fish. A gay fish. Whatever. Watch the clips below, and watch for an angry denial on Kanye's blog soon ... (Update: and it's here!)

Another clip after the jump ...

Fox Chicago news anchor Robin Robinson had an interesting report Wednesday night on Fox News at 9 regarding the fact that many African-American women do not exercise regularly ----- because of their hair. More to the point, the fact that their chemically-straightened hair doesn't afford them the luxury of a workout/shower/go to work ability that the rest of us take for granted.

This is a fascinating an eye-opening report, (especially about health issues, and not just the issues about all the dangers of chemical relaxers). The video is here for your convenience, and it really gives us a LOT to think about. Robinson herself is sporting a "natural" curl to her otherwise "anchorwoman 'do".... see what you think. Apparently there is a study that supports Robinson's claims. What do you think ladies? Let us know.

Fox Chicago news anchor Robin Robinson had an interesting report Wednesday night on Fox News at 9 regarding the fact that many African-American women do not exercise regularly ----- because of their hair. More to the point, the fact that their chemically-straightened hair doesn't allow them the convenience of a workout/shower/go to work process that the rest of us take for granted.

This is a fascinating an eye-opening report, (especially about health issues, and not just the issues about all the dangers of chemical relaxers). The video is here for your convenience, and it really gives us a LOT to think about. Robinson herself is sporting a "natural" curl to her otherwise "anchorwoman 'do".... see what you think. Apparently there is a study that supports Robinson's claims. What do you think ladies? Let us know.

Kal Penn goes from 'House' to the White House

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Everyone's talking about Kal Penn today. His character just up and killed himself on last night's "House," making for a very awkward moment in the show. (Why couldn't House figure this out?!) In real life, we know why Penn left -- he's taking a job in Obama's White House.

Penn got on the phone with reporters today to discuss his abrupt departure, his new gig and what this means for the future of Harold & Kumar. Here's some audio from that teleconference ...

Spiaggia chef talks Obamas on 'Martha Stewart'

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BY LISA FEDOROWICZ Staff Reporter

Chef Tony Mantuano shared a recipe from Chicago's Spiaggia restaurant on today's "Martha Stewart Show," but when host Martha Stewart began asking about his famous patrons -- President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama -- Mantuano became a bit tight-lipped.

As Mantuano and Stewart made the Italian dish, Ravioletto, which recipe is found in The Spiaggia Cookbook Eleganza, Stewart asked him about the Obamas' favorite manu item. Mantuano's only answer: "Pasta."

But Mantuano refused to answer what wines the Obamas drank while dining at the restaurant, located at 980 N. Michigan Ave. He did say, however, that since the Obamas dined at Spiaggia on election night, he has received a number of requests from Italian winemakers to sell their wines to the restaurant so the Obamas might try them.

Stewart asked if someone was on hand to taste the meal before it was served to the Obamas, to which Mantuano explained that someone does watch carefully as the meal is prepared.

Also during the show, Mantuano briefly discussed the opening of his new restaurant in the Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago. The 140-seat facility is scheduled to open in May 2009 in conjunction with the new Renzo Piano-designed building for the museum, according to the institute.

Mantuano told Stewart he may name the restaurant after the designer, but was still deciding.

As Stewart took one bite after another of the Ravioletto, she asked if the pasta-filled dish covered with brown butter would be on the menu of the new restaurant. Mantuano said it might.

J-Hud and Ellen get loud in the bathroom

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Ellen DeGeneres invited Chicago singer Jennifer Hudson into her bathroom for a duet.

Ellen's Bathroom Concert Series has thus far featured each end of the sentertainment spectrum, from Carol Burnett to another bunch of Chicago-area natives, Fall Out Boy.

How gay could 'Desperate Housewives' get?

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BY MISHA DAVENPORT Staff Reporter

File this one under plot lines we'd like to see.

On last week's episode of Starz's improvisational comedy "Head Case," "Deserate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry, Kevin Rahm and James Denton all appeared as themselves.

The joke: Cherry wants Mike Delfino (Denton) to have an affair with Lee McDermott (Rahm) on the show, but Denton doesn't agree.

"Head Case" therapist Elizabeth Goode (Alexandra Wentworth) is, of course, on hand to help Denton overcome his resistance.

Afterelton.com has a pretty good recap of the episode along with a few clips from the show.

Though it's all done for laughs, it wouldn't be the first time the series has flirted with same-sex issues. Rahm plays one half of a stable, gay couple on the show's Wisteria Lane and a recent episode even had series regular Teri Hatcher (Susan Mayer) exchange a same-sex kiss with guest star Swoosie Kurtz.

With the show currently No. 7 in the ratings, it's doubtful Cherry and crew will be desperate enough anytime soon to try such a plotline on the real show.

Original webisodes of 'In the Motherhood'

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If you were a fan of the Web series "In the Motherhood," understand: Chelsea Handler is not in the TV remake.

Now that it's gone from the Web to ABC, "In the Motherhood" is no longer a guilty pleasure. The series of sketches that were a defiant mom's darkest confessions is now ... a mainstream sitcom, with all that implies. It's got snappy writing and superior stars, but treat yourself to these original Internet pleasures, via YouTube:


Episode 1


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Jim Cramer gets advice from another Stewart

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CNBC's Jim Cramer (left) beats some dough -- o!, the irony -- on today's "Martha Stewart Show."


CNBC's Jim Cramer has been getting the beat-down from "The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart for a week. Stewart has used clips of the manic money man to point out Cramer's advice to buy Bear Stearns stock ... shortly before the company's debacle. Stewart's also been asking the general question: If we have a 24-hour financial news network, why didn't any of these analysts and experts clue into the country's financial meltdown before it happened?

Today, Cramer got financial advice from another Stewart ... Martha! Clips coming shortly; meanwhile, we have this transcript ...

Kanye on 'Idol' -- did he fake it? do you care?

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A day after his appearance on "American Idol," the Web is predictably buzzing with opinions about Kanye West's performance of his song "Heartless" on the show.

It may come as a shock to some of Kanye West's most fervent devotees, but his "American Idol" performance was taped last night before the show went live.

Justin Timberlake on Jimmy Fallon

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More video from the Jimmy Fallon late-night debut ...

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