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That, and other news, in today's Roundup and Recap.

First off, I've been away the past day or so on assignment and then a bit under the weather.

"Family Guy" Goes GOP:
Karl Rove and Rush Limbaugh will guest on a Republican themed edition of "Family Guy," the Hollywood Reporter's James Hibberd reports. Hibberd also attended a table reading of the abortion-themed episode of the show, which Fox rejected.

Fed Up: Actor Steven Weber to the GOP noise machine: Let them have their country.

Tube Protests: Brian Lowry blogs about the futility of advertiser boycotts, even when sponsors pull out of shows like Glenn Beck and a Joan Rivers roast.

Nevertheless, a number of sponsors of Beck are vocal about their decision to pull out.

"We market our products to people regardless of their political affiliations," said a spokeswoman for Sargento. "Yet we do not want to be associated with hateful speech used by either liberal or conservative television hosts."

Also out: Geico, Progressive Insurance and P&G.

Stars for Marriage: More celebritiesdo "No on H8" PSAs for an online campaign. 

Thanks: Laura Ling and Euna Lee offer thanks to those who offered help and words of support during their captivity.


Quotable: "I'm running on the gay marriage, no religion, legalization and taxation of marijuana platform. I don't have a chance." Brad Pitt, on efforts to get him to run for mayor of New Orleans.

Townhall Lite: On the opening day of Netroots Nation, former President Bill Clinton is heckled by blogger Lane Hudson on don't ask, don't tell, but he explains why he implemented the policy, as well as a federal ban on gay marriage.


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