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The Real Bob Newhart

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Yes, Bob Newhart was indeed feted Wednesday night on the 35th anniversary of his TV series and his 78th birthday. But, Thursday morning, he was off to Boston for his true love — a stand-up gig. He…

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Fox News Debate Sets Record

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The GOP debate last night in New Hampshire — which many news outlets declared the liveliest yet — drew more than 3.14 million viewers, according to Nielsen, making it the highest rated debate so far…

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War Weary

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Just a few months after retiring Tony Soprano, James Gandolfini marked the return of his HBO roots in Washington on Wednesday with the premiere of a new documentary on wounded war vets. Gandolfini…

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Candidate Critique

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That, and other news, in today’s Political Panorama. Fred Thompson’s entry inspired a few varied reactions from critics — most of whom zeroed in not on his acting career but his choice of homespun…

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The Oprah Effect

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There’s been a flood of stories about the details of Oprah Winfrey’s fund raiser in Montecito for Barack Obama on Saturday — who will be there (Halle Berry, Jamie Foxx) and who will perform (Stevie…

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Arnold Gets the Message

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Updated The Courage Campaign, the progressive group chaired by producer Rick Jacobs, sent a letter to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger asking him to oppose a possible ballot initiative that would change…

“Dancing” Dolly

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That sweet, unmistakable voice on the phone could only be Dolly Parton’s. She was answering my call about her upcoming Sept. 26 appearance on "Dancing With The Stars." "Yes, I’m very excited about…

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Thompson in the Race

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Updated With his own brand of folksy charm, Fred Thompson finally declared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" that he is running for president. Greeted by thunderous applause, it was by no means…

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