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1 hr ago | KLFY-TV Lafayette

Mayor pitches New Orleans as home for Late Show

Los Angeles and New York have been making their cases. Now, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is pitching his city as the new home for the "Late Show" when Stephen Colbert takes over that CBS program from David Letterman next year.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, CBS, Television, Showtime Networks, Maurice, LA, Lafayette, LA

3 hrs ago | KQJK

2014 Golden Gods Awards to air on VH1 Classic

The Golden Gods are headed to VH1 Classic. The network has announced plans to air this year's edition of the hard rock and heavy metal awards shows on May 24th.

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Related Topix: VH1, Television, Hard-Rock, Dio

7 hrs ago | AlertNet

Collision of two fire trucks leaves 15 hurt near Los Angeles

At least 15 people were injured on Wednesday, one critically, when two fire trucks collided on their way to a house blaze near Los Angeles, sending one of the vehicles careening into a restaurant, the City News Service reported.

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11 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Big East commissioner Ackerman to receive award

Women in Sports & Events will present the award to Ackerman and three others on June 17. Also honored for 20 years of service in the sports industry are Christine Driessen, executive vice president and CFO for ESPN; Barbara Paddock, senior VP with JPMorgan Chase for her involvement with the corporate challenge races; and Judy Sweet, a former NCAA ... (more)

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Related Topix: Television, ESPN, Inc

15 hrs ago | KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Rapper severs penis, jumps off building and survives

News of a bizarre tragedy is emerging out of Los Angeles today, with TMZ, CNN and other media outlets reporting that a rapper named Andre Johnson of Northstar cut off his penis and jumped off a building, and survived.

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Related Topix: Fox Filmed Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA, North Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Public Relations, North-Hollywood, CA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

CBS Local

Amazon Will Collect Sales Tax In Florida Starting In May

Do you like shopping on internet giant Amazon.com because the prices are usually really good and you don't have to pay state sales tax? For Floridians who are supposed to pay the taxes but haven't, the announcement of Amazon's entry into the state's brick-and-mortar retail landscape could mean about $80 million a year in sales taxes, according to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Amazon, Florida, Florida Government, IT Services, Audible, Hillsborough County, FL

Merced Sun-Star

Fired coach returns to Minnesota State, Mankato

Todd Hoffner, former football coach at Minnesota State, Mankato, tears up as he talks about getting back to coaching football after being fired more than a year ago, during a news conference Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Minneapolis.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Publishing, Star Tribune

KURB-FM Little Rock

CBS Denies It's Discussed Late-Night Time Slot with Chelsea Handler

For the moment, it appears Chelsea Handler will not be joining Stephen Colbert at CBS in 2015.

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Related Topix: CBS, Television, Showtime Networks, Chelsea Lately, Comedy, Entertainment, Chelsea-Handler, Hot Chicks

The Modesto Bee

All 'View' co-hosts will salute Barbara Walters

The network said Wednesday the first-ever reunion will air live on the May 15 episode of "The View," the day before Walters says goodbye as series co-host.

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Related Topix: The View, Entertainment, Television, Publishing, Ottaway Newspapers, Modesto, CA

WTAX-AM Springfield

cronkite

THIS DAY IN 1962: Walter Cronkite made his debut as anchorman of "The CBS Evening News."

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Related Topix: CBS, Television, Showtime Networks, Startups, Publishing, IGN Entertainment, News Corporation, Century Media Records, Ottaway Newspapers, Music

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Reuters

New York court advances lawsuit against Martha Stewart Living on pet products

A lawsuit claiming Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc tried to undercut a business partner's relationship with pet products retailer PetSmart Inc can proceed, a New York state judge ruled on Monday.

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Related Topix: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Publishing, Retail, PETsMART, Pets

York Dispatch

Nielsen's top programs for April 7-13

ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; NBC is owned by Comcast Corp. CHEYENNE, Wyo.

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Related Topix: Walt Disney, Television, The Walt Disney Company, Cheyenne, WY, Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Entertainment

Bellingham Herald

Walker's brothers to help finish 'Fast & Furious'

In this April 29, 2011 file photo, actor Paul Walker poses during the photo call of the movie "Fast and Furious 5," in Rome.

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Related Topix: Fast & Furious, Paul Walker, Universal Pictures

Albany Times Union

JWT Embraces Roots, Will Once Again Be Known As J. Walter Thompson [the Brief]

After nine years, JWT will ditch its shortened name and return to the name its founder gave it when he created the agency: The J. Walter Thompson Company.

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Related Topix: AOL, Time Warner, Computers, Online Dating

The News Tribune

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell injured in car accident

The network didn't specify where the accident occurred. The two were transported back to the United States - Lawrence to New York and Michael to Boston.

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Related Topix: Startups, Publishing, News, IGN Entertainment, News Corporation, Century Media Records, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, FOX News Network, Music

Al Bawaba

Yemeni vice governor shot dead by suspected Al Qaeda gunmen

The gunmen, who had concealed their identities, opened fire at Hussein Dayan outside his home in Baida's provincial capital, the official told Agence France Presse .

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Inside Bay Area

Restaurant Weeks in Walnut Creek, Silicon Valley

Dining deals: It's Restaurant Week, the springtime chapter! First up is Walnut Creek Restaurant Week, April 21-27, with three-course lunch and dinner menus at $10, $20, $30 or $40.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Pudding, Fox Filmed Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA, Concord, CA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Washington Post

Speculators Boost Bullish Oil Wagers on OPEC Output Drop: Energy

A drop in OPEC production came just as refineries began looking for supply, helping boost bullish speculative bets on crude last week by the most since July.

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Related Topix: World News, OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), Startups, Publishing, IGN Entertainment, News Corporation, Century Media Records, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, FOX News Network, Music

ABC News

Relativity's Last-Minute Bid for Maker Rebuffed

Relativity Media, a film financier and movie distributor, was rebuffed in a last-minute bid for Maker Studios, the YouTube video creator that had agreed to be bought by The Walt Disney Co.

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Related Topix: Walt Disney, Television

National Public Radio

Bell Scandal Kingpin Gets Prison Term In Tax Case

The man authorities say masterminded a scheme that fleeced the small Los Angeles suburb of Bell out of millions of dollars has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for income tax evasion.

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