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Jon Stewart to exit, and that overshadows the Brian Williams news

It isn't often that worlds collide with such tweet-sweet poetry as happened Tuesday with the consecutive announcements of Jon Stewart's retirement from "The Daily Show" and Brian Williams' six-month suspension from "NBC Nightly News."
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Amy Pascal to oversee new Spider-Man film made by Sony, Marvel

Amy Pascal, the outgoing co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, is exiting the studio with a high-profile project that instantly makes her one of Hollywood's biggest producers.
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Canadian 'Creek' overflows with good humor

Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara, who co-starred in Christopher Guest's "Best in Show," "A Mighty Wind" and "For Your Consideration," have a new television series, their first together since the mighty "SCTV" back in the late-middle, early-late 20th century.
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NBC's Brian Williams, in stunning fall from grace, gets six-month suspension

"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams was suspended for six months without pay for exaggerating his role in a helicopter incident in Iraq, marking the first time a network news anchor has been stripped of his duties.
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Jon Stewart, a force in comedy and news, will leave 'The Daily Show'

Jon Stewart plans to step aside as host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" later this year, ending a 16-year run that changed the way Americans view the news.
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Jon Stewart leaving 'The Daily Show' this year

Jon Stewart will step down as host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” this year, ending a 16-year run that changed the way Americans view the news.
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Grants help Southern California artists make work in the social sphere

An art-making project with former prison inmates, an interactive broadcast at a Los Angeles swap meet and a collective that will create a new space for women to learn and create. These are three artist projects selected to receive $10,000 grants from SPArt, a grant-making organization...
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Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Arrow' on KTLA

Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes
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Brian Williams suspended amid Iraq war scandal

An exaggerated tale of combat in which no one was injured has proved injurious to the career of Brian Williams, who was suspended for six months without pay from his post at the top-rated “NBC Nightly News.”
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Nicole Polizzi draws the line, won't share kids' pics on Instagram anymore

Snooki has had enough: She's taking her kids and going home.
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Oscars 2015: John Travolta to get a shot at 'Adele Dazeem' redemption

The most unintentionally hilarious moment of last year's Oscars ceremony came when John Travolta took the stage to introduce Idina Menzel's performance of "Let It Go." But instead, Travolta gave the world the gift of "Adele Dazeem," mangling the Broadway star's name and launching 1,000 memes in...
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Grammys 2015: Glen Campbell's poignant win for best country song

Among the few hundred people who collected Grammy Awards on Sunday, there may be no more poignant story than the honor that went to veteran singer and songwriter Glen Campbell.
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Did Max Martin really just win his first Grammy?

This year's Grammys had a few surprises like Beck winning album of the year, and Kanye being less than thrilled. But perhaps the biggest shocker was this: Max Martin just won his first Grammy.
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Warner Bros., 'American Sniper' producer may team on 'Queen of the Air'

With "American Sniper" a massive success, Warner Bros. is looking to  reteam with its producer for a movie about a person with a very different skill set.
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Steve Mosko touches on Sony hack at Digital Entertainment World expo

Steve Mosko, president of Sony Pictures Television, said the cyberattack against Sony in late November made the company "tougher" and "better."
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Jon Stewart says Brian Williams had 'infotainment confusion syndrome'

It seems like everybody in media, from the cable news chatterers to the morning radio crews is talking about Brian Williams and the controversy that has erupted around an erroneous story Williams has been delivering about his time reporting in Iraq in 2003.
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Bobbi Kristina Brown rumors swell on eve of Whitney's death anniversary

Speculation that Bobbi Kristina Brown might be taken her off life support early Wednesday, the third anniversary of her mother Whitney Houston's death, was reaching a fever pitch Tuesday, even as Bobby Brown's nephew was saying his cousin was "getting better" and the singer's attorney was...
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