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November 15, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
In what may be the least surprising development of the week, Andy Kaufman's brother Michael, who appeared onstage in New York on Monday with a woman claiming to be the late comedian's daughter, now claims he is the victim of a hoax. Rumors that Kaufman staged his own demise and was now a family man living under an assumed identity, possibly in Albuquerque, have stubbornly persisted since the "Taxi" star succumbed to kidney failure related to a rare form of lung cancer in 1984.  The conspiracy theory lit up the Internet this week after a young woman came forward at the Andy Kaufman Awards claiming the comedian is still alive and that she is his daughter.
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March 29, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
The final edition of CNN's "Piers Morgan Live" aired Friday night, and the British host closed out his run as the cable giant's replacement for Larry King with more thoughts on gun control. "For those who claim my anti-gun campaign has been anti-American, well, the reverse is true. I'm so pro-American, I want more of you to stay alive. " Mass shootings in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., among others, led Morgan to devote many of his programs to the issue of gun violence, and his advocacy of stricter gun laws in the U.S. earned him many critics.
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March 20, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before figuring out whether I need a fashion makeover. The Skinny: I'm bummed HBO canceled "Enlightened" after two seasons. I really was starting to get into the show but I also understand the decision given how small the audience was. Even though HBO says they don't care about ratings, it's not in the charity business either. Wednesday's headlines include how the hit movie "The Call" ended up being shot in Los Angeles instead of Canada and why the broadcast networks are struggling to develop new reality hits.  Daily Dose: New CNN chief Jeff Zucker recently dubbed Jake Tapper the new face of CNN. Unfortunately for CNN, the face didn't give the network a ratings lift.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
In what may be the least surprising development of the week, Andy Kaufman's brother Michael, who appeared onstage in New York on Monday with a woman claiming to be the late comedian's daughter, now claims he is the victim of a hoax. Rumors that Kaufman staged his own demise and was now a family man living under an assumed identity, possibly in Albuquerque, have stubbornly persisted since the "Taxi" star succumbed to kidney failure related to a rare form of lung cancer in 1984.  The conspiracy theory lit up the Internet this week after a young woman came forward at the Andy Kaufman Awards claiming the comedian is still alive and that she is his daughter.
NATIONAL
August 22, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Christopher Lane was Australian. But his death in Oklahoma -- allegedly at the hands of three "bored" teenagers -- has become entangled in uncomfortable conversations and innuendo about race in the U.S. And nothing about the debate, of course, has been simple. Take one announcement issued Thursday: A Los Angeles commentator and radio host urged civil rights leaders to condemn the shooting of Lane, a white man, after it was revealed that one of the suspects, who is black, had previously tweeted that he hated white people.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Stephen Colbert likes to tread the line of fiction and nonfiction with his conservative pundit character on "The Colbert Report," but he's putting the fictional part aside to help out his sister, who's running for Congress in the siblings' home state of South Carolina. Colbert's sister Elizabeth Colbert Busch, who works in business development for Clemson University, is running as a Democrat for the House of Representatives seat vacated by Republican Tim Scott when he moved to the U.S. Senate to fill the seat of retiring member Jim DeMint.
NEWS
November 7, 2013 | By Cathleen Decker
As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was declared the victor in his reelection campaign - a few seconds after the polls closed Tuesday night, so expansive was his win - the countdown immediately began. Fat jokes in 3 … 2 … 1. By Thursday, there it was on the cover of Time magazine : A side-view portrait of Christie, atop which rested the headline: “The Elephant in the Room. " A triple entendre: Elephant in the room = the obvious thing, being ignored. Elephant = Republican symbol.
OPINION
September 12, 2013 | Meghan Daum
"These images are difficult to watch. " "Very upsetting. " "Perhaps the most upsetting. " So went the warnings issued by CNN correspondent Jake Tapper on Sunday as he narrated the video clips showing the aftermath of the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians. Tapper wasn't wrong. In the footage, men convulsed and foamed at the mouth and scores of dead and dying children were laid out in haphazard rows. The "most upsetting" designation went to the slain children, universally accepted as the most atrocious aspect of the atrocity.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
The final edition of CNN's "Piers Morgan Live" aired Friday night, and the British host closed out his run as the cable giant's replacement for Larry King with more thoughts on gun control. "For those who claim my anti-gun campaign has been anti-American, well, the reverse is true. I'm so pro-American, I want more of you to stay alive. " Mass shootings in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., among others, led Morgan to devote many of his programs to the issue of gun violence, and his advocacy of stricter gun laws in the U.S. earned him many critics.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Jake Tapper is looking forward to covering life outside the Beltway. The former ABC News White House correspondent is getting his own show on CNN -- "The Lead With Jake Tapper" -- starting Monday in the 4 p.m. Eastern time slot. For Tapper and CNN, the hope is that "The Lead" will become a wide-ranging news hour that can expand beyond being a political shout-fest without resorting to going tabloid or following the latest car chase to score ratings.  "It will be about all sorts of stories that are relevant to our lives," Tapper said.
NEWS
November 7, 2013 | By Cathleen Decker
As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was declared the victor in his reelection campaign - a few seconds after the polls closed Tuesday night, so expansive was his win - the countdown immediately began. Fat jokes in 3 … 2 … 1. By Thursday, there it was on the cover of Time magazine : A side-view portrait of Christie, atop which rested the headline: “The Elephant in the Room. " A triple entendre: Elephant in the room = the obvious thing, being ignored. Elephant = Republican symbol.
OPINION
September 12, 2013 | Meghan Daum
"These images are difficult to watch. " "Very upsetting. " "Perhaps the most upsetting. " So went the warnings issued by CNN correspondent Jake Tapper on Sunday as he narrated the video clips showing the aftermath of the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians. Tapper wasn't wrong. In the footage, men convulsed and foamed at the mouth and scores of dead and dying children were laid out in haphazard rows. The "most upsetting" designation went to the slain children, universally accepted as the most atrocious aspect of the atrocity.
NATIONAL
August 22, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Christopher Lane was Australian. But his death in Oklahoma -- allegedly at the hands of three "bored" teenagers -- has become entangled in uncomfortable conversations and innuendo about race in the U.S. And nothing about the debate, of course, has been simple. Take one announcement issued Thursday: A Los Angeles commentator and radio host urged civil rights leaders to condemn the shooting of Lane, a white man, after it was revealed that one of the suspects, who is black, had previously tweeted that he hated white people.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before figuring out whether I need a fashion makeover. The Skinny: I'm bummed HBO canceled "Enlightened" after two seasons. I really was starting to get into the show but I also understand the decision given how small the audience was. Even though HBO says they don't care about ratings, it's not in the charity business either. Wednesday's headlines include how the hit movie "The Call" ended up being shot in Los Angeles instead of Canada and why the broadcast networks are struggling to develop new reality hits.  Daily Dose: New CNN chief Jeff Zucker recently dubbed Jake Tapper the new face of CNN. Unfortunately for CNN, the face didn't give the network a ratings lift.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Stephen Colbert likes to tread the line of fiction and nonfiction with his conservative pundit character on "The Colbert Report," but he's putting the fictional part aside to help out his sister, who's running for Congress in the siblings' home state of South Carolina. Colbert's sister Elizabeth Colbert Busch, who works in business development for Clemson University, is running as a Democrat for the House of Representatives seat vacated by Republican Tim Scott when he moved to the U.S. Senate to fill the seat of retiring member Jim DeMint.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Jake Tapper is looking forward to covering life outside the Beltway. The former ABC News White House correspondent is getting his own show on CNN -- "The Lead With Jake Tapper" -- starting Monday in the 4 p.m. Eastern time slot. For Tapper and CNN, the hope is that "The Lead" will become a wide-ranging news hour that can expand beyond being a political shout-fest without resorting to going tabloid or following the latest car chase to score ratings.  "It will be about all sorts of stories that are relevant to our lives," Tapper said.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2012 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
The Outpost An Untold Story of American Valor Jake Tapper Little, Brown: 652 pp., $29.99   Into the Fire A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War Dakota Meyer and Bing West Random House, 239 pp., $27 When news broke that the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, had been attacked and four Americans killed, two questions dominated the immediate postmortem: Why wasn't there better...
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 2009 | Matea Gold
Can the onetime "Hammer" of the U.S. House of Representatives do a mean Texas two-step? In a move startling even by the outlandish standards of reality television, "Dancing With the Stars" announced Monday that former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay -- a pugnacious politician under indictment for alleged money-laundering -- will be a contestant in the upcoming season. DeLay will join the likes of singer Macy Gray, actress Melissa Joan Hart and entertainer Donny Osmond on the ninth season of the ABC show, which premieres Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2012 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
The Outpost An Untold Story of American Valor Jake Tapper Little, Brown: 652 pp., $29.99   Into the Fire A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War Dakota Meyer and Bing West Random House, 239 pp., $27 When news broke that the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, had been attacked and four Americans killed, two questions dominated the immediate postmortem: Why wasn't there better...
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