Glenn Beck, Fox News Parting Ways

... Glenn Beck's modestly titled Fox News show, Glenn Beck, is coming to an end, meaning someone finally threw The Ring into the fires of Mount Doom. Beck and his minions have clashed with Fox News brass for some time now, so Beck has decided to end his controversial program later this year. With his extra time, Beck plans to sacrifice live puppies and skin orphans for the cool new jacket he's making. [NY Times]

... Today must have done something bad, because none of its hosts want to stick around. Yesterday, the hot news was that Meredith Vieira is getting ready to depart the show, and today, rumors say Matt Lauer will be leaving the program when his contract expires at the end of next year. [ET Online]

... The big Lady Gaga episode of Glee (yes, the show has already done a Gaga episode, but now it's doing another, and this one will include "Born This Way") will air April 26 will be extra long, running an excruciating 90 minutes instead of the usual 60 minutes. In the episode, Mr. Schuester "teaches the glee club a valuable lesson about self-acceptance and embracing what makes you unique through the music of Lady Gaga." Playing the role of Lady Gaga will be Marilyn Manson. I made that last part up, but come on, he could pull it off. [Fox, via press release]

... Modern Family's Sofia Vergara is taking her talents to the cinema, as she's in discussions to star in the art-house film Les Tres Stoojais, also known as The Three Stooges, from the Farrelly brothers. Her addition gives the script writers plenty of flexibility for breast jokes. [Variety]

... Italy, you are safe for now. Production on Season 4 of Jersey Shore, which will see America's lovable rascals wreaking havoc in the boot-shaped country, has been delayed. In addition to contract disputes slowing things down, Italian nightclubs and restaurants are putting up resistance to MTV cameras filming on-location. Oh come on, it's not like Italy has classy joints like Karma! [Radar Online]

... Ryan Seacrest has been named the most powerful man in reality television by The Hollywood Reporter. Seacrest won the annual reality-host arm wrestling championship and bench pressed more than Heidi Klum to win the title. [THR]

... Adam Corolla didn't get to host Top Gear, so he made his own car show. Speed Channel has picked up The Car Show (clever!), which will feature grown men goofing around in cars, talking about cars, and wishing they had more cars. [Autoblog]

... Syfy has renewed prank show Scare Tactics for a fifth season. No, this is not a prank. [Deadline Hollywood]


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I like watching Beck (what? he's entertaining!), and despite that, your little blurb on him made me laugh - until you started really bashing him. Sacrificing live puppies and skinning orphans? Even when you're trying to insult someone, those aren't the first things that come to mind (and for good reason). Either you thought too long and hard on it, or you've got some issues you need to address.
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@Tim Surette - Couldn't you have just reported that Glenn Beck was leaving Fox News? Did you really have to subject us all to your own political bias and show us that you were willing to stoop down to such a low level of name calling? That reporting was about as unprofessional and small minded as I've ever seen. Shame on you.
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Corolla is funny as hell, miss him from the KROQ days, him and Kimmel were a great duo!
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Ryan seacrest,, now thats funny!
does this show the state of reality tv, such that is it????
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Ryan seacrest,, now thats funny!
does this show the state of reality tv, such that is it????
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Glee and their shows!!!! Gaga took her stick from Lene Lovich, if you haven't see her yet!
Glee is getting a bit irrelevant, once what was good is not getting contrived, and I used to love the show!!!!
Cher deserves her Glee time more than Gag me!
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A Lady Gaga episode AGAIN and so soon on Glee?! Bah...
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Now Fox need to broadcast one of them MIB flasher signals to make people forget about this troll. The matter a fact make America forget about Fox News network.
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Haha I still cannot understand how people can believe anything that Beck says. Must be all those "facts" he always writes on chalkboards and all the screaming he does that really gets his point across. The guy is a nutter.
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Hey @Tim Surette, I too could of done without your sick characterization of Beck, its your version of someone else's version of what Glenn is doing at Fox, and who the man is. It must be comfy in your bubble of misinformation but seriously, check out theblaze.com, challenge yourself, and be the better for it :)
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@stevie_lee, yeah and everyone used to think the world was flat too, just because people watch it doesnt make it truthful...
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I could do without the jabs at Fox News, which is just incredibly childish and glaringly biased. I don't always agree with Glenn Beck, but I do like his show and believe that it has more merit than most shows on TV.
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fox news. gets more story's wrong then charlie sheen
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Matt Lauer has been on Today for a long time. He probably wants to spend more time working on primetime news. I hear CBS is looking for someone to host their evening news.
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It figures that left wing idiots would attack Glenn Beck and Fox News. I mean look at the source the NY times. Fact: he averages 2.2 million viewers at 5:00 pm a day. More than MSNBC does in a week. Fox News will never roll over and die that is just stupid to say and you are a pinhead for saying it. Stop believing the fox lies chants if you have nothing to back that up. Besides Glenn Beck is not a news host. He is a straight shooter plain and simple. Liberals hate him because he backs up what he says with actual facts. Then he asks his audience to do their own research. Then come to their own conclusions. Who else does that than a truth seeker. As for the News portion of fox news which runs from 6:00 am till 5 PM, then again at 6:00pm and 7 PM. Their reporters are fair in their coverage and presents both sides on a issue.
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whatever, nothing important at all here
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I say FOX NEWS can roll over and die, but with that being said they will be better off without one of their more radical news hosts. Maybe they can begin to moderate themselves a little more now and attract a wider audience. As for Jersey Shore going to Italy, um why? Italy has class, many of the cast members don't.
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The only reason I've joined it so I can post this.
I've had enough of your (TV.com's) left wing commentary. Your comments about Glenn Beck are despicable. I wont be using your site any more. It's coming off my bookmarks and being blocked on my computer. I encourage others to join me in removing you from their systems and daily use.
@bkto... Glenn Beck will we sorely missed, TV.com wont!
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glenn beck will be sorely missed in my five pm est time slot
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Italy: Stay classy. The country should refuse to allow the Jersey Shore cast from entering on the grounds of some petty criminal charges. Like when Britain refused to allow Snoop Dogg from entering the country because he had been arrested for possession of weed. I'm sure some other country, like Saudi Arabia, would welcome their pumping fists as a great addition to their club scene.
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They already did this......did they run out of ideas already?
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"wah Glee wah it hurts me to have something I don't like to watch on TV wah I'm a **** moron"

Idiots.
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I thought there already was a Lady Gaga episode on Glee a while back?
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How hilariously politically unbiased.
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Let’s hope this “transition” is of the smooth, “wean me off the narcotics with daily methadone” variety. After 27 months of blind devotion to our forward-thinking, conspiracy unearthing Pied Piper, what are we rats to do once the rug is abruptly yanked from below?

http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2011/04/glenn-beck-to-leave-fox-alienating-the-progressive-right-and-media-folk-that-feed-off-him/
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