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I guess Oprah hasn't lost that much of her star power if she can still entice people who have fallen from grace to humiliate themselves for her:

Lance Armstrong today admitted to Oprah Winfrey that he used performance enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France, sources told ABC News.

Hey, let's unbundle, OK?

Speaking of technology:

Intel is reportedly on the cusp of delivering something that consumers around the world have been wanting for a long, long time.

Posted in: Television, Web/Tech

RIP, Jack Klugman

He was 90. I was a big fan of "The Odd Couple," especially because I identified with the slovenly Oscar. The secret of life is that Oscars and Felixes need each other because their opposite traits create a weird sort of harmony. I also liked the early years of "Quincy, M.E." (before the protagonist started giving long, preachy speeches). But the best thing Klugman ever did was get the stalled Orphan Drug Act through Congress with the use of his star power:

Great job, boys

Quitting hard

A truly great "Take this job and shove it!" moment:

BANGOR, Maine — Citing a longstanding battle with upper management over journalistic practices at their Bangor TV stations, news co-anchors Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio announced their resignations at the end of Tuesday’s 6 p.m. newscast.

Sorry, Guy

Small confession: I occasionally check in on Guy Fieri's show on the Food Network, not because I'm a particular fan of the spiky-haired, wear-the-sunglasses-on-the-back-of-the-head cooking personality, but because the places he checks out of "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" are the kinds of local eateries it's fun to stumble across. But I have to doubt his food judgment after reading this savage New York Times review -- hell, it's an evisceration -- of his new Times Square Restaurant.

The vast -- and emptier -- wasteland

"Misery loves company" department -- the newspaper industry (and print in general) isn't alone if feeling stressed by everybody's new-media options:



Finally, a campaign ad that doesn't make me want to run from the room screaming or throw the nearest cat at the TV screen:





Idiots' delight

The Benghazi scandal is getting riper by the minute, a third of the country is dealing with the storm of the century, the economy is still on the verge of collapse and the debt is still unsustainable and growing, but let's not let any of those minor concers distract us from the really important issues: