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Left Hooks and Right Jabs: Stewart Tangles With Carlson

Several uncomfortable minutes later, Carlson told Stewart: "I do think you're more fun on your show. Just my opinion."

"You know what's interesting though?" Stewart shot back. "You're as big a [male pride] on your show as you are on any show."


Comedy Central's Jon Stewart, left, and CNN's Tucker Carlson, getting cross with each other on "Crossfire," which Carlson hosts with Paul Begala.

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Isn't CNN lucky that FCC Chairman Michael Powell can't touch it because it's a cable network? 'Cause these days, that line alone would've cost them about a million bucks.

Aloha "Hawaii." Bye-bye "Benefactor."

The November sweeps are less than three weeks away. Time to scrap those struggling series!

NBC has shelved its Wednesday cop drama "Hawaii," effective immediately.

And ABC has slashed the remaining four episodes of its Monday reality series "The Benefactor"; they're being edited into two episodes to put viewers out of their misery as soon as possible while not infuriating the few who still care who wins this competition. The finale will air Oct. 25, getting the show off the lineup before the start of the November ratings sweeps.

"LAX," starring Heather Locklear as the head of the runways at Los Angeles International Airport, is going to replace "Hawaii" on Wednesdays at 8 p.m., leading into "The West Wing." Replacing "LAX" eventually on Mondays at 10 p.m. will be "The 24 Million Dollar Hoax," about a contestant who fools his family into thinking he or she has won the lottery in order to win a prize that's no doubt worth much less than $24 million.


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