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Renée Uses the Buddy System | Renee Zellweger

They Said What? for Tuesday, Oct 26

Originally posted 10/26/2004 06:00AM

• "It's not hard to find volunteers to go to the Da Mario Pizza (in London) and eat the garlic bread with you."– Renée Zellweger, to Oprah, on the support she got while gaining 30 lbs. for her role in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

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WEEK AHEAD: Jon Stewart Hosts Bill O'Reilly

WEEK AHEAD: Jon Stewart Hosts Bill O'Reilly

Originally posted 10/01/2004 03:00PM

SATURDAY, OCT. 2: Veteran Saturday Night Live host Ben Affleck returns for a third time to helm the show's 30th season premiere. The actor last hit the comedy's Rockefeller Center stage amid the post-Bennifer fallout earlier this year, but this time expect a possible reference to the new Jennifer in his life – Garner, that is. Affleck stepped in to take over hosting duties when another prominent Democrat, former President Bill Clinton, turned down the gig. Joining Affleck is rapper Nelly, who'll perform songs from his chart-topping new albums, Sweat and Suit.

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Jon Stewart Faces Up to Bill O'Reilly Quip | Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart Faces Up to Bill O'Reilly Quip

Originally posted 09/28/2004 04:25PM

Demographics have entered the fray after FOX News Channel's Bill O'Reilly threw some on-air punches at Jon Stewart, whose audience on Comedy Central, O'Reilly insisted, consists of "stoned slackers."

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John Kerry Trades Quips with Jon Stewart

John Kerry Trades Quips with Jon Stewart

Originally posted 08/25/2004 08:30AM

Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry got the Jon Stewart treatment in person Tuesday night, appearing on Comedy Central's The Daily Show for a sit-down with the fake news anchor.

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OutKast's Smoking Gun Poster Shot Down | Andre 3000

UpdatePosted 07/08/2004 01:15PM

OutKast's Smoking Gun Poster Shot Down

Originally posted 07/08/2004 09:00AM

CRITICIZED: A poster showing OutKast's Andre 3000 holding a smoking gun has been branded "irresponsible" by Britain's Advertising Standards Authority, reports Reuters. The watchdog group upheld a complaint that the ad could be seen to glorify gun use but rejected another claim that it promoted racial stereotypes. The advertiser, record label BMG, had said it believed the poster for the hip-hop duo was no more likely to provoke violence than ads for James Bond movies. "We regret the ruling because OutKast are the last group that we believe you could level those charges against," said BMG press director Paul Bursche.

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Jen Garner: Daredevil at Heart

They Said What? Jennifer Garner 4/26/04

Originally posted 04/27/2004 9:00AM

• "I'm still totally happy. Two weeks ago I was riding a horse in the desert as fast as I could. And next week, I'm being tossed out of a helicopter 200 feet in the air and rappelling down. That's so fun!" – 13 Going on 30 star Jennifer Garner, on what she enjoys about her role on TV's Alias

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Jon Stewart: From 'Daily' to Daddy

Originally posted 03/31/2004 01:00PM

Looks like "The Daily Show" may get a new fan: Anchorman-comedian Jon Stewart and his wife, Tracey, are expecting a child, New York's Daily News reports.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Affleck to Sit in with Regis

Originally posted 03/19/2004 10:00AM

SCHEDULED: Continuing his publicity blitz for his new movie "Jersey Girl," Ben Affleck, 31, will sit in for the vacationing Kelly Ripa on Monday's "Live with Regis and Kelly," reports the Associated Press. He and guest Darrell Hammond of "Saturday Night Live" are scheduled to compete in a "Reege-off" to see who does the best impression of Philbin. On Wednesday Affleck will appear on Ellen DeGeneres's show.

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Jon Stewart Signs to Keep His Day Job

Originally posted 04/25/2003 10:00AM

Sitcoms stars may complain about wanting more money -- and then act humble when they get it -- but there will be no such public display by Comedy Central's biggest star, Jon Stewart, reports the Associated Press.

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Jon Stewart Goes Global

Originally posted 07/15/2002 01:00PM

CNN signs the Comedy Central star to produce a weekly, late-night international version of the "The Daily Show."

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