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Dying 'Simpsons' Co-Creator Will Give His Fortune To Charity

Sam Simon earns tens of millions of dollars a year in royalties. Diagnosed with colon cancer, he's been told he has less than six months to live. The writer and producer has decided his fortune will go to causes he supports.
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What's The 'Best Daym Takeout' In America?

Food critic and YouTube sensation Daymon 'Daym' Patterson travels the country to find the best takeout spots. He eats in the front seat of his car - when the food is hottest and freshest. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with him about his new Travel channel show Best Daym Takeout.
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Original Singer Of 'Chock Full O'Nuts' Jingle Dies

The former singer of the "Chock Full O'Nuts" jingle has died. Page Morton Black was 97. She sang the jingle for her husband's coffee company and the tune was widely played — mostly in the New York area — in the 1960s.
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In The Summer, Univision Is Numero Uno

For three consecutive weeks, the Spanish-language TV network's prime-time ratings have dominated among young adult viewers.
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Helen Thomas, Former Dean Of White House Press, Dies At 92

Thomas, who spent decades at the White House reporting for United Press International and later Hearst Newspapers, covered every president from Eisenhower to Obama.

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How Did Zimmerman Trial Interviewees Come Across On TV?

After television appearances from Rachel Jeantel and Juror B37, the Zimmerman verdict is leading the conversation in this week's Beauty Shop. Host Michel Martin is joined by Clutch Magazine's Danielle Belton, PJ Media's Bridget Johnson, and The Root.com's Keli Goff.
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Howard Students Go From 'The Sing-Off' To Success

Traces of Blue is an a capella jazz group that started in class at Howard University, before catching national fame on a TV talent show. Now they're hard at work on their debut album.
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Heroin & Alcohol Killed 'Glee' Star Monteith, Coroner Says

Cory Monteith, 31, was found dead Saturday in his room at a hotel in Vancouver. According to the coroner, there is "no evidence to suggest this anything other than the most sad and tragic accident."
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McCarthy's Vaccination Stance Complicates Job On 'The View'

The new co-host for TV chatfest The View is a vivacious and outspoken model, actor and activist for children, seemingly a perfect person to have at the table of the successful network talk show. But Jenny McCarthy is also one of the nation's leading skeptics about the safety of childhood vaccines.
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Kids Watch TV As Parents Do, Not As They Say

All the advice that parents should set rules to limit children's TV time goes only so far. Children tend to watch the same amount of TV that their parents do. Setting an example and sticking to it looks like the most effective approach.

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