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Geraldo Rivera threatening New Jersey with Senate run

New Jersey voters are accustomed to pugnacious politicians who scrap their way to power and personify the best and worst traits of the Garden State. (See: Gov. Chris Christie, who wears the state’s reputation for toughness like a badge of honor.) The murky swamp that is New Jersey politics is home to some crafty critters, so residents shouldn’t have blinked when Geraldo Rivera recently announced he was contemplating a run for U.S. Senate.

“I mention this only briefly … fasten your seatbelt,” Rivera said on his radio program late last week. “I am and have been in touch with some people in the Republican Party in New Jersey. I am truly contemplating running for Senate against Frank Lautenberg or Cory Booker in New Jersey.”

Rivera, a Fox News personality, followed up with several tweets confirming his interest.

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Bill O'Reilly and Keith Ablow think 'Gangnam Style' is the opiate of the masses -- VIDEO

Kids today, with their sunglasses and baggy pants and YouTubb videos! Bill O’Reilly just doesn’t get them — and can’t, for the life of him, figure out why they like that goofy PSY, if that is his real name. Thank heaven that Fox News youth correspondent Dr. Keith Ablow stopped by The O’Reilly Factor yesterday to explain the real reason your children love “Gangnam Style.” Spoiler: It’s because the song is like a drug, and also because Korean isn’t a real language.

O’Reilly begins the segment by making a topical point: PSY’s famous “Gangnam” dance is “just doin’ the pony,” à la currently popular recording artist Chubby Checker! Ablow, however, thinks there’s more to it than that. Here, verbatim, is his attempt to “explain the madness”:

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Election 2012: From Brian Williams to Jon Stewart to Shep Smith, how each network covered the election

From Brian Williams on NBC to Shep Smith on Fox, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central to Katie Couric on ABC, EW took in every corner of the election coverage on Tuesday night (and early Wednesday morning). Here are the highlights!  READ FULL STORY

Skipping election coverage? Find out what else is on TV tonight

Excited for New Girl tonight? Or Happy Endings? Or New Normal? Well, prepare to be disappointed – it’s wall-to-wall election coverage, of course, which means all the usual suspects won’t be on the major networks’ air.

While I could easily write a post about why you should watch the results pour in – pundits doing their pundit thing! CNN is lighting up the Empire State Building! (Really!), finding out the next president! — for those that would rather discover the big news via a quick tweet, I’ve got you covered. I scoured the television listings and if you’re as sick of Obama/Romney as this four-year-old, try one of these programs instead.

Sons of Anarchy and Covert Affairs will have new episodes tonight at 10 on FX and USA, respectively, and for the trashy reality fans, Lifetime will show Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition at 9 p.m. ET. For those that want to get their political history on, but in a less serious way, check out Chef Race: U.K. vs. U.S. on BBC America at 10 p.m. ET. The teams reportedly meet up in Abraham Lincoln’s hometown.

If you don’t mind the repeats, Bravo is running back-to-back Real Housewives episodes. It’s the Atlanta crew at 8 p.m. ET, followed by Beverly Hills at 9 p.m.. For more reruns, Full House is showing all night long on Nick and USA is rolling out  Law and Order: SVU double header before the new Covert Affairs.

Trying to forget Lindsay Lohan’s Romney endorsement? Georgia Rule is on E!.

So yes, avoiding OhioWatch 2012 will be difficult. In addition to all the main broadcast channels,  Comedy Central will air Daily Show/Colbert live at 11 p.m. ET, hopefully with news to announce.

Beyond that, a DVD of the first season of Homeland or Downton Abbey was made for nights like this.

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'SNL': All the 'Fox & Friends' 'corrections' from tonight's show

Once more, Saturday Night Live has aired a sketch spoofing Fox News’s Fox & Friends — and once more, the bit ended with a long list of quickly scrolling “corrections from the first few hours of the show,” courtesy of an unseen fact-checking team. If you missed the bulk of these jokes, you’re in luck — we’ve reprinted the entire list below.

Transitions lenses do not reverse the gender of your eyes.
Sandy Duncan did not “sponsor” the hurricane.
There are many black people, not just one who is a master of disguise.
Brian Kilmeade did not invent the term “smoke ‘em if you got ‘em.”
Not all pigs are born with human feet.
Angela Merkel is not the female version of Steve Urkel.
It is permissible to say the word “Mexican” on television.
There is no celebrity named Rape Romano.
Condoms work every day of the week. Not just Tuesdays.
Trees do not have bones. READ FULL STORY

On 'Hannity,' Clint Eastwood proves once more that he's better with a script -- VIDEO

Whether you agree or disagree with what he’s saying, the way Clint Eastwood speaks in his Romney Super PAC ad is impressively straightforward and effective. But when the Oscar winner goes off book — as in his famous appearance at the Republican National Convention this summer — he doesn’t sound quite so concise.

Case in point: Eastwood’s rambling appearance on Hannity last night, in which the Republican celeb reiterated his support for Governor Romney and his disapproval of President Obama. While Sean Hannity had no trouble articulating his own views — “I tried to warn people about who I thought Barack Obama was” in 2007 and 2008, he said — Eastwood’s responses to the host’s questions were rather muddled. For example, here’s the multi-hyphenate’s response when asked why he thinks Obama’s supporters have an emotional attachment to the president: “Well, I just think it’s important — there is — the American people deserve — they deserve the best. And they –  ’cause they are the best. And I’ve been lucky in my career to have their support, and I know a lot of other people have too in other lines of work.”

Not all of Eastwood’s appearance was that bad; he sounded confident and intelligible when praising Romney and Paul Ryan’s bona fides. Still, the following clip is a little tough to watch for anyone who’d rather remember the star in his Dirty Harry glory days.

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Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly's 'Rumble' is on. Talk about it here!

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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Daily Show savants and Fox News fans — if any of the latter are actually watching this silliness — prepare yourselves for the fight of the century.

In the red corner, boasting a carb-free belly, a Yeti-esque 6’4″ stature, and a brain filled with facts about assassinated presidents, we have the man with the plan (to reduce the size of government), the Factor-y boy, Papa Bear himself: Biiiiiiill O’Reilly!

And in the blue corner, weighing in at 100-some pounds of pure comedic muscle, we’ve got a silver fox who enjoys his lox, a big intellect in a compact 5’6″ package, the twinkly-eyed most trusted fake newsman in American history: Joooooon Stewart!

Who will be victorious when these two go toe-to-toe in Washington, D.C. tonight?  READ FULL STORY

Before their 'Rumble,' Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly duke it out -- VIDEO

In just one day, Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly will go head to head for their historic “Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium” debate. Two men will enter George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium; two men will leave, one slightly before the other. Stewart boasts that by the end of the night, O’Reilly will be “saying my Haftorah.” His opponent counters that the Daily Show host is tiny and unintimidating — no match for his Fox News-approved stature.

In short, it’s going to be a night to remember. And if you’re still not convinced, check out O’Reilly’s guest appearance on The Daily Show last night — a seven-minute stretch of genial ribbing, bragging, and the occasional questionable joke. (O’Reilly quips that his followup to Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy will be Killing Colbert. Stewart’s audience isn’t so into that.) Get your “Rumble” preview right here:

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Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly pull their punches during pre-debate showdown -- VIDEO

In boxing, when two prize fighter get together to promote their bout, things can get ugly. Punches might be thrown at the weigh-in, insults will be exchanged, and if Mike Tyson is involved, the opponents’ children will surely be threatened with cannibalism. The badder the blood, the bigger the gate. It’s just good business.

Somehow, Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly missed this lesson. The two touched gloves on O’Reilly’s turf last night to promote their upcoming political debate, and it’s clear that the political showmen have a lot in common — including a shared condescension for each other. But beneath those political differences, they clearly have a begrudging respect for each other. (Maybe it’s because they both loathe CNN?)

Watch the entire segment below, as Stewart sets up a Luke Skywalker-Darth Vader analogy that he thinks is complementary to them both, but only makes me worry that Stewart could lose his arm on Oct. 6.  READ FULL STORY

Style & Design: Alexander Skarsgard's GIFs, 50 years of Bond Girls and more

Can’t wait for the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey? Get your motor running with Calvin Klein’s interactive Dare to Encounter campaign. Or just stare at this animated GIF of True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard, the sexy face of the brand’s new fragrance for men. [Refinery 29]

We wonder how Ryan Lochte’s mom would describe 007′s dating habits. See the hottest Bond Girls in the 50-year history of the movie franchise. [InStyle]

Sure they qualify for the early bird special, but there something’s unsettling about seeing Helen Mirren, John Waters and Debbie Harry classified as elderly style icons. [Flavorwire]

What the ? After France’s National Front threatened to sue her for portraying party president Marine Le Pen with a swastika on her head, Madonna has replaced the symbol with a question mark. [NY Times]

Bronzer, lip gloss and hairspray — you’re not backstage at a beauty pageant, you’re in the makeup room at Fox News.  [Huffington Post]

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