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A Minute With: John Oliver on channeling rage into comedy

By Christian Plumb NEW YORK (Reuters) - British stand-up comedian John Oliver can sound downright angry at times, even though his star is on the rise. The 36-year-old Oliver has managed to parlay a successful stint filling in for Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" into a gig hosting a Sunday night news comedy show on HBO that debuts April 27.

The Onion ends print editions of satirical newspaper, sees World Wide Web as wave of future

CHICAGO - In poking fun at current events, satirical newspaper The Onion often finds a way to heap ridicule on the newspaper industry. But just like some news outlets it lampoons, The Onion announced Friday it is ending the last of its print editions and moving to an all-online format. Print advertising revenue has been drying up during the industry's transition to a digital-dominated media landscape, and newspapers have been gradually scaling back or eliminating print editions entirely.

'Mad Men' opening credits lawsuit settled

By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES ( - A former model who claimed that her image was wrongfully used in the opening credits of "Mad Men" has settled her lawsuit against Lionsgate, an individual familiar with the settlement told TheWrap.

'Daily Show' host Stewart will take leave to direct feature film

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (Reuters) - Comedian Jon Stewart will take a break as host of satirical television news show "The Daily Show" beginning in June to direct a serious film about a journalist's imprisonment in Iran, network Comedy Central said on Tuesday. The exact dates of Stewart's hiatus have yet to be finalized but he will miss eight weeks of original episodes of the popular show that has turned the 50-year-old comedian into a prominent political and social voice.
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