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The wife of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff says the couple tried to kill themselves after he admitted stealing billions of dollars in the largest Ponzi scheme in history.

The loudest, meanest audience in America

Jamie Foxx is set to revive Showtime at the Apollo, television's original, and most gladiatorial, talent show

Screen Talk: Back down to earth

Bad news for fanboys. Zack Snyder's take on the Superman legend, Man of Steel, has been temporarily grounded by Warner Bros.

Kutcher to replace Sheen in Two and a Half Men

One of the most lucrative franchises in American television once more revolves around Two and a Half Men, after Ashton Kutcher was hired to replace Charlie Sheen in the sitcom he was fired from in spectacular fashion almost three months ago.

CBS reporter 'feared for her life' in Cairo assault

The war correspondent Lara Logan said she felt certain she would die during a sexual assault by a mob during celebrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square to mark the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

'Happy Days' cast sue for share of earnings

Cast members of the vintage US comedy series Happy Days have sued CBS television network, alleging that they are not getting a cut of the money made in sales of DVDs, lunch boxes, board games and other merchandise related to the show.

'Three Cups of Tea'. One big lie? Author accused of fudging facts

Greg Mortenson's inspirational tale of how he brought schooling to 60,000 girls faces attack on CBS News

So, what will Katie Couric do next?

The doyenne of female newscasters is set to quit CBS – and Piers Morgan should be worried

CBS News coy on Couric 'departure'

CBS News has refused to confirm reports that presenter Katie Couric will be leaving once her contract is up on 4 June.

Sour note for man with golden voice

A feel-good story about a homeless man with a radio-voice from heaven has been soured by a war of words between two American broadcast networks.

Daniel Schorr: Unflinching broadcast journalist who became a thorn in the side for both the Soviet and US authorities

Among Daniel Schorr's many awards, distinctions and achievements as a journalist, one was surely unique. He was the only US reporter both to be expelled from Moscow for crossing a Soviet leader – and to feature as an officially designated "enemy" of an American President.

Archie Bland: Logan's run-in with Rolling Stone (and proper reporting)

How CBS chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan argued against objective reporting of the facts of the McChrystal case – and all the best things to read on the subject.

It's Showtime for compelling female roles

A US cable channel is challenging the male-dominated world of TV drama – and not before time, says Sarah Hughes

Two guys kissing set to steal the Super Bowl show

Next Sunday's football final will highlight an extra showdown: between liberals and the religious right

Judge refuses to dismiss David Letterman extortion case

A judge has refused to throw out the criminal case against a TV producer who is accused of trying to blackmail late-night TV host David Letterman.

CBS and Walt Disney 'may join US Apple TV venture'

Apple's plan of offering television subscription via the Internet might receive a boost with US media companies CBS and Walt Disney's probable participation in the venture, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday.

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William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

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Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
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Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Liverpool close in on Milner signing

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On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

On your feet!

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