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by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Wed Jan 2nd, 2013 at 12:37:45 PM EST
The LAist: Video: Local TV Station's Disastrous New Year's Eve Live Show

Local independent station KDOC-TV certainly started off 2013 with a bang, specifically in the form of the bomb known as "First Night," their live New Year's Eve programming.

Channel 56, based in the OC but hailing themselves as an L.A. station, put together a NYE show hosted by funnyman Jamie Kennedy, who seemed to struggle, along with most of the folks involved in the production, with the notion of live TV. Hence this compilation of fails via YouTube that includes the many f-bombs dropped live on air, the camera flubs, some "underboob" views, Macy Gray unable to tell time while on stage, and the final fail: a brawl.

Folks were pretty peeved about Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper's shenanigans on CNN, but their antics pale in comparison to this hot mess that aired here in L.A.

Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes
by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jan 3rd, 2013 at 02:14:56 AM EST
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keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Jan 3rd, 2013 at 03:39:34 AM EST
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Putin grants Gérard Depardieu Russian citizenship after tax row | World news | guardian.co.uk

Gérard Depardieu, the French actor who has been sparring with his native country over taxes, has been granted Russian citizenship.

A brief announcement on the Kremlin website said the president, Vladimir Putin, signed the citizenship grant on Thursday.

by Bernard (bernard) on Thu Jan 3rd, 2013 at 06:06:15 AM EST
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Ten full opening minutes on Pujadas' France 2 News this evening. Ten minutes of void.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Jan 3rd, 2013 at 04:01:55 PM EST
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