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Shepard Smith Gets Doused, Challenges Rachel Maddow to do the Same

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Shepard Smith got doused, all for a good cause.

The Fox News anchor was challenged to get two buckets of ice cold water dumped on him to raise money for the Kay Yow Foundation, named for the North Carolina State women’s basketball coach who died of  breast cancer in 2009.

Part of the challenge is to pass it on. So before he got all wet, Smith challenged three others to do the same. They include former Ole Miss and Arizona Diamonbacks star David Dellucci, Detroit Tigers star Joba Chamberlain and MSNBC host Rachel Maddow.

If they do it, Smith will give $50 each to the charity. If they don’t, they have to pony up $250. What’s it going to be, Rachel?

Watch the dousing of Shep, after the jump…

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Ron Franklin Sues ESPN For Wrongful Termination

Announcer Ron Franklin has filed a lawsuit against ESPN for wrongful termination in his home city of Austin, Texas.

Franklin confirmed the report to Michael McCarthy of the USA Today but declined to comment on how much he’s seeking in damages or details of the lawsuit.

Earlier this month, Franklin was pulled from a radio broadcast after making derogatory comments towards colleague Jeannie Edwards.

Two days after the story broke, Franklin was fired from ESPN after 25 years.

Maria Bartiromo Brings the Yankees & Red Sox Together…Or Was it the Gadgets?

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CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo talks with the New York Yankees’ Joba Chamberlain and the Boston Red Sox David Ortiz during today’s Closing Bell at the CES in Las Vegas.

We spent some time this afternoon at the NBC Universal booth at CES. Several NBC properties are represented here: NBC.com, the NBC stations, the affiliate news service NewsChannel as well as NBC News and CNBC. Lester Holt will co-anchor the Saturday Today show. And Maria Bartiromo is here to anchor Closing Bell and her weekend Wall St. Journal Report.

We caught up with Bartiromo on the CNBC set in the middle of the action and talked about how the recession is affecting the consumer electronics industry and why NBCU has chosen to spend big bucks (this year’s booth is twice as big as last year’s) to be the broadcast sponsor: