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The Weekend Ticker: ’60 Minutes,’ The Onion, ‘Chained To My Ex’

  • Entertainment Weekly has named CBS newsmagaine “60 Minutes” one of its “Old Shows That Still Kick Ass.” “Expect 60 Minutes to outlive most of its audience,” the magazine quipped.

  • The Onion may be returning to TV, sort of. “The Onion News Network” may have been canceled, but CNBC reports that a new pilot, “a scripted comedy set behind the scenes of The Onion News Network,” has been picked up by Amazon. Visitors to Amazon.com will determine its fate as Amazon will pick up the shows that click with viewers.

  • Tonight at 9pmET, MSNBC will add a new program to its documentary block, “Chained To My Ex.” “Intervention” creator Sam Mettler and comedian Matt Ritter are behind the series, which profiles divorced couples who can’t move on with their lives.

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Oregon State Announcer Confirms He's The Man Eating A Napkin In YouTube Video

Oregon State University play-by-play announcer Mike Parker has come forward and confirmed a YouTube video of him eating a napkin while intoxicated at a Denny’s restaurant.

“The wrongdoing feels deep within the heart, whether there was anything illegal or not, I’m deeply ashamed for putting myself in a position,” Parker said Tuesday. “To be in that kind of state, and so obviously terribly impaired from the alcohol that I could not be aware of what I was doing, is very frightening. It’s embarrassing, it’s shameful, it’s humiliating.”

The video was posted on Feb. 12 and filmed in a Los Angeles-area Denny’s. It was brought to Parker’s attention by a co-worker. He admits to having “some long-standing issues with alcohol.” Read more