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'The Simpsons' pokes fun at Karl Rove's election night behavior

Breathe easy, Fox News — you weren’t explicitly singled out for mockery on this week’s post-election episode of The Simpsons. Karl Rove, on the other hand, wasn’t quite so lucky.

Fox’s long-running comedy mocked the Republican strategist last night with a chalkboard gag that alluded to Rove’s election night meltdown. The sentence Bart was forced to write over and over during his latest detention: “I will not concede the election till Karl Rove gives me permission.” Here’s video:

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Does Mitt Romney's loss mean Jason Sudeikis will leave 'SNL'?

Four more years… of Jay Pharoah on Saturday Night Live! Barack Obama’s reelection all but ensures that SNL‘s talented impressionist will enjoy job security through at least 2016. But the status of Pharoah’s sparring buddy is a lot less certain. Mitt Romney’s big loss could easily mean that Jason Sudeikis will soon go the way of Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg, two longtime SNL cast members who exited the show at the end of last season. Sure, Sudeikis also plays Obama’s vice president — but can we really expect him to stick around just to occasionally caricature Joe Biden?

Rumors about Sudeikis’s impending departure began flying last spring and intensified over the summer — especially after Sudeikis himself hinted he was on his way out in interviews with Men’s Journal, Rolling Stone, and the L.A. Times. But in September, NBC confirmed that Sudeikis was sticking around for Saturday Night Live‘s 38th season — or, at least, the first half of it. “Right now the idea is that Jason will go through at least until January,” Lorne Michaels told the New York Times. Sudeikis became a featured player on SNL in 2005.

If he does say “adios” in early 2013, Sudeikis won’t be the first cast member to exit SNL mid-season.  READ FULL STORY

Diane Sawyer's election night performance spurs jokes from Twitterverse

Diane Sawyer’s Election Night performance left some viewers asking if she had begun celebrating Tuesday’s election a bit early.

Co-anchoring ABC News’ coverage, the veteran journalist struck a different manner from her practiced, straight-news-delivering style.

Sawyer spoke more slowly than usual while seeming to prop herself on outstretched arms at the anchor desk she shared with George Stephanopoulos. READ FULL STORY

'South Park' makes bold election prediction with Wednesday's ep, titled 'Obama Wins!'

Who will lead the United States for the next four years? We won’t know for sure until tomorrow night — but according to Trey Parker and Matt Stone, President Obama should expect to achieve victory. Well, on South Park, anyway.

Comedy Central revealed today that the animated comedy’s next episode, which airs the day after the election, is titled “Obama Wins!” But don’t take this as a sign that Parker and Stone have gotten liberal in their old age. The pair has spent 16 seasons gleefully skewering targets from all over the political spectrum, resisting easy labels like “reactionary” or “progressive.” (This is how Stone summed up their political beliefs in 2001: “I hate conservatives but I really f—ing hate liberals.”)

South Park‘s 2008 election episode avoided political commentary altogether, mocking voters from both parties for overreacting to the contest’s results. The episode also posited that the election was actually an elaborate smokescreen built to conceal Obama and John McCain’s true goal: stealing the Hope Diamond from the Smithsonian.

The bottom line: We should definitely take “Obama Wins!” with a grain of salt. Here’s a tantalizingly brief clip from the episode, which reveals how Eric Cartman may hold the key to the election’s outcome:

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'Fox and Friends' accuses NBC of using hurricane benefit concert to boost Obama

Is NBC’s upcoming Hurricane Sandy telethon truly a benefit for victims of the superstorm — or is it actually a stealth benefit for Barack Obama?

The latter — according to Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy and guest host Eric Bolling — is a distinct possibility. During today’s episode, both questioned why NBC’s affiliates are airing the benefit tonight rather than waiting for New York City to “get its feet under itself”; Bolling called NBC’s timing “more than suspect.” Later, he elaborated: “This just seems like a rush job because the election is gonna be [in] three days.”

Both Bolling and Doocy also pointed out that three of the benefit’s headliners — Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, and Billy Joel — are vocal Obama supporters. “Where are the conservative performers?” wondered Doocy. (Maybe Meat Loaf will make an appearance?)

The bottom line, in Doocy’s words — “Is it a hurricane benefit or a concert for Obama?” See the clip here:

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'The Simpsons': Watch Mr. Burns endorse Mitt Romney -- VIDEO

The following will come as good news to those in Mitt Romney’s camp who’ve been wanting him to shore up the geriatric-billionaire vote: Mr. Burns from The Simpsons has come out in support of the former Massachusetts governor less than a week before the 2012 Presidential election!

Check out this video from The Simpsons, in which the ruthless tycoon tries to spin his case for Romney. Turns out, he’s not concerned about the “47 percent” tape or “the tax returns that Wesley Snipe would call suspicious,” but rather the tale of a certain Romney family pet who saw part of our great country from the roof of a car. After you watch, feel free to tell us your choice for 2012: Broccoli Obama, Meat Romney, or a write-in for Mayor Quimby? (We already know how Homer voted.)

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'Daily Show' and 'Colbert Report' announce live election-night plans

The Daily Show and The Colbert Report were a day late during the political debates, taping their shows before the evening festivities. But they’re not playing around when it comes to Election Day. Both shows will air live on Tuesday night, as the election results come in. The Daily Show is promoting their 11 p.m. ET coverage as “Election Night 2012: This Ends Now,” with Stewart leading his team in analyzing the state-by-state returns. At 11:30, The Colbert Report’s “Election 2012: A Nation Votes, Ohio Decides; The Re-Presidenting of America: Who Will Replace Obama? ‘012!” will welcome political pundit Andrew Sullivan for his take on the election results.

Both shows will also be simulcast on MTV’s Times Square JumboTron, stream live on comedycentral.com, iOS and Android enabled devices, Xbox consoles and through The Daily Show Headlines App.

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MTV to air live interview with President Obama

MTV says it will air a live 30-minute interview with President Barack Obama across its various networks and platforms on Friday at 5 p.m. Eastern time and on tape delay at 5 p.m. Pacific time.

Viewers are being invited to submit questions for the president on MTV’s Facebook page. MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway will interview Obama at the White House, while Andrew Jenks will be reporting from a Washington-area college campus.

MTV hopes many questions will focus on issues important to young voters, such as jobs and the cost of college.

The interview will air on five different networks, MTV.com and its mobile platform.

Spokeswoman Janice Gatti says the network has reached out to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for a similar special, but hasn’t gotten a response.

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Barack Obama to visit Jay Leno on Wednesday

President Barack Obama will be sitting down with Jay Leno on the set of The Tonight Show Wednesday, less than two weeks before Election Day.

NBC says Wednesday night’s appearance will be Obama’s fifth on The Tonight Show, his third since he became president.

Obama has been making the late-night rounds as the presidential campaign has picked up steam. He was on CBS’ Late Show With David Letterman last month, and chatted with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show last week.

Mitt Romney has avoided the late-night talk shows since he became the Republican party’s presidential nominee. But his wife, Ann, did appear on The Tonight Show last month.

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Mitt Romney cancels 'View' appearance

Mitt Romney is breaking Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s heart!

Gov. Romney will not be appearing on The View this Thursday, as his campaign had previously announced. His wife Ann will instead be interviewed by herself.

On Monday’s show, Barbara Walters said, “Gov. Romney was supposed to be on with us this Thursday with Ann Romney. We were looking forward to it. Over the weekend, his people said that he had scheduling problems and would not be coming on with us. Nor at this point did he feel that he could reschedule. We are happy to have Mrs. Romney on with us. We are sorry that we won’t have Governor Romney and that’s the situation…He can change his mind and we hope he does. It would be our pleasure to have him on the program.”

For those that had their heart set on seeing a presidential candidate on TV this Thursday, have no fear. President Obama will visit The Daily Show with Jon Stewart that night.

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President Obama will appear on 'Daily Show' next week

President Obama will be Jon Stewart’s guest on The Daily Show next Thursday, Oct. 18, the Comedy Central program announced Friday.

This will mark the President’s sixth time on the late-night show, and his second since his election. He was last on the show in October 2010.

President Obama will have just finished his second debate against Mitt Romney on Tuesday; perhaps the duo can compare notes. Stewart just finished his own debate against Bill O’Reilly.

Mitt Romney has never appeared on The Daily Show.

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Ann Romney to guest-host 'Good Morning America'

Katie Couric, Oprah Winfrey, and Chris Rock are already on tap to fill in for GMA‘s Robin Roberts while she recovers from a bone marrow transplant. Now another name has joined their ranks: Ann Romney, dressage enthusiast and wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

According to the Associated Press, Ann will host from the anchor desk during Good Morning America‘s 8 a.m. hour next Wednesday, Oct. 10. ABC tells EW that the potential first lady is technically a special guest host rather than a replacement for Roberts, though she will be sitting in Roberts’ spot next to George Stephanopoulos. ABC is trying to arrange a similar guest-hosting stint for First Lady Michelle Obama, though her schedule may not allow for it.

Romney’s GMA appearance comes in the wake of Wednesday’s first presidential debate, widely believed to have been a convincing win for her husband. It will also occur one day before the vice-presidential debate in Danville, Ky.

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'Parks & Recreation' stars make Obama ad

NBC’s Parks and Recreation stars Adam Scott and Rashida Jones are putting their talent to work for Barack Obama.

The duo have shot a Obama campaign video for the president’s YouTube channel encouraging Iowans to take advantage of early voting starting Sept. 27. “If you vote early, Election Day is wide open,” Scott says in the video. “You can do whatever you want … You can totally chill hardcore with your bros.”

“You can just crack a brewski and watch the game,” Jones says. Or, they note, you can volunteer for the Obama campaign. Check out their seemingly improvisational riffing, below: READ FULL STORY

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