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Performer Martin Luther sings to the familiar tune of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” as he swoops in to “bag it up” — the artist’s hand shielded by a plastic doggie bag, of course. “Dog Doogity”, the new music video created by the Seattle-based Puget Sound Starts Here is a fresh approach to persuade people to pick up after...

LAUREL, Mont. — Exxon Mobil Corp. said Wednesday that it plans to use vacuum trucks to suck any remaining oil from a failed pipeline near Laurel that spilled an estimated 42,000 gallons of crude into the Yellowstone River. Geoff Craft, the company’s incident commander on the spill, said the use of the vacuum trucks should prevent any more oil from polluting...

‘Rescue Me’ is fast approaching its swansong. As the cast, crew and fans start to ponder life without the drama, it’s been revealed that creator Denis Leary is giving items — including his firefighter costume and tools — to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Executive producer Peter Tolan and actor Lenny Clarke (Teddy...

Watching Melissa McCarthy try to keep her composure announcing the 2011 Emmy Awards nominations after learning that she herself had also received a nod (for CBS’ ‘Mike & Molly’) was a delightful way to spend the morning, wasn’t it? But after the contenders were named and co-announcer Joshua Jackson (Fox’s ‘Fringe’) walked away...

Every year on Emmy nomination day, as soon as the list of nominees is released, I peruse the roster and start writing. I don’t read any reactions or stories until I’ve read the full list myself, so what follows are my first-blush reactions to seeing the list for the first time. As I said in my Emmy prediction piece, every year there are omissions that rankle...

We kind of think Craig Ferguson was just waiting for an invitation on ‘The Tonight Show’ (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS). He was sitting on the couch while Jay Leno was talking to Rose Byrne about her experience working on ‘Bridesmaids.’ When Byrne started talking about how Kristen Wiig took the ladies out for a night of bonding, that wound up at...

Blake Shelton has done a lot of talk shows throughout his long and successful career. But he’s never experienced a moment like he did on ‘Late Night’ (Weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC). He might have thought it odd when Jimmy Fallon told him he had a few more questions, but we know he was shocked when Fallon started asking them. Abrupty, and with the accompaniment...

  For probably the first time in her entire life, Victoria Chase wanted to be older on ‘Hot in Cleveland’ (Wed., 10PM ET on TV Land). She was trying for the lead part in a local production of ‘Driving Miss Daisy,’ but the director said she was too young for the part. Not to be outdone, Victoria decided to prove it to him by going deep into...

Netflix customers are making perhaps the most damning comparison a day after the rental service announced it was raising its prices: They’re saying Netflix is just like the cable guys. Seething blog posts and comments are piling up across the Web in reaction to a price hike that means customers who want access to DVDs as well as streaming video must now pay $15.98,...

For the past week, I’ve been running a small experiment. I’ve been mirroring most of my Twitter and Facebook posts to Google+ to see how the different communities respond. The result: Google+ makes me happier. The disclaimers: This is just me, your mileage may vary. Google+ is a still a new and closed system. These results may look very different in a month....