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B&C BEYOND: MAY 30, 2011

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Late-night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel just couldn't contain his
sorrow and collaborated with R&B group Boyz II Men on a heartwarming tribute
to O, "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye (to Oprah Winfrey)," a gentle send-up of the
group's hit "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday."


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Ten year old shows that lose their biggest star and basically reboot are just not supposed to do what American Idol did Wednesday night, or all season for that matter. The Idol finale Wednesday night between that country kid and one of those blonde girls was up 9% in the demo over last year. And that is remarkable.

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Mark Haines Passes Away at 65

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Veteran journalist Mark Haines passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday evening. He was 65 years old.


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