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♦ Alan Colmes, the "liberal" who supposedly serves as co-host of Hannity & Colmes with Sean Hannity, is leaving the Fox News program at the end of the year. [HuffPo]
♦ A daily news program hosted by Christiane Amanpour is in the works at CNN. [NYT]
♦ Despite screwing up nearly everything he touches, NBC golden boy Ben Silverman may see his contract renewed in the next few weeks. [NYM]
USA Today has announced plans to cut staff. [E&P]
Twilight was No. 1 at the box office this weekend, raking in $70.5 mil. [LAT]
Forbes is not being sold to a shady Russian billionaire. [SAI]

♦ Sarah Palin's feeling very popular! Says her spokesman: "Barbara Walters called me. George Stephanopoulos called me. I've had multiple conversations with producers for Oprah, Letterman, Leno and The Daily Show." [NYDN]
♦ In the event you're still jonesing for more info on Rachel Maddow, Newsweek has another profile of the MSNBC star in this week's issue. [Newsweek]
♦ Luxury brands are cutting back on their ad budgets, not surprisingly. [NYT]
♦ Things are looking bleak for David Pecker: AMI, which controls titles like the National Enquirer and Star, has a week to make an interest payment or risk defaulting on its debt. [WWD]
♦ You can probably guess the reason for this news: GM is parting ways with Tiger Woods, its very pricey spokesman. [Adrants]
♦ Fox's 24 returned to the air on Sunday night and drew 12 million viewers to its two-hour movie. [NYT]