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Andy Rooney, who delivered his last essay on “60 Minutes” three weeks ago, was in the hospital Tuesday after developing serious complications following surgery, the Associated Press reports.

CBS said the 92-year-old writer’s condition was stable and, at the request of his family, offered no other information about his medical problems or where he was hospitalized.

The three-time Emmy winner was a regular presence on television’s most popular newsmagazine. Since 1978, “A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney” wrapped up the Sunday-night program, often with a look at the absurdities of life and language.

Mr. Rooney could talk about what was in the news or what was in his closet. One of his Emmy Awards was for an essay about whether there was a real Mrs. Smith behind Mrs. Smith’s pies.

On Oct. 2, he delivered his 1,097th and final essay, saying it was a moment he had dreaded.

“I wish I could do this forever. I can’t, though,” he said.

Chaz Bono voted off ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Chaz Bono has gotten his walking papers on “Dancing With the Stars,” the Associated Press reports.

Tuesday’s edition of the hit ABC show marked the last dance for Mr. Bono. Despite his cheerful, spirited style, he had struggled from the beginning and came in last in the judges’ assessment the night before.

The transgender activist said he came on the program “to show America a different kind of man.”

Soccer star Hope Solo, who also was in jeopardy, avoided dismissal and will stay in contention. Six celebrities remain in the contest.

‘Person,’ ‘Unforgettable’ get full-season orders

CBS has given full-season orders to two of its new dramas, “Person of Interest” and “Unforgettable,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. The pair join the freshman comedy “2 Broke Girls” in CBS’ new fare earning back-nine pickup orders.

From executive producer J.J. Abrams, “Person of Interest” has performed well in its competitive 9 p.m. Thursday slot, averaging 9.5 million total viewers.

“Unforgettable,” starring Poppy Montgomery, regularly wins its Tuesday 10 p.m. slot in total viewers against established dramas including NBC’s “Parenthood” and ABC’s “Body of Proof.” Most recently, the procedural drew 11.9 million viewers.

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