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More frequently than its rivals, Fox News picks up car chases from its local affiliates and airs them live. It’s gripping television, a live mystery with no clear resolution, and often provides a short-term ratings boost as viewers tune in to see how it ends. Critics say the chases themselves rarely rise to the level of national news. The Phoenix station was not airing the chase live when it ended.

Dion, Hudson, Usher join for Houston tribute

Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson and Usher will pay tribute to the late Whitney Houston in a one-hour TV special.

“We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston” will be taped Oct. 11 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live and will feature performances by Miss Dion, Miss Hudson and Usher. It will air Nov. 16 on CBS.

The Recording Academy announced Thursday that the special will also include Houston’s “most memorable performances” and interviews with various artists. More performers will be announced.

Houston died at age 48 in February. Authorities called her death an accidental drowning, complicated by heart disease and cocaine use.

A compilation album, “I Will Always Love You — The Best of Whitney Houston,” will be released Nov. 13.

‘Young & Restless’ actress nears 40 years on show

Betty White isn’t the only woman of a certain, ahem, older age still thriving on television.

Jeanne Cooper is right there with her.

Miss Cooper plays Katherine Chancellor on “The Young and the Restless,” which aired its 10,000th episode Thursday. She joined the CBS soap a few months after it debuted in March 1973, and is its longest-tenured cast member.

Miss Cooper, who turns 84 this month, shows no signs of slowing down.

She said last week: “What would I do? I’m no good at crocheting. My fingers would bleed.”

Like Miss White, who is 90, Miss Cooper authored a book about her career titled “Not Young, Still Restless.”

‘Friends’ writer-producer tries directing with Web show

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