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October 27, 2008|By From Sun news services

'Saturday Night Live' star Poehler gives birth to son, Archie Arnett

Saturday Night Live won't be the same without Amy Poehler, who gave birth to a son hours before the Baby Mama star was to appear on the NBC show.

The live show's parody news anchor was missing from her spot alongside Seth Myers on "Weekend Update" because she gave birth earlier Saturday.

On behalf of Poehler and her husband, Will Arnett, "I can confirm that Amy gave birth to Archie Arnett on Saturday," read a statement from Poehler's spokesman, Lewis Kay.

The baby weighing 8 pounds, 1 ounce was born in the evening at a New York hospital.

Mother and child were "healthy and resting comfortably," according to the statement.

Olbermann and O'Reilly hit some milestones

Watch Bill O'Reilly and Keith Olbermann on the same night and you'll swear they're talking about two different presidential campaigns.

At 8 o'clock each weeknight, the two men survey the McCain-Obama competition from opposite mountaintops, as kings of cable's opinion class. They're the beneficiaries of an increased desire by news viewers to follow stories through their own ideological filters.

Things might quiet down after Election Day, but that trend isn't likely to be reversed.

O'Reilly, who announced last week that he had signed a multiyear contract to stick with Fox News Channel, is on pace to have his third-most-watched month ever with 4 million viewers a night. September was second. Fox has also locked up conservative prime-time star Sean Hannity to a contract extension.

Olbermann has hit milestones this month. On Oct. 14, he saw his largest audience since Countdown started in April 2003, and on Tuesday he had his biggest in a key youthful demographic.

Rachel Maddow, Olbermann's political soul mate, has been an instant hit since her 9 p.m. show started in September.

Trump loses lawsuit over book's sources

An author doesn't have to reveal his sources for a book in which he claimed Donald Trump's wealth was in the millions, not billions.

The ruling by a New Jersey appellate panel Friday reverses a 2006 decision to compel the disclosure.

Trump sued author Timothy O'Brien and Time Warner Book Group over the book TrumpNation: The Art of Being The Donald. It claimed Trump was worth between $150 million and $250 million.

Trump says the book damaged his reputation and argues that his fortune was closer to $2.7 billion.

Numerous publishers of books, magazines and newspapers had joined the appeal, as well as broadcasters and other media organizations, including the Associated Press.

BIRTHDAYS

Actress Ruby Dee, 84.

Actor-comedian John Cleese, 69.

Actor-director Roberto Benigni, 56.

Singer Simon LeBon of Duran Duran, 50.

Singer Scott Weiland, 41.

Singer Kelly Osbourne, 24.

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