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The hottest TV and reality TV stories this week

June 24, 2011 at 7:46 PM ET

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Readers couldn't get enough of Jon Stewart and his appearance on Fox News.

Gene who? Last week, readers couldn't get enough of Kiss bassist Gene Simmons and the sad state of his union. By this week, you had had enough of the depressing stuff and moved on to something a bit lighter.

The winner? Funnyman Jon Stewart!

His appearance on "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace drew a lot of eyeballs, perhaps because he called the the host "insane." To be sure, it was no light conversation. The two sparred about media bias, with Wallace pointing out that Fox viewers were "getting somebody who tells the other side of the story," and Stewart calling them "the most consistently misinformed" viewers.

But the clicks for Stewart didn't end there. Readers were eager for more, and they got it. Stewart wasn't very pleased with his appearance on Fox, you see, but it wasn't because of what he said or didn't say. It was how the cable news network edited his appearance. "I suggest you look at the unedited version online, w here my emotional states don't seem to change so arbitrarily," Stewart said on his show.

Beyond Stewart, readers went nuts for "Toddlers & Tiaras," which is no surprise. The latest outrage? A mom defending having her little daughter waxed for beauty pageants. Also of interest were the end of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," and NBC getting closer to casting "L&O: SVU's" replacement for departing star Christopher Meloni.

Here's how the stories stacked up:

  1. Jon Stewart to Fox's Chris Wallace: 'You're insane'
  2. 'Toddlers & Tiaras' mom defends painful waxing
  3. Jon Stewart strikes back at 'Fox News Sunday' interview
  4. Stars couldn't save 'Criminal Intent'
  5. Report: 'SVU' narrows down Meloni's replacement

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