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Fixture on Cable News Channel Leaves the Network TheWrap

A familiar face on one of the cable news channels is off the network. TheWrap.com reports the departure of longtime entertainment reporter A.J. Hammer from CNN-owned HLN.

The report quotes a spokesperson for HLN saying: “A.J.'s moved on to other pursuits. We wish him only the best."

Hammer hosted the HLN entertainment magazine "Showbiz Tonight" from 2005 until its cancellation in February. Since then he has been covering the entertainment beat for HLN and CNN.

He previously hosted Court TV's "Hollywood Heat," a crime and entertainment program, from 2001-2005.

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