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  • Bill Maher calls Rachel Maddow's tax scoop 'a Help Trump Burger'

    03/18/2017 5:40:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | March 18, 2017 | Nick Romano
    Rachel Maddow’s scoop on Trump’s tax returns sparked a media frenzy and left many disappointed over the hype after her report aired on MSNBC Tuesday night. On Friday’s Real Time, Bill Maher said it all amounted to “a Help Trump Burger.” “Liberals have to be so careful these days. I’m a big fan of Rachel Maddow, I want her on the air, but you can be a fan of somebody and not like everything they do,” he told guest panelists Barney Frank, a former Massachusetts congressman, and author Andrew Sullivan. “And this week she hypes — which is okay —...
  • NBC fuming over Maddow’s Trump tax scoop

    03/16/2017 6:18:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Page Six ^ | March 15, 2017 | Carlos Greer
    MSNBC’s big “Trump tax return” scoop has caused friction between the cable news network and parent NBC, according to insiders. “[MSNBC] announced it on Twitter, and [NBC] found out when [the general public] did,” said a source. “[MSNBC president] Phil Griffin was trying to undermine [NBC News president] Noah Oppenheim. There was never a conversation. They overplayed their hand in a huge way.” Host Rachel Maddow teased the story on Twitter, then withheld the story till later in her program, revealing in a big ­anticlimax that Trump paid $38 million in taxes in 2005. “It’s their cable network, but it’s...
  • Trump pulled the rug from underneath Rachel Maddow’s great big tax scoop

    03/14/2017 7:34:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 14, 2017 | Carlos Garcia
    President Trump may have pulled the most epic political trolling since, well since the last time he did something like this to a political opponent. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow was set to release a big scoop about Trump’s taxes Tuesday, when the White House went and released them right before her show began. Here was the announcement of the scoop that set the political world aflutter from Rachel Maddow’s Twitter account: (TWEET-AT-LINK) She later added the clarification explaining what she had in her possession, writing, “What we’ve got is from 2005… the President’s 1040 form… details to come tonight 9PM ET,...
  • SNL is the Worst Show on Television

    03/13/2017 5:40:59 AM PDT · by davikkm · 53 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    Saturday Night Live made media headlines last night after their flagrant attack on First Daughter, Ivanka Trump. Scarlett Johansson starred as Ivanka, while the narrator slammed her as “complicit” in the perceived wrongdoings of her father. “She’s a woman who knows what she wants and knows what she’s doing.” The ad continued by making satirical, sarcastic remarks about Ivanka being a feminist and a champion for women before ending with Johansson running out of a gold door. The skit was in very poor taste, lacking class and humor. It reeked of liberals who resent powerful, strong women, which is an...
  • Coming to a TV Near You: Trump’s America

    03/11/2017 12:20:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 11, 2017 | Rachel Witkin
    Tales detailing the plight of America's disillusioned middle class and the realities of life in the rural United States are making their way to a TV near you. Sitcom writers are now grappling with how to best reflect the slice of the electorate that voted for Donald Trump, and delve into the deep cultural and political divides exposed during the 2016 presidential race, according to television and film experts. The television industry will likely start developing new shows based on this political reality later in the year or early next year, said Eric Deggans, an award-winning author and television critic...
  • Jimmy Kimmel Expertly Trolls Donald Trump During Oscars, Tweeting ‘U Up?’

    02/26/2017 9:30:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 26, 2017 | Bill Bradley
    For a show that started out with a song from “Trolls,” we should’ve known this was coming. While hosting the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday, Jimmy Kimmel took trolling to the next level, tweeting at President Donald Trump during the show. Slightly miffed that Trump hadn’t yet tweeted about the show at roughly the halfway mark — despite Kimmel’s repeated shots at the new president — the host took the initiative and tweeted at Trump, “u up?”(continued)
  • Tucker’s guest to Trump: ‘Way more people have protested than were at your Nazi inaguration’

    02/22/2017 3:37:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 22, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Fireworks abound during Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News Monday night when he invited Sunsara Taylor, an organizer with Refuse Fascism, to discuss the organization’s manifesto. Refuse doesn’t mince words, describing the Trump administration as illegitimate and having roots in misogyny, white supremacy, and warmongering. Oh, and they hate women and deny science. For the good of humanity, we must all resist this fascist regime that has control of nuclear weapons. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Taylor went right into it with Tucker who initially asked if this is a fascist administration, how could it be that she could be on his show, alluding...
  • America’s 2016 Declaration Of Independence

    02/21/2017 9:29:26 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/21/17 | Dave Merrick
    President is the TARGET of the most dangerous group of EXTREMISTS on earth: our liberal press, television/entertainment The left’s HATRED of Donald Trump has gone beyond ‘art form’ and has progressed into a sick competition to win approval from fellow Trump haters and the liberal news-media/entertainment industry that have invented the new sport of Trump HATE. It’s quite obvious that the object of that HATE is to chastise the Donald and anyone who dared to act like a FREE AMERICAN. Just as I had diagrammed it in my last article, Trump HATE is gaining momentum with each morning’s freshly disparaging...
  • Lena Dunham “The View” Video: Watch Donald Trump, “Girls” Interview

    02/10/2017 9:34:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Gossip Cop ^ | February 10, 2017 | Shari Weiss
    Lena Dunham appeared on “The View” on Friday to promote “Girls,” but ended up talking a lot about Donald Trump. Check out the video below. After Dunham was welcomed to the stage, Joy Behar brought Trump up right away, saying how, as a Hillary Clinton supporter, the actress took the election results hard. She admitted, “I found the night of the election to be so shocking and traumatizing, and if I felt that way, imagine how the people who are so at-risk at this country right now must have felt.” She added, “If a rich white girl who’s on television...
  • Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz Debate Lifts CNN to Ratings Victory Over Fox News

    02/08/2017 6:18:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Yahoo! Television ^ | February 8, 2017 | Brian Flood, The Wrap
    Perhaps younger viewers are getting tired of round-the-clock Donald Trump coverage, as CNN’s “Debate Night: The Future of Obamacare” was the most-watched cable news program among the key news demo of adults age 25-54 on Tuesday night. CNN’s Jake Tapper and Dana Bash moderated the debate between Senators Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz, which averaged 2.46 million viewers and 932,000 viewers among the key demo. During the time of the debate, CNN beat Fox News by 29 percent in the demo while crushing MSNBC by 124 percent. CNN’s debate kicked off at 9 p.m. ET as news regarding President Trump’s...
  • Have We Reached Peak Hissy Fit With The Late Night Hosts?

    01/31/2017 6:38:19 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 21 replies
    HotAir ^ | January 31, 2017 | Duane Patterson
    I admit it. I’m a night owl. Producing the Hugh Hewitt Show, and for decades well before that, going back to the Johnny Carson era, I’ve had a weak spot for late night television. I can look past the 10:1 ratio between jokes at Republicans’ expense versus Democrats’ expense. That bias, like virtually all mainstream media bias, is chronic and will not go away anytime soon. That said, last night, James Corden on CBS’ Late Late Show took it to a whole new level…by leaving the country in order to “protest” the Trump executive order on immigrant travel. Last week,...
  • Mike Connors, ‘Mannix’ Star, Dies at 91

    01/26/2017 7:01:44 PM PST · by PallMal · 74 replies
    Variety ^ | January 26, 2017 | Pat Saperstein
    Mike Connors, best known for playing detective Joe Mannix on 1960s and ’70s show “Mannix,” died Thursday in Tarzana, Calif. He was 91.
  • Donald Trump To Interrupt LGBTQ Miniseries ‘When We Rise’ On ABC

    01/25/2017 5:14:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | January 25, 2017 | Lisa de Moraes
    ABC has had to re-schedule its LGBT miniseries When We Rise to make room for President Donald Trump. File this under “Ironic.” Earlier this month, ABC announced it would schedule its groundbreaking miniseries across four consecutive nights, for maximum impact: February 27-March 2, from 9-11 PM each night. But yesterday, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced at a news conference at the Capitol that he had invited President Donald Trump to address a joint session of Congress on February 28 (First addresses by a newly elected POTUS to the joint session of Congress are not officially called State of the Union...
  • The SNL Writer Suspended For Her Barron Trump Tweet Just Got Offered A New Job

    01/24/2017 5:35:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Good Magazine ^ | January 24, 2017 | Penn Collins
    Normally when a comedy writer creates a viral tweet, it’s a small success. But that certainly wasn’t the case on Friday when Katie Rich fired off a quickly-deleted tweet that didn’t just divide people among political lines – it seemed to split the world of comedy as well. Amid the ceremony and chatter taking place during Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Saturday Night Live writer tweeted....
  • VANITY-Cordcutter Advice on Roku 3

    01/22/2017 7:27:17 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 72 replies
    Looking for advice on finally ditching very expensive Direct TV with hundreds of channels I DON'T watch.
  • Kevin O'Leary makes late entry into Conservative leadership race (Shark Tank/Dragon's Den)

    01/18/2017 10:37:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | January 18, 2017 | Janyce McGregor
    It's finally official: Kevin O'Leary will run to become leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. After months of flirting with the idea, he picked the morning after the French leadership debate and used a video on his Facebook page to declare his candidacy. "You know why? I listened to you," he said in the video posted Wednesday, thanking the "40,000" Canadians he said went to his website and encouraged him to enter the race....
  • VANITY - How should I watch the Inauguration?

    01/18/2017 9:20:56 AM PST · by MV=PY · 65 replies
    n/a | August 19, 2016 | Me
    I don't watch TV news, but I want to watch the inauguration on Friday. What station should I watch? Thanks Freepers!
  • BREAKING: Bob Beckel Returns to Fox News and The Five

    01/16/2017 8:45:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 16, 2017 | Justin Baragona
    Fox News has re-signed Bob Beckel to be a co-host of The Five. Juan Williams will remain a Fox News contributor across all programs and continue appear on the program. Beckel parted ways with Fox News in the middle of 2015, with the network at that time stating that they could no longer be held “hostage to one man’s personal issues.” This followed Beckel spending several months recovering from surgery and being in rehab for an addiction to painkillers. In today’s announcement, Fox News Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch said “Bob was missed by many fans of The Five and we’re...
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  • ‘Submissive Princess’ Lena Dunham Wears a Dog Collar In Bizarre Social Media Post

    01/09/2017 5:51:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Heat Street ^ | January 8, 2017 | Staff
    Lena Dunham’s post-election meltdown is showing no signs of letting up in the new year. The woke celebrity continues to express her anguish at the election of “terrifying” “predator” Donald Trump by doing gross, bizarre things and documenting them on social media. Over the weekend, for example, Dunham posted a photo of herself wearing a dog collar on her Instagram account, which currently has almost 3 million followers. In the accompanying caption, Dunham acknowledged that the black studded collar, which features the phrase “I [heart] L D,” was meant for a dog. But that didn’t stop her from wearing it....
  • NBC’s gorgeous Emerald City is a Wizard Of Oz that’s neither great nor powerful

    01/07/2017 12:26:51 PM PST · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    The A.V. Club ^ | January 6, 2017 | Erik Adams
    The Scarecrow isn't a scarecrow, but he is introduced in a crucifixion pose. The tin man isn't The Tin Man, either, but he is the result of a horrifying, Frankenstein-style experiment. The lions aren't cowardly--the citizens of Oz speak of them as if they'll tear your throat out. The Munchkins have swapped out dandy fashions for tribal facepaint. The Wicked Witch Of The West runs a brothel. Welcome to Emerald City, the dark reimagining of L. Frank Baum's Oz stories that debuts on NBC after a nearly three-and-a-half-year trek down the yellow-brick development road.
  • MSNBC hires Greta Van Susteren for evening show

    01/05/2017 11:41:19 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 5, 2017 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC says it has hired former Fox News host Greta Van Susteren to host a daily, Washington-based news program at the dinner hour. Just like Tucker Carlson, who Fox named as Megyn Kelly’s prime-time replacement on Thursday, Van Susteren completes the cable news hat trick: hosting shows on CNN, Fox and MSNBC. Her show will air at 6 p.m. ET.
  • Reality TV's Omarosa hired for Trump's White House outreach

    01/03/2017 5:13:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    KETV-TV ^ | January 3, 2017 | Julie Bykowicz and Julie Pace , The Associated Press
    A memorable contestant in the first season of "The Apprentice," Manigault is expected to join President-elect Donald Trump's White House staff, according to two people familiar with the decision. Her job is expected to focus on public engagement. Manigault was one of Trump's most prominent African-American supporters during the campaign and has been working with his transition team. Her effusive praise of Trump has at times drawn criticism....
  • The story behind the sudden cancellation of Adult Swim’s Trump-loving comedy show

    12/23/2016 9:41:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Post's Lifestyle ^ | December 23, 2016 | David Weigel
    Every Thursday, the actor, comedian and producer Tim Heidecker hosts open-line “office hours.” Fans of his absurdist comedy, most of which runs on Time Warner’s Adult Swim network, call in to talk. On most days, they run the gamut from fans to superfans. But on Dec. 8, Heidecker took a call from Sam Hyde, the face of the comedy troupe Million Dollar Extreme. Its own Adult Swim series, “World Peace,” had been scrapped after a six-episode run. “Didn’t you want the show canceled?” asked Hyde. “Didn’t you campaign against our show?” For 12 minutes, live on Facebook, Hyde mocked Heidecker’s...
  • Samantha Bee and Glenn Beck Find Common Ground Against Trumpism

    12/20/2016 4:33:58 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/20/2016 | THR Staff
    "I watch you. I believe you actually don't want to do damage," Beck told Bee. "As a guy who has done damage, I don't want to do anymore damage." Samantha Bee invited Glenn Beck on Full Frontal in an effort to reach across the aisle, wear Christmas sweaters and get to know somebody with a completely different audience than her own. "Glenn and I put on our Christmas sweaters and got to work on healing the nation," said Bee in her introduction, where she talked about how Beck has recently been reaching out to the media to "apologize for his...
  • Norman Lear Sitcoms ‘All in the Family,’ ‘The Jeffersons’ Being Eyed by Sony for Reboots

    12/19/2016 2:30:15 PM PST · by Red Badger · 78 replies
    variety.com ^ | December 16, 2016 | 07:00PM PT | Senior TV Reporter Daniel Holloway
    Sony Pictures Television is in very early stages of rebooting several classic sitcoms from TV legend Norman Lear as miniseries — including “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons,” and “Good Times” — Variety has learned exclusively. The idea currently being discussed by Lear and Sony executives would be to have new actors recreate classic episodes of the shows, working from the original scripts, and package them as short, six-episode anthologies. The scripts would be treated similar to plays being mounted in new productions. “There is some talk about doing some of the original shows, redoing them with today’s stars,” Lear...
  • Salon Celebrates Christmas With TV’s Top 10 Abortions Of 2016

    12/19/2016 6:01:45 AM PST · by kevcol · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | December 18, 2016 | Blake Neff
    In another entry, Williams lauds “the spoiled, immature, occasionally stabby Lindsay” from the show “You’re The Worst” for doing the mature thing and getting herself “an ‘abo-bo'” after lunch with a friend. . . . The top slot, though, goes to defeated presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for defending abortion during the third presidential debate, while Williams slams President-elect Donald Trump for his allegedly-ignorant attack on third-trimester abortions.
  • Donald Trump says U.S. doesn't make TVs anymore

    12/16/2016 6:58:35 PM PST · by central_va · 123 replies
    Politifact.com ^ | 3/14/16 | W. Fiske
    We have re-rated the statement as True and removed the older report from Trump's Truth-O-Meter record. TRUE
  • Bernard Fox, Who Played Dr. Bombay on 'Bewitched,' Dies at 89

    12/14/2016 5:16:20 PM PST · by DFG · 53 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/14/2016 | Mike Barnes
    he Welshman also was known for his role on 'Hogan's Heroes,' and he appeared in two Titanic films released 39 years apart. Bernard Fox, the character actor with a European flair who is perhaps best known for playing the womanizing witch doctor Dr. Bombay on the ABC series Bewitched, died Wednesday. He was 89. The Welshman, who portrayed the bumbling Colonel Crittendon on another popular 1960s sitcom, CBS' Hogan's Heroes, died of heart failure at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, Calif., publicist Harlan Boll announced.
  • Post-Election, Trump's Earned Media Soars

    12/09/2016 10:50:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Media Post ^ | December 9, 2016 | Wayne Friedman
    Now that he is President-elect -- and, in part, because of its surprised victory -- Donald Trump’s earned media value, already at high levels, has soared to even better results. For the month of November, Trump's overall earned media value was $752.6 million -- up over 32% from his total of $568.5 million in October, according to earned media research mediaQuant. Trump’s numbers in September were $460 million; and for August, $483 million. Earned media is defined as press interviews and appearances on all media, including TV, radio, online and print publications. By way of comparison, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary...
  • ROKU Users and non-ROKU users

    12/08/2016 11:02:38 PM PST · by V K Lee · 12 replies
    New channels and a new platform are now coming on line. As an ongoing leap into streaming channels, a new platform has been added recently to Roku INSTANT TV This is being added slowly, piece meal, and is an ongoing process We first found the individual stations before knowing of INSTANT TV. Being inquisitive, checked further and found the following This information and a few small bugs lead me to believe the total process is still in progress. Here is the ROKU blog which is received on a regular basis https://blog.roku.com/ Some of the channels available with this platform can...
  • CNBC wants to bring you more Trump with ‘Apprentice’ repeats

    12/06/2016 8:43:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 6, 2016 | Claire Atkinson
    Can’t get enough of President-elect Donald Trump on all the news networks and comedy shows? Well, cable business network CNBC is working on a solution. The Comcast-owned unit is in talks to air the long-running reality series “The Apprentice,” which made the real estate mogul a TV star, The Post has learned. “It’s going to CNBC,” a well-placed source revealed. “The deal is not quite done yet,” this person added, saying talks are continuing....
  • Wikileaks: Colbert Report took orders from Clinton group

    12/06/2016 7:14:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | December 6, 2016 | Ryan Girdusky
    Stephen Colbert’s role as the conservative newsman on the Comedy Central hit show, The Colbert Report, was a prime source of news for many millennials. It was also a chief avenue of propaganda for the Clintons years before Hillary ran for president. Wikileaks revealed on Tuesday that Colbert and his team at Comedy Central were making episodes at the request or order of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) back in April of 2013. Craig Minassian of the Clinton group e-mailed John Podesta, the close ally and future campaign manager for Hillary, to see if he saw a specific episode of...
  • Pearl Harbor: The Truth Preview

    12/04/2016 11:38:19 AM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    History ^ | December 4, 2016
    Pearl Harbor: The Truth Preview TV-PG Watch a preview for “Pearl Harbor: The Truth,” premiering Sunday, December 4, at 10/9c. HISTORY Honors Pearl Harbor. Duration: 0m 30s
  • TV Great Grant Tinker Dies, Former CEO Of NBC Was 90

    11/30/2016 9:47:53 AM PST · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    Deadline ^ | November 30, 2016 | Nellie Andreeva
    Grant Tinker, former chairman and CEO of NBC, died on Tuesday, Nov. 29. He was  90. In 1969, Tinker and his then-wife, actress Mary Tyler Moore, launched MTM Enterprises. The company became an indie powerhouse, producing such popular series as the ground-breaking The Mary Tyler Moore Show, starring Moore, Rhoda, The Bob Newhart Show, WKRP in Cincinnati, Hill Street Blues and St. Elsewhere. In 1981, Tinker left to become chairman and CEO of  then-last-place network NBC. There, guided by his famous motto “First be best, then be first,” Tinker, with Brandon Tartikoff as his entertainment president, spearheaded a ratings turnaround...
  • TV reporter fired after writing Facebook post praising Trump

    11/18/2016 10:07:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 18, 2016 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Texas television reporter is out of a job after she criticized President Obama and praised President-elect Donald Trump on her personal Facebook page — claiming the country went “downhill” under the outgoing commander-in-chief. Scarlett Fakhar said she was recently canned from her local news gig at Fox in Houston for posting last week that she was “happy and relieved” over Trump’s unexpected White House win. Fakhar had said in the post, which has since been deleted, that Obama made the “entire county hate one another” and claimed God “had a hand” in the election. She also said she could...
  • VANITY Google Pining for the Days of Walter Cronkite?

    11/04/2016 11:52:51 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 30 replies
    google.com
    Seems Google is paying homage to the "great" Walter Cronkite's birthday. Father of the mainstream liberal media. Must be pining for the days before the internet and alternate media exposed the press for what they were; completely in the tank for dems as they are right down to today.
  • Pivot TV Shuts Down: Why Participant Media’s Millennial Cable Network Couldn’t Survive

    10/31/2016 8:53:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    IndieWire ^ | 10/31/2016 | Michael Schneider
    Pivot just couldn’t pivot fast enough. The small cable channel shuts down on Monday, ending its short life with the film “Good Night, and Good Luck,” the 2005 movie about Edward R. Murrow produced by Pivot owner Participant Media. The movie’s title is an appropriate farewell for Pivot, and perhaps also serves as a message for the cable industry in general — as more networks face an uncertain future in the wake of so-called “skinny bundles” (cable packages with fewer channels) and the growth of cord-cutting. […] The company is believed to have invested around $200 million into the enterprise,...
  • Chris Matthews: Trump Should Argue If You Don't Like The Way Things Are Headed Then Vote For Me

    10/28/2016 4:10:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 28, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Chris Matthews wonders why Donald Trump isn't using the argument that if you don't like the direction the county is headed then vote for me, a line that is similar to Reagan's "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" "Whatever you think of Donald Trump, I mean, whatever you think of Donald Trump, you have to wonder, why isn't he doing it?" Chris Matthews said to his listeners. "Why isn't he running for president? Why isn't he spending every hour asking the voters again and again do you like way things are? The way they've been headed...
  • Hillary Clinton spent $66 million just to air ads in September

    10/21/2016 12:59:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 20, 2016 | Matea Gold and Anu Narayanswamy
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's September inundation of the airwaves cost her campaign $66 million, swamping rival Donald Trump's media presence. A new campaign finance report filed Thursday night showed that Clinton's campaign committee paid out nearly $66 million for media buys last month to the ad placement firm GMMB - twice as much it spent in August.
  • Bewildered cousin says accuser GUSHED over Trump for a decade, suddenly comes out with sex story

    10/18/2016 3:43:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | October 15, 2016 | Frieda Powers
    The cousin of one of the women who has accused Donald Trump of sexual assault questioned her story as an attempt to get back on television. Trump’s campaign released a statement on Friday from John Barry to rebut allegations by his cousin Summer Zervos, a former Apprentice contestant who claimed Trump made unwanted sexual advances toward her. “I am completely shocked and bewildered by my cousin, Summer Zervos, and her press conference today,” Barry said in the statement. “Ever since she was on The Apprentice she has had nothing but glowing things to say about Mr. Trump. For almost a...
  • Trump campaign outspending Clinton on TV

    10/18/2016 1:21:37 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/2016 | Reid Wilson
    Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is finally spending more money than Hillary Clinton’s. Trump’s campaign will spend almost $11.7 million on television ads set to run in eleven states this week, topping Clinton’s spending on ads for the first time. The Clinton campaign is spending $10.5 million on advertising in seven states.
  • NFL ratings plunge could spell doom for traditional TV

    10/14/2016 7:34:50 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 104 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 14, 2016 | Drew Harwell and Rick Maese
    Football, America’s biggest prime-time powerhouse, has been thrust into a crisis this fall, with dwindling ratings sparking questions over whether it can remain a gold mine for television in an age when more Americans are abandoning traditional TV. Network executives have long used the National Football League’s live games as a last line of defense against the rapid growth of “cord-cutting” and on-demand viewing upending the industry. But now, the NFL is seeing its ratings tumble in the same way that the Olympics, awards shows and other live events have, falling more than 10 percent for the first five weeks...
  • Leaked Email Shows Clinton Foundation in Communication With Comedian John Oliver

    10/07/2016 5:05:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | October 7, 2016 | Paul Joseph Watson
    A leaked email from the personal account of Capricia Penavic Marshall, who worked under Hillary Clinton at the State Department, shows that the Clinton Foundation was in contact with comedian John Oliver as far back as February 2015. The hacked email, which was unearthed by the DC Leaks outfit, suggests some level of collusion between the Clintons, HBO and the British television host. As presenter of the popular HBO show Last Week Tonight, Oliver has made a name for himself with a series of anti-Donald Trump monologues, including one that made global headlines when he revealed that the Trump family...
  • Agnes Nixon, creator of 'One Life to Live' and 'All My Children,' dies at 93

    09/28/2016 4:51:49 PM PDT · by Borges · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/28/2016 | Valerie J. Nelson
    *** Although her characters were inevitably embroiled in melodrama, Nixon was repeatedly honored for elevating soaps during a television career that spanned more than 60 years. She pioneered socially relevant themes and dealt with them seriously, bringing attention to such once-taboo topics as racism, AIDS, lesbian relationships and teenage prostitution. In 1962, Nixon wrote a story line for “The Guiding Light” on CBS about a character who develops uterine cancer and has a life-saving hysterectomy. The network and show sponsor Proctor & Gamble agreed to the plot only if the words “cancer,” “uterus” and “hysterectomy” were not used.
  • ‘Magnum P.I.’ Sequel About His Daughter In Works At ABC

    09/23/2016 1:09:37 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 97 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 22, 2016 | Nellie Andreeva
    EXCLUSIVE: A famous 1980s title is eyeing a comeback. ABC has nabbed Magnum, a sequel to the classic series Magnum P.I. that starred Tom Selleck, with a script commitment plus substantial penalty. The project, from Leverage creator John Rogers and Eva Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, will keep the fun, action-packed style of the original as it follows Magnum’s daughter, Lily “Tommy” Magnum, who returns to Hawaii to take up the mantle of her father’s PI firm. She and her tribe of friends mix tropical beaches with the seedy underbelly of international crime and modern espionage, even as she tries to unravel...
  • Presidential politics plays big role at Emmy Awards

    09/19/2016 2:12:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    AP ^ | September 18, 2016 | David Bauder
    Since it often seems like the most entertaining limited series on television, there was little surprise that the presidential campaign made its presence felt at the Emmy Awards. Jokes and politicking took place onstage and off Sunday. Former Republican candidate Jeb Bush made an appearance in Jimmy Kimmel's opening comedy skit and Hillary Clinton tweeted congratulations to her impersonator, Kate McKinnon of "Saturday Night Live." [Snip] It wasn't much of a surprise to hear Trump didn't have many friends in Hollywood.
  • People Are Justifiably Infuriated With How Jimmy Fallon Handled Trump

    09/17/2016 12:17:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 16, 2016 | Maxwell Strachan, senior editor
    “The Tonight Show” host humanized a dangerous man on Thursday night. Jimmy Fallon had Donald Trump on “The Tonight Show” Thursday night, and all some people could talk about afterward was a head rub. Toward the end of the interview, Fallon asked the Republican presidential nominee if he could mess up his famous head of hair on live TV, leading to raucous applause and the sort of bite-sized video that both the creators and consumers of internet media eat up. Before the rub, Fallon did sneak in a few subtle quips, like asking Trump if he knew what a coin...
  • Vanity: Our favorite performances from the Gong Show

    09/17/2016 5:56:32 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 27 replies
    We at Mainestategop.blogpsot.com and the new England Alliance for liberty and Free markets noticed that there have been a lot of uploads of episodes and sketches from The Gong Show. YES! Everyone's favorite reality show from 1978 and 1977 from before anyone heard of Simon Cowell, before American Idol, before there was America's got Talent, there was THE GONG SHOW! Here now is our favorite sketches. The best we saved for last! 1. Billy and the Billetes 2. RICK CUTLER (MAMA WONT LET ME ON THE GONG SHOW) 3. Michael foster Rivera (MAGICIAN WITH THE PET CHICKEN) 4. FRED TYSON...
  • Actor Jon Polito, known for roles in Coen brother films ... dead at 65

    09/02/2016 9:06:17 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 2, 2016 | Nicole Bitette
    Full title: Actor Jon Polito, known for roles in Coen brother films 'The Big Lebowski' and 'Miller's Crossing,' dead at 65 Actor Jon Polito, who was best known for his roles in Coen brother films like "The Big Lebowski," "Miller's Crossing" and "Barton Fink," has died. He was 65.