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  • Liberal Pundit Sally Kohn Sings Kumbaya to Fox News.

    04/18/2014 8:33:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | April 18, 2014 | Eric L. Wattree
    In her Article, “What I Learned As a Liberal Talking Head For Fox News,” for The Christian Science Monitor, Sally Kohn indicated that while working for Fox News, she had what can best be described as an epiphany. She said, “For a radical progressive who once harbored negative stereotypes about folks on the right, it was a turning point for me: Though Sean Hannity or Sarah Palin and I disagree profoundly on politics – they’re personable, kind, and human. If you want to persuade people, you can’t demonize them.” . She went on to say, “And no one will even...
  • Better Times: Is James Evans Sr. the Key to Revitalizing the Inner-Cities?

    04/18/2014 2:33:51 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 10 replies
    Dignitas Tea Party News ^ | April 18, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the landmark, and highly entertaining television show "Good Times." The Norman Lear created sit com focused on day to lives of the Evans family, living in the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago. While the Evans clan was most certainly poor, the fictional family lived up to the show's title in that what they lacked in material possessions, they more than made up for this in the love that was ever present in nearly every episode. The show was a breakthrough at the time of its debut not only in that it had an...
  • Dozens Laid Off at Al Jazeera America

    04/11/2014 2:04:21 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4-11-14 | Erik Hayden
    Al Jazeera America, which launched last August with nearly 850 employees and 12 news bureaus in the United States, has laid off dozens of employees as part of restructuring. The channel is disbanding its sports unit and scaling back its social-media-driven show The Stream from a daily show to a once-a-week program. our editor recommends Al Jazeera America: Can Oil Money Buy Relevance for the Controversial Network? CNN's Jeff Zucker: Larry King/Piers Morgan-Style Interview Shows 'No Longer Viable' MSNBC Host Ed Schultz Must Again Face Partnership Lawsuit Inside Roger Ailes' Fox News Suite (Photos) CNN Announces Primetime Lineup, New Shows...
  • Is Sarah Palin Relevant?

    04/09/2014 12:59:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    CBN News' Brody File ^ | April 9, 2014 | David Brody, CBN News Chief Political Correspondent
    The Brody File was watching Sarah Palin’s comedy bit on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and it made me wonder the following: Is Sarah Palin relevant? The answer is a bit complicated. Is she taking seriously as a politician by the liberal mainstream media? No. But do they still pay attention to her every move? Yes they do. Why is that? Yes, part of it has to do with the fact that there is a certain carnival atmosphere surrounding how she goes about her business. I mean, she knows how to command an audience and entertain. But let's not...
  • NBC asks viewers for better sitcom ideas

    04/09/2014 6:35:11 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 148 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | April 8, 2014 | James Hibbert
    The broadcast network announced “an unprecedented effort to discover fresh comedic voices” on Tuesday by launching a national campaign offering aspiring comedy writers from around the country the chance to pitch their sitcom ideas. [snip]
  • Howard Stern Says Greg Gutfeld Great Replacement for Departing David Letterman

    04/08/2014 8:25:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | April 7, 2014 | Christian Toto
    Howard Stern has made no secret of his affection for Greg Gutfeld. Stern proclaimed Gutfeld's The Five to be his favorite show earlier this year. Now, the self-proclaimed King of All Media is going a step further with his praise for the Breitbart News contributor and author. Stern told his listeners earlier today that Gutfeld would make a fine replacement for the departing David Letterman. That praise doesn't come lightly. Stern has made his animosity toward fellow late night talker Jay Leno well known...
  • NBC asks viewers for better sitcom ideas

    04/08/2014 6:33:56 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 98 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 8 Apr 14 | James Hibberd
    Got an idea for a sitcom? NBC wants to hear from you. The broadcast network announced “an unprecedented effort to discover fresh comedic voices” on Tuesday by launching a national campaign offering aspiring comedy writers from around the country the chance to pitch their sitcom ideas. “We are taking a bold, alternative approach in what we hope will uncover original comedy minds who are looking for a way to get into the television business,” said NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke. The initiative, dubbed “NBC Comedy Playground,” pledges to reach beyond the traditional talent labs of film schools and comedy...
  • Sarah Palin's New Show Debuts Thursday Night

    04/03/2014 12:01:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    KMBZ-FM ^ | April 3, 2014
    Sarah Palin has a new reality show premiering Thursday night on the Sportsman Channel. In Amazing America with Sarah Palin, the former Alaskan governor and Republican vice presidential candidate will showcase the places and people that she says represent what makes America so "good and free." Given that the show is airing on the Sportsman Channel, it's no surprise that it will feature outdoor activities like hunting and fishing. She recently told TV critics, "I think this world would be better off having more young women holding a fish in a picture, and fewer of them holding their camera in...
  • Sarah Palin to Appear on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

    04/02/2014 5:40:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 2, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    The Tonight Show will have a special guest on tonight’s show: Sarah Palin. The show’s Twitter account made the announcement Wednesday afternoon, saying the former Alaska governor will be stopping by the show to “do something fun” with host Jimmy Fallon. Fallon Tonight ✔ @FallonTonight Last minute addition to tonight's show. We've got @SarahPalinUSA stopping by to do something fun! #FallonTonight 12:58 PM - 2 Apr 2014 The scheduled guests for Wednesday night’s show are Denis Leary, Cat Deeley along with musical guest Nickel Creek. It appears unlikely that Palin will sit down with Fallon for an interview, but perhaps...
  • German Woman, Dead Six Months ... Found in Front of TV

    03/26/2014 7:02:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 25, 2014 | Reuters
    German woman, dead six months, found in front of TV BERLIN (Reuters) - The corpse of a 66-year-old German woman who died more than six months ago was found in her apartment, in front of a television set that was still on, the Frankfurter Neue Presse newspaper reported on Tuesday. The woman, in the town of Oberursel near Frankfurt, died of natural causes in a nightgown while watching TV. There was a program guide from September nearby, the newspaper said, describing the body as "partially mummified". Police said residents in the 30-apartment block had noticed an unpleasant smell in the...
  • (German Constitutional) Court: Politicians have too much power over TV

    03/25/2014 11:13:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 25 Mar 2014 10:46 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Germany’s top court ruled on Tuesday morning that politicians have too much influence over the country’s state broadcaster. The Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe decided that several aspects of broadcaster ZDF’s state contract were against the constitution. […] Politicians can also have “no decisive influence” over the selection of members for the television board, the court added. …
  • Has Palin jumped the shark? Some think Palin's redefining political branding (Not negative!)

    03/25/2014 7:44:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    WSBT-TV / CNN ^ | March 25, 2014 | Halimah Abdullah, CNN
    The Sportsman Channel's promo for Sarah Palin's new reality television venture features the gun-toting politico-turned-celebrity exploring her idea of American freedom: man caves, target shooting and race cars. "Amazing America's" teaser "She's coming with a full heart and a full magazine," might be getting snickers but some think she's redefining political branding. That's because, in this media obsessed culture, all of that on camera wilderness exploring, dog racing, and hunting, when coupled with fundraising and endorsing grassroots conservatives, adds up to a hefty boost in the Palin brand and political influence. "It keeps her visible," said Julian Zelizer, a Princeton...
  • Scent of a Woman star James Rebhorn dies, aged 65

    03/23/2014 11:12:35 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    Digital Spy ^ | March 23, 2014 | Ben Lee
    James Rebhorn has died at the age of 65. The veteran character actor passed away at his home on Friday afternoon (March 21). Rebhorn is known for starring in Scent of a Woman opposite Al Pacino as Mr Trask and Independence Day as Secretary of Defense Albert Nimziki.
  • Bill Maher Absolutely Trashes the Bible and ‘Psychotic Mass Murderer’ God

    03/15/2014 12:49:04 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 56 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11:22 pm, March 14th, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    Maher began the monologue by declaring that America is “stupid” because 60 percent of the country reportedly believes the tale of Noah’s ark is literally true. He went on to slam the film Noah as “floating giraffe cr**,” but said it “must be doing something right” since it’s been condemned by both Muslims and Christians. And the fact that it might lose a lot of studio money, he joked, “may put it in hot water with the Jews too.”
  • Culture Challenge of the Week: Explicit Content, Everywhere

    03/13/2014 5:11:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Even if you weren’t one of the 28.2 million Americans watching the 2014 Grammys last month, you probably caught wind of the controversy over Beyoncé’s raunchy performance of her song “Drunk in Love,” featuring her husband Jay-Z. Perhaps it was her lingerie-like outfit or her chair dancing or the part where Jay-Z grasped her rear, but this was one of those moments when parents find themselves putting their hands over their children’s eyes—or flipping to another channel. Beyoncé, a mother of a 2-year old, raked in tons of media attention for that performance. Some of the publicity was negative. The...
  • Richard Coogan, Star of 'Captain Video and His Video Rangers,' Dies at 99

    03/12/2014 7:29:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 12, 2014 | Mike Barnes
    Richard Coogan, who played Captain Video on the early TV sci-fi adventure series Captain Video and His Video Rangers, died Wednesday in Los Angeles. He was 99.
  • Former CNN, NBC Execs Want to ‘TAPP’ Palin for New Streaming Video Service

    03/11/2014 2:59:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 11, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    With an appearance on Bloomberg TV Tuesday, Former CNN president Jon Klein and former NBC entertainment chairman Jeff Gaspin announced their new online streaming video venture called TAPP, short for “TV App.” As for the types of personalities the pair hopes to feature on the service? According to Klein, Sarah Palin is exactly the type of person they are looking for. “We are not talking about specific talent,” Klein said in response to rumors that they have been in talks with Palin about the venture. “I will tell you that Sarah Palin is the kind of personality who has a...
  • ‘Girls’ Star Lena Dunham Gets Nude, Mocks Bible on SNL: Earns 2nd lowest ratings of the year

    03/10/2014 1:38:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | March 10, 2014 | Bradford Thomas
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)As expected, Girls creator/star Lena Dunham got nude on Saturday Night Live this weekend, in one scene mocking the Genesis Eden story, where a partly blurred-out nude Dunham and leaf-covered co-star Taran Killam poked fun at the biblical narrative. Saturday’s episode earned SNL’s second lowest ratings of the year. "Son of God. Noah," says the narrator. "And now, another extraordinary Biblical film that tells the astonishing story of the Garden of Eden and the Garden of Life itself." Dunham then appears naked. "Adam, Adam, a snake just talked to me. Is that normal?" Dunham says. "Before there were Girls," the...
  • Sarah Palin pursued as host at streaming network

    03/09/2014 8:38:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 9, 2014 | Claire Atkinson
    Sarah Palin is being wooed by two news media veterans to join a streaming network, The Post has learned. Jonathan Klein, who ran CNN’s US operations, and Jeff Gaspin, who was most recently chairman of NBC-Universal Entertainment, have already raised enough money from deep-pocketed backers to start the over-the-top network, and have reached out to a few bold-faced names to host a show to make selling subscriptions easier, sources said. And is the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice-presidential candidate among those the two have approached? You betcha, sources said. Palin seemed interested but has not committed, sources added....
  • St. Paul couple try to save flat-screen TV as apartment burns

    03/06/2014 10:46:04 AM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 15 replies
    Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | 03-02-2014 | Raya Zimmerman
    Two people were hospitalized Sunday after they tried to save their flat-screen TV before leaving their burning St. Paul apartment. Firefighters were called to the six-unit apartment building at 624 N. Chatsworth St., near North Lexington Parkway and Interstate 94, just before 3 p.m., according to St. Paul Fire Marshal Steve Zaccard. He said when firefighters entered the basement apartment, a man and a woman were disconnecting the TV in an attempt to take it out with them. The room already had filled with thick smoke, he said. Firefighters had to tell them to leave the TV behind and get...
  • Your porn is not Canadian enough, CRTC warns erotica channels

    03/06/2014 6:57:25 AM PST · by Loyalist · 71 replies
    National Post ^ | March 5, 2014 | Tristin Hopper
    For failing to broadcast sufficient levels of Canadian-made pornography — and failing to close-caption said pornography properly — a trio of Toronto-based erotica channels has earned a reprimand from the Canadian Radio-television & Telecommunications Commission. Wednesday, the CRTC issued a broadcast notice saying AOV Adult Movie Channel, XXX Action Clips and the gay-oriented Maleflixxx were all failing to reach the required 35% threshold for Canadian content. Based on a 24-hour broadcast schedule, that translates to about 8.5 hours of Canadian erotica a day. The notice was issued as a result of Channel Zero’s efforts to renew licences for all three...
  • Amy Poehler and Michelle Obama Are Besties, Parks and Recreation Comes to Miami

    03/01/2014 8:46:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Miami New Times ^ | February 26, 2014 | Hannah Sentenac
    Looks like Miami's new sister city is none other than Pawnee, Ind. Yesterday, the 305 was home to Parks and Recreation IRL, as Amy Poehler and Michelle Obama took the stage at the NFL/YET Center at Gwen Cherry Park to announce some new additions to the first-lady's "Let's Move" kids' health initiative. Miamians with their affinity for all things pork could certainly stand to take a cue from both Obama's efforts and from the enthusiasm of Leslie Knope, who's bound and determined to get Pawneeans to ditch 64-ounce sodas and paunch burgers. Together, the duo waxed rhapsodic about healthy...
  • Joe Scarborough, apparently serious about 2016 run, gives speech in South Carolina

    02/27/2014 12:19:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 26, 2014 | Alex Pappas
    MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough continues to indicate that he is taking the prospect of running for president in 2016 seriously by giving speeches in more early primary states. Just last week, Scarborough made the trek from New York City to Greenville, South Carolina to speak at the South Carolina Automotive Council’s yearly summit. A schedule for the event indicates that Scarborough addressed attendees during a morning speech at the Hyatt Hotel in Greenville on Feb. 20. Scarborough’s visit to South Carolina, the location of the “First in the South” primary, follows The Daily Caller’s report earlier this month that it’s widely...
  • Piers Morgan Admits His Gun Control Rants Contributed to CNN Show's Demise

    02/24/2014 6:53:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | February 23, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)With CNN president Jeffrey Zucker planning to "pull the plug" on Piers Morgan Live, " Morgan admits his anti-gun rants divided and alienated viewers. According to The New York Times, Zucker has been watching Morgan's show hit new ratings lows and is ready to go a different way with the 9 p.m. slot. Morgan spoke to the coming end by admitting he's "been taking a bath in the ratings." He added: "Look, I'm a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarizing, and there is no doubt that there are many in the audience who...
  • A record of controversy: Piers Morgan’s career at CNN

    02/24/2014 3:44:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | February 24, 2014 | Henry Foy in London
    CNN has axed Piers Morgan from his prime time interview slot after years of terrible ratings and lacklustre reviews, punctuated by flashes of controversy as the spiky former newspaper editor sparred with celebrities and clashed with US culture. Mr Morgan, the British former editor of the Daily Mirror, styled himself as an outspoken and aggressive critic of US gun legislation, engaged in public spats with potential celebrity guests and was an ubiquitous presence on Twitter, sniping at enemies and stirring up debate. Here are some of his more controversial moments: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) â—Ź It is hard to imagine just what Mr...
  • ‘Star Trek’ Actor Promises Trouble for Arizona If Gov. Signs What He Calls ‘Turn Away the Gay’ Bill

    02/23/2014 12:54:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 150 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 22, 2014 | Dave Urbanski
    Many first became acquainted with George Takei as “Sulu” on the original “Star Trek” TV series, but for a number of years the actor has been an outspoken left-wing, and particularly gay-rights, activist. On Friday Takei switched his phasers on stun and penned a pointed “Raising Arizona” letter in reaction to the state legislature’s passage of a bill many view as anti-gay. Calling it the “turn away the gay” bill, Takei promised a ground-shaking degree of trouble, including boycotts, if the measure is signed by Gov. Jan Brewer, The Raw Story noted. “Your taxi drivers can refuse to carry us....
  • Michelle Obama Talks Obamacare, Let’s Move! w/Jimmy Fallon (“young people are knuckleheads”)

    02/21/2014 2:13:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 21, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    After doing a fun bit in a Tonight Show sketch, Michelle Obama sat down to talk with Jimmy Fallon about life in the White House, dealing with two young girls while still being the First Lady and all, her Let’s Move! healthy living initiative, and getting young people signed up under the Affordable Care Act. Obama said Malia and Sasha are basically just like every other kid: they want “nothing to do” with their parents. After chatting about that and the Olympics a bit, Fallon brought up the Let’s Move campaign (which Fallon has promoted twice before when the First...
  • CNN's Van Jones: 'Delusional' to Not Act on Climate Change to Prevent 'A Billion Climate Refugees'

    02/21/2014 1:52:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 20, 2014 | Matthew Balan
    Left-wing activist turned CNN host Van Jones ran to John Kerry's defense on Wednesday's Crossfire, after co-host Newt Gingrich slammed Kerry as "delusional" for recently hyping climate change as "the world's most fearsome weapon of mass destruction." Jones retorted, "It's not delusional to focus on climate disruption. It's delusional not to." Moments earlier, the former Obama green jobs czar himself made a doom-and-gloom prediction about the hypothetical effects of what he labeled "climate disruption:" [MP3 audio available here; video below the jump](VIDEO-AT-LINK)VAN JONES: Now, here's a good question: should serious people focus on global political instability – terrorism, failing states,...
  • Our Decadent Elites

    02/19/2014 6:18:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 18, 2014 | Peggy Noonan
    Watching Season 2 of “House of Cards.” Not to be a scold or humorless, but do Washington politicians understand how they make themselves look when they embrace the show and become part of its promotion by spouting its famous lines? Congressmen only work three days a week. Each shot must have taken two hours or so—the setup, the crew, the rehearsal, the learning the line. How do they have time for that? Why do they think it’s good for them? “House of Cards” very famously does nothing to enhance Washington’s reputation. It reinforces the idea that the capital has no...
  • Obama Sits Down With Charles Barkley

    02/15/2014 10:22:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 14, 2014 | Melissa Clyne
    An unlikely celebrity will make a television appearance at the NBA All-Star Game this weekend: President Barack Obama. The commander-in-chief sat for an interview Thursday with NBA legend Charles Barkley, Politico reports. The interview with Obama, a noted basketball fan and longtime Chicago Bulls devotee, will air at half-time Sunday evening on TNT. The cable network tweeted a brief teaser of the president plugging the game and TNT. ---snip--- The substance of Obama's interview has not been made public but there's speculation that Barkley — known for making provocative political commentary on air — may have veered into politics. While...
  • Sid Caesar, Comedian of Comedians From TV’s Early Days, Dies at 91

    02/12/2014 10:51:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 12, 2014 | MERVYN ROTHSTEIN and PETER KEEPNEWS
    Sid Caesar, a comedic force of nature who became one of television’s first stars in the early 1950s and influenced generations of comedians and comedy writers, died on Wednesday at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 91. His death was announced by Eddy Friedfeld, a family spokesman. Mr. Caesar largely faded from the public eye in his middle years as he struggled with crippling self-doubt and addiction to alcohol and pills. But from 1950 to 1954, he and his co-stars on the live 90-minute comedy-variety extravaganza “Your Show of Shows” dominated the Saturday night viewing habits of millions...
  • Sid Caesar, Master of TV Comedy, Dies at 91

    02/12/2014 12:35:56 PM PST · by Borges · 74 replies
    Variety ^ | 2/12/2014 | Richard Natale
    Sid Caesar, one of the first stars created by television via his weekly live comedy program “Your Show of Shows,” has died at 91. TV host Larry King announced the news on Twitter. Caesar, partnered with Imogene Coca, is credited with breaking ripe comedic ground with the 90-minute live program: It didn’t rely on vaudeville or standup-inspired material but rather on long skits and sketches written by an impressive roster of comedy writers including Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart, Lucille Kallen and Mel Tolkin. “Your Show of Shows” was “different from other programs of its time because...
  • MSNBC: Jim Crow TV

    02/06/2014 4:36:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 6, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord, former Reagan WH political director
    What were you expecting? We refer here to that dustup last week over an official MSNBC pre-Super Bowl tweet about a Cheerios commercial that featured a bi-racial family. The tweet read: Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus picked up the phone and protested directly to MSNBC president Phil Griffin. Griffin apologized, the tweet was deleted and the employee fired. Nothing to see here, folks, move on. Not so fast. Again, what were you expecting? What else could possibly make some MSNBC employee...
  • Battle of the real super 'Bowls': Puppy vs. Kitten

    02/02/2014 5:00:35 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    Today Entertainment ^ | February 2, 2014 | Ree Hines and Anna Chan
    Forget the Seahawks versus the Broncos. There's another big showdown scheduled for Sunday, one that involves ferocious, snarling, amped-up ... and absolutely adorable four-legged furry friends. Yes, for the first time in game-day history, this year there will be both Puppy and Kitten Bowls.
  • TLC Brings Back 'Progressive' Polygamist Series 'My Five Wives'

    01/31/2014 6:43:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | January 30, 2014 | Staff
    The A&E reality series Duck Dynasty nearly got derailed when one of its cast members echoed thoughts of many church goers regarding the gay lifestyle. Come March, TLC will bring polygamy back into its lineup, and it likely won't generate a fraction of the controversy that Phil Robertson's musings met. The one-hour special My Five Wives debuted last year on TLC, and now the network is offering nine new episodes of the polygamist clan. As TLC says in its press release concerning the show, "families come in all different shapes and sizes ..." The first new show will bow on...
  • First Lady Michelle Obama hosts Puppy Bowl “training camp”

    01/29/2014 10:46:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Channel Guide Magazine ^ | January 29, 2014 | Jeff Pfeiffer
    Ahead of Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl X this Sunday, hype for the annual special was amped up recently when First Lady Michelle Obama and the First Family’s dogs Bo and Sunny worked to “train” some of the pups for the big game.Joined by 12 first- and second-grade students from Harriet Tubman Elementary School, Michelle Obama, Bo and Sunny put the puppies through their paces to make sure they were ready to compete in Puppy Bowl X, and to be healthy for life. Animal Planet says it was inspired by the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative to overcome childhood obesity, and...
  • Piers Morgan: No guns for people under 25

    01/28/2014 5:42:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room ^ | January 28, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    CNN host Piers Morgan says people under the age of 25 should not be allowed to buy guns, in light of recent shootings around the country. Wading into the national gun debate, Morgan took to Twitter this week to argue about what he called the "absurdity" of the Second Amendment. He pointed out that the recent Maryland mall shooter, Darion Marcus Aguilar, was 19-years-old. He reasoned that people can't drink alcohol before the age of 21 or rent a car before turning 25, so the government should establish similar standards for gun ownership. "The 19yr-old mall shooter in Maryland was...
  • The Affordable Care Act: Comedy, Drama & Reality (Propaganda Training Event)

    01/25/2014 4:31:33 PM PST · by CreviceTool · 10 replies
    The Affordable Care Act: Comedy, Drama & Reality Event Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm "The Affordable Care Act: Comedy, Drama & Reality," a panel on portraying Obamacare in TV and film, will be presented by Hollywood, Health & Society at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the Writers Guild of America, East. Panel members include Julie Green Bataille, director of the Office of Communications, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS); Wendell Potter, former head of communcations for CIGNA and author of Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing...
  • Hannity to attend State of the Union with Rep. Gohmert, may run for office in Texas

    01/22/2014 4:04:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 22, 2014 | Nick Swartsell
    The guest list for President Obama’s upcoming State of the Union address just got more interesting. Yesterday, Sean Hannity said he’d be attending as a guest of Rep. Louie Gohmert. Hannity is a conservative pundit for Fox News. He’s had Gohmert, an outspoken critic of Obama, on his show a number of times. The Tyler Republican has even filled in hosting Hannity’s show on a few occasions. Turns out, Hannity may have his own political ambitions in the Lone Star state. “The answer is yes, I’d think about it,” Hannity said when a viewer asked via Twitter about his inclination...
  • 13 things that will be cheaper in 2014

    01/13/2014 7:16:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 13, 2014 | Louis Ramirez
    Although you might have been disappointed to see that things like milk are destined to be more expensive this year, there's still good financial news on the horizon! Analysts predict certain products will see significant price cuts in the coming months. From 4K TVs to used cars, we've rounded up a list of items you can expect to spend less on this year. 1. 3D Printers 2014 will be the year 3D printing goes mainstream. Key patents on the technology are set to expire in February, which will open the market to competition. As a result, these once-prohibitively expensive machines...
  • Golden Globes 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners

    01/13/2014 11:53:10 AM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 12, 2014
    "12 Years a Slave" went into the 71st Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night with seven nominations but was passed over again and again. That is, until the last award of the evening, and arguably the best of them all. The harrowing portrayal of slavery in America took home the prize for best drama of 2013. But the evening's biggest victor was David O. Russell's Abscam-inspired comedy, "American Hustle." It won three trophies during the three-hour ceremony that aired on NBC from the Beverly Hilton, including for best musical or comedy, best actress for Amy Adams and best supporting actress...
  • No One Goes Away From Jesus Unchanged, As Seen on TV

    12/29/2012 1:37:50 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 28, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The video below is a Coca Cola commercial from about five years ago that takes up the Christmas theme of the star of Christmas.Let us review the impact that Star of Christmas had on the wise men, the Magi. The star moved them to seek meaning outside themselves. It made them look out and up.The star called them beyond what was familiar in their own country and world and expanded their horizons toward Christ and His kingdom.The star summoned them to seek Christ, and when they found him, to worship him.The Star drew them to be generous to a poor...
  • Sarah Palin Wants to Reach Women With New Show, Invites TV Critics to Alaska

    01/10/2014 8:23:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 10, 2014 | Michael O'Connell
    "I think this world would be better off having more young women holding a fish in a picture than holding their camera in front of a bathroom mirror, talking a selfie," the former governor tells a crowd of reporters, plugging her new Sportsman Channel series. Sarah Palin held court at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Friday morning, marking her first official appearance at the event where she once turned heads when she stopped by a 2012 NBC mixer. The former Alaska governor, most recently in the headlines for her defense of Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, is...
  • John Doyle: How Sarah Palin became my new bestie

    01/10/2014 2:35:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | January 10, 2014 | John Doyle
    You can feel the charm when you watch her operate in person, that Sarah Palin. You don’t expect it, but it’s there – the awkward mix of pseudo-authenticity and charisma, the smooth way with a room full of reporters, the way she just carries on, regardless. Me, I was taken aback. She’s practically my new bestie, now. Squeezed my hand, called me “honey,” even stopped to squeeze my shoulder on her way out and thank me. We had a wee chat and a laugh. Palin was here Friday for an early breakfast event to promote her new series on a...
  • Does the right need a Rachel Maddow?

    01/07/2014 1:49:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 6, 2014 | Matt K. Lewis
    Eliana Johnson’s National Review piece on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow has provoked some buzz on Twitter today. Here’s an excerpt: “Behind her back, colleagues call her ‘the queen,’ a not so subtle suggestion that Maddow gets what Maddow wants. And what she wants is a network filled with young wonks such as Chris Hayes, Ezra Klein, Alex Wagner, and Harris-Perry, whose highbrow intellectualism can, she hopes, push the Democratic party, and the country, to the left.”Notice that (according to Johnson, at least) Maddow’s goal isn’t to win the ratings war, but rather, to “push the Democratic party, and the country, to...
  • Smartest Nerd in the Room: Why Melissa Harris-Perry is America's foremost public intellectual...

    01/06/2014 9:37:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 6, 2014 | Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor
    On Saturday, Melissa Harris-Perry apologized on air for segment that made light of the Romney clan's adoption of a young black boy. On Sunday, Mitt Romney accepted Harris-Perry's "heartfelt" apology, noting, "I've made plenty of mistakes myself." I've watched the offending segment several times now. I can see how a white parent who'd adopted a black child (or vice versa) would find the segment flip and offensive. It would not have surprised me if those concerned about adoption, equality, and racism voiced some protest about the segment. Instead what we got was week of invective driven mostly by a...
  • DuckDynasty launch line of guns as Phil hatches plot to move his family to rival TV network...

    01/02/2014 8:09:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | January 2, 2014 | James Nye and David McCormack
    Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson may have emerged victorious from his recent spat with A&E, but the millionaire patriarch is already plotting revenge on the TV network behind his hit show and reportedly has a plan in the works to move his family - plus millions of dollars of advertising and merchandise revenue - to another broadcaster. Humiliated by A&E’s recent attempt to silence his conservative religious message, Robertson - whose Duck Commander business is worth an estimated $15 million - is secretly plotting to form his own TV production company so he can jump ship to a Christian channel more...
  • FRESH PRINCE's 'Uncle Phil' James Avery Dies at 68

    01/02/2014 6:21:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    TMZ reports that James Avery, best known as patriarch Philip Banks on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" has passed away at age 68. The actor recently underwent open heart surgery and died of complications form the operation...
  • Duck Dynasty and the Reasons It’s Time to End It

    01/01/2014 9:31:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 116 replies
    The Las Vegas Guardian Express ^ | January 1, 2014 | Hend Salah
    Problems regarding the A&E network’s reality television show, Duck Dynasty, have been making news a little too often lately. They say that no publicity is bad publicity is bad publicity, but this doesn’t seem to be really true in this case. Below is a review of Duck Dynasty and the reasons it’s time to end it. The show revolves around the Robertson family, who went from rags to riches by way of their family-operated business dedicated to selling products in demand for duck hunters: the Duck Commander. The show is set in Louisiana, and the cast consists of matriarch and...
  • Gene Lyons: ‘Duck Dynasty’ star destined to fade into obscurity

    01/01/2014 7:42:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The Elizabeth City Daily Advance ^ | January 1, 2014 | Gene Lyons, The Arkansas Times
    Now that I’ve actually seen a few episodes, “Duck Dynasty” is relatively harmless entertainment. Whatever “reality TV” means, it’s definitely not that. It’s a semi-scripted sitcom, basically cornball self-parody. Think “Hee Haw” without the music. I find it utterly inane, but then I don’t watch TV with children. The “tell” is the show’s women, cute Southern sorority girls turned mommies. In real life, no way would those women tolerate their “menfolk” running around looking like a truckload of ZZ-Top impersonators. They’re also not going on TV with hay in their hair like some Hollywood director’s idea of a country girl....