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  • SNL Mocks Ted Cruz's 5-Year-Old Daughter

    02/07/2016 5:30:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 7, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Saturday Night Live did not just take aim at Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz. The NBC comedy show also mocked his daughter, Catherine. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) In last night's cold open skit last night, an actor playing Cruz said, "First, my family, I would be nothing without the love and support of my incredible family like my daughter Catherine here." "Come here, sweetie," says the fake Cruz. "How about a hug for daddy?" "No," says the actress, clearly much older than the real life Catherine Cruz. "Come on, now, give daddy a hug for the camera?" "No." "Come here, sweetie. How about...
  • The mother from the classic Prince pasta commercial has died

    02/04/2016 7:07:39 PM PST · by massmike · 46 replies
    boston.com ^ | 02/04/2016 | Brian Burns
    <p>Mary Fiumara, the woman who shouted “Anthony! Anthony!” in an iconic Prince pasta commercial, died on February 2 at 88 years old. Fiumara’s son confirmed Fiumara’s passing to The Boston Globe .</p> <p>Anthony Martignetti—Fiumara’s son in the commercial—was 12 years old when he starred in the “Wednesday is Prince Spaghetti Day” commercial alongside Fiumara, according to the Globe . In the 1969 advertisement, Martignetti is seen running home for a pasta dinner after Fiumara shouts his name from a Powers Court apartment window. According to Martignetti, even before the commercial gave Fiumara TV recognition, Fiumara was a “legend” of the neighborhood.</p>
  • Starship Enterprise will be restored to its 1967 glory: Smithsonian to rebuild 11ft model

    02/01/2016 5:55:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 110 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/01/16 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Starship Enterprise will be restored to its 1967 glory: Smithsonian to rebuild 11ft model used in original Star Trek TV show It has been 50 years since the original model of the Starship Enterprise made its final imaginary voyage. Today, the 11ft-long model lies in pieces at the Smithsonian Museum in Virginia with a damaged secondary hull and nacelles. Trekkies the world over have been urging model makers to save this iconic ship. Now the Smithsonian says it will attempt to do just that, but restoring it to its appearance in 1967, during the filming of the episode 'The Trouble...
  • 'Celebrity Apprentice' adds Warren Buffett, Boy George

    01/28/2016 11:35:57 AM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 28, 2016
    When Arnold Schwarzenegger succeeds Trump in the boardroom, the show gains impressive advisers. The most impressive would be billionaire Warren Buffett, one of the world's most-respected businessmen. The show also adds Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO; TV host and businesswoman Tyra Banks; and actress-entrepreneur Jessica Alba. Schwarzenegger will follow the Trump model and put a relative in an advisory role: His nephew, entertainment attorney Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger, joins the show.
  • Did Anybody Else Watch Those DEVILS at 240Sweet on The Profit?

    01/26/2016 11:06:33 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    Self | January 27, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    Anybody else out there see the latest episode of "The Profit?" Tonight's business was 240Sweet a gourmet marshmallow company and both owners were slime but owner Sam in particular was a complete MONSTER. Easily the WORST person ever on "The Profit" and possibly the WORST real life person even in the history of TV. At the end it was like her inner devil came out. It was the one show that needed an exorcist even more than Marcus Lemonis.
  • China's on-off relationship with The Simpsons

    01/25/2016 10:51:11 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    bbc ^ | 1-26-2016 | Helier Cheung
    The most controversial episode, as far as China is concerned, is one in season 16, where the Simpsons fly to China to help a relative adopt a baby. This involves the family passing through Tiananmen Square, where they see signs saying: "On this site, in 1989, nothing happened", and later encounter a tank - both references to the 1989 Tiananmen massacre. Homer also makes fun of Mao Zedong's embalmed body - whom he likens to "a little angel who killed 50 million people" and poses as a Buddha to enter an orphanage. China's authorities were also unlikely to be amused...
  • Noreen Corcoran, the Adopted Niece on TV's 'Bachelor Father,' Dies at 72

    01/16/2016 5:48:13 PM PST · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 16, 2016 | Mike Barnes
    America watched her grow up on the series, which aired from 1957-62. From a family of young actors, she was recommended by Ronald Reagan for the role. Noreen Corcoran, who starred as the teenager adopted by her uncle (John Forsythe) on the 1950s-'60s sitcom Bachelor Father, has died. She was 72. Corcoran died Friday of cardiopulmonary disease at Valley Presbyterian in Van Nuys, her niece, author Mell Corcoran, told The Hollywood Reporter. The actress' younger brother, Kevin Corcoran, who appeared in the 1957 film Old Yeller and played Moochie on several Disney TV shows, died in October.
  • All in the Family, Star Wars: Actor Jason Wingreen Dead at 95

    01/01/2016 7:36:34 PM PST · by Borges · 32 replies
    TV Series Finale ^ | 1/1/2016 | Cindy McLennan
    Veteran TV and film actor, Jason Wingreen, has passed away at the age of 95. The Hollywood Reporter confirms Wingreen died on December 25, 2016, at his Los Angeles home. The actor voiced the character of Boba Fett in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, although he was not credited for the role. Wingreen might be most recognized for his role as Archie’s bartender, Harry Snowden, on the CBS sitcom All in the Family. He continued in the role on the spin-off, Archie Bunker’s Place, until CBS cancelled it after four seasons. Between 1987 and 1991, Wingreen also had a...
  • The Twilight Zone Marathon

    12/31/2015 5:44:01 PM PST · by keat · 170 replies
    12/31/15 | self
    I'm watching the TZ marathon on SyFy. The current episode, "A Most Unusual Camera" is from 1960 and looks like it was shot on videotape. Did they do that back then? Looks like a cheesy soap opera.
  • Marjorie Lord Dies: ‘Make Room For Daddy’ Actress Was 97

    12/12/2015 9:43:23 AM PST · by windcliff · 40 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | 12-11-15 | Ross A. Lincoln
    Marjorie Lord, best known for playing Kathy “Clancy” Williams opposite Danny Thomas on the 1950s and 60s sitcom Make Room For Daddy and later the revival Make Room For Granddaddy died November 28 from natural causes, the LA Times reported. She was 97. Lord made the jump to television in the 1950s and would join Make Room For Daddy, later renamed The Danny Thomas Show, during the show’s fourth season, in 1957. She played the second wife of Danny Thomas’ character, staying with the show until it was canceled in 1964. She returned along with the rest of the cast...
  • Are You Being Served? actor Nicholas Smith dies aged 81

    12/07/2015 9:48:16 AM PST · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    bbc ^ | december 7, 2015
    Nicholas Smith, the actor who played store manager Mr Rumbold in the BBC sitcom Are You Being Served?, has died aged 81. He had been the last surviving member of the original cast. "It is with great sadness we can confirm that our client passed away yesterday," his agents at Michelle Braidman Associates said. "He was a lovely man and a terrific actor. He will be much missed by all who knew him."
  • ‘The Wiz Live!’ Slammed as Racist on Social Media for All-Black Cast

    12/05/2015 8:25:57 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 101 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/3/15 | [The Wrap] Daniel Holloway
    Some folks in the Twitterverse apparently don’t know their musical history. Angry Twitter users took to the social media platform in the days leading up to NBC’s broadcast of “The Wiz Live!” to decry what they considered racist casting. The Thursday-night live production featured an all-black cast led by Queen Latifah, David Alan Grier, Ne-Yo and newcomer Shanice Williams. That is in keeping with the history of the stage musical, which has always featured a black cast, as well as the 1978 film starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. However, many Twitter users vented about the casting nonetheless. I just...
  • Oscar-Nominated Actor Robert Loggia Dies at 85

    12/04/2015 2:32:10 PM PST · by Borges · 65 replies
    Variety ^ | Dave McNary
    Robert Loggia, durable and versatile star of movies and TV shows including Brian De Palma’s 1986 “Scarface” and “Big,” died Friday in Los Angeles, his widow Audrey confirmed to Variety. He was 85. He was nominated for a Supporting Actor Academy Award for “Jagged Edge” in 1986 for his portrayal of a private detective. Among the films he appeared in were “An Officer and a Gentleman,” “Prizzi’s Honor,” “Problem Child” and “Big,” in which performed a memorable duet on a giant piano with Tom Hanks. He was nominated for an Emmy in 1989 for his portrayal of FBI agent Nick...
  • White House holiday television special Christmas in Washington has been cancelled after 33 years

    11/30/2015 5:46:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/30/15 | Ashley Collman
    White House holiday television special Christmas in Washington has been cancelled after 33 years After more than three decades, the annual television special Christmas in Washington has come to an end. TNT severed its ties with the special's producer last year, and a new network was never found, therefore the White House tradition is coming to an end. The special, which first started in 1982, was attended by the first family and attended by a variety of musical acts. At the end of the performance, the president and his family would come onstage and join in a singalong with all...
  • Amazon Yanks Controversial Ad Campaign With Nazi Imagery

    11/25/2015 4:10:01 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 9 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 11/25/2015 | Jon Blistein
    Alternate history series 'The Man in the High Castle' set in world where Allies lost World War II Amazon has pulled ads for its series The Man in the High Castle plastered throughout the New York City subway system that featured symbols from Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, Variety reports. The new series, based on Philip K. Dick's 1962 novel of the same name, is an alternate history that imagines a world where the Allies lost World War II. The American coasts are controlled by Nazi and Japanese puppet regimes, while a free section remains in the Rocky Mountains.
  • The Walking Dead: An Infomercial for the Rush Limbaugh Truth of Life

    10/18/2015 6:26:34 AM PDT · by LS · 42 replies
    self | 10/18/2015 | LS
    (MAYBE MILD SPOILER ALERTS IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN SEASON #5 YET) In Rush Limbaugh's book, The Way Things Ought to Be, he outlined a number of "Undeniable Truths of Life." One of them, #6, was "The world is governed by the aggressive use of force." (After Boko Haram, I think you could add, "And not by stupid hashtags from the First Linebacker.") There is no better cultural phenomenon that proves this better than the AMC series "The Walking Dead," and no more specific illustration of this than season 5 and the beginning of season 6. In Season 5, Rick Grimes,...
  • What The Apprentice Taught Donald Trump About Campaigning

    10/13/2015 6:16:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 9, 2015 | James Poniewozik
    Donald J. Trump, like any good reality TV protagonist, does not inspire neutral opinions. He is a savior or a disaster; a bigot or a patriot; a truth-teller or a buffoon; a commanding front-runner or a bubble on the verge of bursting. On one point, at least, there is something like political pundit consensus: that Mr. Trumps abrasive, celebrity-driven, Don Ricklesian candidacy is unprecedented. And it is unprecedented, if your television-watching is limited to C-Span and CNN. But if youve watched reality TV over the past decade or two, youve seen it plenty. Youve seen it in Richard Hatch and...
  • Barry Diller: Mean Donald Trump Wont Be President Has America Grown Tired Of Him?

    10/09/2015 8:06:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Inquiitr ^ | October 9, 2015 | Shelley Hazen
    Though Barry Diller has threatened to flee the country or rebel if Donald Trump becomes president, hes not packing his bags just yet. Diller is entirely unconvinced that Trump, whom he calls a mean, self-promoting huckster, will ever make to the White House. The Donald, Barry said, has nothing to offer the voters and no communication strategy, he told Bloomberg. All he has proven to the country is that hes a nasty, mean person who struck a note with similarly-minded people and whose only talent is making noise to make a buck. I dont think its got anything to do...
  • NBC Developing 'Dramedy' Based on Wendy Davis

    10/09/2015 8:36:03 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 9, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    What happens if you are a candidate for governor and you lose badly? Not just a mere bad loss but one of historically bad proportionsfollowing an absolutely horrible campaign marked by the cowardice of shying from previously well known positions. Well, if you are a liberal it could mean you can score a TV show based on the aftermath of your loss. Such is the case with Wendy Davis. The "Abortion Barbie" of Texas who mostly avoided that for which she was best known is the inspirationa "Dramedy" show based on life after going down to complete defeat after refusing...
  • Leno on Trump: He's going to drop out

    10/07/2015 1:21:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room Blog ^ | October 7, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Comedian Jay Leno doesn't think Donald Trump will last in the GOP presidential race, and predicts he'll exit when his poll numbers drop. You know he will, Leno said Wednesday of the GOP front-runner on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "You know hes going to drop out. As soon as he drops in the polls, hes gone. Leno admitted he appreciated the comedy material in the 2016 race, citing former Gov. Martin OMalley (D-Md.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) as two White House hopefuls he finds amusing. My favorite guy right now is a guy I talked about last night, Martin OMalley,...
  • Saturday Night Live Premiere Basically a Hillary Clinton Campaign Ad

    10/04/2015 3:49:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 4, 2015 | Kevin Fallon
    Miley Cyrus may have hosted the SNL Season 41 premiere, but the show was all about applauding Hillary Clintonand not just when she appeared. Live From New Yorkits a Hillary Clinton campaign ad. On Saturday night, Studio 8H was briefly remodeled into a pop-up Ready For Hillary campaign headquarters for the 41st season premiere of Saturday Night Live. The guest of honor herself even showed up for a heavily teased set, one that was tailor-made to lampoon the two biggest critiques of her personathat her presidential ambition can at times read as deranged entitlement and desperation, and that she lacks...
  • Reality TV bites: 'The Apprentice' effect aids Trump

    10/03/2015 2:49:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | September 28, 2015 | David Axelrod, Senior Political Commentator
    Throughout this surprising Summer of Trump, Americans at his raucous rallies have volunteered that The Donald is the strong, competent, blunt-talking leader America needs. How do they know? "I watch 'The Apprentice,'" said more than one. It used to be that a career in public service was the experience folks looked for in sizing up a president. But with politicians increasingly viewed as detached from the reality of the people they're elected to serve, could the new road to the White House actually run through reality TV? You may be a little skeptical about whether managing Gary Busey and Dennis...
  • Donald Trump on Colbert [Live Thread?]

    09/22/2015 7:02:05 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 90 replies
    September 23, 2015 | Self
    In about 90 minutes, Donald Trump will be devastating SeeBS idiot Stephen Colbert. Normally the little weasel's "Late Show" is must-not-watch-teevee but tonight's offering ought to be great as Mr. Trump plays 3-dimensional chess against a leftist peanut brain. Colbert is still mewing and puking from Ted Cruz's jujitsu moves on him last night. Senator Cruz brought a gun to a knife fight but all Colbert had was a spork. This thread ought to be as good of a place as any for FReepers to comment on the unraveling of an unfunny, unintelligent, unhinged leftist by a true zen master,...
  • One Million Moms Boycotting The Muppets New TV Show Due to Adult Humor

    09/22/2015 4:12:04 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 39 replies
    Film ^ | September 21, 2015 | Ethan Anderton
    You know that grunt-like scream that Miss Piggy makes when shes really made and frustrated? Thats pretty much what the American Family Association offshoot One Million Moms is doing right now as they boycott ABCs The Muppets TV show premiering this Tuesday at 8pm Eastern. The organization touts a mission statement saying that they are trying to stop the exploitation of our children, especially by the entertainment media and stand against the immorality, violence, vulgarity and profanity the entertainment media is throwing at your children. Or more succinctly put, We want our children to have the best chance possible of...
  • Emmys: Andy Samberg Suggests Donald Trump Is Racist in Opening Monologue

    09/20/2015 8:39:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | September 20, 2015 | Kipp Jones
    During his opening monologue at the 2015 Emmy Awards Sunday on FOX, host Andy Samberg suggested Republican frontrunner Donald Trump might be racist. The former Saturday Night Live cast member delivered a series of one liners about industry diversity, sexism, ageism, and politics, including jokes about Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Donald Trump, of course is running for president, to the delight of uncles everywhere. Ive got to say, sure, Donald Trump seems racistWhat else? Sambergs Bernie Sanders joke was more mild. The comedian said the Vermont socialist always looks like his flight was delayed. The guys a mess,...
  • Man Offers 100 Camels to Marry MBC Announcer

    09/09/2015 3:15:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, September 08, 2015
    Would-be groom says he is waiting for her responseA Sudanese man is offering 100 camels to marry a young Jordanian announcer at the Saudi-owned TV channel Middle East Broadcasting Company (MBC). Abu Al Tayeb Othman said he has saved money to buy a few camels and breed them at home over the past 10 years to fulfill his dream and marry Ula Faris, one of the prettiest female newscasters in regional TV channels. The Saudi 'Sada' newspaper said Othman visited its offices in the Gulf Kingdom this week and asked for publishing his offer to marry the announcer. He...
  • Star Trek Celebrates 49 Years

    09/08/2015 8:16:13 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 66 replies
    Star Trek News | TrekNews.net ^ | September 8, 2015 | TrekNews.net Staff
    Happy 49th Birthday, Star Trek 49 years ago today, Star Trek premiered on NBC with its first episode The Man Trap at 8:30PM on September 8, 1966. Following two pilot episodes, the series created by Gene Roddenberry would go on to run for three seasons, spur thirteen feature films and change the face of television forever.
  • Judy Carne, Rowan and Martin Laugh-in's "sock it to me" girl, has died at aged 76.

    09/07/2015 12:08:40 PM PDT · by PallMal · 57 replies
    The Telegraph Online ^ | Sept 7, 2015 | Obituary
    Judy Carne, who has died aged 76, was a bouncy, auburn-haired British actress who won overnight fame in the 1960s as the Sock It To Me girl...
  • Tragedy in Roanoke

    09/01/2015 10:18:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    The horrible murder of two local journalists in Roanoke, Virginia, has affected me more than I thought it would. Journalists are taught early on to compartmentalize. As a local TV reporter, I saw bodies from plane crashes and victims of mass murder. I covered natural disasters and witnessed the aftermath of cruelty to children and other inhumanities. The murders of 24-year-old Alison Parker and her 27-year-old cameraman, Adam Ward, by a deranged and disgruntled man whose shoulder chip was as big as a boulder took me back to my early days in the business. At Alison's age, I was working...
  • Something Worse Than the IRS Awaits Greedy Televangelists

    08/31/2015 12:17:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    The fourth circle of Hell, as envisioned by Dante Alighieri in The Divine Comedy, is reserved for the avaricious and the profligate. It is where those whose lust for getting and spending knew no bounds in life are punished in the afterlife by being battered endlessly with heavy weights. Notable among the souls damned for their greed, Dante wrote, "were clergymen and popes and cardinals, within whom avarice works its excess." What disgusted the great poet in 14th-century Florence money-grubbing hucksters masquerading as men of God is just as disgusting in 21st-century America. Comedian John Oliver is no...
  • 'On Point' with Gov. Sarah Palin & Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 8:24:03 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 55 replies
    youtube ^ | 08/28/15 | One America News Network
    'On Point' with Gov. Sarah Palin & Donald Trump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oeju2SG7UMA
  • Website Crashes for Tiny TV Network in Advance of Its Donald Trump Interview (Sarah Palin)

    08/28/2015 4:56:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Variety ^ | August 28, 2015 | Andrew Wallenstein, Co-Editor-in-Chief
    A website for a small cable network that will feature Sarah Palin talking with Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush crashed hours before the interviews were set to take place. Little-known One America News Network acknowledged the outage at 3:45 p.m. PT on Friday, citing widespread anticipation in the interviews. So much interest in the interview of Donald J. Trump, Jeb Bush, and Ted Cruz tonight by Sarah Palin at 10 pm EST that you crashed the oann.com website! It will be up shortly Thank you for the interest in One America News Network, read the post. Despite...
  • Univisions Jorge Ramos: Reporters Need to Get Tougher on Donald Trump

    08/27/2015 8:20:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | August 27, 2015 | Michael Scherer
    A network anchor calls on his colleagues to do better.Days after exchanging heated words with Donald Trump, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos has some words to share with his fellow national political reporters: Do more to make Trump answer the tough questions. He hasnt been challenged enough, Ramos said of Trump. He hates to be challenged and it is time that we start doing it.(continued)
  • Bud Yorkin, Jeffersons and All in the Family Director-Producer, Dies at 89

    08/19/2015 10:06:58 AM PDT · by Borges · 17 replies
    Variety ^ | 8/19/2015 | Pat Saperstein
    Bud Yorkin, director of influential 1970s TV shows including All In The Family, Maude, The Jeffersons, Sanford and Sons and Diffrent Strokes, died Aug. 18 of natural causes at his home in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 89. Yorkin played a pivotal role in developing some of the most popular series of the 1970s in partnership with Norman Lear at Tandem Productions. He was nominated for three Emmys and worked on TV series that won 25 Emmys and 10 Golden Globes. His feature film directing credits included Love Hurts, Twice In A Lifetime, Arthur 2: On...
  • Relax, America, Donald Trump is Not Really Running for President

    08/14/2015 2:46:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post's Entertainment The Blog ^ | August 13, 2015 | Mario Almonte, PR Strategist and Commentator
    A funny thing happened to Donald Trump on the way to the first national debate among Republican presidential hopefuls on Fox News. He was transformed from a media-baiting court jester to a legitimate political force. In the process, he cemented his front-runner status among the crowded field of GOP candidates. This was made possible by the cultural phenomenon that is reality TV. Thanks to the rapid blurring of "real reality" with the "scripted reality" of reality TV, debate viewers had no difficulty fully embracing him as another, over-the-top character in the national reality show that is the presidential race. We...
  • Jon Stewarts Daily Show Desk Headed to the Newseum

    08/05/2015 5:47:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Time ^ | 8/5/15 | Tanya Basu
    Jon Stewart ends his hosting duties on Thursday.The Daily Show with Jon Stewart may be ending on Thursday, but the shows iconic set will live on in Washington, D.C.s Newseum.We are thrilled to accept the donation of these artifacts to the Newseum collection, Cathy Trost, senior vice president of exhibits and programs at the Newseum, said in a news release. They are part of Americas cultural and media history, telling an important story about how political satire and news as humor made The Daily Show a trusted news source for a generation.
  • Rupert Murdoch to Trump: hey sorry about that embarrassment thing, okay?

    08/05/2015 1:23:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 5, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    It was only a few weeks ago when media honcho and Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter and asked when Donald Trump was going to stop being an embarrassment to his friends and to the whole country. That exchange elicited a rather negative response from The Donald (who seems to have a team monitoring the entire planet for any time anyone mentions his name and is never shy about firing back) and the situation has been simmering ever since. That seems to have come to an end last week, when Murdoch reached out to the GOP frontrunner for...
  • TV legend Norman Lear gives 7 strong opinions about American life

    08/01/2015 8:06:33 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 42 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | August 1 2015 | James Hibberd
    Legendary TV producer Norman Lear stopped by the Televisison Critics Associations press tour in Beverly Hills to promote an upcoming PBS documentary covering his carreer thats set to debut next year. But what seemed to most impress reporters was the 93-year-olds opinionated tangents, covering politics, TV, America and mindfullness. Below are seven highlights from a press conference with the creator of hits like All in the Family, The Jeffersons and One Day at a Time: On politics: Everybody knows me to be a progressive or a liberal or lefty or whatever. I think of myself as a bleeding heart...
  • Doral considers resolution to condemn Trump for racist comments about immigrants

    07/31/2015 11:48:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The South Florida Business Journal ^ | July 31, 2015 | Brian Bandell, senior reporter
    Doral Vice Mayor Sandra Ruiz sponsored a resolution to condemn billionaire presidential candidate Donald J. Trump for his allegedly racist comments about Mexican immigrants. The city is home to one of Trumps largest assets, the Trump National Doral Miami golf course and hotel. He previously received the city to the key, but his popularity with public officials there has waned since he made controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants on June 16 when he announced his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. The population of Doral is mostly Hispanic and foreign born. Trump said about Mexico: Theyre sending people that have...
  • Joan Walsh: "I Feel Sad" For Trump Supporters, "Have No Firm Grasp Of Reality"

    07/30/2015 8:17:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Salon.com's Joan Walsh reacts to the Bloomberg focus group with Trump supporters in New Hampshire, saying she "feels sad" for them because "they really don't have a firm grasp on reality." "I look at those people and I feel sad," Walsh said. "That is really such a low common denominator. They're all Republicans, they're all not going to go vote for him but they all seem to see this wishful thinking." Host Chris Matthews couldn't help but laugh at Walsh as she was talking. Former chairman of the Republican National Committee Michael Steele hit back at Walsh on Thursday's broadcast...
  • The one thing that makes me take Donald Trump seriously as a candidate Rush Limbaugh

    07/27/2015 11:32:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Vox ^ | July 27, 2015 | Matthew Yglesias
    Conventional wisdom says that despite his lead in the polls, Donald Trump can't win the Republican Party presidential nomination. And I agree with that. At least, I agree with it six days a week. The other day, I am paying attention to Rush Limbaugh. When Trump's diss of John McCain's military service became a cudgel for people to use against him, Limbaugh called it a "teachable moment" about how "the Washington establishment and media" operate, and he predicted that Trump would survive it by refusing to back down. On Thursday, Limbaugh took a victory lap on Trump's behalf, saying "Trump...
  • The 50 Greatest Sci-Fi TV Shows Ever

    07/25/2015 11:07:06 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 157 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | March 4, 2013 | Jordan Hoffman
    From the whiz-bang and cheesy to the far-out and prematurely cancelled, sci-fi and TV have had a nice run. We locked ourselves in the basement with several milk crates of VHS tapes, laser discs, and back issues of Starlog to come up with the top 50 science-fiction television shows.
  • Finding the TV journalist to take on Trump (The Left & GOPe are in a panic)

    07/24/2015 9:34:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Baltimore Sun's Z On TV ^ | July 26, 2015 | David Zurawik
    It's time for someone on TV to step up and take Donald Trump down or, at least, put him in his place.. The situation has not risen to the level of Edward R. Murrow and Sen. Joseph McCarthy. But it's definitely in a league with Katie Couric and Sarah Palin. And every day that Trump gets away with driving the vast majority of political coverage on network and cable TV with his reckless, tabloid-style attacks and unsubstantiated claims is another day that the nation loses in having an informed discussion about where it wants to go in terms of...
  • "The Last Ship" is awesome! (Vanity)

    07/21/2015 1:09:31 PM PDT · by RIghtwardHo · 89 replies
    N/A ^ | 21 Jul 2015 | RIghtwardho
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  • Meghan McCain to Join Fox News Channel as Contributor (Exclusive)

    07/16/2015 10:47:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    Variety ^ | July 16, 2015 | Brian Steinberg, Senior TV Editor
    Meghan McCain, the political scion who has won public fame as a blogger, commentator and TV-show host, will join Fox News Channel as a contributor, Variety has learned. A spokesperson for the network confirmed the hire. McCain is expected to contribute to the networks primetime and daytime programming. McCain, the oldest daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain, a Republican, joins as Fox News Channel, like other news outlets, heads into a frenzied pre-season for the 2016 election for U.S. president. Already, more than a dozen different candidates for the Republican nomination have thrown their hat into the ring. McCain, who...
  • CNBC.com Live Stream Interview with Sen Ted Cruz from Institutional Investor Delivering Alpha Confab

    07/14/2015 12:22:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 14, 2015 | Staff Press Release
    CNBC TO AIR PORTIONS OF INTERVIEW DURING CNBC'S "CLOSING BELL" WHEN: WEDNESDAY, JULY 15TH AT 3:10PM ET In a CNBC EXCLUSIVE, CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood interviews Senator Ted Cruz live from the CNBC Institutional Investor Delivering Alpha conference in New York City on Wednesday, July 15th. CNBC.com will live stream the full interview and portions of the interview will air on CNBC's "Closing Bell" (M-F, 3PM-5PM ET). Mandatory credit: CNBC Institutional Investor Delivering Alpha conference. Transcript to follow the interview. About CNBC: With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa,...
  • No Thank You Very Much, Mr Roboto

    07/10/2015 3:14:01 PM PDT · by jimjohn · 29 replies
    self | jimjohn
    The Wednesday episode of Mr. Robot was my last...
  • Bernie Sanders And Elizabeth Warren Think Your Cable TV Bill Is Too High, And They Want The FCC

    07/10/2015 12:28:36 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 40 replies
    International Business Times ^ | July 10, 2015 | Christopher Zara
    Attention, voters: Bernie Sanders is just like you, which is to say hes tired of paying too much for cable. The independent Vermont senator and 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful joined three fellow senators Thursday in asking the Federal Communications Commission to investigate the ridiculous prices charged by pay-TV and broadband services. In a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, Sanders -- along with Democratic Sens. Al Franken of Minnesota and Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey of Massachusetts -- said American consumers are being burdened by ever-increasing monthly bills and a thicket of hidden fees. Citing lack of competition and increased...
  • Has Donald Trump lost even the Apprentice vote?

    07/08/2015 2:02:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Post's Style Section ^ | July 8, 2015 | Yanan Wang
    They lost sleep, risked their reputations, cried on network television all for a chance to work with him. But now that their dream boss has stepped onto the political stage, former stars of Donald Trumps The Apprentice say they arent ready to vote for him. Im a die-hard Hillary Clinton supporter, says Omarosa Manigault, a three-time contestant on the show. After her caustic boardroom behavior in the first season made her a world-class reality TV villain, the former D.C. resident was the only original cast member invited back to participate in not one but two seasons of Celebrity Apprentice....
  • OReilly: Trump Right About Border, Frisco Officials Directly Responsible for Steinle Murder

    07/06/2015 9:57:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Breitbart Television ^ | July 6, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On Mondays broadcast of The OReilly Factor, host Bill OReilly took real estate mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trumps side in the immigration. OReilly said Trump was correct on two calls the wall on the southern border he had proposed and who was responsible for the death of Kate Steinle, which was the result of murder by an illegal immigrant that had been deported five times. So Trump is correct in saying that only a massive wall will stop the chaos and even then drugs and people will get through although not to the extent they do now,...