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  • Obama Dismisses "Haters"

    07/22/2014 5:31:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Breitbart.com
    During a town hall with young people, President Obama explained how he deals with people who criticize him.
  • 5-foot-tall Kacy Catanzaro conquers 'American Ninja Warrior' course

    07/17/2014 8:09:48 PM PDT · by RedStateRocker · 25 replies
    You don’t need to be tall to be an “American Ninja Warrior.” Kacy Catanzaro shocked “Ninja” viewers with her height-defying performance on an impossibly challenging obstacle course that required the 5-foot-tall former NCAA Southeast Regional Gymnast of the Year to leap through the air. Though Catanzaro’s height should have hindered her from completing the course, she breezed through some of the toughest obstacles, conquering every last one to become the first woman ever to make it through the Dallas finals and qualify for the Las Vegas finals round.
  • The naked truth about television: 500 channels and there’s nothing on. Not a stitch, in fact

    07/17/2014 2:54:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 59 replies
    Deacon's Bench ^ | July 17, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    The TV critic at The New York Times is keeping an eye on the tube, so we don’t have to. Reading this, describing what’s coming into our living rooms this summer, I have to think that’s a very good thing: In case you missed the news that traditional courtship is dead, naked people on VH1 stand ready to enlighten you. And in case you thought that television networks had evolved beyond trying to attract viewers with cheesy titillation — ditto.Yes, it’s time for “Dating Naked,” a reality series beginning Thursday on VH1 in which just-introduced strangers looking for love are...
  • Journalists Accuse White House of Politically-Driven Suppression of News

    07/09/2014 6:10:42 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 34 replies
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | July 8, 2014 | By John Eggerton
    Over three dozen journalist organizations including the Radio Television Digital News Association, National Press Foundation, and the Society of Professional Journalists, have asked the President to drop the "excessive controls" on public information by federal agencies, branding it "politically driven suppression of news and information about federal agencies." There has been an ongoing tension between broadcast, print and online journalists and the Obama administration, with complaints that the Administration has limited access to events, while providing its own "coverage" through official channels. n a letter to President Obama, the groups complained about policies that require journalists to go through public...
  • BBC Worldwide to trial CrowdEmotion's facial recognition software

    07/09/2014 8:04:01 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 7 replies
    TechWorld ^ | 17JUN2014 | Sam Shead
    BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, has signed a contract with a start-up that it has been nurturing through its Labs accelerator programme in a bid to measure audience engagement with its media content. The start-up, known as CrowdEmotion, uses facial coding webcams to capture people’s emotions and see how they react to certain TV shows. The BBC Worldwide Insight team said it plans to run CrowdEmotion trials on a number of BBC TV shows, including Top Gear and Sherlock – two of the organisation's most popular and lucrative series. David Boyle, executive vice president at BBC Worldwide...
  • 4 Ways You're Accidentally Killing Your Favorite TV Shows

    06/30/2014 10:28:18 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 105 replies
    Cracked ^ | 28 June 2014 | Ben Denny
    We live in a golden age of television. Never before have we had so much quality programming, or so many different ways to view it while sitting on the toilet. However, the things we like so much about the current state of television are actually strangling our favorite shows to death like Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds. #4. Our Favorite Shows Get Terrible Ratings Because We Don't Watch Them When They Air The business model that drives the creation of the shows we like is fairly straightforward: A network pays to make a show, and then we pay them back...
  • Whoopi Goldberg becomes lone host on 'The View' after ABC's surprise firings

    06/27/2014 2:25:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/26/14 | Don Kaplan
    A stunning housecleaning at “The View” has left Whoopi Goldberg driving solo and looking in the rearview mirror at her canned co-hosts. ABC officials said Thursday night big changes were coming to the show, and soon afterward Sherrie Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy took to social media to confirm they were leaving the morning talkfest.
  • Actress Patsy Byrne – aka Blackadder’s Nursie – Dies Aged 80

    06/21/2014 7:39:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Saturday 21 Jun 2014
    Veteran actress Patsy Byrne – who achieved small screen infamy as ‘Nursie’ in Blackadder II – has died aged 80. According to an announcement in the Telegraph, Byrne passed away on June 17 at Denville Hall – a retirement home for actors – in Hillingdon, London. The actress, who was born in Ashford, Kent, notched up a string of TV and theatre roles in the early part of her acting career. However she is best remembered for her Blackadder role – with the clueless but loyal Nursie (whose real name was actually Bernard), becoming one of the most loved characters...
  • Gallup: Public Confidence in TV News at All-Time Low

    06/19/2014 11:55:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 19, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Public confidence in television news is at an all-time low, according to a survey released today by Gallup. ... only 10 percent said they had “a great deal” of confidence in T.V. news, and 8 percent said they had “quite a lot” of confidence.
  • Halt and Catch Fire: The PC Wars Come to TV

    06/10/2014 5:13:00 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 42 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | June 3, 2014 | Alyson Sheppard
    Oscilloscopes! Hexadecimal code! 1980s Porsches! This is the world of AMC’s newest period piece, Halt and Catch Fire, which debuted June 1 (watch the full pilot episode here). The network’s next great hope for another Mad Men or Breaking Bad, Halt dives deep into the nerdy early days of the PC, hoping Sunday night TV viewers will go as gaga for Big Blue as they did for Blue Sky. The show transports us back to a fictional 1983, when personal computing was booming in Texas’ Silicon Prairie. We follow a slick visionary, a schmuck engineer, and a wonder-kid coder as...
  • Comedian Tracy Morgan critical after multi-car crash in Cranbury

    06/07/2014 9:04:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    nj.com ^ | 6/7/14 | Anthony Attrino
    Comedian Tracy Morgan is in critical condition at a New Brunswick hospital following an early morning accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, according to the New Jersey State Police. State police say the actor/comedian was injured in a crash involving six vehicles that left at least one person dead and several others, including Morgan, with serious injuries.
  • ‘Wrong Alice, guys’: MSNBC has trouble paying tribute to Ann B. Davis [pic, video]

    06/03/2014 2:15:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 6/2/14
    Ann B. Davis, aka Alice from “The Brady Bunch,” passed away this past weekend. This morning, MSNBC took a moment to remember her — by showing a picture of someone else:
  • President on 'Live with Kelly and Michael'

    05/30/2014 6:43:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/27/14 | Stephanie Highfill
    Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan are headed to Washington.... headed to D.C. to talk to Obama in the Blue Room.....
  • Mindy Kaling gives Harvard Law grads more laughs than advice in speech

    05/30/2014 6:02:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Today ^ | 5/29/14 | Ashley Lee
    Mindy Kaling took the podium at Harvard Law School's commencement ceremony on Wednesday to receive her honorary legal degree — or so she thought.... Throughout the speech, Kaling touted many lines that might as well been scripted into an episode of 'The Mindy Project,' as said by her character, Mindy Lahiri. "I know what you're probably thinking: Mindy Kaling? Why did they ask her? She's just a pretty Hollywood starlet? What does that quadruple threat know about the law? Sure, she seems really down-to-earth, and pretty but in a totally accessible way, and yeah, she was on People magazine's Most...
  • 25 TV shows about the US Navy and Marines (with video)

    05/19/2014 8:06:54 AM PDT · by Saint X · 10 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | 5/19/14 | U.S. Naval Institute
    Michael Bay’s upcoming TV series The Last Ship on TNT — premiering next month — is the latest in a long line of programs that have featured the U.S. Navy and Marines. From action adventures and comedies to dramas and primetime soaps, the sea services have been represented in almost every genre (even dipping into reality TV, with shows such as Lone Target and Navy SEALs: BUDS Class 234). Some were hits, many were misses.
  • Oprah acquires rights to Sam series

    05/14/2014 6:05:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 14, 2014 | Darren Rovell
    The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) announced on Wednesday that it had purchased the rights to a documentary series that will follow the life of Michael Sam. Terms were undisclosed, but sources said that negotiations to make the deal took two months. Sam became the first openly gay man to be taken in the NFL draft when he was picked Saturday in the seventh round by the St. Louis Rams. Cameras for the network were with Sam when he received the call that he was drafted and will follow him through training camp as he tries to make the team. The...
  • Dump Truck Rams Baltimore TV Station

    05/13/2014 9:55:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    A Baltimore television station has been evacuated after someone rammed a truck into the building. That person is now believed to be barricaded in the building. WMAR-TV posted this to its Facebook page, “ALERT | Stay away from ABC2 News studio at 6400 York Road. A man in a truck crashed through the lobby and is potentially armed. Will update as needed.”
  • Music TV Talent Shows Fade

    05/12/2014 8:32:49 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 11, 2014 | Bill Cater
    On television at least, it looks as if the beat doesn’t go on. The phenomenon of music-based television shows, which have dominated the ratings for more than a decade, seems by nearly every measure to be over or in steep decline. “They flooded the market,” said Simon Cowell, perhaps the individual most responsible for turning amateur singers into superstars, with his roles on “American Idol,” “The X Factor” and “America’s Got Talent.” “There have just been a ton of shows, and something has simply gone awry.”
  • No hesitation for ESPN on airing Michael Sam's kiss

    05/12/2014 5:29:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 81 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 5/12/14 | Lynn Elber
    The handsome football player gets drafted by an NFL team, plants an emotional kiss on his sweetheart and gives sportscasts an emotional feel-good video clip....
  • NBC Orders Ellen Degeneres' "One Big Happy" [Lesbian Comedy]

    05/10/2014 2:11:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    Elisha Cuthbert stars in the half-hour midseason entry, which marks the network's third [pro-homosexual] comedy in as many years.
  • WATCH: Was This The Biggest ‘Family Feud’ EPIC FAIL Ever? (Video)

    05/07/2014 7:30:24 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 11 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-07-2014 | TRN
    The Sass family only needed 18 points for Family Feud triumph last night.But the final result was so shocking, Steve Harvey's mustache nearly fell off.Tim, the family's patriarch, delivered a spectacular Fast Money round performance, scoring 182 out of the 200 points needed to win. So when Anna stepped up to the speed-round plate, it seemed like a victory was in the bag.WATCH:
  • Americans Get Hundreds Of TV Channels, Can Still Only Handle 17

    05/07/2014 7:42:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 05/07/2014 | Steven Perlberg
    It seems every year Americans have more TV channel options than the year prior, but one number has remained consistent — 17. That’s the average number of channels viewers actually tune in to. In 2013, the average TV home received 189 channels, up from 129 in 2008, according to a new report from Nielsen. Back in 2008 Americans tuned in to an average of 17.3 channels, as opposed to this year’s 17.5 figure. Maybe that’s all we channel-surfers can handle. “This data is significant in that it substantiates the notion that more content does not necessarily equate to more channel...
  • WATCH: A Very Special 'Wheel of Fortune' Contestant Wins Viewers' Hearts (Video)

    05/03/2014 7:22:28 AM PDT · by montag813 · 5 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-03-2014 | TRN
    Wednesday, 'Wheel of Fortune' had a very inspirational contestant in Trent Girone. The 21-year-old Peoria, Ariz., resident is a self-described "Wheel of Fortune" fanatic, but more important, he's the first special needs contestant ever to compete on the show.Girone has had nine brain surgeries and has both Asperger's and Tourette's syndromes, but that didn't stop him from taking early control of the wheel by successfully guessing the first puzzle, "a smashing success." Girone ultimately didn't win the game -- he hit the dreaded Bankrupt slot -- but he won viewer hearts from coast-to-coast.  WATCH:
  • 'Hill Street Blues': The most influential TV show ever

    04/29/2014 9:22:27 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue April 29, 2014 | Todd Leopold
    Loved this show! Might even pick up the DVD collection.
  • Jesus coming to CNN (plus Mike Rowe, Lisa Ling)

    04/10/2014 3:01:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 4/10/14 | James Hibberd
    CNN announced a new prime-time lineup Thursday that includes Jesus... Most provocatively, the network announced at its upfront presentation to advertisers in New York City, The Jesus Code, a series which promises to take viewers on a “forensic and archaeological journey through the Bible” (cue jokes about CNN looking for a ratings miracle). Religious-themed programming has been considered hot since History stunned the industry with its ratings-shattering The Bible miniseries last year. The Jesus Code “will take viewers on a thrilling high-stakes journey through forensics, biblical archeology and forgery in history, exploring the evidence of Jesus’ existence by questioning the...
  • Advise on TV purchase (Vanity)

    04/09/2014 5:23:56 PM PDT · by ErnBatavia · 81 replies
    Self
    Got rid of a 1970's "Home Entertainment Center", and wifey wants a semi-huge screen TV
  • Anyone seek The latest episode of Rake?

    04/07/2014 5:33:08 AM PDT · by The Louiswu · 12 replies
    Me | 4/7/14 | The Louiswu
    Did anyone see the latest episode of Rake where the lead character, a lawyer, made a case for the acceptance of beastiality, and won, clearing his client of wrong doing?
  • Kid President Lands His Own TV Show!

    04/03/2014 5:09:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Atlanta World Daily ^ | 4/2/14 | Ruth Manuel-Logan
    Kid President, aka Robby Novak (pictured), proclaimed on Wednesday via YouTube, “I want to make the world a little more awesome! So it’s T.V. y’all!” That’s right, the pint-sized politico has landed his very own docu-variety series that will be featured on the family-friendly Hub Network entitled, “Kid President: Declaration of Awesome.” The 10-episode, 30-minute program will begin in June and be produced by the SoulPancake television company, which is owned by actor Rainn Wilson. According to Wilson, “Kid president is about getting kids and grown-ups to work together. This show is an amazing blend of humor and heart,” Wilson...
  • 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...
  • 'How I Met Your Mother' wraps up an impressive nine-year run with legendary finale

    03/31/2014 5:27:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 03/31/2014 | BY DAVID HINCKLEY
    Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) sits his son and daughter down to tell them how he met their mother. That’s the way “How I Met Your Mother” began, on Sept. 19, 2005. Nine seasons and almost nine years later, Ted is less than 48 hours from getting to the point. It’s a tossup which is more impressive here: that a sitcom could last 200 episodes with what sounds like a one-idea premise, or that a parent could keep his kids listening to him talk about anything for nine years. But if Mosby’s kids wanted the answer, they didn't have much choice....
  • Report: Dish, DirecTV Discuss Possible Merger

    03/27/2014 5:16:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Fox ^ | Matt Egan
    In response to Comcast’s (CMCSA) $45 billion buyout of Time Warner Cable (TWC), Dish Network (DISH) has reportedly sent feelers out to rival DirecTV (DTV) about a possible combination of the two satellite television companies. The potential tie-up would marry the two largest U.S. satellite TV operators, creating a juggernaut with about 34 million subscribers. According to Bloomberg News, Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen recently approached DirecTV CEO Mike White about a merger. White is reluctant to go ahead with formal talks due to concerns about opposition from antitrust regulators, the news service said.
  • 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...
  • Jimmy Kimmel Poses With the Clintons, Puts a Political Twist on Ellen DeGeneres' Epic Selfie

    03/24/2014 4:21:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 3/24/14 | Brandi Fowler
    Jimmy Kimmel tweeted a photo with the Clinton family, similar to the epic selfie Ellen Degeneres tweeted during the Oscars.... The funnyman was on hand to interview the former first family during a closing session at the Clinton Global Initiative University at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz.
  • 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.
  • Johnny Manziel, LeBron James in new McDonald's commercial

    03/21/2014 6:18:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    nfl.com ^ | 3/18/14 | Bryan Fischer
    Once former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel started hanging out with LeBron James and texting him for advice, it was only a matter of time before the two ended up doing something big together. That time is, apparently, here. The world's best basketball player is the subject of a new television campaign by McDonald's in which he, not surprisingly, ends up running into Manziel hanging out in an exclusive spot.
  • Obama to Make Statement on Ukraine [Networks Assume Worship Mode]

    03/20/2014 7:47:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 88 replies
    ABC ^ | 3/20/14
    The White House says President Barack Obama will make a statement on Ukraine before he departs Thursday for a day of events in Florida. The statement is scheduled for 11 a.m. Eastern time on the South Lawn. The U.S. imposed sanctions earlier this week against several Russian officials for their role in the crisis in Ukraine.
  • For ‘American Idol’ contestant, S.F. Jewish community is home [Lesbian]

    03/20/2014 5:59:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    jweekly ^ | 3/14/14 | Sue Barnett
    ...viewers know MK Nobilette as the 20-year-old singer from San Francisco who has made history as “American Idol’s” first openly gay contestant, the young woman with a soulful voice and supercool style, and one of just 11 competitors still in the running as of earlier this week. But at Or Shalom Jewish Community in San Francisco, she is better known as Michaela Spatt Nobilette, who made her public singing debut at her 2007 bat mitzvah.
  • Ukrainian nationalists force head of main state TV channel to resign (beaten by Svoboda Mob)

    03/18/2014 10:39:37 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 51 replies
    RT ^ | 3-18-14 | RT
    The head of the National Television Company of Ukraine (NTU) has been beaten by members of the nationalist Svoboda party and forced to write a letter of resignation over allegations that his channel aired anti-Ukrainian content. The office of the acting CEO of the National Television Company of Ukraine, Aleksandr Panteleymonov, was stormed by people who claimed to be members of the freedom of speech and information committee. What began as a loud conversation quickly turned into a fight. A video of the incident has been posted online.
  • Russia State TV: Putin could reduce USA to Radioactive ash

    03/16/2014 4:53:45 PM PDT · by politisite · 83 replies
    SLON.RU ^ | 03/16/2014 | SLON.RU
    (A rough translation from Russian to English) Tonight, while summing up the results of the referendum on the accession of Crimea to Russia , in the final program ” News Week ” presenter Dmitry Kiselev threatened U.S. nuclear explosion in case of aggravation of the conflict with Russia over the Crimea . “Earlier, the Americans said , frozen preparation meeting the” Big Eight “in Sochi in June. Like, boycott Russia , nothing to talk about . But if so , then why all the time Obama tinkling Putin? “- Rhetorically wondered Kiselev, when behind him a photograph of Obama with...
  • Russian TV Host: Russia Is the Only Country With Capability to Turn US into "Radioactive Dust"

    03/16/2014 1:43:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/16/14 | Jim Hoft
    The Washington Post reported: Russia, news anchor Dmitry Kiselyov took to the Rossiya 1 news channel to put the situation into a broader geopolitical context for views. One part of his explanation, however, has caught a lot of attention: Kiselyov explained to his viewers that Russia is the only country capable of turning the United States into “radioactive ashes.” He then went on to use animated maps to show exactly how Russia would automatically respond with nuclear missiles if command and control were attacked or disabled by a U.S. attack. He also took a swipe at Obama.
  • BREAKING: Warren Buffett Buys WPLG! [Democrat Owns ABC Station in Miami, Florida]

    03/15/2014 5:30:49 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    sfltv.com ^ | 3/12/14
    Billionaire Warren Buffet’s iconic company Berkshire Hathaway will trade 1.6 million shares of Graham Holdings stock in exchange for WPLG, according to a report from Deadline It’s been known for a while that Buffett wants to exit Graham Holdings, formerly known as the Washington Post Co., who are left with only their TV stations and a business in the education sector. Buffett will allegedly get WPLG plus an unspecified amount of cash. The Washington Post company bought WPLG in 1969 and changed its call letters to WPLG in memory of Phillip L. Graham, the husband of Washington Post publisher Katherine...
  • Koch brothers group to hit Mark Udall in Colorado

    03/15/2014 12:57:07 PM PDT · by catnipman · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/14/2014 | JAMES HOHMANN
    Americans for Prosperity has reserved nearly $850,000 in airtime for TV ads that will begin Monday. A source tracking media buys told POLITICO that about $500,000 in time has been reserved in Denver and $340,000 has been reserved in Colorado Springs. The money is spread over three weeks. Continue Reading The Koch brothers-backed group is making the buy in the wake of Republican Rep. Cory Gardner’s decision to challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Udall. This is the first outside group to make a major play in the Rocky Mountain State. ... more
  • 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...
  • ‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings Down With Lena Dunham As Host [NBC Nudity Fail]

    03/10/2014 2:32:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    deadline.com ^ | 3/9/14 | NELLIE ANDREEVA
    The big promo push for Lena Dunham‘s hosting of Saturday Night Live... did not pay off, even with Girls creator/star discussing/displaying some of her signature nudity on the late-night sketch show...SNL‘s second-lowest results of the season
  • 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...
  • Jim DeMint: "I've Never Been a Part of the Tea Party in My Life"

    03/04/2014 5:10:18 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 10 replies
    MEDIAITE.COM ^ | by Noah Rothman | 5:05 pm, March 4th, 2014
    Former U.S. Senator and President of the Heritage Foundation, Jim DeMint, joined WSJ Live host Mary Kissel on Tuesday where he was pressed for his thoughts on why insurgent tea party challengers are not faring well this year in primary challenges against incumbent Republicans. DeMint insisted that he could not opine on individual races because Heritage is not a political organization and added that he has never been “a part of the tea party.” He admitted, however, that he has “been to a lot of meetings.” Kissel pressed DeMint to explain why tea party candidate Matt Bevin is losing ground...
  • Behind the Preplanned Oscar Selfie: Samsung's Ad Strategy

    03/04/2014 12:30:20 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    WSJ.com ^ | 3/3/14 | Suzanne Vranica
    [Samsung] spent an estimated $20 million on ads to run during breaks in the Academy Awards broadcast on Sunday night. But Samsung may have got more promotional mileage from Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres during the show itself. Ms. DeGeneres toyed with a white Samsung phone during the broadcast, including when she handed a Galaxy Note 3 to actor Bradley Cooper so he could take a "selfie" photo of himself and other stars including Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Lawrence surrounding the host. While the stunt felt spontaneous, it wasn't entirely unplanned. As part of its sponsorship and...