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  • 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
    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 · 52 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Jimmy Fallon agrees to Rahm Emanuel Polar Plunge [Tonight Show Is Pure Democrat Party]

    03/01/2014 4:59:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/24/14 | Tal Kopan
    “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon will be swimming with the fishes of Lake Michigan thanks to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel: The comedian has agreed to participate in the city’s Polar Plunge fundraiser this weekend. The former White House chief of staff and mayor had initially challenged Fallon to participate in the annual jump into the lake’s frigid waters in response to what Fallon had described to the media as an open invitation for the mayor to appear on...
  • Michelle Obama to appear on "Parks and Recreation"

    02/28/2014 7:01:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2/27/14 | Jessica Derschowitz
    ...Michelle Obama is going to make an appearance on the season finale of "Parks and Recreation," NBC announced Thursday....
  • Masochism TV : Why do we keep watching unpleasant shows?

    02/27/2014 4:30:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/27/2014 | James Lileks
    Okay, I’m all caught up. Done bingeing on House of Cards. Can’t quite shake the sight of Frank Underwood decapitating the minority whip during the State of the Union . . . Oh, right. SPOILERS. But everyone’s watched House of Cards by now, right? That was one hell of a season ender. Even though the entire Congress, the Supreme Court, the cabinet members, and the millions of viewers saw him lean forward and whistle the scimitar, saw the head bounce down the steps. You know he’ll get away with it; the only question is how? You hope he gets away...
  • 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...
  • Fort the focus of TV program tonight PBS to host Finnegan, Col. McFarland to talk about post

    02/21/2014 3:14:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies
    On PBS channel 6, at 8:30 p.m., two familiar faces in Southeastern Arizona are featured on the television program, “Arizona Week.” Tom Finnegan, co-chair of the Governor’s Military Affairs Commission, and Fort Huachuca Garrison Commander, Col. Dan McFarland, will be discussing Fort Huachuca and its impact on the community and its importance to the state. Tonight’s broadcast will feature host Lorraine Rivera, who each week brings a timely review of statewide issues. The program provides depth and perspective to top issues of the week, with both on-location and in-studio interviews with key newsmakers, followed by a panel of journalists who...
  • NBC’s Brian Williams Apologizes to Arsenio Hall

    02/20/2014 8:14:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/20/14
    Arsenio Hall is one of the most enduring names in late night history, and so he was more than a little P.O.ed that his name was excluded in an NBC report on the late night wars and Jimmy Fallon‘s ascendancy. Hall called out Brian Williams for his exclusion, and Williams apologized on the air tonight for the oversight. One key objection of Hall’s was the following graphic showing nine of the big names in late night that he wasn’t included in.
  • Ralph Waite, Star of ‘The Waltons,’ Dies at 85

    02/13/2014 6:25:11 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 77 replies
    Variety ^ | FEBRUARY 13, 2014 | Carmel Dagan
    Ralph Waite, a hard-working actor best known for his role as the father on CBS’ hit drama “The Waltons” during the 1970s but more recently seen in recurring roles on “NCIS” and “Days of Our Lives,” has died. He was 85. Waite was nominated for two Emmys, one for his role as John Walton Sr. on “The Waltons” in 1978 and another for his role in the miniseries “Roots” the previous year.
  • 'American Idol' has its first openly gay contestant in 2014

    02/13/2014 9:45:21 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 59 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 2/12/14 | Annie Barrett
    it’s sad that this is a news headline, that it took this long, that this is reality. But hey, let’s be happy about it instead — someone had to break the ice! M.K. Nobilette, 20, is officially the first openly gay contestant on American Idol. It’s really just a crazy technicality: Gay contestants in the past had never spoken of their sexuality on camera, seemingly by the show’s design. “I’m very obviously gay, and there are always gonna be people in America and everywhere else who will definitely hate me,” said Nobilette while waiting to hear her Hollywood Week fate...
  • 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...
  • NBC, Ellen Degeneres team for lesbian family comedy

    01/28/2014 2:41:55 PM PST · by bkopto · 51 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | Jan 28, 2014 | staff
    <p>Ellen DeGeneres made television history in 1997 by having her character come out of the closet on a two- party episode of Ellen.</p> <p>Now, DeGeneres is a force behind One Big Happy, a new sitcom pilot featuring a pregnant lesbian and her gay best friend.</p>
  • Grammys: Gay marriage takes centre stage

    01/27/2014 11:55:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/27/14 | Anthony Zurcher
    ....The 56th Grammy Awards were held last night, and while there were no twerking incidents to stir controversy, a planned marriage ceremony for 34 gay and straight couples officiated by Queen Latifah in the middle of the rap by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis about marriage equality (with a cameo by Madonna) had people talking. "It was a brave move by the rap duo who are just experiencing their first flush of fame, but it showed the Seattle based duo are serious about using their profile to push a progressive message," writes the New York Post's Hardeep Phull. "It's something that...
  • More men speaking in girls' 'dialect', study shows

    01/19/2014 2:48:36 PM PST · by EveningStar · 56 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 5, 2013 | Melissa Hogenboom
    More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows. This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia. But now a team says that this way of speaking is becoming more frequent among men.
  • San Antonio weatherman says MLK slur was mistake

    01/20/2014 8:20:05 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 67 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | 1/16/14 | KOLTEN PARKER, JEANNE JAKLE
    A San Antonio weatherman apologized Thursday for using a “racially insensitive” term while referencing Martin Luther King Jr. Day during KABB FOX 29's morning broadcast. Meteorologist Mike Hernandez referred to the upcoming holiday meant to celebrate the life of the civil rights leader as “Martin Luther 'coon' Day.” The word has historically been used as a racist term to refer to African Americans. The station issued an apology via their Facebook page and Hernandez later said he was sorry for what he claims was a mispronunciation. Hernandez apologized to those who were offended by the mistake and told the San...
  • Jimmy Kimmel Savages ObamaCare and Uninformed Young People Who Support It

    01/15/2014 9:03:49 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/15/14 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters has been reporting for months, late night comics have been tearing the atrocious rollout of ObamaCare apart. Conceivably the best job done to date was by ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel who during his opening monologue Tuesday evening absolutely savaged the law whilst ridiculing the uninformed young people in this country that have ignorantly supported something that clearly harms them (video follows with transcript and commentary):.... Really delicious stuff. However, this raises a question: with the exception of the penis pump issue, everything that Kimmel addressed was known before ObamaCare was enacted. Certainly, America’s youth are woefully uninformed – but...
  • Democrats Plan to Pressure TV Networks Into Covering Climate Change

    01/15/2014 4:08:49 AM PST · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 15, 2014 | Ben German
    Senate Democrats pledging to get more aggressive on climate change will soon pressure the major TV networks to give the topic far greater attention on the Sunday talking-head shows. Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, are gathering colleagues' signatures on a letter to the networks asserting that they're ignoring global warming. "It is beyond my comprehension that you have ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox, that their Sunday shows have discussed climate change in 2012, collectively, for all of eight minutes," Sanders said, citing analysis by the liberal watchdog group Media Matters for America.
  • 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...
  • Sandra Bullock wins 4 People's Choice Awards; Ellen DeGeneres wins record 14th gong

    01/09/2014 4:53:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/9/14
    andra Bullock reigned supreme at the 40th annual People's Choice Awards, taking home four trophies as the evening's top winner. The actress was named favorite movie actress, comedic actress, dramatic actress and shared the favorite movie duo award with "Gravity" co-star George Clooney. Bullock's buddy comedy, "The Heat," co-starring Melissa McCarthy, was awarded favorite comedic movie. Fans deemed Ellen DeGeneres their favorite daytime TV host, making her the woman who has gained the most People's Choice Awards with a total of 14 trophies. "As a young girl growing up in New Orleans, if anyone would have told me I was...
  • Freedom Fighter (Best TV show out there!!!)

    01/08/2014 11:14:20 AM PST · by HammerT · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | December 30, 2013
    Benton, ME --( The Bear Whisperer is back to bring brand new viewers that wouldn’t normally watch a shooting show, to watch the new series developed for the everyday American. Besides gearing the show towards shooters that want to learn more about firearms, the viewers will get the behind the scenes look at everything that takes place during the filming of this new series. Blaine has teamed up with industry professionals Jeff Zimba and Adam Hendsbee who will take the lead in showing Blaine and the rest of the viewing audience the ins and outs of the black gun industry...
  • ‘SNL’ adds black woman to cast

    01/07/2014 6:09:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies ^ | 1/7/14
    “Saturday Night Live” has hired comedian Sasheer Zamata as a new cast member for the late-night comedy sketch show, a spokeswoman for network NBC said on Monday, months after the program was criticized for a lack of diversity among its female cast. Zamata, who stars in her own internet comedy series “Pursuit of Sexiness,” will be the first African-American female cast member since Maya Rudolph left “Saturday Night Live” in 2007. “SNL” came under criticism in October for its lack of female diversity...
  • TV Spies of the Cold War Era

    01/06/2014 9:05:10 AM PST · by Saint X · 14 replies
    U,S. Naval Institute ^ | U.S. Naval Institute
    During the 1980s with no end of the Cold War in sight, the CIA became alarmed at the number of Soviet spies working for the U.S. who were being arrested and executed. The U.S. network of informants within the USSR was rapidly being dismantled, severely damaging American intelligence gathering capabilities. It became apparent that the CIA had a mole who was compromising their efforts. Based on the book Circle of Treason by former CIA agent Sandy Grimes, the ABC series The Assets dramatizes the events and investigation leading to the arrest of traitor Aldrich Ames. The show is a grim...
  • 10 most cringeworthy on-air gaffes of 2013

    01/01/2014 5:17:36 AM PST · by Dartman · 16 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan. 1/14 | QMI Agency
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