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  • Ellen DeGeneres criticized for driving wife Portia de Rossi to ER after 3 ‘weed drinks’

    04/21/2021 9:58:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 21, 2021 | Alex Heigl
    Ellen DeGeneres is catching heat online for admitting that she drove her wife, Portia de Rossi, to the hospital in March after drinking three “weed drinks” and taking over-the-counter sleep aids. DeGeneres made the admission that what she did was “probably not safe” to Jimmy Kimmel Tuesday during a marijuana-themed episode of his show. DeGeneres explained that she found de Rossi on the bathroom floor of their home, visibly in pain — but only after the daytime talk-show host had consumed three Cann drinks and the sleep aid melatonin. She then drove de Rossi to the hospital for an emergency...
  • What’s Wrong With PBS’s Pro-Suicide Special, ‘When My Time Comes’

    04/20/2021 9:09:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 20, 2021 | Christopher Jacobs
    For a program broadcast on a taxpayer-funded network, much of its contents seemed one-sided, even for PBS. It also ignores underlying political currentsA recent PBS special on end-of-life care raises important policy and philosophical questions about a subject many Americans avoid. But the special, entitled “When My Time Comes” and hosted by former NPR host Diane Rehm — who wrote a book with the same title last year — offers a troubling set of answers.Rehm came to the end-of-life issue from personal experience. Her first husband, John Rehm, died in 2014 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. The...
  • Racial injustice on 'Grey's Anatomy' has viewers both in tears and enraged

    04/16/2021 11:28:44 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 57 replies
    aol ^ | April 16, 2021 | KYLIE MAR
    Thursday night's episode of Grey's Anatomy addressed the issues of racial injustice and police brutality, as peaceful protestors were brought into Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital after being shot by tear gas canisters and rubber-coated bullets. As heartbreaking as the episode was, the moment that drew the biggest response, was when Maggie's boyfriend Winston, who is Black, was pulled over by two white police officers. The scenario, which we've seen go wrong countless times in the past , most recently, with the shooting of Daunte Wright, had viewers taking to social media both in tears and enraged. In fact, the situation,...
  • Fake TV Cops Meet Real Criminals: Scary Shots Fired Near Set Of ABC’s ‘The Rookie’

    04/16/2021 1:40:24 PM PDT · by Mark · 20 replies ^ | 4/16/2021 | mynewsla
    <p>In an “Only In LA” moment, police were searching Friday for two suspects who fired real shots near the set of the television cop show “The Rookie” in Los Angeles.</p><p>The shooting was reported about 2:55 p.m. Thursday in the area of Hartford Avenue and West Fifth Street near Los Angeles Center Studios, where crews were filming the ABC series with actors portraying real cops, said Officer William Cooper of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations division.</p>
  • Delingpole: Doom Goblin Greta Thunberg’s TV Show Is a Massive Ratings Flop

    04/14/2021 6:56:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/14/2021 | James Delingpole
    Doom Goblin Greta Thunberg’s first big TV show has proved to be a massive turn off for viewers. The BBC was so confident of the Doom Goblin’s pulling power that it commissioned three, one-hour-long episodes of its documentary series Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change The World.
  • Iran: TV Spy Series Ruffles Feathers With Portrayal of Politics

    04/04/2021 12:17:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Andalou Agency ^ | April 2, 2021 | Syed Zafar Mehdi
    Persian-language thriller running on Iran’s state television accused of blurring lines between fiction, realityA popular television series, purportedly based on real-life stories, has stirred controversy in Iran after the country’s top diplomat slammed it as a “complete lie.” The rebuke came after an episode aired last week was reportedly censored following the intervention of a senior government official, according to local media reports. Gando, named after a rare species of crocodiles found in the country’s southeast, features Iranian intelligence sleuths and foreign spies as main protagonists in different episodes – stories that the makers claim are based on true incidents....
  • It’s Important To Be Honest About What Today’s Media Actually Are

    03/31/2021 10:34:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 31, 2021 | Mollie Hemmingway
    They are Democrat propagandists and should be treated as such.The great comedian Chris Farley had a recurring “Saturday Night Live” sketch in which he nervously and incompetently interviewed celebrities. “Remember when you were with the Beatles? … That was awesome!” he “asked” Paul McCartney in 1993, after fidgeting for a suitably awkward amount of time. “Yeah … it was,” replied McCartney, who played it straight.That happened for real last Thursday, but without any self-awareness or comedy, when the entire White House Press Corps either effusively praised or more-than-gently handled President Joe Biden for the duration of his first press conference....
  • ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestants Petition to Remove Dr. Oz as Guest Host

    03/22/2021 5:51:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 22, 2021 | Hannah Sparks
    But the recent announcement that celebrity M.D. Dr. Oz would be taking over the fact-based game show this week has got fans questioning whether “Jeopardy!” producers have lost their way. In an open letter published on last month, a consortium of former “Jeopardy!” winners and contestants urged the show to rethink the decision, alleging that casting the “dubious” doc in the role would celebrate “the elevation of … talking head[s] at the expense of academic rigor and consensus.” SNIP “Throughout his nearly two decades on television he has used his authority as a doctor to push harmful ideas onto...
  • What Is It Worth To You?

    03/20/2021 11:05:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/20/21 | Dave Merrick
    In 2020 America flipped upside down. It was a perfectly engineered push into darkness. And I don’t hesitate for a moment in declaring that I noticed the transformation so much more acutely than did many people. I can say that so confidently, because I have been in a type of lockdown for the past nearly thirty-five years. Many of my regular readers know that I stopped watching tv in 1987. Oh sure, I will occasionally catch a DVD movie or a YouTube clip on a large monitor. Nevertheless, I haven’t watched a cable or satellite or open broadcast network program...
  • Mike Rowe’s Birthday Announcement Brings Back A Classic (Discovery resurrects "Dirty Jobs")

    03/20/2021 10:02:01 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | Mar 20, 2021 | Amanda Prestigiacomo
    Mike Rowe announced Friday that his hit series “Dirty Jobs” is coming back Discovery later this year. Making the comeback sweeter, the beloved host’s news was made public on his birthday. “As birthday presents go, this was a pretty good one,” Rowe wrote on Facebook Friday, captioning a Patheos post announcing the news. “I’ll let you all know how things progress,” he said. “We shot all week in Georgia and Florida. I’m pleased to report that everything still works, mostly. On the other hand, everything is sore…” Rowe tied the hit show’s comeback to the pandemic: as a celebration of...
  • How ‘Family Ties’ star Marc Price attempted to woo Lisa Bonet (Respects Republican Audience)

    03/18/2021 12:54:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 18, 2021 | Nicki Gostin
    What could be more ’80s Hollywood than two child stars sneaking off on a date to Johnny Carson’s set? SNIP Interestingly, he says that although his politics skewer very much to the left, his stand-up audience is generally Republican. “I’m very progressive so I find a way on stage to balance it,” he explained. “To not sell out and yet not let the people who voted for Trump feel less than entertained. It’s a real tightrope walk. I enjoy it and it’s because I respect people with dissenting opinions. Something that’s not happening in America right now.”
  • How Hollywood Is Complicit in the Violence Against Asians in America

    03/17/2021 1:29:05 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 12 replies
    Variety ^ | March 17, 2021 | Carollne Framke
    Reading the comments is rarely a good idea. But when opening a breaking news tweet on March 16 about a rash of horrific murders across Atlanta, including six Asian woman working in three separate spas, the overwhelming sameness of the replies was unavoidable, infuriating, and instructive. “Not quite the happy ending they were expecting,” crowed one. “No happy ending then?” asked another. “Definitely not a happy ending,” declared another, throwing in a gif of a stick figure drumming a “heyo!” rimshot to make sure anyone reading it would understand that they wanted a laugh. Endless tweets of the same snark,...
  • ‘Waffles + Mochi’ Brings Michelle Obama to Kids’ TV: Review

    03/16/2021 6:38:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Variety ^ | 03/15/2021 | Daniel D'Addario
    As first lady, Michelle Obama grew a vegetable garden at the White House to make children more curious about what they eat. These days, what she grows takes a more visible form. Obama produces (with her husband) and appears (with puppets) in the Netflix series “Waffles + Mochi,” part of the former first couple’s Higher Ground Prods. deal with the streamer. This is less lofty....
  • trying to cut the cable

    03/13/2021 7:00:50 AM PST · by Dad was my hero · 126 replies
    vanity ^ | 3/13/21 | Dad was my hero
    I'm considering dropping cable, cutting the cord so to speak. My cable provider (Spectrum) has been to my house 3 times over the issue of dropped audio and pixelation. The issues have been so pronounced that it can make some shows almost unwatchable. They are coming again today but I spoke with a neighbor that also has Spectrum and he said they have the same issue, so I am sure it is somewhere in their lines feeding my development. I'm not much interested in going to a satellite dish, I've had both dish and direct TV before. I dropped dish...
  • Golden Globes Ratings Looking Like All-Time Low For NBC In Early Numbers

    03/01/2021 12:29:29 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Deadline ^ | March 1, 2021 | Dominic Patten
    Winners notwithstanding, the obvious shortcomings of the 78th annual Golden Globes on-screen last night were reflected in the ratings for the NBC broadcast ceremony today. Though the Comcast-owned network doesn’t plan to release final numbers from Nielsen until tomorrow, semi-adjusted fast nationals reveal the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler bicoastal hosted show took a hit from last year. A big hit. And we don’t just mean the worthy whack the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has been taking from some of Tinseltown’s heaviest hitters over the 87-member group’s total lack of Black members. Coming in with a 1.2 rating among adults...
  • US Programmatic CTV Video Advertising Will Soar in 2021

    02/28/2021 4:50:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    INSIDER INTELLIGENCE ^ | Jan 14, 2021 | Nicole Perrin
    For years, growth in video advertising has driven overall programmatic display growth. Advertiser demand for video impressions has always outstripped supply, but supply has gotten a big boost as consumers started adopting streaming video viewing in larger numbers—especially on connected TV (CTV) devices—and more of those impressions have been made available programmatically. The pandemic supercharged the consumer behavior side, and many sources we interviewed mentioned dramatic increases in the number of available CTV video impressions. We estimate advertisers spent an additional $1.16 billion on programmatic CTV video ads in 2020 compared with 2019, and incremental spending in 2021 will increase...
  • Jon Stewart Killed ‘Crossfire’ And He Was Wrong

    02/26/2021 1:37:50 PM PST · by Onthebrink · 11 replies
    Federalist ^ | 2/26/2021 | Ben Domenich
    Back in October of 2004, Jon Stewart — then at the height of his fame and relevance — went on CNN’s “Crossfire” and committed a murder on live TV. You can read the transcript here. Readers will recall this was the infamous “hurting America” clip, where Stewart crapped all over the very concept of a debate show that paired left and right as co-equals in a running debate over the direction of America.
  • CBS Eyes Fourth NCIS Series; Latest Spinoff Would Be Set in Hawaii

    02/16/2021 4:48:00 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 48 replies
    TV Line ^ | February 16, 2021 | Michael Ausiello
    CBS is looking to expand the NCIS franchise outside the contiguous United States. TVLine has learned that the Eye network is in the early stages of developing a new iteration of NCIS, this one set in Hawaii. This would mark CBS’ third NCIS spinoff and the fourth NCIS series overall, joining the Mark Harmon-headlined mothership, NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans. A CBS spokesperson declined to comment for this story. Prior to the franchise’s newest entry, NCIS: New Orleans, launching in 2014, CBS was developing NCIS: Red, an offshoot centering on a mobile anti-terrorist unit dubbed the Red Team....
  • ‘The Bachelor’ Host Stepping Away After Racial Controversy

    02/14/2021 10:44:10 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 2/13/2021 | Breitbartnews
    Chris Harrison, host of “The Bachelor,” says he is stepping down from his TV role and is “ashamed” for his handling of a swirling racial controversy at the ABC dating show. In a new statement posted Saturday, Harrison apologized again for defending the actions by a contestant that are considered offensive. “By excusing historical racism, I defended it,” he wrote. Harrison came under fire after an interview on “Extra” when he was asked about racially insensitive past behavior from current “Bachelor” contestant Rachael Kirkconnell. Past photos of her resurfaced in which she is dressed in costume as a Native American...
  • Is anyone out the in TV land watching the Trump Impeachment trial?

    02/12/2021 12:52:25 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 73 replies
    Answer:A Breitbart News Poll got this response...Yes-3.62% (937 votes) No-96.38% (24,952 votes).