CNN, what is going on over there? After the Boston Bombing fiasco where you prematurely told the world that the authorities caught the perps that did it when they didn’t, we all thought you would at least smarten up a little. I know you’re under all sorts of stress after having to cut your investigative reporting staff, but I think you could’ve saved some money if your anchors stopped pretending they were in different locations. Did Nancy Grace really have to stand a couple feet away as you tried to deliver the details of the Cleveland recovery of the three kidnapped women? We can see the cars passing behind you.
Stop trolling us, CNN. Stop spending money on unnecessary gadgets (holograms, anyone?) and hire more reliable reporters. Or, if you would rather think that your audience is made up of idiots, at least have the decency to turn around so we don’t notice the passing cars. Your “journalism” is insulting.
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Anderson Cooper can do anything. No, seriously. On top of being a news superstar on CNN, he saved a kid’s life, is a charming talk show host, and has a wicked sense of humour. The Tumblr Sassy Anderson Cooper is dedicated to documenting his most LOL-worthy moments. Check out just some of our favourites!
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Can animals play in the NBA? Please? Eddie the sea otter can slam dunk with the best of them. This cutie was rescued by the Oregon Zoo and learned how to play basketball to keep his swimming paws fit. His trainers say he almost never misses, but if he does, he swims right back to the net to try again.
Lily Allen and her husband, Sam Cooper, have a new reason to smile.
According to the United Kingdom’s Daily Mail, the couple welcomed their first child Friday. This comes after several pregnancy hardships for Allen, having lost a baby boy one year ago. She also suffered a miscarriage in January 2008, when she was with Brit musician Ed Simons.
Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou took to Twitter to confirm the news that the singer had had her baby, writing: “She has indeed, a little girl.” Many, many other British celebrities have congratulated the pasty couple via Twitter – however, her spokesperson has declined to confirm.
She isn’t the only celebrity in baby-bliss (that’s a thing, right?) this Thanksgiving weekend. Of course, Selena Gomez is now a big sister: “Momma and Brian are finally letting me share the news! My mommy’s carrying my baby brother or sister I’m the happiest girl in the world!” she tweeted yesterday.
Another British media mogul, CNN’s Piers Morgan, welcomed a daughter with wife Celia Walden and confirmed on his Twitter. “It’s true. I’ve become a dad for the 4th time, to a baby girl called Elise. She’s absurdly beautiful and utterly adorable.” Maybe this will effect his sensitivity.
It seems that among the 1 million who tuned in to CNN on July 5 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. to watch the verdict of the infamous Casey Anthony murder trial were a few celebrities, including Miley Cyrus and Kim Kardashian.
“You know the world is skewed when people get away with murdering children but we cant get gay marriage legalized in the state of California,” tweeted the former Hannah Montana starlet while on the last leg of dates in her Gypsy Heart Tour. Burn! But we can’t scold Cyrus too much, because as harsh as her statement is, it kind of makes you put things into perspective.
What was more interesting, however, was the response to Kardashian’s “WHAT!!!!???!!!! CASEY ANTHONY FOUND NOT GUILTY!!!! I am speechless!!!” reaction tweet following the trial. Many compared this trial to that of OJ Simpson’s, and how he was found not guilty with the help of Kardashian’s father as his defense lawyer.
“Reading the comments here &its nuts people think just bc I was close to the OJ Simpson trial I can’t have my own opinion on the Casey Anthony case?” tweeted Kardashian shortly after. While people might think that Kardashian was automatically tied to the outrageous outcome of the OJ Simpson trial, it is absolutely unfair for people to connect it to this one. Everyone is entitled to share their opinions and reactions, and that includes Kim Kardashian, no matter who her father is or whom he might have helped in any former trial.
All we can say is, good for you two, Miley and Kim, for getting your voices heard and not backing down without a fight! Keep using Twitter for good and sharing your thoughts – we wouldn’t want it any other way!
Charlie Sheen appeared on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, his first interview since “Two and a Half Men” shut down production this evening. Although Sheen claimed to be sober (he even brought a recent drug test as proof), there is no question Charlie wasn’t all there.
Piers asked him about if he had any regrets. “There’s a couple things I wish I hadn’t started,” said Sheen. “One of them is smoking cigarettes.”
And he summed it up: “I’m still alive, which is pretty cool.”
Did you see the interview? What did you think of Charlie’s performance?
The one and only Brad Pitt is looking to acquire the film rights to the story of the trapped Chilean miners, reports Perez Hilton.
Pitt’s company, Plan B, is currently negotiating with legal representatives working on behalf of the miners who spent two months trapped deep underground in a Chilean mine.
The 33 men were left trapped in the mine after a tunnel collapsed, sealing them all in the deepest part of the mine. The men relied on food and supplies sent to them via a hastily drilled communication tunnel mere inches in diameter before rescue workers were able to extract them one by one on October 10th.
Hopefully Pitt will do the event justice and honour it rather than exploiting the miner’s plight!
If he gets the rights, will you go to see Brad’s movie adaptation?
It hasn’t been a good few days for former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez. After making some racist and inappropriate comments regarding Jon Stewart and the “white, liberal establishment point of view” while appearing as a guest on XM Sirius, Sanchez was fired from CNN.
Rick’s wife Suzanne issued a statement on her Facebook page Monday updating people on Rick’s situation. ”Rick apologized to jon stewart today.” She also blamed her husband’s comments during the now infamous radio interview last Thursday on an intense work schedule that caused him to “mangle his thought process,” reports Fox News.
“They had a good talk. jon was gracious and called rick, ‘thin-skinned,’” she wrote.
“His exhaustion from working 14 hr days for 2 mo. straight, caused him to mangle his thought process inartfully. he got caught up in the banter and deeply apologizes to anyone who was offended by his unintended comments,” added the stay-at-home-mom — who has four children with Sanchez.
Wyclef Jean announced that he will be running as a candidate for president of Haiti Thursday, and it wasn’t long before criticism started to come his way, reports E! Online. Sean Penn appeared on CNN Thursday to publicly criticize Jean and what he believes his motives are being influenced by.
“Right now, I worry that this is a campaign that is more about a vision of flying around the world talking to people, it’s certainly not about the youth drafting him,” said Penn, commenting on Jean’s earlier statement about the youth of Haiti drafting him, rather than him simply running for president.
Penn, who currently resides in Haiti doesn’t believe that the response inside the country is anywhere near the kind of anticipation that people in the United States are building it up to be.
“This is somebody who’s going to receive an enormous amount of his support, if he continues this campaign, from the United States,” said Penn. “I have to say, I’m very suspicious of it, simply because he, as an ambassador-at-large, has been virtually silent. For those of us in Haiti, he has been a non-presence.”
“One of the reasons I don’t know much about Wyclef Jean is I haven’t seen or heard anything in these last six months that I’ve been in Haiti. I think he’s an important voice, I hope he doesn’t sacrifice that voice by taking the eye off the very devastating realities off the ground and the very different strategic future it’s got in putting itself back together.”
It’s clear how Sean Penn feels about Wyclef Jean’s candidacy, what do you think?
With Larry King taking his bow at CNN, everyone is wondering who will replace him. Ryan Seacrest is an obvious choice along with a couple of other candidates, but Larry has made it clear he doesn’t want Howard Stern taking his spot.
Larry told a reporter for Steppin’ Out magazine that Howard was the “least common denominator,” “worthless” and “tasteless.”
According to PerezHilton, Howard reportedly responded to these comments by telling friends, “It’s alleged he was banging his wife’s sister and he’s saying that I’m tasteless? He’s a frog … an imp and he’s the luckiest man in show business.”
These guys obviously have a history. Check out this Larry King interview from 1988. You can see there is some tension.
Extra TV is reporting that Simon Cowell has released some big news! According to Cowell, Piers Morgan from “America’s Got Talent” could be Larry King’s replacement on CNN.
“[Morgan] was under contract to us on ‘America’s Got Talent,’ so he called me and we helped sort of broker the deal,” Cowell said. “I knew about this weeks ago.”
Although there has been nothing officially announced about King’s replacement, Cowell is very confident in Morgan’s ability as an interviewer.
“Piers is without question the best interviewer I’ve ever been interviewed by… apart from you, Terri.” (He of course is referring to Terri Seymour who was interviewing him at the time).
However there is another candidate for Larry’s replacement who has a connection to Simon Cowell. That is of course Ryan Seacrest, who has stood in for Larry King a few times.
We feel that Seacrest would be a better fit. What do you think?
Larry King will be hosting a two hour telethon on CNN Monday night to raise funds for victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, reports Associated Press. The telethon will air 8pm to 10pm EST on a special edition of “Larry King Live.”
Many A-list stars are helping out on the telethon including: Justin Bieber Cameron Diaz, Lenny Kravitz, Randy Jackson, Ted Danson, Jenny McCarthy, Tim McGraw, Alyssa Milano, Robert Redford, Ian Somerhalder, Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump, Victoria Principal and Pete Wentz. Sting will perform as well. The guests will participate in person or via satellite.
Larry King is a horny old man. No two ways about it. Although he is 76 years old and has had 20 million bypass surgeries, the man still has a sex drive. Although in our opinion Shawn Southwick is an attractive 50 year old lady, her sexual prime has past. Basically the lease is up on Shawn, and he has chosen to trade her in for a newer model.
Now it’s time for Larry to acquire a new wife. However it’s going to look really weird for a 76 year old walking around with a hot 30 year old woman. But Larry won’t care because he has official PIMP status.
But, a spokesperson for the channel cleared up the situation, reports MTV News.
“MTV did not ban Lady Gaga and Beyoncé’s ‘Telephone’ video – in fact, we premiered it on Friday,” MTV Executive Vice President of Music and Talent Amy Doyle said. “Fans can continue to catch the video as we repeat it on-air and online.”
For those wondering, MTV typically airs music videos between 3 a.m. and 10 a.m. on weekdays.
Well Carrie is a beautiful girl, no two ways about it. But is she smart and media savvy? Well, no and maybe. No because she didn’t know how to handle a question by Larry she didn’t like. Maybe because although she looked like a complete fool, everybody is posting and talking about this video. Perhaps this will help with her book sales (which is why she was on Larry King)? Have a look and tell us what you think.
Ok I agree this story is getting a little tired (no offense to Michael Jackson) but did anybody else just feel awkward watching this interview? And I can’t comment if Joe Jackson beat Michael or not, however I am sure Joe Jackson is not all there. Additionally anybody else notice Larry King is starting to act more like TMZ than CNN?
It’s no joke. Stephen Colbert is running for President of the United States.
Colbert made the big announcement on Tuesday. First, he appeared as a guest on The Daily Show, where he announced he would be making a decision about whether or not to make an announcement. Taking a stab at BFF Jon Stewart, he said the official announcement would take place on a more prestigious show.
15 minutes later, that more prestigious show turned to be his own. With a shout of “I’m doing it!” Colbert released balloons that cascaded over him, as is his customary self-celebrating gag.
Colbert will be running solely in his hometown of South Carolina, as a “favourite son” of the state. And the surprises kept coming: Colbert will run with both the Democrat and Republican Parties.
According to CNN, Colbert could actually succeed in doing both (though, inevitably he’ll lose, even if it’s just to himself). There is no rule against him running in both primaries, but it will have a hefty price. It costs just $2,500 to be put on the Democrat ballot but $35,000 to run as a Republican. He must also actively campaign for the Democrats if he is to be allowed to run.
The primaries will be held in mid-January. Colbert’s worshiping fans have previously won him numerous honours (like having a Canadian minor league hockey mascot named after him) with their bombardment of voting. So it’s safe to say that the race for President just got a lot more interesting.
CNN couldn’t have picked a worse time to accidentally leave anchor Kyra Phillips’ microphone on as she chatted off-camera — the incident occurred right in the middle of a live speech by President George Bush.
The “Live From…” host was talking with an unidentified woman in a CNN washroom when her mic overrode the audio feed from Bush, reports the Associated Press. He was speaking in New Orleans on the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Phillips called most men “assholes,” but said she is “very lucky in that regard. My husband is handsome and he is genuinely a loving – you know, no ego – you know what I’m saying? Just a really passionate, compassionate, great, great human being. And they exist. They do exist. They’re hard to find. Yup. But they are out there.”
She went on to say how “brothers have to be, you know, protective,” though she has to be protective of her brother because “his wife is just a control freak.”
Another voice then cut in to tell Phillips to turn off her microphone, and that she had been on-air. The audio mishap had gone on for more than a minute and a half.
Phillips later apologized on-air, saying she was sorry “for an issue we had with our mikes” and “for a little bit of an interruption there during the president.”
CNN issued an official apology “to our viewers and the president for the disruption,” saying they were looking into how the incident occurred and “why it was not more promptly corrected on air.”
So Hurricane Dennis is raging down south and major TV networks have again decided to plop hapless journalists into the heart of the storm so they can be pelted with 135 mph winds and rain, struggling to stay upright while telling us, the viewers, that “Everyone has been evacuated, homes are gone and it’s really, really windy!”
I could have told you that before you headed to Florida, Bob/Tom/Jim.
And while I really, really enjoy seeing Geraldo Rivera get thrashed senselessly by tree branches and gusts of wind that could overturn large vehicles (I?m waiting for him to be swept in to the water for good), it pains me to see CNN’s Anderson Cooper suffer in a similar manner.
As a poster on another website so aptly pointed out, ?what did these people do at the company Christmas party to deserve this gig??
It?s not just my slightly-embarrassing crush on the handsome grey-haired newsman that makes me want him to stay safe, it?s that somewhere, in the back of my mind, I reminisce about the good-old-days of ?The Mole? and hope that he would some day return to host the show, as he once did.
Looking at the reality shows on now, I can say honestly that no show (with maybe the Amazing Race as an exception) was as clever, and intelligent enough to keep me watching week after week. And no, I don’t mean ?Celebrity Mole Hawaii?, or Yucatan which arose from the ashes of the original show, those were embarrassing at best.
The original show was actually fun to watch. As findthemole.com boasts, the first season?s action took place on ?two continents, four countries, 34 cities, 28 days, 65 different hotels, 15,000 miles of travel, and 16 modes of transportation, including planes, helicopters, buses, vans, boats, motorcycles and horses?. Kind of like “The Amazing Race”, without an actual race (unless you consider finding the identity of the mole first a race).
Anyway, the first two seasons of ?The Mole? (airing in 2000 and 2002 respectively and ranging from nine episodes in season one to 13 in the second) were so entertaining because the concept was simple: a group of contestants must work together to complete challenges and win up to $1 million.
One problem: one of the contestants is set up by the producers to try to subtly sabotage each challenge and prevent the team from winning. At the end of each episode, contestants are individually quizzed about their team-mates and what happened during the last challenge to try to pin point who they think the mole is. The person with the lowest score each week is sent home, and in the last episode, the mole is revealed and the last player standing is awarded the prize money earned.
Simple really. There were no lurid and staged scandals (no distracting and false romances), alliances meant nothing and got you nowhere, and the tasks tested both physical and psychological abilities. Contestants didn?t necessarily fit in to the all-too-common casting stereo types (they ranged in age from 20s to 60s), and it was actually fun to watch. Oh, and did I mention the dreamy Anderson Cooper guides you along?
You never really could guess who the mole was, and just as you thought you had it figured out, the person was sent home the following week leaving you dumbfounded.
Who could forget season one?s finale when sneaky Kathryn shocked everyone (well, at least me and my friends) by turning out to be the elusive mole. The sweet girl who sobbed when she screwed up a challenge for the team turning out to be the saboteur? Gasp! A lawyer scheming her way to success? Never!
Season two turned out to be just as good, but sadly with Anderson Cooper joining CNN and Ahmad Rashad taking over as host of the crappy celebrity editions that followed, my favourite reality show would never be the same.
An online petition was even created by desperate fans (kind of like myself) after the end of season two to try and keep the show alive. But although more than 10,000 people signed, Anderson was gone for good and viewers instead got Ahmad Rashad and a half-assed version of the original show (which thankfully died after two seasons). Sigh.
But it?s ok. Every time I tune in to ?Anderson Cooper 360?? on CNN I still smile and think of the days that were.
Bob Costas will serve as a substitute host of Larry King Live, CNN announced Wednesday.
“Bob’s broad range of interests, his quick wit and his deft interview skills will engage viewers in the best King tradition,” said Jon Klein, president of CNN-U.S. “We are delighted that he will be filling in for Larry from time to time.”
King’s other subs include American Idol host Ryan Seacrest.
Costas, the former face of NBC Sports, is also host of “Costas Now” and “Inside the NFL” on HBO.