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Posted Sunday 2/18/18 at 7:29AM EST
LeBron James thanks "whatever her name is" for bringing more awareness to his message
“I will not just shut up and dribble because I mean too much to my two boys here, their best friend right here, my daughter that’s at home and my wife and my family,” the NBA superstar said of Fox News' Laura Ingraham at an NBA All-Star Game press conference. “And all these other kids who look up to me for inspiration and try to find a way out. The best thing she did was create more awareness. I appreciate her for even giving me even more awareness. For me to sit up here, at the greatest weekend, NBA All-Star weekend, and I get to sit up here and talk about social justice, equality, and why a woman on a certain network decided to tell me to 'shut up and dribble. So, thank you, whatever her name is, don’t even know her name.” ALSO: Ingraham invites James on her show.
Posted Saturday 2/17/18 at 1:46AM EST
LeBron James responds to uproar over Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who denies any racial bias
James posted to Instagram and tweeted a picture of "I AM MORE THAN AN ATHLETE" in neon with the hashtag "#wewillnotshutupanddribble" following the uproar over Ingraham telling him and Kevin Durant to "shut up and dribble" and stop talking about politics. Meanwhile, Ingraham released a statement saying: "There was no racial intent in my remarks - false, defamatory charges of racism are a transparent attempt to immunize entertainment and sports elites from scrutiny and criticism."
Posted Saturday 2/17/18 at 1:46AM EST
MSNBC's Katy Tur: The concept of "News Anchor Makeup" is changing to emphasize natural beauty
"For so long," writes Tur in Glamour magazine, "there was an expectation of how you’re supposed to look when you walk into any broadcast makeup room, where makeup artists would Fox-ify—as in Fox News—any woman by adding fake lashes, bright lipstick, and lots of eyeshadow, and perfectly coiffing her hair. But that’s just not who I am. Today most of the industry, even Fox News, is moving away from that a little. It’s partially the moment we’re in: There’s a shift toward a real, more natural-looking beauty. But I also think people are taking the news more seriously."
Posted Friday 2/16/18 at 2:13PM EST
Fox News host Laura Ingraham taking heat for telling LeBron James to "shut up and dribble"
The NBA star said President Trump doesn't "give a f*ck about the people," prompting the conservative Fox News host to slam him and Kevin Durant for their anti-Trump comments. “Must they run their mouths like that? Unfortunately a lot of kids and some adults take these ignorant comments seriously,” she said, adding that "it’s always unwise to seek political advice from someone who get paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball.” Her comments were met with a fierce response on Twitter, accusing her of barely disguised racism. "They use to try and hide it.. now the president has given everyone the courage to live their truths," tweeted James' former teammate Dwyane Wade. "Someone tell this bitch to meet me outside... Im so not in the mood for playing nice or polite this week," added Grey's Anatomy's Ellen Pompeo.
Posted Wednesday 2/07/18 at 9:09PM EST
Stephen Colbert’s Our Cartoon President predicted Wednesday's Fox & Friends
As Deadline's Lisa de Moraes points out, life imitated art Wednesday morning when a segment on Fox & Friends seemed to echo a running gag on the animated Late Show spinoff. ALSO: Showtime has posted the entire first episode of Our Cartoon President on YouTube.
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 6:10PM EST
Fox News renews Harvey Levin’s OBJECTified
The TMZ star’s interview series will return for a second season.
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 2:23PM EST
President Trump falsely claims he had the most-watched State of the Union in history
“Thank you for all of the nice compliments and reviews on the State of the Union speech. 45.6 million people watched, the highest number in history,” the president tweeted this morning. Even Fox News rebutted Trump’s claim, pointing out in a tweet that Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton all had a larger viewership. ALSO: Trump brings up Melania Trump's 2005 appearance in an Aflac commercial.
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 11:08PM EST
Roy Wood Jr. turned on The Daily Show in response to his airplane seatmate watching Fox News
The Daily Show correspondent also put on the Thurgood Marshall movie Marshall “for balance.”
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 11:32PM EST
Megyn Kelly may lose talent bookings over her “Hanoi Jane” takedown of Jane Fonda
According to multiple talent representatives who spoke to The Hollywood Reporter, Kelly’s comments on Monday made them weary about the NBC morning show, with one saying that “actors don’t trust her." Megyn Kelly Today has, however, evolved away from being the “celebrity-driven vehicle” that it was in its first week as it focuses more on post-Harvey Weinstein issues of sexual misconduct. So it’s not clear if losing celebrities would have an impact.
Posted Friday 1/19/18 at 4:41PM EST
President Trump turns down NBC’s request for the traditional Super Bowl pregame show interview
Former President Obama did a Super Bowl pregame show interview every year of his presidency, and Trump did one last year on Fox with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. NBC is still extending an open invitation, according to Deadline’s Lisa de Moraes. She speculates that Trump may be avoiding this year’s interview for fear of low ratings. About 12.2 million watched his Super Bowl pregame interview last year, which was significantly less than any of Obama's interviews. “Or,” she adds, “perhaps Trump does not want to take any uncomfortable questions about his relationship with Stormy Daniels, DACA, reported description of Haiti and countries in Africa as “sh*tholes,” etc.” Also, Trump may not want to go on an NFL pregame show after repeatedly bashing the sports league last year over National Anthem protests.
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 11:05PM EST
Fox News has reportedly banned Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff
Wolff, who has been all over the place promoting his Trump White House tell-all, has been banned from appearing on Fox News, according to The Hollywood Reporter. A Fox News spokesperson, however, said that Wolff has been invited on multiple shows to no avail.
Posted Tuesday 1/16/18 at 1:35PM EST
Fox News announces Scandalous, a Bill Clinton impeachment docuseries
The seven-episode series, premiering Sunday, promises an “honest and detailed account of one of the most intense political and legal stories in American history.” featuring interviews with main players like Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr and Linda Tripp. The program will also feature “never-before-seen photos of the investigation.” 20 years on, the Clinton impeachment continues to be fodder for the true crime genre. In December, HLN aired an episode of 'How It Really Happened with Hill Harper' focusing on the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, the History Channel is developing a scripted series titled The Breach: Inside the Impeachment of Bill Clinton, and TV Line reports that FX’s American Crime Story is looking at the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal in the future.
Posted Saturday 1/13/18 at 12:37AM EST
CBS allowing an uncensored “sh*t happens” in 1999 paved the way for this week’s “sh*thole” TV spectacle
The word “sh*thole” was all over TV on Thursday, thanks to President Trump. But as Sean O'Neal points out, there was a time when the word “sh*t” generated controversy when a broadcast network allowed its use in primetime. CBS OK’d Mark Harmon’s doctor character to say “sh*t happens” in an October 1999 episode of Chicago Hope, the David E. Kelley medical drama, citing artistic reasons. The Parents TV Council warned that allowing a broadcast network to say “sh*t” would result in other shows using the profanity. And the PTC was right. ER would eventually say “sh*t.” NYPD Blue would utter “bullsh*t.” Even Howard Stern was outraged that CBS would allow a word that the FCC would fine him for. "The producers felt strongly that the line was important for artistic truthfulness," CBS said in a statement. "We wanted to support their creative vision, but clearly this is not something that will happen on a weekly basis." Ultimately, the FCC bought CBS’ reasoning for airing the profanity.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 5:54AM EST
Censor or don't censor? Networks grapple with Trump's reported use of profanity at WH meeting
Following in the lead of The Washington Post, which broke the “sh*thole” story and put it in their lead headlines uncensored, various media outlets published Trump’s reported remark without censorship. MSNBC used the profanity, while Fox News censored it. CNN varied between allowing "sh*thole" and censoring it. Lester Holt used it, warning at the top of NBC Nightly News that “this may not be appropriate for some of our younger viewers,” while his ABC World News Tonight counterpart David Muir described President Trump “using a profanity we won’t repeat.” UPDATE: Trump denies saying "sh*thole."
- Stephen Colbert’s “sh*tholes” were bleeped by CBS
- Jimmy Kimmel showed a montage of Wolf Blitzer saying “s-hole” instead of "sh*thole"
- The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah said “sh*thole" uncensored," but Comedy Central’s website opted to use asterisks
- Don Lemon tells his CNN viewers: "The president of the United States is racist”
- Anderson Cooper fought back tears as he defended Haiti against Trump’s “sh*thole” remark
- BBC Radio 4 allowed use of “sh*thole” — “a word I never thought I would utter on the BBC,” tweeted BBC’s Nick Bryant
TOPICS: CNN, FOX News Channel, MSNBC, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Wolf Blitzer, Cable News, Censorship, Late Night, Trump Presidency
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 5:54AM EST
A gym chain has banned all cable news because it wasn’t conducive to a “healthy way of life”
Minnesota-based Life Time, which as 130 locations in 27 states, decided to turn off CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, a decision that was as polarizing as politics. Some accused the gym chain of censorship, other praised the decision as removing “negativity” from their workouts.