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Posted Tuesday 10/16/18 at 1:39PM EDT
HLN is axing most live shows: Ashleigh Banfield, Michaela Pereira and Carol Costello are out
Banfield's Crime & Justice, Pereira's Michaela and Costello's Across America are all being canceled and the hosts are all existing the network as part of an HLN shakeup to its live programming. According to Mediaite, "After 3 p.m. on weekdays, HLN will consist entirely of taped programming. HLN will also be shutting down live production in New York and Los Angeles and moving to Atlanta."
Posted Thursday 8/09/18 at 2:00PM EDT
S.E. Cupp's Unfiltered HLN weekday show is headed to CNN's weekend lineup
The conservative pundit's Unfiltered will air at 6 p.m. on Saturdays, starting Aug. 25.
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 4:02PM EST
Ashleigh Banfield reads a nasty email the writer of the Aziz Ansari story sent attacking her looks
Source: The Daily Beast
Banfield quoted Babe.net writer Katie Way’s email saying, “Ashleigh — someone I am certain nobody under the age of 45 has heard of — I hope the 500 retweets on the single news write-up made that burgundy lipstick, bad highlights, second-wave feminist has-been really relevant for a little while.” The HLN host says the reason she read the email was because “if you truly believe in the #MeToo movement, if you truly believe in women’s rights, if you truly believe in feminism, the last thing you should do is attack someone in an ad hominem way” for their age or their looks. Read the full email, in which Way also writes "I would NEVER go on your network. I would never even watch your network," No woman my age would ever watch your network. I will remember this for the rest of my career — I'm 22 and so far, not too shabby! And I will laugh the day you fold. If you could let Ashleigh know I said this, and that she is no-holds-barred the reason, it'd be a real treat for me."
Posted Tuesday 1/16/18 at 1:35PM EST
Everyone’s picking sides on the Aziz Ansari story: Is he guilty of assault or just being a really bad date?
“There are two sides that are drawing supporters,” says Lisa Respers France of the Babe.net story accusing the Master of None star of sexual misconduct. “Some are saying the allegations against Ansari assault weakens the #MeToo movement. The other side: This is the kind of conduct that has given rise to movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp and that just because it happens a lot doesn't make it right. The story has all of the ingredients of one that begs controversy: sexual politics and power, and comes at a time when Hollywood and the culture is grappling with the treatment of women.”
- The Aziz Ansari story is making headlines because it’s so “ordinary” — it reveals our broken attitudes towards sex
- The View defends Ansari: “Whatever happened to stop or I’m going to knock you in your nuts?” said Whoopi Goldberg
- HLN’s Ashleigh Banfield blasts Ansari accuser: “You have chipped away at a movement”
- Yes, Ansari has power as a wealthy Netflix star — but he had no actual power over his accuser
- It was bound to happen: Babe.net’s poorly reported exposé was a missed opportunity
- The claims against Ansari reveal the defects of modern sexual morality
- The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil wrote a lengthy post blaming porn and music videos for consent issues
- What is Babe.net?: The website with the Ansari story started a year and a half ago as an experiment
- Babe.net editor: “I can’t even tell you how many tweets and comments we’ve seen from girls saying 'I’ve been Grace. I am Grace’”
Posted Wednesday 11/29/17 at 2:16PM EST
HLN changed the title of its “The Monica Lewinsky Scandal” special after Monica Lewinsky objected
Source: The Washington Post
The two-part HLN true-crime series How It Really Happened with Hill Harper special will now be called “The Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal.”
Posted Wednesday 11/29/17 at 12:21AM EST
Monica Lewinsky doesn’t like HLN dubbing Bill Clinton’s sex scandal “The Monica Lewinsky Scandal”
Source: USA Today
CNN’s sister network announced in a press release that the true-crime series How It Really Happened With Hill Harper will delve into “The Monica Lewsinsky Scandal,” which prompted a response from Lewinsky herself on Twitter. She thinks the scandal should be called “The Starr Investigation” or “The Clinton Impeachment.”