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Posted Friday 12/14/18 at 1:29PM EST
Mika Brzezinski apologizes on MSNBC for homophobic slur
The Morning Joe co-host's suggestion on Wednesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was a "wannabe dictator’s butt boy" caught the attention of President Trump, who tweeted Thursday that a conservative using that "horrible" term "would be banned permanently from television" while "she will probably be given a pass."
Posted Monday 11/26/18 at 11:25AM EST
Morning Joe's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are married
Source: Us Weekly
U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings officiated Saturday's ceremony in Washington, D.C. The longtime MSNBC co-hosts got engaged in May 2017.
Posted Friday 6/01/18 at 11:47PM EDT
Why is the desk on MSNBC's Morning Joe so cluttered with trash?
If you look closely, there's actually quite a lot of trash on the set of MSNBC's morning show, which allows each guest to bring their own drinks on set.
Posted Monday 5/21/18 at 5:31AM EDT
Meghan McCain wonders if she's the first former Lorne Michaels intern to be parodied on SNL
Source: The Arizona Republic
The View co-host tweeted on Sunday in reaction to SNL's "Morning Joe" sketch in which she was played by Aidy Bryant: "Can’t believe I got parodied on SNL last night - is this the first time this has happened to a former Lorne Michaels intern?! Also fun fact, @aidybryant and I went to the same high school in Phoenix." ALSO: Did SNL whack Alec Baldwin's Trump with Sopranos cold open?
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 12:18PM EDT
Murphy Brown revival will tackle the morning show wars -- think Morning Joe vs. Fox & Friends
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Murphy Brown will host a morning show called Murphy in the Morning on the rebooted comedy. Her son, played by Jake McDormand, will be her biggest competitor as host a conservative morning news show. CBS said Morning Joe and Fox & Friends are a fitting comparison. “We fully expect a lot of people are going to come to (Murphy Brown),” said CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl. “We felt… this could be a great piece to make this block the strongest on TV.”
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 11:51PM EST
Joe Scarborough: SNL’s Morning Joe cold open made Mika Brzezinski and I “wince”
Source: The Daily Beast
“Those are always interesting,” Scarborough said about Saturday Night Live's Jan. 13 Morning Joe cold open. “I think we would probably enjoy them if we didn’t have children. We get uncomfortable because of our children—so it makes us wince.” ALSO: Watch SNL transform Kate McKinnon into Robert Mueller.
Posted Friday 12/22/17 at 11:25PM EST
Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski apologizes after criticizing Mark Halperin’s accusers for not meeting with him face-to-face
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
“Mark Halperin is more than willing to meet with his accusers and apologize with them face-to-face,” she said on Friday’s show. “I’ve actually tried to offer him to them. They don’t want to talk to him.” In response, 10 of Halperin’s accusers released a statement saying, “we would ask for Ms. Brzezinski for higher standards of editorial judgment, compassion and human decency,” adding that “it is an unethical and harmful request to ask that sexual assault victims confront their accusers in person and, in particular, on live tv.” Brzezinski later apologized, saying: “I realize that it is not my place. It isn’t my call to make, and for that I am truly sorry."
Posted Wednesday 12/13/17 at 6:49PM EST
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough will host a Premiere League Soccer show for NBC’s sports network
This is Football will take viewers into the history, tradition and rivalries in the sport known throughout most of the world as “football.”
Posted Monday 11/27/17 at 8:49AM EST
Was it such a big deal that Morning Joe pre-taped their post-Thanksgiving banter on Wednesday?
The Washington Post called out the MSNBC morning show for “telling viewers about their turkey dinners and mentioning the big football game the night before” on Friday morning, when their discussion was actually taped on Wednesday. “Day after Thanksgiving! Hoo! I’m stuffed,” said co-host Mika Brzezinski. As The Post noted, the word “live” wasn’t on the screen but viewers could still have been misled. On Saturday, co-host Joe Scarborough shot back at the story on Twitter: “We've been making fun of the practice for years. Its also over-the-top to be obvious.” Meanwhile, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert executive producer Chris Licht, who was the founding executive producer on Morning Joe, endorsed Scarborough’s tweet by saying “Seriously!” ALSO: Morning Joe on Monday mocked the "morons" who didn't get their "joke" -- "and we're doing it again on Christmas."