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Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 9:39PM EDT
$100,000 Pyramid contestant calls mistaking Barack Obama for Osama bin Laden "perhaps the most embarrassing moment of my life"
Contestant Adam Kaufman recounted his flub that aired Sunday night in a series of tweets on Monday, explaining that he filmed the episode as a new father with very little sleep. "So. This is me below. Racist $100,000 Pyramid Guy. Let me tell you the story about perhaps the most embarrassing moment of my life. #KillMe," Kaufman captioned a video of his flub, before going into detail of what happened.
Posted Monday 6/18/18 at 7:41AM EDT
Fox Sports apologizes after sex talk invaded the U.S. Open broadcast
Source: Awful Announcing
FS1's coverage on Friday inadvertently picked up crude sex talk from the many microphones placed around the crowds.
Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 6:33PM EDT
Oops! TV academy asks Marlee Matlin to judge "Character Voice-Over Performance and Narrator" category
The deaf Oscar-winning actress, who recently appeared on Quantico, tweeted at the Television Academy that "I'm not the right person to be asked" to judge this category.
Posted Monday 4/09/18 at 1:45PM EDT
Fox News inadvertently shows a graphic that it's the least-trusted news network
Source: TV Insider
Upon realizing the error on Sunday morning, Media Buzz host Howard Kurtz said: "That is not the graphic we are looking for. Hold off. Take that down, please." UPDATE: Kurtz responds to the "false impression" -- the graphic was put up at the wrong time, and he used it later.
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 12:48AM EDT
Mrs. Cunningham from Happy Days curses on live TV
Source: New York Post
Marion Ross, now 89, was on Good Day New York Wednesday morning promoting her new memoir, when she described how her TV husband Tom Bosley initially disliked her and would call her names. Whenever she'd talk, Ross recalled that Bosley telling her, “Who gives a sh*t, Marion.”
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 9:51AM EDT
CBS Sports' Jim Nantz mispronounces "meme"
Source: The Big Lead
Instead of saying "meem" during the Final Four, he said "me me."
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 1:38PM EDT
Savannah Guthrie apologizes after swearing on Today
The Today host said "sorry, guys" after accidentally saying "oh, sh*t" on air.
Posted Monday 2/05/18 at 8:51AM EST
NBC blames "equipment failure" for blackout during Super Bowl
“We had a brief equipment failure that we quickly resolved. No game action or commercial time were missed," an NBC spookesperson said of the black screen that led to some people joking that NBC was paying tribute to The Sopranos finale in the middle of the game. Brands like Tide quickly capitalized on the blackout. “Clean clothes are still clean in the dark. If it's clean, it's a #TideAd,” the laundry detergent brand tweeted.
- Hope was the theme in many of this year's Super Bowl ads
- There were no National Anthem protests at the Super Bowl
- Kevin Hart sparred with security to try to get onto the Super Bowl trophy podium
- Kevin Hart later dropped an F-bomb live on NFL Network
- Pink sent a savage tweet to a troll mocking her National Anthem performance
- Pink explained on Twitter that she spit out a throat lozenge (not gum)
- See The Voice Super Bowl ad: Blake Shetlon, Kelly Clarkson and Adam Levine mock country cliches
- How did Danny McBride end up starring in an Australian tourism ad?
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 1:23PM EST
Enthusiastic Price is Right contestant accidentally knocks Drew Carey to the ground
Carey nearly fell off the stage on Wednesday's show after an excited contestant grabbed the host to hug him, tumbling Carey to the floor.
Posted Tuesday 1/23/18 at 2:19PM EST
Tiffany Haddish received praise for flubbing the names of Oscar nominees
Source: E! Online
The comedian helped turn this morning’s nomination announcement into must-see TV while announcing the Oscar nominees before dawn with Andy Serkis. Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya was one of the names Haddish humorously struggled with, pronouncing it "Daniel Coolye” and, in her second try, "Daniel Kalua.” "He knows his name," she quipped. Best adapted screenplay nominee Michael H. Wilber was happy to have Haddish butcher his name. "Tiffany Haddish can mispronounce my name any way she wants! WOOOOOOO," he wrote on Twitter.
Posted Sunday 1/14/18 at 1:04PM EST
Sam Rockwell let an F-bomb slip on SNL, while NBC allowed an uncensored “sh*thole” in certain parts of the country
The accidental F-bomb came when an in-character Rockwell said, “You can’t be this f*cking stupid” during a PBS kids show sketch. Meanwhile on “Weekend Update,” Colin Jost tackled President Trump’s reported “sh*thole” comment, saying: “S-holes – that’s what NBC asked us to say, by the way, even though the president can say sh*thole. Oops.” Apparently both expletives aired uncensored in the Eastern and Central time zones. But in the Pacific and Mountain time zones — where SNL airs live in primetime — they were censored. (Rick Ludwin, the longtime former head of NBC late-night, tweeted: “Have been multiple audio drops in the West Coast #SNL live (but digitally delayed by a few secs) feed, which airs before 10pm.”
Posted Saturday 1/13/18 at 2:57PM EST
Hawaiians watching TV this morning were greeted with a “THIS IS NOT A DRILL” missile threat alert
Watch the false Emergency Alert System message that rankled viewers of Hawaiian television this morning.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 2:44PM EST
CNN admits it used a photo of another woman in promoting its Patricia Hearst docuseries
Source: Page Six
Hearst herself pointed out the error, tweeting: “Who is this poor woman (not me) that CNN is using in their promos for Jeffrey Toobin’s upcoming ‘original series’ romanticizing rape #MeToo”? CNN said the error was due to a mix-up by the photo agency Getty, which has tweeted out an apology.
Posted Wednesday 11/29/17 at 2:16PM EST
CBS didn’t edit out a model's epic fall on Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
Source: The Washington Post
Last week, People magazine said “don’t expect to see this moment in the final cut of the fashion show when it airs on CBS,” referring to Chinese model Ming Xi’s fall. People pointed out that Victoria’s Secret usually tapes two run-throughs so any fall could be edited out. Yet CBS decided to show the fall anyway.
Posted Monday 11/20/17 at 11:08PM EST
A bus obstructed The Weather Channel’s view of the Georgia Dome's implosion
You can hear the cameraman’s frustration with the blocked view as the bus pulled in front of the camera at the worst time.