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Just When You Thought Fox Couldn’t Get Any Worse…

Saturday, July 18th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Ugh: Meghan McCain, the political scion who has won public fame as a blogger, commentator and TV-show host, will join Fox News Channel as a contributor, Variety has learned. A spokesperson for the network confirmed the hire. McCain is expected to contribute to the network’s primetime and daytime programming. McCain, the oldest daughter of U.S. Senator […]

Obama on Cosby: ‘Any Civilized Country Should Have No Tolerance for Rape’

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

At a press conference otherwise focused on the Iran nuclear deal this afternoon, President Obama fielded a question about Bill Cosby. Obama was asked if he would revoke the Medal of Freedom, which the comedian received in 2002, after dozens of women have accused Cosby of rape over the years. “There is no precedent for […]

Remember the Huxtables? Yup, Racist

Monday, July 13th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Who knew a program about an upstanding middle-class black family was, in retrospect, so irredeemably racist? Salon explains: Americans on both sides of the color line are upset by Cosby’s behavior not exclusively because of the horrific nature of his crimes, but also because his failings have robbed many of them of an innocent and […]

Keith Olbermann Canned Yet Again

Sunday, July 12th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Keith Olbermann, like the baseball managers he sometimes covers when he’s not busy slagging off conservatives, is hired to be fired: Keith Olbermann is exiting ESPN once again. The television personality, who rejoined the sports network in August 2013, won’t be renewing his deal to anchor his ESPN2 program, a source confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. […]

The Walking Dead Get Their Sea Legs

Sunday, July 5th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Think of it as cosplay on the high seas: For a zombie apocalypse experience at sea, look no further than this one-of-a-kind cruise. Setting sail in January 2016, Walking Dead fans will have the chance to take part in what sounds like a premise of a horror film itself: a zombie-themed voyage aboard the Norwegian […]

In Case You Thought the News Couldn’t Get Any Worse…

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Because the world is crying out for this one: Alfred Hitchcock’s film The Birds told the story of a rustic seaside town that finds itself menaced by hellish flocks of seagulls and crows. Now the 1963 classic looks set to suffer its own form of molestation courtesy of a Hollywood remake by Transformers director Michael […]

NBC, Employer of Brian Williams and Al Sharpton, Finds Trump Offensive and Cuts Ties

Monday, June 29th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Sure, he’s the problem. NBC is cutting ties with Donald Trump. The network is “ending its business relationship” with Trump over his “recent derogatory statements” regarding immigrants, the company said in a statement Monday. “To that end, the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, which are part of a joint venture between NBC and […]

VIDEO: Watch Hattie McDaniel’s 1940 Oscar Acceptance Speech

Saturday, June 27th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Time to stop the madness:

PBS Yanks Affleck’s ‘Roots’

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Non-leftist Americans can be forgiven for thinking that the media has become one giant progressive racket for people who all share exactly the same social and political attitudes. So good for PBS for yanking, at least temporarily, Finding Your Roots after it was learned that Harvard professor Henry Louis “Skip” Gates deliberately excised Ben Affleck’s slave-owning […]

Megyn Kelly Joins Kevin Spacey to Produce White House TV Drama

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

via The Hollywood Reporter: Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti have inked a first-look deal between their Trigger Street shingle, 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios — and the first project they’re developing is a doozy. The Resident, which reads like a cross between Downton Abbey and House of Cards, follows the relationships […]

In Memoriam: James Horner

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

James Horner died yesterday when the private plane he was piloting crashed in California. Although I never met him, I’ve long thought that he, James Newton Howard,Thomas Newman and Carter Burwell were the four finest established composers working in Hollywood today. James Horner, the Hollywood composer who wrote the Oscar-winning score for Titanic, has died […]

Report: Actors Recruited for Trump’s Presidential Announcement Crowd

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

It apparently took a casting call to make a presidential announcement, according to The Hollywood Reporter: Donald Trump’s big presidential announcement Tuesday was made a little bigger with help from paid actors — at $50 a pop. New York-based Extra Mile Casting sent an email last Friday to its client list of background actors, seeking extras […]

Lindsey Graham Is Right to Seek Caitlyn Jenner’s Vote

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Lindsey Graham may have trouble securing support among fellow Republicans for his 2016 presidential aspirations. But that isn’t stopping him from looking beyond traditional constituencies to grow the party’s base. From the Associated Press: The South Carolina senator calls himself a “traditional marriage kind of guy.” But he says he “can only imagine the torment […]

‘I Have Not Walked in Her Shoes’: Graham Says Caitlyn Jenner Welcome in the GOP

Sunday, June 7th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said today that Caitlyn Jenner is welcome in the Republican Party — and is welcome to cast a vote for Graham 2016. Bruce Jenner, before his transgender transformation into Caitlyn, revealed his GOP preference to ABC at the same time he came out in April. He recently revealed his post-surgical self […]

Meet the Terrible Porn Publisher Behind the Outing of the Duggar Abuse Story

Saturday, June 6th, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

In an interview with Fox News host Megyn Kelly that ran on Friday, two of the Duggar daughters who were victims of their brother’s inappropriate sexual touching called out the magazine that illegally released the records that not only revealed the identity of their brother Josh (who was a juvenile at the time), but also […]

Jenner Dethrones Obama on Twitter

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

President Obama got overtaken in the decathlon of Twitter records yesterday. Obama launched his first personal Twitter account in six years of presidency on May 18, racking up a million followers in just under five hours. The Guinness Book of World Records certified the feat. But after Bruce Jenner debuted on a Vanity Fair cover […]

More Millennials Trust Al Jazeera Over Breitbart

Monday, June 1st, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

A Pew Survey on overall trust and distrust of news agencies across the generations (Baby Boomer/Gen-X/Millennial) should act as a sharp wake-up call for conservative media outlets. Pew was careful to include the caveat that trust and distrust rely on familiarity with the source itself, for example, pointing out that only 23% of Baby Boomers […]

VIDEO: Actor Answers ‘Call to Humanity to Obliterate’ ISIS, Fights Alongside Kurds

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

An actor with a fair share of action projects opened up to an Arabic TV network today about his decision to leave Hollywood and fight ISIS alongside the Kurds. “ISIS, they need to be wiped off, completely, the face of this earth. They’re a stain on humanity, and this is a call. It’s not just […]

WATCH: 2 ‘Jetmen’ Fly Over Dubai Wearing Rocket Packs

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Yves Rossy, aka “Jetman,” and his buddy Jetman Dubai Vince took a flight over Dubai this week using Rossy’s own jetpacks. The footage alone is phenomenal, putting Disney’s Rocketeer to shame. The question is, how long will it be before these jet packs are commercially available for consumer use? After all, it is 2015. Weren’t we […]

This Is Bigggzzzzzzzzzzz

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Nothing like a merger story to the biz press’s juices flowing:  Telecom giant Verizon announced Tuesday it will be buying AOL for $50 per share, or about $4.4 billion. AOL’s stock was up more than 17 percent after the announcement. Verizon’s stock was down about 2 percent. The transaction will be completed this summer and will take […]

NFL’s Golden Boy Tom Brady Suspended 4 Games, Team Fined and Loses Draft Picks

Monday, May 11th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

The off-field hits just keep on coming for America’s most ethically troubled sports league. The Patriots will begin their Super Bowl title defense without the services of the franchise’s greatest all-time player. The NFL announced Monday that Tom Brady has been suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL policy on the integrity […]

City That Bans Basically Everything Now Upset Because Obama Admin Wants to Ban Times Square Signs

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

The city that regulates and taxes basically everything — and bans what isn’t taxed and regulated — is upset because the Obama administration has told them to remove billboards in iconic Times Square or face a $90 million loss in federal funding. According to CBS New York: The feds say many of Times Square’s huge and […]

There Will Be an Absolutely Fabulous Movie

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 - by Liz Sheld

Comic genius and actress Jennifer Saunders has confirmed there will be a movie version of the British TV series Absolutely Fabulous. This is fabulous news indeed.  Filming will begin later this year. Saunders broke the news yesterday on the UK show “Loose Women.” When asked if there was going to be a movie she replied, […]

Goodell Announces NFL Will End Tax-Exempt Status

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

An idea whose time has come. The NFL has often faced scrutiny over its status as a tax-exempt organization. Now the league is deciding to give up that status. According to Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal, the NFL will change its status to taxable from tax-exempt. The federal government has granted tax-exempt 501(c)(6) status […]

Hillary and How Hollywood Turned Menopause into a Curse

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Language warning: NSFW Praised for her raw take on women’s body issues, comedian Amy Schumer hosted Tina Fey, Patricia Arquette and Julia Louis-Dreyfus for a sketch taking on Hollywood’s treatment of middle-aged women on the latest episode of her Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer. It was a well-timed take on a rote discussion aired in […]

NSA’s Creepy Earth Day Video Inadvertently Reveals Something Very Disturbing About the Agency

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

In a video created in honor of Earth Day, the National Security Agency features “Dunk,” a creepy ’70s-era mascot that encourages kids to recycle. In the eight-minute version, Dunk — a recycle bin — brags that “diverting items away from landfills has become a primary goal for NSA employees.” Seems like their “primary goal” should […]

Should the Right Reject a Feminism That Fights for Men?

Monday, April 13th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

The Telegraph has picked up on one of the equity feminists breaking new ground in the War on Men, American Enterprise Institute’s resident scholar, Christina Hoff Sommers. With more than 2 million views, her Factual Feminist series is drawing some serious attention from a mainstream media bogged down by the likes of Jessica Valenti and […]

Gavin McInnes joins TheRebel.media

Friday, April 10th, 2015 - by Kathy Shaidle

  Gavin McInnes has been called “The Godfather of Hipsterdom.” He co-founded Vice magazine. He’s a Fox News regular. He played in a punk band whose name I can’t say here. Now Gavin McInnes — lifelong rebel — has joined up with his fellow Canadians at TheRebel.media! He’ll be bringing along bold twice-weekly takes on […]

How One Israeli Social Media App Is Revolutionizing the 2016 Campaign

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Inside The Rise Of ‘#Meerkat‘: How The #Israeli App Is Revolutionizing Live #Mobile Broadcasting – http://t.co/A6uBC0pbYI. Via @NoCamels. — Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) April 7, 2015 According to the Columbia Journalism Review, apps like Meerkat are changing political journalism, putting the power of the message into the hands of the candidates, not the mainstream media. Mere […]

Derick Dillard & Jill Duggar Name Their Baby ‘Israel David’

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

MAZAL TOV: TV personality Jill (Duggar) Dillard and Husband Derick Welcome First Child “Israel” #19kidsandcounting pic.twitter.com/xFGTIMfpeN — Israel News Flash (@ILNewsFlash) April 8, 2015 Love the name. Love Dad’s shirt. Love the Zionism in the Christian world. Yes, as a Jew, I proudly admit my fascination with the Duggars, TLC’s troop of 19-plus Bible Belt […]

Did Sarah Silverman Fake Her Story for Wage Discrimination Video?

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 - by Scott Ott

I should have known. Just this morning, I praised lefty standup comic Sarah Silverman for a new video where she encourages underpaid women to “ask for more.” It’s the perfect free-market antidote to perceptions of unequal pay. In the video, from the Levo League, Silverman tells of a male comic being paid six times what she […]

WATCH: Edward Snowden Gets Called on the Carpet by Fake Journalist

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

John Oliver, HBO’s own version of Jon Stewart who hosts This Week with John Oliver (yes, HBO’s version of The Daily Show) managed to finally nail Edward Snowden to the carpet. Unlike every other journalist who treats Snowden as a modern day prophet, Oliver confronts the former NSA contractor for what he truly is: A computer geek […]

Sculptor of Frightening Lucille Ball Statue Apologizes, Promises to Fix It

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Michael Walsh told you about this unfortunate piece of art last week. Now it seems the sculptor feels exactly the same way. The sculptor responsible for the “frightening” Lucille Ball statue that’s been terrorizing local residents is now offering to fix it for free, admitting it is “by far my most unsettling sculpture.” In a […]

WATCH: SNL Puts Sweet Ending on HBO’s Disturbing Scientology Doc

Monday, April 6th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

After the mind-warp that was Going Clear, HBO’s scathingly detailed examination of the Church of Scientology, you’ll need a really good laugh to recover your sanity. Check out this past weekend’s SNL spoof of the Church of Scientology’s now-infamous ’90s music video. Then remind yourself that the “religion” of Scientology is nothing more than the culmination of […]

Good News for a Troubled World: SkyMall Might Relaunch

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

The sun may shine again: In January, SkyMall LLC and its parent company, Xhibit Corp., filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy, with some $50 million in liabilities. The company’s assets were set to go up for auction in late March. The news led to a strong show of support for the in-flight catalog. On Friday, a company […]