Fox News Dominates July Cable News Ratings

No other television network – or, for that matter, no other news organization, period – gets more mud flung at it than Fox News Channel. There’s so much criticism of FNC out there – from Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Jon Stewart and scores of other media types — that it’s easy to be lulled into […]

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Anderson Cooper Takes Aim at Kim Kardashian’s Assets

On Sunday’s episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” Kim chose to x-ray her butt in an effort to dispel “worldwide” rumors (of her own creation?) that her infamous backside was fake. Luckily, the humor of this act was not lost on Anderson Cooper. On Monday’s “AC360,” the Silver Fox reserved a spot on his […]

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Anderson Cooper’s Search for Honesty Catches On

BY: DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK – If Anderson Cooper were anchoring today the same 10 p.m. CNN newscast slot he inherited in 2005, executive producer Charlie Moore has no doubt what it would be like. “Obsolete,” he said. Instead, Cooper and Moore have fashioned a program that’s one part breaking news and one part “truth-telling” […]

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Anderson Cooper Slams Snooki

Anderson Cooper is not happy about Snooki earning a reported $100K per episode paycheck for “Jersey Shore’s” fourth season. Having free reign to discuss the frivolous in his “AC 360” ‘RidicuList’ segment, the anchor dedicated the last five minutes of his show Tuesday to “all the people who are paying Snooki to…well, be Snooki.” “Snooki […]

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‘True Blood,’ ’30 Rock’ Among GLAAD Media Winners

NEW YORK – Russell Simmons, Ricky Martin and the HBO drama series “True Blood” are among this year’s recipients of media awards from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. Other winners of the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards, presented Saturday in New York, include the NBC comedy “30 Rock” and CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” […]

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Reeling CNN Faces Uphill Climb in the New Year

For CNN, 2011 is shaping up as a make-it or break-it year. The battered granddaddy of cable news networks is finishing 2010 with its worst prime-time ratings since 1996. Even worse for CNN is how rapidly its audience is declining – an estimated 34 percent drop in prime-time viewership vs. 2009, according to several reports. […]

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Anderson Cooper’s Talk Show Gets a Name

Oprah Winfrey goes by one name, as does Madonna, so why not Anderson Cooper? Apparently CNN’s star anchor will do just that next fall when his daytime talk show launches under the title “Anderson,” according to The Huffington Post. After first revealing that Cooper was in talks to host his own daytime show, The Hollywood […]

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