A prominent British TV presenter said Wednesday that CNN talk show host Piers Morgan gave him a primer on phone hacking, a revelation that suggests he knew a fair amount about how the shady practice was carried out.
Miss Piggy and Kermit — and the very smart Muppeteers who operate them — were doing a press junket in England last week to promote the release of the film, and a reporter asked them about the Fox News host who said “The Muppets” had a left-wing agenda.
WASHINGTON — NPR’s quiz show “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me” is making the leap from radio to television. The show debuts Friday evening on BBC America. The first show will be a year-in-review special. Host Peter Sagal, scorekeeper Carl Kasell and a panel including Paula Poundstone and Alonzo Bodden will discuss the year’s events. […]
By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Alec Baldwin’s decision to bail on Sunday night’s Emmy Awards was no joke. Or rather, it wasn’t over the cutting of a joke from the ceremony’s opening segment. Though reports circulated over the weekend that the “30 Rock” star had decided not to attend the Emmys because a […]
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Channel 4 said on Friday it had commissioned a one-off television comedy about the phone hacking scandal which forced the closure of the News of the World tabloid and engulfed Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper business. “HACKS,” described as a working title for the show, is being written by Guy Jenkin, co-creator of […]
BY: JAKE COYLE NEW YORK – After remaining on the sidelines of Britain’s phone hacking scandal, Piers Morgan (“America’s Got Talent“) was finally drawn into it, defending himself and his former boss Rupert Murdoch. While Murdoch testified in London before Parliament on Tuesday, Morgan took to Twitter and, later, to CNN to defend his stewardship […]
Jon Stewart’s impersonation of Glenn Beck’s particular brand of madness has become the stuff of legend, and on last night’s ‘Daily Show,’ he donned Beck’s signature glasses and mocked the mannerisms of the Fox News host once again for an epic dissection of Beck’s latest conspiracy theory, not to mention his general sense of pomposity. […]
Looking like Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity might get you far at the Fox News Channel, but being an older woman might just find you on the other side of a lawsuit. That’s apparently the case for Fox reporter Catherine Herridge, who has the federal government taking her side in a dispute against Rupert Murdoch’s […]
Recently convicted/exonerated ex-goveror Rod Blagojevich returned to ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ and had a pretty combative interview with the host, after Stewart had a field day with Fox News for reinforcing a wild theory he made in jest about their links to terrorism. Blago was convicted of only one of the 24 indictments […]
Sean Hannity, the Fox News host and controversial conservative figure, has stirred things up yet again after being forced to scrap his plans for a broadcast Thursday night from a Cincinnati tea party rally, according to the Huffington Post. After agreeing to host his Fox News program from the rally, Hannity received orders from the […]