16 items from 2017
- Ken Meyer
Having watched what happened to MSNBC primetime star Lawrence O'Donnell when someone leaked footage of him having an on-camera meltdown during a glitch-riddled taping, CBS late-night star Stephen Colbert decided to get out in front of his own similar embarrassing Late Show incident. In video leaked this week, The Last Word anchor was seen grimacing, swearing, thumping his desk, jumping out of his chair, and otherwise losing his cool when the “insanity” begins. “Who is… »
MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell has issued an apology after a clip leaked of him verbally berating his staff while taping his nightly news show.
“A better anchorman and a better person would’ve had a better reaction to technical difficulties,” O’Donnell wrote on Twitter. “I’m sorry.”
Earlier on Wednesday, a series of clips obtained by Mediate show O’Donnell repeatedly cursing at his staffers for problems with his earpiece. The clips seem to be from the August 29 episode of “The Last Word,” which O’Donnell anchors for MSNBC.
In the clips, O’Donnell becomes visibly angry after complaining multiple times that he is hearing someone in the control room speaking about matters unrelated to that night’s show in his earpiece. At one point he slams his fists on his desk and is heard muttering “God dammit.”
He becomes more and more upset until finally standing up and screaming, “Stop »
- Joe Otterson
- Joe DePaolo
[[tmz:video id="0_0s4jdie6"]] Keep your damn hammers quiet when MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell is working or he'll have to ... go down to the "goddamned floor" himself and stop it! O'Donnell hammered that point home when he absolutely melted down while shooting an MSNBC broadcast, reportedly on Aug. 29. The veteran reporter lost it on the floor crew, the control room ... and whoever had the audacity to hammer during his show. He said he was also getting extraneous noise in his earpiece. »
- TMZ Staff
Lawrence O'Donnell had a really bad night on August 29, 2017. »
- Aidan McLaughlin
The photo, taken by Mary Altaffer of the Associated Press, shows Trump’s homeland security secretary turned chief of staff holding his face in his hand while listening to his boss, with First Lady Melania Trump seated in front of him.
The photo quickly made the rounds on Twitter, where many shared Kelly’s apparent distress over the president’s first speech at the U.N. in which he called North Korean leader Kim Jong-un »
- Tierney McAfee
- Ken Meyer
- Josh Feldman
Lawrence O’Donnell took to Twitter tonight to end the long nightmare of his fans: Yes I will be saying hi to Rachel @maddow at 10pm for the foreseeable future. https://t.co/LKlkRTXL3F — Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) June 1, 2017 A couple weeks back, The Last Word host – again on Twitter – had scared the daylights out of his followers, saying how sorry he is that his contract negotiations have become public and to make sure we know his possible end… »
Lawrence O'Donnell is staying put at MSNBC.
The Last Word host announced the news Wednesday and also shared his decision on social media.
Yes I will be saying hi to Rachel @maddow at 10pm for the foreseeable future. https://t.co/LKlkRTXL3F
— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) June 1, 2017
The new deal comes less than a week before his contract at the cable news network was set to expire on June 4. News broke in May that O'Donnell and MSNBC had not yet come to terms on a new deal to keep »
- Kate Stanhope
MSNBC's president Phil Griffin has a new multi-year contract, according to an informed source, settling one personnel question about the network. Still no announcement on 10 Pm star Lawrence O'Donnell, who tweeted May 17 that his contract expires June 4, promising to let fans know “where you can watch me June 5 if it’s not msnbc,” adding, “I’m sorry this situation has become public.” MSNBC is riding a primetime ratings wave these days as viewers flock to hear about the… »
Is Lawrence O'Donnell's last word on MSNBC coming sooner rather than later? If the primetime host and the cable network don't soon come to terms on his contract, which expires on June 4, 2017, The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell will effectively be cancelled. Should that come to pass, however, O'Donnell sounds confident he'll move to another network. A former Senate Finance Committee chief of staff, who executive produced and wrote The West Wing for NBC, O'Donnell has hosted the hour-long political news talk show for nearly seven years. The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell first premiered on MSNBC in September of 2010. Read More… »
MSNBC’s The Last Word host Lawrence O’Donnell took to Twitter Wednesday morning to say how sorry he is that his contract negotiations have become public and to make sure we know his possible end date: Contract expires June 4. I'll let you know where you can watch me June 5 if it's not msnbc. I'm sorry this situation has become public. https://t.co/bS8V8GXbZ1 — Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) May 17, 2017 A couple hours earlier, he had tweeted, meaningfully, in re… »
The incredibly eventful couple of days in Washington, D.C., has been a boon to MSNBC. The cable news network, which has seen ratings surges for star Rachel Maddow, just won its third night of the week.
MSNBC easily topped Thursday in primetime among adults 25-54 with an average 635,000 viewers in the key news demo across the three-hour block. Maddow led all of cable news, with 734,000 demo viewers and 2.87 million viewers, but the most interesting victory might be the one Brian Williams scored in late night. His 11 p.m. show, which trailed lead-in Lawrence O'Donnell for No. 3 »
- Michael O'Connell
The spotlight may have been on gowns and trophies, but Sarah Paulson opened up about a cause close to her heart at the recent Golden Globe awards.
The American Horror Story star chatted to Et’s Carly Steel about her determination to help kids around the globe get the best education they can by having the one thing most young people take for granted -- a desk!
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“The K.I.N.D Fund is [for] kids in need of desks for Children in Malawi,” the Golden Globe winner explained. “It raises money. Lawrence O'Donnell started this charity several years ago and it's an incredible charity that creates opportunities for children to actually have places to learn and desks to sit at instead of on the floor.”
Paulson added how she became involved with the organization after being moved by the detrimental effect not having a desk »
16 items from 2017
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