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Bob Costas’ eyes are all cleared up, but he's still seeing red. On Wednesday's “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” the fired-up NBC Sports personality defended his reputation of mixing political talk with sports coverage. Also read: Redskins Owner Refuses to Change Team Name, Sets Up Group to Focus on ‘Genuine’ Native American Issues “How the name of the Washington Redskins isn't a football issue, I have no idea,” Costas told Meyers. “Who should be talking about that — Lou Dobbs?” The issue also turned to the “gun culture” that Costas sees among athletes. The “Football Night in America” host wants to make a bet with. »
- Tony Maglio
On a sunny May morning in northwest Atlanta, Will Ferrell ambles into the warehouse at 2282 Defoor Hills Road – a windowless, 31,000-square-foot behemoth that has been transformed, thanks to low rents and generous Georgia tax incentives, into a makeshift movie soundstage. The warehouse is typically home to moving companies, but today the tenant has a much higher profile: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, a.k.a. the most hotly anticipated comedy of the year, and the most buzzed-about sequel in comedy history. Ferrell is starting his workday as the film's hero, »
When Maria Bartiromo departed her longtime perch at CNBC in November for a competitor, she did so knowing full well it would trigger a condition that would keep her off the air for 60 days – an eternity in the rapid-fire world of business news. But that doesn’t mean she wasn’t working.
Bartiromo, who left for a new job that will put her on Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel, has quietly been reaching out to major players, traders, top corporate executives and social-network followers. She even journeyed to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to cultivate sources and get the word out about her new destination: a morning program, “Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo,” that debuts today at 9 a.m. Eastern on Fbn.
Fox Business has reworked a good chunk of its daytime schedule to accommodate Bartiromo, who broke out of the business-news niche and gained larger »
- Brian Steinberg
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