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Ten years ago, Nick Denton started Gawker with the idea of capturing the gossip that journalists tell one another privately but won't put into print. Since then, he has been at the center of several legal battles with celebrities looking to protect secrets. The network of Gawker sites have become celebrated for its scoops, most recently uncovering Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend and Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine. Denton has also overseen many high-profile battles with stars including John Travolta, Hulk Hogan and Sarah Palin. His digital empire now attracts tens of millions of readers monthly. Denton will
- Eriq Gardner
Thirty-nine recipients of the 72nd Annual Peabody Awards will be honored May 20 at the Waldorf-Astoria in Gotham. The Peabodys, bestowed by the U. of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, cite the best in electronic media. Herewith are a few of the projects and people being honored.
The Smithsonian Channel’s “Mlk: The Assassination Tapes” couldn’t have been made if professors at Memphis State U., back in 1968, didn’t have the foresight to preserve the historic TV, radio and police-report tapes regarding the Martin Luther King assassination. Typically, those tapes were reused and hence lost.
“It was extraordinary to find this treasure trove,” says David Royle, exec VP of programming and production at the Smithsonian Channel. Equally extraordinary, filmmaker Tom Jennings “crafts a film from these tapes that is entirely dramatic and immediate, taking the reality that existed at the time and infusing it with drama and intensity. »
- Robert Hofler
In the recently released film, Moore portrays a rock-star mom going through a bitter divorce who's having trouble connecting to her 6-year-old daughter, Maisie.
The role couldn't have been farther from her heart. Moore, who has a 15-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter, said motherhood was something that came easily for her and a role she always craved since she was a little girl.
"I thought, `I don't know if I will get married, but I do want to have children,'" Moore said in an interview on the opening day of the Cannes Film Festival. "I said, `I'm going to have a boy and a girl.' You know, all those ridiculous fantasies that you have when you're 10 years old – for me, »
Steve Buscemi — Vampire Weekend's spirit guide of late — said of the band's new album: “I’m listening to the lyrics and then you go ‘Peter Gabriel, too’ or, uh, ‘Louis Vuitton’ out of nowhere, and I’m lost.” Vampire Weekend uses a lot of references! And sometimes they require a little Googling. So in order to aid your listening experience, Vulture now presents a glossary of the many references on Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City.18th Hole (“Diane Young”): The final hole on a golf-course. “19th Nervous Breakdown” (“Ya Hey”): A 1966 Rolling Stones single about a tragic heroine, who is rolling in the dough but is psychologically frail. Angkor Wat (“Step”): Located in Cambodia, the Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious monuments in South Asia. Anchorage (“Step”): A city in Alaska. Famous former residents include Sarah Palin (who was a »
- Neha Sharma
From moderating presidential debates, interviewing world leaders and chastising Monica Lewinsky, Barbara Walters goes down in history as one of the greatest interviewers of all time. See pictures of her best career moments here.
Barbara Walters announced on The View on May 13 that she will be retiring from TV journalism in 2014, and so HollywoodLife.com made a gallery of her best career moments! Barbara, 83, has had a monumental career that has lasted for more than four decades, in which time she became the first woman to co-host a news program when she joined Today in 1974, she created The View, and her interview with Monica Lewinsky attracted the highest rating ever for a news program. Click to see pictures.
Barbara Walters’ Best Career Moments
1) Interviewing Monica Lewinsky
In 1999, Barbara interviewed Bill Clinton‘s former intern and mistress Monica, and it was watched by a phenomenal 74 million people.
Barbara famously asked Monica, »
- Eleanore Hutch
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin blasted President Barack Obama and the federal government on her Facebook page on Friday over the acknowledgement by the Internal Revenue Service that they had intentionally singled out conservative groups for added scrutiny during the 2012 election cycle. "I'm sure President Obama is grateful for all the help the IRS gave his reelection campaign, but, still, you have to wonder how the bureaucrats who tried to pull this off can sleep at night," Palin wrote. »
- Noah Rothman
John McCain seems to be working hard as of late to make up for that whole Sarah Palin business: He backed the Manchin-Toomey background check legislation, he's part of the Gang of Eight supporting immigration reform, and now he's fashioning himself the savior of cable customers fed up with ever-increasing bills. Today, the Senator Formerly Known As Maverick introduced the Television Consumer Freedom Act, a new twist on something McCain has long supported: forcing cable companies to stop "bundling" TV networks in a group, requiring fans of Lifetime and AMC to also subscribe to Espn and Disney, even if they're childless and hate sports. The cable industry calls this "bundling," and executives have long said it's a necessary evil to ensure a broad range of cable channels and to keep overall bills lower. What McCain's legislation would encourage is a so-called "à la carte" option, where cable (and satellite) subscribers »
- Josef Adalian
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Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly inadvertently broadcast a curse word in the midst of performing an on-air Google Glass demonstration.
Kelly was trying to find out how to say "hot dog" in German -- maybe not the safest on-air search idea if we're all being honest -- and up popped a quote from the 1999 comedy "American Pie."
"You realize we're all going to go to college as virgins," the quote from Jason Biggs' character begins, before explaining about women: "You ask them questions and listen to what they have to say and s***."
Kelly came back at the end of the broadcast to apologize for the accidental obscenity. She also brought up a split-frame of herself in the Google Glasses with Sarah Palin in her regular old glasses, before tossing to "Studio B" host Shepard Smith.
A video released by Google »
Jon Stewart opened Monday night's edition of The Daily Show by looking back at the weekend's NRA convention and its not-so-singular focus on guns. With Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum, Sarah Palin and others in attendance, Stewart realized, "this is the same lineup, with the same laundry list of conservative grievances, that we saw at Cpac a month and a half ago." »
- Matt Wilstein
Taking the stage in a t-shirt that read "Women Hunt" in pink lettering, Sarah Palin riled up the crowd at today's NRA convention in Houston, Texas. Palin spoke for more than 12 minutes about her strong defense of the Second Amendment and other conservative principles. She even attempted to recreate her popular "Big Gulp" moment from her Cpac speech earlier this year by pulling out a tin of chewing tobacco and threatening to "dip" on stage. »
- Matt Wilstein
Boy does Sarah Palin's fan base know how to sock it to ya. Yes siree. You betcha.
Yesterday, Netflix — while pretty much side-stepping the matter of losing thousands of movies from its streaming service — decided to have a little fun on the Twitterverse with a burgeoning hashtag. In the process, they inadvertently (we think?) pegged her as a Nazi, and summoned up the mighty web wrath of the former Alaskan governor's faithful flock.
In a nutshell, someone made #SarahPalinFilms a thing despite the fact that there's like one movie about her, and Netflix chimed in with this "Iron Sky" promo:
#SarahPalinFilms "Iron Sky" nflx.it/11AZvLRtwitter.com/netflix/status…
— Netflix Us (@netflix) May 1, 2013
Some were amused and took the reference at face (i.e., the fact that the character does look like her) value, but others saw a deeper meaning to the jibe based on the "Iron Sky" movie's innate political commentary. »
- Amanda Bell
There's something about Julianne Moore and glasses that just speaks to casting directors. The actress was transformed into Sarah Palin by a pair of rimless, rectangular frames, winning an Emmy for her work in Game Change. A year later, she's behind a large, old school pair of specs for her role in The English Teacher, in which she plays Linda Sinclair, a character polar opposite of the former Alaskan governor: a well-read, spotlight-shunning educator with an aversion to the dramatic. A perpetually single bookworm and future cat lady, Linda's world is flipped when a former student (Michael Angarano)
- Jordan Zakarin
Former Alaska Governor and Nuclear Football Near-Miss Sarah Palin joined the predictable chorus of bitter White House Correspondents' Dinner non-invitees Saturday night by tweeting her ass-heavy misgivings about the event, inviting an even more predictable revelation of her own hypocrisy. On Monday's Martin Bashir show, host Martin Bashir pointed out that Palin had smeared her own kin with assclownery, but also added a bit of canny career advice for the fading pit bull. »
- Tommy Christopher
Sarah Palin wants it known that she doesn't hold with frivolous functions like the White House Correspondents' Dinner. The former governor of Alaska took to Twitter and Facebook over the weekend to express her displeasure over the annual event.
Palin writes on Facebook, "Yuk it up media and pols. While America is buried in taxes and a fight for our (sic) rights, the permanent political class in DC dresses up and has a prom to make fun of themselves. No need for that, we get the real joke."
She adds on Twitter, "That #Whcd was pathetic. The rest of America is out there working our a**es off while these DC a**clowns throw themselves a #nerdprom."
First off -- since her beef seems to be with holding one now -- while America is out there working and fighting for its rights -- did she have a problem with holding »
By Amelia Mularz
Nope, Mel Gibson's not involved. This one's all Mark Burnett, the producer who's partly to blame for giving Donald Trump his own show ("The Apprentice"), as well as Sarah Palin ("Sarah Palin's Alaska"), and his wife Roma Downey of "Touched by an Angel" fame. They're taking their 10-part TV miniseries for the History Channel and re-cutting it into a three-hour movie to be released this fall.
That means you'll be able to enjoy the story of Jesus and his resurrection the way God truly intended: with your feet resting on a Mountain Dew-saturated floor while clutching a box of Goobers. Plus, while heading to church can be a hassle (c'mon Sunday is for football!), Burnett's movie will give you a reasonable dose of the biblical for a measly $10-$14 "donation" to your nearest corporately operated, mass movie theater chain.
Then again, Burnett says they haven't settled »
- MTV Movies Team
The hacker group that posted the financial information of Michelle Obama and other celebs just threatened to bomb the White House within the next 24 hours, unless President Obama declares war on North Korea.
President Barack Obama just goes from one crisis to another. The President has reportedly been threatened by the hacker group and they are taking it very seriously.
White House Bomb Threat
The hackers are the same people who published the private financial records of Michelle Obama, Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, and others. According to TMZ, the hackers called 911 and threatened to detonate 8 “devices” around the White House. The only way they won’t do it, is if President Obama declares war on North Korea.
The AP’s Twitter Account Hacked
The group also hacked into the Associated Press »
- Chloe Melas
They're funny and passionate. One of them can even rock a pastel pantsuit. Hadley Freeman hails her female heroes whose accomplishments deserve some serious respect
These days, White is mainly known for two things: 1. Being old, and 2. Being funny about it. But there is so much more to her than geriatric self-mockery. Aside from her brilliant performances on The Golden Girls and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, White was one of the first women to take control of her own acting career by co-founding a TV production company in the 1950s. She was also nominated for the first best-actress Emmy in 1950, and her book about this period of her life, Here We Go Again: My Life in Television, is as funny as it is inspirational. Still sharp as a tack in her 10th decade, she is not only a hilarious actor but a hysterical off-the-cuff guest on American talk shows, »
- Hadley Freeman
However, there are still a few holdouts in Tinsel Town and across the nation. Some well-known figures, such as Sarah Palin, are outspoken about their climate doubts, while other famous faces, like Madonna, have been attacked on environmental grounds.
Whether they are driving gas guzzlers, wearing controversial furs or speaking out against climate science, below are 12 celebrities who have angered environmentalists. »
- Jessica Leader
Ted Nugent, the controversial rocker-turned-gun rights advocate, is quite the fan of violent rhetoric, as was evident again this week during an interview on the NRA News program "Cam & Co."
Throughout the course of an interview loosely focused on the latest Congressional gun control efforts, Nugent riffed on several of his common talking points, including his disapproval of President Barack Obama and his distrust of any form of gun control legislation.
Show host Cam Edwards helped fan the flames, suggesting that the version of universal background checks legislation being debated in the Senate is essentially “the Ban Ted Nugent Act of 2013" and could lead to felony convictions for using a borrowed gun.
"It's time to take a side," Nugent said, referring to moderates.
Nugent also reminded Edwards of comments he made in April of 2012, when he vowed to "either be dead or in jail by this time next year" if Obama was reelected. »
- The Huffington Post
Washington, Apr 6: Lady Gaga has been named as the most popular women on web.
Here are the top 50:
1. Lady Gaga
8. Miley Cyrus
9. Paris Hilton
10. Avril Lavigne
12. Taylor Swift
13. Angelina Jolie
15. Megan. »
- Smith Cox
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