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Jon Stewart says Fox News pundits all seem to be following the same talking points: That Russian President Vladimir Putin projects an image of strength to the world, while our own president comes off as a mom-jeans wearing wuss. “People are looking at Putin as one who wrestles bears and drills for oil,” Sarah Palin said in Fox News footage Stewart played on “The Daily Show” Thursday. “They look at our president as one who wears mom jeans and equivocates.” Also read: Jon Stewart Filets Fox News Over Food Stamps: ‘What's With the F—ing Fish?’ Two other Fox News pundits made the. »
- Tim Molloy
When the first signs that Russia was invading Ukraine started to appear late last week, conservatives began hailing Sarah Palin for predicting this development all the way back in 2008. The former governor even issued a "Told-Ya-So" on her Facebook page. Last night, Glenn Beck got in on the game, laughing at President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and anyone else who dared to discount Palin and Mitt Romney, who made similar warnings in 2012. »
- Matt Wilstein
Hollywood under-represents women and the media frequently demeans them. As her hit film is shown in the UK, campaigner Jennifer Siebel Newsom demands a change in attitude
Jennifer Siebel Newsom wasn't even planning to direct her documentary, Miss Representation. She first approached some established female directors to take on her film about how women are portrayed in the mainstream media, but every one declined to do it, saying nobody would hire them afterwards – a stark illustration of who runs the entertainment industry even before you get to the hardhitting statistics and appalling examples of sexism in her film.
We meet in a restaurant in central London ahead of the showing of her film in London on Monday night. Siebel Newsom decided to make the film when she was working as an actor, and pregnant with the first of her three children, a daughter. "I was in the entertainment industry at the time that Britney Spears, »
- Emine Saner
Discovery Communications said it would realign executive oversight of several of its cable networks, in a move it said would group the outlets together by theme. And it broadened the number of networks being supervised by three top managers: Eileen O’Neill, Marjorie Kaplan and Henry Schleiff.
O’Neill, who gained fame in the media industry for building up TLC, then taking oversight of Discovery, will lead what the company sees as its male-skewing networks: Discovery, Science Channel and Velocity. Kaplan, who had been leading Animal Planet, adds TLC to her portfolio, part of an effort to group together the company’s networks focused on reality entertainment. And Schleiff, who oversees Investigation Discovery, Destination America and American Heroes, will gain supervision of Discovery Fit & Health, placing all of the company’s emerging outlets under his aegis.
The reshuffling removes TLC from O’Neill’s direct supervision for the first time »
- Brian Steinberg
Julianne Moore has admitted that her role as President Alma Coin in the upcoming Hunger Games: Mockingjay comes with a "huge responsibility to the book".
"There are some things that have been written that the fans are adamant be there," Moore told Digital Spy. "We're taking that responsibility very seriously."
The actress, currently starring alongside Liam Neeson in airborne thriller Non-Stop, also felt that her experience playing Us politician Sarah Palin in Game Change didn't influence her portrayal of Mockingjay's ruthless President.
"They don't have a whole lot to do with one another," she said.
"When you're playing a real person, all your research is really about how that person speaks and moves and is physically."
Non-Stop is released on February 28
Hunger Games stars discuss Mockingjay: »
Framed by corner windows looking out on the skyscrapers of Rockefeller Center, Seth Meyers leans back on his new chair in an empty office, feet on desk, hands clasped behind head.
He plans to move into this space but not until he clears out of his job at "Saturday Night Live."
"I have to move everything down from [the 17th floor]; I never wanted it to seem like I was only half there," he tells Zap2it.
It's the last Monday in January, and Meyers is gearing up for his final show, after 12 1/2 years. "Late Night With Seth Meyers" premieres Monday, Feb. 24.
In the past year, Meyers turned 40, married and was selected as host of the talk show that technically starts in the morning, at 12:35 a.m. Et.
"But that seemed presumptuous," Meyers says, grinning.
And Meyers is not presumptuous. »
It’s been a tumultuous couple of months for MSNBC, who have dealt with several high profile controversies involving on-air talent. Last November, the channel gave Alec Baldwin’s “Up Late” the boot following outrage over anti-gay comments he made to a paparazzo, host Martin Bashir resigned in December after he made inflammatory comments about Sarah Palin and Melissa Harris-Perry apologized to Mitt Romney in January after she joked about the former Massachusetts Governor’s black grandson. MSNBC hopes to turn the page with the launch of two new shows on Monday. While it’s uncertain what direction Ronan Farrow will take with his. »
- James Crugnale
Captain America’s got nothing on Sarah Palin when it comes to donning the ol’ red, white and blue, at least as far as the promo below is concerned. The clip is a tease for Palin’s new series Amazing America with Sarah Palin, coming to Sportsman Channel April 3 at 8pm Et. In Amazing America, the “Mama Grizzly” (dubbed “First Lady of the Outdoors” by Sportsman Channel) hosts an anthology of stories that explore people, places and pastimes connected to America’s outdoor lifestyle. Sportsman Channel says that the weekly series will be the first part of the network’s “Red, Wild & … Continue reading →
The post Sportsman Channel releases promo for new Sarah Palin series appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Jeff Pfeiffer
Tea Party jerk Curtis Haas has left Frank Underwood with egg on his face, so he gets back to what he's good at: whipping
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"Curtis has me by the teabags, Frank," said Senate Majority Leader Hector Mendoza. Oh dear. If Americans habitually confuse their genitals with teabags, no wonder they prefer coffee.
What Mendoza meant, of course, is that he couldn't deliver the Republican vote to support Democratic vice-president Frank Underwood's amendment that would increase Us retirement ages, thereby ensuring Washington could fulfil its financial commitments to pensioners for the foreseeable future and avoid government shutdown that the Tea Party fruitcakes (no offence) sought in order to demonstrate the fatuousness of the public sector. »
- Stuart Jeffries
Johnny Carson first and subsequently Jay Leno both appeared to pride themselves on the even-handed nature of their monologues, picking off political targets from both parties, to the point where viewers never knew — by design — where “The Tonight Show” hosts personally stood.
With Jimmy Fallon having replaced Leno this week, the question arises whether he, too, can position himself as the comedic equivalent of Switzerland, especially in these heavily polarized and wildly partisan times, where every aside is pored over and potentially pounced on. As proof, look no further than a piece posted this week by one of Carson’s former writers, arguing that latenight comics were giving President Obama a pass.
Fallon has thus far offered relatively few political jokes in his first week at the “Tonight” helm (he delivered exactly one, a glancing shot at Vice President Joe Biden, in Thursday’s monologue), unless one chooses to count »
- Brian Lowry
No need to ask Sarah Palin what her favorite colors are. A brief but scintillating promo for the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s upcoming Sportsman Channel series, “Amazing America,” has emerged on the internet to enchant viewers’ eyeballs with an explosion of red, white and blue. Which, as everyone knows, are the colors featured on the flag of France. Also read: Sarah Palin: Fox News Gig, Sportsman Series Work Together to Restore ‘American Exceptionalism’ Red, white and blue background. Red, white and blue shoes on Sarah’s feet. Red, white and blue design on Sarah’s chest. »
- Tim Kenneally
“America, prepared to be amazed,” says Sarah Palin introducing her new docu-series. Below is the first teaser trailer for the former Alaska governor’s new series for Sportsman Channel, Amazing America. In the weekly show, Palin profiles the hunting and fishing lifestyle. The cable network has ordered 12 episodes with a series premiere April 3. The programs follows up on Palin’s previous outdoors-driven series, TLC’s 2010 program Sarah Palin’s Alaska. »
- James Hibberd
On Thursday, April 3, Sportsman Channel premieres "Amazing America With Sarah Palin," a documentary series that follows the former Alaska governor and 2008 Gop vice-presidential contender -- who has become a lightning rod for praise and controversy -- as she travels around the nation celebrating the outdoor lifestyle.
It's a subject Palin knows well, having been raised in Alaska as an avid hunter and outdoorswoman, and was previously showcased in her TLC series, "Sarah Palin's Alaska."
Palin also hopes the show inspires other women to get out there, saying to assembled TV critics in Pasadena, Calif. back in January, "I want young women to be inspired by the show that we're going to put together. One of the reasons is because I think this world would be better off having more young women holding a fish in a picture and fewer of them holding a camera in front of a bathroom mirror doing a selfie. »
Who doesn’t love Tina Fey? Well, besides Sarah Palin’s staunchest supporters. She’s one of television’s sharpest writers and comic actors, and she has a decent track record in film too (Baby Mama, Date Night and Admission were modest hits which benefited from her everywoman sensibility). Now, the 30 Rock creator and one half of everybody’s favorite Golden Globes hosting duo is set to star in The Taliban Shuffle, based on journalist Kim Barker’s memoir.
Barker’s book is a blend of dark comedy and tragedy, recounting the journalist’s experiences shifting between Pakistan and Afghanistan while covering the War on Terror in its early years. Unlike other unsparing accounts of violence and imminent death which became bestsellers over the last 10 years, The Taliban Shuffle actually has a lot of funny and absurd moments. In a New York Times review of the 2011 memoir, reviewer Michiko Kakutani »
- Jordan Adler
Seth Meyers spilled some Saturday Night Live secrets on Watch What Happens Live, but he wasn't exactly naming names. When asked if he has a favorite moment from his time on SNL, Meyers reminisced about Sarah Palin's appearance on Weekend Update. "I would say the most historic moment for me was when the actual Sarah Palin was on the show and Amy Poehler, who was like 9 months pregnant, was hardcore rapping in her face," Meyers said on Wwhl. "It was the last show she did before she had her first son, and I just remember thinking, 'This is the weirdest job. This is very strange. This is a woman who is running to be the vice president of this country and Poehler is just yelling at »
Remember Louis C.K.'s "Lincoln" skit on Saturday Night Live? Seth Meyers wrote it. Tina Fey as Sarah Palin? Meyers. The Girls parody featuring Fey as an Albanian refuge? Meyers again. As the former SNL head writer and "Weekend Update" co-anchor readies for his new gig as host of Late Night With Seth Meyers, premiering Feb. 24 on NBC, he shares some of his best work with The Hollywood Reporter. THR Cover: Seth Meyers on 'Late Night' Jitters, Lorne Michaels' Advice and Leaving His Dream Job "Last year was probably my favorite year I ever had as a
- Bryn Elise Sandberg
Mark your calendars, John Oliver fans: the former “Daily Show” favorite will be bringing the laughs to HBO on April 27. HBO said on Wednesday that Oliver’s new show, “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,” will debut April 27 at 11 p.m. Oliver will offer his satirical take on the week in news, politics and current events in the half-hour series. Oliver is executive producing, along with Tim Carvell, James Taylor and Jon Thoday. Also read: John Oliver Bashes Sarah Palin’s New TV Show: ‘She’s Going to Do to Sports What She Did to Politics’ Oliver proved his hosting skills last summer, »
- Tim Kenneally
Hollywood's High Holy Night is less than three weeks away now. Today also happens to be the 50th birthday of one Sarah Palin but rather than wish one of the worst people alive a Happy Birthday, here's a random 'What If?' question for your discussion pleasure...
Q: Julianne has been nominated for four Oscars (Boogie Nights, The End of the Affair, The Hours, Far From Heaven), famously losing all of them. If her Sarah Palin movie "Game Change" -- which won her the Globe, SAG, and Emmy -- had been a feature film, would she be 5/0 with Oscar or a winner? How would she have affected that Oscar race?
Honestly you could ask the same question of "Behind the Candelabra" in this Oscar race in both the Lead and Supporting Actor categories, courtesy of biopic love and category fraud.
P.S. Here are Julianne's Oscar looks for beauteous fun. »
- NATHANIEL R
Sarah Palin may be turning 50, but she's not slowing down one bit!
Just ahead of her birthday tomorrow, the former Governor of Alaska and current Sportsman Channel host was on a dog sled with Iditarod veteran musher Dee Dee Jonrowe for her new show Amazing America with Sarah Palin.
Jonrowe has been preparing for her 32nd Iditarod Sled Dog Race in March.
Amazing America with Sarah Palin premieres on Sportsman Channel on April 3 at 8 p.m. »
“James’ successful and storied career in politics over several decades is an enormous asset to Fox News,” said Bill Shine, exec veep of programming at the network. ” We are privileged to have him lend his breadth of experience, wit and dynamic perspective on the network.”
The hire is likely to surprise, as several of Fox News contributors are known for espousing a point of view in opposition to that of Democrats. Among the contributors Fox News has signed in recent months are Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and former Republican candidate for U.S. Vice President; Herman Cain, an early Republican candidate for President in the most recent election; and Scott Brown, a former Republican U.S. Senator.
Carville is expected to appear across various programming, »
- Brian Steinberg
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