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The fabulous "SNL" oral history "Live from New York," which was first published in 2002, is getting a 200-page update with plenty of inside scoops about Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton, and the origins of Bill Hader's Eliot Spitzer impression. We can't wait for the new edition, and we hope we learn the answers to these 11 questions about the show's run from 2002 up until the present. 1. Did anyone else fear that Ashlee Simpson would flub on TV? How often do performers lip-sync? Lip-syncing on TV is no scandal, but it's rare that you see "SNL" artists attempt it. When Ashlee Simpson's "wrong tape" debacle foreshadowed by anyone in the studio? I remember watching her MTV docuseries where she seemed pretty sick before the performance. 2. How terrible was it dealing with Paris Hilton during her hosting stint? Tina Fey claimed on Howard Stern's show that Paris Hilton was a nightmare. »
- Louis Virtel
Make room, Rotten Tomatoes, because there's a new film critic in town — Sarah Palin. The former Republican vice presidential candidate did her best Manohla Dargis impression this week on her subscription-based Internet channel when she reviewed “The Giver,” Philip Noyce's adaptation of the popular Ya novel by Lois Lowry. Palin opens her review by quoting a legend of the silver screen — Ronald Reagan — before suggesting that “there is no such thing as a left or right, there's only an up or down,” though she isn't referring to thumbs. Instead, she rails against the dangers of a society that is willing. »
- Jeff Sneider
As far as the Emmy nominees for Variety Series are concerned, it’s the politics, stupid. A category once dominated by music and sketches now tilts decidedly toward contemporary commentary and lampoons.
Whether the hook is faux news reporting (Jon Stewart; Stephen Colbert; “Saturday Night Live”) or legit roundtable punditry (Bill Maher), latenight explorations of the political process regularly garner nods — 2014 marks the third consecutive annual roster boasting the same six contenders.
Emmy voters have responded in a landslide. Over the past decade the statuette has exclusively landed on the two best-known, and arguably most influential, satirical series: 10 consecutive wins for “The Daily Show,” plus last year’s honoree and “Daily Show” spinoff, “The Colbert Report.”
Though political satire is clearly a force to be reckoned with at the Emmys, does it impact the world outside the industry? Howard Kurtz, host of Fox News’ “#MediaBuzz,” has no doubt. “These programs »
- Bob Verini
As HBO’s “True Blood” ends its seven-season run later this month, the premium cabler is giving fans of the vampire romance-mystery series a chance to own actual props, wardrobe items, set decorations and other memorabilia from the show.
The “True Blood” auction, hosted by ScreenBid, will offer more than 1,500 items from the show. Bidding opens Aug. 20, and is slated to close Aug. 25, the night after the series finale of “True Blood” airs Aug. 24.
Items in the catalog include: Eric Northman’s Fangtasia throne; the contract Macklyn Warlow makes to “own” Sookie Stackhouse; Arlene Fowler Bellefleur’s wedding gown; Merlotte’s Bar and Grill menu; cartons of the True Blood beverage; a Fangtasia “No Biting” sign; and vampire fangs (of course).
- Todd Spangler
His humor often touched on politics, and often it was quite biting. At a concert in 2009, he said of George W. Bush, who had just left office: “Yes, it is the end of the reign of George the Second. The reign of error is over. America is officially out of rehab.” On Johnny Carson’s second-to-last “Tonight Show” in 1992, Williams said of Dan Quayle: “He’s one taco short of the combination plate.” His 2009 “Weapons of Self Destruction” concert featured jokes about Sarah Palin’s intelligence, Joseph Biden’s gaffes and Bill Clinton’s womanizing.
- Ted Johnson
The Hundred-foot Journey Dreamworks Pictures/ Participant Media Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade: B Director: Lasse Hallström Screenplay: Steven Knight based on the novel “The Hundred-Foot Journey” by Richard C. Morais Cast: Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri, Charlotte Le Bon Screened at: NYC, 8/5/14 Opens: August 8, 2014 If good food could end the French and Indian War and lead to rapprochement—at least in the version given us by Lasse Hallström’s new movie—then surely the Palestinians and Israelis can get together. After all, French cooking and Indian cuisine are as different as Barack Obama and Sarah Palin, while both Palestinians and Israelis like falafel, [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
The New York Post and Post Digital Network launched Decider.com Monday, a new website devoted to help the “on-demand generation” figure out what to watch. The stand-alone site intends to use a “unique blend of pop culture expertise, irreverent insight, and great recommendations” to guide users to movies and TV shows they might be interested in streaming or downloading. Also read: Need More Sarah Palin? Right-Wing Firebrand Launches Online TV Channel “The way entertainment content is being created and consumed has changed fundamentally in the last few years,” Jesse Angelo, CEO of the New York Post said in a news release. »
- Travis Reilly
Having put on the specs and wobbly head for his Oscar-winning turn in 2005′s Ray, Jamie Foxx is set to take on the role of another iconic, real life pop culture icon in a film about Mike Tyson. The guy from The Hangover, remember? Yeah, he used to be a boxer. And one with a…colourful life. Which means that Terence Winter, fellow Academy Award winner and creator of The Sopranos, is a screenwriter perfectly poised to get into the nitty-gritty of Tyson’s ear-biting, prison-serving career.
Foxx joins the as-yet-untitled film written by Winter, who just wrapped up penning Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street, and produced by Foxx’s manager Rick Yorn. The boxer’s life story has already been told in the 1995 TV movie and 2008 documentary – both called Tyson, rather unimaginatively – which focussed on both his time in and out the ring, not shying away »
- Tom Baker
What is Sarah Palin’s latest endeavor, exactly? Well, “it’s a safe space where like-minded folks can hear things they already agree with from someone whose opinion they already know”—at least, according to Palin superfan Stephen Colbert, who devoted a good chunk of Tuesday’s Report to dissecting the new news network.
In fact, Colbert went on, Palin’s entrepreneurship has inspired him to start his very own vanity online channel: “Stephen Colbert’s Angry Echo Chamber,” which costs just $9.94 a month (vs. the members-only Palin Channel’s $9.95) and addresses only the most important issues of the day, »
- Hillary Busis
No offense to Sarah Palin, but Stephen Colbert thinks he can do The Sarah Palin Channel better than she can. The “Colbert Report” host, a self-declared “huge fan” of Palin, took note Tuesday of her brand-new SarahPalinChannel.com, a site that will let Palin share her thoughts with no “lamesteam media” filters. Also read: Stephen Colbert Embraces Separate ‘Poor Doors’ for the Non-Rich (Video) Colbert was so impressed that he bought a similarly named site: TheSarahPalinChannel.com. Colbert's site boasts that it is “the only Sarah Palin Channel on the internet with a definite article in the address!” Colbert also »
- Tim Molloy
My free trial cost me $9.95. And then I found Palins new intelligibility
Given the content available and the affectedly simple presentation, its hard not to see the new Sarah Palin Channel as simply a moneymaking enterprise.
Her competitor Glenn Becks vertically integrated TV-website-dogwhistle aggregator, the Blaze, takes in $36m per year before ad revenue. And, as both Rick Perlstein and Alex Pareene have noted, one of the animating principles of the conservative movement over the last 40 years has been soaking every last dollar out of people whose intellectual incuriosity has never been an impediment to further rage and paranoia. Its why places like WorldNetDaily run obnoxious flash ads in columns that, top to bottom, tell you to buy and hoard gold, to click here to join a paid newsletter that outlines the Un/Agenda 21 plans to annex Joes Crab Shack, and how your $25 check to FreedomWorks is the only thing »
- Jeb Lund
Meghan McCain will not be subscribing to Sarah Palin's online channel, Tapp, for multiple reasons, she explained on Pivot's “TakePart Live.” For starters, McCain already experienced enough behind-the-scenes access to the conservative political TV personality and former Alaskan governor when Palin campaigned for the White House in 2008 alongside Sen. John McCain. Also read: Sarah Palin Channel Mocked on Twitter With Terrible Ideas for TV Shows “I am not gonna subscribe to Sarah Palin for $9.95 a month,” McCain declared on Monday. “I got all my Sarah Palin I need for one lifetime.” The “TakePart” co-host also wasn't impressed by the layout of website. »
- Greg Gilman
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In her latest attempt to prove her maverick status, former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is launching a paid news channel. For $9.95 a month, fans of the Republican darling can get access to the channel, which aims to “go beyond the soundbites and cut through the media’s politically correct filter.”
The video announcement above leads us to believe much of Palin’s programming will consist of hardcore right-wing views sprinkled with folksy slang. But if we somehow were able to go rogue and stage a takeover to create our own segments, we could easily highlight some of Palin’s most hilarious — and infamous — moments.
Take a look through our gallery to find out what people would really want to see on Sarah Palin’s new channel.
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- Rahsheeda Ali
Paula Deen isn't the only one fashioning a new home for herself online. With a spot on The View probably not forthcoming, Sarah Palin has launched her own online channel, fittingly named the Sarah Palin Channel and billed as a forum to "discuss the great issues of the day and work toward solutions." "Together, let's live life vibrantly, purposefully, and boldly!" the site exclaims. You can watch a free preview, but access is subscription-based at $9.95 a month or $99.95 for a year. But, failing the impeachment she's hoping for, you can go to the home page and watch the clock counting down President Barack Obama's days left in office for free, »
“Fox News Sunday” is gaining ratings momentum in Washington D.C., beating its major-network competition in all categories for the first time in seven years.
Nielsen estimates that Sunday’s telecast of “Fox News Sunday” averaged 107,000 viewers in the D.C. market on Wttg-5 — the second largest audience ever in the nation’s capital, behind only the 132,000 in February 2010 when Chris Wallace interviewed Sarah Palin.
It finished well ahead of NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Wrc-4 (73,000), ABC’s “This Week” on Wjla-7 (65,000), CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Wusa-9 (59,000) and Univision’s “Al Punto” on Wfdc-14 (57,000). “Fox News Sunday” also led in households (64,000 to 53,000 for “Meet the Press”).
The Wallace-moderated “Fox News Sunday,” which began in 1996, had only finished on »
- Rick Kissell
Sarah Palin announced her own online video channel this week, and now Twitter users are uniting under a common hashtag to fill out its programming slate. #PalinTVShows, as anyone could have guessed, mocks the conservative politician turned TV star's many follies and controversial opinions that have gained national notoriety since she campaigned alongside John McCain for the White House in 2008. Also read: Robin Thicke Bombarded by Critics During VH1's Twitter Q&A, #AskThicke The fun began Monday morning when “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” co-creator and former head writer Lizz Winstead tossed out the hashtag while asking if it's “a thing yet. »
- Greg Gilman
After spending years criticizing supposed failures of the liberal media, Sarah Palin has decided to take matters into her own hands. On Sunday night, the former Republican vice presidential candidate announced the Sarah Palin Channel, a subscription-based news website where Palin promises to “talk directly to you” without a need to “please the powers that be.”
The channel already includes video takes on Vladimir Putin (so you will be able to see Russia from Palin’s media coverage), special education in schools, and a quote of the day (today’s is from Thomas Paine). There’s a running tally of »
- Jackson McHenry
We were apparently thisclose to seeing Sarah Palin on True Blood. Well, Ok, not that close. The former Republican vice presidential candidate revealed she was asked to be on the HBO vampire drama, the same episode in which a Senator Ted Cruz event was interrupted by a vampire massacre—Cruz slammed the show as "misogynistic" in a Facebook post—and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) went undercover as Republicans. The disguise led Pam to exclaim she was a "Republic--t." "The brilliant minds of True Blood were brazen enough to ask me to do a cameo on their show, apparently so they could insult a conservative woman in person instead of just all conservative »
Five years after resigning as the Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin is turning online to keep up her public presence. The former Vice Presidential candidate has launched The Sarah Palin Channel, a subscription-based service launched through the new Tapp video platform. Palin's new homepage makes it very clear who her channel's target audience is. A pair of highly-visible counters run in opposite directions: One ticks upward as it counts our increasing national debt, while another counts down toward the final day of Barack Obama's presidency. A pro-gun image macro is branded as the "Image of the Day." In an intro video, Palin spells things out even more. "Together," she says, "we'll go beyond the sound bites and cut through the media's politically correct filter." She later claims her channel will "talk about the issues the mainstream media won't talk about." So yes, this is a channel squarely aimed at »
- Sam Gutelle
Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a "direct connection" between the former Alaska governor and Gop vice presidential candidate and her supporters, with "no need to please the powers that be," Palin says in a video mission statement on her channel's home page. "Are you tired of the media filters?" she asks. "Well, I am. I always have been. So we're gonna do something about it." "We'll talk about the issues that the mainstream media won't talk about," she adds. Palin says she oversees all content posted to the channel. »
- Associate Press
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