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Entries by Danny Shea from 06/2008

How Bloggers Went From "Media Darlings To Public Enemy No. 1"

Posted 06.02.2008 | Media

It's hard to imagine, but at the time there was something magical about the blogging moment. The best bloggers could become almost instantly beloved c...

Women Take To The Web As "Slumber Parties Go Digital"

Posted 06.02.2008 | Media

There has long been a conceit that held that the Web was a men's locker room, full of pornography, sports and gadgets, but the same demographic group ...

Is Facebook Destroying The College Alumni Magazine?

Posted 06.02.2008 | Media

Most people read their college alumni magazines for the class notes, immediately flipping to the back to see who was married, had a baby or was promot...

Keith Olbermann Owes Thousands In Back Taxes: Page Six

Posted 06.02.2008 | Media

The New York Post's Page Six reports that Keith Olbermann owes thousands in back taxes to New York State. The News Corp-owned paper writes: New York...

Aaron Brown: "I Just Got Older And Stopped Giving A Shit"

Posted 06.02.2008 | Media

Low-key CNN anchor Aaron Brown was bumped aside in 2005 for Anderson Cooper. Now his CNN contract is up, and he'll resurface next month as host of a P...

Piers Morgan, Celebrity Apprentice Winner, Gets UK Talk Show

Posted 06.02.2008 | Media

Former tabloid editor turned talent show judge Piers Morgan has signed a two-year deal with ITV that will see him host an entertainment talk show. Th...

Laura Albert Slams Tell-All By JT Leroy Co-Conspirator: "It Disgusts Me"

Posted 06.02.2008 | Media

Laura Albert is on the warpath over a new book about the JT LeRoy hoax being written by the one-time friend she hired to portray the fake teen-writing...

Student Paper Catfight: Star Of MTV Reality Show Embroiled In Vicious E-Mail Battle With Columbia Reporter

Posted 06.02.2008 | Media

You're never too young for your first publishing feud, especially if you're super-ambitious Amanda Lorber, the 17-year-old star of MTV's reality serie...

Stephen Colbert Tells Princeton Graduates Not To Change The World

Posted 06.03.2008 | Media

PRINCETON, N.J. — Stephen Colbert, the host of his own Comedy Central show, Emmy winner, faux presidential candidate and best-selling author, ad...

Cable Networks Thrived On Prolonged Primary Season: A Post-Mortem

Posted 06.03.2008 | Media

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - If the long Democratic nominating process does in fact end this week, one couldn't have asked for an odder weekend of ...

B-52s' Fred Schneider Sings From McClellan Book On "Daily Show"

Posted 06.03.2008 | Media

On Monday night's "Daily Show," the B-52s' lead singer Fred Schneider helped Jon Stewart get ready for Scott McClellan's visit by singing passages fro...

Anderson Cooper, Birthday Boy: Anchor Turns 41 Today

Posted 06.03.2008 | Media

Anderson Cooper, born on June 3, 1967, turns 41 today. Cooper has, in years past, celebrated his birthday on his show, but tonight's celebration may ...

New York Times To Start Etiquette Column In Sunday Styles

Posted 06.03.2008 | Media

he New York Times' Sunday Styles will launch an etiquette column later this month, and though Philip Galanes, its writer, may not be a household name,...

Ron Kuby To Join Air America Radio

Posted 06.03.2008 | Media

The search to replace Randi Rhodes is over. Air America has announced that former WABC personality Ron Kuby will be taking over the 3-6pm time slot...

"She's Got The Look": Cougars Battle For Modeling Contract On TVLand Reality Show

Posted 06.03.2008 | Media

Get ready for a new reality show not geared toward younger viewers - and darn proud of it. TVLand's "She's Got the Look," premiering tomorrow at 10 p...

Fox News Finally Identifies Karl Rove As McCain Adviser

Posted 06.03.2008 | Media

ThinkProgress noted today that Fox News has finally identified Karl Rove as an informal adviser to the McCain Campaign, almost four months after hirin...

Larry Mendte, Hacker? FBI Investigating Alycia Lane's Co-Anchor For Hacking Into Her Inbox

Posted 06.03.2008 | Media

PHILADELPHIA — An evening news anchor is under federal investigation and off the air after his fired co-anchor complained that someone may have ...

Time Warner Cable Under Fire From Bloggers For Metered Internet Plan

Posted 06.03.2008 | Business

NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- Time Warner Cable Inc.'s (TWC) attempt at metering customers' Internet use ran into a buzz saw in the blogosphere on Tuesday. ...

Ana Marie Cox Joins Radar: Can She Save The Magazine?

Posted 06.04.2008 | Media

"Three or four people leaving is not a big deal," insisted Maer Roshan, founder and editor in chief of Radar. Actually, it's five: Senior editor Tyle...

Meredith Vieira's Husband Richard Cohen Gets Radio Show

Posted 06.04.2008 | Media

Meredith Vieira's husband, producer/author Richard Cohen, is testing a new radio show on WABC/770AM. The one-hour talk show is in the experimental st...

CBS, Yahoo Partnering Up In Wide-Ranging Content Deal: Report

Posted 06.04.2008 | Media

CBS is expected to announce a significant partnership with Yahoo that may include adding the portal to its video distribution network, Techcrunch repo...

Jay Leno: I Support Gay Marriage

Posted 06.04.2008 | Media

Forget that "gay face" controversy! Jay Leno will be among the boldfaced names at a gay marriage celebration and rally tomorrow night at the Abbey in...

Wal-Mart Launches Web Classifieds to Compete with Craigslist

Posted 06.04.2008 | Media

Wal-Mart doesn't know it yet, but it may be the savior that local newspapers have been praying for. The big-box retailer launched a new service withou...

Terry McAuliffe Downs Shots On "Morning Joe"

Posted 06.04.2008 | Media

As promised, Terry McAuliffe appeared on "Morning Joe" this morning with a bottle of rum, brought back from Puerto Rico for Mika Brzezinski. But wher...

Joe Scarborough Returns To "Morning Joe"

Posted 06.04.2008 | Media

Joe Scarborough has been absent from "Morning Joe" for the last few weeks as he tended to his wife's pregnancy at home in Florida, but he made his tri...