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Entries by Rebecca Shapiro from 10/2011

Anderson Cooper: Teen Coma Tragedy From Talk Show 'Deeply' Sad

Posted 10.03.2011 | Media

A teenager is in a coma after falling off his skateboard while video taping himself for an upcoming episode of Anderson Cooper's new daytime talk show...

Martha Stewart's Daughter Alexis Tells All In New Book

Posted 10.03.2011 | Media

Alexis Stewart, daughter of domestic goddess Martha Stewart, has a new tell-all book where she describes what it was really like to grow up with a mot...

Hoda Tries To Corral Khloe Kardashian On 'Today' (VIDEO)

Posted 10.03.2011 | Media

Khloe Kardashian filled in for Kathie Lee Gifford Monday morning on TODAY's fourth hour, making her the first of a staggering five Kardashians to coho...

Roger Ailes: Criticisms Are 'Very Hard' On My Family

Posted 10.03.2011 | Media

Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes discussed some of the challenges in leading a public life, "New York Daily News" reported in an article focusing on the ...

Ann Coulter: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Are Like Nazis (VIDEO)

Posted 10.04.2011 | Media

Ann Coulter made some rather surprising analogies on Monday when she compared the Occupy Wall Street movement to Nazism and the French Revolution. ...

Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly Debate Election 2012 On GBTV (VIDEO)

Posted 10.04.2011 | Media

Bill O'Reilly managed to shock Glenn Beck into silence for a moment on Monday with a comment he made about the 2012 election. O'Reilly was appearin...

Stephen Colbert Stumps Jeffrey Toobin Over Supreme Court (VIDEO)

Posted 10.04.2011 | Media

Stephen Colbert baffled New Yorker writer and CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin on his show Monday night when discussing the upcoming Supreme Court cas...

'Playboy Club' Canceled: NBC Cancels Drama, Replaces With 'Rock Center' News Magazine

Posted 10.04.2011 | Media

NBC announced Tuesday that it has canceled "The Playboy Club." The period drama was the first casualty of the 2011-2012 season. "Playboy" will be r...

Martha Stewart: Daughter Alexis' New Book Is 'Irreverent' and 'Lots Of Fun' (VIDEO)

Posted 10.04.2011 | Media

Martha Stewart kicked off her show Tuesday by laughing off her allegedly less-than-graceful moments that daughter Alexis Stewart revealed in her new t...

Erin Burnett Ratings For 'Outfront' Premiere Solid In Demo

Posted 10.05.2011 | Media

Erin Burnett drew solid, if not spectacular, ratings on the first night of her new show. "Outfront" premiered Monday night and beat MSNBC's "Hardba...

CBS Reporter Claims White House Officials Screamed And Cursed At Her (AUDIO)

Posted 10.05.2011 | Media

A reporter for CBS claimed that White House and Department of Justice officials screamed and cursed at her due to a story she was pursuing about a con...

Warren Buffett Challenges Rupert Murdoch To Release Tax Return

Posted 10.05.2011 | Media

Warren Buffett issued a big challenge to Rupert Murdoch during a Tuesday interview. Buffett has become an enemy of some on the right for his call t...

Sean Hannity On Bill O'Reilly Hate: 'I Was A Little Surprised' (VIDEO)

Posted 10.05.2011 | Media

Sean Hannity reacted to Fox News CEO Roger Ailes' claim that Bill O'Reilly "hates" him — and to O'Reilly's joking half-confirmation of the charge. ...

Nancy Grace: Amanda Knox Verdict 'Miscarriage Of Justice'

Posted 10.05.2011 | Media

Nancy Grace issued a typically blunt verdict on Amanda Knox during a Monday interview. The outspoken HLN host and fierce 'Dancing with the Stars' c...

Ad Age: 'Vogue' Awarded Magazine Of The Year

Posted 10.05.2011 | Media

Ad Age highlighted the magazine industry's finest on Wednesday when they announced the recipients of their annual Magazine, Editor and Publisher of th...

CNN's New Election Theme: 'America's Choice 2012' (VIDEO)

Posted 10.05.2011 | Media
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CNN announced a rebranded tagline for their 2012 campaign coverage on Wednesday. Known for slogans such as, "The Best Political Team on Television" an...

Dan Rather, Four Brave International Reporters Receive Committee To Protect Journalists Awards

Posted 10.05.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — The Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday it has chosen four journalists for its 2011 International Press Freedom Awards, a...

New York Times Op-Ed Writers Vie For Swanky Office Space

Posted 10.05.2011 | Media

When Bill Keller stepped down as New York Times executive editor to write columns, the big news was obviously Jill Abramson's promotion as the first ...

Bill O'Reilly, Richard Dawkins Debate Creationism Heatedly (VIDEO)

Posted 10.06.2011 | Media

Bill O'Reilly debated creationism on Wednesday's "O'Reilly Factor" with biologist and famous atheist Richard Dawkins. Not surprisingly, things got a l...

Dylan Ratigan, Tamron Hall Report Live From Occupy Wall Street Protests (VIDEO)

Posted 10.06.2011 | Media

Dylan Ratigan and Tamron Hall were "taking it to the streets" on Wednesday when MSNBC expanded its Occupy Wall Street"coverage and sent talent and cam...

Journalist Jeff Emanuel Apologizes for Steve Jobs Death Tweet

Posted 10.06.2011 | Media

Following the death of Apple creator Steve Jobs, conservative journalist Jeff Emanuel tweeted what many thought of an insensitive comment about the ne...

Greta Van Susteren: Occupy Wall Street Is 'Peaceful,' Exercises First Amendment

Posted 10.06.2011 | Media

Fox News host Greta Van Susteren defended Occupy Wall Street and stated that peaceful protest is an exercise of the first amendment and something to s...

'Good Morning America' Catching Up To 'Today' In Early Season Ratings

Posted 10.06.2011 | Media

ABC's "Good Morning America" appears to be giving NBC's "Today" a bit of a run for its money in the past few weeks. Over the past two weeks, "GMA" ...

Oprah, Rosie O'Donnell Shows Premiering On Five Discovery Networks

Posted 10.06.2011 | Media

Oprah's OWN network announced on Thursday that it will premiere new shows, "The Rosie Show" and "Oprah's Lifeclass" across five Discovery Communicatio...

News Of The World Lawsuits Continue To Grow

Posted 10.06.2011 | Media

LONDON — More than 60 people have filed court papers alleging their phones were hacked by the News of the World, a lawyer said Thursday, amid pr...