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Entries by Rebecca Shapiro from 12/2011

Russia Finds A New Way To Censor TV

Posted 12.01.2011 | Media

MOSCOW — On a recent Sunday evening, television viewers in Russia's eastern regions watched as a young Chechen man with a bandaged bloody nose d...

Ed Schultz Attacks GQ, Anderson Cooper: 'I'm Kicking His Ass' (AUDIO)

Posted 12.01.2011 | Media

Ed Schultz had some rather harsh words for GQ magazine and Anderson Cooper on his Wednesday radio show. Schultz was discussing how the magazine pl...

Greenville News' Major Copy Edit Fail (PHOTO)

Posted 12.01.2011 | Media

South Carolina's Greenville News had one copy edit mistake that packed a whole lot of punch. In an Associated Press article about the upcoming coll...

'CBS This Morning': CBS Morning Show Gets New Name

Posted 12.01.2011 | Media

"The Early Show" is out. "CBS This Morning" is in. The network revealed the name for its new morning show on Thursday. The name change is one of t...

Meghan McCain: Michele Bachmann 'Smarter' Than Sarah Palin (VIDEO)

Posted 12.01.2011 | Media

Meghan McCain has changed her tune on Michele Bachmann. The MSNBC contributor and daughter of Sen. John McCain appeared on Alex Wagner's MSNBC show "N...

Giuliana Rancic Getting Double Mastectomy For Breast Cancer (VIDEO)

Posted 12.05.2011 | Media

"E! News" co-host Giuliana Rancic appeared on Monday's "Today" to announce her plans for breast cancer treatment. Her husband Bill sat by her side as ...

Fox News Tacking Towards Center: Report

Posted 12.05.2011 | Media

Fox News has put on a different hat this primary season. New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman reported on the network's noticeably tougher approach...

Keith Olbermann Goatee: 'Countdown' Host Tries New Beard Look (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 12.05.2011 | Media

Breaking: Keith Olbermann has grown a goatee. It always feels a tad startling when television personalities decide to ditch their razors. Who can f...

Rosie O'Donnell Engaged To Girlfriend Michelle Rounds

Posted 12.05.2011 | Media

Rosie O'Donnell is engaged to her girlfriend Michelle Rounds. The couple made their public debut in September. According to Us Weekly, O'Donnell b...

Aaron Sorkin's HBO Series Gets Name: 'Newsroom'

Posted 12.05.2011 | Media

Aaron Sorkin's HBO series about a cable news show got its official name on Monday. TVNewser reported that the series, which operated under the working...

Lawrence O'Donnell To Donald Trump: You Are A 'Reflexive Liar' (VIDEO)

Posted 12.06.2011 | Media

Lawrence O'Donnell had some heated words for Donald Trump on his show Monday night. O'Donnell was speaking about Trump's announcement that he will...

Media Group Challenges Sri Lankan Government For Blocking News Websites

Posted 12.06.2011 | Media

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A media rights group has filed a court challenge over the Sri Lankan government's blocking of five news websites for conten...

Rosie O'Donnell Engaged: Host Tweets Photo Of Ring (PHOTO)

Posted 12.06.2011 | Media

Rosie O'Donnell accepted congratulatory tweets on Monday night, after the television personality announced that she and her girlfriend Michelle Rounds...

Diane Sawyer Gets Down At ABC Holiday Party

Posted 12.06.2011 | Media

Diane Sawyer let her hair down Friday night, when she and her "World News" colleagues participated in a dance-off competition at the show's annual hol...

Republicans, Democrats Favorite TV Shows (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 12.06.2011 | Media

Democrats and Republicans disagree on a slew of issues—one among them: favorite television shows. Research group Experian Simmons conducted its a...

T.J. Holmes Out At CNN

Posted 12.06.2011 | Media

CNN Newsroom weekend edition anchor T.J. Holmes announced on Tuesday that he is leaving the network. The news was first reported by Richard Prince ...

Rachel Maddow Hammers Newt Gingrich Over Ethics Violations (VIDEO)

Posted 12.07.2011 | Media

Rachel Maddow observed what she called the anniversary "of the start of Newt Gingrich's collapse in political life" on her show Tuesday night. Maddow ...

Martha Stewart Makes Dirty Jokes About Sausage Casings

Posted 12.07.2011 | Media

Martha Stewart's cooking segment on her Wednesday show turned down right dirty, when the domestic goddess made a series of off-color jokes about sausa...

Michael Moore: Big Problem 'If Wall Street Already Has Their Man And His Name Is Barack Obama' (VIDEO)

Posted 12.07.2011 | Media

Michael Moore gave a dark warning to Piers Morgan on Wednesday night, when the documentary filmmaker and advocate appeared on his CNN show. Moore a...

Most Popular News Stories Of 2011

Posted 12.07.2011 | Media

News organizations have started to report the most popular news stories of 2011, and the topics range from the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that rocked Ja...

T.J. Holmes Signs Contract With BET

Posted 12.07.2011 | Media

Former CNN host T.J. Holmes signed a multi-platform contract with BET Networks. Deadline Hollywood reported on Wednesday that the former CNN anchor wi...

Lawrence O'Donnell On Alec Baldwin's Plane Behavior: 'Polite To A Fault' (VIDEO)

Posted 12.08.2011 | Media

Lawrence O'Donnell vouched for Alec Baldwin's plane etiquette on his show Wednesday night. The MSNBC host said that he was seated next to Baldwin on a...

Barbara Walters, Donald Trump Get Personal

Posted 12.08.2011 | Media
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NEW YORK (AP) On her new TV special, Barbara Walters gets up close and personal with Donald Trump. Maybe too personal. ...

Neville Thurlbeck Provides More Evidence About Phone Hacking Scandal

Posted 12.08.2011 | Media

Neville Thurlbeck, the former News of the World reporter who penned a candid essay last month claiming that he was wrongly accused of phone hacking, s...

Rachel Martin To Host NPR's 'Weekend Edition Sunday'

Posted 12.08.2011 | Media
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WASHINGTON (AP) NPR says National Security Correspondent Rachel Martin will become the temporary host of "Weekend Edition Sunday" while regular host...