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'Weiner': A Punchline or a Riff on Politicians' Peccadilloes

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2016 | New York
Regina Weinreich

Really? Anthony Weiner wants unconditional love. This big baby, as he appears for real in Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg's entertaining documentary...

Hamptons Journal: Michael Shannon Stars in 99 Homes / Chess in the Schools

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.03.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Last week, at a special screening at Guild Hall, Michael Shannon spoke about his work on 99 Homes, a feature directed by Ramin Bahrani about the housi...

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation Premieres in the Hamptons

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.25.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Introducing the latest in the franchise, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, to an East Hampton audience that included Rudy Giuliani, Lorne Michaels, Matt Lauer, Gayle King, Dan Abrams, Christie Brinkley, Alec Baldwin, who plays it straight as CIA boss Allen Hunley.

Robert Downey, Jr.'s Anxiety of Influence in The Judge

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.13.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

As any Freudian will tell you, father-and-son relationships are mythically fraught. In Robert Downey, Jr.'s new movie, The Judge, he's a killer New Yo...

Morton Downey Jr.'s American Tragedy

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.08.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In his time, the late '80s, Morton Downey, Jr. was the hottest voice on television, loud and abrasive. For nearly two years, he brow beat and brawled ...

WATCH: Nancy Grace Flips Out

Posted 04.03.2012 | Media

HLN host and former "Dancing with the Stars" competitor Nancy Grace appeared on "Good Morning America" on Tuesday and clashed with ABC's legal analyst...

Constitution Check: Did the Supreme Court Give Us Super PACs?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

In the midst of a lively political campaign, with big spending a big issue, even the media can get the Constitution wrong. There is a link, but it is only indirect, between the Court's 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and the rise of super PACs.

Harry Potter Casts Spell On 'Live! With Kelly'

Posted 01.20.2012 | TV

"Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe will cast a spell on the Jan. 31 audience of "Live! With Kelly" when he joins Kelly Ripa at the host table. Radcl...

Jared Kushner, Dan Abrams In Talks To Partner New York Observer and Mediaite

Adweek | Posted 12.26.2011 | Media

Dan Abrams, the founder of Mediaite and the Abrams Media Network, and Jared Kushner, the owner of the New York Observer, have been in talks that have ...

Erin Clements

Author Dan Abrams Takes Our Pop Quiz | Erin Clements | Posted 10.02.2011 | Home

Women clearly have the edge, argues media mogul and ABC legal analyst Dan Abrams in his recent book "Man Down: Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt That Wo...

My Road to Womanhood: Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man?

April Rudin | Posted 08.24.2011 | Women
April Rudin

In 1964, Rex Harrison pondered the question: why can't a woman be more like a man, through the music and lyrics of Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Ler...

Michael Calderone

Dan Abrams Hires Peter Lauria For Mogulite | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.11.2011 | Media

Peter Lauria, who's covered his share of media moguls for the New York Post and the Daily Beast, is joining the soon-to-be-launched Mogulite as consul...

Why Aren't There More Women In Office?

Melinda J. Rising | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Melinda J. Rising

The nagging question is, why do so few women feel qualified or confident in running for elective office? And when a woman does run, why don't more women vote for her?

Dan Abrams Jumping To ABC

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Dan Abrams, NBC News' chief legal correspondent and the publisher of Mediaite, is set to jump to ABC News after nearly 15 years on NBC, Politico repor...

Feeling Good on the Inside, Looking Great on the Outside

Melissa Vale | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Melissa Vale

My first stop Monday was at Donny Deutsch's townhouse, where The Today Show's Hoda Kotb celebrated her new book Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer and Kathie Lee.

Maddow: O'Reilly A 'Race-Baiting F**k"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rachel Maddow called Bill O'Reilly a "race-baiting f*ck," CNN tried to hire Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews wanted Phil Donahue out of MSNBC. Th...

Dan Abrams Writing Book About Women | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Msnbc legal eagle Dan Abrams is making the case for women, literally. He's inked a six-figure deal with Abrams Books (no relation) to chronicle ways w...

Dan Abrams: Late Fox News Producer 'One Of My Few And Truest Loves'

Mediaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

That is how I first heard that one of my few and truest loves, Julia Rolle, died this weekend by falling or jumping off a cliff in Palos Verdes Califo...

'Tillman Story' Director: Media Bought Bush Spin On Tillman Death To Sell 'Hero' Tale

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The director of the documentary about Pat Tillman says the media bears some responsibility for the Bush administration's lies and cover-up and the pub...

Dan Abrams Is Wrong About Wikileaks

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bart Motes

Abrams is right when he says that The War Logs are messier than the Pentagon Papers. Where he's really wrong, however, is in assigning a certainty of purpose to the Afghanistan war that he claims Vietnam lacked.

Dan Abrams: I'm 'Thrilled' With Where Mediaite Is, Plan To Start More Sites

Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Mediaite, the media news website, celebrated its first anniversary on Tuesday. To mark the occasion, HuffPost Media interviewed Mediaite founder and p...

Dan Abrams, Scott Pelley To Host Discovery ID Shows

Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The digital cable channel Investigation Discovery announced Monday that it is adding two high-profile broadcasters to its programming lineup: NBC News...

Dan Abrams Launching Style Site Styleite With Former Air America Editor

WWD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Now Abrams is expanding into the fashion space with a fashion news and all-things-style-related Web site called, set to go live March 15....

Keith Olberman Blasts Dan Abrams, Mediaite: 'Fired MSNBC Employee' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Keith Olbermann blasted the website Mediaite and its founder, Dan Abrams, Wednesday in a re-named "Worst Persons in the World" segment. "The premise ...

Geekosystem Launches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

When I interviewed Dan Abrams last year about his new media news and analysis blog, Mediaite, he indicated that he has ambitions of building a Mediait...