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Idol Season 9: Auditions -- Orlando

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I thought Tuesday might have been a fluke, so I held off on trumpeting it. But it happened again Wednesday. Idol scored 26.1 million viewers on Tuesday and 26.7 million viewers on Wednesday.

Conan O'Brien calls, The Jobs Whisperer, Stephen Viscusi For Advice on His Next Career Move!

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stephen Viscusi

By Stephen Viscusi I sit and daydream about the number of celebrities who have been calling me lately for career advice. Ever since "Up in the Ai...

Idol Season 9: Auditions -- Chicago

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

One hour felt like two hours in Chicago where talent was thin on the ground. As a result, the judges were so relieved to hear people that didn't suck, they let some through that didn't deserve it.

What's on TV, Mom?

Amy Nebens and Jara Negrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Amy Nebens and Jara Negrin

We've previewed, pored over, and pondered the latest TV offerings so we can reveal the best shows to watch with your offspring and which are the best ones to stay up for after they're tucked in to bed.

Conan O'Brien calls, The Jobs Whisperer, Stephen Viscusi for career advice, and hears these words: "Think Katie Couric": The Grass Is Not Always Greener!

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen Viscusi

By Stephen Viscusi I sit and daydream about the number of celebrities who have been calling me lately for career advice. Ever since "Up in the Ai...

Louisville's Nicole Fox Is America's Next Top Model

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Louisville resident and University of Colorado sophomore Nicole Fox is America's next top model. Tyra Banks and a panel of judges chose Nicole for...

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Osborne

We've seen this pattern before. A non-sourced, anonymous story enters the right-wing blogosphere and gets picked up by mainstream media, allowing the right to stovepipe their insanity.

Jon Meacham: Fox News Attack Makes Obama Seem More Progressive Than He Really Is

Newsweek | Jon Meacham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

To the base, the White House looks tough, willing to hit back--all while the base is getting few of the substantive reforms it has fought for. I am no...

The Presidency Needs More than "Common Sense"

Harlow Giles Unger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Harlow Giles Unger

Palin has yet to articulate an actual "common sense" solution to anything because there's no such thing. This was explicitly acknowledged by our Founding Fathers.

Jessica Simpson's Weight Mocked In Fox NFL Skit (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

UPDATE 2: Fox Apologized A rep for Fox tells Usmagazine.com in a statement: "Burger King Corp. [the sponsors] did not have any editorial input in the...

Fox's 'Our Little Genius' Under Fire

nytimes.com | EDWARD WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES Children can exhibit a remarkable ability to obsess about the most detailed subjects: train timetables, species of dinosaurs, the names of...

David Letterman, Sons of Anarchy, Grey's Anatomy, Dexter: Random Reflections on the Opening Weeks of the Fall TV Season

Ed Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

The most-improved broadcast series of the new season is Grey's Anatomy, and the most improved on basic cable is FX's gritty, riveting Sons of Anarchy.

My Five Minutes on Fox

Nancy Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nancy Jackson

I expected better from my recent Huckabee Show appearance, where I was booed and heckeled. After all, Governor Huckabee himself supported cap-and-trade just two years ago.

Take the (A) Train -- Your Name Here on Metro

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Why aren't we asking the business and philanthropic community to help do their part by offering to pick up the tab on Metro station construction?

Glenn Beck Loses Claim Against Web Site Creator's Glennbeckrapedandmurderedayounggirlin1990.com

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A web site mocking Glenn Beck's integrity has won a claim brought against it by the Fox News commentator accusing the site of violating trademark righ...

The New York Times and Bloomberg Act as Stenographers for MSNBC on Anti-CNN Coverage

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Neither of two news stories made the connection between CNN's rating declines and the drastic change in its position on Time Warner Cable in New York, where 10 percent of America's televisions are.

Obama On White House War With Fox News: I'm Not Losing Sleep Over It (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The White House's war with Fox News, which Jason Linkins has helpfully mapped out here and here, took a new, (and perhaps final?), turn Wednesday nigh...

Conan O'Brien's Pissed, But His Defensive Posture Is Wanting

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Russnow

I cannot believe that if the public preferred Conan over Dave they wouldn't have switched to NBC from whatever prime-time network they'd been watching.

Snoop Dogg's Best Lines from Past TV Appearances

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

For a well-known hip-hop artist, Snoop seems to spend a lot of time making cameos on TV. Take a look at the best of Snoop's past appearances, along with his Snoopiest lines.

Cat Fight in the Fox's Den

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonathan Handel

The battle between Time Warner Cable and Fox is just another facet of an n-dimensional war between cable companies, satellite companies, websites, video-game manufacturers -- and, of course, the consumer.

Spill O'Reilly! Sesame Street Talking Head Meets Fox News Host (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly has been parodied on shows like Saturday Night Live and the Colbert Report. Now add Sesame Street to the list. Earlier th...

No Grinch will ruin Carrie Underwood's Holiday

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Carrie Underwood has been a busy girl. The recent host of the Country Music Association Awards, talks about recent controversy and what it's like to host her own special

Fear and Envy of Black Masculinity: How Politico's Jonathan Martin Mugged President Obama and Got Away With It

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ronald B. Robinson

Almost all black men recognize the contemptuous look Jonathan Martin gave Obama on Thursday.

Huh?

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Hackel

Everyday the news is filled with statements that just don't make any sense. I write them down and then I study them later. Many still puzzle me. Maybe you can help me make sense of them.

Fox Should Pay Obama for Pitching It

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Some Democrats recognize that Obama's making a cardinal blunder in propping up Fox through the backdoor with his attacks. Fox, of course, giddily loves every swipe that he takes at it.