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Disney Inks Deal with Hulu: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer May 1, 2009

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Disney has officially become an equity-owning partner in NBCU-Fox venture Hulu.

Fox Wins 8PM Hour With "Lie To Me" — And Not Presidential Press Conference

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox's decision to reject Wednesday night's presidential press conference — instead sticking with its regularly scheduled "Lie To Me" — app...

Waterboarding Sean Hannity

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Hoyt Hilsman

Sean Hannity's offer to undergo waterboarding for charity is almost too good to refuse.

Evil Bully Sits Down With Smug Sycophant

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Hackel

Dick Cheney sitting down with Sean Hannity is like watching a ten-year-old interview his father for a school project. Actually, that's probably an insult to both ten-year-olds and fathers.

Rima Maktabi: Al Arabiya's Stunning, Substantive, War-Tried Anchor

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Fearless, dedicated, yet emotional about conflicts ripping into her country, Rima Maktabi knows when to suppress tears and get on with her job as a professional journalist.

Study: This Post Will Make You Smarter

Rob Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Fishman

A friend has fallen victim to the dreaded and dubious studies that are widely disseminated by such organizations as CNN, MSNBC and Fox News.

Tea And Sympathy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If the modern-day Tea Parties are smart, they would try to educate the public and hang their whole protest on the "anti-bailout" hook.

Hey FOX! For an Extra Month Severance, I'll Cut Off My Own Arm...on Your Network!

Alice Singleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alice Singleton

The scamps at Fox, Satan's idea-meisters, have purchased their "next big reality hit" a ticket on the express train from Hell and straight into the na...

'Someone's Gotta Go': Reality Show To Lay Off Employees

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — The Fox network is letting employees of some troubled small businesses decide which one of their colleagues will be laid off and turn...

Peter Rice, Fox's New Broadcasting Boss, Looks Beyond "American Idol"

New York Times | Edward Wyatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

His primary charge at Fox Broadcasting will be finding a project to remove some of the burden for the network's ratings from "American Idol." Now in i...

"Family Guy," "American Dad" Men Talk Hillary Clinton, Maureen Dowd (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Characters from "Family Guy" and "American Dad" riff on Hillary Clinton and Maureen Dowd in a promo for Fox's Sunday lineup. "Hillary Clinton as Secr...


Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler

In Stealing MySpace, Julia Angwin combines juicy pulp with biz-dev context to turn this story of somewhat shaky and shady entrepreneur-businessman-techie-marketers into a page-turner.

Wanda Sykes Getting Saturday Late Night Show On Fox

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — Tart-tongued Wanda Sykes is returning to Fox TV with a late-night series offering a comedic look at current events. The program, ...

The Genius of Glenn Beck

Lionel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Glenn Beck does it all. I saw his genius in that classic post hemorrhoid surgery YouTube piece. God only knows what the hell that was about, but I watched it, muttering, "Beck is a genius."

Florida Fox Station Refuses To Air "Osbournes: Reloaded"

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — A television station in the Florida Panhandle is not going to air a new variety show hosted by Ozzy Osbourne and his family ...

"More To Love": Fox Orders Overweight Dating Show | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Fox is teaming with "The Bachelor" producer Mike Fleiss for a new dating-competition series that casts "average-looking" people. The series, titled...

Fox And Friends Uses Former Mobster To Liken Dems To Mafia

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During the March 26 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends, co-hosts Brian Kilmeade and Gretchen Carlson hosted Michael Franzese, the former caporegime of...

American Idol -- Top 10: Motown

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Sight unseen, I'd say the bottom three is Megan Joy and Scott MacIntyre and Michael Sarver with Sarver going home.

Two Dozen Six Word Political Essays

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Hackel

As I find politics heartbreaking, I wanted to see if I could capture some of my unexpressed political angst and observations in six-word portions.

Fox Executives Shuffled As Murdoch Sets Post-Chernin Course

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — Rupert Murdoch, the billionaire chief executive of News Corp., shuffled leadership of the company's Fox operations in Los Angeles ...

American Idol Weekly Recap and Predictions

Michelle Bart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Bart

This week's American Idol narrowed down the playing field to not twelve but thirteen singers looking for their big break in making it to the top. A...

News Flash: Fox Stops Time!

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Hackel

The Fox News Ticker displayed exact same message that was there the day I left the country: "Obama To Speak, Stocks Plunge." Hell, these days it could easily read "Sun Shines, Stocks Plunge."

CBS Threatens To Unseat Fox As Top Rated TV Network -- Despite "Idol"

Los Angeles Times | Scott Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Thanks to "American Idol," Fox is still beating up on rivals, at least among the young viewers that advertisers crave. But the punch isn't what it onc...

Fox Renews "The Simpsons," Setting TV Record

New York Times | Brian Stelter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As a great man once said: "Woo-hoo." On Thursday Fox said it had renewed "The Simpsons" for two more years, confirming that the animated series will b...

American Idol -- Top 36 Round Two: The Winners!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

So the second batch of the final 36 was much weaker vocally and personality-wise than the first group.