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Bill Maher Sees Dead Cable People - Posted July 23, 2014
Per a guest column in this week's Hollywood Reporter, the host of Real Time has a bad, sick-sense feeling about the possible takeover of Time Warner by News Corp. What's good for the Doocy... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Bill Maher Sees Dead Cable People - Posted July 23, 2014
Per a guest column in this week's Hollywood Reporter, the host of Real Time has a bad, sick-sense feeling about the possible takeover of Time Warner by News Corp. What's good for the Doocy... [FishbowlNY]

'Last Week Tonight' Urges Fans to Keep Ignoring the News Ahead of Its Premiere - Posted April 25, 2014
John Oliver has been making the interview rounds this week to promote his new HBO show "Last Week Tonight," which premieres Sunday night at 11pmET. And his show is getting clever on social. Only two days until we premiere. Stay strong. Keep ignoring the news. ... [Lost Remote]

Governor Rick Perry Says He Loves 'Fair and Balanced'...on CNN - Posted February 20, 2014
In a discussion with Wolf Blitzer on CNN's "The Situation Room" tonight, Texas Governor Rick Perry seemingly snuck in a subtle endorsement for Fox News while talkin... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Governor Rick Perry Says He Loves 'Fair and Balanced'...on CNN - Posted February 20, 2014
In a discussion with Wolf Blitzer on CNN's "The Situation Room" tonight, Texas Governor Rick Perry seemingly snuck in a subtle endorsement for Fox News while talkin... [FishbowlNY]

Governor Rick Perry Says He Loves 'Fair and Balanced'...on CNN - Posted February 20, 2014
In a discussion with Wolf Blitzer on CNN's "The Situation Room" tonight, Texas Governor Rick Perry seemingly snuck in a subtle endorsement for Fox News while talkin... [TVNewser]

Bill Maher: 'I Had Some Extensive Talks With MSNBC' - Posted February 20, 2014
In an interview with Forbes.com, HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher reveals there was a time when hosting on MSNBC... [TVNewser]

Social Media Ticker: Slack | Twitter Redesign | Facebook Ads - Posted February 12, 2014
Gigaom: Flickr Co-founder Launches Slack, an All-in-one Messaging Tool Designed to Kill Email Forever AllTwitter: Twitter Testing Photo Heavy, Facebook-A-Like Profile Redesign InsideFacebook... [SocialTimes.com]

How Bill Maher Is Enlisting Social to Unseat an Incumbent Member of Congress - Posted February 12, 2014
Television has been an integral part of the U.S. political process since September, 1960, when John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon faced off in the first nationally televised presidential... [Lost Remote]

On 'Real Time,' Bill Maher announces plans to #flipadistrict - Posted February 3, 2014
Friday night on HBO's 'Real Time', Bill Maher pointed out that while Congress has a 13% approval rating, 90% of incumbents are re-elected each term. On 'Real Time," Maher has consistently addressed the su... [Lost Remote]

The Young Turks Are Crowd-Funding Their New Studio - Posted October 8, 2013
The long and winding road continues for a program that began in 2002 as Sirius XM's first original talk show. The Young Turks, back to online-only, have moved from their Culver City Current digs to a corner of the massive YouTube Space LA. But the plan is to soon occupy a new... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Young Turks Are Crowd-Funding Their New Studio - Posted October 8, 2013
The long and winding road continues for a program that began in 2002 as Sirius XM's first original talk show. The Young Turks, back to online-only, have moved from their Culver City Current digs to a corner of the massive YouTube Space LA. But the plan is to soon occupy a new... [FishbowlNY]

Kate Upton Graces Cover of Vanity Fair's 100th Anniversary Issue - Posted September 3, 2013
Here's a 180 degree turn from this morning's tale of PTSD via modeling: Kate Upton gracing the cover of Vanity Fair's 100th anniversary issue. Upton was photographed by ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Kate Upton Graces Cover of Vanity Fair's 100th Anniversary Issue - Posted September 3, 2013
Here's a 180 degree turn from this morning's tale of PTSD via modeling: Kate Upton gracing the cover of Vanity Fair's 100th anniversary issue. Upton was photographed by ... [FishbowlNY]

Bill O'Reilly Criticizes CNN, Confronts George Stephanopoulos - Posted July 18, 2013
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly dedicated the opening segment on his show to some media criticism last night. O'Reilly criticized CNN for posting an article on CNN.com that he said put words into his mouth that he didn't say, and attacked comedian Bill Maher for a joke about the Zimmerman trial... [TVNewser]

Strombo Talks About His CNN Talk Show - Posted June 10, 2013
For those unfamiliar with Canadian TV gabfests, it's hard to properly convey just how much of a baffling evening void George Stroumboulopoulos filled with CBC's The Hour. All manner of hosts and experiments were attempted before his arrival, with none able to find success the way "Strombo" finally did. ... [FishbowlLA]

Boob Expert Shows up to Gutfeld Book Party - Posted October 10, 2012
Walking into the Breitbart Embassy last night was sort of what one imagines walking into Michael Jackson's old home: Stationed in the living room was an ice cream stand with the Good Humor man. Outside was a petting zoo with ducks, bunnies, an alpaca and a tiny horse. And walking around... [PRNewser]

Bill Maher Conservative Panelist: 'I Made the Mistake of Replying with Facts' - Posted September 27, 2012
What's it like being the "token Conservative" on that raucous Friday free-for-all known as HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher? After last week's show, San Diego radio host and columnist Roger Hedgecock has shared his experience. ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 21, 2012
Quotes of the Day "I gotta say, between Mitt Romney's gaffes and Kate Middleton's tits, I'm afraid to leave the house!" -- Bill Maher, host of HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher." Congratulations. (A little...) "Happy anniversary to my 2nd favorite morning show." -- ... [FishbowlDC]

Why Bill O'Reilly Won't Be the Next Anchor of the Evening News - Posted September 20, 2012
Tonight's "Rock Center" led off with a two-part Ted Koppel report looking at partisan news media, its rise and why it may be here to stay, whether you like it or not. The hugely popular and wildly profitable Fox News Channel -- in the form of ... [TVNewser]

Why Bill O'Reilly Won't Be the Next Anchor of the Evening News - Posted September 20, 2012
Tonight's "Rock Center" led off with a two-part Ted Koppel report looking at partisan news media, its rise and why it may be here to stay, whether you like it or not. The hugely popular and wildly profitable Fox News Channel -- in the form of ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Why Bill O'Reilly Won't Be the Next Anchor of the Evening News - Posted September 20, 2012
Tonight's "Rock Center" led off with a two-part Ted Koppel report looking at partisan news media, its rise and why it may be here to stay, whether you like it or not. The hugely popular and wildly profitable Fox News Channel -- in the form of ... [FishbowlNY]

The Ticker: Alexander, Al Jazeera, Rock Center - Posted September 18, 2012
NBC's Peter Alexander is hosting a special for Travel Channel called "Travel Like a President." Produced by NBC's Peacock Productions, the special will look at what goes into the travel arrangements of the president, from clearing hotel rooms to flying on Air Force One. The special airs on Travel Channel Tues.,... [TVNewser]

W+K, Dodge Establish 'New Rules' of Carmaking - Posted July 9, 2012
Anything backed by the opening thumps of Kanye West/Jay-Z's "No Church in the Wild" is bound to be epic. W+K's latest spot for Dodge is no exception. This 90-second instructional ad makes car creators look like Mad Men, minus the ... [AgencySpy]

Bill Maher, VICE Partner for HBO News Magazine - Posted May 10, 2012
It makes perfect sense for HBO to expand the Bill Maher current events coverage playing field, and today, the network has indicated it will be doing so in a most intriguing manner. Real Time host Maher wil... [GalleyCat]

Bill Maher, VICE Partner for HBO News Magazine - Posted May 10, 2012
It makes perfect sense for HBO to expand the Bill Maher current events coverage playing field, and today, the network has indicated it will be doing so in a most intriguing manner. Real Time host Maher wil... [FishbowlLA]

Bill Maher Producing New VICE Newsmagazine for HBO, Fareed Zakaria On Board As Consultant - Posted May 10, 2012
HBO is launching a new TV newsmagazine series with VICE. VICE founder Shane Smith will host the program, which will be executive produced by Smith, comedian Bill Maher and VICE chief creative officer Eddy Moretti. CNN host ... [TVNewser]

The Afternoon Ticker: 'Real Time,' Barnes, Shep - Posted April 24, 2012
HBO has renewed "Real Time with Bill Maher" for two more years, bringing the show through 2014. "Bill Maher's irreverent wit and fearless insights make him the perfect observer for these unpredictable times," said programming chief Michael Lombardo. "I'm delighted that we can continue to offer an uncensored forum... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Afternoon Ticker: 'Real Time,' Barnes, Shep - Posted April 24, 2012
HBO has renewed "Real Time with Bill Maher" for two more years, bringing the show through 2014. "Bill Maher's irreverent wit and fearless insights make him the perfect observer for these unpredictable times," said programming chief Michael Lombardo. "I'm delighted that we can continue to offer an uncensored forum... [FishbowlNY]

The Afternoon Ticker: 'Real Time,' Barnes, Shep - Posted April 24, 2012
HBO has renewed "Real Time with Bill Maher" for two more years, bringing the show through 2014. "Bill Maher's irreverent wit and fearless insights make him the perfect observer for these unpredictable times," said programming chief Michael Lombardo. "I'm delighted that we can continue to offer an uncensored forum... [TVNewser]

Bill Maher's Surprising First Guest On His First Talk Show? Roger Ailes - Posted April 9, 2012
New York magazine profiles comedian and raconteur Bill Maher, and reveals a surprising fact about the first guest on the first taping of Maher's Comedy Central s... [TVNewser]

Bill O'Reilly And Bill Maher On Being Offended - Posted March 24, 2012
Earlier this week, Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly dedicated his "Talking Points" segment to the issue of free speech and censorship, focusing on the recent Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke controversy: ... [TVNewser]

War on Women - Posted March 21, 2012
There's a lot of abrasive chatter on "The War on Women" these days. Democrats claim Republicans are attacking women through their stance on reproductive rights. Republicans hurl guilty around, too. They say Democrats are attacking women by allowing HBO talk show host and comedian ... [FishbowlDC]

The Future of Original Web Video Programming - Posted March 20, 2012
Perhaps the single biggest takeaway from the 2012 TV Summit is that Yahoo is trying REALLY hard to drum up Hollywood awareness of its new video content production strategy. The website sponsored the event and the Yahoo logo was front and center everywhere. "We've got eight out of 10 people o... [GalleyCat]

The Future of Original Web Video Programming - Posted March 20, 2012
Perhaps the single biggest takeaway from the 2012 TV Summit is that Yahoo is trying REALLY hard to drum up Hollywood awareness of its new video content production strategy. The website sponsored the event and the Yahoo logo was front and center everywhere. "We've got eight out of 10 people o... [FishbowlLA]

Bill Maher: Mike who? - Posted March 12, 2012
Politico's Mike Allen has been featured on the cover of New York Times magazine, WaPo and HuffPost. Most everyone working in D.C political news media reads his "Playbook" and knows who he is. And yet, somehow his... [FishbowlDC]

Daily Beast Columnist: Let's Not Forget These Other Misogynistic Media Men - Posted March 7, 2012
From the outset of the Rush Limbaugh controversy, more than a few members of the public have tweeted about what they perceive to be an egregious double standard. While the conservative talk show host is g... [FishbowlLA]

Bill Maher Tix | Sexy Tweets | Dear Cheryl - Posted February 15, 2012
FishbowlDC: Not that we're usually in the habit of having giveaways, but FishbowlDC has free tickets to see Bill Maher. So get ready, caller number 11 they're yours! (kidding) ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Bill Maher Tix | Sexy Tweets | Dear Cheryl - Posted February 15, 2012
FishbowlDC: Not that we're usually in the habit of having giveaways, but FishbowlDC has free tickets to see Bill Maher. So get ready, caller number 11 they're yours! (kidding) ... [FishbowlNY]

The Best Ad-Related Videos of the Week - Posted January 27, 2012
Each week, we're sent hundreds of pieces of advertisement-y work that falls into the fun-to-watch-video category. There's not enough time in the day to think up copy for all of them so here's a round-up of the best ad-related video we've seen in the last 7 days. You're welcome. 7. Irritable Bowl... [AgencySpy]

Grassroots TV Reporter Keeping Tabs on Occupy Los Angeles - Posted November 10, 2011
There's a whole lot going on at Occupy Los Angeles beyond mainstream media coverage points such as yesterday's Westwood-Wilshire standoff and the possibility of downtown eviction. For FishbowlLA's Federal Reserve-backed tender, one of the best ways to keep up with the historic on-the-ground developments are the daily video dispatches of Margot... [FishbowlLA]

10 Commentators the Right and Left Love to Hate - Posted September 14, 2011
Washington Whispers went to the North and South Poles of political/media watchdoggery to find out who are the 10 Commentators the Right and Left Love to Hate. Not too many surprises here. Most of those on the left who the right hates work (or worked) for MSNBC, and most of the those... [TVNewser]

Bill Maher and Jane Lynch Perform 'The Weiner Monologues' - Posted June 13, 2011
A staged performance of Anthony Weiner's creepy tweets, by Bill Maher and Jane Lynch. Not safe for work! And it won't do much for your faith in elected officials, either... ... [FishbowlLA]

Framing Andrew Breitbart - Posted May 5, 2011
Let's face it. LA's resident conservative agitator Andrew Breitbart isn't going away. His involvement in the Shirley Sherrod flap threatened to put him o... [FishbowlLA]

Politico Goes Glossy for WHCD - Posted April 30, 2011
Politico put out a glossy edition this weekend in celebration of the WHCD. In case you haven't picked up your copy, here's what you're missing: An interview with Seth Meyers. He says doing the dinner, a notoriously tough gig especially with President Obama, who has a... [FishbowlDC]

Coulter Talks Maher, Wonkette and WHCD - Posted April 20, 2011
Conservative pundit and frequent TV commentator Ann Coulter spoke at GWU Wednesday night to a large crowd of Republicans and even a few Democrats, including one who gave her the finger when she told him she wasn't a gay marriage supporter. The spe... [PRNewser]

Huffpo/AOL Reaction: It's About Freelancers - Posted February 11, 2011
So far the reaction to the Huffington Post/AOL merger fall into a couple of different groups: Anti-corporate reactionists: They don't trust anything or anyone making money. They were already suspicious of Huffpo and then a giant corporation bought them. To anti-corporate reactionists the merger is just further proof for their already held... [FishbowlLA]

Beyond Twitter, Where Keith Olbermann Could Land - Posted January 27, 2011
[caption id="attachment_50216" align="alignright" width="243" caption="Phil Griffin & Keith Olbermann at Countdown's 5th anniversary party in 2008."][/caption] Whither goest Keith Olbermann? Though his separation agreement... [TVNewser]

Best of 'The O'Reilly Factor' 2010 - Posted December 31, 2010
The #1 cable news program of 2010 was "The O'Reilly Factor" on Fox News Channel. This year, Bill O'Reilly sat down with guests such as Whoopi Goldberg (after "... [TVNewser]

Bill Maher's Christmas Video - Posted December 22, 2010
We don't believe in ... [FishbowlLA]

President Obama, All Three Evening News Anchors Among The Guests Wishing Larry King Farewell - Posted December 16, 2010
As promised, CNN delivered a star-studded goodbye for Larry King, who signed off for the last time on his daiy interview program this evening. As we reported, comedian Bill Maher and "American Idol" host ... [TVNewser]

The Disappearing Rob Schneider Interview - Posted December 2, 2010
Ahead of a Friday, December 3rd stand-up appearance in Chicopee, MA, comedian Rob Schneider did a long phone interview from LA with MassLive.com. For some reason, the Q&A t... [FishbowlLA]

Republican Strategist: It Was Definitely Marijuana - Posted November 5, 2010
Tonight's edition of Real Time with Bill Maher should be very interesting. That's because after host Bill Maher ... [FishbowlLA]

WABC Talkers Hannity, Imus, and Limbaugh Named to Newsweek Power 50 - Posted November 4, 2010
Newsweek compiled its Power 50, a list of the highest-earning political figures of 2010. The grouping, gathered by intelligence and research firm Wealth-X, includes several big name media personalities. Rush Limbaugh is atop the ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

WABC Talkers Hannity, Imus, and Limbaugh Named to Newsweek Power 50 - Posted November 4, 2010
Newsweek compiled its Power 50, a list of the highest-earning political figures of 2010. The grouping, gathered by intelligence and research firm Wealth-X, includes several big name media personalities. Rush Limbaugh is atop the ... [FishbowlNY]

Chong's Cause Goes Up in Smoke - Posted November 3, 2010
Stoners across the state are crying in their Fruit Loops this morning, trying to figure out how many joints they will have to smoke on the QT before another shot at California legalization in 2012. Still, the residual media buzz from Proposition 19 ... [FishbowlLA]

Christine O'Donnell's Halloween Nightmares Have All Come True - Posted October 29, 2010
It's been a tough run for Senate hopeful Christine O'Donnell, and to round off t... [AgencySpy]

Rob Reiner Discovers Hitler Magic - Posted October 25, 2010
Actor/director ... [FishbowlLA]

Maher on CNN's John King Tonight (and Beyond) - Posted October 4, 2010
HBO's "Real Time" host Bill Maher is upping his presence on D.C.-based shows. He recently appeared on MSNBC's "Hardball." He's on CNN's "John King, USA" tonight and multiple evenings throughout the week. He'll be remote from LA where he lives. As for which other days he'll appear on the 7 p.m.... [FishbowlDC]

New Media Index: Bloggers Curl Up with Bob Woodward's Obama's Wars; Tweeters Tweet About Twitter Security Breach - Posted September 30, 2010
Obama's Wars, Bob Woodward's new book about internal debate over the war in Afghanistan within the administration of President ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on the 'Absurdist,' World of News, and Advice from Keith Olbermann - Posted September 27, 2010
Tonight at 10 PM, MSNBC will premiere the newest addition to its primetime lineup, "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell." Following "Countdown" at 8 PM and "The Rachel Madd... [TVNewser]

ABC's Martha Raddatz on HBO's 'Real Time' - Posted September 19, 2010
ABC News senior foreign affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz was a guest panelist on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" Friday night. She was joined by Republican strategist Mark McKinnon and actor ... [TVNewser]

Bill Maher Down on the NYT - Posted September 15, 2010
This scene was not directed at the NYT. Comedian Bill Maher, host of HBO"s "Real Time With Bill Maher," is clearly not the poster boy for a NYT commercial telling you why the Sunday paper is a must. It's selfish, really, but the comedian also has a statement to make on Social... [FishbowlDC]

Larry King Leaving His Show This Fall - Posted June 29, 2010
Breaking: CNN's 9 p.m. host Larry King has announced that he will be leaving his nightly talk show this Fall. King, who has been a staple on C... [TVNewser]

Fred Thompson is Doing Maher and Colbert Jokes on His Twitter Account - Posted June 17, 2010
Fred Thompson, the William Hung of the 2008 election season, is an actor who was a senator. He already has the looks of ... [FishbowlLA]

HuffPost Blogger Examines Examiner's Sean Penn Dust Up - Posted March 18, 2010
HuffPost blogger Michelle Langevine Leiby (as in wife of WaPo's Richard Leiby) takes a critical look at the Sean Penn incident last week with Examiner scribe Tara Palmeri. The piece examines the Firs... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted March 15, 2010
"Don't you hate that when you're in a big giggling, big pile of dudes and people try to make it into something gay?" --HBO Host Bill Maher of "Real Time With Bill Maher" on his show this past weekend discussing the mess of ex-Rep. Eric Massa's(D-N.Y.) tickle fight at his 50th birthday... [FishbowlDC]

Newsweek Celebrates The Year With Interview Issue - Posted December 21, 2009
The last big story to come out of Newsweek was the Sarah Palin cover controversy, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Newsweek Celebrates The Year With Interview Issue - Posted December 21, 2009
The last big story to come out of Newsweek was the Sarah Palin cover controversy, ... [FishbowlNY]

Jake Tapper Tops 'This Week' Poll - Posted December 8, 2009
Last Friday we asked, If George Takes the GMA Job, Who Should Host "This Week?" After nearly 1,700 votes, 28% of you thought ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper (aka @jaketapper) should get the gig, followed by PBS' ... [TVNewser]

Who'll Be Watching Willie Geist's New Show?: 'Drug Dealers, Hookers, Drunks Coming Home from Bars' - Posted July 24, 2009
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist Don't look for a Starbucks mug on Willie Geist's new MSNBC show. For one thing, the barista barons aren't sponsoring "Way Too Early With Willie Geist," which debuts Monday as the 5:30 a.m. lead-in to Starbucks-studded "Morni... [TVNewser]

Bill Maher Explains His Criticism Of President Obama On "Countdown" - Posted June 16, 2009
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Bill Maher Responds to Sean Hannity - Posted May 26, 2009
You may have been memorializing on Sunday (or just on the beach) so here's your Reliable Sources update: Howard Kurtz led a panel discussion on cable news's prime time partisanship. "President Obama is routinely bashed on Fox News Channel and just as routinely defended on ... [TVNewser]

Jesse Ventura Issues His Own Waterboarding Challenge to Sean Hannity - Posted May 22, 2009
Wrestler, turned governor, turned MSNBC host, turned author, turned book promoter Jesse Ventura is finding his TV appearances are becoming more scarce than CNN's prime time viewers. In an ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted May 22, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA) and a roundtable with National Review's Rich Lowry, NPR's Michele Norris, WaPo's Eugene Robinson and NB... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker (FNC Edition): Gutfeld, Friedman, Beck... - Posted May 19, 2009
> The libertarian magazine Reason has posted a video of Red Eye host Greg Gutfeld's appearance during Reason Weekend. He talks about Bill Maher, The Huffington Post and his "surreal" FNC program. ... [TVNewser]

Engel on the Menu: "I Think You Can Still Have a Career as a Foreign Correspondent" - Posted May 5, 2009
Today on our 100th mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu we were joined by NBC chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel, ahead of his move back to the Middle East. Engel spent more than five years in Iraq, and recently reported from Afghanistan. He'll be back to Afghanistan, a... [TVNewser]

"One of the Last of the News-icans" Appears on Colbert - Posted April 29, 2009
NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel appeared last night on The Colbert Report. Engel, described by Stephen Colbert as "one of the last of the news-icans," talked about why... [TVNewser]

Maher and Olbermann Talk Beck, Cornell - Posted March 21, 2009
Keith Olbermann appeared last night on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher as the second guest and later as a member of the panel. The conversation began with Cornell University (both are alumni) and the origin of their political beliefs. Maher also asked Olbermann why he continues to use the "Mission... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Gets Real Time (Alone) With Maher - Posted March 17, 2009
Those looking for potential fireworks when MSNBC's Keith Olbermann is a guest Friday on Real Time with Bill Maher may be disappointed. TVNewser has learned Olbermann's segment will be the second interview, and he will not appear on the panel which this week is made up of Independent Sen. ... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Addresses Decision Not to Cover Cramer/Stewart Interview - Posted March 14, 2009
The most-commented post currently on The Daily Kos' front-page "Recommended Diaries" list is a story titled: "Moment of Truth for Keith and Rachel coming up tonight with Update." Within the thread, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann has left six comments, ... [TVNewser]

Erin Burnett Sees "Real Time" on "Celebrity Apprentice" - Posted March 9, 2009
Erin Burnett was a guest on NBC's Meet the Press yesterday, but there were a couple other appearances from this weekend by the CNBC host as well. On Friday night, she joined Newark mayor Corey Booker on HBO's Real Time with ... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Dishing on the Oscars & Obama - Posted February 25, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE As I've been reporting for weeks, it was SRO at Michael's today as the movers and shakers, undeterred by the unsettling economic news, were out in full force plotting their next big move -- or looking for a safe place to land. On the menu today: plenty of talk... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Dishing on the Oscars & Obama - Posted February 25, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE As I've been reporting for weeks, it was SRO at Michael's today as the movers and shakers, undeterred by the unsettling economic news, were out in full force plotting their next big move -- or looking for a safe place to land. On the menu today: plenty of talk... [FishbowlNY]

One More Time: Vote For MSNBC's 10pm Host - Posted February 19, 2009
We've written about the potential for a new 10pmET host on MSNBC a few times since MSNBC president Phil Griffin floated the idea last month. The ... [TVNewser]

Where's Bill Maher Been? - Posted February 10, 2009
... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 01.26.09 - Posted January 26, 2009
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Huckabee: "Katie Couric Was Extraordinarily Gentle" on Palin - Posted January 13, 2009
FNC host Mike Huckabee is profiled in this month's Esquire magazine by A.J. Jacobs, who follows the forme... [TVNewser]

Huckabee Talks Host/Guest Relationship - Posted December 21, 2008
FNC host, author and former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is profiled by Kate O'Hare of Zap2It (... [TVNewser]

Huckabee Likes the Liberals — as Guests - Posted November 19, 2008
Mike Huckabee talks about his Fox News show in the Wall Street Journal today, and specifically about his affinity for liberal guests. "What I want to try and do is have people on who are 180 degrees from me," he tells ... [TVNewser]

Alison Stewart to Guest Host Maddow - Posted November 18, 2008
MSNBC alum, and all-around TV sweetheart Alison Stewart (so says Chris, who worked with her too) will be guest hosting The Rachel Maddow Show tonight and tomorrow night. This comes after some not-so-great reviews for ... [TVNewser]

Exploring Huffington's MSNBC Guest Hosting Gig - Posted November 17, 2008
As first reported on TVNewser, Arianna Huffington will guest host The Rachel Maddow... [TVNewser]

Huckabee Visits SNL, Talks Religion With Maher - Posted November 3, 2008
A tipster emailed yesterday afternoon asking, "What happened on Huckabee? None of the guests you said would be on were on," referring to this Thursday post which said guests on Huckabee would include ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: FNC, ABC, FBN... - Posted October 30, 2008
> Mike Huckabee interviews SNL EP Lorne Michaels and Bill Maher on his FNC program at 8pmET on Saturday. Also as guests — celebrities from opposite sides of the political spectrum, ... [TVNewser]

Mitch Semel at "The Intersection of News and Comedy" - Posted October 24, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist CNN's first foray into funny is no joke, Mitch Semel says. "This is our opportunity to treat news differently," says Semel, executive producer of "D.L. Hughley Breaks the News." "It's just an hour a week. It doesn't change ... [TVNewser]

Bel Air Graduates To Major Leagues -- Gets Its First Film Festival - Posted October 21, 2008
The swanky L.A. suburb of Bel Air will catch up to the big boys with its first film festival, running Nov. 14-19. And because it's a short film fest and it is Bel Air, screenings will take place in private homes with private screens and probably private guests. "Film Fashion Night," will kick... [FishbowlLA]

LAT in 90 Seconds - Posted October 7, 2008
Best Lede Of The Day: From this piece about one of our favorite men with an alleged in-house sex and drug lair: "The last two years haven't been easy for Broadcom billionaire ... [FishbowlLA]

Maher on Lowry's Sex Life - Posted October 7, 2008
From HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" on Friday: MAHER: Rich Lowry, who's the editor of the National Review -- it's kind of a serious publication -- listen to what he said. He said: "Palin projects through the screen like crazy." He said, "I'm sure I'm not the only male in America... [FishbowlDC]

Heather Mallick is Un-American - Posted September 19, 2008
Journalist and author Heather Mallick doesn't have American va... [FishbowlLA]

More on CNN's "Best Political Team On Television" - Posted September 9, 2008
So TNR's Greg Weis thinks that CNN really does have the best political team on television. Choice nugget from his piece: On the night I first saw his beard in person, it was no easier for me to accept what I empirically knew to be true: that, during the 2008 primary season, ... [FishbowlDC]

On The Way to a Subdued RNC - Posted August 31, 2008
We are now in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, or if you're Bob Schieffer, St. Paul/Minneapolis (he joked about it this morning on Face the Nation). Anyway, we kept up to date on Hurricane Gustav and on the RNC during and in between flights. ... [TVNewser]

Study on Late-Night Humor Omits Some Comedians - Posted August 24, 2008
Center for Media and Public Affairs did a study on late-night political jokes. LAT's Top of the Ticket Reports: The study covered all jokes between Jan. 1 and July 31 in late-night monologues by ... [FishbowlLA]

Bernie Brillstein Dies at 77 - Posted August 8, 2008
Bernie Brillstein, one of the premiere manager/producers in the industry and the orchestrator behind the careers of John Belushi, Jim Henson and a slew of 'Saturday Nig... [FishbowlLA]

Rachel Sklar is Sensational...istic - Posted July 21, 2008
We were trolling Huffpo and came across Rachel Sklar's latest: Obama's Revenge: New Yorker Reporter Banned From Press Plane For Overseas Trip... [FishbowlLA]

Lunch: Valerie Bertinelli Weighs In - Posted March 12, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE As much as we love our bird's eye perch from the bar, it's always a treat when we're invited to dine in the grown up section — especially when the scene is as head-spinning as it was today. Hallmark Channel's senior vice president Jen Geisser and her power... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Valerie Bertinelli Weighs In - Posted March 12, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE As much as we love our bird's eye perch from the bar, it's always a treat when we're invited to dine in the grown up section — especially when the scene is as head-spinning as it was today. Hallmark Channel's senior vice president Jen Geisser and her power... [FishbowlNY]

Behar: GOP Candidates "Pussies" For Not Doing "The View" - Posted October 13, 2007
On Friday's "Real Time with Bill Maher", "View" host Joy Behar took Republican presidential candidates to task for refusing to appear on ABC's daytime talk show, "The View." "They're all pro-war and they all talk gung-ho about they're going to invade Iraq, but the Republican candidates are a bunch of pussies ...... [FishbowlDC]

Grilled Cheese, Please! Steinhauer in NYT - Posted October 3, 2007
NY Times bureau chief Jennifer Steinhauer explores the gooey world of LA grilled cheese sandwiches. She goes to a bunch of great places, she's not afraid of fat, and she slips in a bit of self-revelation that we've certainly never seen in the NYT before: my cocktail waitress shift at Cheek to... [FishbowlLA]

Advocate Celebrates 40 Years - Posted September 18, 2007
After covering milestones in the gay, lesbian and transgendered community for years, it's time for The Advocate to turn the page on a milestone of its own. The weekly mag has turned 40 and will celebrate its anniversary tonight in West Hollywood with a bash at Republic on La Cienega. Some famous faces... [FishbowlLA]

Slaughter: NY Congresswoman Calls For Balancing GOP-Heavy Sunday Talk Shows - Posted March 14, 2007
GOP Slaughter Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, a Democratic representative of New York's 28th district, is calling for the restoration of balance on Sunday morning talk shows, which, she says, have had a "disproportionately large" number of conservatives on them for years. "Millions of Americans tru... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Slaughter: NY Congresswoman Calls For Balancing GOP-Heavy Sunday Talk Shows - Posted March 14, 2007
GOP Slaughter Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, a Democratic representative of New York's 28th district, is calling for the restoration of balance on Sunday morning talk shows, which, she says, have had a "disproportionately large" number of conservatives on them for years. "Millions of Americans tru... [FishbowlNY]

Bill Maher Calls Democrats 'Pussies' Twice On Larry King - Posted March 13, 2007
Last night on Larry King, comedian Bill Maher was working his blue material while discussing Ann Coulter's "faggot" utterance: MAHER: You have to think like a right-winger. First of all, it's interesting to note th... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Bill Maher Calls Democrats 'Pussies' Twice On Larry King - Posted March 13, 2007
Last night on Larry King, comedian Bill Maher was working his blue material while discussing Ann Coulter's "faggot" utterance: MAHER: You have to think like a right-winger. First of all, it's interesting to note th... [FishbowlNY]

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