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GQ celebrated the release of its fall/winter issue last night with a soiree at The Huxley featuring “Style Guy” Glenn O’Brien. The event was hosted by Robert Finfer, Founder and CEO of Integrity Capital Partners and Co-Founder of Tomahawk Capital, LLC.
Dropping in on a cocktail party attended by a well-known fashion/style critic, we expected to see guests decked out in their finest attire. And we did. But we also spotted a few questionable choices, like a sequined dress that didn’t fit so well (pictured right).
That’s neither here nor there.
FishbowlDC sat down with O’Brien himself for a quick Q&A to get his expertise on style in the news media world.
FBDC: Who’s the best-dressed man or woman in news media?… Read more
By now, POTUS has enough roasts under his belt to deliver a smooth comedy routine most every time. So, we all knew he would nail it. The real pressure was on the outsider, Jimmy Kimmel. You never know what you’re going to get. There was the uncomfortable, biting commentary of Stephen Colbert and then the blandness and desperation of Rich Little. Last year’s performer, Seth Myers, scored high marks, so the bar was set high for Kimmel. Though the reaction ranges from great to lukewarm to awful, he could have chopped a few minutes off his set. Kimmel devoted a section to Keith Olbermann and his unfriendly departure from Current TV. Naturally, the ultra-sensitive Olbermann took to Twitter to weigh in. We turned to Twitter to storify Kimmel’s performance.
Last night, Stephen Colbert welcomed the “Available Panel” on his show. But truth be told, it would have been better had they been unavailable. The host’s odd collection of newsies in town included CNBC’s John Hardwood, The Nation‘s Katrina vanden Heuvel and – whoa! – singer David Cassidy.
Colbert immediately turned to Harwood for thoughts on the Florida primary and who will win. Harwood said he’s “in an open marriage with my political predictions right now.” Maybe in my lifetime, reporters will learn that it’s almost NEVER wise to go on comedy shows and try to be funny. First of all, thanks for bringing us to the cutting edge of 10-day-old-humor, John. Secondly, what does that even mean? It’s a shoddy attempt at a cheap laugh and the joke doesn’t even make sense.
Sensing the air of hilarity around her, Vanden Heuvel tries to wedge in some laughs. When asked about Newt’s chances in the primary, she said, “The Republican party has been screwing this country for too long. It’s not just Newt Gingrich. It’s basically just screw and shaft.” Even a comedian as seasoned as Colbert was taken aback. “A screw AND a shaft,” he exclaimed. “So, it’s double teaming the American people.” Even vanden Heuval then looked perplexed by her own avalanche of dick metaphors.
Believe it or not, the most restrained guest was David Cassidy. When talking about the amount of money Mitt has raised for his Presidential campaign, he lets us know that he’s a capitalist. Vanden Heuvel remarked, “I’m glad I didn’t know that you were that kind of capitalist when I kissed your poster on my wall.”
To get the full effect, the entire video is below. Just try not to make out with your computer when Cassidy comes on, Katrina.
Here’s the scenario: you’re going on a Sunday morning talk show and among a variety of topics, you’ll discuss the guy who had bomb material sewn into his underwear for a Christmas Day flight. So what terminology do you use?
On Sunday columnist Charles Krauthammer and Fox News President Roger Ailes appeared on respective shows – Krauthammer on his usual “Fox News Sunday” panel, and Ailes on ABC “This Week” for the first time with guest host Barbara Walters.
“Now we’re going to have to take everybody’s underpants off,” Ailes told Walters. Krauthammer, meanwhile, remarked about a “guy who had a bomb in his underpants.”
In each case on Sunday, both men used “underpants” to describe the Christmas Day criminal.
Awkward to watch, indeed. The use of “underpants” from either of these stalwarts is tough to hear.
Each journalist/talk show host handles the words differently.
Christmas Day Terrorist Names and References
Who has said it: HuffPost’s Jason Linkins
Fruit of the Boom
Who has said it: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow
Who has said it: CNN’s Anderson Cooper
Undie Bomber Fiasco
Who has said it: CBS’s Bob Schieffer
Who has said it: MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann
Who has said it: WaPo’s Howard Kurtz
“I fly a lot. I want to know how a guy can get three ounces of plastic in his underwear.”
Who has said it: Democratic Strategist James Carville on CNN.
Fruit of the Lunatic
Who has said it: CBS’s David Letterman, describing the brand of underwear the bomber likely wore.
Airport Crotch Screening
Who has said it: Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert
“This is a Christmas album, so I should obviously thank Jesus Christ for having such a famous birthday.”
– Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert in his acceptance speech last night for winning a Grammy for best comedy album of the year for “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All.”
These are Kissing Gourami, freshwater tropical fish famed in their native Southeast Asia. Despite innocent looks, they can be territorial. The “kiss” is never fatal, but they can bully another fish to death with chase, torment and stress.
This just in.
CNN announcing it will run a “funny” segment with a man using the word “negro” at around 3 p.m. Sounds like a bleeping riot?! (Huh?)
>Update: Turns out it was funny. It was a video of Stephen Colbert chanting the word negro. It goes like this: “Negro. Negro. Negro. Negro. Negro.” Colbert explains, “I don’t see race. People tell me Obama is a black man. I believe them.”
Watch the video below.
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
Good morning FishbowlDC! Happy birthday to Will Jerro. What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday the 19th of November…
FOX uses old campaign footage in a recent story claiming “Palin still drawing huge crowd while promoting her new book.”
Lost man drives nine hours to get newspaper.
AOL To Cut 2,500 After Spinoff
Mary J. Blige, Neil Diamond, Sugarland, Rob Thomas and Usher to headline TNT’s “Christmas in Washington.” Annually attended by the President and First Lady and other Washington VIPs, the event will be taped at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Sunday, Dec. 13.
FishbowlDC caught up with Christian Bourge, John Stanton, Tino Anthony, Tom Morris and Elana Schor for a taping of “The Capital Hill Blues” last night. The show airs on XM Channel Saturdays at noon and Sundays at 6pm but you can listen to last week’s show online here.
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The President woke up this morning a Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Above is the photo that was brought to White House press secretary Robert Gibbs in yesterday’s press briefing. It’s of the President playing basketball with Reggie Love, now an aide, former Duke basketball star. We hear the pic’s now hanging in the West Wing and Gibbs says it’s signed by (and with) Love. The White House will be posting new pics on flikr today.
What we know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…
Tensions are high on TV…
Mediaite: ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos appeared last night on Sean Hannity‘s Fox News. After Hannity brought up safe school czar Kevin Jennings and insinuated dangerous statements, Stephanopoulos countered: “I donÂ’t think you have the goods on this one Sean.”
PRNewser has the FTC’s guidelines for bloggers. We should prob read that.
There may also be layoffs coming at Time.
Barnes & Noble is also working on an e-book reader.