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Erykah Badu & WPIX’s Mario Diaz Are BFFs

In case you missed it, singer Erykah Badu waltzed into a Friday live shot by WPIX reporter Mario Diaz, who was at the time trying to sum up the Shia LaBeouf mess. After gliding into the background, the singer moved closer and playfully planted an air-kiss on Diaz.

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Greg Kelly is Good at Being Creepy and Gross

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Greg Kelly seems like a great guy. The Good Day New York anchor has either never seen a woman wearing a bikini before, or has no idea how to not be an asshole when he does.

During Anna Gilligan’s report on a new rope swing at New Jersey’s Action Park, Kelly was as creepy and inappropriate as possible. After Gilligan finished the ride, said “Look at her, it’s like something out of a movie. Then, as Gilligan inserted her earpiece, Kelly added, “Nice bathing suit.” He then attempted to keep the segment going, despite it being over. “Hold on a second, not so fast, Anna,” said Kelly.

Rosanna Scotto, Kelly’s co-anchor, tried to stop Kelly from being disgusting, but to no avail. When the segment finally ended, Scotto asked Kelly, “What is wrong with you?” Plenty, apparently.

Joan Rivers Commandeers the Universal Studios Tour

Set your DVRs, folks.

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On tonight’s episode of Fashion Police (9 p.m. ET/PT), Joan Rivers does something many other have done before, but in her own, inimitable style. The hardest working female octogenarian in show business recently crashed the Universal Studios Hollywood tram tour, grabbing the mic and guiding a lucky bunch of tourists through her version of the lot.

As is FishbowlNY tradition, no spoilers here – not even minor ones. What we can tell you is that at one point, Rivers squeezes in a great Taylor Swift reference. At another point in the tour, she runs into an instantly recognizable media colleague. There are also some entirely made up production tidbits about the highlighted TV shows and films.

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Rob Morrison Arrested Again

morrison4Rob Morrison, the former WCBS anchor, has been arrested once again. This time Morrison was arrested for violating a protective order regarding his wife, former CBS MoneyWatch anchor Ashley Morrison. According to a Darien Times report, Morrison contacted his wife more than 100 times over Memorial Day weekend.

The protective order was in place after Morrison was arrested for allegedly choking his wife last year. Those charges were dropped in April.

Morrison — who once told a Darien Times reporter “your sources suck, brother” — explained to the paper that the whole thing was just a misunderstanding.

For more on this story, head over to our sister site, TVSpy.

On This Night, America’s Got Foul-Mouthed 12-Year-Old Talent

One. Two. THREE blatant dick jokes. That was the gist of 12-year-old White Plains, NY Orthodox Jewish teen Josh Orlian‘s first-ever public stand-up comedy performance. And the AGT judges loved it.

Howard Stern commended Orlian for “not losing the audience,” while Howie Mandel – who could be heard most notably during the performance laughing loudly from the judges’ table – suggested that at least the teen has some good footage for this fall’s Bar Mitzvah.

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OWN’s Voice-Over Guy is Straight Out of Long Island

This is pretty meta. For the summer season premiere of Where Are They Now?, OWN profiled the promo-voice of the network.

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Daniel Bernard Sweeney, a.k.a. D.B. Sweeney, was born in the Shoreham village district of Long Island on November 14, 1961. In the segment teaser clip, the veteran actor explains one of the tricks he used to get rid of that LI accent.

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Grumpy Cat Gets a Christmas Movie

GrumpyCatThe two-comma feline’s handler, if he has not already, might want to consider sending a special gift to the daughters of Lifetime TV’s vp of original movies Arturo Interian. After all, per today’s Hollywood Reporter exclusive, the delightfully titled forthcoming offering Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever was their idea:

“It brings fun and irreverence that we haven’t had at Lifetime,” says Interian, noting that his teenage daughters are fans of Grumpy and gave him the initial idea for the project. “We’re so known for our heartfelt sentimentality that it will poke fun at those stereotypes.”

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CNN Has Pretty Much Given Up

We applaud CNN for finally giving up on delivering actual news and concentrating on what it does best — cover stories in the most bat shit crazy way possible.

[h/t: Media Matters]

Jim Cramer: My First Big Break

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You may know him for his stock-picking strategies, staying ahead of the bulls, and out of the way of the bears. But Jim Cramer‘s big break happened far from Wall Street, in Tallahassee, Florida, at a sorority house, which became the scene of a grisly crime at the hands of a notorious serial killer.

Following his humble start as a newspaper reporter, along the way Cramer became a magazine writer, a lawyer, a hedge-fund manager, an online publisher and a best-selling author. And he did it all while honoring his parents’ wishes. Here’s Jim Cramer’s First Big Break.

A Thank You Note for Jimmy Fallon

Thank you… for making The Tonight Show monologue your own.

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Three months ago, when you took over the NBC late night franchise, many wondered how you would deal with the heavy burden of following the Jay Leno and Johnny Carson monologue format. The solution, as you have shown, was to sidestep their version of the news in favor of a broader, goofier and slightly shorter rundown.

Your populist approach begins each night with the refrain, “Here’s what people are talking about.” Cleverly, that leads you to talk about everything under the one-liner sun. Not just politicians, pundits and Presidents but also YouTube videos, last night’s TV programs and more. It’s an approach that basically combines the best of Leno and Kimmel.

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