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Tabloid Baby Exits TVGasm.Com

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Tabloid Baby is leaving TVgasm, the obsessive viewer site owned by Bunim Murray, producers of Real World, et al. Seems some of the regular readers weren’t happy. And then there’s the charges of ethics violations (on a recap site? Spare us.)

The site moderator explains:

After writing for us since the olden days it is time to part ways with……. Tabloid baby. I know, I know…It’ll be ok. but the time has come to move on. We have a new newsgasm writer whos going to take over and will pick up where he left off. Unfortunately, she will be funny and not pot stirrer so for those types of posts you will all have to take a walk down memory lane and read TBs old posts.

TB’s editor in chief says:

They said we were mean! They’d get offended if we wrote that Kirstie Alley was fat or that Rachel Dratch was homely. Then they all retreated to the site forums, where the housewives and shut-ins flirt with the high school boys.

Why doesn’t B-M Prods. just get all those RealWorldRoadRules alumni to write/post/recap/read? Coral would be great or at least cheap.

TVgasm sure isn’t TWOP.

Sundown on Sunset: Initial Acts of Violence

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NYU’s Jay Rosen slaps Michael Skube around in the LAT.

JT LeRoy has a maid and Jeff Bercovici throws a punch at the NYT.

WoW reports on David Hasselhoff’s shake down of OK!.

TMZ gets another tongue lashing from Tabloid Baby.

CIA, COS, ZOG, FEMA, HIV–one of these is not like the others, as STC stomps on conspiracy theories.

(photo by Amy Alkon)

TMZ: The AntiChrist Aftermath

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Ray Richmond and Tabloid Baby team up to take on TMZ.


Luke Ford
also got in on the action, but then he would, wouldn’t he?

All The Lohans, All The Angst

Tabloid Baby has been working overtime, trying to straighten out the whole Lohan clan.

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Michael Lohan is out of the joint and back on the street, but not in the way you think.

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Lindsay Lohan should find a new crowd to hang with.

Villaraigosa’s Staff Knew About Affair With Salinas: Tax Dollars at Work?

Tabloid Baby, who really can’t let go of a story, reports that surprise! Mayor Villaraigosa was unable to attend the Pacific Palisades Fourth of July Parade. He was, uh, otherwise engaged. Idle thought: Rocky Delgadillo must be grinning from ear to ear.

Speaking of busy, how did Antonio-our-ownio manage to appear all over town and still keep Mirthala Salinas smiling? The LA Times claims that his staff knew about the affair for months.

November 2005 Villaraigosa was spotted at Salinas’ Sherman Oaks condo complex.

March 20, 2006 Salinas in NYC, covering Villaraigosa, talking educational reform with Mayor Bloomberg.

June 2006, Salinas in Sacramento, covering Villaraigosa as he lobbied for support of his LAUSD takeover. Photos of the two are taken, causing worry among his staff about leaks of the growing relationship.

September 2006 Villaraigosa is regularly seen at Cedars-Sinai, visiting Salinas’ mother, a cancer patient there.

December 2006 Villaraigosa loses his Deputy Mayor for Communications, Cecile Ablack. Hmmm. Sean Clegg, part of the inner circle takes over the job.

Perhaps the Mayor should have stayed with photo-ops like this.

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Luke Ford Scoops the LA Times, Daily News, but not Telemundo: Villaraigosa Admits to Affair with Mirthala Salinas

Luke Ford was right all along. The Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa announced that he was, indeed, in a relationship with Telemundo anchor Mirthala Salinas. She even reported on the mayor’s separation from his wife (scroll down to the third video, above.) Talk about getting close to a news source!

And here’s the best part: Telemundo management knew about the relationship–the station moved Salinas off the beat nearly a year ago. David Zahnizer, in the LA Weekly, writes:

Salinas made her biggest splash last year when, camera operator in tow, she got a rare peek at the stash of toilet brushes sent to Villaraigosa after he delivered his famous “We clean your toilets” speech to a crowd of immigrants.

FBLA thinks Villaraigosa probably has no chance of being Hillary Clinton’s running mate. The LA Times helpfully points out politicans who’ve recovered from scandals, like Gary Hart. Oops!

The Daily News traces the evolution of the story.

Mayor Sam is gloating.

ERS News
knows a lot about Ms. Salinas.

Matt Szabo, sadly no longer blogging, gave the mayor some good advice: Keep your nose clean. And show up. Everywhere. Well, he took part of it.

Tabloid Baby takes the tabloid angle, naturally.

Independent Sources has some great shots of the mayor and his ladies.

Looks like that PR trick of breaking bad news right before a holiday just doesn’t work anymore.

Tabloid Baby Says Dateline Took the Worst of Tabloid TV

Tabloid tv is too important to be left to amateurs, as in the case of NBC Dateline’s To Catch A Predator fiasco. Tabloid Baby, who knows whereof he speaks, says:

There’s always the pain-in-the-ass producer who thinks ethics is something other than a county outside London and points out all the horrible lapses in morality and judgment the show thrives on.

In the case of Dateline, which is bad tabloid television, meaning tabloid television done by people who are schooled and indoctrinated in the constipated world of elitist network news and take all the wrong surface traits of tabloid, make it all look and sound respectable while presenting really shady product, the producer has a point.

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News You Don’t Want To Miss: Tuesday RoundUp

roundup.jpgFrom the annals of “All News Is Local” come some of the top stories to hit our inbox. Well, the top stories that aren’t about 11-year-old boys shooting giant pigs:

NPR: Day to Day interviews Mia Farrow about Bush’s sanctions against Sudan. Your guess is as good as ours.

CNN: A Venezuelan TV station has been accused of trying to incite a hit on Hugo Chavez. And the Venezuelan government is none too pleased with CNN, either.

Tabloid Baby: Someone at this site is clearly in lust with someone at X17, cuz why else would they run a story like this?

American Idol Highlights Jordin Sparks Right to Win?

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If the other networks were smart, they’d get Ken Levine to counter-program American Idol. Why? Read:

Six months from now it all begins again…Kids who in a few weeks will be asked to perform live for thirty million people can’t remember the words to “Rockefeller Skank” when singing for three.

Levine picks his highlights of the season.

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News You Don’t Want To Miss: Tuesday Roundup

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