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TVNewser: Willie Geist and Al Roker kissed on Today this morning. How weird, right? And funny! Two guys kissing is just so silly!

AppNewser: Durex has launched an app that allows users to have condoms discreetly delivered to them. It could be argued that if you insist on discreetly delivered condoms you probably aren’t mature enough to have sex, but alas…

AgencySpy: An ad agency convinced a priest to bless their website. That’s almost as exciting as someone convincing priests to stop molesting kids, but not quite.

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TVSpy: An anchor in Cincinnati called Rachel Maddowan angry young man,” then apologized for it. The anchor also said the statement didn’t reflect her “firm beliefs in equal rights.” She sounds like a great person.

GalleyCat: Helen Fielding is going to write a new Bridget Jones book. Hugh Grant and Renee Zellweger deny having paid Fielding to do so.

TVNewser: The Today show officially begins the Willie Geist era. It’s going to be crazy! Not really.

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  • Morning Media Menu Welcomes Back Willie Geist

    mornmm.gifThe Menu is celebrating four months this week (also we’re international-ish, since I am calling in from snowy Toronto this week) and MSNBC’s Willie Geist was nice enough to make a return appearance to talk with us about, among other things, Blago!geist_4-5.jpg

    “He’s like the greatest performing player ever…he always delivers!…I think riding Space Mountain is about the best thing I could have imagined him doing as he is indicted on a litany of felony charges back in his home city.”

    So perhaps a Blago ghost twitter is in Geist’s future? Not so! “Only Blago can speak for Blago,” says Geist.

    On a more serious note, Geist expresses amazement over the shockingly fast demise of newspapers nation-wide, and we talk about whether the NYT Co.’s threat to close the Boston Globe is a bargaining tactic. Also, questionable world records, and(!) if you don’t see Geist on Morning Joe tomorrow it’s because his (somewhat shadowy) bracket came through. You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

    Morning Media Menu Live From the Morning Joe Green Room

    mornmm.gifToday on the Menu our fearless better half Steve Krakauer roams the Morning Joe green room and encounters a cast fabulous characters!

    First off is Ari Melber, who was there to “talk GOP and a new poll” but also, it would seem, to walk Willie Geist through his Twitter jitters (and possibly the Starbucks line).

    Next Steve runs into NBC White House Correspondent Chuck Todd who says he was “shocked, just as an observer, of [Jim] Cramer’s criticism of the President.”

    joe_3-3.gifAnd finally we catch up with TVNewser Summit headliners Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. Brzezinski, who recently shut down her Facebook account “If I know you well enough I will pick up the phone and call you.” She also says that she’s “not sure yet about Twitter…I think it could be a very interesting forum…It was actually a useful tool…People were sending articles and you can kind of get into an intellectual community and start exchanging ideas. I’m intrigued.”

    Joe says he was much impressed by the White House’s invitation to come broadcast there, “My takeaway from that was what type of White House we have now. Mika and I have been very critical of the stimulus package…and yet the White House invited us to be the first show on in there, and it shows a much more open minded approach to the media.”

    He also notes that he is able to express more personal views on the radio show the two have recently launched at WABC: “We’ve noticed the calls have changed, at the very beginning it was predictably right wing. And what we’re finding now is it’s a lot more people in the middle who haven’t listened to radio an awful lot.” Also, somewhere in there Scarborough says the GOP is being run by a “bunch of hacks.” You can listen to the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

    Morning Media Menu: February 2

    mornmm.gifToday on the Menu: Willie Geist of MSNBC’s Morning Joe joins us, fresh out of the studio (make-up and all!) to discuss yesterday’s Superbowl ads, and whether Blago, Palin, and Kennedy’s botched time in the media spotlight has done them irreparable damage.

    Also, could Blago have a television career ahead of him? Says Geist: “I think he’s too crazy.”

    You can listen to the podcast live every morning at 9amET on BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321. You can also subscribe to the iTunes feed of the podcast by clicking the “iTunes” button.

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