It was a week of seeing double on “Good Morning America”: the ABC morning show featured pint-size versions of the “GMA” anchors this week, revealing them one at a time before they all got together for a turn at the anchor desk. Watch:
Earlier this week, Anderson Cooper made sure to note the differences between “Maroon 5′s” Adam Levine and himself; he also revealed the response an average person on the street can expect if they confuse him with HLN’s Dr. Drew Pinsky.
“I had someone yell at me on the street the other day, ‘Hey Dr. Drew,’ and I was like…’f*ck you,’” Cooper said while laughing. “Call me Wolf, call me an older, less cool Adam Levine…just don’t call me late for the ‘Ridiculist’.”
A funny moment on Fox News this afternoon when two of TV news’ Chris’ got momentarily confused for one another.
“Well, Chris Wallace, but close enough,” a laughing Wallace said.
“Boy…you don’t even look like him,” Scott added. “Thank God,” Wallace responded.
“Anderson Cooper 360′s” “Ridiculist” segment returned last night from a short hiatus, and Cooper made sure to point out the stark differences between him and a new celebrity doppelganger.
“This is pretty much the platinum bomb heard round the world…and some of the shrapnel happens to be hitting yours truly,” Cooper said about music star and “The Voice” co-host Adam Levine‘s new blond hairdo (see above).
First, Cooper lightheartedly noted Levine has been on the cover of “People Magazine” as the “Sexiest Man Alive,” while he has been the coverboy for WebMD with text that asks readers if they’re due for a prostate exam.
Cooper added one more for those still having trouble telling them apart: “Adam Levine is the lead singer of ‘Maroon 5,’ has ‘moves like Jagger,’ where I’ve always thought I have moves like Blitzer.”
Mac King, a reporter at WNYW in New York City, poked fun this week at some of the more annoying frequently-used reporter phrases. King — who points out “Cronkite and Murrow never had to compete with Candy Crush or Netflix, but I do” — offered a satirical take at some of the “horrible crimes committed against our language every day” on TV.
On King’s list of violations: phrases like “in this exclusive live developing report,” abuse of the words “tragic, tragedy, horrible or heartbreaking,” unkept promises to “stay on this or bring you more details as they emerge,” improper use of irony, tacking “-gate” to the end of words to indicate a scandal, and much more. Watch:
For years, without knowing it, Brian Williams has been uttering the lyrics of Snoop Dog’s “Gin and Juice.” It took one of Jimmy Fallon‘s producers to turn it into late night viral gold. And it’s not the first time. For his part, Williams wants everyone to know, he has no part in Fallon’s “hobby.”
“Here’s the deal,” Williams said to Fallon in his first appearance on Fallon’s “Tonight Show” last night, “Every night, I’m downstairs. I’m doing the broadcast that pays for your hobby and all this,” Williams joked. “And people think I’ve somehow colluded into the making of these videos. Let’s be clear… I have never said hippety, never.”
“You’ve done this to me 7 times,” Williams continued. “We’ve done this for you,” Fallon said.
The CNN Pregnancy Test gives a hopeful couple an alert on everything but whether they’re having a baby. “The CNN take-home pregnancy test… for when you want to know, when they don’t know.”
In another skit, “Undercover Sharpton” imagines the Rev. Al Sharpton as an undercover FBI informant. Both clips after the jump…
On “The Colbert Report,” Colbert talked about Letterman’s retirement without directly addressing the news that he will be the new “Late Show” host. “This man has influenced every host who came after him and even a few who came before him, he’s that good. And I gotta tell you — I do not envy whoever they try to put in that chair,” Colbert joked. Watch:
“The Late Show” was a repeat last night, but the Colbert announcement was also news on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” — complete with a flashback to old clips of Colbert. Watch after the jump. Read more
In a Twitpic video this afternoon, Fox News’ Neil Cavuto‘s show tease claims Pizza Hut has made a fortune off his great culinary mind.
“Did I tell you that years ago, I came up with the idea for an all-you-can-eat meat pizza, with a cheese-filled crust,” Cavuto said, claiming that Pizza Hut has made a financial killing off his idea, in the form of the fast-food chain’s stuffed-crust pizza.
Cavuto then had words of advice for three former Taco bell interns, who claim they came up with the idea for the popular Doritos Locos Taco 19 years ago (Taco bell launched the item in 2012.)
“I’m telling you kids…you’re getting squat, because you didn’t think, just like I didn’t think,” Cavuto concluded.
Cavuto’s culinary complaint after the jump (click on photo for video).