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Eric Bolling Apologizes Again For Inapproriate Comment: ‘I’m Sorry For What I Said’

BollingApologyFor the second day in a row, Eric Bolling is apologizing for a bad joke he made Wednesday about Major Mariam Al Mansouri, the UAE’s first female fighter pilot.

On Wednesday’s “The Five,” the hosts were talking about Al Mansouri’s strike mission against ISIS.

“So is this considered boobs on the ground?,” said Bolling, who was roundly and swiftly criticized.

So yesterday he apologized: “When I got home, I got the look and realized some people didn’t think it was funny at all. I want to say sorry to my wife, and I apologize to all of you as well. I want to make that very clear.”

But it wasn’t clear enough. Today he apologized again:

A personal comment before we go to break. Earlier this week I made a comment that was wholly inappropriate. And I apologize for it. The comment became during [Kimberly's] one more thing honoring UAE bomber pilot Major Mariam Al Mansouri who bombed ISIS. My remark was not intended to be disparaging of her, but that’s how it was taken. I should have known better, and used better judgment.

Yesterday, I made an apology on this show, but it was inadequate. Fox News has received letters from viewers including from women in the military and I’m taking them to heart. Therefore let me speak clearly and sincerely. I’m sorry for what I said, I believe that Major Al Mansouri is a hero. She’s courageous, brave and she deserves our praise and not inappropriate jokes. She has my admiration and my very, very sincere gratitude.

Greg Gutfeld apologized on the program as well for comments directed at Major Al Mansouri. WATCH: Read more

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Profiling: Gutfeld, Hasselbeck, Kohn

  • Greg Gutfeld continues his Not Cool book tour, promoting his new book. The Pensacola News Journal caught up with Gutfeld in North Florida: “Stationed in the children’s section of the bookstore, he wisecracked with young and old alike, even threatening to call child protective services on one young mother, though still drawing a laugh.”

  • Elisabeth Hasselbeck is featured in Ladies Home Journal. On leaving “The View” for “Fox & Friends,” Hasselbeck says, “It was like going from hanging out with your sisters to playing catch with your brothers. I don’t think I am or will ever be the best at what I do but I try really hard.”

  • CNN contributor Sally Kohn–previously a Fox News contributor–writes for The Christian Science Monitor about her experience as a “liberal talking head on Fox News.” “It was a turning point for me to meet people such as Mr. Hannity, Karl Rove, Monica Crowley, Sarah Palin, and so many others,” Kohn writes. “Though we certainly disagree profoundly on political issues – they’re personable and kind and human. Just like me.”

‘The Five’ Gets Snapchatted

Fox News’ “The Five” has done well lately in the ratings, and one of its fans went beyond just watching earlier this week: she Snapchatted co-host Eric Bolling a series of images she drew of all the co-hosts’ characteristics draped over her face.

“SavSav” drew Bolling with the caption: “I’m Eric. My hair is always perfect.” Kimberly Guilfoyle‘s image came with a shirt titled, “I heart Bob [Beckel].” Dana Perino donned bright yellow hair, holding her dog Jasper.

Greg Gutfeld is covered by Harry Potter-like glasses, while Bob Beckel dawns his trademark suspenders with an angry face: “I’m Bob Beckel…Grrr,” the message says.


‘The Daily Show’ Tells Story of ‘Family That Stays Together’…’Morning Joe’

MJ Daily Show“The Daily Show’s” Samantha Bee‘s infatuation with cable news romance apparently isn’t limited to the “love story” she depicted between Fox News’ “The Five’s” Greg Gutfeld and Dana Perino—she set her sights on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” last night.

Bee told the story of “daddy Joe” and “mother Mika,” who together create a “rocket ship of passion that is middle-aged coupledome.”

She then shared what the fruits of the co-hosts “romance” has produced: boy pundits, listing off “Willie”(Willie Geist), “Marky” (Mark Halperin), “the Toddster” (Chuck Todd), and a cast of other show regulars.

Bee then got emotional as she showed clips of Joe and Mika arguing. “You guys are going to get divorced, aren’t you? Please don’t make me go live with Lawrence O’Donnell… he doesn’t flush the toilet,” Bee cried.

“Morning Joe” is not reciprocating the love. This morning the show opened instead with a “Colbert Report” clip. Now that Bee has told Fox News and MSNBC “love stories” we anxiously await her CNN version.

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The Evening Ticker: O’Reilly, Cho, Costas

  • Bill O’Reilly is selling the notes from his Super Bowl interview with Pres. Obama. The notes, autographed by O’Reilly and Obama, show the topics covered. The highest bid right now is $11,200. You can also buy a copy of the notes. The proceeds go to the Fisher House.

  • Former CNN, ABC and CNBC anchor Alina Cho has joined Ballantine Bantam Dell as editor-at-large, Page Six reports. She’ll acquire style and fashion projects for the publisher. Cho hosted the CNN specials “Fashion: Backstage Pass,” for several years.

  • Tonight, “The Five” co-hosts wished Bob Costas well as he fights an eye infection. Dana Perino shared her severe dry eye diagnosis, while Greg Gutfeld thinks its all just a convenient promo for his early morning show “Red Eye.”


‘Red Eye’ Celebrates Seventh Anniversary

red eye“Red Eye,” Fox News’ late-night show with Greg Gutfeld and Andy Levy, is celebrating its seventh anniversary today. Gutfeld — who is also one of the co-hosts of “The Five” — talks to Parade about the milestone:

Because Red Eye airs at 3 a.m., Gutfeld and company have to approach stories differently because, by that hour, they’ve already been done to death. “We usually add a surreal, absurd edge to it, and then we try to find stories that are tangential to the main story that no one covered,” says Gutfeld. For example, while most shows have taken a serious look at the Olympics, Red Eye covered a photo of one of the strange communal restrooms some people will encounter in Sochi.

Gutfeld describes the show as “a friendly, absurd take on news and pop culture by your average, but somewhat irreverent, group of jackasses.”

Gutfeld announced the show’s anniversary on last night’s show. “Yes, this train wreck has been going on for seven damn years,” he joked. Watch after the jump. Read more

‘Daily Show’ Tells a Love Story: ‘The Five’s’ Greg Gutfeld and Dana Perino

“The Daily Show” correspondent Samantha Bee put on a one-woman show last night dedicated to the love story between two of Fox News’ “The Five” co-hosts: “young girl new to the bit city” Dana Perino and “rebelicious” Greg Gutfeld.

Confused about what makes “The Five” different than a panel show, Bee told host Jon Stewart the show is more than that:

“‘The Five’ is the storyboard of the human condition,” Bee said. “The truth about ‘The Five’ is that it’s a story as old as time…a story of love.”

Bee then played a montage of warm moments between Perino and Gutfeld, turning to the story’s other suitors for Dana: co-host Eric Bolling and “villain” Bob Beckel.

Bee concluded with uncontrollable anguish at the revelation that Gutfeld is married to another woman in real life (Perino is also married), but still “gallivanted around” while allowing “precious Dana” fall in love with him.

>Update: Apparently, the loving couple Bee depicted enjoyed the tale of their romance. Check out the gift she received today:

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‘The Five’s’ Best/Worst Christmas Presents

Five Christmas“The Five” had a lively discussion about the best and worst Christmas presents to give.

“Of course, I’ve given clothing,” Dana Perino said. “What else is there to get guys?” Co-host Eric Bolling countered with advice for all men: there is no bad gift from a woman…even a mani-pedi.

“The mani-pedi…forget about it,” Bob Beckel said, adding a cheese tasting class and watches to his bad gift list.

Greg Gutfeld suggested the best presents are fun instead of falling into the self-help category.

Watch the host’s Secret Santa present exchange after the jump. Read more

Rupert Murdoch Stops By ‘The Five’

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch stopped by the set of “The Five” Monday, visiting the show’s co-hosts before they went on-air Tuesday.

Murdoch has every reason to be smiling: “The Five” has far outperformed expectations. Originally slated as a temporary summer replacement for Glenn Beck, “The Five” is now consistently one of the network’s highest-rated programs.

Last month, the show delivered its highest ratings of the year in total viewers and the A25-54 demo.

The Fox Ticker: Murdoch, Schulz, Hasselbeck

  • James Murdoch has joined the board at Vice Media as director, the London Evening Standard reports. 21st Century Fox bought a five percent stake in VICE over the summer.

  • Fox News “Red Eye” host Greg Gutfeld announced the departure of longtime co-host Bill Schulz on Friday morning’s show.  His final appearance on the show was November 8.

  • Elisabeth Hassebeck made her return to daytime today on the “Rachael Ray Show.” Talking about her first two months on “Fox and Friends,” she said she’s still getting used to an earlier wake up call: “The alarm goes off and I’m like ‘What happened?’”

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