“Fox & Friends” Hosts Joke About Ray Rice Beating His Fiancée, Don’t Apologize

  • “Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade joked yesterday that the message behind the brutal video released by TMZ depicting since-terminated Ravens player Ray Rice beating his then-fiancée Janay Rice was “take the stairs.” His co-host Steve Doocy quipped, “The message is, when you’re in a an elevator, there’s a camera.” On today’s show, Kilmeade addressed the response to their tasteless jokes, claiming the show takes domestic violence “seriously” … but did not actually apologize for cracking wise about violence against women. Typical! [Raw Story]
  • Broadway executives decided not to dim the lights for Joan Rivers, who died on Thursday, after they concluded that her career did not meet the criteria for this honor. Pfffffft. [New York Times]
  • BIG “Bachelor in Paradise” spoilers here, so don’t click if you haven’t watched yet! [PeopleUS Weekly]
  • These are the ladies Bill Murray would cast in an all-women “Ghostbusters” remake. [Huffington Post]
  • Cher canceled upcoming dates on her tour over an acute viral infection. Get well soon, Cher! [Daily Mail UK]
  • Alysia Reiner, the actress who played the warden’s right-hand lady Natalie Figueroa, is headed to a new Amazon comedy called “Down Dog” about a yoga studio. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy left a 20 cent tip on a $62 meal. Nope. Not okay. [Deadspin]

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