Posts tagged "msnbc"

16-Year-Old Jada Posts Powerful #IAmJada Photo

This powerful image before you is Jada, a 16-year-old girl in Texas who was sexually assaulted at a party last month and doubly victimized when pictures taken of the assault went viral online. The hashtag #jadapose shot around the Internet, with kids posing like Jada lying on the floor.  I hope this photo…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 14, 2014

Ronan Farrow Talks Going To College At 11 On “The Daily Show”

This is refreshing: a member of the Farrow family is in the news and it's not related to the Woody Allen child molestation accusation saga. Ronan Farrow, 26-year-old prodigy and son of Mia and maybe Frank Sinatra, is the host of a new MSNBC talk show, which debuts on Monday. The…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 21, 2014

Alec Baldwin Speaks Out About MSNBC Firing, Denies Using Slur

Alec Baldwin spoke to the New York City blog Gothamist on his firing from MSNBC today and insisted he never used the phrase "faggot," when he allegedly called a paparazzo a "cocksucking faggot." Explained the "30 Rock" actor, " I dispute half the comment I made... if I called him 'cocksucking maggot' or…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 26, 2013

Report: Alec Baldwin Fired From MSNBC Over Gay Slur

Alec Baldwin is reportedly losing his MSNBC talk show, "Up Late With Alec Baldwin," following a suspension for allegedly calling a paparazzo a gay slur, according to Page Six. Earlier this month, the "30 Rock" star allegedly called the photographer a "cocksucking fag." Page Six claims MSNBC's parent company Comcast ha…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 26, 2013

Alec Baldwin Might Lose His Talk Show Over Gay Slur Scandal

MSNBC suspended Alec Baldwin's talk show, "Up Late With Alec Baldwin," after he was accused of calling a paparazzo a gay slur last week. In a blog post this weekend on The Huffington Post, Baldwin wrote that the show might not come back at all.  [The Wrap,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 18, 2013

MSNBC Fails Miserably At Wishing Kim And Kanye A Happy Engagement

MSNBC tried, but failed miserably to report the engagement of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. The "Kimye Engaged" caption accidentally (or on purpose?) flickered on the chyron over some footage of a man falling onto the NYC subway tracks. So macabre, but strangely, so indicative…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 22, 2013

Ronan Farrow To Host Show On MSNBC

Ronan Farrow, a humanitarian, Rhodes scholar and former Obama administration wonk, who also happens to be the son of Mia Farrow and maaaaybe Frank Sinatra, will host an hour-long show on MSNBC.  I normally hatehatehate nepotism, but Ronan Farrow is so freaking smart and accomplished. [And hot, she forgot to add. --…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 16, 2013

Joe Scarborough Says Newtown Has Made Him Rethink His Pro-Gun Stance

"... We have become so gun loving, so blasé about home-grown violence that in my lifetime alone, far more Americans have been casualties of domestic gunfire than have died in all our wars combined... I've always taken a Libertarian approach to Hollywood's first amendment rights, and gun collectors second amendment rights, and i stood by…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 17, 2012

The Girl Accused Of “Yogurting” Obama Tells Her Side Of The Story

Yesterday, in Colorado, President Obama allegedly got "attacked" by some frozen yogurt. "A woman got very excited and spilled yogurt on me," he said of the incident. God, I hate when that happens. I'm a frozen yogurt addict, so it happens to me a lot. Even when I'm not excited. Anyhow, the girl accused of…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 25, 2012

Today’s Lady News: I Think They’re Just Messing With Us Now

Oh, look at this all-male TV panel that MSNBC convened to discuss yesterday's all-male hearing discussion about birth control coverage in healthcare reform!  Oklahoma's state Senate advanced a "fetal personhood" bill on Wednesday that criminalizes all abortion by defining a "person" as the fertilized egg. A bill like this would also criminalize in vitro fertilization,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 17, 2012

Who’s Been Called In As “Experts” To Talk Birth Control On Cable News?

Who's been called in as "experts" on cable news to discuss the current debate over birth control? More men than women, that's who. Across all the networks, 91 men appeared to talk about the birth control debate, while only 55 women appeared on-air. The greatest disparity was at the Fox stations, but the "liberal"-leaning network…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 11, 2012

What Your Body May Be Trying To Tell You

Our bodies tell us a lot of things. A grumbling tummy when we’re hungry, a yawn when we need sleep, those all too familiar menstrual cramp when it’s that time of the month. But a helpful list from SELF magazine mentions some signs you may not be so familiar with that could mean trouble. Read…
By: Daniela Guernica / June 29, 2009

What’s So Great About Rachel Maddow?

MSNBC has always been my news network of choice (sorry CNN, Fox News, and C-SPAN!) -- I loved Tim Russert and was always an avid "Meet The Press" watcher, plus I generally just enjoyed the rapport between the network's anchors, especially during election years. But after Russert's passing my loyalty was kind of u…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 21, 2008

5 Reasons We Love…Rachel Maddow

1. Maddow consistently holds her own with loud mouths like Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews as a regular panelist on MSNBC. She’s so impressive that she scored a hosting gig for her own news show, The Rachel Maddow Show, starting tonight at 9pm on MSNBC. 2. Despite reports, she refused to be “prettied…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 8, 2008