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

Ronan Farrow
Ronan's New MSNBC Show Debuts On Monday

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 former Rhodes Scholar, who has logged time at both the United Nations and the Obama administration, will host “Ronan Farrow Daily,” airing at 1 p.m. EST. Last night Ronan hit up “The Daily Show” to discuss his unconventional life story: college at 11, working for the UN at 16, and Yale Law at 18. He’s a little bit more awkward and dorky than I would have thought, but that will add to his charm on his new show, I think? The cable news landscape (not you, Rachel Maddow!) needs all the help it can get, so I for one see smarty-pants Ronan as the freshest breath of air. [The Daily Show]

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 a ‘cocksucking motherfucker’… ‘faggot’ is not the word that came out of my mouth. That I know.” [Gothamist]
  • Joan Rivers defended Baldwin’s firing to TMZ by using every slur in the book. (Very NSFW!) [TMZ]
  • Two women who worked for celebrity chef Nigella Lawson have accused her of using cocaine, weed, and prescription pills. Supposedly the women, a pair of Italian sisters, were told they had to keep her drug use a secret from her ex-husband Charles Saatchi, who was photographed choking her at a London restaurant. [US Weekly, Telegraph UK] Keep reading »

Report: Alec Baldwin Fired From MSNBC Over Gay Slur

Alec In Trouble
Alec Baldwin Might Lose His Talk Show Over Gay Slur Scandal
Alec Baldwin might lose his MSNBC talk show over gay slur scandal. Read More »
Alec's Gay Slur
Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin accused of calling a paparazzo a gay slur. Read More »
Alec's Outburst
Alec Baldwin threatens tabloid writer in series of nasty tweets. Read More »

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 has decided to nix the talk show, which pulled in crappy ratings anyway.  The actor has had numerous other outbursts, including threatening a British tabloid writer and calling him a “toxic little queen” and punching a paparazzo in the face. Regardless of whether this MSNBC rumor is true, I’m sure Alec Baldwin will have a hotheaded response, whether on Twitter, in real life, or on someone else’s talk show. [Page Six] [Photo: Getty]

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, The Wrap]
  • And his daughter, Ireland Baldwin, took to Twitter this weekend to defend him, writing, “My dad is far from a homophobe or racist.” [US Weekly]
  • Sources say that Kelly Rowland is engaged to her manager, Tim Witherspoon. Mazel tov! [Bossip]
  • Justin Bieber made his friends sign a non-disclosure agreement fining them $3 million if they blabbed about a party he held on Friday night. [TMZ] Keep reading »

MSNBC Fails Miserably At Wishing Kim And Kanye A Happy Engagement

Kimye chyron fail

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 of how we feel about the whole thing. [Huffington Post]

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. -- Amelia] [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Zooey Deschanel is producing two new TV shows: “Freelancers,” about a lawyer who loses her job and then has to rent coworking space, and “Lies I Tell My Daughter,” based on a Hello Giggles column by Julia Obst. [AV Club]
  • Charlie Hunnam was reportedly only going to earn $125K to play Christian Grey in “50 Shades Of Grey,” perhaps explaining why he suddenly dropped out of the film this weekend. Meanwhile, producers are blaming his departure on “over-the-top demands.” [Eonline, RadarOnline]
  • Dallas high school students don’t think their Spanish teacher, AKA former Playboy model Cristy Nicole Deweese, should have been fired. [New York Post] Keep reading »

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

Obama In Newtown
Watch the president address mourners at the Sandy Hook vigil. Read More »
Not Just A Parent Concern
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Everyone should be worried about guns after the Newtown shooting. Read More »
Shooting In CT
Twenty-seven people were killed, including 20 children. Read More »

“… 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 those libertarian beliefs after columbine, after aurora and after Arizona. Those young men who slaughtered innocents were crazy after all, and they would have found another way to klil their victims if their guns of choice were not available…I knew that day that the ideologies of my past career were no longer relevant to the future that I want, that I want for my children.” Keep reading »

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, stem cell research, and some birth control. This is the bill that had a proposed amendment by State Sen. Constance Johnson, who sought to make it illegal for men to masturbate and waste sperm! [News OK] Keep reading »

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

Birth Control Victory
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Birth control will be covered by most employers under health care reform. Read More »
Mitt On Morning After
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Mitt Romney called the morning after pill "abortive pills." Read More »
Birth Control Facts
Did you know any of the 10 bizarro facts on this chart? Read More »
I Took Plan B
Our writer took the morning-after-pill to thwart unwanted pregnancy. Read More »

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 of MSNBC didn’t do much better. When the debate primarily affects women’s lives — in this case, their very bodies — more female voices need to be heard. Shame on these networks for allowing guys, whatever their opinion, a greater voice in the debate.  [Think Progress]

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 on to find out what the shape of your pubic hair could tell you about your ovaries, and what the texture of your eyelids could say about your cholesterol. [MSNBC] Keep reading »

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