It is all over the news, so what are your thoughts about the Star Jones vs ‘The View’ issue? For many fans, Jones was the voice of sanity on that show when the topic would turn to Michael Jackson. Joy Behar in particular was almost always disgustingly and malciously disrespectful, Continue Reading
[b]Big media: Adapt or die[/b] Executives from top media firms discuss how they need to embrace new technology sweeping the industry. By Paul R. La Monica, CNNMoney.com senior writer June 13, 2006: 4:53 PM EDT NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) – The media business is getting hit by massive technological change, and executives from top media companies said industry executives had better get used to it. “The challenge is pretty clear. It’s the digital transition. We would like to say we look at it as an opportunity. Every single part of our business is going through extraordinary technological change,” Peter Chernin, president and chief operating officer of News Corp., said at a media conference in California monitored by Webcast.
N.Y. Post Page Six Editor Busted on DWI NEW YORK Jun 2, 2006 (AP) The headline in the New York Post’s Page Six gossip column might read, “Editor busted after boozing at exclusive club.” Or maybe not, since this story is about Page Six editor Richard Johnson. Johnson, 52, was charged Friday with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle while impaired. Police said they spotted him talking on his cell phone just after midnight while driving a 2005 black Ford Escape in the Meatpacking District. When police approached Johnson’s sport utility vehicle, he appeared to have slightly slurred speech, watery and bloodshot eyes and alcohol on his breath, according to a criminal complaint. Police arrested Johnson after he refused to take an alcohol breath test. He was arraigned late Friday morning in Manhattan Criminal Court and released on his own recognizance, authorities said.
[b]Gossip Writer Probed in Extortion Plot[/b] By Associated Press NEW YORK — A gossip writer for the New York Post has been suspended pending the outcome of a federal investigation into whether he tried to extort money from billionaire financier Ron Burkle, the newspaper said Thursday. Jared Paul Stern, who worked as a freelancer for the newspaper’s Page Six column, is suspected of demanding $100,000 and an annual $10,000 stipend from Burkle in exchange for not writing negative stories about him, the Post said in a story on its Web site. Stern sometimes worked two days a week at the Post, its editor-in-chief, Col Allen, said in a statement. “Should the allegations prove true, Mr. Stern’s conduct would be morally and journalistically reprehensible, a gross abuse of privilege, and in violation of the New York Post’s standards and ethics,” Allen said in the statement. A spokeswoman for the Post, part of News Corp., declined to elaborate on the newspaper’s report. FBI spokeswoman Christine Monaco declined to comment.
Whispernote: Fieger was a vocal talking head who was very hateful towards Jackson during the trial. He leveled personal and unprofessional insults about his looks and claimed it would get Jackson convicted. [b]FBI, IRS search Geoffrey Fieger’s Southfield office[/b] 12/1/2005, 12:49 a.m. ET The Associated Press SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) Continue Reading
11/30/2005 [b]More is much less in revamped ‘Nightline'[/b] By Robert Bianco, USA TODAY In all but name, Nightline is gone. The show that premiered on ABC Monday night (or early Tuesday in the East, post-football) was a solidly produced newscast. But in tone, look and content, it was far closer Continue Reading
For those who still don’t know, Steve Harvey has a new show based on New York with WBLS. And unlike the old show, we all can listen to Steve Harvey’s show ONLINE every morning! Just go to his website and click the “Listen Live” link. Link: http://steveharvey.premiereinteractive.com/
[b]Class action sought for ‘Dr. Phil’ diet suit[/b] Unhappy dieters say they lost dollars, not pounds Tuesday, October 4, 2005; Posted: 1:12 p.m. EDT (17:12 GMT) LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — The man famous for dishing out advice on national television now needs the advice of legal counsel. TV psychologist Continue Reading
[b]’A Current Affair’ out, Geraldo in[/b] LOS ANGELES (AP) – The recycled news magazine A Current Affair, which ran for a decade its first time around, has been cancelled less than eight months after returning to the air. The Twentieth Television series, which launched in March with host Tim Green, Continue Reading
Wednesday, Aug 10 [b]”Rita Gets It,” But Not As Many Viewers[/b] In between the “Rita Gets It” promos, MSNBC is calling Live & Direct the “big new cable hit.” But on her second MSNBC night, Rita Cosby lost 38% of her premiere audience — and more than half of her Continue Reading