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Geraldo on Ailes: 'I Am Filled With Regret'

Says sorry for doubting accusers, says Ailes is 'deceitful, selfish misogynist' if charges are true

(Newser) - Gretchen Carlson has settled with Fox over her sexual harassment suit against ex-boss Roger Ailes, and Geraldo Rivera has come to terms that perhaps there was something behind her complaint. Per Variety , Rivera apologized late Thursday on Facebook for publicly expressing doubts about Carlson's claims and those of other... More »

5 Celebrity Police Officers

A lot of actors have played cops on TV, but these celebs really are the law in real life

(Newser) - Former CHiPs star Erik Estrada recently became a reserve police officer in the tiny town of St. Anthony, Idaho, reports the Idaho State Journal . But the actor, who famously played a motorcycle cop on the '80s TV show, is hardly the first celebrity to add "real life cop"... More »

Joan Rivers Gets Her Star-Studded Sendoff

Howard Stern pays tribute to 'crazy aunt at Bar Mitzvah'

(Newser) - No word on whether Meryl Streep is crying in five different accents , but Joan Rivers' funeral is under way at Temple Emanu-El in New York, and the private event is basically one rather large name-drop. Luminaries including Howard Stern, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Griffin, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Kelly Osbourne,... More »

11 Celebs Who Bare All* on Social Media

*or, at least, almost all

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan posted a topless photo to Instagram over the weekend, baring the PG-13 portion of her breasts alongside a male friend at the Cannes Film Festival. It wasn't her first time posting topless photos online—and she's not alone. These 10 other celebrities have also shown some... More »

Geraldo Rivera Loses Gig Over Nude Selfie

Booted from panel at Duquesne University

(Newser) - Geraldo Rivera's semi-naked selfie is still making waves. The Fox News commentator has been booted from a speaking engagement at Pittsburgh's Duquesne University, which decided the photo "was inappropriate and inconsistent with who we are as a Catholic university," the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Rivera had originally... More »

Geraldo Selfie: '70 Is New 50'

No, he wasn't hacked; this was intentional

(Newser) - Rue the day the oldsters connected with the Twitters: Geraldo Rivera, apparently having decided that what's good for the Anthony Weiner is good for the aging media personality, took to his Twitter account last night to post a half-naked selfie, proclaiming, "70 is the new 50 (Erica and... More »

Lautenberg, 89, Won't Run for Re-Election in Senate

Democrat's decision paves way for Cory Booker

(Newser) - Liberal stalwart Sen. Frank Lautenberg says he won't run for re-election to his New Jersey seat in 2014, reports the Star-Ledger . The 89-year-old ended the speculation weeks after Newark Mayor Cory Booker made it clear he'd like to run if Lautenberg stepped down. Who knows, maybe this sets... More »

Geraldo: I Might Run for Senate

Rivera says he's 'truly' considering a run in New Jersey

(Newser) - None other than Geraldo Rivera says he's considering a run for US Senate in New Jersey. "Buckle your seat belts!" said Rivera as he announced on his radio show on WABC-AM in New York that he is "truly contemplating" a Senate bid. He said he has... More »

Geraldo: I Was 'Raped' by TSA Agent

'My junk was junked' on way to Afghanistan, he says

(Newser) - Geraldo Rivera says he was "manually raped" by a New York airport security guard on his way to cover a story in Afghanistan. "The last time I flew to Afghanistan, I got manually raped by a guy," he said on Fox and Friends . "The scanner wasn'... More »

Guess Who Wears Hoodies? Geraldo Rivera

Yep, the man who warned against the fashion choice has chosen it

(Newser) - Geraldo Rivera has been catching more than a little flak for saying that he would "bet money" George Zimmerman wouldn't have shot Trayvon Martin if Martin hadn't been wearing a hoodie. Among the more amusing reactions:
  • A Tumblr has emerged, charting a very suspicious person in a
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Geraldo: Blame Hoodie for Trayvon's Death

Rivera says 'black and Latino youngsters' should not wear hoodies

(Newser) - Geraldo Rivera knows what to blame for Trayvon Martin 's death: the teen's choice of clothing. The Fox News host said today on Fox & Friends that he would "bet money" George Zimmerman wouldn't have shot Martin if Martin hadn't been wearing a hoodie, Politico... More »

Geraldo Grills Cain Rep Over Sex Harassment Claims

But spokesman JD Gordon won't give a straight answer

(Newser) - Geraldo Rivera and his enormous mustache gave Herman Cain’s spokesperson the third degree last night, but after hammering him for nearly six minutes, still could not get a substantive denial of the recent sexual harassment claims against the candidate. JD Gordon called the claims “thinly sourced” and a... More »

Wall St. Protesters Harass Geraldo Rivera

But they didn't chase him off, Fox insists

(Newser) - Fox News host Geraldo Rivera found the crowd pretty hostile to his network when he attempted to report on the Occupy Wall Street movement from New York City's Zucotti Park. Hecklers chanted "Fox News lies" as Rivera conducted interviews and: "Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey,... More »

Geraldo Wishes a Hurricane Had Come on 9/11

It might have stopped the terrorists, he reasons

(Newser) - Geraldo Rivera loves hurricanes. Reflecting on his career on Fox and Friends this morning, Rivera waxed romantic about the danger and excitement of covering a hurricane—"It's like war, only no one is shooting at you"—and then let the hosts in on his particularly weird meteorological daydream.... More »

Al Sharpton Admits Obama Is a Socialist!*

*According to right-wing pundits and an out-of-context sound bite

(Newser) - The conservative media is doing backflips over a video they’re touting as the long-sought smoking-gun proof that Barack Obama is a socialist. In an interview with Geraldo Rivera Sunday on Fox News, Al Sharpton uttered—get this!—that “the American public overwhelmingly voted for socialism when they... More »

Geraldo's OK if You Kill a Child Molester

Not that, on Fox News gabfest, he was encouraging you to

(Newser) - Geraldo Rivera wouldn’t mind if someone happened to kill David Earls. Not that he’s telling you to do it, or anything, Gawker notes. On Fox News last night, Rivera and Bill O’Reilly were grousing about the convicted child rapist who got just a 1-year sentence. O’Reilly,... More »

The Best Celeb Name Changes

Ones that don't roll off the tongue often get a makeover

(Newser) - What’s in a name? Apparently everything worth changing, reports Radar. Inspired by the list-heavy Cityfile, a wiki-style Facebook of sorts for notable New Yorkers (wondering which celebs are Bentley owners?), Radar created its own gossipy inventory: famous folks with changed names:
  • Natalie Portman, actor: Natalie Hershlag
  • Moby, musician: Richard
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'Black Geniuses' Remark is OK

Geraldo's comment on Fox is 'refreshing,' scribe writes in Post

(Newser) - The presidential race is so odd that Geraldo Rivera has pondered "black geniuses" on Fox—which was “absurd in a way that’s new and refreshing," Eugene Robinson writes in the Washington Post. Rivera was talking about Barack Obama and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick last week on... More »

Gurus Rack Up Ratings With Love and Hate

Who is America's most-watched pundit? Not the politico that most might think

(Newser) - Pundits—political and cultural commentators with big opinions—are today's media darlings and Nielsen lightning rods.  Forbes picks the loudest, most volatile and incendiary, i.e.: the ones we love to watch:
  1. Roger Ebert
  2. Bill Maher
  3. Bill O'Reilly
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O'Reilly: Time To Listen Up On Illegals

Research shows immigrants (legal or illegal) less likely to commit crimes

(Newser) - Last week's smackdown between Fox foes Bill O’Reilly and Geraldo Rivera entertained millions of YouTube addicts but shed little light on the issue that was the subject of their screaming fight:  Do illegal immigrants increase crime? In fact, Harvard sociologist Robert J. Sampson tells Salon, immigrants both legal... More »

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