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Russia Wants Apology After Bill O'Reilly Disses Putin

Wants 'respectable television network' Fox News to say sorry for 'killer' statement

(Newser) - In a Sunday interview that aired before the Super Bowl, President Trump told Bill O'Reilly he had "no idea" if he would get along with Russian President Vladimir Putin—but Putin apparently has an idea on his own relationship with O'Reilly, and he already wants an apology.... More »

Trump Slams 'Hostile' Media on Hannity

Also calls Madonna 'disgusting,' says he thinks Obama likes him

(Newser) - One night after sitting down for his first one-on-one interview as president with ABC News, Donald Trump granted Sean Hannity the same privilege at the White House Thursday evening, and he offered as many ear-perking nuggets as he had the day before. Still on his radar, per Deadline : the "... More »

Trump Doubles Down in First Interview as President

Discusses border wall, waterboarding, voter fraud with ABC

(Newser) - President Trump doubled down on just about every controversial claim he has made in recent days during an ABC News interview that aired Wednesday night. In the first one-on-one interview he has given as president, Trump spoke to anchor David Muir about inaugural crowds, the border wall, ObamaCare, and waterboarding,... More »

Silence Broken: A Menendez Brother Speaks

'No river of tears has changed that': Lyle Menendez on killing parents with younger brother Erik in 1989

(Newser) - In 1989, two young brothers from Beverly Hills shocked the nation by shooting their parents to death. Now, 27 years later, Lyle and Erik Menendez remain incarcerated in different prisons—each received two consecutive life sentences with no parole—and Lyle, now 48, recently spoke to ABC News for a... More »

Miley Cyrus: I'll Never Walk Red Carpet Again

And she admits she doesn't know how to use Snapchat in 'Elle' interview

(Newser) - Miley Cyrus never wants to be accused of "doing it," by which she means not what you think, but rather being a suck-up or otherwise pretentious person, she tells Amanda FitzSimons during a two-day dish session for Elle magazine. The new judge for The Voice, which starts its... More »

Trump Lawyer on Negative Polls: 'Says Who?'

'Which polls?' he asks in awkward interview

(Newser) - Donald Trump's lawyer has apparently decided that it's his turn to make the gaffes. In an interview with CNN Wednesday, notoriously combative Trump Organization attorney Michael Cohen interrupted host Brianna Keilar when she said that the campaign was "down," Politico reports. "Says who?" he asked.... More »

Son of Osama's Bombmaker Caught in Terrorists' Civil War

'Washington Post' interviews Mohammed al-Masri

(Newser) - Those looking for insight into the fierce rivalry between al-Qaeda and the Islamic State will want to read a Washington Post interview with a 35-year-old named Mohammed al-Masri. He happens to be the son of Abu Khabab al-Masri, a chemist known as Osama bin Laden's bombmaker who was killed... More »

Unabomber Note: 'Ready to Speak' After 20 Years

But the letter-writer has conditions

(Newser) - The Unabomber is apparently ready for a prison interview for the first time in 20 years—as long as a few conditions are met. "I am ready to speak to someone from the media regarding my brother's recent comments and to discuss how they are being used to... More »

Joe Biden and Son Talk Fast Cars and Family

'Popular Mechanics' interview offers glimpse into their tight-knit family

(Newser) - Father's Day is still a few weeks away, but that didn't stop Joe Biden and his son Hunter from waxing about father-son relationships and other family-themed topics for Popular Mechanics . The exclusive interview, titled "Things My Father Taught Me," touched on everything from how they bond... More »

Columbine Killer's Mom Gives First TV Interview

'I felt that I was a good mom': Sue Klebold on son Dylan

(Newser) - It's been 17 years since the Columbine massacre, and on Friday night's 20/20, ABC will air the first TV interview with the mom of killer Dylan Klebold. In her sit-down with Diane Sawyer, Sue Klebold reveals her feelings about the 1999 Colorado school attack in which her son,... More »

Sean Penn: My El Chapo Article 'Failed'

He has one 'terrible regret' in particular about 'Rolling Stone' interview

(Newser) - While Sean Penn might not think his interview for Rolling Stone with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was rife with "stupidities," the actor now concedes he has "a terrible regret" about it—and he thinks the article ultimately "failed," CBS News reports. In a Santa... More »

Tinder CEO Gives Most Cringeworthy Interview Ever

A supermodel is begging him for sex, and, um, what's sodomy?

(Newser) - There's candid, and then there's "painfully candid." Tinder CEO Sean Rad chose the latter route in an interview with the Evening Standard published Wednesday—a day before Tinder holder Match Group went public, reports the Washington Post . The result: The group has basically disowned him. Though... More »

How Terry Gross Gets People to Open Up On Air

'New York Times' profiles America's 'national interviewer'

(Newser) - As NPR's Fresh Air radio host Terry Gross celebrates her 40th anniversary at the helm of the show, former Harper’s Magazine editor and This American Life producer Susan Burton has a sit-down with her for the New York Times . And while Gross shares parts of her life story—... More »

Lena Dunham, Hillary Talk Feminism, Turning Bill Down

Unlikely duo will discuss student debt, women's health, and, yep, feminism

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's desire to connect with millennial women has led her to chat with Refinery29 on sexual assault and now to an interview with "queen of oversharing" Lena Dunham. The Girls star chatted earlier this month with the sometimes "overly scripted" Clinton in Manhattan in an interview... More »

Prison-Escape Helper: 'I Just Got in Over My Head'

Joyce Mitchell says Richard Matt had 'complete control'

(Newser) - Ex-prison seamstress Joyce Mitchell is in an upstate New York jail awaiting sentencing for her role in helping inmates David Sweat and Richard Matt escape the Clinton Correctional Facility in June, but she took the time to talk to Matt Lauer recently to explain where her head was at during... More »

Woody: I Thought Soon-Yi Would Just Be a Fling

Usually reticent director dishes on wife, insecurities, 'sensible' life in NPR interview

(Newser) - It's weird to be fascinated listening to someone describe a totally boring life. But when that someone is the reclusive Woody Allen, it's easy to get sucked in by details that are usually hard to come by. In an interview with NPR , the 79-year-old director elaborates on his... More »

Rand Paul 'Walks Out' on Interview

GOP presidential contender disagrees and leaves

(Newser) - Rand Paul cut a media interview short yesterday and walked off when pressed over a specific issue—but it's not clear whether Paul was miffed or just out of time. Interviewing him over the app Periscope, Guardian reporter Paul Lewis asked whether the GOP presidential contender's passion for... More »

Snowden, John Oliver Explain NSA Spying in Terms of Dirty Pics

HBO host traveled to Russia to meet with whistleblower

(Newser) - Not long ago, Edward Snowden's NSA leaks were the focus of vast media attention. But two years later, "it seems like we've kind of forgotten to have a debate over the content of what Snowden leaked," John Oliver tells his HBO audience, showing them a series... More »

Obama: Pot Shouldn't Be Young People's Top Priority

VICE co-founder Shane Smith interviews president on marijuana, foreign policy

(Newser) - President Barack Obama sat down with VICE co-founder Shane Smith, and the two jawed about issues of the day based on questions sent in after a VICE online query—Smith says "the Internet blew up" after VICE posted its request. Highlights from the interview (which Politico notes was posted... More »

Amy Adams: 'I Still Don't Understand' Nixed Interview

Didn't want to talk Sony hack on 'Today,' was prepared to do it anyway

(Newser) - Amy Adams says she "was uncomfortable" discussing the Sony hack in an interview Monday that the Today show unceremoniously canceled at the last minute, but she tells USA Today that while "I said I would rather not add my voice to this conversation," that "it was... More »

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