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Nancy O'Dell Addresses Trump Tape

'There is no room for objectification of women'

(Newser) - Nancy O'Dell, one of the women Donald Trump discusses in crude terms in a 2005 "hot mic" moment , says she didn't want to be thrown "into the middle of the political arena"—but she will address the issue now that she's there. "There... More »

Trump Caught Making Lewd Comments in 2005 Tape

He calls it 'locker room banter,' apologizes if anyone was offended

(Newser) - Donald Trump is issuing a rare apology after a video caught him making lewd, sexually charged comments about women in 2005, the AP reports. But he also downplayed the comments as "locker room banter." He issued the statement after the Washington Post revealed video of Trump caught on... More »

Brittany Murphy's Hubby 'Destroyed'

Simon Monjack talks about his wife's last day

(Newser) - 'My world was destroyed yesterday," Simon Monjack tells Access Hollywood of wife Brittany Murphy's Sunday death. Monjack told Access Hollywood that Sunday seemed like "a regular day." "[Her mother] went into the bathroom because she had been in there a long time," he recalled. "... More »

Peekaboo With Kids Is Classic Political Game

Puff piece with young daughters just another episode of political peekaboo

(Newser) - The press tries to treat politicians’ offspring, particularly younger ones, with kid gloves, writes David Carr of the New York Times—so it’s no wonder there was a furor when Barack Obama let Access Hollywood interview his 10- and 7-year-old daughters. Many reporters were irked by the beyond-puff piece,... More »

Obama, Stop Acting Like a Child

Putting kids on TV was a blunder, but so was whining about it: Dowd

(Newser) - Caught up in a Fourth of July celebration, Barack Obama agreed to let his daughters be interviewed on "Access Hollywood," a turnaround from his position on his family's privacy and a big slip-up, writes Maureen Dowd in the New York Times. But Obama compounded the error by expressing... More »

Obama Family Goes Hollywood

'Access Hollywood' interviews include Malia, Sasha for first time

(Newser) - Barack Obama took the unusual step of sitting down with Access Hollywood, but the interview took a decidedly precocious tone when daughters Malia and Sasha joined in, dishing on mommy and daddy holding hands and potential White House bedroom decor. The first interview of the Obamas is airing over four... More »

Actors' Family Feud Creates More Hollywood Labor Unrest

Larger SAG, with contract set to expire, aims to torpedo smaller union's deal

(Newser) - In the escalation of a long-simmering turf war, the largest Hollywood actors union is attempting to scuttle a deal reached by its smaller rival with studios, the Los Angeles Times reports. Though the Screen Actors Guild isn't planning to strike when its contract expires tonight, it's urging members who also... More »

Daytime TV as Campaign Stop

'Low-info' voters, soft-pedaling hosts want personal details

(Newser) - You know where they stand on gas prices, but what about pantsuits and family pets? Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Barack Obama are making the rounds of daytime talk shows and celebrity gossipfests, courting "low-info" voters—those mostly white, working class, and undecided folks who haven't been paying much... More »

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