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Pregnant CNN Anchor Faints On the Air

Poppy Harlow says she's going to be OK, as is her unborn baby

(Newser) - "Mondays, amirite?" That's how Timothy Burke describes Poppy Harlow's morning in his Deadspin post about the CNN anchor's scare on the air. Harlow was in the middle of a live CNN Newsroom broadcast on anti-ISIS efforts Monday when she suddenly started slurring her words while explaining... More »

Bank Robbery Suspect Interrupts Live TV Report

'I gotta go here and call 911'

(Newser) - If a reporter is going to cut his segment short, "I need to call 911" is probably a good reason. On Tuesday, Adam Sallet of KIMT was reporting live outside a Rochester, Minn., bank that had been robbed a day earlier when a bank employee came running out of... More »

Move Over, Sound of Music: Peter Pan Next to Go Live

NBC's next live musical to air in December

(Newser) - NBC's live version of The Sound of Music may not have garnered very good reviews , but you can't argue with nearly 19 million viewers. As expected , the network will do another live musical in December, and it announced yesterday that musical will be Peter Pan. "Get ready... More »

Timberlake Rocks Star-Studded SNL

JT becomes one of the Five Timers' Club

(Newser) - It was Justin Timberlake's fifth time hosting Saturday Night Live last night, and the singer brought his Suit & Tie to knock it out of a star-studded park, notes the Hollywood Reporter , which calls the episode "the biggest of 2013." In his opening monologue, he was joined... More »

SNL Has Limbaugh's New Sponsors

Mosquito breeders, dolphin bits, Syria tourism, suggests the show

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh may be bleeding sponsors —one count now has the number fleeing his show up to 98 —because of his "slut" comment, but Saturday Night Live had some suggestions last night about who might fill the advertising void. A few of the highlights, as per Mediaite... More »

SNL Lambastes 'Linsanity'

Maya Rudolph guest hosts; celebrity cameos abound

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live pulled out all the stops—and all the bad sports cliches/Asian puns—in mocking the "Linsanity" that's swept New York over Taiwanese-American Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin. "Commentators—two black and two white—use Asian stereotypes when discussing Lin, each more offensive than the last,... More »

SNL Spoofs Eastwood, 'Halftime in America'

Zooey Deschanel hosts 'Saturday Night Live'

(Newser) - Zooey Deschanel hosted Saturday Night Live last night, but the show was really more memorable for a couple of cameos, reports the Hollywood Reporter . The Artist star Jean Dujardin stopped by to give a leg up to a French dance number featuring Deschanel, and Nicolas Cage dropped in on Weekend ... More »

SNL Sends Newt to the Moon

Kristen Wiig hams it up as Callista, Lana Del Rey; Bon Iver turns in solid showing

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich got his hat handed to him in Nevada last night, and Saturday Night Live heaped insult on injury. The show ribbed Gingrich's "moon shot" with a sketch envisioning him as "moon president" in the not-so-distant time of 2014, notes Mediaite . Highlights include a student-janitor telling... More »

Daniel Radcliffe Magic in SNL Debut

But actor can't dodge Harry Potter entirely

(Newser) - Daniel Radcliffe made his Saturday Night Live debut last night, bringing "an impressive American accent" and a "strong presence," reports the Hollywood Reporter. The host zinged Casey Anthony, appearing as her new dog in an interview with Seth Meyers, and ripped his shirt off as a lovesick... More »

GMA Airs Nicki Minaj Nipple Slip

Parents' group says ABC should have used 5-second delay

(Newser) - A parents’ TV group is livid after rapper Nicki Minaj’s breast was accidentally exposed today during a live Good Morning America performance. “For the umpteenth time in recent memory a morning news show has included inappropriate content for children and families,” a rep for the Parents Television... More »

SNL Zings O'Donnell in Opener

Amy Poehler debuts as host

(Newser) - Politics took center stage on Saturday Night Live's new season last night, with Christine O'Donnell taking some hits and David Paterson dropping by to dole some out. In Christine O'Donnell Cold Open, the candidate assures GOP execs that she now masturbates constantly (in fact excusing herself to do so), once... More »

CNN Dumps Kathy Griffin

Griffin's New Year's Eve F-bomb faux pas won't get her invited back

(Newser) - After dropping the F-bomb, asking for a “bump” of cocaine, and theorizing on Anderson Cooper’s masturbation habits on New Year’s Eve, Kathy Griffin has finally gotten herself banned from CNN...or has she? “She was a total embarrassment,” a CNN insider tells PopEater . “Even... More »

Kathy Griffin Drops F-Bomb on CNN

Does it even matter anymore? wonders Rachel Sklar

(Newser) - Just wouldn't be New Year's Eve without Kathy Griffin hanging out with Anderson Cooper and saying something on live TV that makes him and the censors squirm. This year, she pretends to fumble over the name of Balloon Boy Falcon Heene. "Fal — Fuckin? Falcon? How do you say... More »

Decade's Best Live TV Moments

From Barack Obama's victory speech to the tumbling of Saddam's statue

(Newser) - Paste looks back on the decade’s 25 best—not necessarily most important—moments on live TV. The top 10:
  1. Barack Obama: His victory speech captured the moment when one part of Martin Luther King’s dream came true.
  2. Miracle on the Hudson: Pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger became
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'Drunk' Ewoks Storm Today Show, Blogosphere

Halloween segment turns into fun-size free-for-all

(Newser) - The weekend's hottest viral video is a Today show segment that began with Halloween decorating tips and ended with a pair of Ewoks running wild. The Star Wars-themed show saw the Return of the Jedi supporting players earn a leading role by fighting, moonwalking, swilling a Boo-tini, and humping Al... More »

SNL's F-Bomb Coulda Been Staged

The circumstances leading to Jenny Slate's viral video moment are awfully suspicious

(Newser) - With the Jenny-Slate-says-fucking-on-live-TV clip going viral and making Saturday Night Live nearly relevant again, E! has to wonder—was it staged? It unrolls its best guess at what happened:
  • Sarah Palin bows out of politics, which means no more Tina Fey on SNL.
  • Lorne Michaels realizes he'll have to wait
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SNL's Slate Keeps Her Fricking Job

NBC won't can rookie over nervous slip-up

(Newser) - SNL won't drop newbie Jenny Slate over the F-bomb she dropped on her live debut Saturday. NBC tells the Orlando Sentinel's Hal Boedeker that the frickin’ slipup, which viewers were supposed to hear between the lines, is not cause for dismissal. Perhaps Slate can even incorporate the scandal in the... More »

Andrews Back on Sidelines for ESPN

(Newser) - Reporter Erin Andrews put the summer’s naked-video scandal behind her tonight, returning to the sidelines for ESPN’s first college football telecast of the season. David Whitley was observing her every move during the South Carolina-North Carolina State tilt for AOL’s Fanhouse blog, and notes, “She appears... More »

Most Repulsive Reality TV Shows

(Newser) - Reality shows throw anyone who signs a waiver onto TV. Some have higher aspirations, but most rest solidly in "How low can they go?" territory. Annie Barrett of Entertainment Weekly looks at 35 of the most appalling reality TV shows.
  • Jail:  A new low from the guys
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Viral Marketing Stunt Puts TV Actor on ... TV

(Newser) - A mysterious bald audience member turning up on various live Fox broadcasts is a viral marketing plant—as well as an actor on the show he’s subtly promoting. Michael Cerveris, in character as “The Observer” from the sci-fi drama Fringe, has so far been spotted, well, observing football,... More »

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