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The Hill’s ’50 Most Beautiful’ Nominations Open Today

Hey Washingtonians, it’s that time of year: The Hill’s “50 Most Beautiful” list is once again upon us. Nominations for the 12th annual list open Wednesday and anyone is fair game. All you need is one nomination to be considered. Been...Show More Summary

'The Late Late Show with James Corden' got off to a solid, star-studded start

British actor and comedian James Corden took over hosting duty for Craig Ferugson on "The Late Late Show" on CBS Monday night.  Corden, who is a big star in England, is not yet a household name in America. However, after just one night,...Show More Summary

Authorities in Crimea should allow Ukrainian outlets to broadcast freely

New York, March 24, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Crimea to allow television and radio outlets based in Ukraine to broadcast in the region, following a statement made by Sergey Aksyonov, the Russia-appointed prime minister in Crimea, indicating that Ukrainian broadcasters that have been taken off...

A view of what “our possible media futures” might look like, out of The New York Times’ R&D Lab

Last night’s news about news orgs publishing directly to Facebook wasn’t a surprise, exactly — we’ve known this was in the works for months — but it’s been a good excuse to think about the permeable boundaries of modern digital media. Yes, you have a website, but it’s less a freestanding entity than a hub...

Taylor Swift slams Princeton Review SAT practice test for questioning the grammar in her lyrics

Do not insult Taylor Swift's grammar. The Princeton Review recently tried to use the singer's lyrics as an example of bad grammar — except they misquoted the lyric in question. In a section titled "Grammar In Real Life," the practice test states that "Pop lyrics are a great source of bad grammar. Show More Summary

Today in Media History: ABC’s ‘Nightline’ began 35 years ago

Although its start can be traced back to an earlier program about the Iran hostage crisis, ABC’s “Nightline” officially began 35 years ago today. Frank Reynolds anchored the ABC News program, The Iran Crisis: America Held Hostage, which was launched on November 8, 1979, four days after the U.S. Show More Summary

Shady and Corrupt? The Real Story Behind Sarah Palin's Deceitful Response to Hillary Clinton's Emails

Now that Hillary Clinton's initial press conference on her email troubles is a week behind us -- and, trust me, this matter is going to malinger through several more weeks and months of news cycles -- it's time to take a closer lookShow More Summary

The 4 most insane stunts from 'Mission: Impossible' trailers

On Sunday, we got the first teaser trailer from the latest film in Tom Cruise’s “M:I” franchise, “Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.”  Filled with the usual jump cutting of action-packed moments while reintroducing us to Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his team, the trailer concludes with a shot of Cruise hanging outside a large plane taking off. Show More Summary

How Margot Robbie went from Aussie soap-opera star to blockbuster bombshell

Margot Robbie left jaws on the floor after her breakout performance in "Wolf of Wall Street." You know the scene. Pink dress. Long legs. Seductive purr. Leonardo DiCaprio hits the floor at the sight of her. Since then, the Aussie actress has captured roles in major blockbusters, set to release over the next two years. Show More Summary

Faith Salie: Using ‘whom’ is like putting lipstick on your sentence

Some lines from Faith Salie‘s “grammar rant” on today’s “CBS Sunday Morning”: “Whom is an endangered species. …I admit: I feel funny when I use the word whom as I’m talking to my diapered children, but I persist. …Once you give up on whom, what’s next? Are you going to leave the ly’s off your … Read More

Domestic Murder and Murder-Suicide: It's Not About the Relationship

The headline from WIVBTV News in Buffalo read, "Troubled Relationship Ends Tragically". Meanwhile, there was this headline in the Savannah Morning News, "Troubled Port Wentworth Marriage Ends in Murder". These are two examples of how...Show More Summary

Billy Van Zandt Really Loves Lucy

During a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Sean Penn told a fabulous Taps-era anecdote. Having worked on the 1981 film in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania with Tom Cruise, he and another co-star, Billy Van Zandt, welcome Cruise at the airport in LA when the actor followed with a trip out west. Show More Summary

CNN’s spoof of ‘Too Many Cooks’ took a few weeks and a ‘demon sheep’

On Thursday, CNN Politics shared a video spoof of Adult Swim’s “Too Many Cooks,” swapping sitcom characters for 2016 presidential hopefuls. CNN shared the video on Facebook on Thursday night with a pretty accurate description: “This CNN Politics video gets weird fast. Show More Summary

Director of the new Steve Jobs documentary calls Apple 'a brutal, ruthless company'

Filmmaker Alex Gibney's upcoming Steve Jobs documentary is reportedly "a blistering takedown" that is "deeply unflattering" of the late Apple CEO. So it's no surprise that Apple wanted no part of it. "They didn’t give us any help whatsoever," Gibney told Variety of Apple's lack of involvement with the film. Show More Summary

Martin O’Malley Rocks Out at Concert, Fundraiser

If you didn’t know already, former governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD) is a bit of an axeman. Last evening at a campaign fundraiser/concert in Washington, he was once again spotted rocking out on his guitar. Although the event was not open...Show More Summary

The 6 most random things Will Ferrell has done to promote his new movie 'Get Hard'

For the 2008 basketball comedy “Semi-Pro,” he posed in character with Heidi Klum in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue as the film’s afro-rocking star, "Jackie Moon." At Comic-Con to promote the animated feature “Megamind” in 2010, in which he voiced the title character, Ferrell showed up dressed as the big-headed blue character. Show More Summary

CNN Digital Turns ‘Too Many Cooks’ Into a Look at ’16 Presidential Candidates

The viral video \"Too Many Cooks\" has been viewed by over 7 million people, so it was inevitable that others would try to replicate the success of Adult Swim’s internet sensation. Little did we know that the digital team behind CNNShow More Summary

Greta’s Look at the Cost of Human Trafficking

With the news this week that an anti-human trafficking bill stalled in the Senate, Fox is re-airing Greta Van Susteren‘s special on the issue. The report, which took Van Susteren to Southeast Asia in January and includes interviews with Cindy McCain, Sen. Bob Corker, and Rev. Franklin Graham will air on Fox Business Network Saturday night at 10pmET.

Remembering Danny Schechter

One of my proudest moments as a journalist took place in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in the spring of 2009, when Danny Schechter and I both spoke out on behalf of Yevgeniya Plakhina, a young reporter who was fighting for freedom of speech on the Internet. Danny and I were in Almaty, Kazakhstan, to speak at the […]

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