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How Will the FCC’s Tom Wheeler Get Past His Image Problem?

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has an image problem. The New Yorker’s article about him on the occasion of his confirmation last year was called “Obama’s Bad Pick.” In the piece, John Cassidy observed that Wheeler seemed bright and independent. Show More Summary

20 Young, Beautiful, And Successful Daughters Of Rockstars

Some of the sweetest rock ballads were inspired by daddy's girls: Billy Joel's "Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)," Bruce Springsteen's "When You Need Me," Phil Collins' "You'll Be In My Heart," and other emotional tracks you'd find on a father-daughter dance compilation album. Show More Summary

Boston Bombing Libel Suit Settles: New York Post's Shoddy Reporting Leaves Legal, Ethical Lessons

Late last month, and with very little fanfare, Salaheddin Barhoum and Yassine Zaimi settled their defamation lawsuit against the operators of the New York Post based upon that tabloid's infamous "BAG MEN" cover photo and related story...Show More Summary

Where Are They Now? David Hartman

As we conclude our “Where Are They Now?” series, we talk with former ‘Good Morning America’ host David Hartman.  It happened again just recently at a bagel shop in Durham, North Carolina. A woman eating breakfast looked up from her table,...Show More Summary

Pixar Director Squashes Fan Theory That Suggests All Of The Movies Take Place In The Same Universe

Earlier this year, Jon Negroni proposed "The Pixar Theory," an elaborate idea that suggests that every Pixar movie exists in the same universe. While there are Easter Eggs that show up from one film to the next (the "Toy Story" pizza truck can be spotted in most movies), the idea is a bit of a stretch. Show More Summary

Bill Dedman tells journalism students that things weren’t better in the old days

Investigative reporter Bill Dedman at ASU’s Cronkite School of Journalism Bill Dedman, who recently left NBCNews.com to join Newsday, told Arizona State University journalism students this week: “First, I’d like to urge you to stop worrying about how things were so much better in the old days. They weren’t better. …Too many reporters were too … Read More

The Friend of My Banker Is My Friend. Are You Kidding Me?

Actually, I am not. Well, at least a qualified not. What has long roiled the waters of Occupy and like movements is the role taken by the TBTF (Too Big To Fail) banks and their supporters. It is well established that Wall Street, not Main Street, is the villain for leading the U.S. Show More Summary

The 5 Worst New TV Shows This Fall

We've given you the best shows of the fall season, now let's take a look at the worst. With 25% of new shows getting cancelled after one season, some of the 24 new TV shows hitting airwaves this fall were doomed from the very start. We've previewed the shows and have read the reviews. Show More Summary

20 Young, Beautiful, And Successful Daughters Of Rockstars

Some of the sweetest rock ballads were inspired by daddy's girls: Billy Joel's "Lullaby (Goodnight My Angel)," Bruce Springsteen's "When You Need Me," Phil Collins' "You'll Be In My Heart," and other emotional tracks you'd find on a father-daughter dance compilation album. Show More Summary

Jeff Goldblum Strips To His Undies In Hilarious 'Infomercial' For GE (GE)

General Electric has become known for its quirky advertising over the years, but the utility company may have just surpassed itself with this hilarious “infomercial” starring Jurassic Park actor Jeff Goldblum. Goldblum strips down to...Show More Summary

The 5 Artiest Simpsons Couch Gags

All hail the dark lord of the twin moons! How quickly we forget what an art school nerd Matt Groening is. Every so often, producers of The Simpsons get one of their stranger pals to offer a unique spin on the characters to open an episode, and invariably, those ideas are as good as or better than the episode itself. Show More Summary

UFC's Dana White Is a Fighter Who Always Wins

Asked what it’s like to run the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the ruling franchise of the mixed martial arts world, Dana White doesn’t mince words. “This job is insanity,” he says. “Every morning when I wake up, bad shit happens.”Show More Summary

US Veterans Send Fox News An Open Letter About 'Boobs On The Ground' Joke

US military veterans from the Truman National Security Project have written an open letter to Fox News complaining that offensive comments about a female United Arab Emirates pilot were "unwarranted " and "fundamentally opposed to what...Show More Summary

NYT's David Brooks, WaPo's Michael Gerson to Speak at Funding Confab for anti-LGBT Hate, Climate Change Denial

In honor of the 2014 incarnation of the event known as The Gathering, I've given an interview with Jay Michaelson, writing for the Daily Beast, on what Michaelson has chosen to call The $1-Billion-a-Year Right-Wing Conspiracy You Haven't...Show More Summary

Drones Approved For Making Movies. How Long Before They’re Approved for TV News?

The network morning shows used as-yet-approved TV news technology to report on the just approved motion picture industry use of drones. On Thursday, the FAA cleared the way for six film companies to use drones for film-making purposes. Jeff Pegues reported the story for “CBS This Morning,” holding a drone outside a Washington, DC movie theater. Show More Summary

Viral Video: Bendgate Hits the iPhone 6

If there’s anything the internet likes more than a shiny new product release from a darling tech company, it’s a shiny new product release from a darling tech company with one small flaw to provide social media snark fodder for days....Show More Summary

Here's What Really Happens In The 'Family Guy' Writing Process — And Why This Season Could Be The Best Yet

"Family Guy" may be one of the most popular shows of our time, but its approach to comedy has also generated a lot of haters. Just look back to 2006, when Comedy Central's "South Park" captured what many in the industry thought about...Show More Summary

Actress Emily Kinney Got Her Big Break As A Singer While In A Prison Surrounded By Zombies In 'The Walking Dead'

One of the biggest mysteries left unanswered on AMC's hit series "The Walking Dead" surrounds Beth Greene, the series' ever-optimistic, soft-spoken teen who has a knack for singing to keep up survivor morale. Season 4 of the apocalyptic zombie thriller left us with a cliffhanger after the character was abruptly kidnapped by an unknown captor. Show More Summary

Disney's First Animated Marvel Movie Is Already Looking Like A Hit

Disney had a massively huge success in last year's billion dollar animated movie, "Frozen." Can they do it again this fall? Come November, Disney will release its first animated movie based on Marvel characters, "Big Hero 6." Until now,...Show More Summary

Five things about covering Ferguson

A new teddy bear memorial is cordoned off, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo., near the spot of where Michael Brown was shot by Ferguson police office Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. The original teddy bear memorial was destroyed by fire earlier Tuesday morning. Show More Summary

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