Al Gore and cofounder Joel Hyatt have sold the politically minded Current TV to the Arab TV network Al Jazeera, which is thrilled to have a stronger foothold in the American market. But Time Warner--which showed Current in both NYC and L.A.--has terminated its agreement with them now that they've ... More >>
You probably didn't win the $640 million Mega Millions jackpot -- the chance of winning was 1 in 176 million -- but the money will be divided up by at least three people. Lottery officials said winning tickets were sold in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland. In New York, 17 people will get a second-prize ... More >>
On last night's Countdown With Keith Olbermann on Current TV, I discussed the weird gaffe whereby Mitt Romney's advisor compared to the whole campaigning process to an Etch-a-Sketch. In other words, you can shake the whole thing up, clean the slate, and come up with all new views to be elected!
Vanity Fair has posted a hilarious mock calendar of various Repuglicans in various states of undress. (At least I think they're fake photos. The Repugs' real nudie spreads are no doubt buried somewhere deep inside their cell phones.)
Eddie Murphy has followed his homophobic pal Brett Ratner out the gay door, and now the Oscars are starting from square zero again, much like the Democrats did when John Edwards was revealed to have fathered a love child. So who should swoop in and save the show's ass? Naturally, I'm going ... More >>
On last night's Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Keith and I chewed over the weird way TV and movie cameras have been diving onto Occupy Wall Street, from the Real World casting notice looking for activists to the alleged Dark Knight Rises flirtation with marching extras.
Media reporter and movie star David Carr takes on a giant ego in a feature from this weekend's New York Times Magazine, posted online today, about Current TV host Keith Olbermann. After Olbermann's unceremonious exit from MSNBC, the loudmouth anchor spent most of year the silent except for on ... More >>
The script for Aaron Sorkin's new HBO pilot, as of yet untitled, has been obtained by Flash, the gossip desk at News Corp.'s iPad newspaper The Daily, corroborating rumors that Keith Olbermann's ego will indeed be growing soon. Sorkin, who allegedly spent time studying both Olbermann and Chri ... More >>
As Keith Olbermann prepares to move to Current TV, let's reminisce about the naughty things I used to say to him on air--utterances that would make him simultaneously blush and egg me on. Here are the cutest/bawdiest:
Last we heard from Keith Olbermann, he was leaving his MSNBC show Countdown, in something of a hush-hush move that probably had something to do with Comcast pushing him out. He was contractually barred from talking about it. Today, Olbermann is expected to announce that he is joining Current ... More >>
Fiery Keith Olbermann is no longer at MSNBC, as you know, prompting a hailstorm of speculation about what he might end up doing, when he's contractually allowed to relocate. One report said he might consult and/or appear on an Aaron Sorkin show for HBO about cable news, which is interesting, ... More >>
Keith Olbermann's departure from MSNBC is being euphemistically called a "negotiated separation," but this for the same man who was called "a jerk and difficult and brutal" by his boss. The New York Times has more details in this morning's paper, the most concrete being the fact that Olberman ... More >>
Keith Olbermann, recently departed host of MSNBC's Countdown, is coming back to the 8 p.m. slot just three days after he signed off. Despite talk in this morning's New York Times of a gag order, in which Olbermann can not speak about his departure, he has promised a dispatch tonight on his ne ... More >>
Keith Olbermann, the host of MSNBC's "Countdown" since 2003, resigned from the program suddenly last night. Olbermann announced on the air that he would be leaving the show immediately, his time slot to be filled by Lawrence O'Donnell. What happened?
Decades ago, when I was new to the pages of the Voice and when my work actually appeared on pages, I was visited at the office by state investigators. They had in their hands a campaign filing by Al Vann, then a young and ballsy assemblyman from the heart of Bed Stuy. I was astoni ... More >>
Have you ever received a piece of mail with a tracking number and you know it's there but everyone keeps passing the buck off to someone else until someone finally says "Oh, it'll show up in a day or two!"? That just happened to me for the second time. I am going to Fucking. Kill. Someone. Pr ... More >>
Keith Olbermann was only suspended because he refused to apologize on-camera for making political donations without first seeking approval, according to Politico, specifically Mike Allen's anonymous network sources. MSNBC was prepared to let Olbermann keep hosting Countdown if he addressed th ... More >>
In the interest of not moving our media microscope, here is Keith Olbermann breaking his silence, via Twitter, on being suspended by MSNBC.
Keith Olbermann is in the hot seat this weekend with Deborah Solomon in the New York Times Magazine. Okay, so he did the interview before the mess yesterday, in which Olbermann was suspended indefinitely from MSNBC for donating to three politicians without declaring so, but it's still funny t ... More >>
Rachel Maddow dedicated her final segment on Friday night's show to the Keith Olbermann flap, in which the Countdown host was suspended for making political donations, and said she understands the punishment Olbermann received. "I understand what it means to break this rule," Maddow said. "I believ ... More >>
Following revelations that he made political contributions in what's apparently a direct violation of MSNBC's Code of Ethics, Keith Olbermann has been indefinitely suspended from MSNBC. If there's any other way to react to a media bombshell like this other than "Wow," we'd sure like to know.
Whoops! Looks like the guy they tried to replace the now-suspended Keith Olbermann with tonight isn't going to be clocking in at MSNBC tonight because we noticed he -- like Olbermann -- doesn't meet MSNBC's supposed "standards" (that John Cook at Gawker just found out might not be getting any ... More >>
The New York Observer's man-tastic new look! Big ups to Bill O'Reilly. Breitbart wants us all to die, or something. Hugo-a-go-go at the Times Magazine. Pissy paywall battles, angry clowns, the Lloyd Grove Orgy, and more! Press Clips, Day 17, Lunch Edition, right here.
Olbs at the ballgameMSNBC blowhard Keith Olbermann appears not once, but twice in this weekend's New York Times Book Review, most notably assessing Jane Leavy's The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood, but most interestingly in a small article about his Yankees fandom. ... More >>
A look back at the best of radio
Was last night a particularly strange episode of Countdown, or is Keith Olbermann always like this? While often difficult to watch the screamy liberal pundit get unilaterally screamy and stunningly hypocritical, Keith Olbermann is often correct about certain things and often has very smart pe ... More >>
On last night's Countdown With Keith Olbermann, I discussed Lady Gaga's shit faced, I mean poker faced, antics at baseball clubhouses lately.
Did Elton John sell us to the Nazis by singing at Rush Limbaugh's wedding the other night?
Last night's Countdown With Keith Olbermann was the scene of much amusing yet pointed banter between Keith and myself about the absurd behavior of Baptist minister Charles Rekers, who got paid to testify against gay adoption, but who basically adopted his own male hustler for a squalid jaunt ... More >>
Did the wife really shatter the car window to free her husband or was she more likely aiming for his head? If he really is the victim of spousal abuse, will people finally take seriously the fact that some men can be Rihanna-like? (Though in her case, it was the abuser who cheated.)
How far will I go to get attention? Think of the farthest thing you can think of--say, Magic Johnson's penis--and quadruple it a few times. To wit: Last night, I went on Countdown With Keith Olbermann, with guest host Lawrence O'Donnell, to recreate bits of speeches Sarah Palin was going to recit ... More >>
...and balloon girl Carrie Prejean, ba dum pum! Yes, in a riveting, panoramic segment on MSNBC's Countdown With Keith Olbermann last night, we talked about that zany little balloon boy and why his dad once commissioned TV theme songs that sound like the Beverly Hillbillies tune on extra mooonshin ... More >>
Sarah Palin's worst nightmare, Levi Johnston, is posing for Playgirl magazine, which is perfect for him--it's online and it's basically a bunch of pictures.
It's lovely to go on TV and rag on someone besides Carrie Prejean for a change. So last night, I appeared on Countdown With Keith Olbermann to discuss the wacky hype behind Sarah Palin's lucrative public appearances--the ones she stepped down from her silly little gubernatorial post to cash in on ... More >>
Anti-gay-marriage Miss California Carrie Prejean is suing her former pageant employers for discrimination and other high crimes and misdemeanors. Among the parties named in her filing are Keith Olbermann and Michael Musto, because they were mean to her on TV, so naturally Olbermann had Musto on th ... More >>
You have to believe me! The dethroned Miss California who only favors "opposite marriage" is suing the pageant people for dumping her and exposing her to all kinds of mockery--including my "vicious attack" of one-liners on Countdown With Keith Olbermann! The lawsuit names my ass!
Last night, I went on Countdown With Keith Olbermann to discuss Carrie Prejean's dethroning, but don't believe the headline someone put on YouTube ("Musto Lament's Carrie Prejean's Firing.."). The truth is, while I DID point out Donald Trump's hypocrisies in suddenly turning against Carrie, I said ... More >>
Steiner Sports is getting right on that Yankee Stadium detritus auction, announcing today it is immediately commencing an auction of such "timeless Americana" as "1 ft. x 1 ft. pieces of live sod from Yankee Stadium" for $120 and "Final Season Crystals with Genuine Dirt from the original Yankee S ... More >>
Right-wingers--the same ones who are freaking because their antiquated views have lost power--don't like me! And I am thrilled! Laura Ingraham hosted The O'Reilly Factor on Friday and critiqued me for my satirical putdowns of Carrie Prejean on Countdown With Keith Olbermann the night before. She d ... More >>
Last night on Countdown With Keith Olbermann, I got to toss off some of my breast, I mean best jokes about Miss California Carrie Prejean's knocker implants, while also getting off my chest my feelings about her relentless crusade in favor of "opposite" marriage. Watch it and laugh your tits off!
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Last night, I was on MSNBC's Countdown With Keith Olbermann and talked with substitute host David Shuster about that Miss USA contestant's remarks about gay marriage and Rudy Giuliani's too, linking them both in ignominy. Ab ... More >>
Forbes notices that these creatures called liberals may have some influence in this Age of Obama, and dispatches Wall Street Journal conservative Tunku Varadarajan and others to compile a list of "The 25 Most Influential Liberals In The U.S. Media." These include Kevin Drum (without the hated name o ... More >>
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