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REPORT: MSNBC Hires Alec Baldwin

Citing an anonymous source, Mediaite claims tonight that Alec Baldwin will host a weekly show on MSNBC. According to our source, the so far untitled show will air Fridays at 10 p.m. ET and will feature a large dose of Baldwin’s outspoken liberal politics. The gig would make sense, considering Baldwin’s long history with the NBC family. He starred on ...

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TRAILER: Snake Salvation

The Tennessean reports: A pair of serpent-handling Pentecostal preachers who were profiled in The Tennessean last year are getting their own reality television show. “Snake Salvation” is set to debut Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. Central time on the National Geographic Channel. The series will feature Andrew Hamblin of Tabernacle Church of God in LaFollette, Tenn., and Jamie Coots of ...

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Open Thread Thursday

How much television do you watch in an average week?

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How Cable News Covered Russia

Via Media Matters.

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One Million Moms Vs NBC’s Camp

“Dear Joe, NBC’s newest program, ‘Camp,’ could be misleading to parents with this title, but with a TV-14 DLS rating you can be assured this will not be for family viewing. The content in this program (and even in its commercials) is inappropriate for tweens and teens and will send the wrong message to America’s youth. Unacceptable content in the ...

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Time-Warner Cable: We Don’t Want A War

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GOP Warns Networks: Drop Hillary Clinton Documentaries Or We’ll Pull Out Of 2016 Presidential Debates

Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus has sent letters to CNN and NBC, warning that unless plans for documentaries about Hillary Clinton are dropped, the GOP will not allow its 2016 presidential candidates to participate in televised debates. Here an excerpt from the letter Priebus sent to CNN: I find CNN’s actions disturbing and disappointing. Your credibility as a supposedly ...

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BBC America Unveils The New Doctor

Yesterday BBC America revealed the identity of the 12th doctor since Doctor Who launched 50 years ago. And the sonic screwdriver goes to Peter Capaldi. The Scottish actor was named the new star of the British sci-fi franchise Doctor Who on Sunday during a live broadcast on BBC America. He will replace the departing Matt Smith, whose time in the ...

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Time-Warner Cable Vs CBS

All Time-Warner Cable customers got this email yesterday: CBS Corporation, the owner of several TV networks and broadcast TV stations, has made outrageous demands for the right to continue delivering their programming to our customers. As a result, several CBS-owned channels have been removed from your lineup while we continue to negotiate for fair and reasonable terms. We deeply regret ...

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Raven Simone Comes Out

Actress Raven Simone (The Cosby Show, That’s So Raven) has come out. According to a report from Pop2It, it was the Supreme Court’s striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act earlier this summer that prompted the 27-year-old to go public. “I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you,” she tweeted. A rumor about Simone’s sexuality hit ...

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One Million Moms: We Killed Save Me

“Dear Joe, Thank you for not taking the summer off! This summer has been a busy one, but our efforts have paid off. 1MM has been productive and has closely monitored several television programs this season that need to be taken off the air. Many sponsors have pulled their support – too many to list here – and as a ...

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OMM Vs Discovery Channel

“Dear Joe, As the newest show airing on the Discovery Channel, ‘N*ked And Afraid’ has cast members who are completely uncovered and dropped in the jungle with no food, no shelter and no clothes. Discovery should be ashamed to air n*dity and then call it entertainment. In fact, having the cast be n*ked is the basis for fifty percent of ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Mentally Ill Stalker Of Anderson Cooper Arraigned In Manhattan

A mentally ill gay man who has allegedly stalked Anderson Cooper for years was arraigned last night in Manhattan Criminal Court. Since 2008, Alex Hausner — described as a gay, Jewish white supremacist — has allegedly made unwelcome phone calls plus four attempts to see Cooper, last month trying to kick down the red, lacquered door to the posh, four-story ...

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NBC Announces Mini-Series About Hillary

This weekend NBC announced that it has green-lighted a mini-series about Hillary Clinton which will star Diane Lane. NBC announced here on Saturday that it was preparing a four-hour mini-series based on the life of Mrs. Clinton and hoped to broadcast it before any possible formal declaration that she was running. That would avoid the possibility of other candidates demanding ...

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Google Launches Web Streaming Device

Google today began selling Chromecast, a dongle for streaming web videos directly to your television.  Forbes reports: Practically giving away the device (it’s only $35 and comes with $24 worth of Netflix, even for current Netflix customers) could turn out to be a brilliant move for Google if it results in a massive uptake in customers turning to the search ...

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Peter Sarsgaard On Conan

A breathless press release from Conan’s show: “Peter’s famous for showing it all on screen, but he spills the beans on which well-hung stars have the most to show.”  I think these beans have already been spilled, but whatever.

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HRC Head Chad Griffin Calls On NBC To Expose Russia’s Anti-Gay Abuses During Telecasts Of The Sochi Olympics

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Cory Monteith Died Of Heroin Overdose

Glee star Cory Monteith died of a heroin overdose, according to a report issued last night by the British Columbia coroner’s office. “Our belief is that when he took the heroin he was alone,” said Vancouver Police Department spokesman Brian Montague. He added: “There was evidence in the room that was consistent with a drug overdose. We’re not providing exactly ...

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Glee Star Cory Monteith Found Dead

Glee star Cory Montieth was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room yesterday. He was 31. Police said Monteith was with other people Friday night. An examination of hotel video footage showed him returning to his room alone early Saturday morning. Police believe he was alone when he died. No cause of death was given and no foul play is ...

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SF Fox Station Names Crash Pilots As Ho Lee Fuk, Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu Lo

As about a million local Asian-Americans likely watched, the midday anchor for San Francisco’s Fox affiliate today claimed that the crashed Asiana Airlines pilots were named Ho Lee Fuk, Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu Lo, and Bang Ding Ow. Gawker reports that KTVU later apologized, claiming that the those racist names were given to them by the National Transportation Safety Board.  ...

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