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Miami TV Host Fired For Accidental Slur

Luisa Fernanda, a television personality on Miami’s popular Spanish-language Cotorreando show, has been fired by the station’s parent company, Telemundo, for inadvertently using a disparaging slang word for gay men. Fernanda, who is Mexican, did not know that in Cuban Spanish the word for grouper, “cherna”, is considered a pejorative term for a gay man. Telemundo fired Fernanda on June ...

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Iran Launches English-Language
Web TV Channel

Iran has launched an English-language 24-hour news channel called Press TV, which with al-Jazeera should satisfy all your anti-American propaganda needs. I’ve watched a couple of hours of the programming late last night and some of it is fascinating stuff, with some apparently English and American-born reporters and commenters joining the male and (headscarfed) female anchors on screen. While much ...

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Barker Wants Rosie For TPIR

Newly retired Bob Barker has switched gears and endorsed Rosie O’Donnell to replace him on The Price Is Right, although he cautions that he isn’t sure that CBS is willing to have a female host for the show. On Friday, the now Rosie-less chat fest The View continued its 10-year losing streak at the Daytime Emmys, with Ellen Degeneres winning ...

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Fired!

Well, I guess the homo rehab and that GLAAD-sponsored PSA didn’t quite do the trick, because ABC has fired Isaiah Washington from Grey’s Anatomy. He will not be returning for the fourth season of the smash hit show. McSteamy and McDreamy are just gonna somehow have to do without McShithead. I’m sure T.R. Knight will issue a polite regret about ...

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Charles Nelson Reilly, 76

Charles Nelson Reilly, the campiest creature ever to challenge Paul Lynde’s chiffon sash as TV’s first mean queen, died yesterday in Los Angeles at 76. Most probably know Reilly from his trademark evil snigger, which he delivered for many years on game shows such as Hollywood Squares and Match Game. However, Reilly’s fame first came many years earlier, in 1961, ...

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The Hottest Fake Cabbie In NYC

I’m actually watching a game show regularly these days. Discovery Channel’s Cash Cab is a neat concept: a NYC cabbie grills his passengers with trivia questions for cash prizes. But the real reason I’m drawn to Cash Cab is the superhunk host Ben Bailey. Sexy voiced Bailey is a 6’6″ shaven-headed comedian who reminds me of Chris Meloni. And that ...

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