Think Tom Cruise was the first star to flip out on national TV? Dont be crazy!1) Tom Cruise loses control.Declaring his love for Katie Holmes, Cruise jumped on Oprahs couch. He pumped his fists and squatted like a scary version of The Thinker. He made weird faces. In short, he acted nuts. Then he went on Today and loonily challenged Matt Lauers knowledge of psychiatric history. Of course, Cruises 2005 publicity-grabbing antics didnt hurt the box office for War of the Worlds (or for Holmes Batman Begins), so whos crazy now?2) Michael Jackson dangles a baby.Jacko had pulled plenty of wacko stunts before, but this one seemed dangerous: holding his son (nicknamed Blanket) over the railing of a Berlin hotel balcony in 2002. I got caught up in the excitement of the moment, Jackson explained. Perhaps most shockingly, no charges were filed.3) Farrah Fawcett spaces out.The Charlies Angels goddess denied allegations that ...
Sports and politics often converge. President Bush once owned the Texas Rangers. Former vice-presidential candidate Jack Kemp is also a former NFL quarterback. Conservative columnist George Will is a chronicler of baseball history. So it should come as no surprise that Keith Olbermann — host of the news program Countdown with Keith Olbermann and onetime ESPN SportsCenter anchor — has been tapped to moderate tonight's AFL-CIO Democratic Presidential Forum on MSNBC (starting at 7 pm/ET). TVGuide.com spoke with the dry-witted journalist about the event.
TVGuide.com: What was your first reaction when they asked you to take the reins of this thing?Keith Olbermann: "Yes, I'll do it," was my first reaction. It's
What liberal media? Conservative pundit Tucker Carlson now headlines two shows — and Fox News Channel doesn't air either of them. The cohost of CNN's Crossfire is crossing over to PBS with a new talk show, Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered (debuting tonight; check local listings). TV Guide Online turned the tables on Carlson, grilling him about Britney Spears, his bow-tie habit and potential chat-show rivals Rev. Al Sharpton and Howard Dean.
TV Guide Online: So what kinds of guests should we look forward to seeing on Unfiltered?Tucker Carlson: Only the most interesting. Anybody who has a talk show gets frustrated by the endless chase after name guests — some of whom are good, most of whom are not. Typically in Washington, the mindset is get the guy with the best title. I want to get the guy with the best information and the ability to convey it. Someone who doesn't use euphemisms and government-speak and doesn't bu