Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney threw his hat into the ring for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reports.
As part of his formal announcement at Bittersweet Farm in Stratham, N.H., Romney set himself up as the solution to America's economic woes and took a few jabs at President Obama in the process.
Piers Morgan has a growing list of people he doesn't want on his new show.
The host of CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, which debuted Monday, calls his fellow America's Got Talent judge Howie Mandel irritating, and tells Entertainment Weekly that "he has a chance to redeem himself on Season 6" of the reality competition show. "I don't hold out any hope," he adds.
Piers Morgan knows he has his work cut out for him on ratings-challenged CNN. So as the British host, best known in the U.S. as a judge on America's Got Talent, prepares to take Larry King's timeslot, he's lining up marquee names for his first week of guests after kicking things off with Oprah Winfrey.
Piers Morgan on the banning of Madonna, butt-kicking of CNN
After the daytime talk queen appears on the first Piers Morgan Tonight (debuting Monday, Jan. 17 at 9/8c on CNN), those appearing on Week 1 will be ...
Sky Blu, Mitt Romney
Days after reports that Mitt Romney was physically threatened by another passenger on a flight from Vancouver, LMFAO rapper Sky Blu has come forward to say he was the other man involved — and that in fact the former Republican presidential candidate "assaulted"...
24 states, 1 nationIts gonna be mayhem out at the voting booths today! Thats right; Super Tuesday is upon us and its time for the gloves to come off. But imagine if the election was decided with some healthy gladiator-style competition
perhaps some jousting? Let this hard-core mash-up featuring the frontrunners (alongside the Hulkster) be our unique way of reminding you not to forget to vote today! Watch it now! | More online videosYour take: If push came to shove, which candidate looks like they would be the fiercest Gladiator of them all?
Hillary Clinton courtesy CBS
Who knew that the 2008 race for the White House would become a hot network prime-time show? NBC is likely to join CBS and ABC in expanding the number of hours they devote to covering Super Tuesday on Feb. 5, the day when 24 states will have primaries or caucuses to help choose a party ominee. "Everyone has been surprised at the public's level of interest," one network news exec tells The Biz. "But if there wasn't a writers' strike, would we be having this conversation?"Maybe not. It probably wasn't a tough choice for CBS to pull a repeat episode of The Unit to give Katie Couric an extra hour to cover what will be a fairly complex story, as the distribution of delegates based on the voting results can vary by state.But if the 2008 race continues to be a battle royale between Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side, and Sen. John McCain is still fighting it out with Mitt Romney in the GOP race, the broadcast networks may find themselves closer to reversing an...
Mitt Romney by Jim Rogash/WireImage.com
Democratic senator Barack Obama may have a certain someone stumping for him, but Republican hopeful Mitt Romney is out in front of all presidential contenders as far as the number of TV spots he has ponied up. According to Nielsen, Romney through Nov. 11 had placed 16,876 spots to Obama's 10,217, with Hillary Clinton coming in a distant third with 7,823.Overall, the Dems are by a wide margin outpimping the GOP, with the next Republican hopeful, Law & Order alum Fred Thompson, placing seventh overall, with 1,068 spots.
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton by Jemal Countess/WireImage.com
Apparently our presidential candidates have enough free time to be watching TV!? In any case, here's a list of our candidates' favorite shows.1) Hillary ClintonFavorite TV shows: HGTV makeover shows, Grey's Anatomy, Antiques Roadshow, American Idol and Dancing with the Stars Favorite TV show of all time: The Ed Sullivan Show2) John EdwardsFavorite TV shows: Boston Legal, SportsCenterGuilty pleasure: "Fred Thompson on Law & Order"Favorite TV show of all time: Perry Mason Favorite TV character of all time: Sam Malone from Cheers Where do you watch TV when you're on the campaign trail? "I mostly watch football and basketball games in hotel rooms in Manchester, New Hampshire, and Des Moines, Iowa."3) Dennis Kucinich Favorite TV shows: The Tonight Show, Late Show, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Saturday Night Live. "When I get a chance to watch TV, it's usually late in the evening.... Those shows have brilliantwriters. It's just great to watch them." And you don't mind being the...
Chris Matthews by Lisa Berg/NBC
Chris Matthews recently celebrated his 10th year as the host of MSNBC's Hardball, and he spent a few decades in politics before that tenure. He's distilled his observations into a new Random House book, Life's a Campaign: What Politics Has Taught Me About Friendship, Rivalry, Reputation and Success. Ah, but can politics teach you how to handle Daily Show host Jon Stewart when he calls your book "sad," as he did when Matthews recently appeared to get a plug? Matthews tells The Biz how he survived what he called "the worst interview I've ever had in my life."TVGuide.com: What made you think your experience in politics would make a good advice book?Chris Matthews: It's what I know. You write what you know. I've spent 36 years watching politicians, and I've learned the traits that work with people. The absence of those traits usually suggests the failure of a career. I'm talking about people who get elected time and time again and succeed in American politics: Generally they have a set ...