The morning shows used to compete to have the splashiest street-level studios and big stunts. But now it's about being the next Morning Joe.
Fugitive Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi was killed Thursday when rebels took over his hometown, and cable news networks aired a photo of his bloodied body.
"We have been waiting for this moment for a long time," Mahmoud Jibril, Libya's prime minister, said in the capital Tripoli, confirming the death.
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15. Most Nauseating Puppy Love: Platinum Hit's lovebird hipsters Johnny and Jes get all warm and fuzzy when they learn their challenge is to write about love — you know, that crazy thing that makes people weak in the knees and apparently abuse the English language. "Not surprisingly, a lot of Jes on my mind," Johnny tells the camera. "And I think...
Mark Halperin, a senior political analyst for MSNBC, called President Obama "a d---" on Morning Joe and was indefinitely suspended.
"I want to offer a heartfelt and profound apology to the president, to my MSNBC colleagues, and to the viewers. My remark was unacceptable, and I deeply regret it," Halperin said in a statement.
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough has been suspended for two days without pay after he acknowledged making political donations over the past several years without seeking network approval.
"I recognize that I have a responsibility to honor the guidelines and conditions of my employment, and I regret that I failed to do so in this matter," Scarborough said in a statement. "After learning of this situation, I called [network president] Phil Griffin and agreed with Phil's immediate demand of a two-day suspension without pay."
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Scarborough, who will return to Morning Joe on Wednesday, said he gave a "number of $500 contributions" to family and friends in what he calls "simple acts of friendship." "I gained nothing personally, politically, or professionally from these donations," he said.
His suspension ...
Susie Essman, Jon Hamm, Patti Stanger
Jerry Seinfeld, Golden Globe-winning Mad Men star Jon Hamm and Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson will be the first panelists on Curb: The Discussion, TV Guide Network's new discussion show about the ethical dilemmas of Curb Your Enthusiasm, the network announced.
The round-table discussions, which will immediately follow episodes of Curb when it debuts on Wednesday, June 2 (10/9c), are co-produced by Curb creator Larry David and hosted by comedienne and Curb regular Susie Essman. Curb will be edited for language and nudity, but not to fit a traditional half-hour format. Episodes of The Discussion will air ...
On Monday's Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough unwittingly poured for viewers a fresh cup of F-word.
Scarborough let the f-bomb fly on live television as he related a story of how Barack Obama's chosen Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, might need to reel in some of his "blue" tendencies now that he's joined the President-elect's team.
Get more details (and watch video of the exchange) after the jump.