One of my New Year’s resolutions was to stop cursing, because at a certain age, it just isn’t pretty. But today, I firmly and emphatically broke that pledge in a stream of Tourrette’s-like swearing after learning that the Islamists in Mali did what everyone had feared they’d do: burn down the centuries-old libraries of Timbuktu. In doing so, these villains effectively erased a thousand years of written history from tribes and cultures all over the world.
From my article in Google's Think Magazine:
Mindy Grossman has transformed the Home Shopping Network from a struggling TV Cinderella into a glittering multi-platform princess, turning HSN into a hybrid media, entertainment, technology, and retail business with $3 billion a year in sales. As Grossman embarks on the next stage in the HSN revolution, she explains how live events, social connections, digital catalogues, and even game dynamics have come together to create an entirely new experience for shoppers.
Read Full article HERE
Unfortunately, there was a nanny backlash...
Fox & Friend Round Up Wed., Sept 19, 2012
Well, hello there! I know y’all are just dying to hear exactly what went on with the Dooce, Gretch and @kilmeade this morning – and have all your questions answered – like WTF is Romney gonna do about this failing campaign? How will F&F keep the momentum going on his 47% tape? Well never fear! They found a tape of their own..
That’s right! The good old folks at Fox & friends unearthed a tape of Obama speaking at a public event in 1998 at Loyola University (how on EARTH did they find that?!) where they play a seconds long tape of Old O talking about “redistribution of wealth”. Now, as the tape is only seconds long, theres no context but that doesn’t let the crew at Fox & Friends stop them!
At this point, Im starting to suspect Romney campaign is on the horn with Roger Ailes every morning.
Full round up here
A new study from Harvard claims Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene.. making Pretty Woman the ultimate remake..
Good morning! Another day, another round up of my favorite farcical show.
Today was a hard one for The Dooce, Gretch and @kilmeade. The Mitt Romney tapes had been revealed – with Romney claiming he didn’t give a damn about the 47% of America that was basically unemployed and not going to vote for him anyway. But as, Romney did, the @foxandfriends team did what they do best – Double downed!
Ah, another morning with Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade. As a freelancer, I’m prone to sleeping late. But when I realized I had slept away the entire morning of summer, I got concerned – and realized I needed a reason to get up. My fix? Fox and Friends. While most people wondered why I decided to live –tweet the hysterical, yapping morning show of the right from the conventions through the election, to me it made perfect sense. I love a good comedy – and that show is like watching a daily installment of a Christopher Hayden Guest mocumentary.
You’ve got Steve Doocy – affectionately referred to by chirons on screen as “The Dooce” - Seriously. Either someone over at Fox News really doesn’t like the guy, or maybe … they just don’t know that “The Dooce” is a homophonic synonym for a bowel movement. During the DNC, there was a clip of The Dooce flitting around the grounds of the NASCAR museum on a segue with the subtitle “The Dooce on The loose” – as if someone’s toilet had overflowed. The Dooce is the man with the perma-smirk; Former Miss America, Gretchen “Gretch” Carlson – who often reminds me of SNL vet Cheri Oteri’s impersonation of Robin Byrd although if you believe her resume, she attended Stanford, Oxford was a Rhodes scholar and is a concert level violinist – and the ever confused yet outraged Brian Kilmeade.
A Broad Abroad - A GIrl's Guide To The Cool World!
My travel guide to the weird, wild and wonderful places I've been..
We all hear about the outrageous salaries TV Newsreaders make. But who Is really worth it? Who isn't? I broke down the numbes - dividing the sarlaries by the total number of viewers to see who made the most per viewer.
The results were surprising. For example, while the overall numbers might indicate that networks pay more than cable, on a per-viewer basis, that’s not always true. ABC's World News anchor Diane Sawyer makes $12 million to Anderson Cooper’s $11 million. But with roughly 608,000 people tuning into CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, the anchor is one of the highest paid on TV, pulling in more than $18 per viewer. Considering Sawyer has an audience of 7.32 million, she seems like a relative steal for ABC, at $1.63 per viewer.
For complete results, click HERE.
You're Rich, good looking, successful and single? You're screwed - unfortunately, not literally according to my latest in the Daily Beast. I found some high end matchmakers quoted saying:
“Men are intimidated by high-powered women,”
"I’m like an agent. Not to falsely sell somebody but find qualities I really love, and I touch on those qualities. I turn an icon or title or an unknown with an intimidating profile into a human.”
"A lot of these types are going to charity events to try and meet men. They shouldn’t hyperexpose themselves and become a depreciating asset, so when they are introduced to the right guy, he hasn’t read about her everywhere.”
My story in the Daily Beast (With Video!) on how a handful of people wreaked havoc in a once stable democracy and paved the way for a new Al Qaeda safe haven.
The weird crazy precision Katie had to extricate herself from Tom/Scientology is crazy. Check out my article in the Daily Beast which notes:
“Katie saw all of her nieces and nephews going to school and having normal childhoods and she realized she wanted her daughter to have a normal childhood as well,” the family friend added.
“Her inner circle has been planning this and switching out cell phones since she was in China [in mid-June]… New cell phones arrived, then nobody could reach her. Her old best friends from last week don’t have her new number, no email. She’s unreachable.”