Showing posts with label MSNBC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MSNBC. Show all posts

Saturday, January 20, 2018


Hates Trump & It's Mueller Time

Trump's Favorite Pastime

LGBT Protesters

Our longtime MSNBC producer for Rachel Maddow, Andrew Dallos, captured the anger and the solidarity of the people of New York City today.

Hundreds of thousands gathered around the nation Saturday, brandishing signs and sporting pink hats, at Women’s Marches in cities across the U.S. in the second such protest since Donald Trump entered the White House.

We just love the creativity of Americans. They carried signs like "IM'PEE'ACH" , It's Mueller Time and Thank You Rachel Maddow.

#maddow #resist #voterepublicansout18 

Thursday, December 29, 2016


Donald Trump And Don King

President-elect Donald Trump takes questions from reporters, alongside boxing promoter Don King, and insists that his business won't get in the way of presidential leadership. Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post joins MSNBC's Chris Hayes to discuss.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow visited the Late Show With David Letterman this week in New York City. Rachel's show is one of our favorites and she has the most talented producers in the business, including Andrew Dallos. 


Sunday, December 01, 2013


By: G. H. Harding

Alec Baldwin

BALDWIN CANNED --- MSNBC yesterday officially canceled Alec Baldwin’s Up Late talk show. It only lasted 5 episodes (including one with Mayor-elect Bill De Blasio that was actually quite provocative), but the rest were kind of plodding. He did one show with actress Debra Winger that went on far too long. I think with this show fading away, Baldwin’s finally accomplished what he kept wishing for; distancing himself from show business.

Anger issues aside, he’s a great actor, but is it really worth the hassle of his ego? I heard a story that he allegedly wanted access to a particular make up room, where a guest who had cancer was using. I heard he said he didn't care and wanted the room. Out of respect for Alec, I'm not going to print anymore alleged rumors. Too bad, with a new wife and daughter, he’s going to need the income. He'll be back for sure; he'll do a Barbara Walters or Diane Sawyer, and probably get a new series.

He’s a firecracker … emphasis on the cracker!

SLUDGE FROM DRUGE-- Funny missive in the other days Blaze about bloger Matt Drudge, who apparently really hates today’s pop music.

“Listening to iTunes radio ‘Top 50′ this morning makes it clear this is the worst period of pop music in my lifetime,” Drudge, 46, wrote, “perhaps in history…”

That’s quite the verdict, says Blaze, “Is today’s pop music really the worst “in history”? Worse than the disco era? Worse than 1990’s grunge?” As an experiment, we turned on iTunes’s “Top 50″ and listened to the first 10 songs at random. Our thoughts…

“Roar,” Katy Perry– A self-motivating, mid-tempo diddy about perseverance. This one could actually be decent for a workout playlist. Good.

“Wrecking Ball,” Miley Cyrus– The popularity of this dynamic song of despair, demonstrated by the vast number of online parodies, is hard to deny. But it’s Miley Cyrus and she literally is the worst thing to happen to 2013. Bad.

“Applause,” Lady Gaga– Whenever Lady Gaga is promoting a new project (now), there’s a good chance Drudge is linking to a story or three about her on his site. It’s either because he’s a fan or simply infatuated with her public persona. Either way, “Applause” is a catchy song about Gaga’s obsession with attention and one of the better hits the turned up in our listening. Good.

“Say Something,” A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera– A slow, somber number set to only a piano and some strings, featuring new duo A Great Big World and the undeniably vocally talented Aguilera. Nothing to hate here even if we might not play it again. Good.

“Unconditionally,” Katy Perry– A driving and loud ballad that’s probably best experienced live (though, admittedly, we've never been to a Perry concert). It’s a decent enough pop song, one that probably didn't receive any specific hate from Drudge. Good.

CLOSING NOTES-- Host Micky Dolenz killed at the Front Of House-sponsored Parnelli Awards in Vegas last weekend. Joking about Toronto-scion Rob Ford … he apparently brought the house down … Rebecca Holden and Abraham McDonald’s “Dream Come True" video is just out. Check it out HERE.

We just received Rhino Records’ Van Morrison’s Moondance deluxe package from our friend Jason Elzy. The original album came out in 1970. Hard to believe as it sounds as good as ever … Did you catch Haim on Saturday Night Live last week? They rocked like crazy. They bill themselves as HAIM (pronounced 'haɪm' to rhyme with "time,' is an American indie pop band from Los Angeles, California. The band consists of sisters Este Arielle , Danielle Sari and Alana Mychal Haim, along with drummer Dash Hutton, son of Danny Hutton (from Three Dog Night) and previously a member of the bands Wires on Fire and Slang Chicken.

Most frequently compared to Fleetwood Mac, HAIM's sound has been described as "nu-folk-meets-nineties-R&B" and "music that sounds like it was written on a lakeside retreat attended by Stevie Nicks, John Waite and En Vogue". I really enjoyed and we just got the album from Sony. More next week ...

Turn on any classic rock radio station across America and you'll invariably hear their timeless music. Best known for the smash hits "Isn't It Time", "Every Time I Think of You", "Head First", and "Back on My Feet Again", '70s hard rock hit makers, The Babys have reformed after a thirty-three year absence from the music scene (and inked a new record deal with SkyRocket Entertainment).

"We've had numerous offers through the years for The Babys to reform," said Wally Stocker. "The whole premise of this band is to keep The Babys alive and have a good time doing it."

The 2013 lineup of The Babys features original members, lead guitarist Wally Stocker and drummer Tony Brock along with new recruits: lead vocalist/bassist John Bisaha and Joey Sykes on rhythm guitar.

Of course, lead-Baby John Waite is nowhere to be found. Honestly, he was the face and name for the band; but, bring it on, we'll give it a listen.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013



Arctic Tempertures At Bryant Park Fountain

Our good friend, Producer Andrew Dallos of MSNBC'S Rachel Maddow show, shot this at New York City's Bryant Park today. The famous fountain is frozen in time as The Big Apple is in the middle of a big freeze. 

The Ice Skating Rink "The Pond", behind the fountain looks deserted as the winter weather seems to be keeping everyone indoors, us included at Times Square Gossip.

Photo Courtesy Of: Andrew Dallos

Friday, April 13, 2007


Rutgers Womans Basketball team forgives !

Rutgers women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer said Friday the team had accepted radio host Don Imus' apology. She said he deserves a chance to move on but hopes the furor his racist and sexist insult caused will be a catalyst for change."We, the Rutgers University Scarlet Knight basketball team, accept Mr. Imus' apology, and we are in the process of forgiving," Stringer read from a team statement a day after the women met personally with Imus and his wife."We still find his statements to be unacceptable, and this is an experience that we will never forget," she said. The team had just played for the NCAA national championship last week and lost when Imus, on his nationally syndicated radio show, called the players "nappy-headed hos." The statement outraged listeners and set off a national debate about taste and tolerance. It also led to his firing by CBS on Thursday."These comments are indicative of greater ills in our culture," Stringer said. "It is not just Mr. Imus, and we hope that this will be and serve as a catalyst for change. Let us continue to work hard together to make this world a better place."Imus was in the middle of a two-day radio fundraiser for children's charities when he was dropped by CBS. On Friday, his wife took over the show and also talked about the meeting with the Rutgers players."They gave us the opportunity to listen to what they had to say and why they're hurting and how awful this is," author Deirdre Imus said."He feels awful," she said of her husband. "He asked them, 'I want to know the pain I caused, and I want to know how to fix this and change this.'"Deirdre Imus also said that the Rutgers players have been receiving hate e-mail, and she demanded that it stop. She told listeners "if you must send e-mail, send it to my husband," not the team."I have to say that these women are unbelievably courageous and beautiful women," she said. Stringer declined to discuss the hate mail Friday. Rutgers team spokeswoman Stacey Brann said the team had received "two or three e-mails" but had also received "over 600 wonderful e-mails."The team's goal was never to get Imus fired, Stringer said. "It's sad for anyone to lose their job," she said.The cantankerous Imus, once named one of the 25 Most Influential People in America by Time magazine and a member of the National Broadcasters Hall of Fame, was one of radio's original shock jocks. His career took flight in the 1970s and with a cocaine- and vodka-fueled outrageous humor. After sobering up, he settled into a mix of highbrow talk about politics and culture, with locker room humor sprinkled in. Critics have said his remark about the Rutgers women was just the latest in a line of objectionable statements by the ringmaster of a show that mixed high-minded talk about politics and culture with crude, locker-room humor. Imus apologized on the air late last week and also tried to explain himself before the Rev. Al Sharpton's radio audience, appearing alternately contrite and combative. But many of his advertisers still bailed in disgust, particularly after the Rutgers women spoke publicly of their hurt. On Wednesday, a week after the remark, MSNBC said it would no longer televise the show. CBS fired Imus Thursday from the radio show that he has hosted for nearly 30 years."He has flourished in a culture that permits a certain level of objectionable expression that hurts and demeans a wide range of people," CBS Corp. chief executive Leslie Moonves said in a memo to his staff. Sharpton praised Moonves' decision Friday and said it was time to change the culture of publicly degrading other people."I think we've got to really used this to really stop this across the board," he told CBS's "The Early Show."Some Imus fans, however, considered the radio host's punishment too harsh. Mike Francesa, whose WFAN sorts show with partner Chris Russo is considered a possible successor to "Imus in the Morning," said he was embarrassed by the company. "I'm embarrassed by their decision. It shows, really, the worst lack of taste I've ever seen," he said. Losing Imus will be a financial hit to CBS Radio, which also suffered when Howard Stern left for satellite radio. The program earns about $15 million in annual revenue for CBS, which owns Imus' home radio station WFAN-AM and manages Westwood One, the company that syndicates the show nationally WFAN.The show's charity fundraiser had raised more than $1.3 million Thursday before Imus learned he had lost his job. The total had grown Friday to more than $2.3 million for Tomorrows Children's Fund, CJ Foundation for SIDS and the Imus Ranch, Deirdre Imus said. The annual event has raised more than $40 million since 1990. Imus' troubles have also affected his wife, the founder of a medical center that studies links between cancers and environmental hazards whose book "Green This!" came out this week. Her promotional tour was called off "because of the enormous pressure that Deirdre and her family are under," said Simon & Schuster publicist Victoria Meyer.The Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology in Hackensack, N.J., works to identify and control exposures to environmental hazards that may cause adult and childhood cancers. Imus Ranch in New Mexico invites children who have been ill to spend time on a working cattle ranch.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007


What happened to Forgive and Forget Don Imus ?

Times Square Gossip has just learned that MSNBC has decided to pull the plug on The Don Imus show, because of remarks he made about the Rutgers womans basketball team. According to sources, this was the perfect excuse for parent company NBC and GE to drop the show which is very expensive to the network that has been cutting everything from staff at MSNBC to toilet paper for it's New Jersey studios. Said one source, " This has nothing to do with advertisers. They make money off Imus, but they figure they can replace programing with cheaper, taped shows with the hopes that advertisers will stay with them." Just one look at the MSNBC studios a while back when I was there as a guest, showed how hard parent company NBC (GE) is cutting back. A once full newsroom was almost empty with very few people working. Said once insider," This place is like a morgue ! ". The only talent left is Joe Scarbough ( A real talent ) and it's very hard to believe they just gave Keith Olbermann another contract. Keith Olbermann ! The worst newsman in history. The sleaze of the sleaze...Very sad day for the news considering how many African American children Don Imus helps with his camp program for kids! On a personal note,which this whole story is anyway, I don't know what the hell Keith Olbermann has on the bigwigs at NBC (GE). He should not be on the air ! Don Imus said he was sorry. He made a mistake. We all say things on the air that we wish we didn't.I went on Sirius radio (upper left) on the Derek and Romaine Show Tuesday night and called the host a "Jigaboo and Wannabee". Why am I not being called to apoligize on Al Sharptons radio show? I want too ! I want to make amends.I also called her a Lesbian F**k.I want to be made humble. Where's the Gay and Lesbian ARMY.I want to answer to Al Sharpton, who I like. I've had lunch with the guy many years ago....He called me a paparazzi... A insult to all real photographers white or black. I should have demanded he resign. I called Romaine Patterson on Sirius a Jigaboo Ho Ho Ho Ho. It's radio, It's TV. We make mistakes. Don't tell me we are in power in the media and we should know better. We are human. Things slip, not meaning we are anti black, anti gay or anti anything. I walk through Times Square and hear African Americans call each other N*****S and Yo N****R...If I ever said that, that would be it.There is racism because white and black won't let it all go. Al Sharpton and Tawanna Brawley. Al I like you, but you ruined those guys lives forever. The courts said you did. Jessie Jackson you know what you did as everyone else.
Let it go. Racism will not die unless you let it. My African American friends (I scared to say black, or else ! ) have no idea why everyone is upset. Don Imus is a radio show. I've been called a Fag, a Paparazzi, a sleezebag Ho and I could give a damm. You know who you are.My mother loves Don Imus.I don't know why as I don't listen anyway.But my mother says he has a good heart. My mother tells me that over 50 % of the kids at his camp are African American and he is so proud of each and every one of them. We are all racist in one way or another. Me I'll tell you. I can't stand the fu****g tourists anymore in Times Square. White, Black, Yellow, I can't stand them anymore. Don't matter. I hate them all. The media should be ashamed to give such attention to this story. We all work hard. When people call me a fag, do I demand they go on to say sorry? When people call me a paparazzi do I demand they say sorry and make them go on Access Hollywood to say I'm a Celebrity Photographer and they are sorry. BEG FORGIVENESS ! Racism is alive only because people keep it alive. I don't, you do.You are all wrong. You have the Black Entertainment network. If I started the White Entertainment network, I would be hung. I made this point to a Black Court TV's Parco PI Investigator in the Hamptons last summer. She said; You got all the networks, let us have one ! I guess she was right. Point being, forget black and white and racism and we will be all ok. Stop reminding us all. Stop ! As for MSNBC.....Dan Abrams, you know why you fired Don Imus. Not because what he said, but because you are following orders from G.E. You have sold out and I may have been a regular guest on your shows as with every other network, but once they got rid of Rick Kaplan (Rick call me, I guess I'm now available), your network has fallen to a new low ! You are the sucker and the fall guy for MSNBC. To think you renewed a contract with a loser like Keith Obermann is beyond me. His ratings are down like almost 29 %. What does he have on you or MSNBC. He sucks. Worse that that. We should stand outside his apartment by Carnegie Hall and see the sleazy newsman be like he is which is SLEAZY ! MSNBC lost their best talent ever in Rita Cosby. The woman got every story and every interview. While Rita was on the streets getting the story, Keith Olbermann was in the makeup room making himself look as pretty as anyone so ugly could. Rita Cosby made MSNBC shine ! Now you lost the most talented newswoman in the business. (Sorry Greta-dinner 9pm ?) GE and NBC wake UP ! You renew contracts with losers like Keith Olbermann and you wonder why you are last and the loser ! Anyway, I already did one retraction today and only because I thought I was wrong. And I am sometimes. As is Imus and everyone !
Un-talented Keith Olbermann

Monday, April 09, 2007


Al Sharpton is always ready for a good hookout !

American radio talk show host John Donald Imus, Jr., aka 'Don' Imus, is to appear on the Rev. Al Sharpton's radio show today, Monday, Sharpton and MSNBC announced yesterday.On Wednesday, April 4, he called the Rutgers University women’s basketball team "nappy headed hos" on his "Imus in the Morning." Imus and McGuirk described the black members of the team as "jigaboos and wannabees," making a reference to filmmaker Spike Lee’s movie "School Daze," in which Lee sought to highlight and deconstruct the light skinned-dark skinned tension among black people. Imus was and is constantly offensive to many categories of people. The swift reaction to his comments was also due to the preceding incidents in entertainment which have already irritated the African-American community. Meanwhile, Al Sharpton maintains his position unchanged: He wants Imus fired and intends to write the FCC about the racist remarks. "Somewhere we must draw the line in what is tolerable in mainstream media," Sharpton said Sunday. "We cannot keep going through offending us and then apologizing and then acting like it never happened. Somewhere we've got to stop this." Sharpton has said he will picket WFAN unless Imus is gone within a week."Somewhere we must draw the line in what is tolerable in mainstream media," Sharpton said Sunday. "We cannot keep going through offending us and then apologizing and then acting like it never happened. Somewhere we've got to stop this."The Reverend Al Sharpton, the National Association of Black Journalists and a handful of sports columnists will continue to loudly demand that MSNBC and radio stations fire Imus. Imus apologized on his radio show Friday morning, saying his remarks were "insensitive and ill-conceived." Mr. Imus suggested that everyone needed to relax and should not be offended by "some idiot comment meant to be amusing." He described himself Monday as "a good person" who made a bad mistake."We were kidding around, but that doesn't change it. That doesn't make it any less repugnant," he said Monday."I wasn't drunk. I'm not some angry raving nut on a nightclub stage, and I'm not a bad person. I'm a good person, but I said a bad thing," he said on his radio show."But these young women deserve to know it was not said with malice.""Whatever problem there was, I think that he took care of with his statement of Friday," said Mr. Oliphant, one of the guests scheduled for this morning, to NYT. "It was classic Imus. He said he screwed up and he was sorry. Bang. Bang. It was very much to the point, and did not offer any excuses."Imus in the Morning is a daily comedy, news, and political program produced by WFAN and syndicated by Westwood One in the United States and airs from 5:30 to 10am. Since September 2, 1996, the show is simulcasted on cable television network MSNBC from 5:30 to 9 a.m. (ET). The show's many guests include prominent politicians such as Mitt Romney, John McCain, John Kerry, Dick Cheney, J.D. Hayworth and Harold Ford, Jr., as well as reporters and columnists from Newsweek, NBC, MSNBC, and other media outlets. In 1997, Imus was named as one of Time magazine's "25 most influential people in America"; he was also on the cover of Newsweek in 1999. Imus was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1989. Imus won three Marconi Awards, two for Major Market Personality of the Year (1992 and 1997) and one for Network Syndicated Personality (1994).