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Rachel Maddow

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  • The News Business Needs a Few Good Hypocrites

    With print news migrating to a Web environment that's as motivated by traffic as TV is by ratings, the time is fast approaching when anyone who dares criticize media excess will be immediately open to charges of hypocrisy. To that I say: Send in the...
  • Birthday shoutout: Rachel Maddow

    Birthday shoutout: Rachel Maddow
    Rachel Maddow, political commentator and TV host, is 41 today. Maddow attended Stanford before receiving a Rhodes Scholarship, going to Lincoln College, Oxford. This made here the first openly gay or lesbian American to win an international Rhodes...
  • Real TV news stars rush to prostitute themselves on 'House of Cards'

    Real TV news stars rush to prostitute themselves on 'House of Cards'
    What is it about TV news anchors and reporters stampeding to play themselves in fictional movies and TV shows? Do they think they don't get enough screen time doing, you know, their real jobs? This habit has blotted the reputations of TV journalists for...
  • MSNBC's Ronan Farrow might just make his mark as anti-Piers Morgan

    Piers Morgan out, Ronan Farrow in. On Sunday, CNN confirmed that "Piers Morgan Live" will be ending next month, proving that a large Twitter following and pedigree of minor non-journalistic celebrity (though a former editor, Morgan, 48, was mostly known...
  • Alec Baldwin: I haven't changed, public life has (and he's out)

    Alec Baldwin says he's leaving public life, delivering that news in a very public way with a lengthy missive in Monday's New Yorker magazine. "I’m aware that it’s ironic that I’m making this case in the media — but this is the...
  • The Top 5 People Who Will Be Most Offended by Alec Baldwin's 'I Give Up' Mega-Rant

    Alec Baldwin says simply "I give up" on the cover of the latest issue of New York Magazine. But what's he giving up? In a wide-ranging rant, he explains that he's not necessarily giving up acting, but he's tired of living in the public eye in New York,...
  • CNN will cancel low-rated 9 p.m. 'Piers Morgan Live'

    Gun-control opponents, take heart: "Piers Morgan Live" is about to get its barrel cleaned by CNN. The 9 p.m. interview show hosted by the British-born Morgan — an outspoken and controversial champion of gun control — will be canceled as soon...
  • Ratings: Is CNN's Piers Morgan Shooting Himself in the Foot?

    In the end, are guns what killed CNN's "Piers Morgan Live"? The show, hosted by anti-gun crusader Morgan, continues to struggle in the Nielsens. And this month, the start of the Michael Dunn loud-music murder trial in Florida has put the issue of gun...
  • WGA Reaches Out to MSNBC Anchors to Help Unionization Bid

    The Writers Guild of America East has reached out to MSNBC anchors Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O'Donnell, Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz and Chris Hayes to push for its unionization bid at Peacock Prods. Reps of the guild deliver more than 10,000 petition...
  • 'Dallas Buyers Club,' 'Orange Is the New Black' Among GLAAD Media Awards Nominees

    "Dallas Buyers Club," "Blue Is the Warmest Color," "Orange is the New Black" and "Grey's Anatomy" are among the films and TV shows nominated for this year's GLAAD Media Awards, which honors accurate representations of the LGBTQ community. The 25th Annual...
  • From 'Salinger' to 'Mitt' and 'Chicagoland,' TV rediscovering documentaries

    From 'Salinger' to 'Mitt' and 'Chicagoland,' TV rediscovering documentaries
    Documentaries were supposed to be a dying genre -- and living proof that we were becoming dumber as a nation. Reality TV is cheaper and easier to make. And who has time for lengthy, in-depth explorations of anything any more in the age of Twitter? Docs...