Archive for the ‘tv’ Category

MLB CHANNEL ALREADY A HUGE HIT-BIGGER THAN NFL NETWORK AND IT DOESN’T EVEN EXIST YET

July 19, 2008

The Major League Baseball Channel is set to debut in January 2009. While the NFL Network and NBA TV have struggled mightily to get onto cable systems, MLB TV will START in over 50 million households. That’s almost more than the NFL and NBA channels COMBINED.

Comcast, Cablevision and Time-Warner will all carry the Baseball Channel from the start. The NFL Network still can’t accomplish that despite being around for years and carrying live NFL games. Direct TV is also going to carry the Baseball Channel on its basic package.

MLB Channel is already more successful than the NFL Network even though they haven’t hired any announcers yet or announced any programming and currently have only 10 employees.

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES GOING AWAY

July 19, 2008

THE CAST OF DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES

The creator of the hit tv series “Desperate Housewives” says the show will end after two more seasons. The show starring Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria begins its fifth season this fall.

WHOOPI USES N-WORD, MAKES ELISABETH HASSELBECK CRY

July 18, 2008

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WILLIAM PETERSEN LEAVING CSI AT MIDSEASON

July 16, 2008

WILLIAM PETERSEN

Veteran actor William Petersen, whose character, Gil Grissom, was the backbone of the CSI tv series, is quitting the popular show. And, as at least one article explained, this is not the “I’m-off-10-weeks-to-do-a-play” gone that Petersen has pulled in the past. Petersen will leave the show after this season’s 10th episode.

Petersen’s departure seems to be a combination of boredom on his part (he’s been playing Gil Grissom for eight years) and cheapness on the part of CBS (unwilling to pay their franchise player franchise money.)

ESPY GIFT BAGS

July 16, 2008

08 ESPY GIFT BAGS

The website www.awfulannouncing.com scooped the world by reprinting the contents of this year’s ESPY gift bags from an ESPN press release.

 

Amadeus Spa- Gift Certificate
AlcoMate- Premium Breathalyzer
Amadeo Decada- Custom Hoodie & gift certificate
Ancestry.com- DNA Ancestry Kit & Family Tree Maker 2008 Software
Bedandbreakfast.com- Gift Certificate
Blush Bags- Gift Cards
Bobbi Brown- Sunscreen
Bosch- Gift Cards
Breeders Cup- VIP Experience and transportation plus a 2% stake in a West Point Thoroughbred horse
Campus Quilt- Gift Certificates
Canvasondemand.com- Gift Certificates
Chipotle- Gift Certificates good for a burrito a week FOR A YEAR!
Chumby- A compact device that displays useful and entertaining information from the web- wake up to your internet life!
Deanna Zaccari- Gift Certificate for an exclusive 2-hour personal stylist
DeBrand Chocolates- Chocolate Tower, Classic and Connoisseur Collection and a gift card
Del Sol- Color changing apparel & accessories including Men’s & Women’s Flip Flops
Dirt Devil- Dirt Devil Reaction All-Surface Vacuum Cleaner
Disneyland Tickets- Pairs of Disneyland® Resort 1-Day Park Hopper® Tickets
Disney on Broadway- Pair of tickets to The Little Mermaid, The Lion King and Mary Poppins
EA Sports- 2009 NCAA Football for PS3 and XBOX 360
Econation- 2 hours of chauffered service in a luxury eco-friendly vehicle
Flowershop.com- Gift Certificate
Hasbro Games- Collection of Board Games
Hasbro Toys- Collection of Toys
Hot Rod Putter- Hot Rod Putter head
iGourmet- Gift card
iHome- Portable Speaker System for iPod
Invicta Watches- Russian Diver watches
Ironkey- the world’s most secure flash drive
Johnston & Murphy- J & M leather toiletry sets
Klipsch- Headphones
L.A. Vie L’Orange- Walk on the Beach Pedicure
LÄRABAR- Gift Certificate
Live Scribe- 1 GB Pulse Smartpen that records and links audio
Marchon Eyewear– Designer sunglasses
Margaritaville® Frozen Concoction Maker- Gift Certificate
Mitchell & Ness- Jackets from Mitchell & Ness
Murad- Wrinkle Reducer
Nimble Fitness- Gift Card for a complimentary fitness package
Oregon Scientific- An ATC Action Camera
Pacific Palms Golf Course- 1 night stay at the resort and 1 complimentary round of golf
Parajumpers- Gift certificate for a Parajumpers “Gobi” jacket
Phyto- Gift certificates
Revolution- Gift certificates
Richard Petty Experience- Make laps inside an authentic 600hp NASCAR style stock car
Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp- Admittance into the 2008 Summer Tour of Rock n’ Roll Fantasy Camp
Rosetta Stone- Gift Certificate
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse- Gift Certificate
Salt Works Jeans- Gift Certificate
Sea Spa Santa Barbara- Gift Certificate
Shari’s Berries- Gift Certificate
Skin Care for Athletes- Gift Certificate
Smashbox- Gift Set
Sports Club LA- A complimentary 1 year membership
Stress Eraser- FDA-regulated medical device that relaxes he body and calms the mind
Subway- Gift card
The Shave- Gift card
The Standard- 2 night stay at any of their 4 locations
Three Designing Women- Box Sets and an Acrylic Desk Caddy
Timberland- 18″ wheeled duffel suitcase
Trapp Private Garden Candles- Large poured candles and Home fragrance sprays
Under Armour- Large Gym Bag and Sunglasses
Yamaha BodiBeat- Gift Certificate
Yogaworks- Gift Certificate
Zaca Mesa Winerey- 1 bottle of wine and gift certificate
Zirh- Platinum drenched moisturizer

81-YEAR-OLD WHITE GUY REPEATEDLY CALLS OBAMA “OREO”

July 15, 2008

JOHN MCLAUGHLIN

Jesus! Who even knew this show was still on the air?

PBS host John McLaughlin has been forced to apologize for calling presidential candidate Barack Obama an “oreo.” McLaughlin is the host of the long-running show The McLaughlin Group.

You’ve got to love the concept of an 81-year-old, rich, white, Washington insider, who was married to a Reagan cabinet member questioning a guy’s “blackness.”

BILLY PACKER IS FINALLY GONE

July 14, 2008

BILLY PACKER

We speculated about this in April. According to the Miami Herald, After years of making sexist, racist and idiotic remarks CBS Sports has fired basketball announcer Billy Packer. Packer spent 27 years at the network. He had broadcast 34 consecutive Final Fours.

Sponsor complaints finally did Packer in. Several reportedly complained about his performance during this year’s NCAA Tournament. Packer will be replaced on the broadcasts by longtime CBS studio host and former college and NBA player Clark Kellogg.

AL CAMPANIS SELF IMMOLATION WAS 21 YEARS AGO

July 13, 2008

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Part Two

The infamous Al Campanis Nightline interview happened 21 years ago. Today’s LA Times has a recap on the racist comments that cost Campanis his career and how the paper covered the story. If you’re too young to remember this, watch a real-life career trainwreck. It’s painful. It’s so bad that Campanis never worked again after this interview.

The interview starts with the blacks “lack necessities” comment and goes downhill from there. Watch how Koppel gives Campanis about eight chances to dig himself out but instead the old bastard just keeps burying himself. If you thought Don Imus was bad sit back and marvel. The irony of the situation was Nightline had Campanis on to “honor” Jackie Robinson.

 

DEAD RACIST IMBECILE AL CAMPANIS

“LAURA” RETURNS TO GENERAL HOSPITAL

July 13, 2008

LUKE AND LAURA WEDDING

Actress Genie Francis is returning to the soap opera General Hospital. Francis, now 46, was a pop culture sensation in the late 70’s and early 80’s when she teamed with actor Anthony Geary. “Luke and Laura” became an “international phenomenon.”  

On November 26, 1981 over 30 million viewers tuned in to ABC to watch the “Luke and Laura” wedding. The pair appeared on the cover of magazines like Newsweek and People. Francis also appeared in the soaps Days of our Lives and All My Children. She won a Daytime Emmy in 2006.

GENIE FRANCIS FROM 2007 APPEARANCE ON “THE VIEW”

TONY SNOW IS DEAD

July 13, 2008

TONY SNOW

Former White House press secretary and Fox News Channel host Tony Snow died Saturday after a long bout with cancer. He was 53.