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'Glee' Co-Creators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan Meet the Press and Spill the Beans

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 9th 2010 9:00AM
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In anticipation of the Tuesday, April 13th premiere of Fox's musical hit 'Glee,' two of the co-creators, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, met with the press via a conference call the other day. TV Squad was in on the call and you'll be thrilled with some of the big news coming up in the last nine episodes of this award-winning first season. There were some insights revealed when the cast and the other co-creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy were on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' yesterday, but Gleeks want more, and that's what this is all about.

Among the highlights – for all you who need encouragement -- Jane Lynch does "Vogue" in the Madonna musical episode. Kristin Chenoweth was not paired up with Idina Menzel, but Kristin's episode (the third one back) is supposed to be wonderful. And if you liked Puck's performance of "Sweet Caroline," wait till you see him do a song like a member of the Rat Pack. For all the details, read on.

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Andrew Visits the White House on 'The Real World' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 18th 2010 2:00AM
The Real World, Andrew visits the White HouseWho knew the answer to all our problems lies in sending Andrew from 'The Real World' (Wed., 10PM ET on MTV) to the White House? He's got it all figured out.

Healthcare? Keep it in the hospitals, and make sure everyone has enough band-aids. Afghanistan? They really like us, so don't mess with it. And who else would compare President Obama getting off a helicopter to 'My Super Sweet 16'?

We see a write-in campaign for Andrew in the near future.

Watch the video after the jump.

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The First Lady Summons 'Glee' to the White House

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 22nd 2010 9:31PM
glee_white_gloves_foxWhen the White House calls, you sorta, kinda, have to rearrange the schedule and make room for a command performance. That's what's going on with Fox's hit show, 'Glee.' The First Lady and the First Daughters are big fans of 'Glee' and, according to Michael Ausiello in Entertainment Weekly, 'Glee's' been asked sing at the White House Easter Egg hunt on April 5. So despite the shooting schedule, they're going to rework things to meet the Obamas.

The 'Glee' singers are hot, hot, hot... and you can just see how Sasha and Malia are their target demographics, can't you? Michelle, too. Frankly, they don't need the eggs to get the White House rolling. "Don't Stop Believin'" will do the trick just fine.

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'Glee' Cast Goes to Washington

by Chris Harnick, posted Feb 22nd 2010 5:00PM
GleeLike so many of us, Michelle Obama seems to be having a hard time waiting until April 13 for the new episodes of 'Glee' to start.

According to the Ausiello Files, the First Lady has reportedly asked the cast of the Golden Globe-winning comedy to perform at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, which will take place April 5 on the White House lawn. The cast, of course, said yes.

Mrs. O and daughters Sasha and Malia are said to be fans of the show, according to the report.

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Jay Leno hosting White House Correspondents Dinner

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jan 27th 2010 8:00PM
Does it seem like in this wintry economic climate that all the guys who have the jobs are the ones who keep ending up with more jobs?

Soon-to-be former Jay Leno Show host Jay Leno has been tapped by the White House to host the annual White House Correspondents Dinner.

Please don't tell me that Conan O'Brien wasn't available. And besides, I thought O'Brien and President Obama were friends?

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Susan Boyle invited to perform at the White House

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 9th 2009 11:02AM
susan_boyle_CDDo you think Susan Boyle knows the words to "Happy Birthday"? She better learn them fast because she may be singing them to the First Lady. Susan Boyle has reportedly been invited to the White House in honor of Michelle Obama's birthday. The White House gathering would be a small group in the private quarters on January 17.

According to a White House source, "It will actually be a double celebration because three days later, January 20, marks the first anniversary of the president taking office. I would expect that a formal invitation will be made to Miss Boyle in the very near future. The President and First Lady absolutely love her voice and will be delighted if she agrees."

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What's next on the Salahis' 'To-Crash' list? SNL?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 5th 2009 5:04PM
The Salahis are currently the world's most notorious party crashers since that Soy Bomb guy's ecstasy kicked in during the 1998 Grammies.

But their brazen disregard for the laws of high-class parties and national security in the face of improving their unwritten social status could get them into an even bigger party -- late night television.

Word is the party crash test dummies are planning on appearing in an opening Obama skit on Saturday Night Live. Neither the network nor the couple have actually confirmed this, but take that with a grain of salt since we are talking about a couple who consider an invitation as a "speed bump."

[via TVTattle]

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Oprah's going to take us to Christmas at the White House

by Allison Waldman, posted Nov 25th 2009 1:04PM
christmas_at_the_white_houseIf I had a dollar for all the times I've written about Oprah Winfrey in the past few weeks, I'd be able to retire. Well, the O is one busy lady. She's just booked another TV program. On Sunday, December 13, ABC will broadcast Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special. Set the DVR for 10 p.m. because that's when President Barack Obama will welcome Oprah into America's grandest national house.

Take that, Barbara Walters! Not so fast with that ascension to the upper echelon, Robin Roberts. Back off, Diane Sawyer. Oprah Winfrey has an 'in' with the First Family and that's why she's going to be visiting the Obamas for a tour of what the holidays are like at the White House. This is the first time President Obama and the First Lady are having Christmas there, and it'll be all new to them.

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White House officially afraid of The Daily Show

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jun 28th 2009 3:11PM
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All of you right-wingers who thought that The Daily Show was going to become just another tool in a liberal executive branch's belt should take note of the following story.

And if having to read a newspaper other than The Washington Times, The New York Post or The Daily American Patriot Commie Basher makes your eyes bleed, grab your Visine and suck it up. You need to read this.

An attorney for the state said the Obama administration did not want to release detail of an interview with former VP Dick Cheney regarding the Valerie Plame leak because of fears that "it's going to end up on The Daily Show."

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Was President Bush a good television President? -- VIDEO

by Richard Keller, posted Jan 19th 2009 10:02AM

How was Bush as a television President?Now, before you raise your pitchforks in a move to skewer me as a "liberal journalist," I just want to clarify what this item will be about. This is not an article about the job President Bush has done over the last eight years. You all have your differing opinions (which should be vented on politically-based sites) about how good or bad he did when it comes to policy. What I am going to talk about here is more of an image issue than a job performance one. We good? Good!

I'm going to ask a simple question: Was George W. Bush a good television President? Let's face it, the way that any famous person, whether they be Hollywood star or politician, is prepped for the TV cameras can make or break that person. Take the example of the Kennedy-Nixon televised debate in 1960. While many people have said that Nixon 'won' the debate on his statements, they also say that the way he looked in front of the cameras made voters uneasy about him and, eventually, cost him the election.

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NBC settles on David Gregory for Meet the Press

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 8th 2008 9:57AM
MTP GregoryThey passed the torch on NBC yesterday. After weeks of speculation, it wasn't either Ted Koppel or Rachel Maddow that received the choice assignment. Nope. It's David Gregory who'll take over Meet the Press -- effective immediately. On Sunday morning's broadcast, interim host and NBC anchorman emeritus Tom Brokaw made it official by officially letting the world know it was a done deal by presenting Gregory on air.

Apparently, some at NBC were miffed that this information was leaked last week, spoiling the big surprise today, but really, there wasn't much suspense. Joel wrote about it. The selection of David Gregory is a safe, solid and somewhat staid choice.

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Election Night: Fox News (Part 1)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 4th 2008 9:56PM
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FOX NEWS - AMERICA'S ELECTION HQ
. Not dramatic enough? Maybe we could spruce it up a bit. "Fox News - For Election Coverage that's Guaranteed Right!" Even some of their analysts were reluctant to think that the country could go to the left of center.

Fox News Channel is a part of the new media, running streams of election data along the bottom, including a static corner box tracking projected electoral votes. We get two different bits of election data next to that, changing about every 7 seconds. Above that is an Alert bar with text data "Fox News Projects John McCain has won Kentucky." And, of course, they kept it scrolling through the commercials, too.

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Streisand and Freeman among 2008 Kennedy Center Honorees

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 9th 2008 5:21PM
Streisand concert Kennedy ctrWhen I read the release today announcing the artists who will receive the 2008 Kennedy Center Honors -- actress/singer/director Barbra Streisand, actor Morgan Freeman, singer George Jones, choreographer Twyla Tharp, and musicians Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of The Who -- my first reaction was, "It's about time!"

That was mostly about Barbra Streisand finally being named. Streisand, who's been recognized with every major show business award (two Oscars, multiple Emmys and Grammys, a special Tony, Peabody awards, an AFI, more Golden Globes and any other performer, and lots more) has been overdue for this one. It's been a glaring omission in her resume. Of course, the catch with the Kennedy Center is that you have to be there to get it.

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Truth: Impossible - Chef Robert Irvine caught in a web of lies

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 19th 2008 3:24PM
Robert IrvineYou'd think by now that people would know better. Embellishing a resume, adding credits that are the work of a vivid imagination rather than hard work... they're bound to be unearthed someday. Especially if you're a success. The latest prevaricator caught in a series of lies is Food Network's British chef Robert Irvine. In a scathing expose by the St. Petersburg Times, the star of Dinner: Impossible, has been caught with egg on his face. Make that more like egg salad. Multiple claims by Irvine, including creating Princess Diana's wedding cake, cooking for White House dinners, being knighted by the queen, and more, have turned out to be tall tales.

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The Daily Show: February 5, 2007

by Annie Wu, posted Feb 6th 2007 8:52PM
Jon Stewart"Am I Hot Or Not?": The high-pitched voice gave me a good chuckle. I'd like to imagine that Punxsutawney Phil is really thinking all that in his little groundhog head. "I speak the truuuuth!" Oh, and The Daily Show is really pushing those Jimmy Dean Chocolate Chip Pancakes & Sausage On A Stick jokes. I'm starting to wonder if they're getting paid by Jimmy Dean to advertise that "food" by pretending to hate it... when, in fact, it's delicious and addictive. Senior White House Correspondent Dan Bakkedahl also stopped by to say something. My ears tuned out because, as of late, Bakkedahl-talk sounds like Peanuts adults... but less funny.

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