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Sharon Stone Explains Why She Smacked 'Basic Instinct' Director After Watching Infamous Leg-Crossing Scene (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 25th 2011 5:30AM
Sharon Stone on 'Piers Morgan Tonight'Sharon Stone's notorious leg-crossing interrogation scene in 'Basic Instinct' was just voted the most paused moment in film history.

Stone was on 'Piers Morgan Tonight' (Weeknights, 9PM ET on CNN) and Morgan asked Stone if it's true that she smacked 'Basic Instinct' director Paul Verhoeven the first time she saw the just-honored scene.

"He had told me -- when we shot the scene -- that the light was reflecting off of my underwear and that he could see that I had underwear on," Stone explained. "And that if I took off my underwear there would be a shadow, and we wouldn't see my pubic hair."

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Hugh Hefner: Justin Bieber Wants to Come to the Playboy Mansion (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 23rd 2011 2:00AM
During his appearance on 'Piers Morgan Tonight' (Weeknights, 9PM ET on CNN), Hugh Hefner made a big announcement: Justin Bieber wants to come to the Playboy Mansion.

"Today we got news that Justin and his father want to come to the mansion," Hefner told Morgan, after he explained how he had taken his 24-year-old fiancée Crystal Harris (also on the show) to see Bieber's movie 'Never Say Never' for Valentine's Day

"I got Bieber fever," Harris explained. "We all do. All the Playmates. We want to meet him."

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Congressman David Wu Addresses Mental Health, Apologizes for Tiger Suit Photo (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 22nd 2011 2:30PM
In the run-up to last November's election, Oregon Congressman David Wu started to behave erratically. Although Wu was elected to a seventh term, some of his staff was so bothered by his actions that they quit, and others staged an intervention focused on his mental health.

As Wu told George Stephanopolous on Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM on ABC) he took the intervention to heart, and is now in counseling and taking medication for his mental health issues.

He also addressed an incident in which he sent his staff a wacky picture of himself in a tiger costume.

"A take home lesson from this is that while they were very, very unprofessional you shouldn't ever send photographs of yourself in a Halloween costume ... It's just not professional, even when you're joshing around with your kids a couple nights before Halloween. I did send those photographs. It was unprofessional, inappropriate."

While it's good Wu is getting the help he needs, we're a little bit worried he's scapegoating ridiculous Halloween costumes.

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Jon Stewart Calls Out Media For Comparing Protests in Middle East to Those in Wisconsin (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 21st 2011 11:59PM
On 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart' (weekdays, 11PM ET Comedy Central), Jon Stewart played a few clips of pundits and politicians comparing the protests that have taken root all over the Middle East to the protests in Wisconsin over a proposal that would eliminate collective bargaining for most public sector unions.

Then Stewart had a blunt message for those who have been equating the two:

"They're not the same in any f-----g way shape or form. At all. At all. Not at all," Stewart made himself clear.

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'The Daily Show' Goes Inside Glenn Beck's Head (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 15th 2011 5:45AM
Jason Jones goes inside Glenn Beck's head, on 'The Daily Show'For the past two weeks, Glenn Beck has been suggesting that the uprising in Egypt could be the first step in a nefarious alliance between radical Islam and Western leftists. These latest conspiracy theories from Beck have been dismissed not only by his usual critics on the left, but also by many conservative commentators, such as his 'Fresh & Bold' tour-mate Bill O'Reilly.

Perhaps as a nod to a more universal recognition of Beck's often stretched logic, 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central) had correspondent Jason Jones report "live" from inside Beck's brain.

"I don't have much time in here John, but I just overheard Van Jones and Code Pink talking about how they were going to topple Saudi Arabia with nothing but the Saul Alinsky playbook and some pot brownies," Jones said, as images of cats, Groucho Marx, Chairman Mao and Woody Harrelson flew about Beck's brain.

"Man, I can't imagine what it was like in here when this guy drank," Jones continued.

A cheap shot at the recovering alcoholic sure, but can you imagine?

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Bill Maher Fires Back at Elisabeth Hasselbeck With Suge Knight Global Warming Joke (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 14th 2011 5:15PM
On the "New Rules" segment of 'Real Time With Bill Maher' (Friday, 10PM ET on HBO), Maher suggested that hip-hop impresario Suge Knight be the new spokesman for global warming because he would be more intimidating than Al Gore and Prince Charles, who are generally associated with the cause.

"Yeah, lets' see George Will poo-poo climate change when he's hanging upside down by his ankles off the balcony of the Beverly Hills Hotel," Maher joked, referencing an alleged incident in which Knight got Vanilla Ice to sign away his royalties to 'Ice, Ice Baby' by employing this heavy-handed tactic.

Then Maher set his sights on Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who Maher has been feuding with ever since he made a joke last week about trading her to Egypt for CBS foreign Correspondent Lara Logan, who had been briefly detained there.

"A note to Elisabeth Hasselbeck and all the joke-challenged," Maher continued. "I'm not actually suggesting that Suge Knight do this to George Will, or that he be a spokesperson for global warming."

Yes, folks, you just heard a bit that involved Suge Knight, Prince Charles, George Will and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Treasure it, because it will probably never happen again.

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Bill Maher Jokes That Arianna Huffington Is the New Voice of Moviefone (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 14th 2011 4:10PM
As you may have heard, AOL recently bought The Huffington Post for $315 million. As part of the deal, The Huffington Post's president and co-founder Arianna Huffington will now be the editor-in-chief of all of AOL's content properties.

Huffington appeared on 'Real Time With Bill Maher' (Friday, 10PM ET on HBO), and the two had a little fun with Huffington's new role by having Maher call AOL's Moviefone, only to hear Mr. Moviefone's distinctive voice replaced by Huffington's.

"Hello darling, you have reached Moviefone," said the new Moviefone message. "Now playing, 'The Kids Are Alright.' But the kids are not alright, they are suffocating under a mountain of debt, created mostly during the Bush administration."

And what does Moviefone have to say about the Oscar-nominated film, 'The Social Network'?

"'The Social Network,' finally something worth seeing, a brilliant visionary gets into the Internet business and makes a boatload of money. I love this movie."

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Bill Maher Defends Elisabeth Hasselbeck-to-Egypt Joke (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 9th 2011 6:20PM
On 'Real Time With Bill Maher' last week, Maher had a line about swapping attractive blond CBS foreign correspondent Lara Logan, who had been detained (and released) by Egyptian authorities, for Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Hasselbeck took great offense to this, using the first segment of 'The View' on Monday to attack Maher as a "chauvinistic bigot."

Maher got his chance to respond to her response on 'The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell' (weekdays, 8PM ET on MSNBC.)

"It was a joke," Maher told O'Donnell. "And not even that bad of one."

"There is a line that can be crossed, where you get into mean, bitter, chauvinistic. I didn't even approach it," he continued.

If fact, Maher argued, Hasselbeck should have been flattered by his joke: "Actually, she should be complimented. Because I was kind of putting her on par with Lara Logan, who we all think is a very attractive woman."

We're going to agree with Bill that this was a pretty harmless joke. However, when you gleefully break down how your humor reduces two accomplished women to pretty faces, it does invite the chauvinistic charge.

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Bill O'Reilly: Leave Lindsay Lohan Alone! (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 9th 2011 3:00PM
Lindsay Lohan Bill O'ReillyLindsay Lohan is being charged with felony grand theft for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Los Angeles area jewelry store.

On the 'The O'Reilly Factor' (weekdays, 8PM ET on Fox News) Bill O'Reilly leapt to the defense of the troubled actress.

"Let's be fair to Ms. Lohan, because very few people are. She says that the jewelry store loaned her the necklace, and she returned it. So why (is she) being charged with a felony?"

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Sean Hannity Mocked for His Hybrid Escalade (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 8th 2011 7:21PM
On 'Hannity' (weekdays, 9PM ET on Fox News) Sean Hannity and The Great American Panel were discussing the struggles of General Motors, when Hannity spoke about how he might be aiding the American car company.

"Does it help that I have a hybrid Escalade?" Hannity wondered.

This immediately cracked up the panel, as the idea of such a huge gas-guzzling car also being a hybrid stuck them as a "contradiction in terms."

"Why is this funny?" Hannity demanded, pointing out the hybrid Escalade gets twice the gas mileage as his regular Escalade.

"That's like eating diet scrapple," panelist Greg Gutfeld quipped. "I hope you sleep well at night," he added, when Hannity continued to harp on the gas millage.

Suddenly, Hannity realized he was really being mocked for being an imprudent environmental-loving softy who brags about having a hybrid -- the kind that Hannity would usually be making fun of himself.

"Listen, I want to drill in ANWR [Arctic National Wildlife Refuge] and drill in the gulf and I want to build nuclear facilities," the stanch conservative insisted.

Luckily, there was no baby seal in the studio that he could club to really prove his point.

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Joan Rivers Tells Rachel Maddow She'd Look 'Hot' With Long Hair (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 8th 2011 6:38PM
Lawrence O'Donnell and Rachel Maddow usually have a brief on-air conversation as 'The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell' (weekdays, 8PM ET on MSNBC) ends and 'The Rachel Maddow Show' (weekdays, 9PM ET on MSNBC) begins.

During their chat Monday, Maddow made reference to something Joan Rivers -- O'Donnell's last guest of the evening -- had said. This pulled the irrepressible Rivers, who was still in the studio, into the conversation.

"Tell Rachel to grow her hair," Rivers said, from off camera.

"No Joan, have you ever seen me with long hair? I look like one of the Hanson boys grown up and gone bad," Maddow explained.

"You'd look very hot," Rivers disagreed.

Maddow appeared a bit embarrassed at first, but eventually seemed pleased that Mrs. Red Carpet Critic herself was complimenting her (potential) looks.

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Keith Olbermann's Move to Current TV Offers New Beginnings

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 8th 2011 4:30PM
Keith Olbermann and Al Gore
In what Shakespeare might've described as a marriage of true minds, Keith Olbermann announced Tuesday morning that he's taking his talents to Al Gore's Current TV later this year.

But the question now is what this means for Current TV, which averages a mere 23,000 viewers a night, and what it means for the former MSNBC host.

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Keith Olbermann Heads to Current TV

by Jean Bentley, posted Feb 8th 2011 11:08AM
Keith Olbermann, Current TVKeith Olbermann has found a new cable home: Current TV.

The cable network announced that the incendiary former top-rated MSNBC host will helm a new nightly prime-time news and commentary show that will debut sometime later this year.

Olbermann was also named chief news officer of Current TV and will receive an equity stake in the company. Current TV, founded in part by former Vice President Al Gore, began in 2005 and now has international branches in the U.K., Italy and South Africa.

"Nothing is more vital to a free America than a free media, and nothing is more vital to my concept of a free media than news produced independently of corporate interference," Olbermann said in a press release.

"In Current Media, Al Gore and Joel Hyatt have created the model truth-seeking entity. The opportunity to partner with Al, Joel and Mark Rosenthal makes this the most exciting venture in my career."

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Fox News Journalists Greg Palkot and Olaf Wiig Describe Brutal Beating During Egyptian Protests (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 7th 2011 3:45PM
While covering the anti-government protests in Egypt, Fox News correspondent Greg Palkot and his cameraman, Olag Wiig, were brutally beaten by supporters of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.

Appearing on 'America's Newsroom' (weekdays, 9AM ET on Fox News,) the two talked about what happened to them, and displayed their substantial injuries.

"I just kept pushing and pushing," Wiig said, explaining how he tried to escape after the pro-Mubarak mob descended upon him. "And the whole time you're getting pummeled. And you're still thinking to yourself, 'I'm OK, I just have to stay on my feet.' "

Both men suffered multiple wounds to their face and heads. Wiig was also stabbed in the leg, and his back is so bruised it looks "like a piece of modern art." One of the lacerations Palkot suffered on his head barely missed an artery.

After the men were treated at a hospital, they were accused of being Israeli spies, blindfolded, and driven to a warehouse, where security forces "played with" them and kept taking their pictures. Their harrowing ordeal finally ended when they were released to the ambassador of New Zealand, which is Wiig's home country.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Offers Astrophysicist's Interpretation of What the N-Word Stands For (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 7th 2011 2:20PM
During a discussion of racism and politics on 'Real Time With Bill Maher' (Friday 10PM ET on HBO) astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson offered up a unique take on what the n-word stands for.

"(Senator) Robert Byrd, who just left us, was referring to the n-word just a few years before he died," columnist John Fund pointed out during the discussion.

"Right, absolutely," Maher agreed. "And Strom Thurmond ... "

"Nuclear?" Neil deGrasse Tyson cut in, before Maher could finish his thought.

"It's another n-word in culture, nuclear," Tyson, who is black, explained, as the crowd began to laugh.

"You invited an astrophysicist ... "

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