Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Joan Rivers stops breathing during surgery: her condition is critical
Joan Rivers, 81, was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City after she stopped breathing during a surgery on her vocal cords throat.
Sons of Guns canceled after star Will Hayden arrested for allegedly repeatedly raping minor
Sons of Guns star Will Hayden has been arrested again. Hayden is accused of raping a minor “almost daily” since March 2013 and taking her virginity when she was 11 years old. TMZ reports the girl is Hayden’s daughter.
Did Tony die at the end of The Sopranos? David Chase interview
Martha P. Nochimson: The main topic of conversation about The Sopranos, seven years after the series finale, is still whether Tony Soprano, mob boss of North Jersey, is dead or not. Series creator David Chase says:
Pamela Anderson won't do ALS Ice Bucket Challenge because ALS use rodents in research
Former Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson pointedly passed on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge because the ALS Association funds research that uses rodents.
Jon Stewart: ISIS is f-cking crazy
Jon stewart took on ISIS and as far as he’s concerned, they’re “fucking crazy” and “do incredibly evil shit.”
NBC refused to air suicide PSA after Robin Williams tribute on the Emmy's
The National Suicide Prevention Network reached out to NBC and asked that they share its lifeline number after Billy Crystal’s tribute to Robin Williams. NBC refused.
David Chase responds to article Tony Soprano Didn’t Die
In response to a Vox piece headlined, Did Tony die at the end of The Sopranos?, David Chase sent the following statement through his publicist:
Muslim cleric to Sean Hannity: Sharia will be implemented in America - it's coming to a place very close to you
On the Sean Hannity show, Muslim cleric Imam Anjem Choudary commented on the implementation of ISIS' goals: "I'm afraid you are living in a dream world. The Sharia will be implemented in America. It's coming to a place very close to you."
The News Sorority is a gossipy book about Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer & Christiana Amanpour
Lloyd Grove: In a juicy new tell all book, The News Sorority, Katie Couric comes across as brash, striving, and self absorbed, Diane Sawyer is a Machiavellian, often inscrutable workaholic, and Christiane Amanpour has an off putting moral superiority.
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow record new Friends episode (video)
Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow reunited for a skit on the chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live, which saw the three female leads reviving their beloved characters – in a way.
Why every '80s sitcom decided to kill off the Mom
You have to wonder why, then, networks decided the 1980s were a good time to start killing off moms. It's a little startling how many shows there were where the mother was either dead
CNN commentators doubt CNN Ferguson audio scoop
CNN aired a purported audiotape of the shooting of Michael Brown Jr, 18, on August 9 in Ferguson, Missouri. CNN law enforcement analyst Tom Fuentes: “When I heard this yesterday, I thought - it’s a hoax ".
Jon Stewart: I guarantee you that every person of color in this country has faced an indignity
Jon Stewart on The Daily Show said: "I guarantee you that every person of color in this country has faced an indignity. From the ridiculous, to the grotesque, to the sometimes fatal at some point in their last couple of hours."
ESPN says it regrets Michael Sam shower report that drew criticism
On Tuesday, while providing an update about Michael Sam’s quest to make the St. Louis Rams’ final roster, reporter Josina Anderson said that a Rams “defensive player told me that
Minority actors have the lead roles in half a dozen TV series
When the major networks announced their fall schedules in May at least half a dozen series had minority actors in the lead roles.
Diane Sawyer says goodbye as anchor of ABC World News: It is time to say goodnight (video)
ABC News’ Diane Sawyer signed off for the last time as anchor of World News, wrapping her 5 year tenure on the program. The show ranked No. 1 in the news demo for her final full week.
Quote of the day
Chelsea Handler on the series finale of Chelsea Lately on E!

“We are wrapping up seven years of ridiculous stupidity. I’m very impressed with myself. The only other place I spent seven years in one place was high school. Over the run of this show I’ve made some great friends, a lot of enemies, and I have personally gained and lost over 3,500 pounds.”

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