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Roger Ailes: I hired Sarah Palin ‘because she was hot’

Roger Ailes’ latest comments about Sarah Palin will be further proof to many that the Fox News chairman is sexist, but he probably is too rich and too powerful to care. In an interview celebrating the 15th anniversary of Fox News, Ailes told The Associated Press that he hired the…

Colbert: ESPN caved to Don’t-compare-Obama-to-Hitler-stapo

Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert worried Tuesday that he might not be “ready for some football” without Hank Williams Jr.’s Monday Night Football theme song. Williams’ song has kicked off the Monday night game since 1989, but ESPN pulled it from Monday night’s game after he likened President Barack Obama to…

Disney plans more 3D remakes after ‘Lion King’

Disney plans to release 3D versions of four more classic movies, including “Finding Nemo” and “The Little Mermaid,” after the success of the revived “The Lion King,” the studio announced. A 3D version of “Beauty and the Beast,” originally from 1991, will hit screens in January next year, followed in September 2012…

Michele Bachmann appears in Bad Lip Reading video

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is the latest political figure to be poorly dubbed by the aptly-named Bad Lip Reading crew. Watch video, uploaded to YouTube on Monday, below: Bad Lip Reading also has video of Texas Gov. Rick Perry telling folks to get “these goats for our computer industry.”…

NBC shuts down ‘Playboy Club’ after three episodes

LOS ANGELES — NBC pulled the plug on “The Playboy Club” on Tuesday after just three episodes in the face of poor ratings and an outcry from parents who thought the 1960s-themed drama was too hot for prime time. “That is true,” an NBC spokesman told AFP when asked to…

‘The Simpsons’ faces possible cancellation over actors’ pay

Fox’s long-running popular animated show “The Simpsons” may come to an abrupt halt this spring after its 23rd season on air because of a financial dispute between the show’s voice actors and the network, The Daily Beast reported. The six principal voice actors on the series have been asked by…

Moore: The ‘Occupy’ movement will only continue to grow

Appearing on Monday night’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, activist filmmaker Michael Moore explained that the “Occupy Wall Street” movement has all the momentum it needs to continue growing rapidly. “This is something much larger. We oppose the way our economy is structured. The economic system itself, at its core, is…

Lawrence O’Donnell blasts ‘little’ Breitbart’s sexist remarks

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell on Monday slammed Andrew Breitbart for calling Rep. Nancy Pelosi a “bitch” and saying comedian Janeane Garofalo was “Hollywood’s sympathy fuck.” Breitbart made the comments Friday at the Chicago Tea Party’s TeaCon 2011 Convention in Schaumburg. “When I see him on that stage I see little…

CNN anchor mocks ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters over TARP

CNN anchor Erin Burnett mocked the “Occupy Wall Street” protest during the “Seriously!?” segment of her show, which debuted on Monday. “What are they protesting?” she asked of the demonstration. “Nobody seems to know.” Burnett noted it was not “just a bunch of hippies protesting” and then played footage of…

Ken Burns: Current political climate resembles prohibition era

Ken Burns — the creator of the recent PBS documentary series Prohibition — told Reason.TV that the current political climate in the United States is very similar to the lead up to alcohol prohibition in the 1920′s, but not because of current drug laws. “Alcohol is used by every culture,…

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