This morning was not a good morning for Laura Ingraham, the conservative commentator who hosts a syndicated radio show that is broadcast across the country. Today, Ingraham’s show had some technical difficulties, which led her to curse out her executive producer Drew Charmichael live on-air when she thought her mic was dead.
“Bear! Bear! You’re breaking it! You’re breaking my kayak! Why are you breaking my kayak?! Bear! STOP!”
A fight over a mall parking spot ended rather badly when one of the men suddenly decided the best way to resolve things was to destroy everything in sight.
Poor Courtney Friel. Early this morning, the KTLA anchor was thrown in a Nevada desert to babble for an hour during the Planet Hollywood/BritneySpears.com livestream announcing Britney Spears' upcoming Vegas residency. Often, she had no idea what was going on — she wondered aloud half a dozen times if she would ever get to talk to Britney (spoiler alert: she didn't). During the technically plagued livestream, Friel regularly had no idea what to talk about, so she discussed the imminent sunrise a few times, pointed out the "gadgets" being used to film her, showed off cue cards, and at one point squealed, "Oh my gosh, look! There is a drone!" That last outburst is my favorite thing in the highlight reel we put together of Friel's bumbling antics above.
On Wednesday failed mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner yelled at a Jewish voter in Brooklyn’s Borough Park after the voter suggested that Weiner should drop out of the mayoral race. Watch the thoughtful discussion of morality and divine judgement that ensued.
The Lisa Turtle meltdown of 2012 is still happening. Still.
Justin Bieber is in a cranky mood these days, which means he's either teething or ruing the day that his mother ever pushed him into a life of public scrutiny and emotional dwarfism. On Sunday's American Music Awards, he dedicated one award to his haters and, during his Artist of the Year (ha, Artist of the Year, can you imagine?) acceptance speech, he moaned, "It's hard growing up with everything going on, with everyone watching me."
While most of us are celebrating Mitt Romney's defeat in the streets by legally smoking marijuana and gay-marrying randomly-chosen passers-by, not everyone is quite so happy. And thanks to Twitter, we know about it. Vibrating bologna loaf Donald Trump, mistakenly believing that Romney won the popular vote, is calling for "revolution," — revolution! — while former SNL actress Victoria Jackson is sobbing and telling Christians that they "disgust" her. We've saved all of their most embarrassing (some already deleted) Tweets here:
Jack White played a show last night at Radio City Music Hall. It was heavily hyped. Understandably, people were very excited to see the ex-White Stripe frontman do his thing. The feeling, apparently, was not mutual as White stopped playing after just 45 minutes. While it's not entirely clear what set White off, he was at one point upset with a lack of crowd participation, or something.
Shit happens at music festivals — shit like Green Day losing 20 minutes of their set to Usher. Is it fair? No. Is Billie Joe's profanity-laden temper tantrum amazing? God, yes.
"Tom Cruise like I've never seen him!" is how Oprah Winfrey described it on May 23, 2005, at the top of an episode of her show that would go on to become its most memorable: the one with the couch jumping. She wasn't lying. Cruise was known for being guarded and tight-lipped about his private life, and his effusive display was enough to overshadow his career and to redefine his star status. Reporting on Paramount's decision to sever its 14-year production deal with Cruise in 2006, the New York Times described the post-Oprah events as, "Tom Cruise's yearlong metamorphosis from pure box-office phenomenon to pop-culture punch line."
Kim Delaney, of NYPD Blue and Army Wives "fame", was giving a "speech" at the National Constitution Center to honor former defense secretary Robert Gates yesterday. Well, she showed up looking a mess and barely making sense while she tried to read the speech off a teleprompter. Oh, and it was on live TV.
A seriously disturbed bridegroom, upset over the tab for his wedding at Peckforton Castle in Britain, allegedly took matters into his own hands over the weekend by lighting the place on fire after everyone had gone to sleep. The Daily Mail reports that over 100 firefighters responded to the blaze that started at around 4:45 am. Some 70 wedding guests were sleeping at the time and a man, presumably the bridegroom, was arrested.
Newt Gingrich, outsider candidate for president, addressed reporters at his decidedly inside-the-Beltway home in McLean, Virginia this morning, regarding yesterday's hilarious mass quitting of 16 top staffers. No, he's not ending his campaign, you amoral leeches. In fact yesterday's implosion was quite liberating! Now he can run the brilliant, innovative campaign he's always wanted, freed from the calcified constraints of the "traditional consulting community."