Posts tagged ‘CNN’

August 18, 2011

Anderson Cooper Lose It on Live TV (CNN): Cute!

by Accidental Bear

Our Anderson Cooper loses himself to a number two joke and giggles like a school girl. I claimed him as ours, yes I did.

Before signing off each night, Anderson Cooper concludes AC360 with a segment called the “Ridiculist,” during which he comments on some trivial bit of news or pop culture. It’s a chance for Cooper to show off his less serious side, but he took things to a whole new level tonight when his own joke about French actor/plane urinator Gérard Depardieu caused him to giggle uncontrollably for a minute or so on live TV.

August 10, 2011

Binational couple: We want equal treatment (CNN Video Interview)

by Accidental Bear

 

ThinkProgress.org reports “This afternoon, CNN hosted Bradford Wells and Anthony John Makk, a binational couple married in Massachusetts in 2004. Makk — who is an Australian — applied for permanent residency, but his application has been denied since the Defense of Marriage Act prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex relationships. Wells had this message for those who support the discriminatory law: “I would like someone to try to uphold the Constitution of the United States. I would like equal treatment. I want my marriage to be recognized just like every other marriage in this country is recognized.” Watch it:

August 2, 2011

Rachel Maddow is in it, to Win it!! Extends MSNBC Contract

by Accidental Bear

TEAM RACHEL!!

MSNBC has extended Rachel Maddow’s contract in a new multi-year deal that will keep the primetime host at the cable news network well beyond the 2012 presidential election.

Rachel Maddow

The announcement is expected to come Tuesday at the network’s portion of the semi-annual Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles.

The news comes as MSNBC has already locked in many staffers and longtime contributors with contract extensions, a response to overtures from erstwhile MSNBC host Keith Olbermann, who abruptly left MSNBC last January. Maddow’s previous contract was not set to expire until next year. MORE

July 28, 2011

September 12th, Anderson Cooper Kicks off Anderson, His Daytime Talk Show

by Accidental Bear

Anderson, I love-hate you. Lets see if your daytime talk show sways opinion to one side or the other.

(via www.afterelton.com)

If Anderson Cooper isn’t already one of the busiest journalists working in television today, he’s certainly about to be: on September 12, Cooper kicks off Anderson, his daytime talk show.

While sitting in the Beverly Hilton for the summer edition of the Television Critics Association press tour, however, Cooper repeatedly assured the assembled TV critics that he’s up to the task of maintaining a day job while still doing his duties at CNN in the evening and occasionally contributing to CBS’s 60 Minutes.

“You know, I manage my time really well,” said Cooper. “The schedule of this show, we’re taping it and shooting it in the same building where I work at CNN, in New York. I think it’s all very do-able. It’s going to be a lot of work, but I like working hard. I’ve been working hard for a long time now.”

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July 8, 2011

R.I.P. Betty Ford

by Accidental Bear

RIP: Betty Ford

RIP: Former First Lady Betty Ford, wife of the late former president Gerald Ford, has passed away this afternoon in her Rancho Mirage home. She was 93.

Ford, whose personal struggles with alcoholism led her to co-found the Betty Ford Center, a California-based chemical dependency recovery hospital, dedicated her life to public service and social activism. For her work, Ford received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and, later, the Congressional Gold Medal.

[abcnews / photo: wikimedia.]

May 16, 2011

CNN Anchor Lemon Comes Out, Nobody’s Shocked

by Accidental Bear

Out news anchor Rachel Maddow called for other gay anchors to come out, come out where ever you are and be part of the “visible” gay force. Whether her words fell on deaf ears or not, anchors are publicly coming out as gay left and right. Most recently Don Lemon who has anchored at CNN since 2006. Lemon has published a book titled “Transparent,” Mr. Lemon has a lot to say about reporting for television and about journalism in general. But he knows enough about news to recognize what will get this book noticed. (NyTimes) ”

via www.nytimes.com

“It’s quite different for an African-American male,” he said. “It’s about the worst thing you can be in black culture. You’re taught you have to be a man; you have to be masculine. In the black community they think you can pray the gay away.” He said he believed the negative reaction to male homosexuality had to do with the history of discrimination that still affects many black Americans, as well as the attitudes of some black women.

“You’re afraid that black women will say the same things they do about how black men should be dating black women.” He added, “I guess this makes me a double minority now.”

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March 30, 2011

Ask the Expert: Is Anderson Cooper’s closet really about bias?

by Accidental Bear

Anderson Cooper is one of those men I haven’t really spent any time thinking about. He doesn’t fly into my radar. People get so angry when a gay public figure doesn’t go public tell everyone how GAY they are. Him being a flaming homosexual is not his job, reporting the news is his job. I think this may be a case of discretion, which I think more people would benefit from having. I think gays should not take it so personally and mind their own business.

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Q: I’m confused by Anderson Cooper. Gawker says he brought his boyfriend to Mardi Gras. I know his whole schtick is that he doesn’t talk about his personal life because he doesn’t want it to compromise his neutrality as a journalist, which is standard behavior and something that I have no problem with. But he is far from neutral when it comes to LGBT rights. He’s been very active in covering anti-bullying news and other things relevant to the LGBT community, and in my opinion, I think that compromises his neutrality. Also, can we really consider him in the closet if he attends such public events as Mardi Gras with his “boyfriend?

I don’t know what to think. Some say he should disclose his sexuality just as he discloses that he comes from wealthy family and modeled for Calvin Klein. On the other hand, he’s talked about LGBT topics, favorably, in public before. It’s almost as if, by not coming out, he’s letting people pass some unspoken judgment about him and his opinion of/relationship with homosexuality. Bu why should I even be concerned with his personal life, especially considering I have the privilege of not being in the lime light? — Chaz, New Orleans, LA

A: If Anderson Cooper really is gay, I absolutely support his right to be publicly closeted if that’s his choice. Only he can decide what’s right for him.

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March 7, 2011

Palin Say’s some fighting words about kathy Griffin

by Accidental Bear

If it came down to a claws scratching fist throwing street fight I think Palin would tear apart Kathy. Kathy sharp like a knife with a tongue would have to call on her enormous (love that word) gay Bear following to steam roll her. As far as Palin calling Kathy a has been, although she may be a ripe ole age of 50 “our”  Kathy (I claim the good ones) is just peaking!!

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro asked Sarah Palin how she feels about comedienne Kathy Griffin playing a “Tea Party candidate,” one some say resembles Palin, on an upcoming episode of Glee.

Clearly Palin’s not too pleased about the casting, or Griffin, whom she calls a “50-year old bully” and a “has-been.”

You know, Kathy Griffin can do anything to me or say anything about me, because you know, she’s kind of this – she’s a 50-year-old adult bully is really what she is…

She’s kind of a has-been comedian and she can do those things to me. I would just ask for respect of my children. As she had stated on CNN that her New Year’s resolution was to destroy my 16-year-old daughter, that takes it a little too far.

Kathy, pick on me, come up to Alaska and pick on me, but leave my kids alone.

If Griffin were indeed to fly up to Alaska, and the two women came to blows, my money would be on Mama Grizzly Palin. Something tells me she knows how to handle herself in such a situation.

Read more: http://www.towleroad.com/2011/03/watch-sarah-palin-unsheathes-claws-for-bully-kathy-griffin.html#ixzz1FvPQ4Euy

 

December 12, 2010

Get Lost on Tumblr!

by Accidental Bear

Tumblr , why can’t I quit you! ( why would you want to! )

I have many of times sat down with the good intentions of getting some serious work done and then….. I log onto Tumblr, check my ” i like” , see who’s reblogged me, relog things and then POOF, with out even blinking an eye ( ok, thats a lie), 4 precious hours of my life are gone. Tumblr, thank you for feeding the procrastination monster that lives within me.

Here are a few of my favorite Tumblr blogs ( warning some have adult content) :

http://szakall.tumblr.com/

http://the-artfuldodger.tumblr.com/

http://mucksnipe.tumblr.com/

http://ifuckinglovegingerguys.tumblr.com/

http://fuckyeahcolbykeller.tumblr.com/

http://dudeswithbeardseatingcupcakes.tumblr.com/

http://mydirtylens.tumblr.com/

http://unhappyhipsters.com/

http://summerdiary.tumblr.com/

http://sailorjunkers.com/

http://scruffscruffandbeards.tumblr.com/

http://adamtheterrible.tumblr.com/

http://fuckyeahbeards.tumblr.com/

http://sissydudeomen2.tumblr.com/

http://redbeardedoctopus.tumblr.com/

(Me of course)