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The Daily News’ gossip page continues to hammer away at what it calls “the rapidly imploding down-market New York Post” over yesterday’s Post front page alleging that Eliot Spitzer sucked his topless girlfiriend’s toes in a hot tub at a Jamaican resort.
Is there anything more beautiful than feeling the cool air of fall start to kick back up? Then again, is there anything more depressing than coming to realize in the very same moment that summer has nearly passed? Sure, we’ve spent these waning days of late July and early August complaining about the heat, but who ever wants to contemplate seasonal change? What did we really do with our summer, after all?
Poor Bob Costas. Now we know why the NBC news host and Olympics anchor has been sequestered away in his tower of green screens and library books: because other people at the network’s local affiliates are planning on killing him.
Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle crafted an epic opening ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics. It was filled with uniquely British pageantry, drama, great music and classically quirky humor. At least American audiences afflicted with NBC’s tape-delayed coverage of the Friday night spectacular think Mr. Boyle accomplished this. We can’t be sure, because the consensus online seems to be that NBC’s tape-delayed coverage of the Opening Ceremony was terrible. Screen Rant was pointed:
That’s the sense we get from Greenlight Capital founder’s second-quarter letter to investors, in which Mr. Einhorn also “throws France under the bond vigilante bus” (Zero Hedge), celebrates his successful short of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (down more than 50 percent) and wonders when his wife, Cheryl, an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School, will quit poaching Greenlight research analysts.
The whole letter is up at Dealbreaker; a piece of Mr. Einhorn’s summary of the European situation is here:
Let the games begin!” said Natalie Morales. “O.K., maybe not just yet.”
It was the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 9, three and a half days before the kickoff of the Winter Olympics, and on NBC’s Today the “Countdown to Vancouver” was in full swing. From the slopes of Cypress Mountain, Ms. Morales, in a red Read More
No matter what the outcome of the tests now being conducted on the Roger Clemens-Brian McNamee syringes and no matter what the outcome of the anti-defamation suits Clemens and McNamee have filed against each other and no matter whether the government finds grounds to indict Clemens on perjury, there’s one issue that no one is Read More
The Huffington Post’s Media page alerts us to a note from Bob Costas on NBC’s ‘The Daily Nightly’ blog. In it, Mr. Costas apologizes to his colleague Brian Williams and Olympics superstar Michael Phelps for passing along an erroneous report that Bruce Springsteen had dedicated "Born in the U.S.A." to Mr. Read More
The Time Warner Center often rightfully gets credit for sparking Columbus Circle’s renaissance and laying the groundwork for at least eight new condo developments in a five-block radius since it opened in 2003. So you can’t help but wonder if developer Related Companies ever gets peeved when the buildings it paved the way Read More
Last night, Vanity Fair contributing editor Buzz Bissinger appeared opposite—well, to the side of—Deadspin.com’s Will Leitch on Bob Costas’ Bob Castas Now in a special "Live Town Hall Edition." The show was billed as "Taking stock of the sports media landscape, including the rise of internet bloggers and sports talk radio." Read More