Of all the pieces to be yielded by Andrew Breitbart’s death, this one is handily the strangest: A report from Daily Mail columnist Toby Harnden that the controversial conservative pundit was working on a CNN show with Anthony Weiner, the New York congressman ousted by a sexting scandal last year.
Beloved Bloomberg on-air blonde bombshell Lizzie O’Leary (who once hid behind the mic at N.P.R.) is parting ways with the financial news service, and hitting it big time: the Observer Media Power Bachelorette is on her way to CNN, where she’ll be reporting on-air for the cable news giant on aviation and transportation regulations. Read More
New Year's Eve
As television stations fight for viewers home alone watching television as the ball drops to midnight like feral dogs fighting over scraps of decayed meat, anchors and hosts have had to ramp up their “disgusting” quotient in order to add enough shock value to their programming to warrant next-day coverage.
Don’t expect us to fall for your witchcraft logic, Delaware also-ran Christine O’Donnell. Your support of Mitt Romney, when questioned today on CNN about his inconsistencies over the years, was met by the most baffling of endorsements ever…unless you were trying to ruin his campaign? Through black magic??
In September, retail brokerage veteran Patrick Breslin joined Studley as executive vice president of East Coast Retail Services, a division that, until now, the international real estate firm never had reason to focus on. The former president of Grubb & Ellis’s U.S. retail division and a retail broker at CBRE, Mr. Breslin, 50, spoke about his strategy at the International Council of Shopping Centers this week, his goals for Studley’s new East Coast Retail division and father Jimmy Breslin’s views on commercial real estate.
Occupy Wall Street
A lot of people have been asking, “Where did all the people from Occupy Wall Street go to?” Well, some of them are holding G.A. meetings at 60 Wall Street (in the Deutsche Bank atrium), or doing work at the TD Bank that they’re currently occupying. CNN got the tip off and headed over to “The Occupied Office” (which at first we thought was going to be an Office parody because that’s how they styled their signs).
CNN has acquired San Francisco-based tech company Zite, CNN Worldwide president Jim Walton announced today. Zite is a free news app for iPads that collects user data to curate (or aggregate) a personalized variety of content from free sources accross the web in a magazine-style experience.
All of the Zite team is sticking around, though it will be a wholly owned subsidiary and stand-alone business of CNN.
Zite is a Flipboard competitor, and its curation practices have elicted a bunch of cease and desists from news producers like the Washington Post and the AP, according to TechCrunch.
As the fallout from last week’s reveal of our Media Power Bachelor and Bachelorette lists continues to unfold—and then some—we took note of one of the more famous names to publicly acknowledge having made our list, the openly gay and supposedly taken CNN anchor Don Lemon. In a column penned for CNN’s website today, Mr. Lemon clears up any misconceptions one might have about his marital status (or his inclusion on the list).
Piers Morgan joined New York social-media startup VYou yesterday–the service allows users to communicate with friends, fans, and followers by recording short videos answering questions of varying degrees of pertinence. Piers’s default video, running on a loop, shows him sitting in front of a picture of Kim Kardashian, covering his mouth with a closed Read More
The French Culinary Institute has got hold of a 3D printer that can print food.
It can only print through a syringe, meaning its creations all resemble dried ramen noodles, but chefs are using it to write with icing and create food in simple, stringy shapes. Any liquidy raw food can be used for printing. Read More