Is ole’ Bill getting soft in his old age? Back in the day, the conservative Fox host would take up the cause with the fundamentalist Christian group One Million Moms (“Who Hate Everything” is usually left off their title) in their boycott of JCPenney for using Ellen DeGeneres as a spokesperson.
Instead, in an editorial in today’s New York Post (as well as a recent episode of his show) Bill O’Reilly defends Ms. DeGeneres, scolds the Moms, and even suggests that they set their sights on a non-gay pop culture icon more deserving of their scorn.
The downstairs area of Pure Yoga on the Upper East Side, where the lifestyle expert Kathy Freston celebrated the publication of her new wellness book, The Quantum Wellness Cleanse, on Wednesday, May 6, was a collision of important Manhattan men, many of whom were friends of her husband, former Viacom CEO Tom Freston.
While the Read More
Today on Salon, Rebecca Traister looks at how daytime television—particularly The View, Ellen, and The Rachael Ray Show—is impacting the election.
Writes Ms. Traister:
Credit Sarah Palin, or Hillary Clinton, or unprecedented excitement over the historic candidacy of Barack Obama and appreciation for his exceptionally appealing wife. Maybe it’s the panic about the Read More
There’s hope! Striking writers and the networks that loathe them have agreed to resume contract talks after Thanksgiving. But then, it’s kind of a TV weekend. How to avoid the many repeats this holiday week? For starters, Ellen Degeneres may have canceled her trip to New York City this week—being protested would be Read More
It’s been a week since we last spoke with celebrity life coach Patrick Wanis, Ph.D., so we called him earlier today to ask him some of the more pressing questions celebrities are posing right now.
We started things off with Writers Guild Enemy No. 1, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres Read More
Not long after Ellen DeGeneres beckoned bile from Writers Guild members for crossing picket lines, the talk show host has killed plans to tape The Ellen DeGeneres Show in New York next week. Among those “delighted” with her decision—Michael Winship, president of the Guild’s East Coast arm. “She knows that the Writers Read More
Iggy, the dog that launched a thousand tears, is doing fine. In the wake of Ellen DeGeneres’ on-air breakdown over the pup’s forced return to an animal shelter, the Affenpinscher mix is following the TV host’s lead by hitting the airwaves to promote pet adoption awareness. According to an attorney who represents Mutts Read More
It doesn’t quite match up to the horror of last month’s YouTube phenomenon created by that Britney Spears fanatic, but today’s Ellen DeGeneres Show features the beloved host weeping–actual tears!–over Iggy, a dog she rescued from a shelter last month. Instead of letting Iggy shack up chez Ellen, Ms. DeGeneres decided Read More
David Fincher’s Zodiac, from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt, based on the book by Robert Graysmith, provides the latest installment of Mr. Fincher’s curiously perverse career, spent in the indulgence and exploitation of baroque forms of depravity and evil. He began uneventfully enough with the inauspicious derivativeness of a sequel to a sequel in Alien Read More
“It’s like a Super Bowl for lesbians!” shouted Marie Fiorino into the phone at Henrietta Hudson, the West Village lesbian bar she manages. “People are into this thing like crazy.”
She was referring to the Ellen DeGeneres-produced HBO movie If These Walls Could Talk 2 . Among lesbians in New York, no television event of Read More