When TV airs live, there’s bound to be some mistakes made–occasionally incorrect b-roll, vulgar man on the street interviews, a rogue skateboard that hits a reporter in the head. Thankfully, 2014 had no shortage of amazing news bloopers.
Tag: News (1-10 of 18)
After a year packed to the brim with almost uniformly terrible news, BBC Middle East correspondent Quentin Summerville felt that some levity was in order. So he shared a video of himself losing his composure while standing in front of eight and a half “tonnes” of burning opium, heroin, and other narcotics.
While we can’t say for sure that he was subsequently stoned out of his mind, it’s a pretty reasonable explanation for the fit of giggles that renders Summerville incapable of completing his report.
There’s few things kids are more embarrassed by more frequently than their parents, but rarely is that embarrassment on a nationally televised level.
The University of Georgia’s 73rd Annual Peabody Awards set a record with 46 recipients, which were announced today on CBS This Morning. The winners, chosen from nearly 1,100 entries, were selected by the Peabody board to be named the “best in electronic media for 2013.”
To be fair, we don’t really know who’s to blame for the fake zombie news banner and delirious featured story (headline: “WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!”; subhead: “STUFF YO”) that appeared suddenly on Fox News’ website just moments ago — though the cable channel itself blames “an internal production problem.” [Oh, wait — actually, we do! Scroll down to see an official statement from Fox News.]
READ FULL STORY
Iconic nightclub singer and vocalist Eydie Gorme, best known for her Grammy-nominated 1963 hit, “Blame it on the Bossa Nova,” died Saturday in Las Vegas following a brief illness. She was 84.
Gorme and her husband, Steve Lawrence, met in 1953 when Gorme joined the cast of a local New York TV show hosted by Steve Allen. The duo, who married in 1957, became one of the most enduring vocal teams in pop music history. Lawrence, their son David, and others close to the family were with her at the time of her death, according to Foxnews.com.
In a statement, Lawrence said: “Eydie has been my partner on stage and in life for more than 55 years. I fell in love with her the moment I saw her and even more the first time I heard her sing. While my personal loss is unimaginable, the world has lost one of the greatest pop vocalists of all time.”
In addition to Lawrence and their son, Gorme is survived by a granddaughter. Her other son, Michael, died of heart failure in 1986.
Watch a video of Gorme in action below:
READ FULL STORY
Shia LaBeouf battled creepy neighbors (Disturbia), Prohibition baddies (Lawless) and a messload of Transformers on film, but the Great White Way seemed to defeat him before he even stepped onstage.
His early exit from the Broadway revival of the three-hander drama Orphans (which our Thom Geier gave an A- this spring) over “creative differences,” stemming from the tension between him and co-star Alec Baldwin, which was well-documented after the fact and made lots of headlines but couldn’t save the show from closing mere weeks after opening with mixed reviews. (Interestingly, it was the role neither Baldwin nor LaBeouf played that got the most attention, played by Tony nominee Tom Sturridge, who was also making his Broadway debut.)
But after a grievance filed by LaBeouf to Actors’ Equity Association, producers Fred Zollo and Robert Cole released a statement today saying the matter has been resolved. Read the statement below:
READ FULL STORY
The names of the pilots aboard Asiana Airlines Flight 214 have not yet been made public, so Bay Area TV station KTVU thought it had quite the scoop during its Friday afternoon broadcast — only the whole thing was clearly a prank that went too far.
The news anchor read what she said were the names of four pilots — including the clearly fictional (and highly offensive) “Captain Sum Ting Wong” and “Wi Tu Lo” — even claiming the National Transportation Safety Board had confirmed the information. Video of the blunder has gone viral, and the station has since apologized and tried to explain how it possibly happened.
Watch the saga unfold in the video below:
READ FULL STORY
- Tyler James Williams joins CBS spinoff series
- 'Steve Jobs' finalizes cast, begins filming
- Christopher Reeve's son joins 'SportsCenter'
- Katie Holmes back on TV in 'Ray Donovan'
- Benedict Cumberbatch apology for remark
- 'Togetherness' renewed by HBO for season 2
- 'Game of Thrones' IMAX ticket sales surge
- David Tennant cast as 'Jessica Jones' villain
- Emma Watson as 'Beauty and the Beast' Belle
- Apple Watch expected to ship in April
- Neil Patrick Harris to visit 'Actors Studio'
- 'Chicago P.D.' role for 'Shameless' alum