PopWatch Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch Blog

Tag: News (1-10 of 18)

Watch the most awkward, vulgar, hilarious news bloopers of 2014

NEWS-BLOOPERS.jpg

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.

READ FULL STORY

Watch a BBC reporter appear really stoned while filming in front of burning opium

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.

READ FULL STORY

Pundits on C-SPAN receive a surprise call on air... from their mother

cspan

There’s few things kids are more embarrassed by more frequently than their parents, but rarely is that embarrassment on a nationally televised level.

READ FULL STORY

Peabody Awards honor 'Breaking Bad,' 'Orphan Black,' and more

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.”

READ FULL STORY

Watch 15 minutes of 2013's best news bloopers

news-bloopers.jpg

Think of the video below as the gift that keeps on giving. Appropriately-named YouTube user NewsBeFunny has compiled 15 minutes of the year’s best news bloopers to hit the Internet. READ FULL STORY

Giddy child hacks Fox News website? Yeah, not so much

fox-news

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

Singer Eydie Gorme dies at 84

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 grievance resolved with producers of Broadway's 'Orphans'

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

Asiana Airlines crash: Local news station apologizes for airing racist pilot names -- VIDEO

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

North Dakota anchorman channels Ron Burgundy... by dropping an f-bomb -- VIDEO

UPDATE (April 23): A.J. Clemente fired for on-air profanity

ORIGINAL POST: Who doesn’t love the smell of schadenfreude in the morning?

Newly-minted news anchor A.J. Clemente must have been excited about hosting the weekend news for KFYR-TV in Bismarck, N.D. for the very first time this Sunday. Unfortunately, his anticipation manifested in just about the worst way possible. Right before he first appeared on air, Clemente — apparently unaware that his mic was on — was practicing saying “Tsegaye Kebede” out loud.  The London Marathon winner‘s name proved difficult for Clemente to wrap his head around — which prompted the anchor to mutter “f—in’ sh–” to himself, rattling both his co-anchor Van Tieu and the fine, honest folk of the Peace Garden State.

Once he looked up and made eye contact with the camera, he muttered some words about being from West Virginia that hopefully sounded better to him in his head. Somewhere, the Boom Goes the Dynamite Guy is smiling.

Watch the blunder here, if you don’t mind both strong language and incredible, incredible awkwardness.

READ FULL STORY

Latest Videos

Advertisement

From Our Partners

TV Recaps

Powered by WordPress.com VIP