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Local news crew learns first rule of media: Don't hang up on Oprah -- VIDEO

Ladies and gentlemen, we may have just found the real world’s very own Jerry Gergich.

His name — appropriately enough — is Larry Potash, and he’s been anchoring Chicago’s WGN Morning News for 18 years. In all that time, he and his team have managed to fly under the national radar… until a few days ago, when a clip of the morning news crew accidentally hanging up on a guest went viral.

Why was the gaffe such a big deal? Simple: The guest happened to be Oprah Winfrey.


Insult to injury: 'Smash' spells Anjelica Huston's name wrong in the finale

Forget all that stuff about sabotage-induced scheduling: Smash proved during the second hour of its 120-minute series finale that the show had no trouble shooting itself in the character shoe.


North Dakota anchorman fired for on-air profanity

There are bad first days at a new job and then there are days like the one news anchor A.J. Clemente had at KFYR-TV in Bismarck, N.D. on Sunday. Unaware that his mic was live and he was on-air, Clemente’s first broadcast words were “f—in’ sh–” while he practiced the difficult-to-pronounce name of the winner of the London Marathon. His obviously rattled co-anchor Van Tieu tried to cover, but alas, the poor guy was fired by the station.

“Unfortunately KFYRTV has decided to let me go. Thank you to them and everyone in ND for the opportunity and everyone for the support,” Clemente tweeted yesterday.

Video of the incident spread like wildfire yesterday online, so much so that last night’s top-10 list on The Late Show With David Letterman was “Top 10 Signs Your First Day As A News Anchor Didn’t Go Well.”

For his part, Clemente has maintained a sense of humor about his “rookie mistake” tweeting things like “I’m a free agent. Can’t help but laugh at myself and stay positive. Wish I didn’t trip over my ‘Freaking Shoes’ out of the gate” and, more recently, “Find #teamAJ a job.”

Relive the Ron Burgundy-esque, NSFW magic 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.


Anne Hathaway addresses 'Les Mis' premiere wardrobe malfunction -- VIDEO

Matt Lauer doesn’t mess around. When he greeted Anne Hathaway on the Today show this morning, the host got right down to business: “Good to see you,” he said. “Seen a lot of you lately.”

Lauer, of course, was referring to Hathaway’s major wardrobe malfunction at Monday’s Les Mis premiere. While exiting her car in a tight Tom Ford gown, the Oscar nominee accidentally flashed a crowd of photographers — who quickly noticed that Hathaway wasn’t wearing underwear.

The actress was clearly reluctant to discuss the mishap with Lauer. But after some prodding, she launched into an articulate response that skillfully turned the question on its head: “Well, it was obviously an unfortunate incident,” she began. “It kind of made me sad on two accounts. One was that I was very sad that we live in an age when someone takes a picture of another person in a vulnerable moment and rather than delete it, and do the decent thing, sells it. And I’m sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies sexuality of unwilling participants, which takes us back to Les Mis, because that’s what my character is.”

Boom! Did Hathaway miss her calling? She’d make a great PR flack, or maybe a high-powered lawyer.


Justin Timberlake apologizes for 'unsavory' wedding video

Justin Timberlake has issued an apology on his website for a video that shows homeless people from Los Angeles congratulating him on his wedding to Jessica Biel. The video, obtained by Gawker, was created by a friend of Timberlake’s, Justin Huchel, and was released on the Internet earlier this week.

“I’d like to start off by saying that I don’t live my life making fun of people (unless, of course, I’m making fun of myself on SNL),” the singer wrote in an open letter. “Especially, those who are less fortunate or those in need. I grew up with a family and community that instilled ideals in me like hard work, honesty and empathy.”

While he calls the recording “silly” and “unsavory,” he says it was “made as a joke and not in any way in mockery” and claims that he “had no knowledge of its existence. I had absolutely ZERO contribution to it.”


Carrie Ann Inaba falls off chair while judging 'Dancing With the Stars' -- HILARIOUS GIF

I just want to make sure everyone gets to enjoy this in low-quality pixelated form as much as I enjoyed it in high-definition television form. Here’s Dancing With the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inahhhhhh-ber getting struck by a tidal wave of sexual energy (thanks to Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd’s rumba) and falling off her chair during tonight’s performance show:

“LET THE BABY-MAKING BEGIN!” Carrie Ann screamed; then toppled over while saying “That was ridiculous.” OH WAS IT? Not to be outdone, Bruno Tonioli promptly splayed himself face-up on the judges’ table in his usual “Take me. Love me! Devour me.” position.

It was bound to happen! I’m just surprised it took 15 seasons. (And a little bit shocked it wasn’t Bruno instead.) She’s fine, by the way, otherwise I would never have posted this. Yeah right!

I give Carrie Ann’s performance a 10. “Tehhhhhhhhhn!” READ FULL STORY

Bret Easton Ellis thought it would be a good idea to defend Paris Hilton

When somebody calls gay people “disgusting” and says that “most of them probably have AIDS,” the natural human reaction is to agree with them.

Wait — no it isn’t! So what the heck is up with Bret Easton Ellis?

Over the weekend, the controversial writer sent a controversial pair of controversial tweets: “I kind of agree with Paris Hilton,” followed by “As someone who has used Grindr? Paris Hilton isn’t that far off.”

But this isn’t the first time Ellis has antagonized the gay community on Twitter.  READ FULL STORY

'Mother Jones' posts full Romney 'secret video'; 47 reasons for late-night comedy writers to celebrate -- VIDEO

Talk about politics as entertainment!

Yesterday afternoon, liberal magazine Mother Jones made waves by posting a “secret video” of Mitt Romney saying indelicate things about some of his potential constituents. Though the mag initially blurred out everything in the video save for Romney’s face and refused to disclose when and where it was recorded, MoJo later revealed that the Republican presidential nominee made his remarks at a private event in Boca Raton this past May.

In the clip, Romney disparages the 47 percent of Americans he claims “will vote for the president no matter what … who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. … These are people who pay no income tax … [M]y job is is not to worry about those people.” Here’s that initial video:


Alison Pill accidentally tweets naked picture, apologizes, proves Aaron Sorkin right

Women and technology, am I right?

There is now a topless photo of doe-eyed Newsroom star Alison Pill floating around on the Internet. But the picture wasn’t uploaded by a vindictive ex or a phone hacker — Pill mistakenly tweeted the photo herself this morning, inadvertently showing her goods to 13,790 followers (and, by extension, everyone everywhere). That’s taking MacKenzie McHale’s tech incompetence to a whole new level.

Pill soon realized her error and deleted the tweet, sending out an apology to boot: “Yep. That picture happened. Ugh. My tech issues have now reached new heights, apparently. How a deletion turned into a tweet… Apologies.”

At least she doesn’t have to worry about how fiance Jay Baruchel will react to the errant pic.  READ FULL STORY

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