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  • Michele Bachmann Preps for Meet the Press

    I don't know how she does it, but our own Sara Benincasa has uncovered some top secret behind the scenes footage of Ames Poll favorite Michele Bachmann practicing for an upcoming appearance on NBC's Meet the Press

    I hate to say it, but I think I kind of agree with Bachmann on this "throwing peanuts at David Gregory" thing.


    Tags: David Gregory, Meet the Press, Michele Bachmann, Movies, NBC, Sara Benincasa
  • Newt Gingrich Demands Apology from Giant Peacock Corporation

    Renowned excellent husband Newt Gingrich is hoppin' mad and jumpin' pissed and leapin' disgruntled at the National Broadcasting Corporation, known to Communists and thieves as "NBC."

    Why? Well, a bunch of his irritated ex-employees told NBC that they left his campaign because his 18th wife and former partner in adulterous liaisons, Callista, was not nice to them. Oh, and NBC reported it. BAD MOVE, PEACOCK!

    Now, Newt wants a full-on apology

    The NBC report said staffers were upset over Callista Gingrich’s role, including her demand that the campaign arrange screenings of movies made by their for-profit production company. NBC says she insisted on screenings followed by Q&As, where they could sell DVDs — events that took up hours of time. When staffers in South Carolina refused a screening, she and Newt skipped an event in Myrtle Beach so they could return to D.C. to attend the opera "Don Pasquale" at the Kennedy Center.

    NBC also says Callista refused to allow early-morning travel because she needed time to do her hair. "He wanted to campaign but on the other hand he had to keep his wife happy," said one former staffer.

    Let this be a lesson to all of us: This is what happens when you promote your sex mistress to wife and then don't properly school her in the fine Republican spousal etiquette of wearing a cloth coat and shutting the fuck up.

    We're sure his next wife will prove less problematic.

    Photo by Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call Group/Getty Images


    Tags: Callista Gingrich, MSNBC, NBC, Newt Gingrich, Primaries, Republicans
  • Condoleezza Rice Will Guest Star on 30 Rock

    Condoleezza Rice is an incredibly intelligent and motivated woman who served in the Bush administration as both Secretary of State and National Security Advisor.

    Finally, though, she might be doing something worthwhile to make up for that

    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will reunite with an old flame…in TV land. Tina Fey announced Thursday, on NPR's The Leonard Lopate Show, that the Stanford University political science professor will make her star turn in an upcoming episode.

    Jack Donaghy (played by Alec Baldwin) name-dropped Rice as his ex-girlfriend throughout the first season of NBC's 30 Rock and it appears she will debut in "a couple weeks" as the fictional executive's former flame.

    Glad to see she's finally getting her career on track. Maybe she'll actually make something of herself one day.


    Tags: 30 Rock, Condoleezza Rice, NBC, Obama Administration, Television, Tina Fey
  • G.E. Pays Negative Taxes, Jon Stewart Gives Up

    Can you believe how much G.E. has to negative-pay in negative taxes? I'll bet conservatives are negative-outraged!



    The Daily Show airs Monday through Thursday at 11/10c.


    Tags: Barack Obama, Corporations, NBC, Taxes, The Daily Show, Unions, Video
  • Larry King to Embark on Ye-Olde Comedy Tour

    by Brian Kraker

    Refusing to saunter into retirement, Larry King announced a comedic one-man show to tour around the U.S this spring. The act is meant to be a biographical telling of King’s life “growing up in Brooklyn,” getting his first pet brontosaurus, and having brunch with King Arthur. King also plans to hold a Q&A at the end of each show, where he will field questions from confused audience members, such as, “Why can’t I change the channel?” and “Is Anderson Cooper still on after this?”

    Here's a video of King working his stuff with another man who just won't get off my TV screen…


    Tags: CNN, Jay Leno, Larry King, NBC