John Stamos was on Today today and he slapped Matt Lauer when the newsman said to him, “You’re a grandpa?” Then when Uncle Jessie said it to him, he slapped him back. Finally, when Lauer said to him, “You’re really a grandfather?”, he slapped him hard enough that he will never ask that question again.
Of course the two men were playing around, but it was fun to finally see someone do to Lauer what many of us of have wanted to do for a while. It felt so good to watch him hurt so good.
And don’t forget to tune in to Stamos’ slapstick comedy Grandfathered on Fox tomorrow at 8p. Oh and I lied about it being slapstick, he reserves the slaps for Lauer! Ba da bump, tssss!
Enki Bracaj auditioned for a news anchor job at Zjarr in Albania and needless to say the 21 year old got the job according to Daily Mail. Can you guess why they hired her?
I wish I knew her secret weapon when I was making audition videos to be a reporter. But no, I wore my shirt buttoned up because I thought that was professional. Stupid me.
We have all seen a news interview that has gotten really catty, even a few that lead to a cat fight, and now you are seeing the best news bloopers that were a true catastrophe. That’s because cats found a way to screw them up. Funny Local News Bloopers compiled the best of them and they are more than purrfect, they meowvelous. So watch as reporters are scratched, hissed and attacked by kitties who didn’t want to be on camera. I promise it will make your Friday. Especially, the video of the guy whose thigh and balls became a fun scratching post for one cat that was anything but a pussy!
Stephen Colbert chatted it up with local news anchors to promote The Late Show that debuts this Tuesday at 11:35p on CBS. Once of the anchors he spoke with is WFOR‘s Rick Folbaum who decided to change things up. The Miami newsman is sick of reading the teleprompter, and he would like start singing the bad news. Only problem, is the news director won’t let him do it for some reason. So he thought he would ask Colbert to sing along with him, in the hopes of persuading his boss to allow him to do it.
Do you think he made his case or do you want to change the channel? As someone who worked in news in Miami (not WFOR), I think it works! Miami is always groundbreaking when it comes to changing up how newscasts are done, and I would love to musical news.
A reporter was doing a standup and it turned out to be a real buzzworthy story. That’s because a wasp flew over him and he got afraid. He got very afraid. How afraid? You see him running away from the bug as it chased him down the road, like a reporter trying to get an exclusive from someone who doesn’t want to talk.
No word on who won that fight, but there’s a new reporter everybody is buzzing about, Was P. Bugger!
This is not a good week for reporters and bugs because this is the second one who hit high notes when he saw the unidentified flying object. The first one dealt with a bigger bug, and higher pitched scream.
Brad Wills was reporting on the hot weather at the beach for Fox 5 in San Diego, when a huge bug decided that he wanted to be interviewed about it by the meteorologist. Only problem is Wills was afraid of the big unidentified flying object. So much so, he hit notes that only a man who has been stung down there can hit.
And that is why you rarely see weathermen outside in the field.
KTLA‘s Courtney Friel was reporting live about the first day of of school for LAUSD students yesterday and she asked the cute little kids if they were excited to go to school. When she got to interviewing 4 year old Andrew Macias if he was going to miss mom during his first day of Pre-K, at first he laughed and then he cried. When he starts to tear up, you just want to give him a hug; but that is not what the reporter did. Instead, she included it in her package and apologized at the end of her liveshot. She said as a mom, she can understand what he is going through, but does she really. She made a sweet innocent little boy cry just before he is about to start school for the first time. How mean is that? She is a big old meanie.
But I am sure it will all work out for Andrew because Ellen DeGeneres probably had her people call his people to book him on the show next month. But still, poor Andrew.
At this point, the only people who aren’t sick of The Kardashians are The Kardashians. Fox 35’s John Brown is so fed up with them; that when the Entertainment Reporter was going to tell a story about them, he got up and walked out. He refused to come back to the couch until they were done with the segment.
Personally, I can’t blame him because I am sick of them too. Maybe if more news show, magazines and blogs (yes I am guilty of it too) took this stand, they would go away like Speidi did. So who’s ready to do it? No more Kardashians!
9News’ Karl Stefanovic Tweeted, “If clarkey doesn’t get a hundred I’m gear off on the show tomorrow. Woohoo. Positives for everyone. What.” Well he didn’t do it, so that meant he had to take it all off on Today and run across the set live on air. Being a man of his word, he did it. And no one called in complained. Why would they?
Too bad, Matt Lauer and Al Roker don’t have the balls to do that because I would like to see them lost that bet!
Cara Delevigne is doing press for her movie Paper Towns and that means talking to local stations. One of those interviews was for KMAX‘s Good Day Sacramento. The interview started off rocky when one of the anchors asked her if she read the book that the film is based on. She tried to have some fun with them and said that she hadn’t. It was obvious she was being sarcastic with them, but they didn’t get it. The chat didn’t get any better, so one of the other anchors called her out on her attitude. He said you seemed more lively when you were doing press for the film in England. She explained the premiere was the night before and it was early in the morning where she was. So the anchor told her to take a nap and drink a red bull.
As someone who worked in news and conducted several of these satellite interviews, I normally side with the news people. This time I side with the actress. She’s in a room talking to a camera, which is awkward enough; but then you throw in stupid questions and you might not be the warmest of people. I think Good Day Sacramento is at fault for the bad interview. Who do you think was at fault for that awkward situation?