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?
via FTV Live KTVN was reporting on the fact that Amazon is now worth more than Walmart and anchor John Potter has his theory why. He says his “friend” who works in the factory told him it is because they sell a lot of sex toys and Walmart doesn’t sell any. It wasn’t only that he expressed his theory, it was that he kept saying it over and over again. So it has to make you wonder if really has a friend who works in the factory or that is where he gets his supply of adult toys? I am thinking it’s the latter because that is just how my mind works. What do you think?
BBC Newsline’s Northern Ireland’s Agriculture and Environment Correspondent, Conor Macauley, was sharing his liveshot with a cute lamb named Button, when she decided it was time for a bathroom break. So as he kneeled down, down went her urine all over him. He tried to hold him composure as best as he could, but eventually he had to laugh it off. If only the mark that Button left on him would have come off as easily.
Guess who is getting a sheep skinned rug for Christmas? Joking!
CNN’s Assignment Editor Lucy Pawle had just finished her day in the London Bureau and when she got out of work the Gay Pride march was going on. She noticed a black flag that looked a lot like the Isis one, so she called into work to tell them her discovery. She took some pictures, sent them to her bosses and went live with the information. Only problem is, it was not an Isis flag. Instead it was a flag full of sex toys. Whoops.
In her defense, the flags do look alike. But how did so many people look at it and not realize that the Arabic lettering was actually Dildos? That is sad. Not only for the mistake, but that their secret drawers are empty. Maybe someone needs to take them all to a sex shoppe, so next time they will be able to spot the difference.
Last weekend, someone at Fox and Friends thought it would be a good idea to give co-host Pete Hegseth an axe and they were highly mistaken. He swung the ax and completely missed the bullseye. In fact it flew over the board and hit one of the drummers from West Point’s Hellcats, who was performing behind it, on the arm. The drummer was in so much pain, he had to walk away. No word if he will ever be able to beat it again. The drum I mean.
When it comes to the bullseye, I bet he would have hit had it had President Obama’s face on it. I would ask the Little Drummer Boy to give me a bah da bump, but like I said, I am not sure if ever will be able to play the skins again.
Poor Little Drummer Boy, what are we going to do when it is Christmas? Fox News ruined Christmas.
After 5 months, Brian Williams finally broke his silence about his scandal on Today this morning, and you can tell he has been humbled by the experience. Not only is he humbled, but he has aged. His eyes are puffier and there are a few more wrinkles around them.
Now, that he is apologized and owned up this mistakes, let’s move on. What he did is not as bad as some of you have made it out to be. Have you ever embellished a story? That’s what he did. He didn’t hurt anyone. He didn’t commit any crimes. He just exaggerated. In the world of news, that really isn’t that bad.
At least is likable and can interview people, which is more than I can say for the person who was interviewing him.
After 5 months of waiting to find out if Brian Williams would return to NBC Nightly News as an anchor after his suspension, NBC News finally made their decision. Williams will now be MSNBC’s anchor of breaking news and special reports, and Lester Holt will take over NBC Nightly News.
I think this is NBC News way of trying to improve MSNBC’s ratings. The news network needs help and he is the man to do it until his contract is up. Then he will be free to get a better job at a better place.
Now here is my take on the whole situation, I think is complete BS. Williams exaggerated some stories, but who did he hurt? Did you know reporters lie to us all the time. They go to the beach to cover a hurricane because the winds are stronger there and that makes better television. That is just one example, and you don’t see them getting fired. And in this day, there are anchors out there who are biased and promote hate, yet they still have their jobs. I think that is so much worse than what Williams did.
So to all of you people who insisted on Williams being fired, think of that. Would you rather have a news anchor who preaches hate or someone who lied a little? I prefer the latter.
Every since last week, when Rachel Dolezal, the President of the Spokane, Wa chapter of the NAACP, was outed as White, people have wanted to hear from her. Today she finally broke her silence on Today. Matt Lauer asked her if she is African American, and she told him “I identify as Black.”
Then he asked her when she started identifying as a Black woman, and she told him even as a child she saw herself that way. When she was 5 years old, she would use the brown crayon to draw herself.
So even though she was White, when did people start describing her as Black. She told Matt Lauer that when she was working in North Idaho, she was written up as Trans-Racial then Bi-Racial and finally as Black, and she never corrected them.
Even though people wondered her about her identity for years, it was a surprise to her the timing of being outed last week.
So would she do anything differently, for the most part no.
This is a hot topic that has gotten the whole country talking. Now that you have heard from her, how do you feel about it all?
UPDATE: Here’s Deon Cole talking about Rachel Dolezal on Conan yesterday, and he had some really good points.
One of the things that stinks about being a reporter, is that you have to report from the elements. KSNT‘s Katya Leick was reporting from Fort Riley when a bunch of cicadas decided they wanted their moment in the spotlight. They kept hugging the camera like a bunch of drunk guys after their team wins, and both are just as annoying to a reporter. Although, for Leick the buggers were more of fright, than a nuisance. Especially, when one of them landed on her face.
So watch her scream over and over in fear as they attack her. You’d think she would’ve felt safe doing her standup from a tank, but nope. What makes if ever funnier is that there are a bunch of army men nearby, who are supposed to serve and protect, and they did none of that as she screeched each time one came within her airspace. Good thing they didn’t give her rifle as a prop because I am sure she would’ve tried to shoot them all down and instead she would’ve hit everything else but them.
As someone who is afraid of bugs too, I totally understand her reaction.
CNN is turning 35 in a few days, so to honor the milestone the most trusted name in news shared some of their biggest bloopers over the last 3 and half decades. Thankfully most of them have been from the recent tenure. So the originals who made it a great name can take comfort in that.