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F&F’s “Sexy” Nauert: Distant But in Control

October 22, 2012

Waking up with Heather on the weekend. Leggy Fox & Friends First co-host Heather Nauert seized the F&F Weekend helm for Alisyn Camerota with gusto Sunday. But, instead of flaunting her gorgeous gams a la F&FF, the blond beauty seemed somewhat demure: Dressed in a short black dress and an “M&M” green jacket, Heather hid herself behind her open laptop for the day (as her co-hosts Clayton Morris and Dave Briggs provided her cover as they anomalously kept theirs studiously open as well).

Sexy or not, the girl still ruled the roost almost like a young E.D. Hill. Playing the needed F&FW “alpha bitch,” Heather had her boys going through their paces. Rarely stopping for breath, she was subtly hushing Dave with her hand at one moment and conspicuously instructing Clayton to elaborate at another.

Heather may have performed well today as a substitute with her co-hosts, Clayton and Dave: But, she could learn from Aly, the master, on how to awaken F&FW‘s fans. For FNC weekend viewers who are struggling mightily to escape the embrace of Morpheus, a softer, gentler greeting from a gorgeous gal is preferable to one from a Red-Bull-infused chatty Cathy. To boot, she may want to close the cloaking laptop as a general rule in the future: as Megyn Kelly aptly declared (about her America Live leg-displaying glass desk), “It’s a visual business. People want to see the anchor.”

Maria Molina: Cosmo’s Caliente Latina!

September 22, 2012

“Funny, smart, and stylish,” too. FNC weatherwoman Marina Molina puts the fox into Fox News and, to boot, she rocks the “hot job of the week” according to Cosmopolitan for Latinas. In her flattering profile, the sexy twenty-five-year-old Columbia-grad student provides her bona fides (FSU alum with both a Meteorology degree and AccuWeather work experience); revels in her Nicaraguan roots (“the people, the food, the culture”); and reveals the key to her success (persistence and hard work). Perhaps, she forgot to mention being a universal hottie does not hurt either.

Of course, Cosmo seems somewhat tardy in their recognition of the comely meteorological replacement of FNC’s Italian dish Domenica Davis: Carpe Diem celebrated the debut of Maria on FNC’s Fox & Friends Weekend (to the delight of co-host Dave Briggs) approximately two years ago. Not to mention, CD subsequently reported on the smoldering Maria’s heating up of the Fox & Friends weekday version as well (even sans photos for co-anchor Brian Kilmeade) Whether Maria is tempting her viewers by going “bust” (or “naked”) or simply teasing them with her subliminal “phallic” map, CD has been there to provide her devoted votaries the delicious details.

Maria Molina: a Cosmo Latina? Helen Gurley Brown would be proud!

H/t J$P.

Frisky Aly: “Citizen’s Arrest”

August 25, 2012

Bad boy Clayton’s back: “[F]ind my phone.” Fox & Friends Weekend co-host Alisyn Camerota may not have wanted to make a citizen’s arrest on the set today: But, co-anchor F&FW‘s Clayton Morris certainly seemed eager for his personal pat-down from the comely former correspondent of America’s Most Wanted. Alas, for poor Clayton, it was not to be–at least, on air.

In the second hour of F&FW, Aly innocuously read the headline news story about a “jury [finding] Samsung guilty of ripping off the technology used by Apple to create a number of devices.” When Clayton subsequently explained that some of the Samsung phones and tablets may now be “technically illegal,” a seemingly confused Aly pointed to his iPad and the one belonging to fellow co-host Dave Briggs and asked if they were “contraband.” After Clayton (and Dave) explained that it was the Samsung devices that were suspect not the Apple ones, Aly jested, “Good! ‘Cause I don’t want to make a citizen’s arrest. I don’t want to have to make a citizen’s arrest before the show is over.”

Grinning like a Greek satyr, Clayton pruriently replied, “It would be nice. I think people wouldn’t mind being [arrested].” Before he could finish, Dave puckishly pointed to Clayton, saying, “He wouldn’t mind being frisked.” Enthusiastically, Clayton concurred, “Right!”

Chuckling at his randy readiness, a smiling Aly arched her eyebrows playfully and shook her head at Clayton. Turning to her, Clayton opened his coat wide and racily remarked, “See if they find my phone!” Blushing and beaming, Aly coquettishly tilted her head toward him and vainly tried to suppress a naughty school girl giggle.”

Good citizen Aly: Bad boy Clayton. Fun F&FW!

F&FW - 08/25/12 (@ 7:12 a.m. ET)

Missing Morris: “Pneumonia!”

August 19, 2012

Another weekend off? Today, Fox & Friends Weekend co-host Clayton Morris continued to be M.I.A. from his post–for the second week in a row. Unfortunately, his co-hosts Alisyn Camerota and Dave Briggs provided scant commentary for Clayton’s extended absence other than his being sick. Given F&FW‘s past anchor defenestrations (e.g., Page Hopkins, Kelly Wright, and Greg Kelly), unexplained departures (Kiran Chetry), and questionable leaves of absence (Alisyn Camerota), Clayton’s fans surely deserved much more transparency. Happily, apparently, Clayton provided those answers last week–via Twitter.

On the day before F&FW Saturday (last week), Clayton Tweeted, “My wife [Natali Morris nee Del Conte] is a saint. Taking care of two kids and a husband with a 103 degree fever. I’m useless. Well, more than usual.” After the show, he remarked, “Chest X-Ray time to find out if this is pneumonia.” On the following Monday (two days later), Clayton comically revealed the results: He jested, “I’ve lost 6 pounds! My diet secret? Pneumonia!”

At least, Clayton gets it. Get well soon, Clayton!

Rick Reichmuth’s “Rude” Landing: Cops Called

July 30, 2012

Dave Briggs: “Sorry, Rick, I just outed the whole story!” Fox & Friends Weekend meteorologist Rick Reichmuth was having a “good morning” Saturday. Excitedly, he reported on the 30th Annual Quick Chek NJ Festival of Ballooning during his seven weather segments and enthusiastically shared video and pics (1, 2, and 3) with his Twitter followers. Then, it took a notable turn for the worse as he subsequently took a scenic balloon ride that ended in an irate farmer’s field. Unfortunately, Rick did not tell that part of the story: But, his FNC office-mate and F&FW co-host Dave Briggs did.

On Saturday, as Rick’s final weather forecast ended, he took flight in a red, white, and blue balloon ironically with “800 FARMERS” emblazoned thereon.* Recalling that fact Sunday, Dave introduced the first weather segment, remarking, “The last we saw of Rick Reichmuth, he was getting on an air balloon and floating off: the next thing we know, Maria Molina is in. I…don’t know what conclusion you could draw other than, maybe, he didn’t land.” Laughing, Maria replied that she hoped that Rick would make it back safely and added that he would be having a long weekend off.

When Maria’s forecast concluded, Dave took the toss and filled in the juicy details: Chuckling, he revealed, “And, I should mention [that] Rick did land on his hot air balloon–in a farm: And, the man actually called the police. He wasn’t so interested in them landing in there.” As his co-hosts Alisyn Camerota and Clayton Morris laughed gleefully, a grinning Dave added, “Sorry, Rick, I just outed the whole story! It was good times.”

“Good times”? Perhaps, for everyone except Rick and his poor pilot. And, the angry farmer who, apparently, was not one of the “800″ who sponsored Rick’s ill-fated balloon.

Rick, no pain, no gain: Just a little extra curricular F&FW fun for the fans!

*Fox & Friends Weekend – 07/28/12 (@ 9:38 a.m. ET)

Fox & Friends First: “The Four” Now?

July 14, 2012

Patti Ann Brown, Ainsley Earhardt, Heather Childers, and Heather Nauert. Possibly, following in the footsteps of The Five, Fox & Friends First may be whittling down its number of initial hosts. As readers may recall, FNC announced the debut of The Five and listed ten rotating co-anchors including the current seven and Monica Crowley, Geraldo Rivera, and Judge Andrew Napolitano: When the Five celebrated its first anniversary last Monday on Fox & Friends, F&F co-anchor Gretchen Carlson noted that its roster had been pared down to seven (the “Magnificent Seven”), i.e., Greg Gutfeld, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Bob Beckel, Andrea Tantaros, Dana Perino, Juan Williams, and Eric Bolling.

In a similar fashion, Fox & Friends First started its new run in March with a slate of co-hosts that included not only the four that seem to be now predominating F&FF airplay qua anchors, i.e., Patti Ann Brown, Ainsley Earhardt, Heather Childers, and Heather Nauert but also Dave Briggs, Juliet Huddy, Julie Banderas, Anna Kooiman, Clayton Morris, Arthel Neville, and Jamie Colby. Even though the author has heard no new F&FF announcement, it’s website may provide a hint: only Patti Ann, Ainsley, and the two Heathers have their FNC bios listed on the official F&FF website.

“Relatively” Famous Dave

July 7, 2012

FNC’s Molly Henneberg: Good morning, Clayton, Gretchen, and Brian! Not exactly what Fox & Friends guest host Dave Briggs had wanted to hear from his Fox News colleague yesterday. Almost since the inception of their time together on F&F Weekend, Dave and his co-anchor Clayton Morris have struggled to create their own identity.

Approximately, four years ago, Carpe Diem dubbed Dave and Clayton the “Doublemen Twins” and watched the two develop in their own right. Almost two years later, their F&FW co-host Alisyn Camerota teased both of them by saying that she was just beginning to tell them apart. Since then (April 17, 2011), F&FW favorite Juliet Huddy has got in on the fun to the slight ire of Dave. But to be fair, Dave and Clayton have taken the ribbing in good humor as of late and even instigated the comparison on their own.

To whit, Friday, Dave did grimace when Molly greeted him as Clayton after his introduction of a jobs/politics segment: But, he did take her unintended slight in stride.* When she finished her story, a slightly smiling Dave put up his iPad to his face with a photo of his erstwhile Doublemen twin, saying, “Molly, this is Clayton Morris.” Pointing to the an off-screen cam and then to himself, Dave declared, “If you can take camera three, this is Dave Briggs.”

Kindly, Dave added, “I’m just kidding with you, Molly. It happens all the time! We look alike but Clayton will be coming up at 8:15….It happens!” Turning to his co-host Brian Kilmeade, he self-deprecatingly declared, “And, that Brian is how famous I am!” Meanwhile, a reddening Molly cringed in chagrin and apologized profusely.

Nicely played, Dave!

[Author's aside: Just five minutes before Molly mistake, Brian had kidded Dave that he could pass off Famous Dave's Southern BBQ as his own since he was Dave and he was famous. In reply, a beaming Dave presciently remarked, "Well, relatively. Relatively." F&F - 07/06/12 - (@ 8:01 a.m. ET)]

*Fox & Friends – 07/06/12 (@ 8: 06 a.m. ET)

F&F “Flipped Off” by Thompson Square Fan

July 7, 2012

An “All-American Summer” M.I.A. Salute. Yesterday, Fox & Friends may have got more entertainment than it bargained for during its 2012 summer concert series from Thompson Square. As the Academy of Country Music Awards’ “Vocal Duo of the Year” opened the final hour of the show with their hit “I Got You,” one fan provided the F&F co-hosts and their viewers a little extra excitement: When the camera panned the enthusiastic audience in the plaza, that overly exuberant fan, a Jack Osbourne Mini Me or wannabe, gave it a “double-birded” salute.* Rather than be offended, F&F guest co-host Dave Briggs and regular co-anchors Brian Kilmeade and Gretchen Carlson seemed to relish the miscreant munchkin’s irreverence unlike Madonna’s derisive reaction to M.I.A. after her similar Super Bowl mid-show hijinks.

As Thompson Square’s began to conclude their Top 10 hit, Dave, trying to contain himself, chuckled, “That is your 2011 Country Music Duo of the Year.” In reply, Brian jested, “And, that family [with the bad boy] thought they were number one.” After howling with laughter, Gretchen rejoined, “Doubly, they thought that they’re number one.” Tying in aptly to a prior segment, an amused Dave declared, “Earlier, we talked about the most annoying hand gestures: Uh, that should have been two of ‘em!”

Annoying? Perhaps. But, hilarious!

Update: Vid (courtesy of Johnny Dollar via his J$P).

Fox & Friends – 07/06/12 – (@ 8:01 a.m. ET)

Juliet: Dave & Clayton’s “Babelicious Wives”!

June 17, 2012

Brandi Briggs & Natali Morris: The wives of Fox & Friends Weekend. Just who are these “babelicious wives” of F&FW co-anchors Dave Briggs and Clayton Morris that F&FW guest co-anchor Juliet Huddy so animatedly dubbed this morning (after Brandi called in to wish Dave a “Happy Father’s Day with an an accompanying fam photo)? Dave’s better half is blonde beauty, Brandi nee Moreland, and Clayton’s lovely is raven-haired lovely, Natali nee Del Conte.

First, Dave’s beloved Brandi is one of four children of “Dealin’ Doug” Moreland (2011 TIME Dealer of the Year) and his wife Carol of Colorado. She got her B.S. from Boston College and a law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law. While a law student, Brandi ran in 2002 as the Republican candidate for the Colorado State House of Representatives District in an unsuccessful bid. After graduation, Brandi practiced law in Boston. Now she lives in Connecticut with her and Dave’s three children (Emerson, William, and Logan). [For a sweet pic of Brandi with Dave, link here.]

Second, Clayton’s love Natalie hails from the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her California State University (Hayward) bachelor’s degree in journalism and her USC master’s degree from USC in sociology. Before venturing off into the geeky tech world and social media, Natali explored her more sensual self as a yoga instructor. Subsequently, she has written for WIRED, MarketWatch, Variety Magazine, etc.; appeared as a contributor/regular guest BBC, FNC, Univision, etc.; served as a CNET TV news network. Now, Natali is CNBC tech contributor, “mommy blogger,” and, more importantly, mother of two (Miles and Ava). [For a pic of "mommy" Natali with Clayton (and Ava), link here: But, for a few photos of "media personality" Natali (including one of her as sexy Lara Croft), link here.]

The wives of F&FW: Brainy–and babelicious!

*F&FW – 06/17/12 (@ 8:35 a.m. ET)

[Author's aside: In reply to Juliet's saucy assessment of their mates, an Dave understated, "We did okay. We did okay." Before biting his lip, Clayton jested, "That's how we roll!"]

Aly Teases: “I’m Bi”

June 16, 2012

“–partisan.” Today, Fox & Friends Weekend Alisyn Camerota playfully “came out.” And, her co-anchors Clayton Morris and Dave Briggs reveled in the very thought. As a segment about how one’s purchasing habits indicate whether one is a Democratic or Republican ended this morning, Aly racily remarked, “I’m bi.”* After a pregnant paused, she added, “Partisan.”

In response, Clayton and Dave were more than receptive to the idea. As Aly began her tease (“I’m bi”), Clayton turned immediately toward her in apparent surprise: when she added “partisan,” Clayton looked down at his papers with a knowing grin. Similarly, Dave looked at Aly with widened eyes as he arched his eyebrows and grinned goatishly.

As Aly beamed naughtily, Dave wheezed loudly and Clayton breathlessly queried, “Hunh?” When Aly glanced over at an off-cam Dave in delight, he exclaimed, “Uh, wow!” Suggestively, Aly riposted, “It’s true. Bipartisan with all those choices. Let us know what you think, please.” Still excited by Aly’s ribald “revelation,” Dave stammered, “Alright. Yes! Okay.”

Aly: what a tease!

*Fox & Friends Weekend – 06/16/12 (@ 7:36 a.m. ET)

Alisyn Camerota: Waiting for “Our” Rack

June 10, 2012

Clayton Morris: “Your form’s always good.” Fox & Friends Weekend co-host Alisyn Camerota is “sexy and [she knows] it.” Yesterday, when her co-host Clayton Morris ribbed her about her “terrible [Bass Pro] archery session” from a few years ago, Aly confidently cooed, “I thought my form was good”: Taking no exception to that certitude, Clayton aptly answered, “Your form’s always good–if I do say so.”* Sounding a mite like a bawdy Mae West, Aly proudly purred, “Thank you!”

Today, Aly naughtily played with her other co-host Dave Briggs after his 10th Annual Big Apple barbeque segment (with four racks of ribs on the grill). As he segued back to her and Clayton, Aly raised her eyebrow suggestively and randily remarked, “Okay, we’re waiting on ‘our’ rack in here. I’m on it!” [Single parenthesis added for emphasis.] Perhaps, remembering his infamous faux pas almost three years ago (lampooned by Jay Leno for checking out the derrieres of his comely FNC colleagues Ainsley Earhardt and Janice Dean), Dave chuckled, “No comment.”

While Clayton sheepishly grinned, a beaming, breathy Aly batted her eyebrows, riposting, “Yeah.” As if to say, “You don’t need to say a word, Dave: I already have my own. And, as Clayton said yesterday, my form is always good!”

Indeed.

*Fox & Friends Weekend – 06/09/12 (@ 8:32 a.m. ET)

**Fox & Friends Weekend – 06/10/12 (@ 7:41 a.m. ET)

F&FW “Garbage”: Blithely Blind Reportage?

June 2, 2012

Hero praised: But, heroine ignored. Still on holiday! Fox & Friends Weekend co-hosts Dave Briggs, Alisyn Camerota, and Clayton Morris‘ seemed to be a little off their game this morning: at least, as to the three’s odd oblivion to the patent heroism of the “fairer sex” in the rescue of a baby on a runaway stroller (video). Twice, the story played: twice, the guy who helped save the child was applauded but the gal who actually caught the little one was ignored completely. Crazy!

Five times, producers played the video or a portion thereof: thrice (one promo and the two reports), they aired the footage that not only included the garbage truck driver who chased the stroller and honked to alert others but also a nameless lady with a large dog on a leash who ran to rescue the baby as it hit the curb. It was not as if the three co-hosts were unfamiliar with the video. But. strangely, they seemed blithely blind to the anonymous heroine thereon.

After Clayton teased the tale at the very beginning of the show, Dave reported it almost an hour and half later during a headlines segment.  As video played of the wayward stroller, Dave intoned, “The garbage truck driver turned hero quickly coming to the rescue: He began honking his horn and blocking traffic [and] running out after the stroller. The baby’s frantic mom catching up soon after. Looks like no harm done: Unbelievable!” Heroine ignored.

Consequently, the author notified Dave of his overt omission, Tweeting, “Dave, re garbage truck driver hero story, u failed to mention the lady who actually stopped the runaway stroller w/ the baby.” Nevertheless, Dave did not take note of the author’s alert even though Dave made six more Tweets before the report ran again.

About two hours after Dave’s reading of the headline story, Aly did the honors with the same clip, supra, almost verbatim, stating, “This garbage truck driver turned hero quickly coming to the rescue. He began honking and  blocking traffic [and] running out…after the stroller. The baby’s frantic mom catching up to him.” Ad libbing, apparently, Aly continued, “She appears to be so freaked out [that] she grabs the stroller and just runs off. He [the driver] deserves a ‘thank you.’ That hero!” Heroine unnoticed–again.

Subsequently, all three co-hosts discussed the stroller story. When Clayton marveled, “There’s multiple cameras on this,” Dave castigated the cameraman for not helping out. A mite more skeptical, Aly mused that the vid may have been from a dash cam. Ironically, with all of the angles, Clayton, Dave, and Aly failed to espy the special lady who rescued the baby with her dog in tow.

F&FW: Wake-up!

Morris’ Memorial Miss

May 28, 2012

Oops! An unfortunate “Unknown” ad lib. Fox & Friends guest co-host Clayton Morris probably wishes that he had stuck to the script this morning. One who prides himself in his historical ken and is continuously lauded for such by his FNC colleagues, Clayton had a memorable Memorial Day mishap this morning: He misidentified the “Tomb of the Unknowns” as the “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier” and then regrettably made the logical leap–and fell flat on his face.

As Fox & Friends Memorial Day edition entered its second hour, producers showed a live shot of the Tomb of the Unknowns where President Obama was scheduled to lay a wreath. Simultaneously, Clayton intoned, “That is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, referring to the remains, of course, of the unknown soldier interned at that specific spot Arlington National Cemetery.”* [Italics added for emphasis.] But, of course, it was not the resting place of a single soldier: rather, it was the “Tomb of the Unknowns” which “contains the remains of unknown American soldiers from World Wars I and II, the Korean Conflict and (until 1998) the Vietnam War” according to Arlington National Cemetery.

When the author pointed out his mistake in two Tweets [1, 2], Clayton did not respond nor did Fox & Friends show the scene again. However, when the following show, America’s Newsroom, did, both guest co-hosts Juliet Huddy and Gregg Jarrett properly referred to the monument as the “Tomb of the Unknowns.” Apparently, they knew better, or, perhaps, someone got the word.

In fairness to Clayton, even though he was off the mark this morning, he certainly did not get any assistance from his fellow guest co-anchors, Ainsley Earhardt or Dave Briggs. Ainsley merely muttered, “Mmmm,” and Dave simply moved on without a word. To make matters worse, even Clayton’s producers failed to provide him with a helpful voice in the ear.

F&F (Memorial Day): Clayton and the crew on holiday!

*Fox & Friends – 05/28/12 (@ 7:01 a.m. ET)

**America’s Newsroom – 05/28/12 (@ 10:10 a.m. ET and @ 10:14 a.m.ET, respectively)

Morris “Moons” Manhattan

May 6, 2012

Dave Briggs: “Still trying to purge that image from my mind.Fox & Friends Weekend co-anchor Clayton Morris made an unfortunate, indelible impression on his audience and his co-hosts Dave Briggs and Alisyn Camerota this early morn. After dunk or “drunk” tank duds Friday and Saturday (where no F&F or F&FW co-anchor was soaked despite their teases of the respective Cinco de Mayo quiz loser taking a margarita bath), Clayton regrettably peppered the post-holiday program today with mental pictures of his posterior this morning. Arg! To paraphrase Lucy Kaplansky, please don’t let your “Manhattan moon be back tonight”!

After a story on the lunar phenomenon last night, Aly remarked, “Dave Briggs was looking forward with great anticipation to the supermoon.”* When Dave indicated that it did not quite meet his expectations, Clayton jested, “So, he didn’t see it last night. So, this morning in my office, I reenacted it for him.” Grimacing and arching her eyebrows in feigned disgust, Aly asked, “A super moon?”

Without apology, Clayton ribaldly replied, “Mm, hmm. I mean this morning.” Sighing deeply, a smiling Dave looked away and then turned to the viewers, declaring, “Still trying to purge that image from my mind. And, I will be for the rest of the day!” As Clayton beamed broadly, Aly acerbically quipped, “Mm. Yeah, as soon as I stick hot pokers in my eyes.”

Clayton and Dave: Mano a mano? High moon in Manhattan!

*Fox & Friends – 05/06/12 (@ 7:33 a.m. ET)

Sexy Maria Molina: Her Subliminal “Phallic” Map?

April 29, 2012

Risque Clayton: “That graphic–Loch Ness, or Loch Ness monster.” FNC meteorologist Maria Molina‘s caused a titillating stir this morning on Fox & Friends Weekend with her seemingly bawdy weather report map. In character, co-anchors Clayton Morris and Dave Briggs reacted to the single beauty’s “graphic” graphic with a few colorful, carnal comments as their guest co-host Juliet Huddy tittered and blushed.

During her final third-hour weather forecast, Maria concluded her segment with a “Today’s Severe Threat” map (with the effected area looking eerily like an erect phallus).* As she tossed back to the F&FW co-hosts, Juliet Huddy giggled and Clayton suggestively remarked, “That graphic” before adding after a pregnant pause “Loch Ness, or Loch Ness monster.” Joining in the fun, Dave racily jested, “Or something!” Embarrassed, Maria chuckled and shook her head: with a twinkle in her eye, she put her left hand on her hip and arched her left eyebrow at the naughty lads.

Meanwhile, as Maria and the boys had their ribald revelry, a reddening Juliet took off her sexy librarian reading glasses as she tittered and coyly ducked her head. Grinning, a rather appreciative Dave concluded, “Thank you, Maria!”

Sexy Maria’s subliminal “phallic” map: an innocent mistake? Perhaps. Or, perhaps, not.

*Fox & Friends Weekend – 04/29/12 (@8:40 a.m. ET)

Censored Camerota: Pics Reappear! [Updated]

April 15, 2012

Aly: “The producers couldn’t find my picture.” Twice, Fox & Friends Weekend featured prom photos of co-anchors Dave Briggs, Clayton Morris, and Alisyn Camerota during a “Pricier Proms” report. When the first story ran, producers showed young bucks Dave and Clayton and their respective dates and then an apparently Photoshopped “Amish” adult Aly all alone. However, when they ran the narrative anew, they finally included a real prom photo of a sassy solo Aly–supplied by an apparent Aly acolyte.

When F&F producers omitted Aly’s prom pic from the original report that included those of Clayton, Dave, and, their dates, Aly remarked, “The producers couldn’t find my picture. I have it. I’ll bring it in next weekend.”* What she failed to mention was that they should have it because she had posted two prom pics on her former F&F blog, In the Greenroom. Perhaps, she did not want to explain that FNC had inexplicably deleted her “80′s Photos” post that contained both of them (not to mention other fun 80′s photos including her proudly displayed ’80′s “abs” bikini shot).

However, one Aly Twitter follower was too impatient to await Aly’s promised delivery next weekend. Tweeting a pic of her in a white off-the-shoulder lace top and a crushed purple velvet skirt, he queried, “What is this, Aly? ;-)” Cagily, she responded, “Wow!! Where, pray, tell, did you get it??” With some alacrity, he answered that he had found an “AC fan group with many off-camera photos” and subsequently sent her the other prom pic (with her date). Praising her devotee, she sweetly asserted, “You’re the best! And very resourceful ;-).”

Meanwhile, after Aly’s Twitter follower had sent her the first prom pic and before he  had sent the second, producers ran the “Pricier Proms” story again.** After the F&W boys pics aired again, Clayton announced, “Now, a viewer, actually–because Aly didn’t find her photo–a viewer found a photo of you and sent it in.” Aly answered, “Yes, because I, I knew that my prom photo had been on our show before. So, I’m assuming this viewer got it from the show and not from my own photo album.”

More plausibly, Aly, your F&FW fan probably did get it from your photo album. Just not your personal one: rather, the one that FNC apparently could not completely censor. Happily.

*Fox & Friends Weekend – 04/15/12 (@ 7:43 a.m. ET)

**Ibid at @ 9:38 a.m. ET.

Update (04/16/12): Aly’s prom photo displayed yesterday was one of the In the Greenroom now censored pics: it was not, as Aly speculated, from its initial airing on 07/02/2008. The photo yesterday showed her left hand atop a piano bench: however, the ’08 shot was cropped (i.e., a “Back to the80′s” banner overlaid it). Fox & Friends weekday (07/02/2008) – @ 8:37 a.m. ET.

Clayton: “Sad…Alisyn Camerota Leaving” F&FW

April 2, 2012

Aly: “If this is my last day, I’m gonna make it good!” April Fools? Yesterday, Fox & Friends Weekend co-host Clayton Morris repeatedly apprised viewers that his co-anchor Alisyn Camerota’s was leaving the show Sunday (in three different segments). Furthermore, he Tweeted, “Yes it’s true. I’m being replaced by Olberman and Aly is being replaced by Oprah. It’s the new @ffweekend.” Apparently, not all of Clayton’s fans thought it was an April Fool’s joke: Carpe Diem had significant spikes in Aly-related searches (primarily pertaining to Aly’s leaving F&FW).

In the first two cited Clayton segments, supra, co-host Dave Briggs reminded viewers that it was “April 1st or “April Fool’s Day”: However, some of his Twitter followers may have missed his message because he also Tweeted, “Breaking from @rbfdds Maher, Olberman & Oprah replacing your @ffweekend team…it’s been fun!” Furthermore, in those segments, Aly asserted, respectively, that Clayton was “trying to do a viral April Fool’s Day joke” and scoffed that he had “tried to begin a viral rumor on Twitter.”

Subsequently, in the final cited segment, Aly further tried to assuage any fears of her F&FW fans when FNC correspondent Greg Burke got in on the act.  After Burke’s sober report on Palm Sunday from the Vatican, he remarked, “Finally, guys, we got that news here about Alisyn switching jobs with Oprah. We’re a little sad about that….We like Oprah…but we like Alisyn a whole lot more.” Grateful for his shill’s assistance, a stone-faced Clayton replied, “Well, say your good-byes now, Greg. This is Alisyn’s last day: Oprah is replacing her.” To Burke (and, actually, to her audience), Aly explained, “Greg, it’s just an April Fool’s joke that Clayton has been perpetrating: I’m amazed it’s reached Rome.”

Still sowing seeds of devilish doubt, Clayton interjected, “No, our boss just texted me and said, ‘No, it’s certified,’ Greg….[S]ay your good-byes.” Chuckling, Aly intoned, “Arrivederci, Greg, thank you so much.” Then, she teased, “Let’s get to our headlines: If this is my last day, I’m gonna make it good!”

F&FW viewers” who fell for Clayton’s joke: April Fools? No. Even though the purportedly patent jest may have been funny to Clayton, Dave, and Aly, it may have been a cruel reminder to Aly’s fans of her inexplicably leaving F&FW for five months for a purported “maternity shuffle”  last year. And, they may not have been quite as amused at F&FW‘s spoof–seemingly at their expense.

*Fox & Friends Weekend - 04/01/12 (@ 6:01 a.m. ET, @ 7:01 a.m. ET, and 9:03 a.m.  ET)

[Author's aside: The title comes from Clayton's comment as F&FW opened, i.e., "We should make the announcement this early morning on this Sunday morning. Sad news here at Fox & Friends: Alisyn Camerota leaving the show, being replaced by Oprah Winfrey."]

Alisyn Camerota: “Well, You Gotta See the Bod!”

March 25, 2012

Aly: “Mexico pictures…I hope you enjoy…the deluxe model Alisyn!” Fresh from her family vacation in Mexico, sun-kissed Fox & Friends Weekend co-host Alisyn Camerota returned to F&FW today to reclaim her center seat on the curvy couch. Unfortunately, the sensual siren sadistically tantalized her viewer subjects with the promise of her vacation pics but failed to deliver the goods. Ironically, at the same time, she complained about a Jockey billboard featuring the face of Tim Tebow while pining for one of him in his underwear a la Marky Mark.

After starting late this morning (post Prez’s South Korean news conference), an ebullient Aly remarked, “Hey, guys! Great to be back with you!” In response, her co-anchor Clayton Morris welcomed her back congenially, and, then addressing Aly’s F&FW fans, he teased, “We’re gonna have much more of Alisyn Camerota coming up a little bit later in the show: you can expect more of her.” Saucily, Aly promised, “Uh, Mexico pictures!”

Mid-show (with no Mexico pictures produced), Clayton saluted Aly’s return anew. When her other appreciative co-host Dave Briggs observed, “Tanned and rested!,” Aly, half-jokingly, answered, “All true.” With a wave of her left hand toward herself in a sexy, short red skirt showcasing her beautifully bronzed gams, she saucily cooed, “I hope you enjoy the deluxe, the deluxe model Alisyn.”

Subsequently (a half hour later with Aly’s Mexico vacay photos still unseen), producers ran the “Shot of the Morning,” i.e., Tim Tebow’s face on a billboard juxtaposed to the double entendre graphic “@JOCKEY WE SUPPORT TEBOW & NEW YORK. Disappointed, Aly exclaimed, “No, no! Wait, wait, wait! This is for Jockey! Why are they just showing his face?” Chuckling, Clayton hircinely commented, “You wanted to see more.” Racily, Aly responded, “Why don’t they take a page from the Marky Mark campaign and show the product?”

In riposte, Clayton queried, “Like the New York Post did?” Almost on cue, Aly placed the NYP‘s front page with a pic of a bare-chested Tebow in tight pants next to her face. Amused, Clayton asked, “That’s what you want to see when your coming through the Lincoln Tunnel to start your morning?” Unashamedly, Aly answered, “Any time! Any time! I don’t have a problem.”

Then, as Dave assured Aly that she would have plenty of shirtless Tebow ads, Aly continued to hold up Tebow’s topless pic. As the cameraperson dutifully panned in closely on Aly and the paper pic, she pertly puckered her lips as if to kiss his mid-section. Laughing, Clayton declared, “You’re making our male producer Gavin uncomfortable!” As if to prove Clayton’s point, Dave Briggs grabbed the photo from Aly’s hand and threw it to the ground, and the producer, perhaps, Gavin, added a kissing sound for the coup de grace.

Later, as the show’s penultimate bloc began (and Aly’s photos were yet MIA), producers displayed the Tebow billboard anew. In concert, Clayton read, “Enjoy it while it lasts: It’s coming down on Friday. And, Alisyn, maybe, they’ll replace it with the one you want of him…with his shirt off.” Racily, Aly responded, “Well, you gotta see the bod! Okay? Can everybody agree with me? You gotta see the bod!” Concurring carnally, Clayton commented, “Let’s give it up! Yeah! I agree.”

Ironically, the “Bristol Bay Babe” herself did not follow her own sage advice this morning: In fact, not only did Aly not show her own topless or bikini pics but also she did not share any Mexico vacation pictures at all. Aly, as Clayton said, “Let’s give it up.” And, as you quite aptly asserted, “You gotta see the bod!”

[Author's aside: In Aly's partial defense, she has proudly displayed a bikini pic of herself in her self-professed prime. However, FNC has censored the In the Green Room blog post entitled "80s Photos" that included it.]

Nicole’s F&FW Debut: “Stocks Fox” Rocks!

March 24, 2012

Petallides “Shines” on the curvy couch. Today, FBN correspondent Nicole Petallides finally got her chance to reign on the Fox & Friends co-anchor. The Greek goddess with gams “2 Hot 4 F&FW” brought her “A” game to her premiere this morning with her salient smarts, measured sass, and sweet sexiness. I.e., FBN’s “Stocks Fox” showed that she really does rock.

Only four days ago, this Carpe Diem author asked, “Where is Nicole Petallides?” in an article entitled “Fox & Friends: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall.” FNC Executive VP of Programming Bill Shine had just put FBN newbie Melissa Francis on the Fox & Friends throne for the second straight day to sub for co-anchor Gretchen Carlson: however, Shine had strangely still not given FBN veteran Nicole, the “real Stocks Fox” and an F&FW regular guest, her well-deserved chance on the curvy couch. After addressing this seeming “injustice,” the author declared, “Time for Nicole to rise and ‘shine,’ Bill!”

Happily, today, Shine answered the call in clarion fashion. To the author’s surprise and utter delight this morning, there sat FBN’s Aphrodite, luring her acolytes to assemble in her short, sleeveless royal blue dress. Once she had sweetly wiped Morpheus‘ rheum from their eyes, she dazzled them with not only her beauty but with her smarts and sass as she held court with her courtiers, co-anchors Clayton Morris and Dave Briggs, and her guests. In fact, she showed not only that she could fill-in for Alisyn Camerota but also that she could be that “Future F&FW Fox.”

Thanks, Bill, for letting Nicole “rise and ‘shine’”!

F&FW’s St. Patrick’s Day Catfight

March 18, 2012

“Wow! Give her her own show! So, so rude!” Happy St. Patty’s Day? Fox & Friends Weekend celebrated the holiday with a virtual “catfight” today between two attractive GOP pundits. And, “moderator” Dave Briggs did not seem to mind the gals in green garb going at it: in fact, he seemed to rather relish it.

In a segment about whether Gingrich was hurting the GOP by staying in the race, Mitt Romney supporter and GOP strategist Dee Dee Benkie and Newt Gingrich pollster Kellyanne Conway  (both clad aptly in green short dresses for the day) debated whether Gingrich had a path to acquire the needed delegates.* Conway confidently contended that he did indeed via an open convention: But, Benkie countered that Romney was the inevitable nominee and that Gingrich should simply get on board a la “team players” (GOP Prez candidate also-rans) Tim Pawlenty and Jon Huntsman. After Benkie responded with a rather prolix monologue, Dave appeared to give Conway the last word: But, Benkie would have none of it.

As Conway began to speak, citing Romney’s  new spike in negative ratings and crediting it to his negative campaign, Blinkie interrupted Conway with a vociferous defense of Romney. Trying to get a word in edgewise as Benkie continued unabated, Conway retorted, “See, this is very typical. They want to talk over you because there’s great frustration that it’s March 17th.” Before she could finish, Dave, trying to reestablish order, interjected, “We’re all wearing green. We can all agree on a “Happy St. Patrick’s Day.” As Benkie continued to attack Gingrich for “helping the Democrats,” Dave put his hands out toward both her and Conway as if to stop their feral fight. Meanwhile, looking away from Benkie, Conway blinked her eyes in disgust, exclaiming, “Wow! Give her her own show. So, so rude! Wow!”

Meanwhile, a grinning Dave arched his eyebrows high, pursed his lips with an impish glint in his eye, and rubbed his hands together gleefully. With a smug smile, Benkie turned to Conway, saying, “Happy St. Patrick’s Day!” Amused, Dave answered, “And, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!”  On that curvy couch, Conway was assuredly not happy: Miffed, she conspicuously ignored both of them and stoically stared straight ahead.

F&FW felines: St. Patty green and GOP “mean.” Rowr!

* Fox & Friends - 03/17/12 (@8:16 a.m. ET (or 8:16 a.m. ET)


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