Archive for the ‘Red Eye’ Category

Courtney Courant

February 16, 2010

Missing Courtney Friel? Fans of the blond beauty will be relieved to know that the FNC correspondent has not left the cable news network. However, you still may not be able to see her on your television set very much in the near future.

Yesterday, when Courtney made a rare–as of late–appearance on Red Eye, “TV’s Andy Levy” asked, “We haven’t seen you on Fox News a lot lately: you working on something?” Courtney replied, “I know. I’ve been focusing on the Fox 4-N-1 [sic] page, our new entertainment page; doing a lot of videos for them; and doing stories. So, check it out!”

If you do, go to http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/index.html or link here. Courtney appears in a section entitled, “Daily 411 with Courtney Friel,” with her videos listed below the rubric.

Wherefore Art Thou, Juliet?

January 15, 2010

Where in the world is Juliet Huddy? Of late, the sexy siren is nowhere to be found on the Fox News network. In fact, so much so that Juliet junkies are exhibiting tell-tale DT’s.

Shortly before the blond beauty re-signed with FNC and immediately subsequent thereto, Juliet was almost everywhere. In the morning and early afternoon, she subbed for Gretchen Carlson on Fox & Friends, Megyn Kelly on America’s Newsroom, and Martha MacCallum on Live Desk. In the evening, she contributed on the “Dumbest Things” segment on the O’Reilly Factor with Greg Gutfeld. And, in the dark of night, she haunted Red Eye as a panelist in the vaunted “leg chair.”

Where is FNC’s foxy femme fatale? Who knows? Perhaps, Juliet will Tweet her undisclosed location to her Twitter followers.

According to Putin, that cold day in Hades may be approaching sooner than one may think.

Lauren Sivan Vamooses

December 28, 2009

Fox News overnight anchor Lauren Sivan has left the FNC building after a short sixteen month stint. Last night the blonde beauty announced her departure to a Twitter follower: When glennbeckgirl22 Tweeted, “I heard that you are leaving @foxnews,” Sivan responded, “‘Tis true. Tonight’s my last night:(.” Then, early this morning, to all of her Tweeps, she announced, “About to read last set of headlines 4 FoxNews. Bittersweet.” She added, “Will miss this place tons but not the overnight shift! Here’s 2 SLEEP in 2010!”

Perhaps, the George Washington University graduate had tired of her limited role at FNC. Only last month (November 19), when another follower Tweeted, “I want you have have [sic] own hour on Fox,” she replied, “my own HOUR? I’d settle for anything over the current 1minute.” Regardless, the sexy siren, who made her indelible mark on Red Eye as the self-dubbed “Dancing Shiva” during the Yoga News segment, will be missed.

Good luck to you and Spanx, Lauren!

Juliet: “I Don’t Like [Gore]”

December 17, 2009

On Red Eye yesterday, FNC anchor Juliet Huddy revealed that she is not kissing the ring of the green pontiff, Al Gore. And, she was not shy about it.

During a segment on Gore’s mistaken claim that the Arctic could be free of ice during summer within five years, Red Eye second banana Bill Shulz opined, “I feel that Al Gore pops more GOP blood vessels than Scotch and Viagra combined. I don’t get why you guys hate this person so much.” Slapping Bill on the shoulder, Juliet exclaimed, “Oh, I can tell you. I don’t like the man.”

When Red Eye host Greg Gutfeld asked her why, Juliet explained, “I had to follow him in politics back in ’97 back in Miami. And, he saw the Fox News mike flag go up, and he sneered at me. And I asked a question.” Bill sarcastically interjected, “I wonder why. We’ve been taking potshots.” Julie laughingly scoffed, “Not back then we didn’t.”

Gore sneered: Juliet shrugged, not.

*Red Eye – 12/16/09 (@3:05 a.m. ET)

Coulter Scratches McCain

December 12, 2009

Rowrr! Yes, it finally happened: Ann Coulter belatedly clawed Meghan McCain back early this morning on Red Eye. It was a joke but it hit its mark with cat-like precision (based on the reaction of her fellow panelists).

Almost nine months ago to the day, Meghan McCain penned her Daily Beast column entitled “My Beef with Ann Coulter.” She wrote, “I find her [Coulter] offensive, radical, insulting, and confusing all at the same time….I don’t like her demeanor. I have never been a person who was attracted to hate or negativity.” Not holding her fire, McCain added, “Everything about her is extreme: her voice, her interview tactics, and especially the public statements she makes about liberals.”

When Coulter did not immediately go after her, McCain appreciatively remarked, “At this point, I have more respect for Ann Coulter than I do for Laura Ingraham because at least Coulter didn’t come back at me with heartless, substance-less attacks about my weight.” (For a less-than-conservative characterization of Ingraham’s remarks, cf. this ThinkProgress.org link.)

On Red Eye today, Coulter returned as a guest commentator. During a segment on Tiger Wood’s continuing saga, host Greg Gutfeld played a Today clip of Jamie Jungers who claims to have had an eight-month relationship with the golfing great. After viewing footage of the cute chubby blond, Coulter jested, “Wait! Meghan McCain had an affair with Tiger Woods?”

Gutfeld and his sidekick Bill Shultz roared with laughter. Even liberal guest, professor Marc Lamont Hill of Columbia seemed to join in the merriment. Shultz laughed, “I hope I register my disgust in that two-shot, Greg. Ooh!” Gutfeld joked, “How did she have the time between Twittering?”

In the author’s view, Jungers does seem to bear a resemblance to McCain and Red Eye is a politically incorrect free-for-all. Ergo, Coulter may have waited for the perfect time to scratch back at her GOP antagonist without any blowback.