Posts Tagged ‘Ellen Degeneres’

MacCallum: AN’s Makeshift Host?

July 30, 2010

Bill Hemmer: “We’ve been on the job hunt for a year!” A Freudian slip by the America’s Newsroom anchor who reportedly recently renewed his multi-million contract with Fox News? As his AN co-host Martha MacCallum took the week off, his former CNN colleague and recent FNC hire Arthel Neville filled in once again seamlessly for her today. Perhaps, a  tad too well for MacCallum’s comfort.

At the bottom of the nine o’clock hour (ET) on America’s Newsroom this morning, Neville announced that Ellen DeGeneres had quit as a judge on American Idol and that Jennifer Lopez was a potential candidate to replace her. When she had finished, a grinning Hemmer puckishly asked, “So there’s a job opening, right?”* As Neville chuckled in the background, Hemmer cryptically continued, “We’ve been on the job hunt for a year.” However, Hemmer failed to elaborate further.

“We’ve been on the job hunt for a year.” Really? For what position? As the author mulled Hemmer’s words over, he remembered that America’s Newsroom then co-host Megyn Kelly took off approximately year ago (September 2009). However, when her son Yates was born, Kelly did not return to AN: rather, she took the reins of her new show, i.e., America Live. And, MacCallum was ostensibly given Kelly’s baton at AN.

For now, the AN graphics read, “America’s Newsroom w/ Bill Hemmer & Martha MacCallum. But, for how long?

*America’s Newsroom – 07/30/10 (@9:34 a.m. ET)

O’Reilly: Jessica Alba Witch?

January 22, 2009

Bill O’Reilly, apparently, is still smarting from Jessica Alba’s acerbic appellation for him, i.e., “ah***.” In his tease to tonight’s O’Reilly Factor’s “Pinheads and Patriots” segment, he seemingly said, “Starring Ellen [Degeneres] and Jessica Alba who is witch or which is what or something like that.” [Clever word play.] In the following block itself, after calling Ellen a “patriot” and mentioning Alba’s disparaging remark, O’Reilly aired a TMZ video of Alba confusing Sweden with Switzerland when she asked a reporter to be similarly neutral about Obama. O’Reilly then mocked Alba and called her a possible pinhead.

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/fnc/jessica_alba_thinks_bill_oreilly_is_an_ahole_106491.asp