Two Random Thoughts

Two Random Thoughts

I’d bet there was a hastily called meeting at NBC News yesterday morning after Megyn Kelly said she doesn’t understand what’s wrong with white people dressing up for Halloween in blackface. I haven’t seen Kelly’s ratings lately, but if...
Bill Maher’s Anniversary

Bill Maher’s Anniversary

There have been a few times when I’ve sworn I was done with Bill Maher because he did something incredibly anti-science on his show, like his dangerous anti-vaccination remarks or the interview with the “doctor” who claimed he had an AIDS cure made...
The Alec Baldwin Show

The Alec Baldwin Show

I like Alec Baldwin’s podcast, “Here’s The Thing,” but was surprised when ABC essentially picked it up and turned it from audio-only content into a weekly television show. One-on-one conversation has never worked in primetime (late night is a...
James Lipton Steps Down

James Lipton Steps Down

I saw an item lamenting the fact that James Lipton is stepping down as host of “Inside The Actor’s Studio,” which will move from Bravo to Ovation next year. C’mon, give the guy a break. He started doing the show when he was 68 and is now 92...
About That Emmy Awards Show

About That Emmy Awards Show

From my live-tweeting of the Emmy Awards telecast: How can presenters possibly mispronounce winners’ names, as two did tonight? You had one job! The lame bit he did with Maya Rudolph at The Emmys continues an uninterrupted string of times Fred Armisen has failed to...