January 11, 2013
Regarding Dominic Basulto's Jan. 6 Business commentary, " Al Gore, Al-Jazeera and the American audience ": About two years ago, whoever was masquerading as a news person on whichever network broadcast I happened to be watching at that moment said the words "Charlie Sheen" one time too many. I fled, surfed channels in desperation and stumbled upon Al-Jazeera English . I've never left. By concentrating on and reporting news, Al-Jazeera English provides blissful relief from the info-pap that prevails on our so-called news shows.
January 10, 2013 |
A "White House official" set off a bit of consternation — okay, maybe panic — in a number of agencies Wednesday when he (or she) apparently confirmed that Attorney General Eric Holder , Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius , and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki were staying. Some of "The Unlisted," such as Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack , were almost certainly staying, sources said. But others, such as Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood , were seen as possible departures.
November 28, 2012 |
Angus T. Jones, the "Half" on CBS's "Two and a Half Men," wants us to know how sorry he is if we misunderstood him when he described as "filth" the show that's paying him millions of dollars a year, and begged people to stop watching it. Also weighing in Wednesday on Jones's biting of the hand that feeds him — you know this one's coming: "Men's" 2011 career-killer Charlie Sheen, who said it is impossible for anyone to spend 10 years in show creator...
November 28, 2012 |
The teenage star of "Two and a Half Men" apologized Tuesday (Nov. 27) for calling his show unbiblical "filth" and encouraging people not to watch it during a videotaped testimony about his conversion to Seventh-day Adventism. Angus T. Jones, who has starred in the salacious sitcom since he was 10, said he considers the cast and crew "an extension of my family. " "I apologize if my remarks reflect me showing indifference to and disrespect of my colleagues and a lack of appreciation of the...
September 17, 2012 |
Katie Couric finished first among new daytime talk shows during its premiere week, early stats suggest. "Katie's" week, which started big before taking a spill, ended strong Friday with a Jennifer Lopez interview. (Couric got J-Lo to comment on the new "American Idol" judging panel by incorrectly assuring her that Fox had confirmed the names — which Fox did not do until Sunday). But "Katie" finished No. 4 among all syndicated daytime talk shows. The top spot...
August 8, 2012 |
A onetime D.C. police commander whose unit was involved in a controversial high-speed police escort for actor Charlie Sheen has filed a multimillion-dollar civil suit against city officials, claiming that he was demoted after testifying against his superiors at a D.C. Council hearing on the incident. D.C. police Capt. Hilton B. Burton sued the District, Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier, and assistant chiefs Lamar Greene and Alfred Durham for "infliction of emotional distress.