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Brown's Widow Was Battling Pill Addiction When Soul Great Died

4th January 2007

JAMES BROWN's widow TOMI RAE HYNIE was battling a painkiller addiction in hospital when she learned her husband had died on Christmas Day (25DEC06). Brown insisted his wife take time off to seek help for...

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How To Air An Execution?

1st January 2007

As images of the hanging of Saddam Hussein quickly surfaced on the Internet, U.S. television news executives wrestled with the question of how much of the video should be broadcast. Initially the Iraqi government refused...

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Cnn Airs Ford's Views On Iraq

29th December 2006

A never-before-aired interview with the late President Ford in which he criticized President Bush's decision to invade Iraq was broadcast Thursday on CNN. In the interview, conducted by the Washington Post's Bob Woodward two years...

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Music Review Of 2006

28th December 2006

By Ian Garland and Sarah Henshaw It's been another busy year in the music world. Songs have topped charts, albums have flown off shelves and musicians have kept up the grand old tradition of rock and...

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As The Nation Goes, So Go The News Nets

21st December 2006

The apparent national shift in political sentiment seems to be reflected in the ratings for the cable news networks, with Fox News Network dropping out of the top ten cable outlets. MSNBC, on the other...

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Iraqi Journalists Being Killed In "Staggering" Numbers

18th December 2006

Iraqi journalists aiding U.S. news media are suffering far greater casualties than their American counterparts who are forced to live in fortified compounds and travel while embedded with the U.S. military, CNN Baghdad correspondent Michael...

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Ex-cnn Chief To Fly Pro-war Bloggers To Iraq

15th December 2006

Former CNN news chief Eason Jordan has invited conservative bloggers Michelle Malkin and Curt (who does not disclose his surname) of FloppingAces.com, to fly to Iraq at Jordan's expense to investigate a controversial Associated Press...

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Ex-cnn Chief Jordan To Launch Iraq Website

14th December 2006

Pioneering cable newsman Eason Jordan says he is launching a website, IraqSlogger.com, next week that will attempt to provide "nonpartisan" information about the war in Iraq principally from Iraqi natives. Jordan joined CNN in 1982...

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Jolie Confirms Mom Is Battling Cancer

14th December 2006

ANGELINA JOLIE has confirmed her mother is battling ovarian cancer, but she expects her to win her fight against the disease. Taping an upcoming chat with CNN chat show host LARRY KING, the actress insists...

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France Launches Its Own Version Of Cnn

7th December 2006

France on Wednesday launched a French-language all-news satellite network that will compete worldwide with CNN and the BBC World Service. The channel is the brainchild of French President Jacques Chirac, who complained at the outset...

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Griffin In Mid-air Scare

7th December 2006

US comedienne KATHY GRIFFIN had a mid-air scare on a flight to a show recently when a light bulb burned out in an airplane toilet, forcing pilots to make an emergency landing. The redhead comic...

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Former Adult Film Star Slams Federline Affair

7th December 2006

Former adult film actress KENDRA JADE has slammed reports she had an affair with KEVIN FEDERLINE while he was still married to pop star BRITNEY SPEARS. Media reports claim the two met in Las Vegas...

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Cnn Co-founder Amazed By Growing Audience For Msnbc

6th December 2006

CNN co-founder Reese Schonfeld has taken note of MSNBC's continued rise in the ratings -- particularly against Headline News. "Six months ago Headline and MSNBC were running neck and neck, now it isn't even a...

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Capone-n-noreaga Ask Fans To Vote On Reunion Album

5th December 2006

Hip-hop duo CAPONE-N-NOREAGA have healed their two-year rift and are asking fans to decide if they should record a new album together. N.O.R.E. - real name VICTOR SANTIAGO - admits he lied about the reasons...

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Karmazin Wanted To Buy Cnn

1st December 2006

While Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone may fret over the company's recent inability to put together a deal to buy MySpace, the company's former President and COO, Mel Karmazin, said Thursday that he wishes he could...

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Cnn Anchor Calls Iraq "A Mess"

27th November 2006

CNN correspondent John Roberts, who recently returned from Iraq, says that U.S. television has been unable to convey the extent of the chaos that currently wracks that country. "The place is a mess. It's an...

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Baldwin Not So Bitter Towards Basinger

27th November 2006

ALEC BALDWIN has hinted his bitter divorce and custody battle with ex-wife KIM BASINGER is over after taking time to praise her mothering skills on US TV. The movie star has been embroiled in a...

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Baldwin: 'Maybe I'm Difficult To Live With'

22nd November 2006

ALEC BALDWIN fears he's difficult to live with after splitting with longtime girlfriend NICOLE SEIDEL. The movie star partly blames his busy life and his custody battle with ex-wife KIM BASINGER for the split and...

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Cnn Host Sued After Woman's Suicide

22nd November 2006

The family of a Florida woman who killed herself after being aggressively interviewed by CNN host NANCY GRACE about her son's disappearance are suing both Grace and bosses at CNN's HEADLINE NEWS. Members of...

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Bush's Daughter Robbed

22nd November 2006

One of US President GEORGE W BUSH's daughters has had her purse and mobile phone snatched in Argentina. BARBARA BUSH, 24, was reportedly robbed on a night out at a restaurant in Buenos Aires on...

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Richards Banned From Comedy Club

21st November 2006

LATEST: Comedian MICHAEL RICHARDS has been banned from a Los Angeles comedy club after hurling racially-charged insults at black audience members during a stand-up routine there. Richards, who played quirky COSMO KRAMER opposite Seinfeld in...

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Seinfeld Star Richards In Race Attack

20th November 2006

Former SEINFELD star MICHAEL RICHARDS left comedy fans stunned during a Friday night (17NOV06) performance at Los Angeles' Laugh Factory when he blasted a pair of African-American hecklers with a racist rant. The funnyman, who...

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Hotel Chain Blocks Cnn

17th November 2006

Stoney Creek Hospitality Corp., a Midwest hotel chain, has blocked CNN from the selection of TV channels it provides to guests, claiming that an Oct. 18 report showing Iraqi insurgents shooting U.S. troops was "shocking...

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Holmes And Cruise Choose Popular Wedding Spot And Day

17th November 2006

TOM CRUISE and KATIE HOLMES are just the latest in a string of celebrity couples to marry in the picturesque lakeside town of Bracciano, Italy. Cruise, 44, and Holmes, 27, will marry on Saturday (18NOV06)...

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Turner Resumes Feud With Murdoch

16th November 2006

It has been a long while since CNN founder Ted Turner took public potshots at News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch, but it seemed like old times in Denver Wednesday when Turner received the 2006 Investment...

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Roseanne Gets Invited To High School Reunion

16th November 2006

Comedienne ROSEANNE BARR discovered that appearing on CNN show LARRY KING LIVE can reap huge benefits - she was invited to the high school reunion she feared she'd miss out on. One of Barr's former...

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Rather Returns

14th November 2006

Dan Rather says he intends to focus on investigative reporting as he launches Dan Rather Reports on Mark Cuban's HDNet tonight (Tuesday). In an interview with the Baltimore Sun, Rather said that such reporting "has...

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The Election Goes To ... Cnn?

10th November 2006

CNN was among those scoring an upset victory in this week's elections, claiming the most total viewers and the most in the adults 25-54 demographic group on Wednesday, both in primetime and total day compared...

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Kilmer Found Out Wife Was Divorcing Him On Cnn

10th November 2006

BATMAN FOREVER star VAL KILMER was shocked to find out his wife was divorcing him while watching news channel CNN on a trip to Ireland. The 46-year-old star was married to British actress JOANNE WHALLEY...

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Anna Nicole Blasts Mum On Tv

10th November 2006

ANNA NICOLE SMITH has lashed out at her mother for making TV claims that the former model's partner, attorney HOWARD K STERN, was to blame for her son's death. VIRGIE ARTHUR appeared on several US...

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