Actor Drake Bell’s reputation takes a hit following DUI arrest

»Posted by on Dec 24 2015

It's all over the entertainment headlines and unavoidable on social media timelines: Drake Bell, best known from the Nickelodeon TV series "Drake & Josh," arrested in Glendale, Calif. on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). It happened, coincidentally, just a few miles from where I am writing this now. Glendale police say the 29-year-old actor and musician was pulled over Christmas week by police at 2:20 A.M. after they saw him stopped at a red light and then beginning to s...

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Target Michael Moore: Filmmaker creates PR crisis but denies criticizing ‘American Sniper’

»Posted by on Jan 20 2015

The Clint Eastwood blockbuster 'American Sniper' is breaking box office records and even has some Oscar buzz going for Best Picture. It got six Academy Awards nods in all. Before the movie was released, some Hollywood insiders predicted an Oscar snub because of the subject matter of 'American Sniper'... that it wouldn't appeal to left-leaning Academy voters. Fox News contacted me after the nominations were announced and I said that timing of this movie aligned perfectly with world events t...

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‘Duck Dynasty’ ratings down: What’s to blame–stiff competition, anti gay statements or botched public relations?

»Posted by on Jan 17 2014

For weeks now, A&E television network executives have wondered about the impact of star Phil Robertson's statements about gays and how the botched response by the network itself would impact 'Duck Dynasty' when the show premiered this month. Would the numbers climb because of the controversy, stay about the same, or take a hit? Well, the season premiere of 'Duck Dynasty' aired Sunday night at 10 p.m. This morning we're learning that those numbers took a HUGE hit. httpv://you...

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NBC’s ‘1600 Penn’ further blurs line between news, fiction

»Posted by on Jan 08 2013

So I read with interest how Larry King would guest star on the new, much hyped NBC show "1600 Penn." Larry King, though he interviewed news makers, was not a hard core journalist. He is a talk show host. But Savannah Guthrie of "Today" and NBC's Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd are very real and very working. Both are influential journalists who also have been tapped for guest-starring roles on "1600 Penn." Am I the only one bothered by this... that real journalists cove...

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‘Clueless’ star Stacy Dash, Twitter and the often toxic mix of politics, entertainment and social media

»Posted by on Oct 11 2012

'Clueless' star Stacey Dash jumped into the political waters and sent a Tweet about her personal decision to vote for Mitt Romney, the Repubican candidate. The Stacey Dash Tweet was well under 140 characters, but boy did 'Clueless' star Stacey Dash cause an uproar. 'Clueless' star Stacey Dash appeared on CNN's 'Piers Morgan' and said she was "shocked and saddened" by the response from her Tweet. Here's what happened. On Sunday 'Clueless' star Stacey Dash Tweeted: "Vote for Romney. T...

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Justin Bieber gets traction from politician who complained about his speeding

»Posted by on Jul 18 2012

Now Justin Bieber is in the news again not because of a new album. But because a Los Angeles city councilman saw Bieber driving faster than 100 miles per hour on a city street last Friday and believes the teen pop star should be arrested and not just ticketed. "As I watched, I was anticipating a crash," Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine, a former veteran police officer told ABC News. "It was chaos. Total willful disregard for people on the roadway." When police caught up with him, Bi...

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