In a decidedly unsurprising turn of events, veteran newsman Ted Koppel and Fox News personality Sean Hannity have polarizing reactions to Koppel's "CBS News Sunday Morning" segment on the political polarization of America.
The 10-minute analysis attributed the growing rise in political discord to the Federal Communications Commission's 1987 revocation of the Fairness Doctrine, which required broadcasters to present contrasting views for matters of public interest.
In the wake of the revocation, highly politicized personalities and networks were given room to thrive, leading to an environment where individuals on either side of the aisle are unable to agree on what are the facts.
In the weeks following the death of “his girls” — his mother, Debbie Reynolds, 84, died just a day after her 60-year-old daughter, Carrie Fisher, passed away in December — Todd Fisher devoted most of his time to organizing a public memorial for the Hollywood icons.
A private ceremony, held in January, was attended by dozens of celebrities, including Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow, George Lucas and Jamie Lee Curtis.
The public memorial on Saturday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park-Hollywood Hills was decidedly less star-studded, and those celebrities who did attend largely bypassed camera crews.
Adele has been quite chatty as she closes out the third leg of her world tour in Australia and New Zealand.
Earlier in the month, the superstar singer and songwriter confirmed to a Brisbane, Australia, audience that she had tied the knot with longtime partner Simon Konecki, and at a Sunday concert in Auckland, New Zealand, Adele may have dropped the biggest bomb of all.
The New Zealand Herald reported Monday that Adele remarked at the close of her concert her doubts about continuing to tour.
Samira Wiley of "Orange Is the New Black" and Lauren Morelli, a writer for that show, are married.
Wiley -- who's now appearing in Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" -- and Morelli exchanged vows Saturday in a ceremony in Palm Springs, according to Martha Stewart Weddings. The women had gotten engaged at the same location in October. Wiley's parents officiated at the ceremony, where the brides both wore white designed by Christian Siriano.
The ceremony wrapped up with Montell Jordan's "This Is How We Do It," while the colorful, confetti-themed reception kicked off with Justin Bieber's "Baby," MSW said.
Kendrick Lamar’s warning is clear on the new single “The Heart Part 4.”
“Y’all got till April 7 to get y’all [stuff] together,” he raps.
What happens then? A new record? An anti-Trumpist insurrection? Whatever it is, after Lamar released the scalding single on Thursday night, the big takeaway is this: More fire is coming, and just in time for his Coachella headlining sets.
Men. They never pick up the phone when you want them to.
Jake Gyllenhaal bravely -- foolishly? -- attempted to prove that he and Ryan Reynolds are friends in real life by connecting with his "Life" co-star via FaceTime during the taping of "Late Night With Seth Meyers" on Thursday. By the time the bit was over, the score was Calls, 2, Gyllenhaal, zero.
"C'mon, man, you're eating up precious TV time!," Gyllenhaal pleaded with the ringing, ringing, ringing phone.
Forget the olive branch — William Shatner extended a rose on Thursday to Nick Viall as a sign of peace after an intense campaign earlier in the week to get "The Bachelor" transported off "Dancing With the Stars" as early as possible.
Hey @viallnicholas28 Will you accept this ☮️🌹? As a Dad w/ daughters I'm not happy w/ what you've done in the past Maybe you've matured now?
"My goal for #DWTS is to knock Bachelor Nick out ASAP. Who is with me?" Shatner tweeted Monday right before the show aired on the East Coast. "He lives up to the homonym of his last name," he said later.
After some tweeps tried to convince him that Nick wasn't such a bad guy, or at least he wasn't on "Bachelor in Paradise" last summer, Shatner stood firm, tweeting: "Leopards don't change their spots. Don't be surprised if he shows up again on paradise. I won't be."
Word choice is important, particularly online where one slip-up can banish you to Internet infamy over a matter of keystrokes.
That's the lesson gold-medal Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi learned Monday night when she sent a well-meaning tweet wishing former competitor Nancy Kerrigan luck on her "Dancing With the Stars" debut.
"So excited for you," Yamaguchi wrote. "Can't wait to see you grace that ballroom floor, break a leg!"
So excited for you @NancyAKerrigan ! Can't wait to see you grace that ballroom floor, break a leg! 💃🏻#DWTS