The News Sorority: The Media Book That Drove the Media Wild

"Katie Couric on Diane Sawyer: 'I Wonder Who She Blew This Time'" reads one headline. "HATE-Y COURIC" proclaims another. Not to be outdone: "EXCLUSIVE: Betrayal, jealousy, and bitterness: New book reveals the vicious rivalry between Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters - and how Diane ran newsroom like an imperial court… » 10/17/14 3:50pm 10/17/14 3:50pm

Fox Sports Swaps Vet Pam Oliver for Erin Andrews, Reeks of Ageism

Veteran Fox Sports sideline reporter Pam Oliver is officially being replaced by Erin Andrews, her younger, blonde colleague. With nearly two decades under her belt and all of the old men talking sports on television, 53-year-old Oliver’s forced career shift sounds like ageism. » 7/15/14 6:15pm 7/15/14 6:15pm

Diane Sawyer Stepping Down as Anchor of ABC World News

ABC has announced that World News's Diane Sawyer will be stepping down from her role as anchor in order to pursue other roles with the network. Replacing her will be Good Morning America cohost George Stephanopoulos for breaking stories and David Muir for day-to-day anchoring duties, thus returning network nightly… » 6/25/14 9:40am 6/25/14 9:40am

Bitchy Newspaper Runs Dubious Story About Bitchy Female Journos

Sheila Weller's book The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour—and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV isn't even out yet and it's being used by media outlets to tear down the very women the book covers. This is especially rough to watch given that the point of the… » 6/17/14 5:45pm 6/17/14 5:45pm

Hillary Clinton Says Obama Campaign Wanted Her to 'Attack' Sarah Palin

Hillary Clinton's Hard Choices comes out today and its publication brings more fascinating revelations about what the Obama campaign wanted her to do to weaken the McCain/Palin ticket in 2008, how her participation in Texts From Hillary came about and stuff about Monica Lewinsky. » 6/10/14 11:00am 6/10/14 11:00am

Amanda Knox's First TV Interview Is Heavy on the Slut-Shaming

Last night, 20/20 aired the special Murder. Mystery. Amanda Knox Speaks, featuring an exclusive Diane Sawyer interview with Amanda Knox, the first of its kind since Knox was acquitted from the charges of murdering 21-year-old fellow foreign exchange student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy. Knox, who just released… » 5/01/13 3:10pm 5/01/13 3:10pm

Serial Dater John Mayer Lurches Over To Allison Williams

Despite Katy Perry's best efforts, one cannot domesticate the Wild Striped Douchebag, and John Mayer is no exception. Like the Countess Elizabeth Báthory, best remembered for bathing in the blood of virgins to retain her youth, it was only a matter of time before Mayer found the latest zeitgeisty female It-person and… » 1/29/13 9:00am 1/29/13 9:00am

Here's Diane Sawyer Drinking Wine and Popping Pills at the News Desk…

Well! Some people thought that Diane Sawyer seemed a wee bit drunk on Election Night. And in this vintage (never-aired?) footage from Primetime Live, she sips a glass of red wine and then fishes some prescription pills from her purse. Ah, the good old days! The best part? When Sawyer sassily snipes, "I said, too… » 11/08/12 10:50am 11/08/12 10:50am

Natalie Portman's Cakeless Vegan Wedding Sounds Lovely

Here are some spooky through-the-bushes pictures of Nat Port's wedding to Benjamin Human Centipede: Full Sequence, which was vegan and Jewish and French and on the Big Sur coast and sounds nice, although I'm not sure about that dress. They had macarons instead of cake, and guests (including Diane Sawyer, Mike Nichols,… » 8/07/12 9:00am 8/07/12 9:00am

This Is What Happens if You Ask Brian Williams About Diane Sawyer's Face

NBC Nightly News anchor and father of Girls' Zosia Mamet stopped by the Late Show last night, wherein Dave Letterman asked the newsman to compare himself to journalists on competing networks. Williams handled the situation adeptly, managing to somehow be both honest and respectful, that is until Letterman asked him… » 5/16/12 6:45pm 5/16/12 6:45pm

Gabrielle Giffords' Incredible TV Interview

Last night TV viewers had an unusual choice. By flipping between two networks' primetime news magazine shows, they got to see that absolute worst and best of America. While NBC's Rock Center featured former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky suggesting that kids might have made up their abuse claims, ABC's 20/20 had… » 11/15/11 11:35am 11/15/11 11:35am

Jaycee Dugard Tells Her Story To Diane Sawyer

Here's a preview of Jaycee Dugard's emotional and lengthy interview with Diane Sawyer that will air this Sunday night. In it, she talks about giving birth in a backyard at the age of 14, saying that when the baby came, she "felt like I wasn't alone anymore, I had somebody that was mine." Jaycee's mother will also… » 7/08/11 10:50am 7/08/11 10:50am

Diane Sawyer Is Rattled In Raw Footage From Joplin

In this raw video of ABC News in Joplin — only a day after the first deadly tornado — a clearly rattled Diane Sawyer struggles with the unfinished story she's about to report. A confused producer gives her unclear directions. Communication with the New York City newsroom is spotty. And all the while, dangerous… » 6/30/11 1:35pm 6/30/11 1:35pm

Sandra Lee Compares Herself and Andrew Cuomo to Waaaay Cooler Couple

Sandra Lee, whose Sandra Dee-Sara Lee mashup of a name I've always felt to be perfect for her perky brand of from-package-to-arterial-plaque-age "cooking," says that she will never leave her boyfriend and New York governor-elect Andrew Cuomo's side. » 11/26/10 10:30am 11/26/10 10:30am

Diane Sawyer Prods, But Pelosi Keeps It Professional

Last night, outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi granted her first post-election interview to Diane Sawyer. "I'm a professional," she said, though Sawyer kept trying to get her to talk about her bruised emotions. » 11/04/10 10:14am 11/04/10 10:14am

The Sex-Trafficking Model Scout

Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire financier who the FBI believes molested around 40 underaged girls, was assisted by a prominent modeling agent and scout. Here's what we know about Jean Luc Brunel. » 8/04/10 1:00pm 8/04/10 1:00pm

It's Not Katie Couric's Fault

Katie Couric's tenure as the anchor of The CBS Evening News is once again in question. If she goes, will it because the sexagenarians who watch network news don't believe a lady can have gravitas? » 7/22/10 5:09pm 7/22/10 5:09pm

They Like Mike: Cher, Calista & Candice Celebrate Nichols At AFI Event

The 38th AFI Life Achievement Award at Culver City's Sony Pictures Studios honored legendary director, comedian (and, ahem, University of Chicago alum) Mike Nichols. Obviously, everyone came out to honor him: not just Beatty and Spielberg, but Portman, Parker, Cher... » 6/11/10 10:30am 6/11/10 10:30am

Whitney Comments On Terrible Show; "Drunk & Disorderly" Kiefer Kicked…