Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Campbell Brown Gone From CNN: Does Anyone Care Anymore?

A career that had so much promise has apparently hit a major snag as Campbell Brown removed herself from CNN and her own show because she just wasn't getting it done. It's a long time from when she was possibly the hottest free agent in the TV news business. She was a fill-in on NBC Nightly News, Today weekend anchor, and had crafted quite a good reputation amongst the cappers and devotees of gorgeous newswomen. She had started out without much of a profile as she was a White House correspondent and didn't really got a lot of glam air time and then once she was promoted to the Today show it took her a while to shed her stiff and serious reporter's shield and loosen up, but when she did, it turned out to be pretty good. There was all sorts of speculation and thinking that she could go to either ABC or CBS and take the anchor chairs or a morning show chair. But no. In the first of what I thought were really bad ideas, she went with CNN. And not only that, she was pregnant, having married Republican operative Dan Senor. I would probably have said the marriage itself was a bad idea but I'm going to be charitable. She wanted a family, and well, now she has it. Her being pregnant really stifled any real good chance for her show to gain momentum and take on a personality. While she did show well when the show first started with a lot of good shots, and set furniture that really helped out, things began to take a downward slide. She stopped wearing anything good. The set changed. Hell, one time after I stopped recording the show, I peeked over just to see, and I could tell she was wearing sneakers. It had gotten that bad where she had so little enthusiasm for the show that she was wearing sneakers. So it was not a surprise that she has left. I don't have any interest in how the show competed with (or didn't) its 8 PM rivals. None of those shows feature any GN's. It's just a shame that a slot that was held before by one of the great all-time GN's, Paula Zahn, who also left CNN in disgrace, evolved into Campbell's show, and the same fate has befallen her. I have no idea what the future holds for Campbell. Where will she go now? Will she go anywhere? And what of CNN and the people still there? I have to be pretty nervous and worried if I am one of the on-air talents there. So many have left. Kiran is now about the only GN left. Her show's ratings can't possibly be any good. How much longer does she stay? How much longer does CNN stick with the show, or do they re-invent and re-vamp as is rumored?

Thursday, April 29, 2010

4/28

Not a real busy day but there were some highlights. HD is very good to Jennifer Ashton, or that the other way around? Susan Koeppen did not give us any goodness and that's too bad. Stephanie Abrams was back in the skirts today and about time. Natalie showed why sheer black looks the best on legs. It's a bolder look for sure and of course, it does the trick in catching the eye. Margaret Brennan has been out this week but we haven't gotten much from the tag teams of girls covering for her. Melissa Lee also showed probably the most leg I've seen out of her.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

4/27

Nothing from the financial nets today really as they focused on the congressional hearings. Trish Regan made an unfortunately rare appearance on the Today show hawking a new clock gadget from Sony. She showed off a pretty trim body after having her kid. A couple of shots she looked absolutely stunning. We need to see more of her in these kinds of situations. With CNBC depleted of hotties, they need to take advantage of those that they have.


Monday, April 26, 2010

4/26

Today was pretty good overall. Despite some people not looking their best like Robin, Stephanie, Megyn, it was busy enough that I didn't mind too much. We had a bit of everything. Some comedy with Kiran running somewhere off to the left of the screen. But the main highlight of the day was the Early Show, finally, finally, finally, going full HD. Like, duh, it's fricking 2010 people, get with the program you know? But it looks damn good. Looks better than the Today show. It has a crispness and the colors are not too saturated. The Today show always looks a bit too orange to me. GMA's without a doubt the worst. Coincidentally, we saw that CBS hired Taryn Winter Brill (funny name, hot chick) as the color and culture (I made that up) correspondent. Every show needs that, someone who goes off and does the lighter, fluffier pieces that every morning show needs. She had appeared on GMA before. I don't recall if she was ever really a member of the team or not. But this shows that CBS is getting serious with stocking up on the babes. Only a couple years ago was it pretty fallow. I still think that Tracy Smith always got the shaft and that she should have gotten something, but I think she succumbed to the baby syndrome and is more or less not really working anymore which kinda sucks. But CBS is now appearing to realize that, you know, having hot chicks on staff is, like, cool, you know?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

4/24

Looks like Alisyn was out ill and Juliet Huddy, who has become Fox's go-to super sub, stepped in. Biana Golodryga continues to mystify and cause me to scratch my head. I do not understand what her problem is. She clearly does not understand the purpose of her job and why she is here. She is clearly the hottest female on the ABC News staff. The mystery is why she has chosen not to display her wares fully in that position. I don't know whether it's a sense of entitlement, arrogance, or that her engagement has diminished her feeling that she needs to bring it when she goes to work. The fact is, no one would give a crap about her if she wasn't hot. That's not an insult, that's the truth. This is a visual entertainment business, and you get into the business because you look better than the other person. That may be in the form of simply looking better physically or dressing better or whatever. It's always a combination. The best of the lot never rely on one thing. You have look good both physically and sartorially. Biana needs to watch the other channels and see what Amy and Rebecca are doing. They understand what their job is. They understand that they need to do their job well in all aspects. Now like before I'd be willing to give Biana a pass because, like Kate, she'll usually do better the next day. Well, I got bad news for you. Sunday wasn't any better. Which is particularly disappointing. Marysol felt absolutely no reason to wear pants this weekend. I don't see why Biana did. Nobody is tuning into GMA is to see Biana wear a nice pair of pants, I'm telling you that. It frustrates and disappoints because Biana could have so easily taken the newsreader job when it opened up on GMA. There were many women who have more reason to get that job encapsulated in their little finger than Jujube does in her whole body. The current GMA crew just looks disastrous. They just look weird. You got little midget George standing next to gigantic Robin Roberts. You got Jujube looking like she ought be dropping the kids off at school. You got Sam Champion looking like, well, who gives a shit. The lineup of people they have in reserve like Elizabeth Vargas, Sharyn Alfonsi, Biana, Ashleigh Banfield, Claire Shipman, jesus h, anyone of them would have been better. It's pretty bad when you look forward to someone going on vacation on that show.


4/23

Friday looked pretty good. Becky looked particularly good. They were promoted the Berkshire Hathaway meeting which I'm sure Becky will be attending and once doing everything short of giving the Buffmaster a Quick one. Funny thing is, she was just out there, so I thought that was for this annual meeting. I'm confused. Megyn was out so Shannon Bream was in for her. I didn't get a really good shot of her. That desk has got to go. It was a repeat of Happy Hour Ladies' Night but with somewhat longer skirts. Too bad. Still nice to see. Thing about Sandra is, sometimes she looks funny. I don't know whether it's the lighting or the makeup but there was this one shot of her from the 11 AM show and she looked weird.


Friday, April 23, 2010

4/22 Welcome to Foxy's Angels!

This day was pretty good. The only thing bad was that Natalie wasn't wearing anything good and for some reason that hideous Natasha Curry continues to somehow be Robin Meade's number one sub. I don't know how she has a job what with her voice and her never-changing wardrobe. I swear she wears the same black pants all the time, and I'm sure it's hiding a big butt. But aside from that, the highlight of the show was Foxy's Angels on Happy Hour. I believe the firs time ever that they had three female hosts. They've had two before but never three. And it was the right three too, Sandra, Go-Go and the seriously underutilized Nicole Pettalides. The only thing better would have been somehow sneaking Jenna Lee in, but that would be asking for too much.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

4/21

Nothing really amazing today, but nothing really terrible either.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

4/20

Becky was looking better with a shorter white leopard print skirt. Courtney was in for Gretchen on Fox & Friends and boy did she look like a bump on the log when Beck was on. She is incapable of having any kind of serious discussion. If it's not about fashion or entertainment or something light, she is useless. Once again, the curse of the dual pants hit the Today show. For some reason it always seems like Ann and Natalie coordinate their outfits. Megyn was back to her usual goodness but she has to keep it up. No taking days off!


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

4/19

Monday was pretty good overall. Stephanie returned from wherever. Why does it seem like she is off every other week? I mean is she on assignment those weeks? What gives? As I mentioned in my tweet, I'm starting to get worried about Megyn. I mean, when she's hot, she's smoking, but she starting to get very inconsistent. She needs to understand that she cannot take days off, and she's starting to do that. I don't see Gretchen taking a day off, I don't see Alisyn ever take a day off, I've never seen Martha do that. Megyn is supposed to be the top female at the network now. She needs to represent the ideal Fox female, the top of the group. She cannot look worse than the number 4 or 5 woman there. She needs to look and be the best. If she can't be that, then she shouldn't have the job. I've been recording a portion of the 10 AM hour of Headline News. I don't understand why Richard Freakin' Lui has a job. Why isn't Susan Hendricks on more often? How is it determined who does that hour?

4/18

Two days late, I know. Forgot to even post the links to Twitter. Oh well. Anyway, Sunday was pretty good. Alisyn continue some thigh goodness. She knows how to take a reasonable modest skirt and make it shorter than a cheerleader's outfit. Ashleigh continued her good showing again. I don't know what the future bodes for her, but I hope we see more of her in whatever capacity ABC sees fit. Seeing what kind of talent that they have, it just stuns me still that Jujube of all of them gets the newsreader role. Someone at ABC must be regretting that decision. Juliet was on Fox Report. Guess they are trading her and whoever else off. Eh, Juliet's aged now, and seeming to try to hold on to something.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

4/17

Saturdays are definitely looking up from before, specifically for CBS. What an improvement. I don't know what the regular lineup is going to be like when everyone gets back from maternity leave but I hope that they stick with Betty and Rebecca for Saturday. Maybe they already confirmed it and I didn't pay attention. Also, Ashleigh Banfield has taken a long circuitous route from stardom for her coverage of 9/11 back to network TV. She had apparently gotten married, disappeared for a bit, worked at Court TV, and whatever. Glad to see her back and looking good. And it's hard to argue with Amy and Lynn Berry on Today. Heather Nauert was a nice surprise on Fox Report. I guess they are rotating people through that spot during Julie's leave. Geraldo ditched the chair for Kimberly which was a little annoying but she still had a real nice dress on.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

4/6

S.E. Cupp is seriously going for a retro look. It suits her. Ann was wearing a dress that looked to have some serious potential but then they never gave her really any opportunities. That sucked. Megyn continued to show that the only time it's really worth getting a cap of her is when they do that cutaway to her reading.

4/5

Steph back in the studio and back to looking awesome. Becky is out and Michelle Caruso Cabrera is in for her. MCC is about the only other good thing at CNBC left. Jen Carfagno also on the strength for TWC. She can look fine as well but needs more motivation than Steph. NBC is really showing off Tamron. Maybe they are pushing her for some bigger role? I remember when she first joined NBC, she had boasted that she was going to get the Weekend Today show host spot. I though that was BS at the time. But now I wonder if there may be something to that. I guess we'll see, but her increased exposure on Today can't be a coincidence.


Monday, April 5, 2010

Weekend Review

Well, I would say that the weekend was pretty good. Everyone looked the way that they should. Sharyn Alfonsi was on GMA and she showed that it is entirely possible to look good for two days straight. See, Kate? You can look good for two days straight. Three might be pushing it, but two is very possible. One thing I hate about holidays is that they always have to dress up the sets with flowers and shit. Of course they had to plop flowers on the already extremely cluttered table that they use on Fox & Friends. It took a little bit for Alisyn to adjust to the blockage but by Sunday she seemed to have the hang of it. In a bizarre and unexpected turn, Maria Bartiromo was on Sunday Today shilling her new book and actually wore a skirt! Unfortunately she has almost no sex appeal anymore so I couldn't get excited about it.

Shannon Bream was in for Megyn on Friday, the first time that Megyn has been off. I think it's a good choice to use Shannon, of course she's blond! That's the first requirement. And in some cases, the last! I think Fox has every blond newswoman in the country on their radar who's at least under, say, 35. Gerri Willis is a bit of an exception. I don't know how old she is, but she's definitely over 40. But FBN is a bit of a specialist network so experience in the subject field would probably trump outright looks and age, but if you have the right combo in Gerri's case, then why not? Fox can lose a Lauren Sivan and not miss a beat. I mean honestly, did anyone expect that they would? Not sure what someone like Lauren is looking for. I mean you kinda know what you're getting into by joining Fox. Oh well.

The weather finally warmed up enough for Steph to bust the legs out toward the end of the week on their Spring Break.

I found out Rebecca Jarvis has joined CBS as the Saturday newsreader. All I know is that CNBC keeps losing chicks. Either CNBC doesn't care, or the network is just not some place that a girl with any kind of looks should bother considering as a place to work. Rebecca had to sit out a 6 month non-compete before she could start. Boy, that tells you something about how much she wanted to get out of there.

Geraldo being on location tends to put a damper on the leggage. At least they are having Kimbo holding down the fort back home. There was no legs on Saturday but it was pretty good on Sunday with a nice sitdown with the Padre and also some legs from a National Enquirer chick.




Thursday, April 1, 2010

3/31

Courtney Friel sure is hot but boy is she an utter dunce. I don't know why she is on Redeye other than that she works for Fox and is hot because she adds nothing to the show. You need to be fairly bright and quick witted to hang with the Redeye crew and Courtney totally lacks that. Looks like C/NBC are really to push Melissa Lee as the hot thing on the network. Put her in stark contrast with the former Money Honey Maria Bartiromo who was also on the show. But it's stunning how she has totally given up trying to look reasonable and has been like that for a long time now. Funnily I mentioned how yesterday Robin and Rebecca were both still out and today, voila, they are both back. Chalk it up to week-and-a-half long vacations.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

3/30

Susan H. and Becky both in boots, but showing a lot of thigh. Nice sitdown from Kiran. I found Ann's day fascinating. Up until 9 AM she was sitting very demurely and like a proper lady, not showing a lot of leg. In fact one time while they were doing their half hour outro, she had her skirt pulled up past her knee. But then after 9 AM, it was whoa city. She was busting the thighs out and everything. I think Amy was even intimidated by the amount of thigh that Ann was showing. She didn't even try to compete. Joy Philbin showed us the proper way to get into a Mercedes AMG SLS. Plop your butt in and swing your legs around. How to get out is another story. The hot blond FOX doc lady Cynara (?) Coomer was on Happy Hour. Guess they had to make up for losing Jennifer Ashton to CBS.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

3/29

Robin still out. This is a long break for her. Wonder what's up. I mean on the Spanish nets it's normal to be out for 2 weeks at a time or more but it's unusual here to go past one week. Anyway, as long as Susan is in I don't mind terribly. Melissa Lee was sporting some serious leg today. See, today is emblematic of my problem with Megyn. She looked to have a decent amount of leg showing, but with the distance of the camera and the side they shoot from and how she crosses her left leg over, you don't end up seeing shit. It's such a shame. If they just pulled in more, and swapped sides, it'd be much better. Speaking of long breaks, Go-go's been out for longer than a week also. Weird. The subs are in for Primer Impacto also. Satcha I expect, but Veronica del Castillo (VdC) is a welcome sight. Also, returning is her rather eclectic and odd fashion sense. She'll look great one day and then wear something completely bizarre and off-the-wall the next.


Monday, March 29, 2010

3/28 Caps

Now, that's more like it from Biana. She does seem a bit more on the chillier side. I think ABC is definitely looking for someone a little more warm and personable. Sharyn or Liz V. might fill the bill better. But who knows. I don't mind the rotation as long as it's not Jujube. I'm a little confused with Julie. They've done away with the standing intros and the sitting half hour intros, so you'd think that she's pretty much given up on looking good down below. However they pull a couple under the desk shots when she's interviewing the sports guy and she looks pretty good still. I wonder when she is due.


Sunday, March 28, 2010

3/27

Ainsley was in for Alisyn today. The only thing holding her back is the nose. Biana was on GMA and she was very disappointing. Surprisingly so, as you would think she would want to seize the opportunity. Maybe after she got engaged she thought that she didn't need to dress sexy anymore but that's not the case. In fact, it seems that the ones who dress the hottest are married and have kids. Biana, you gotta learn your lesson. Looks like Laurie Dhue is now a somewhat regular on Geraldo. Funny that they are identifying her as a "journalist". Uh, ok, I guess she has some journalistic skills but usually if you're a journalist, shouldn't you be journalizing for someone? Using people are reporters, or correspondents, or whatever. That's like calling a biologist a scientist. Anyway, I think it's a way of calling her something and they couldn't really come up with a good description of her. But it's nice to see her on. I just wish they were a little more transparent about why she is on now.


Saturday, March 27, 2010

3/26

Today was the day for near upskirts I gotta tell you. First, Stephanie Abrams wore one of those button up dress, and the last button was about one inch below her vajayjay. Couple times when her legs separated a bit you could almost see something if you squinted hard enough and tilted your head about two inches to the left. Sanity reigned at HLN and they brought a very svelte looking Susan Hendricks in. I swear it looks like she's a lot skinnier. I think this is the first time I've seen Kiran do a sitdown wearing hose. Always seems that she has been barelegged. I gotta give Natalie a lot of props for having either the balls or the stupidity to get up and ride that dragon in a skirt. That crane cam operator was trying his best to get a shot up her skirt but it was too dark. I don't how the hell she got up and down from that thing. Cap 41 kinda looks like she's riding the Sybian a little bit. See, I told you about the Megyn interview shots. The damn camera needs to pull in tighter. Does anyone care to see the rest of the studio?

Friday, March 26, 2010

3/25

The one model from the Today Show reminds me of Christina Hendricks from Mad Men with the red hair and big tits. 'Course this one looks like a real redhead. I know why I continue to not be too impressed with Megyn. The camera is too far away during the interviews that she does with someone sitting across from her. Also the camera has to shoot at an angle and thus never gets a really good shot. Plus she usually crosses her left leg over. The only time that there is a good shot is when they do that really obvious cutaway to her sitting there reading something when she is interviewing someone on camera. Looks like Rebecca is on vacation this week. Am I the only one who is getting tired of Tracy Byrnes? I mean she's got the big hair, the boobs, and the legs, but she's a makeup job. Her face is really not that good looking, and between her grating New York voice and attitude, it's no wonder she's a single mom of three kids now. I'd much rather see Sandra or Nicole. Hey how about throwing a bone to Jenna? I wonder why she seems to be getting a little bit of the short end of the stick. She filled in for Skinner a couple times but that doesn't really cut it for me, mainly because there's no leg shots. I got caps of the chick from ESPN2's Sportsnation.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

3/23

Not a whole lot worth mentioning today. Apparently Robin Meade is out this week. Unlike Bloomberg where if Margaret B. is out, all sorts of hotties fill in for her, HLN seems to want to stick with the exact opposite. Susan Hendricks was in on Monday and that looked like it was boding well, but then they went back to Natasha Curry. God knows why she gets the number substitute spot. I don't think she has a single stitch of clothes that isn't black. Ugh.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

3/22

Not a whole lot today because I had a power outage at home apparently and my DVR decided to get all screwy on me. All the scheduled recordings after like 11 got messed up. Every show got shifted ahead one hour so something scheduled for 5 started at 6. No idea why. Also all my series recording got erased. Uh, ok. Well, at least I got Dancing with the Stars and Erin Andrews.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

3/21

Sharyn Alfonsi was on GMA today. I like that, rotate her and Vargas. Looks like Fox was re-creating it's weekday format today. They've done that before for big news weekends. I wonder if that really works. I mean do people watch more just because the "regulars" are on? I decided that I would record the Sports Reporters today just out of the blue because I had read that Hannah appears on that show occasionally. Well, I guessed right today. Too bad the lighting and the cameras in the ESPN Zone are horrendous. Finally, Univision, what can I say, simply outrageous.


3/19 & 3/20

Friday: CNN did a mention on how those hideous Ugg's are bad for women's feet. God, how I would love to scald with lava whoever invited those abominations. Anyway, Kiran proceeded to protest that her Ugg's, which she was wearing at the moment, with a complete lack of shame, could not be more uncomfortable than her four-inch heels. Well, Kiran, no one said you had to wear four-inch heels. And if you want to be comfortable, go home. Fox is trying out Dana Perino as a guest host on F&F. She seemed reasonable enough, and it fits with their past track record of finding talent from non-traditional backgrounds. She certainly ticks the box for the one qualification needed to work at Fox, blond hair. Susan Koeppen showed again why she should be seriously considered to fill-in for Maggie when she goes on maternity leave. I would suggest a rotation of Susan and some local talent that they bring in. Betty could shift over to the big chair every other day and they bring the local person in as the newsreader. I don't know how Betty will do in a morning news show role, it's a bit different than being a pure newsreader like she did at CNN. I think she'll be fine, but she may not light the room up in quite the way that the suits are really looking for. Margaret Brennan was in red again and it was the long dress. Looks almost like the same one that Kiran wears. Megyn came back strong today. Maybe she read my post, not! Regardless I still won't go back on my previous day's statement because of the mere fact that she has not been consistent. She needs to be more consistent still.

Saturday: Elizabeth Vargas was in today at GMA. Still looks like they are doing a rotation for the weekend. For my taste, I always prefer a rotation whenever they are looking to replace a long-time host. Gives us a variety to look at. The rest of the day was relatively up to standard except for a big surprise on Geraldo. Laurie Dhue returned from whatever monastery she's been hiding out in for the last couple years. I always found her departure from Fox to be very strange and to be honest I can't recall the specifics. I know she had an ill-fated and ill-advised stint where she was based in the Middle East. I think she was thinking that she would try to see if she could be a "serious" journalist. After that it seemed like she fell out of favor with the bosses. I'm not sure what this appearance was all about. She was on ostensibly to discuss cheating and infidelity what with all the current stories. I'm not sure how she qualifies as some kind of expert in that field. Could this be a toe in the water for an eventual return for Laurie or was this just the beginning of occasional appearances? Either way, she looked good, older for sure, and the HD reveals it more. Oh well, I hope we see more of her.




Friday, March 19, 2010

3/18

Stephanie Abrams absolutely smoking hot this morning. She needs to get back to New York soon. Too bad she wears Spanks though. I guess they all do. That's kind of like finding out a Ferrari is actually just a kit car. Looks fine from the outside but once you take the clothes off it's a different story. The trend continues for Robin. Can this be it for the boots? Becky continuing her goodness. Is it me or is age or HD not being very kind to Juliet? Maybe she's always looked this way and we never saw it because her heyday was before HD. Betty's looking like a lock to be the fill-in when the moms go on leave. Wonder who else will join her, and will that Julie Chen ever come back? They still show her in the promos but it's been a while hasn't it? Got my first leg shots of Gerri Willis on during the noon-time FBN show. She was definitely meant to be a Fox girl. In response it looks like CNBC is trying to make Melissa Lee's hair even bigger than it has been. Wonder what's up with that. CNBC made no effort to court Gerri. They continue to ride their old broken-down battlewagons like Maria and Big Sue Herrera. I am becoming really disappointed in Megyn. Today she wore a particularly long dress. I'm not going to say that I'm totally convinced that she's gone over to the dark side, but she's definitely not the same as she was before. She's lost something for sure. That absolute need to bring it every day, which is surprising because you'd think that she, of all the Fox girls, would understand that ethos more than anyone. Maybe she's feeling the pressure of being the so-called Chosen One, the Face. We'll see, I hope this is an aberration. At least she hasn't worn pants yet, at least I don't remember that she did.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

3/17

Bust out the green, it's St. Paddy's Day. Time for all the Irish jokes and picking for any connection to Ireland however tenuous. Hey I get into SPD as well and I'm about as Irish as I am black, which is not one bit. Robin Meade seemed to pick today to stop wearing boots. I hope it holds. But like I mentioned before, this is also a weird time where you have women who never wear boots wearing boots. Margaret Brennan did that and with her being a proper Irish lass, I don't know why she did it. Nice to see the Golf Channel's own Irish lass, Win McMurry, looking quite good as well.


3/16

Wow, Kiran actually got a sitdown for once. Becky Quick was impressing in the chairs. Man, Maggie's thighs are huge. They were big before but now being pregnant they're monstrous. They've been moving Juliet around as a roving off-the-bench person. Is it me, or are her boobs a lot bigger? My girl Aditi was again impressing. Though, she has to ditch the dark hose. Finally Kristen Stewart highlighted Fallon. She might as well have been naked as that dress hid nothing from the imagination.


Monday, March 15, 2010

Wow, that didn't take long.

Gerri Willis has been signed to Fox Business, and she starts today I guess! Here is the article:  http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/revolving_door/cnns_gerri_willis_signs_with_fox_business_155111.asp?c=rss 


I haven't seen her yet, but a primetime weekend show? Who the hell is watching then? Doesn't sound too auspicious but I love Ailes's line: “Most of the CNN talent have been restrained from showing what they can do — we’re looking forward to providing Gerri with a platform at Fox Business to showcase her financial acumen and television expertise.” Wow, you can totally read between the lines there. Ailes saw her blond hair and said, "Snap her up!" I am looking forward to some good use of Gerri.

3/14

Ainsley in for Alisyn. Geez, what the hell does she do the rest of the time? Sharyn Alfonsi impressing on GMA when I didn't expect it. She's kinda like Norah O'Donnell with the really big toothy smile. Kimberly was back to being hot this weekend.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

3/13

Oh, not a whole lot extra special today but not a whole lot disappointing either. Well Alisyn didn't really wear anything special so I skipped her. Too bad they didn't have a guest on like Nicole from FBN or someone at least worth capping. Oh well. As mentioned before, Kate is escaping to NBC so she doesn't have to, God forbid, dress or look hot. Kimberly G. was back to looking pretty good.


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Moves And Changes

Looks like Kate Snow is leaving ABC to go to NBC and work for Dateline. Doing exactly what, I have no clue. I think this was inevitable. Kate never seemed to embrace the morning show host thing and after she didn't get a sniff of the weekday newsreader slot I think she saw the beginnings of the writing on the wall. I still don't understand how working on snoozy, boring Dateline is any good for her but I guess it fits her personality. I think she probably got tired of having to dress nice and look nice as a morning show anchor. it just never seemed to be in her. There's been talk of who will replace her. Names mentioned are Jujube, Biana, Deborah Roberts or Elisabeth Leamy, the consumer reporter. I really hope it isn't Jujube or Mrs. Roker. Biana seems to have pigeonholed herself by getting engaged to that government dude. Maybe she could commute up from D.C. for the weekend. Elizabeth Vargas is supposedly working tomorrow why not her? But the overall problem is that ABC has no guts and only gives them one hour. I actually don't blame Kate for wanting to do more. When your network only gives you one hour a day what's that tell you about their commitment to improving the show?

Also CNN is really going downhill. They're losing women like crazy. And now there's talk that the morning could be revamped. How, no one knows. Maybe something like Morning Joe, or Fox & Friends. This doesn't exactly bode well for Kiran if she's not in the plans. American Morning's ratings are worse than most local 11 PM news broadcasts. Unfortunately the bad ratings aren't going to help Kiran's cause in looking for better work if it comes to that. But I think that if they are going to keep Kiran, then this would be very good if they change the format to something a little more personality-driven. The current show is really stiff and boring. I just don't have a good handle on what the point of the show is. The older version of the show with Hemmer and Soledad was better. It was warmer and had more personality. This current show just looks cold and distant in their current set. Something does need to be done I think. Just don't get rid of Kiran! Or she does go, go somewhere where she can continue to bring the legs.

Also, a rumor was dropped that another female CNNer would be leaving after her contract is up and she is being courted by a big 3 network. Who that could be, they did not say.  But it should be pretty easy to figure out who it is by looking at who's left. She's described as a top-line talent. Seems like Soledad O'Brien would fit that description but it's probably someone who's not on my radar, but if she's 'top-line' it's probably not a run-of-the-mill reporter/correspondent type. Who that network could be who is courting her I don't know. It depends on for what. I would probably doubt it's NBC.

3/12 Caps

Fairly jam packed day today. Stephanie Abrams with one of her 4 dresses but I'll take it. Jen Carfagno was on the early show and goddamn she had the worst voice I've ever heard. Like she swallowed a frog. I don't know why she was in, she sounded terrible. I know she probably wanted to gut it out but when your voice is your main tool, if it's hurting, give it a rest. Natalie was reasonable today and for some reason, Amy decided to wear pants for her weekend preview bit. Aditi Roy of our NBC 10 station was pretty hot. She's a rare beauty in a town that doesn't seem to value hot newswomen. She doesn't show a lot often and is too conservative but when she does she can be smoking. Margaret B. once again in red. C'mon girl don't you have anything else in the closet? Megyn's dress had a real nice looking upper part but the bottom part was too long. She hasn't brought it often. Too often the dress has come up short. I don't mean short as in length of course. Also, the whole show is being shot from the wrong side. They should be shooting it from the right side, her left. She wears this slit dress but the slit is on her left and we never see any of it.


Friday, March 12, 2010

3/11 Caps

God damn, you know Robin has been in a terrible funk when Jennifer Westhoven out-dresses her. Robin must wake up each day thinking "Must wear boots, must wear boots" like a robot. Becky seems to have awoken herself somewhat out of the winter funk. Stephanie Abrams seems to have only about 3 or 4 dresses that she wears but they all look pretty good. I don't know what the hell kind of skirt Elisabeth H. was wearing. Looked like it was made out of feathers or something. Geez. At least it was nice and short. That's Colbie Caillat at the end on Leno.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

3/9 Caps

This time of year is always tenuous I notice. Or any time it starts to warm up after a long cold winter. You'd think the women would doff their winter clothes and go for something more amenable to us. But for some, not all, they go the opposite way. They start wearing boots, especially those who don't normally do so. It's a very curious trend but you watch, and you'll see. This doesn't affect Robin Meade as she has been dressing the same since about November 1.
I allowed myself to get one cap of S.E. Cupp from Redeye because Ann Coulter was on and I swore to myself I would never cap her. Becky wasn't showing a whole lot of leg but it was not covered by boots so I'll take it. I think Christine Romans is pregnant again. What with CNN losing women like crazy, this ain't exactly a great time to be going on maternity leave any time soon. Heidi Collins left a few months back, Gerri Willis left, and Betty Nguyen is off to CBS. Tell the last person out to turn off the lights before they leave. Jane Pauley is back on the Today show doing monthly features. I don't remember her legs ever looking like that back when she was hosting the show. Dang, c'mon Ann and Natalie how can you both wear pants when Jane is kicking your asses? Check out the caps of Dawn Timmeney. Do I see a pokie there?


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

3/8 Caps

Kiran looking smoking today. Becky finally busting the legs out for the Chairs. Can't NBC afford to get a real HD camera when they go on location in LA? I mean, come on. What is this, 2006? Stephanie Abrams has definitely turned it up a notch on the Weather Channel. I remember when she would rarely wear anything good. But seems like ever since NBC bought TWC, she's been taking advantage of the opportunity.


Monday, March 8, 2010

3/7 Caps

Pretty good Sunday. Everyone who was supposed to look good did. I was almost going to curse Fox for only having one host interviewing Nicole and hence robbing us of a leg shot but I guess Fox isn't that dumb and put her into the tease for the next segment. Good move. I don't know what it is about NBC, but for some reason they've had damn good success at taking their White House reporters and turning them into pretty good Today show hosts. Look at Campbell Brown, Norah O'Donnell and now Savannah Guthrie.


Saturday, March 6, 2010

3/6 Caps

You gotta love Alisyn. She'll complain about how cold it is in the studio, but cover up? No way in hell. You go girl! Amy was looking pretty good, but hopefully she'll ditch this dark hose for something more like what Alisyn was wearing. If she ain't gonna be bare, then you gotta go with the sheer black. You can't beat that. It looked like FNC had to use a different set for both the Fox Report and Geraldo. As a result, Kimberly was only on for like 10 minutes and then wore about the worst outfit I've ever seen her wear. She had glasses on and something big and black. It was the big desk so you couldn't see anything anyway. It may have been the same outfit she had on earlier in the week when she was on Redeye. That wasn't too inspiring either. What's up with these regular FNC chicks who go on Redeye and don't show anything like Juliet and Kimberly? The guests are kicking their asses!


Friday, March 5, 2010

3/5 Caps

Ann back in the studio, but Natalie decided not to comply. Margaret B. still kinda, I don't know, majorly softsoaping things lately. Here's an example, they did a sit down interview with a guy and not once did they do a wide shot. They used to do that all the time. The director must be out to lunch or something. At least they've started to do the wide shots for Martha again. Megyn Kelly either interviewed or was interviewed by Imus (can't tell who was interviewing whom) and we got some nice side leg cross shots. That's the one thing they're missing on this new show.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

3/4 Caps

Kate Bolduan was in for Kiran today. Something curious happened though. Kiran hasn't had a sitdown in a few weeks, but the one day she is out, they have not one but two sitdowns. Probably just a coincidence but you wonder why that occurs. Who on the staff there is deciding when to schedule these sitdowns. Kiran was also out last week and some completely random chick I've never seen before was subbing for her. Strange. At least they have been using Christine Romans as a some-time fill-in. Natalie almost hit a game-winning walkoff grand slam today but the boots up kept to a 3 run game-tying shot. She doesn't go for the full gusto as often as I would like. But it was pretty good regardless. I don't know what's going on with Margaret Brennan. First of all, she's got to cut down the red a little. Second she wears a rather disappointing skirt that a teacher would wear. She needs to go on vacation again. Finally the Insider did a feature on the foxes of Fox. They featured Megyn Kelly, Sandra Smith, Jenna Lee and Harris Faulkner. I don't want this to come out wrong, but I'm sure it will. I think they chose Harris to show a little diversity. On the totem pole, Harris is pretty low compared to the other 3. But she's about the only prominent African American woman on staff. Really they could have picked a number of different women to focus. They could have used Rebecca Gomez for a Latin, or Shibani Joshi for Asian. Megyn was probably the only no-brainer choice. I found it hilarious when Jenna claimed that she didn't think she was a sex symbol or something like that. I suppose that she's genuinely modest but that kind of stretched credulity a little.

3/3 Caps

Not a whole lot today, but I guess the most significant occurrence was Megyn Kelly actually wearing pants. WTF is up with that. I don't think I've ever seen her wearing pants. Today show looking pretty good, they are just missing Ann. Lisa Kudrow showed up to plug her new show, and man she is looking old. Her neck is more wrinkled than last year's Thanksgiving turkey. Sandra Smith has been looking so hot recently they told Cody to get the hell out and give up his seat for her.


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

3/2 Caps

Diana Falzone and Monica Crowley on Redeye. Kiran in a smoking hot red dress. Too bad those sitdowns are few and far between. Megyn Kelly looking even better. I'm getting tired of red. Can someone please wear a different color? Kiran, Gretchen, Martha and Gogo all in red. C'mon girls.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

3/1 Caps

What a jam packed day. You had the Today show returning to normal, and about every late night show getting back going. We had Becky, who has been dressing like shit, getting sexed up for Warren Buffett. She even looked hotter, although I could have done without the fuzzy camera they were using. Everyone hots it up for the Buffmaster. The normal Fast Money Half Time show returned with the Melissa Lee leg shots. I have no clue why they changed it up for a couple weeks. Megyn Kelly seems to be really turning the corner. She was looking really good hair and makeup wise and the outfit, while long standing up, was decently revealing while sitting. Sandra Smith, holy crap, continues to absolutely bring the hotness. I don't know what's gotten into her, but I like it. Meanwhile the late night shows had so many babes you had to beat 'em off with a stick. Lopez had Nicole Eggert who was sporting some serious junk in the trunk. Leno's return brought US skiing hottie Lindsey Vonn who was definitely not wearing her normal Vancouver attire. Kimmel had the new Bachelorette and Kate Plus 8. She's now on Dancing With The Stars. The new cast looks pretty good with some serious capping potential. You got Nicole from the Pussycat Dolls. Her outfits ought to be ridiculous. Pam Anderson. 'Nuff said. Erin Andrews. I'm surprised that she's seeking this kind of pub after Peepholegate but I ain't complaining. And Kate plus 8. Not as many of the pros are back that I like. Only one is Edyta, who next to Kym Johnson (not in the cast) is the hottest. Unfortunately they always pair her with some dope who gets booted early. Any way, a lot of goodness. They get high marks on their choices, but I have a feeling not many of those chicks will be hanging around for long. And finally Lauren Graham on Ferguson, looking super hot in black. Ferguson gets the babes always looking good. The first time I noticed was when he got Virginia Madsen on, and she was unbelievable.

Monday, March 1, 2010

2/28 Caps

Alisyn looking real hot. Clayton almost ruined with his stupid laptop screen. But looks like Aly corrected it. Those two guys look like two frat boys and their house mom. Juliet was in for Jamie. Juliet has always irked me for some reason. Actually for many reasons. I find that she has been the most divisive of GN's. Some guys love her, and others just hate her. There are almost no others who are even close in the divisive category. Nice show by Rosana Franco. I've been lax in recording Republica Deportiva. Some weeks I remember, some I don't. Now that I get the UV HD channel, I'll have to program it. Kimberly only had a brief appearance on Geraldo.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

2/27 Caps

Alisyn looking good. Last Olympic Saturday so hopefully we get a return to some good Amy action. Melissa Francis looks pregnant. I don't recall the name of the weather girl fill-in. I think her last name was Szi, she looks half-Asian to me. Kate Snow was looking good, she being 100% pale ass white. Kimberly was not quite as good today but that's only because the bar, or the hem as it were, was set so high. Her dress would have looked amazing on just about anyone else, but was just a bit too long compared to her previous efforts. Oh well, maybe Sunday night will be better.


2/26 Caps

Check out Kiran's knees. They look like they have little six packs. Megyn's skirt length appears to be improving. She's showing more leg. Hopefully it stays that way.

Friday, February 26, 2010

2/25 Caps

S.E. Cupp looking good on Redeye, giving us some nice facial expressions to boot. In an unbelievable turn of events, Robin Meade didn't wear boots or pants. Stephanie Abrams has been looking good on the Weather Channel. I've decided I'm going to ditch my 9:00-9:25 block of FNC and change that to TWC. For some reason FNC is not doing the leg shot on Martha Mac anymore. Bastards. Sandra Smith showing why she should get more fill-ins on Happy Hour, or how about they ditch Cheryl Casone and give Sandra the spot on that show. I swear they got the wrong people in wrong positions on that network.


Thursday, February 25, 2010

2/24 Caps

Another relatively slow day. The View appeared to be the most notable. The Octomom was the guest and my God she is such a train wreck. She was wearing an outfit that I can't really describe. I think she was giving us an upskirt but knowing what came out of that area, I can't get enthused at about that. Not only is her story alone enough to make her extremely annoying, but she has the world's worst laugh. No wonder she never got a man. Elisabeth also compounded the fashion strangeness with a dress that had the world's biggest shoulders. I don't know what decade that dress was designed for, but it sure wasn't this one. It looked a prom mini-dress. Very strange.


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tony Kornheiser Suspended For Busting On Hannah Storm

So here's an odd story. Tony Kornheiser busted on Hannah Storm's outfit that she was wearing one day. It was a rather typically garish outfit with a tight red top, a Catholic school girl plaid shortie and red boots. Typical Hannah, she's worn that a million times. So Tony K. decides to point that out on his radio show, saying that the top was like a sausage casing, and that the skirt was way too short for her age. Hannah gets all verklempt and cries to ESPN about it. They decide to suspend him for 2 weeks. In this situation they're both wrong. Tony K. obviously either told a really bad joke or has some really misguided notions about female fashion. That's the problem with guys who have this kind of really edgy humor, sometimes the joke bombs. Hannah is also wrong as well, but on two counts. One, she should have handled it with a better attitude and realized that he was joking and brushed it off. Really, who cares what Tony K. says about her outfits. The other problem I have with Hannah is that in some ways I am kinda glad that TK called her out on her odd fashion choices. Even though the outfit kinda looks sexy, it's just a very odd look overall. I think Hannah is about the only broadcaster/anchor type who wears the Catholic school plaid skirt and I know that she is a good Catholic girl because she went to Notre Dame but still, she should dress more appropriately for her age than that. I don't mean dressing like a grandma. She can dress for her age and still be hot. Just look at Diane Sawyer. She can choose outfits that are a little more tasteful, the skirt doesn't have to be quite that short. Hannah is very fit and I'm sure she loves to show off her trim torso with those 'sausage casing' tops. But I have seen her rock a trimly cut blouse better than anyone. She may want to stick with those. Just a thought.

Also in an interesting turn, ESPN is indirectly saying that it is OK for TV anchorwomen to dress like that. Right on, Worldwide Leader!

2/23 Caps

Not a whole lot today. Kind of a typical mid- to late-winter day where nothing really pops out. But there were some things worth noting. Jamie Colby showed up with her husband on the Early Show to talk about their book that they wrote together. Apparently he had a quadruple bypass and this was about how they dealt with it. I wouldn't call the guy ugly but he has a weird looking face and he's older and also has very odd looking hair. The color doesn't look natural. So I wouldn't say it's Beauty and the Beast but maybe kinda close. Elisabeth Hasselbeck was once again insane on the View. She was sporting a Jersey Shore tight T-shirt along with a really short skirt and hose. She only needed big hair to look like she was really from the Jersey shore.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

2/22 Caps

Becky still wore boots but she kind of gave something when they were showing off the drawers with the "Too Big To Fail" line written on them. Get it? Margaret B. was also pretty good. Sandra Smith wore about the shortest skirt I've seen her wear. And she did a double dip first on Cheryl's show and then on Happy Hour. She hasn't been on Happy Hour in a while, at least not that I've noticed.


Monday, February 22, 2010

2/21 Caps

This must be a first. Kate Snow actually showed legs two days in a row and Marysol wore pants! Unbelievable. I just discovered last night that Comcast started to carry the Univision HD channel. Before you could only get it from the off-air digital channel. I don't have Telemundo HD even though I know it's out there, so HDNCers, it ain't my fault, see! I'm almost there. Now if Bloomberg would go HD then that'd be it. Kimberly G. continued to kick it straight to the stratosphere in a black number with a subtle fishnet. That's about the only fishnet that I like. Anything bigger and you might as well start walking the streets.


Sunday, February 21, 2010

2/20 Caps

I have noticed that Marysol Castro has been a bit slimmer and trimmer recently. Not that she wasn't always in great shape (check out her guns) but she seemed bulkier. She still doesn't know how to cross her legs though. Everybody else was pretty much as expected. Once again a nice show from Kimberly G.


Saturday, February 20, 2010

2/19 Caps

Not a whole lot noteworthy from today. One more week of the Today show crew huddling around a fire at 0 dark 30 in Vancouver. In most cities if you did that at that hour they'd call you homeless. Deidre Imus finished her run on Happy Hour. I've noticed that she is starting to look like her old man, and not in a good way. I've heard that married couples tend to start looking like each other the further along their marriage goes. I think that is applying in her case. Put a cowboy hat on her head and voila. I love how the Insider gals look at the screen behind them so intently like whatever it is they are watching is really serious. Lauren Conrad rounded out the night with an appearance on Kimmel. Can you tell that I'm kind of underwhelmed by today?


Friday, February 19, 2010

2/18 Caps

Robin and Becky just aren't getting the message. In fact it's been so bad for Becky that she couldn't even be swayed by Melissa Lee's merciless ass-kicking today. She couldn't even be goaded into a decent leg battle. Maybe she's just got the winter blues or SAD. It's also kind of sad that Melissa Lee is about the only one on CNBC sporting any good leg. And they even got rid of the leg shots during her Halftime report. Bastards. I mean Melissa's alright but c'mon look at what they had before. But someone who did get the message was Margaret B. She came roaring back and said, "Uh uh, Chairman don't count me down and out just yet!" And why is it that Megyn seems to dress the best when there's a big breaking story going on? She also had a pretty good dress on last week during the blizzard. Weird. Mrs. Imus continued on Happy Hour. I'm not sure what kind of deal they have, but she's obviously not ready for prime-time or any time for that matter. She must be a saint to be married to that guy.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

2/17 Caps

Once again Robin and Becky stubbornly and inexplicably refusing to not wear boots. They must have quite a healthy boot budget. Elisabeth Hasselbeck outdressing Victoria Beck(s). Who'da thunk that? Also, this whole guest host policy on the View is very strange. I don't know exactly how or why they choose whom they choose. They clearly don't get chosen because they're any good at working on TV except for say ED Hill. The disturbing disappearance of leg shots for Margaret B. continues. I have no idea why but they are totally gone. No more wide shots, fly-ins, or fly-outs or whatever you call those camera moves. Also, no more leg shots on America's Newsroom, what's up with that? I would not describe Megyn's outfits as being conservative so much as boring. They've been OK but not spectacular. Someone wrote an article about her being the future face of Fox News. Maybe, maybe not. Who can tell the future? I suppose she has more upside than downside. But there have been so many examples of so-called prognostications that didn't pan out. I had read somewhere else a while back that said that Alisyn Camerota was going to be a network news anchor in 5 years. Are you kidding me? I just don't see it. So a lot of this is really, who do these guys think they are and why are the qualified to write what they write?


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

2/16 Caps

Well I decided to switch over to CBS instead of the Today show and boy it's not looking all that great. Whatever numbskull at CBS decided to put two pregnant women on at the same time ought to get smacked. Because it's not exactly not Megyn Kelly when she was pregnant you know? Speaking of Megyn, she wore a long dress. What?? She's never worn a long dress before. Uh-oh. Also, Robin and Becky would it kill you to not wear boots one time this winter? Geez. And not only that but as I feared Margaret Brennan is starting to go down in my eyes. She was wearing what appeared to be a nice suit but in a two hour show I didn't see anything good. This is a big decrease. Not sure what's going on there. Maybe it's just being in the dead of winter and no one feeling like doing anything. But you definitely find out about who are the real stalwarts and who aren't during this time of the year. During summer it's easy to dress nice.