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Eight days after news of the affair between GMA3 hosts Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes broke, Robach gave (UK's) DailyMail.com an update on their relationship: 'It's kind of over now.' The duo have been 'indefinitely' suspended from the show. Gio Benitez and Stephanie Ramos have anchored the show since Monday...


Jim Stewart, co-founder of Stax Records in Memphis, dies at age 92. During an era of racial strife, white musicians and producers worked alongside Black singers, songwriters and instrumentalists to create the “Memphis sound” embodied by Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. and the M.G.s, Carla and Rufus Thomas, The Staple Singers, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, The Bar-Kays and many others...


They're on STRIKE for at least one day! The New York Times Guild, the union that represents more than 1,000 members at The New York Times is asking readers to not engage in any of the paper's online platforms and stand with them on the digital picket line on Thursday, December 8, 2022. The union and newspaper management were not able to reach agreement on a new contract after 20 months of negotiations...


Bomani Jones who appeared on the 'CNN This Morning' show this week now says, "Nothing I’ve said has spread like my Deion Sanders comments on CNN." He adds, “The only thing in my career that I can think of that has gone as viral as this Deion thing has, is the Donald Sterling thing in 2014.” "Coach Prime" Deion Sanders has announced he is leaving Jackson State for Colorado. He will coach JSU in the Celebration Bowl in Atlanta on December 17, 2022 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.>Read more...


Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy announce The Breakfast Club will add rotating guest hosts until a permanent one is named to replace Angela Yee. >Read more...


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January 22, 2011

Time to Get Rid of Your Cable TV - TMZ Reports Keith Olbermann Fired from MSNBC because of Comcast's Acquisition of NBC Universal


Keith Olbermann was fired by MSNBC and sources tell TMZ it had everything to do with Comcast's acquisition of NBC.

Sources connected with the network tell TMZ... Comcast honchos did not like Keith's defiance. (We loved it!) Sources say Keith had around two years left on his contract, and he'll be paid his salary --around $7 million a year. We don't know if Comcast will let Keith make a deal with another network as part of an exit agreement, but it's a good bet he'll be benched for a minimum of 6 months, and probably longer.

We knew this Comcast purchase of NBC deal would not be a good thing...(this looks like the first of many) Maybe Keith Olbermann can land on his feet at CNN. Good night and Good Luck Keith. We think you'll be OK, but as far as America goes, we're not so sure we can afford to lose a media voice that counter-attacks the views of FOX News and radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck.

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