Now Playing
106.1 BLI
On Air
No Program
Now Playing
106.1 BLI

television

200 items
Results 1 - 10 of 200 next >

Republican 'Fox & Friends' guest breaks down over Trump's Charlottesville response

President Donald Trump is known to be an avid viewer of “Fox & Friends,” but on Wednesday morning, the show wasn’t entirely kind to him. Republican strategist Gianno Caldwell, who heads up Caldwell Strategic Consulting in Washington, D.C., broke down when talking about Trump’s response to the deadly Charlottesville violence.

>> Watch the clip here

Host Abby Huntsman first asked Johns Hopkins professor Wendy Osefo for her stance; Huntsman introduced the topic as the removal of Confederate monuments. However, Osefo quickly addressed the racism she saw in Charlottesville, saying, “This is not ‘talking points’ here; this is personal. And we as a nation, as a country, have to do better.”

>> Trump again blames ‘both sides’ for violence in Charlottesville

Huntsman moved to Caldwell, saying, “There are good people on both sides of this debate. We talk about keeping these statues up, people that I’ve talked to have said this is about history. How do we move forward — how do we learn from those mistakes if we just tear everything down?” But Caldwell, clearly emotional, opened by saying, “Last night I couldn’t sleep at all. Because President Trump — our president — has literally betrayed the conscience of our country.”

>> Woman who allegedly helped topple North Carolina Confederate statue arrested

Caldwell then hit back directly at Huntsman’s remarks, saying, “It’s very unfortunate that our president would say things like he did in that press conference yesterday when he says, ‘There’s good people on the side of the Nazis. They weren’t all Nazis. They weren’t all white supremacists.”He continued:

"Mr. President, good people don’t pal around with Nazis and white supremacists. Maybe they don’t consider themselves white supremacists and Nazis, but certainly they hold those views. This has become very troubling, and for anyone to come on any network and defend what President Trump did and said at that press conference yesterday is completely lost, and the potential to be morally bankrupt. I am sorry, no I believe that, and I’m being very honest as someone who has been talking about these issues for a very long time. I’m sorry that this is where we are right now."

>> Read more trending news

Huntsman tried to return to her talking point of the Confederate statues, saying, “It’s a slippery slope. Where does that end? Where do you fall specifically on that debate?” Caldwell said, “People who are taking down the statues should do so legally. … You can’t destroy property. That’s against the law.”

“Fox & Friends” is generally friendly to Trump, and his Twitter feed often directly references the show — if he sees something he likes on “Fox & Friends,” he quickly tweets it out to his 36 million followers. The New York Times noted that “for no other reason than its No. 1 fan, ['Fox & Friends'] is the most powerful TV show in America.”

Next 'Game of Thrones' episode leaks after HBO Spain apparently releases it early

Update 9:35 a.m. Aug. 16: In a statement released Wednesday, representatives for HBO Europe said an unaired episode of “Game of Thrones” was accidentally posted early on HBO Nordic and HBO Espana platforms “for a brief time.”

>> Read more trending news

“The error appears to have originated with a third party vendor and the episode was removed as soon as it was recognized,” the statement said.

Officials added that the accidental release was not part of a cyberattack reported last month in which hackers claimed to have stolen 1.5 terebytes of HBO data.

Original report: Oops.

The next episode of HBO's "Game of Thrones" apparently was accidentally released early in Spain – four days before it was set to air.

>> Related: Unaired 'Game of Thrones' episode posted online

According to the Independent and the Australian Broadcasting Corp., HBO Spain posted the sixth episode of the show's seventh season online for about an hour Wednesday before taking it down. A rip of the episode quickly circulated on Reddit and social media.

The news comes just days after four people in India were arrested in connection with leaking another episode of the popular show. Hackers also reportedly stole data from the network, including episodes of multiple series and a "Game of Thrones" script, Entertainment Weekly reported.

Read more here or here.

WATCH: First 5 music videos aired on MTV

Thirty-six years ago in 1981, Americans tuned in to the premiere of Music Television (MTV), the world’s first 24-hour video music channel.

» RELATED: MTV returns to live TV with ‘TRL’-style show 

The four hour broadcast began at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 1, 1981, with footage of the 1981 Space Shuttle launch and 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing, both set to rock music.

Then, MTV aired its very first music video: “Video Killed the Radio Star” by British group, The Buggles.

>> Read more trending news

Here are the first five music videos aired on MTV:

“Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles

“You Better Run” by Pat Benatar

“She Won’t Dance With Me” by Rod Stewart

“You Better You Bet” by The Who

“Little Susie’s On the Up” by Ph.D

Want to watch the entire four-hour broadcast? According to AV Club, someone recorded the whole thing and it’s available for download here.

Facebook event for 'screaming like Goku' in front of university tower gets over 3,000 RSVPs

What event to be held in front of the University of Texas Tower in Austin has garnered the interest of over 3,000 Facebook users?

Is it a massive group study bringing together dedicated young minds? Or a gathering of advocates exhibiting their support for a noble shared cause?

No, it's “screaming like Goku in front of the UT Tower.”

At 4:20 p.m. Oct. 13, interested individuals (of which there are more than 3,500 on Facebook) will gather in front of the UT Tower and scream like the "Dragon Ball Z" protagonist.

>> Read more trending news

Users commented on the event posting with questions, including, “Do we need our own Krillin to die for us or will one be provided?” and “What if I wanna scream like Gohan during the Cell saga?” and “What level Sayan Goku scream we talking about?”

And simply, “?????????”

Whether you’re really into “Dragon Ball Z” or just really, really need a release, you know where to be come Oct. 13.

Shonda Rhimes to leave ABC, join Netflix

TV viewers who are looking forward to new content from Shonda Rhimes won’t find her new programs on basic television.

>> Read more trending news

According to Variety, Rhimes is leaving ABC Studios to pursue a deal with Netflix. The Shondaland production company founder reportedly signed a “multi-year production deal” with the streaming service.  

The deal was announced Sunday.

Rhimes had been with ABC for more than 10 years, producing hit shows like “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder.”

“Shondaland’s move to Netflix is the result of a shared plan (Netflix Chief Content Officer) Ted Sarandos and I built based on my vision for myself as a storyteller and for the evolution of my company,” Rhimes said in a statement. “Ted provides a clear, fearless space for creators at Netflix. He understood what I was looking for -- the opportunity to build a vibrant new storytelling home for writers with the unique creative freedom and instantaneous global reach provided by Netflix’s singular sense of innovation. The future of Shondaland at Netflix has limitless possibilities.”

Rhimes already has plans to produce a series and “other projects,” Netflix announced in a news release.

“I’m thrilled by the idea of a world where I’m not caught in the necessary grind of network television,” Rhimes told the Wall Street Journal.

>> Related: Disney to ditch Netflix, launch its own streaming service

The “TGIT” (Thank God it’s Thursday) lineup will continue to air on ABC as Rhimes moves to Netflix

“Our current shows will continue to thrive on ABC and Shondaland will be there every step of the way,” Rhimes said. “I could not have asked for a better home to begin my career.”

ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said he is “proud to have given a home to what have become some of the most celebrated and talked about shows on television.”

“Fans can rest assured that TGIT remains intact and will be as buzzed about as ever,” he said.

Read more at Variety, Netflix, and The Wall Street Journal.

 

Ginger Zee, of 'Good Morning America,' announces pregnancy

Another baby is on the way for “Good Morning America” meteorologist Ginger Zee and her husband, media personality Ben Aaron Colonomos.

>> Read more trending news 

On Monday’s show, Zee revealed that she is expecting her second child during a forecast report. She broke the news to viewers at home and her coworkers with hints at her growing baby bump during her weather report.

“I am pregnant!” she shared, as her coworkers cheered and hugged her. “Another baby! Another boy! I feel good. (My belly is) gonna get big. That’s why I had to tell everybody, because it’s already happening.”

Zee also took to Twitter to share the exciting news with fans.

“Adrian already asking to hold his little brother new baby boy coming February 2018,” she captioned a photo of the 1-year-old holding her ultrasound picture.

Get crazy: 'Jersey Shore' cast reveals date for reunion show

Snooki, The Situation and the rest of the “Jersey Shore” gang have set a date for their return to television.

>> Read more trending news

On Friday, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino went on Instagram to reveal the premiere date for their reunion docu-series: Aug. 20, on E!, People reported.

“Love my roomies forever,” Polizzi wrote in a post that included a video with her, Sorrentino, Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, Jenni “JWoww” Farley and Pauly “DJ Pauly D” Delvecchio. The group was jamming to the sounds of “Get Crazy” by LMFAO, the reality show’s theme song. 

E! also released a brief teaser of the series that shows Sorrentino, Polizzi and Delvecchio reuniting and catching fans up on their lives since the show ended, People reported.

The series ran on MTV from 2009 to 2012.

Mets’ Noah Syndergaard had cameo on ‘Game of Thrones’

New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard threw a different kind of strike Sunday night.

>> Read more trending news

The right-hander had a cameo role as a Lannister soldier on “Game of Thrones,” and Syndergaard showed off his arm strength with a deadly spear toss during a surprise attack against his army, USA Today reported.

Syndergaard has been sidelined with a torn latissimus in his right arm, NJ.com reported in June. 

The New York Post reported in March that Syndergaard flew to Spain and took part in the filming, but it was uncertain when the pitcher would appear on the show.

David Letterman to host new Netflix talk show

Legendary late-night star David Letterman will make a television comeback for streaming giant Netflix, according to Variety.

>> PHOTOS: David Letterman through the years

The first season of the new show will consist of six hour-long episodes that will see the former “Late Show” host a conduct in-depth, long-form interviews as well as a few “in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and humor,” according to a press release.

>> Read more trending news

Filming is expected to begin later this year with a launch date of sometime in 2018. We have no clue who his first guests will be, but Netflix promises “extraordinary people."

“I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix,” the 70-year-old Letterman said about the announcement. “Here’s what I have learned: If you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first. Thanks for watching, drive safely.”

After losing son, 'American Ninja Warrior' contestant and wife adopt sick baby from same hospital

A family is sharing their story of heartbreak and joy after losing one son and gaining another.

>> Watch the news report here

Katie and Josh Butler of Nashville, Tennessee, welcomed baby boy Dewey in May 2015. He was born with a rare genetic disorder and lived for only 100 days.

The couple told WLBT that it was a devastating time, but the experience of caring for Dewey perfectly prepared them to care for a baby they later adopted from the same hospital.

After Dewey’s death, a nurse told them about another baby at the hospital who had similar medical issues as Dewey, the “Today” show reports. The nurse said the baby’s family abandoned him.

>> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news

Katie and Josh fostered and adopted the baby boy, Braxtel. He’s now 2 years old. He relies on a breathing tube to get enough oxygen and communicates with his parents through sign language.

“Caring for Brax has not in any way replaced our loss of Dewey,” Josh told “Today.” “Rather, Braxtel has given us a reason to keep fighting and to keep loving. It would be so easy to lose hope and to be depressed. Even though we tend toward selfishness, Braxtel helps us to remember that our lives are not about us first but putting others first.”

>> Read more trending news

Josh competed on “American Ninja Warrior," where people fell in love with the family’s story.

“Through sharing our story on 'ANW,' we want others to know that there is a purpose to your life, that God has a purpose for you, in the good and especially the bad,” Josh said.

200 items
Results 1 - 10 of 200 next >