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Could TV get any less diverse? It seems so.
Research from Media Matters finds that evening cable news guests were overwhelmingly white and male in the month of April. During that month, 76 percent of the 1,677 guests on CNN were men. And women did not make up more than 33 percent of guests on any network, reports the organization. Often called out for its racially insensitive reporting, Fox News had the largest proportion of white guests — 83 percent. Despite the lack of diversity across the board, African Americans were the largest non-white group on all networks, representing 19 percent, 10 percent, and five percent of guests on MSNBC, Fox, and CNN, respectively.
White women, who represent 32 percent of the population, were only 21 percent of guests on cable, found the study. (White males make up only 31 percent of the U.S. population.) And non-white women who make up 19 percent of the population, were only eight percent of all guests on cable. Only 13 percent of guests on cable were non-white men yet they make up 18 percent of the population.
As far as having women on, out of 109 on CNN’s Outfront guests during the month of April, an overwhelming 81 percent were men. And, no evening show on CNN hosted women more than 29 percent of the time. Out of 128 guests who appeared on the CNN program On the Record guests in April, only 22 were women. This represented the smallest proportion of women on any evening cable news show studied. Surprisingly, The O’Reilly Factor and Hannity hosted women more often than On the Record or Special Report with Bret Baier. However, men still dominated guest lineups at 64 and 66 percent, respectively.
Over at MSNBC, they hosted more women than all of the other cable networks. On that network, All In with Chris Hayes and The Rachel Maddow Show had a higher proportion of women than any of the other programs. However, Hardball with Chris Matthews hosted women only 21 percent of the time. Although The Rachel Maddow Show had a higher percentage of women, most of its guests were white. Out of 65 total guests, only seven were non-white.
By contrast, All In With Chris Hayes not only hosted the largest proportion of women it also had the largest proportion of non-white guests — 41 percent. All In also had the lowest proportion of white men making it the only evening cable news program to obtain such diversity.
Long story short, cable news needs to do better to represent varying perspectives. You can’t speak to everyone when everyone isn’t represented on the screen.
Well, this is actually a bit of a surprise.
As she continues to make her mark in Hollywood, Nene Leakes has hit a bit of a stumbling block: NBC has decided to cancel The New Normal after just once season. Nene has been part of the cast from the beginning.
This does come as a bit of a shock because not only had it received critical and fan acclaim, it wasn’t doing horribly in terms of ratings. The Huffington Post reports that while ratings did consistently drop, they maintained about 3.39 million viewers. Yes, it debuted to more than six million viewers but new shows almost always hit highs and lows.
Leakes played Rocky Rhoades, a former production assistant of one of the main characters, as well as all her family members when they popped up on the show.
While she is most likely very disappointed, Nene kept it very professional by tweeting:
That’s right Nene, say all the right things because we know she’s a hustler and her next opportunity might be right around the corner.
For now, she still has her recurring role as “Coach Roz” on Fox’s Glee which has been renewed for another two seasons. We don’ t know if her character will be around that long but she can ride it until the wheels fall off. Plus, we know she isn’t going anywhere as HWIC (Head Wife In Charge) on Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Good luck to Nene and the entire cast as they make their next moves!
Holy smokes! A new reality show is coming to Fox on May 23, Does Someone Have To Go? that gives the employees at three different companies the chance to vote co-workers out of the company.
The show was first discussed back in 2009, but the general thinking was that the job situation around the country was too dismal to air. Now that things are great (???) Fox has ordered up six episodes where three companies are put in the hot seat. Originally, people would be fired in the end, now the show has been softened such that it’s only a suggestion. That’s still really messed up. And it’s a clear sign you’re in the wrong job.
The trailer below doesn’t fully convey what all is really happening on this show. Check out the extended preview on New York magazine’s Vulture site where everyone’s salary is revealed, they criticize each other on video, and we watch as employees squirm, watching to find out where the hatchet will fall. That sounds great.
Is this something you would watch?
Has Nicki Minaj Pushed Mariah Carey To Her Breaking Point? Singer Reportedly Threatening To Leave ‘American Idol’
Within the past two weeks, we’ve heard more about tension brewing between American Idol judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj than we’ve heard about the actual contestants. Just last week Nicki served Mariah with a few low blows via Twitter, calling the 43-year-old mother of two “insecure” and “bitter.” 30-year-old Nicki then proceeded to kick dirt in her co-star’s face by referencing swirling rumors that Jennifer Lopez was being courted by Fox to replace MiMi on the show.
The beef between the ladies seems very catty and unnecessary, but industry insiders say Mariah has had enough and doesn’t even want to finish the current season. According to Perez Hilton, the inside source is saying that Mariah would rather cut her losses and keep it moving than deal with Nicki’s antagonistic ways.
“Mariah doesn’t want to come back, Nicki is really disrespecting her and she’s tired of trying to bite her tongue all the time… One night Nicki tried to be kind of nice, but Mariah didn’t bite, so I guess she figured screw that,” the source said.
The source went on to say that Mariah is tired of dealing with American Idol producer as well.
“She’s done with it all. She doesn’t need the platform, and all the drama isn’t healthy for her… She’s also under fire with the producers for not being critical enough of the contestants.”
Of course these are all speculations, as Mariah’s departure has yet to be confirmed by her camp or Fox producers. Only time will tell.
Would you be sad to see Mariah leave American Idol?
For months we’ve been hearing about Rihanna’s much-anticipated documentary, which promised to offer a first-hand look at Rih Rih’s super publicized and harshly criticized 777 Tour. In case you missed it, 777 was a seven-day, seven-country tour headline by Rihanna. The 25-year-old self-proclaimed bad girl invited over 100 fans and members of the press to join her on the tour aboard her 777 jet. Although the trip sounds like a fun idea, reports came back that many passengers were miserable, sleep-deprived and hungry due to the tour’s taxing schedule.
The 777 documentary finally aired on Fox last night and it appears to have been a rather interesting trip.
“It was 150 press from 82 countries and 50 fans from around the world. It was all about really letting them see how she lives her life,” Roc Nation’s Jay Brown explained.
“We were all on the same plane together like one big tour. I was packing this morning I was laughing. Like, ‘You really did this?’ I just can’t wait. I’m just looking and I see a couple of my people. I know this is going to be the experience of a lifetime. It’s going to be unlike anything we’ve ever experienced. First stop: Mexico!” Rih Rih eagerly told the cameraman after pulling up to the airport.
Passengers appeared to be very content upon first boarding the plane as they marveled over the gifts found in their swag bags.
“Everybody look in their gift bags and look for the little cheap string. There’s a real diamond on there. You can never say you never had a diamond in your life,” Rih Rih told passengers over the plane’s loudspeaker.
And as you may have guessed, the alcohol was flowing freely. The “Diamonds” singer sashayed throughout the cabin offering fans Ace of Spade and other treats.
“I feel like I’m on Soul Plane. This is Soul Plane!” Jamal Edwards told one cameraman.
Check out the documentary on the next page. If invited, would you join your favorite celebrity on tour?
Last week news broke that Trinidadian bombshell Nicki Minaj would be making her acting debut alongside Cameron Diaz in forthcoming film, The Other Woman. While this was major news, according to reports The Other Woman director, Nick Cassavetes and the folks over at 20th Century Fox weren’t the only ones looking to cast theatrical emcee in their latest flick. RumorFix is saying that X-Men producers were strongly considering replacing 46-year-old Halle Berry as Storm in the saga’s latest installment, X-Men: Days of Future Past with the “High School” rapper.
Although this is just a rumor and has yet to be confirmed by Nicki or X-Men producers, we have to admit that the colorful actress-turned-rapper-turned-actress again seems like she has the potential to make a great Storm, especially considering her background in theater. Not to mention that many of her over the top wigs already have a Storm-esque, superhero type feel to them. We have yet to witness her acting skills with our own eyes, but the real story will be told once The Other Woman hits theaters.
As for the forthcoming X-Men sequel, even if Nicki was being considered, director Bryan Singer released a photo of Halle all suited up in her Storm costume, letting it be known that the mom-to-be had signed on to reclaim her role this go ’round. But, there’s no telling what the future may hold and considering how Fox and Marvel get down with all of their sequels, prequels, remakes and reboots, chances are this won’t be the last X-Men movie to be released.
Do you think Nicki would’ve made a good Storm?
Just as I was thinking that the Kardashian’s have been flying under the radar as of late, news comes out that Kris Jenner — the momager matriarch of the clan — is about to be front and center once again. When we first reported on the possibility of Kris getting her own talk show it was just that, a possibility, but according to The Hollywood Reporter this is really happening and there’s even a debut date for the new show: July 15. Unfortunately, that’s not much time to mentally prepare.
The talk show, simply titled Kris, will be “Pop-culture driven” according to THR, and will feature celebrity guests, fashion and beauty trends, and discussions on lifestyle issues. Fox, which recently decided to dabble in the land of talk shows, is the network behind this new venture and has ordered a six-week test run that will air on Fox-owned stations in New York, Los Angeles, and beyond. If enough people tune in to Kris during that time, the test-run could turn into a nationally syndicated talk show that could air as soon as fall 2014 and would be produced by Twentieth TV. Robert Lifton, the executive producer of the one-hour talk show, seems to think that’s a likely possibility, telling THR:
“Kris has an incredible ability to connect with television viewers, demonstrates a wide range of interests and can successfully embrace light fare and conversation. She has a fantastic chance to be a true breakout personality in the daytime television space.”
And let’s not forget she has Kim. As long as people are interested in her daughter, her soon-t0-be-born grandchild, and her one-day-maybe son-in-law Kanye West, Kris will likely never have to worry about ratings. So, yeah, basically that Kardashian reign just won’t let up.
Would you watch her talk show?
A couple of weeks ago we told you that Bajan bad girl Rihanna would be releasing a documentary about her highly publicized and extremely criticized “777 Tour.” As we get closer to the film’s May 6th debut, Rihanna and her camp release bits and pieces about the documentary. And when we say bits and pieces, we literally mean bits and pieces.
Yesterday Fox released an “exclusive world premiere teaser,” and a tease is exactly what it was. With 33,539 views to date, the sneak peek leaves fans knowing just as much as they knew prior to the trailer’s release, which isn’t much. While we know that the film will document Rih Rih globetrotting, making appearances in seven countries within a seven-day time span, there are still so many unanswered questions. Will the film show the angry, hungry and sleep deprived journalists who accompanied the “Diamonds” singer on her seven-day tour? Will we get a more up close and personal look at how she preps for shows? Obviously Rihanna maintaining mystery surrounding the film doc is her team’s way of building anticipation and I must admit that it’s working.
The 16-second trailer opens to the sound of roaring fans, offering a quick peak of the singer seemingly making her way onto her “777″ jet. The teaser ends playing the singer-turned-designer’s “Right Now” track.
Although it’s a little disappointing that the trailer didn’t reveal much, I’m sure her navy still eagerly awaits the documentary’s May 6th debut.
Check out footage of Rihanna’s in-plane press conference with 777 passengers below. Turn the page to watch the trailer.
November of last year, singer and self-proclaimed bad girl, Rihanna rounded up a crew of 256 fans and journalists to join her on her private jet as she tackled a 7-day, 7-country tour, knowns as the “777 Tour.” While it sounds like it was a wonderful idea and method for fans to get closer to the Bajan beauty and journalists to get the scoop, Rih Rih’s 777 passengers said it was everything but. Journalists and fans alike expressed that the trip was horrible, mainly because they barely saw Rihanna and basic life necessities such as food and sleep were minimal. Rih Rih, however, appears to have enjoyed the tour, as she told fans “This was excellent and I would definitely do it again.” It was so excellent that the 25-year-old superstar decided to document it on film. According to the Hollywood Reporter, concert documentary, Rihanna 777, will premiere on Fox this spring.
The documentary is said to provide viewers with behind-the-scenes footage of Rihanna darting across the world in seven days, while promoting her latest album, Unapologetic. During the tour, the “Diamonds” singer made appearances in Mexico City, Toronto, Stockholm, Paris, Berlin, London and New York.
While some refer to the tour as a publicity stunt that went horribly wrong, it doesn’t appear to have gone as wrong as some would like to believe it did. Since promoting the new album the goal, it seems that Rih Rih’s mission was accomplished. Unapologetic debuted at No. 1 on on the Billboard 200 and the single “Diamonds” peaked at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100, on the same day that the tour wrapped up.
Rihanna 777 is a product of Fenty Films in conjunction with Love Live and Gravíte Productions. It is slated to premiere on Monday, May 6th.
What do you think of Rih Rih documenting the tour? Do you plan on tuning in?
Don’t you just love a good television show? They’re so hard to come by more often than not that when you find one and you find yourself so emotionally invested, the level of pisstivity you reach when it is canceled or has a finale is unparalleled. Here are just a few shows that we loved (for the most part) that made an exit when they were still in their prime! Oh, and feel free to add the shows you thought ended before their time so we can mourn together!