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Piers Morgan Never Really Arrived on CNN and Now He's Leaving

Will Bill Weir replace him 'sometime in March'?

Piers Morgan's 9 p.m. show on CNN is ending, the host told the New York Times' David Carr. Morgan is one of the few remaining high-profile hires from Jonathan Klein's…

Most News Organizations Are Using Security Contractors to Help Keep Their Teams Safe in Sochi

Fears mount over militant activity

With the Winter Olympics underway, the governments of several countries (including the U.S.) have battened down the hatches in case of violence, attracting both sports and political coverage to Sochi.…

Here Are the Twitter Feeds Soledad O’Brien Finds Especially Helpful

Also, the gadget she can’t do without

Specs Who Soledad O'Brien Age 47 Accomplishments Broadcast journalist; CEO of Starfish Media Group; philanthropist; will be hosting two panels at the NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans Feb. 14-16 Base New York What’s the…

Harry Connick Jr. Says Jennifer Lopez Is His Social Media Mentor

The American Idol judge is a Twitter newbie

Specs Who Harry Connick Jr. Age 46 Accomplishments Grammy Award-winning singer and composer; actor; American Idol judge (Season 13 airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8/7c on Fox) Base Connecticut What’s the first information you consume in…

CNN Twitter Feed Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army

Brief takeover follows attack on Microsoft

It appears CNN's Twitter feed was briefly hacked this evening by the Syrian Electronic Army, a frequent hijacker of Western news feeds. A series of posts around 6 p.m. Eastern…

CNN Creates Yet Another Films Division

New unit will handle acquisitions, windowing

You could be forgiven for hearing that CNN has a new brand called CNN Films Presents and asking, "Don't they have one of those already?" CNN Films, the shingle launched…

Why Are the Newtown Recordings Different From Everything on Broadcastify?

Networks struggle with controversial tape

NBC was the first to say it out loud: "The families of the victims of the Newtown, Conn. shootings made it public that they did not want the 911 tapes…

Newt Gingrich Leads a Totally Digital Lifestyle

But his staff won’t let him play Grand Theft Auto

Specs Who Newt Gingrich Age 70 Accomplishments Co-host on CNN’s Crossfire (weeknights at 6:30); author; co-founder of Gingrich Productions; former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Base Arlington, Va. What’s the first information you…

Will Ferrell’s Anchorman 2 Is Changing the Way Movies Are Marketed

The wide-reaching social push is unlike anything done before

In a video that will soon be making the rounds in Ireland and beyond, Ron Burgundy—as if he had been cryogenically frozen since the late ’70s—offers his congrats to Irish…

The League’s Steve Rannazzisi Is a Real-Life Fantasy Football Junkie

Also has a soft spot for a certain group of New Jersey housewives

Specs Who Steve Rannazzisi  Age 35 Accomplishments Stars as Kevin MacArthur on FXX’s The League; co-creator, star of My Damn Channel’s Daddy Knows Best; Comedy Central stand-up special, Steve Rannazzisi: Manchild, debuts Nov.…

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