CNN's new boss wants former TODAY show co-host Ann Curry to take over Anderson's time slot.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||12/15/2012|
CNN is the kiss of death.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||12/12/2012|
Ann Curry is the kiss of death.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||12/12/2012|
Well, she can't do worse than AC ratingswise but may be cheaper, unless she does she have a big closet full of fancy raw denim jeans.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||12/12/2012|
I told you guys that Jeff Zucker was no AC fan
His days will be numbered.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||12/12/2012|
Who is an AC fan, r4? His show was clobbered in the ratings.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||12/12/2012|
"Who is an AC fan."
Are you new here? He has hundreds of devoted fan bois here who brighten their sad, pathetic lives by living vicariously through AC.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||12/12/2012|
R5 you must be new around here.
I can show thread after thread with AC obsessed rabid fans who insist he is better than Cronkite and Murrow COMBINED! That nothing AC does is wrong.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||12/12/2012|
It also says in the article that Zucker wants to move AC into a globe trotting journalist.
AC might not be happy with that because a) he loses his visibility (not seen 5 times a week) b) he would most certainly take a pay-cut because he is not on every night.
I told you guys that AC was a facing a pay-cut to stay, but did you guys believe me?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||12/12/2012|
Keeping the awful Erin Burnett and bringing in Ann Curry? So after fucking things up on the Today Show and at NBC, Zucker is continuing this well-established trend with CNN.
[quote]I told you guys that AC was a facing a pay-cut to stay, but did you guys believe me?
No, and we still don't.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||12/12/2012|
Give it time R11
|by Anonymous||reply 12||12/12/2012|
Anderson messed up when he decided to go the talk show route. He cheapened his brand. He was a good reporter before that.
I will say, he commanded a certain level of respect for his reporting, especially in comvat zones, that, when Larry King left, Anderson could have taken on the show, similar format, and he'd have do it well. Sorry, I just had to level a dig at Piers Mrogan. I cannot stand that pig. I hope they dump him. If the get rid of Anderson & keep Piers I will be pissed.
I like Ann Curry. Maybe she will help CNN get back on it's feet. Maybe she will replace Piers. I hate Piers.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||12/12/2012|
[quote] Maybe she will replace Piers.
Piers isn't going anywhere because Zucker is a Piers fan.
Seems like AC will take the first hit, which is what I said all along.
But nobody believed me.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||12/12/2012|
I still don't believe you, r14. You're no insider.
Piers is the worst, he needs to go asap. If Zucker is a truly a fan, than he has incredibly shitty taste.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||12/12/2012|
"Then", not "than".
|by Anonymous||reply 16||12/12/2012|
Didn't NBC sign Ann to a contract? Could she do both CNN and NBC or would CNN have to buy out her contract with NBC?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||12/12/2012|
[quote] I still don't believe you
And you don't believe the ny post article either?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||12/12/2012|
Actually this is a smart move. This kind of reporting is her forte, not that fluff piece bullshit they had her doing on the today show which she obviously loathed doing.
I think this might work.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||12/12/2012|
[quote] CNN have to buy out her contract with NBC?
Yep. They did the same with Deborah Norville back in the day. When they removed her from Today they offered he other gigs inside the network.
She just wanted to leave, so they let her go with her contract fully paid. On the condition she doesn't discuss her time at NBC negatively.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||12/12/2012|
I would not be surprised if Anderson leaves CNN once his contract is up.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||12/12/2012|
Zucker is probably trying to get publicity for himself and CNN by riding the coat-tails of the Ann Curry/Today show "controversey." Who knows if he's serious or not. Next he may suggest that the two Australian DJs take over for Anderson.
I don't like Ann on Today but she'd be find on CNN. Not that I watch much CNN.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||12/12/2012|
If Zucker is smart, he'll start a new daytime talk/news show with 4 women. Think "The View" but with more current topics and fewer guests. He should put Rosie O'Donnell and Jennifer Granholm on the panel.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||12/12/2012|
I don't mind that it will piss off Matt, but it pisses me off she gets another chance when a really good journalist, like Connie Chung, was totally written off. Of course, I am referring to women inthe field.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||12/12/2012|
Didn't someone here who claimed to be an insider posted that Anderson was going to be the new anchor of CBS Evening News?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||12/12/2012|
I agree that Ann would be excellent at this. Perhaps not at Anderson's expense, but I don't watch him anyways.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||12/12/2012|
I must have slept through the day when AC was a good reporter.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||12/12/2012|
Ann will fail even bigger than Anderson, because Anderson at least had his funny little giggle fits and could have fun with low brow entertainment like The Real Housewives and Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo. Ann is too serious for this kind of gig. A Larry King type of show suits her better where she can sit down with a more or less serious person of public and popular interest.
The idea of Anderson traveling through the world is kind of cool and should be right up his alley.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||12/12/2012|
[quote] The idea of Anderson traveling through the world is kind of cool and should be right up his alley.
But it would be seen as a demotion because he is being kicked out of the anchor chair, and would lose his visibility.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||12/12/2012|
r29, visibility is overrated. Quality over quantity should be Anderson's motto. Otherwise his career and image becomes a sad ol' joke.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||12/12/2012|
I'm trying to imagine anyone worth tens of millions of dollars actually giving a shit over anything like this.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||12/12/2012|
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|by Anonymous||reply 32||12/12/2012|
How unfair, they should replace Anderson, with a no-talent, obnoxious, man loving, egomaniac...Oh wait a minute...
|by Anonymous||reply 33||12/12/2012|
Perfect! They can even keep the name "AC 360".
|by Anonymous||reply 34||12/12/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 35||12/12/2012|
I don't like Anderson, but I can't believe they will keep Erin and get rid of him.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||12/12/2012|
Ugh, they should keep AC and get rid of Wolf, Burnett, Crowley and Piers, THEY are horrible.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||12/12/2012|
Fuck all these bitches...Anderson, Ann Curry, and Erin Burnett. That white haired bastard better not even think about getting my weekend spot when he is unemployed soon. Ben should get a real job.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||12/12/2012|
Yes Don, your bf Ben DOES need to get a real job.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||12/12/2012|
[quote]Ann will fail even bigger than Anderson, because Anderson at least had his funny little giggle fits and could have fun with low brow entertainment like The Real Housewives and Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo.
I have a feeling it was his obsession with these crappy shows that made Anderson's show unwatchable.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||12/12/2012|
[quote] He should put Rosie O'Donnell and Jennifer Granholm on the panel.
When will DataLoungers realize that nobody gives a shit about Rosie O'Donnell anymore? Her time has come and gone.
[quote] Anderson at least had his funny little giggle fits and could have fun with low brow entertainment like The Real Housewives and Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo.
Giggle fits. The true mark of a great journalist.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||12/12/2012|
r40, Anderson is getting neither mine, OR my man's jobs at CNN. Boop!
|by Anonymous||reply 43||12/12/2012|
CNN's dead and dying and Anderson don't give a fuck about your "job" Don. Blop!
|by Anonymous||reply 44||12/12/2012|
[quote]If Zucker is smart, he'll start a new daytime talk/news show with 4 women. Think "The View" but with more current topics and fewer guests. He should put Rosie O'Donnell and Jennifer Granholm on the panel.
I have an idea for a new cable channel! I'd call it the KaffeeKlatch Network, and it would be nothing but one show after another of four women sitting on a couch and gassing on about one vapid topic after another!
Rosie O'Donnell could have a show all to herself and play all four women at once!
|by Anonymous||reply 45||12/12/2012|
Whatever gurl. He better get out there are start peddling them Latino mens he keeps in his house to the highest bidder. Ask Kelly Ripa for a loan!
|by Anonymous||reply 46||12/12/2012|
Dammit, R32 beat me to it.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||12/12/2012|
At least we know that R37 doesn't believe one word in the NY Post story.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||12/12/2012|
I have no inside info but I think Don Lemon is finished as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||12/12/2012|
I still have a job!
|by Anonymous||reply 50||12/12/2012|
R44 you sure are obsessed with hating Don Lemon.
Incredibly pathetic that your life is that empty.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||12/12/2012|
Wait - you guys all know Don Lemon is single and no longer dating Ben Tinker, right?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||12/12/2012|
[quote]I would not be surprised if Anderson leaves CNN once his contract is up.
They'll dump him long before that contract is up.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||12/13/2012|
Anderson Cooper's 360 CNN show is one of the very best news and interview shows on TV.
It is for people who want substance, investigation of issues, and in-depth interviews on current issues.
Shows of substance like Anderson's 360 do not need to garner big ratings. They just need to continue providing substance which Anderson's show does very well.
Anderson also does excellent commentary and providing of knowledge about the issues, and does excellent interviewing about complicated issues.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||12/13/2012|
R55 = Gloria Vanderbilt
|by Anonymous||reply 56||12/13/2012|
See gays.....this is why I didn't want to come out!!! I lost 2 shows!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 58||12/13/2012|
The daytime show was already in trouble before he came out, and the ratings went up a bit after he came did. It just wasn't enough, or sustained, to keep the show from being cancelled. He wasn't that good in that format, or maybe he needed a female cohost.
I'm not familiar with his CNN show, but he's been on CNN a long time and had a good run. Which isn't necessarily over, this is all just rumors.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||12/13/2012|
I don't get the obsessive love/hate factions for Anderson Cooper. I like him well enough but I don't understand how he could garner that much emotion in random members of the viewing public.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||12/13/2012|
R54 if you were able to understand the trolldar function, you would clearly see that I did not make the other posters. You, however, have made several bashing Lemon.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||12/13/2012|
Get over it yourself, I'm not interested in Don Lemon period, I'm interested in the people (or person) here who's always criticizing Anderson.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||12/13/2012|
Ann? Shitty little Ann?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||12/13/2012|
According to someone on tumblr who went to the daytime show AC says this about the Ann Curry rumor:
[quote]I asked Anderson about it at the taping I went to today, and he said it was “totally made up.” So no worries. :)
|by Anonymous||reply 64||12/13/2012|
Yep, the Curry fangirls have delusions of grandeur, thinking she'll be vaulted to superstardom any day now.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||12/13/2012|
Actually, I was also at the taping of Anderson's show which will air on Monday (he is now enroute to London for 60 Minutes) and he gave a more elaborate answer in which he pointed out the NY Post is owned by NewsCorp, which also owns Foxnews.
Those of you who were among the multitudes (literally) who were obsessed with his washing his jeans once every 6 months will find the first 15 minutes amusing.
That being said, Anderson, who is definitely started to get quite the middle-aged spread around his middle remains charming, handsome and beyond fabulous.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||12/13/2012|
He will be gone within the next three months, but that's neither here nor there.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||12/13/2012|
It's about time cable news gets their own "Tammy Grimes Show."
|by Anonymous||reply 68||12/13/2012|
It will be a wonderful day when and if Zucker fires Anderson's no ratings getting ass. He is a pompous poseur who deserves to be back on Channel 1 and not on any major news outlet.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||12/13/2012|
[quote]I suspect every negative comment about AC including R53 is from YOU.
After checking the ISP codex signal, it appears that you're totally correct, R54.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||12/14/2012|
R69, when a show such as Anderson Cooper's 360 on CNN has substance and excellent investigation of and exploration of the issues along with superb interviewing, the show does not need to get high ratings.
The show only needs to continue providing substance and excellence which 360 does.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||12/14/2012|
R69, have you spoken to your mental health specialist lately? I'm guessing no.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||12/14/2012|
[quote]That being said, Anderson, who is definitely started to get quite the middle-aged spread around his middle remains charming, handsome and beyond fabulous.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||12/14/2012|
He's more charming and fabulous since he came out. I like him a lot now.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||12/14/2012|
R70 you can do that? Cool. And I totally agree with R66, R71, R73, and R74.
And Ann who? Yeah right. I'll believe it when I see it.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||12/14/2012|
Ann Curry thinks Pope Benedict hung the mood. I can't wait to see her drooling over him on telly again.
Ann Curry is not all that smart.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||12/14/2012|
R71 CNN is not PBS. People are not tuning into his show, so something needs to change. He is currently THIRD in the ratings at 8 PM. And he is dangerously close to slipping to FOURTH after Nancy Grace.
All cable networks bottom line is to make money. They have staff to pay. They need jobs. Low ratings does not pay salaries.
AC has a responsibility to his staff for their pay checks.
This is the news business. BUSINESS
If he is not concerned about the business aspect of cable news, then he should go to PBS to do they type of show he wants to do.
But PBS means less resources, lower pay, a lower profile.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||12/14/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 78||12/14/2012|
Because you had no competion Aaron, now take your smirk and go back to teaching that class, or whatever it is you are doing, OK, sweetie?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||12/14/2012|
That's PROFESSOR Aaron Brown to you.
I went into academia after I was pushed off the air by the man who drove CNN into the ground. (Among his other decisions: Piers Morgan.)
Note that I did not try—and fail—to be the next Rachael Ray or Dr. Oz.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||12/14/2012|
R77, you are wrong. Very wrong. That is all that needs to be said.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||12/14/2012|
R81 are you saying that Cable News Networks are not in the business to make money?
That you could have the highest quality TV show on the air, but if it is not generating ad revenue, that is okay?
|by Anonymous||reply 82||12/14/2012|
If Aaron Brown's so great, he would've gotten another news gig right after CNN, but he didn't. Nobody cares about him these days except the few people who like to use him against AC.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||12/14/2012|
Well R81 ?
Are TV networks in the business of making money or not?
|by Anonymous||reply 84||12/15/2012|
Because Jeff Zucker knows how to make a network successful...
|by Anonymous||reply 85||12/15/2012|