Open Mic

Obama’s Improbable Peace Prize Plays Like It Was Invented in Hollywood; I Hear It Actually Was

President Obama’s selection as the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize came as such a surprise, some wags are saying even Hollywood wouldn’t have come up with such an improbable scenario. But our TVWeek sources say that that’s exactly where the idea…

Oct 9, 2009

An Open Letter to David Letterman

Dear Dave, As a female viewer of your show and an admirer of your comedic talents, yes, you owe me an apology and yes, you gave me—and all your viewers, your staff and most importantly, your wife—one on the air…

Oct 6, 2009

Barnhart on Letterman: This is Creepy-—Telling a Story About Having Sex With Your Employees to People Who LAUGH and APPLAUD

Wow. I don’t know where to begin with David Letterman’s bizarro, play-it-for-laughs on-air admission that he had sex with staff members. On the one hand, good for him for telling a fairly unvarnished account of being blackmailed by a Connecticut…

Oct 3, 2009