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Fox News signs Stacey Dash as contributor

It was only a matter of time before Stacey Dash landed on Fox News.

The actress, who routinely makes waves with her conservative views, has been hired by the network as a contributor. She will provide “cultural analysis and commentary across various daytime and primetime programs,” according to the announcement.

During the 2012 presidential election, Dash received heavy criticism for endorsing Republican candidate Mitt Romney on her personal Twitter account. Since then, she has come under fire for supporting Paula Deen during the celebrity chef’s racial slur scandal, slamming Jay Z and Beyonce for visiting Cuba, and speaking out against Oprah Winfrey’s comments about Trayvon Martin’s death. READ FULL STORY

'Duck Dynasty': Willie and Korie Robertson line up Fox News interview

The Robertson family has been keeping silent since the brief suspension of patriarch Phil Robertson from A&E’s popular reality TV series Duck Dynasty, but that silence will soon be broken.

Fox News announced Monday that Willie and Korie Robertson will participate in the network’s “All-American New Year” special, during which they’ll be interviewed by Bill Hemmer and Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

Ex-MTV VJ Kennedy on her new libertarian news show -- and 'hooker-in-training' Miley Cyrus

Lisa Kennedy Montgomery is best known to a generation as, simply, Kennedy — the hip MTV VJ who helped introduce America to Nirvana and Soundgarden on  Alternative Nation, mimed oral sex on a mic during the 1994 VMAs — while standing next to Rudy Giuliani, no less — and eventually came out as a die-hard Republican. (In a ’94 Vanity Fair profile, she even declared her ardent love for former vice president Dan Quayle.)

Nearly 20 years later, the 41-year-old mother of two has left her wild-child past behind for a career as a writer, radio host, and Fox Business contributor. But while her political views haven’t really changed, the way she labels herself has: Kennedy now identifies as a libertarian. Her next project, a Fox Business roundtable called The Independents, will allow Kennedy and her co-hosts, Matt Welch and Kmele Foster, to tackle news from an angle that, in her mind, is both tough to find on TV and absolutely vital. “The reason our show exists is because the idea of a two-party system has failed,” she tells EW.

Hours before her new show’s big premiere, Kennedy called us up to chat about the evolution of her political views, what she’s hoping to achieve with The Independents, the glory days of MTV — and her thoughts on Miley’s infamous VMA performance.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck raves about joining 'Fox & Friends' in new promo -- VIDEO

To Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the Fox & Friends morning show felt like home long before she actually got to work there.

It was regular viewing at home for Hasselbeck, whose 10 years on The View ended in July. She’ll debut as Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade’s new partner on Fox & Friends on Monday, after the departing Gretchen Carlson offered farewells Friday.

“I’d almost make the analogy that it’s being called up to play for one of your favorite teams in the major leagues,” said Hasselbeck, whose opening week will include a series of reports with the cast of Duck Dynasty. Check out a promo for Hasselbeck’s new gig below:

Republicans let Fox Television off the hook for Hillary Clinton miniseries

NBC is running the risk of losing out on one of TV’s best reality shows: the Republican presidential primary debates. The GOP’s debates of 2011-12 featured some of television’s most-talked-about moments, from Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 chorus to Rick Perry’s “Oops” moment to Mitt Romney’s $10,000 bet — and in 2015, there’s always the chance that Donald Trump could join the cast.

When NBC Entertainment announced in July that it was planning a 2014 miniseries about presumed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, with Diane Lane playing the former first lady, there was an inevitable reaction from the Right. Republicans accused NBC — which also runs the liberal-leaning MSNBC — of promoting its favored candidate, journalism watch-dog groups agreed that the miniseries was a serious conflict of interest, and even high-ranking NBC News personnel, like Chuck Todd, expressed their unease. (Republicans were equally cross about CNN’s plans for its own Hillary Clinton documentary.)

Republicans, who view Clinton as the most formidable 2016 Democratic candidate — though she hasn’t declared her intentions yet — aren’t willing to stand silently while she enjoys a bounty of free publicity. Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, called on CNN and NBC to cancel their Clinton TV projects — “political ad[s] masquerading as an unbiased production” — and threatened to keep the Republican debates away from those networks if they refuse to comply. In the 2012 election debates, CNN and NBC (and its cable subsidiaries) sponsored 11 of the 20 Republican debates.

The politics and motivations seemed simple enough, but NBC, it turns out, is in talks to farm out the production of its Clinton miniseries to another company… Fox Television Studios. That’s the same Fox that also runs Fox News, the conservative cable news channel that is perceived as a friendlier room for Republican candidates. Would the RNC hold Fox News accountable with the same threat it levied at CNN and NBC? Well, no.

Media reporter Howard Kurtz leaving CNN for Fox News

Veteran media reporter Howard Kurtz is shifting from CNN to Fox News Channel.

Fox said Thursday that Kurtz would take over its weekend media criticism show, “Fox News Watch.” He’d been the host of CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”

Fox says that Kurtz, who was a longtime reporter for The Washington Post, will write a column for the network’s website and be an on-air analyst on other Fox shows throughout the week.

Mitt Romney books first television interview since election. Guess which network...

Next Sunday, Mitt Romney will have his first sit-down interview since losing the presidential election.

The interview, which will air on Fox News Sunday, was announced on host Chris Wallace’s show yesterday. Ann Romney will also join him for the talk. Wallace said the interview will “ask them about the campaign, how they have dealt with their defeat, and what Gov. Romney thinks of Obama’s second term agenda.”

We’re guessing he’s not a fan.

A Sunday morning show is a more serious debut than Sen. John McCain’s first interview after his presidential election loss. McCain went with The Tonight Show With Jay Leno in 2008, but that lighthearted chat took place just a week after the election.

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Herman Cain joins Fox News

Sarah Palin is out at Fox News. Herman Cain is in.

The one-time frontrunner for the Republican nomination for president is joining the No. 1 cable news network as a contributor to provide commentary across FNC’s daytime and primetime programming, as well as on FOX Business, the network announced today. “Cain’s impressive resume makes him a valuable addition to the FOX News and FOX Business lineup,” said Bill Shine’s Fox News’ executive vice president of programming, in a statement. “As a political expert with business savvy, he brings an important voice to the nation’s debates.”

The former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, Cain rocketed up the presidential polls in 2011, chiefly on the appeal of his “9-9-9” tax plan. “I’m excited about joining the FOX family as a contributor because it is an opportunity to be one more voice for intelligent thinking in America,” Cain said in a statement.

A favorite of the conservative Tea Party wing of the Republican Party, Cain has called for the formation of a third political party since the re-election of Barack Obama last November.

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After election whiff, Dick Morris parts ways with Fox News

Political commentator Dick Morris’ prediction of a huge landslide for Mitt Romney didn’t pan out. And now he’s lost his job at Fox News Channel.

Network spokeswoman Dana Klinghoffer said Tuesday that Fox wasn’t renewing its contract with Morris, who was steadfast throughout the campaign in his prediction of a big Romney win over President Barack Obama. He has made few appearances on Fox since the election.

Morris had also been criticized for accepting paid advertisements on his website from candidates that he discussed on the air at Fox.

On his website, Morris said he’ll be appearing on CNN’s Piers Morgan show Wednesday to talk politics.

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Sarah Palin out at Fox News

Sarah Palin is out as a Fox News Channel contributor.

The network said Friday that it is parting ways with the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate.

Bill Shine, executive vice president at Fox News, said the network has enjoyed its association with Palin and wishes her the best. There was no immediate comment from the former Alaska governor.

A person familiar with discussions between Fox and Palin described the parting as amicable, saying that Fox and Palin had discussed renewing her contract but she decided to do other things. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record.

Palin debuted as a Fox contributor in January 2010.

Fox News signs Karl Rove for 4 more years

Karl Rove enlivened Fox News Channel’s election coverage last year by questioning the network’s declaration that Barack Obama had been re-elected. It hasn’t affected Fox’s desire to keep him on the air.

The network announced Thursday that it had signed Rove to a new contract as a contributor. The deal runs through the 2016 election.

Rove was once President George W. Bush’s political right-hand man and the force behind a powerful political action committee that sought to oust Obama. He caused a stir with his election night doubts, which led anchor Megyn Kelly to interview Fox’s own election experts on the air to defend their call.

Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes says Rove’s detailed knowledge of politics, fundraising and strategy make him an important player in Fox’s coverage.

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Fox News hires Dennis Kucinich as analyst

Days before President Barack Obama’s inauguration for a second term in office, Fox News Channel has signed Dennis Kucinich, one of his former opponents, to be a regular contributor.

Kucinich, a presidential candidate in 2004 and 2008 who ended 16 years in Congress two weeks ago, will make his debut as a Fox contributor on Thursday’s edition of The O’Reilly Factor, the network said Wednesday.

“I’ve always been impressed with Rep. Kucinich’s fearlessness and thoughtfulness about important issues,” Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes said. “His willingness to take a stand from his point of view makes him a valuable voice in our country’s debate.”


Best of 2012: From 'Bachelorette' to Fox News and 'Revenge' -- The fights of the year

Whether TV’s feistiest figures were slapping each other down with words or fists, there was plenty of strife to go around this year. Below, we reminisce fondly over all the boob slapping, bare knuckle boxing, Bachelorette beatdowns, and more. READ FULL STORY


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