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Don Lemon, Tim Malone Marry, Making 'a Statement'

UN ambassador presides over New York wedding

(Newser) - After long thinking the marriage of two men would never become legal, Don Lemon and Tim Malone "wanted to make a public statement" with their wedding. They did that Saturday, with a ceremony at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in midtown Manhattan officiated by Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the US ambassador to...

Big Moments From Lemon's Musk Interview

Billionaire appeared 'openly irritated' at times

(Newser) - The interview that Don Lemon says caused Elon Musk to cancel his partnership with X was released Monday on YouTube . The former CNN host also posted it on X , though he said there had been problems loading it. Lemon said last week that the hourlong interview was "tense at...

More Testy Lemon-Musk Exchanges Revealed

One regarding Trump, another regarding hate speech on X

(Newser) - Turns out ketamine wasn't the only touchy subject Don Lemon asked Elon Musk about during the interview that apparently killed Lemon's partnership deal with X . Lemon appeared on his old network, CNN, to talk to Erin Burnett about the situation Wednesday, the Hill and Mediaite report. In clips...

Don Lemon Says Musk Killed Deal After 'Tense' Interview

X owner didn't like being asked about ketamine use, according to Kara Swisher

(Newser) - Don Lemon says a partnership with X didn't work out because Elon Musk isn't the "free speech absolutist" he claims to be. "Elon Musk is mad at me," the former CNN host says in a video posted on X Wednesday. In a statement , Lemon says...

CNN Is Bailing on Morning Talk Show Strategy

Hosts of 'CNN This Morning' leaving program as network shifts back to straight news

(Newser) - CNN is getting out of the morning talk-show business, reports the New York Times . In the first big move by new CEO Mark Thompson, the network will stop trying to compete with Fox and Friends and MSNBC's Morning Joe and return to more of a hard-news format. Details of...

One View of Haley After Civil War Flap: 'She's Toast'

Democratic billboards advertise Republican front-runners' record on slavery, immigration

(Newser) - Democrats are injecting history into the presidential race in Iowa, responding to a series of mischaracterizations—lies, one party official said—by the Republican caucus front-runners about the nation's past. The Democratic National Committee has put up four billboards in the state with a photo of Nikki Haley, Ron...

Tucker Carlson's New Texting Buddy? Don Lemon

Brian Stelter reports on the aftermath of their firings for 'Vanity Fair'

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson frequently trashed Don Lemon on his Fox show, and Lemon returned the favor at CNN. Now that both men have been fired , a strange thing has happened, reports Brian Stelter at Vanity Fair . The two have been texting each other for the first time. It's not exactly...

Biden's Best Lines From Correspondents Dinner

'Don Lemon would say, 'That's a man in his prime'

(Newser) - President Biden addressed the annual jokey White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday and slipped in to the expected president-as-comedian role. He included himself, specifically his age, among the targets. Some of the bigger lines, via NPR , the Washington Post , and CNN :
  • "Call me old, I call it being seasoned,

Don Lemon on Firing: 'I Didn't Lose My Job, I Lost My Sister'

Ex-CNN anchor says he's 'resilient,' plans to 'chill out' over summer

(Newser) - Don Lemon may have been "stunned," but he's not fuming about being fired from CNN , where he worked for 17 years. That's according to Lemon himself, in an interview given to Page Six Wednesday at the Time100 Gala in New York. "I'm not an...

Insiders Explain Why CNN Soured on Lemon

Ramaswamy interview may have been the last straw

(Newser) - Don Lemon's departure from CNN Monday came as a surprise to many—apparently including the "stunned" host himself—but insiders say leaders at the network had come to see it as inevitable. Sources tell the New York Times that execs "gradually concluded" Lemon's position had become...

Tucker Carlson, Don Lemon Lawyer Up
Tucker Carlson,
Don Lemon
Lawyer Up

Tucker Carlson, Don Lemon Lawyer Up

They've hired Bryan Freedman, who nabbed $30M for Megyn Kelly after her 2019 firing from NBC

(Newser) - Ousted from Fox News and CNN respectively, Tucker Carlson and Don Lemon have hired the same lawyer who, Insider notes, is known for securing "multimillion-dollar payouts in messy media breakups." Former CNN host Brian Stelter first reported that both hosts have hired powerhouse attorney Bryan Freedman, who helped...

Don Lemon 'Stunned' as He's Fired by CNN

Longtime host issues statement announcing he's been 'terminated'

(Newser) - First, Tucker Carlson is out at Fox. And now Don Lemon is out at CNN. In the second media surprise of the day, CNN said the network and Lemon "have parted ways," without specifying a reason, reports the New York Times . "Don will forever be a part...

Patricia Heaton Has Incredible Response to Don Lemon
Patricia Heaton Has Incredible
Response to Don Lemon

Patricia Heaton Has Incredible Response to Don Lemon

Women answer actress's call to list their accomplishments after 50; Lemon is absent again

(Newser) - Don Lemon was absent again from CNN This Morning on Monday amid controversy over his slam last week of Nikki Haley. Lemon hasn't appeared on the show since Thursday, the day he said the 51-year-old Haley was no longer "in her prime," per the AP . Only women...

Don Lemon Will Return to Host Chair—With Conditions

'CNN This Morning' host has agreed 'to participate in formal training,' says Chris Licht

(Newser) - Don Lemon has been given "a proverbial slap on the wrist" for his comments about older women, the Daily Beast reports. Absent since Thursday, Lemon will return as a co-host on CNN This Morning on Wednesday after agreeing "to participate in formal training, as well as continuing to...

CNN CEO Slams Lemon: Remarks on Haley 'Unacceptable'

Chris Licht said he was 'disappointed' in anchor for saying on air that Haley wasn't in her 'prime'

(Newser) - A self-admitted "inartful" comment made by CNN host Don Lemon about GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley—a remark that's widely being called sexist by many others—has now earned an official rebuke from his boss. On Friday, the cable news network's CEO, Chris Licht, kicked off his...

Don Lemon Regrets Comments on Women 'in Their Prime'

Critics called his assessment of Nikki Haley sexist

(Newser) - When Nikki Haley announced her presidential candidacy on Tuesday, she called for requiring politicians over age 75 to take mental competency tests. On CNN Thursday, host Don Lemon objected to what he considered Haley's premise, the Hill reports. "This whole talk about age makes me uncomfortable," he...

CNN Misses Midnight During New Orleans Party
CNN Needed to Back
That Clock Up

CNN Needed to Back That Clock Up

Don Lemon dances through what was supposed to be a countdown to 2023 in New Orleans

(Newser) - CNN inadvertently took the countdown to midnight out of New Year's Eve, when Don Lemon instead danced through 2023's arrival during the network's broadcast from New Orleans. The host and partiers were shown dancing to Juvenile's "Back That Azz Up" when the new year arrived,...

Man Sentenced to Prison After Threats to CNN Anchors

Robert Lemke also threatened members of Congress, including on Jan. 6

(Newser) - A California man is headed to prison for three years after threatening 50 people who stated that President Biden won the 2020 presidential election, including CNN anchors and members of Congress. "We have armed members near your home," 36-year-old Robert Lemke, who claimed to be part of a...

Fallon Talks 'Biggest Crime' of White Guys

'Tonight Show' host vows to end the silence on racism

(Newser) - Jimmy Fallon promised a "different kind of show" in returning to the Tonight Show after a weeklong hiatus on Monday—and he delivered. Days after tweeting an apology for a 2000 Saturday Night Live sketch in which he impersonated Chris Rock in blackface, Fallon opened with a somber monologue...

Don Lemon Engaged
Don Lemon Engaged 

Don Lemon Engaged

Boyfriend Tim Malone popped the question on Friday

(Newser) - Don Lemon is about to get himself married, reports People , after his boyfriend Tim Malone used the occasion of his own birthday on Friday to propose. The CNN anchor made the announcement on his Instagram feed on Saturday, posting a photo of a matching dog tags that read, "Daddy,...

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