Very sad news. Read more »
…her colleague, Brian Steel, who “couldn’t help but notice” Mandy’s resemblance to Rapunzel, wants to know? According to Drury, when she’s “naughty at work” they lock her up in the studio out back, but she’s not sure that constitutes a tower, or if she’d let her hair down for Mark Haines to climb up. Read more »
If you’re worried about tearing up yourself at work, remind yourself this isn’t good-bye forever. Read more »
The Times reports that Mark Haines’ gal-pal is “ready” to jump to CNN. Read more »
Earlier this morning, Squawk on the Street had a little interview with Blackstone chief Stephen Schwarzman, live from Waldorf Astoria, where the Yale CEO Summit is taking place. The chat was conducted by Tyler Mathisen, with his colleagues patched in from the mothership in Englewood Cliffs. Everyone was very excited to have Steve-o on and things started off friendly enough. David Faber had a question about Dynegy. Erin Burnett wanted to know about investing opportunities abroad. And Mathisen and Schwarzman, whose firm owns the Waldorf, had a cute little repartee going about Steve delivering towels to Tyler’s room and leaving a mint on his pillow (given how game Schwarzman was to play along, and the diversity of the The ‘Stone’s companies, now might be a good time to nominate a certain someone as the next guest on Undercover Boss).
Then Mark Haines had something to say. Read more »
What? Like that’s weird? Read more »
Meanwhile, Erin Burnett catches up on Minesweeper.
Yesterday, while discussing the blown Tigers call, Mark Haines told Erin Burnett that her cavalier attitude about the whole thing (EB thought it was NBD) was the reason “women shouldn’t be in charge of sports.” Erin did not appreciate that and things got noticeably tense! We suggested that the whole thing be settled with a hardcore, no holds barred fight in the break room (talkin’ bodies thrown across desks. Talkin’ Xerox machines to the face). They did not take that advice and presumably just avoided each other for the rest of the day because this morning they were still awkwardly debating whether or not ladies have a place in sports. Erin told Haines resolve this was the two of them, mano y mano, in some sort of competition. Haines said sure, let’s do this, but what? Erin threw arm-wrestling out there which I guess could work but isn’t that great. Naturally the event will be televised and the viewers should have a choice. It would certainly add a little something if there were guns involved so I think the biathlon could be fun. Shot putting has potential as does handball, and Haines already has the shorts. Of course, one ever said this had to be a test of strength, but maybe just heart, so a round of the penis game, on the floor of the NYSE could be interesting. Dance Revolution contest. Thumb wrestling. And then there’s my top pick: THUNDERDOME (with the money on Burnett). Read more »
I only ask because she herself suggested there might be some bringing of pain in the break room later, following a debate they had on last night’s blown call. Erin thought it was no big deal and doesn’t get what people are getting so bent out of shape about. Mark felt a tad differently, and told EB her attitude about the whole thing is the reason “women shouldn’t be in charge of sports.” Erin did not seem to appreciate this! As is our wont, we’ve obtain some footage of the two settling this off-camera (watch for Matt Nesto in the background). Read more »
Instead he’ll be getting a 9-11 morning spot starting June 29 on MSNBC. Which means he’s keeping in the GE family, but will be in direct competition with Squawk Box‘s Erin Burnett and Mark Haines. Who will show us their tits first in the name of ratings (or just good will)? Stay tuned. Passive aggressive statement from D-rat: “While I look forward to broadening my scope in covering the multitude of issues facing our country today, what draws me to MSNBC is that they have offered me a 2-hour forum to discuss any and all political issues with no directive other than to provide compelling content. Which apparently now I actually have to do.”
Earlier: Late Night With Dylan Ratigan
Dylan Ratigan Stays with NBC, Will Join MSNBC [mediabistro]