Articles Tagged 'Jeremy Paxman'

Jeremy Paxman

Why America Needs Jeremy Paxman To Be Its New British Scold

Let’s not mince words: Americans love being told off by the Brits on TV. I don’t fully claim to understand the psychology, but I should imagine part of it is listening to the sneering contempt dripping from an upper crust (and it is always upper crust) British voice and feeling a) relief that you are […]

Russell Brand

WATCH: Russell Brand, Middle Name ‘Fire’

Comedians sometimes like to think of themselves as agents of social change, because they have seen through the commonly-handed down myths of society, and realize that a good percentage of them are hooey. Then presented their findings in the form of comic monologues. But there aren’t that many of them that are prepared to be […]

Jeremy Paxman, host of ‘Newsnight’ (BBC)

‘Newsnight’ Host Jeremy Paxman Grows Beard, Startles Twitter

You can tell it’s the summer when the more faintly ludicrous of news stories are the ones that cause a fuss – and that was definitely the case when viewers of BBC Two’s nightly current affairs show¬†Newsnight took to Twitter in their droves to remark on Monday night’s edition. But what about the show had […]

Paxman: Royal Wedding Has “Virtually No Significance Except…”

Jeremy Paxman, the tough-talking anchor of BBC’s Newsnight, gave his take on the royal engagement between Prince William and Kate Middleton in an interview with Matt Frei on last night’s BBC World News America. “A royal wedding is bread and circuses,” he said. “It is a happy event. Everybody enjoys a wedding.” But he added: […]

Jeremy Paxman and Jamie Oliver: Two Celebrities, Two Diatribes

Newsnight lead presenter Jeremy Paxman said, “Do I think it’s a man’s world in television? That is the most ridiculous question I have been asked all week. The worst thing you can be in this industry is a middle class white male. If any middle class white male I come across says he wants to […]