Ben Stein

Condoleezza Rice Is Latest Commencement Speaker to Face Backlash

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice backing out of a planned commencement speech at Rutgers University in the face of protest this week is not the first example of commencement-related controversy. Graduation 2014: Politicians Hit the Graduation Circuit Just last month, first lady Michelle Read more

Jimmy Kimmel to Host 2012 Emmy Awards

Late night funny guy Jimmy Kimmel has a new gig, one that will allow viewers to see him much earlier in the evening, for one night at least. The “Jimmy Kimmel Live” host will make his debut as host of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards... Read more

Nov. 25: 'Hollywood 10' Blacklisted by Movie Studios

On this day in 1947, the “Hollywood Ten” were blacklisted by movie studios during the Red Scare. That year, the House Un-American Activities Committee began its investigation of suspected communists in the film industry. During interviews, 10 people refused to answer questions under the First... Read more

Modern Day Gold Rush

long before the content keys to doors began making ill fated trips into the Amazon in search of Eldorado. Gold worked almost unholy power over the minds and imaginations of men. in 22 and the pursuit of gold may be less epic in scale but there's plenty of evidence that passion for the precious Read more

Ben Stein loses N.Y. Times column over endorsement

Monotone TV personality Ben Stein has been stripped of his Sunday New York Times business column because of his work as a pitchman for a credit monitoring company. New York Times spokeswoman Catherine Mathis released a statement Friday that said the newspaper decided it would not be appropriate for Read more