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Kiran Chetry Axed From 'Fox and Friends' For Gretchen Carlson
Post Chronicle ^ | Feb 19, 2007 | Staff

Posted on 03/21/2007 10:02:30 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182

In a shocking development, 'Fox and Friends' cutie Kiran Chetry has been canned. Apparently the William Morris Agency tried to play hardball with the Fox News Channel, and it struck out big time - with its client Chetry, getting axed from the network.

William Morris super-dooper-agent John Ferriter told the network to dump the unfunny and very wooden Gretchen Carlson, co-anchor of the higher-rated weekday "Fox & Friends," so that Chetry could slide into the slot.

Ferriter, who'd recently started representing Chetry, had his backstabbing request backfire on Thursday, when Fox execs fired off an irate letter to Ferriter saying they were terminating their contract with Chetry for the treachery............"

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To: All

Browne, not "Brown". Lo siento mucho.


51 posted on 03/21/2007 11:28:43 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: B-Chan

Patti Ann Brown is lovely, but Kiran had better Chemistry for Foz and Friends. Too Bad her agent overplayed her hand.


52 posted on 03/21/2007 11:40:41 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: B-Chan
Patti Ann Yum-Yum has been my lil darlin' for years now.

Nam Vet

53 posted on 03/21/2007 11:49:37 PM PDT by Nam Vet ( The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson.)
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To: Nam Vet

Hey! I call her that, too!


54 posted on 03/21/2007 11:51:32 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Kiran Chetry may be a nice gal, but she ain't worthy of shining Gretchen Carlson's shoes.

Anyone who can't understand that statement needs a pair of glasses. Carlson will always be the ONLY Miss America that I remember. Don't know a single other one. But I remember her.

I guess I'd better switch on Fox in the AM.

55 posted on 03/21/2007 11:56:36 PM PDT by Al Simmons (Rudy will beat Hitlary. The Toon's smear machine is working overtime. Are you helping them?)
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To: B-Chan
I fail to 'get' what so many dudes see in Patti Ann Brown.....she's...well, to quote an old SCTV skit.....

...soooo PLAIN....

56 posted on 03/21/2007 11:58:15 PM PDT by Al Simmons (Rudy will beat Hitlary. The Toon's smear machine is working overtime. Are you helping them?)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Apparently nobody ever explained to him that first you LOOK at the hand, then you play it.


57 posted on 03/22/2007 12:21:05 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg
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To: Al Simmons
I fail to 'get' what so many dudes see in Patti Ann Brown.....she's...well, to quote an old SCTV skit.....

...soooo PLAIN....


I'm inclined to agree, I'm afraid. And the couple of times I caught her sitting in on Fox & Friends, she seemed almost afraid to talk. I don't believe she's comfortable with the whole chatty folksy thing.

On Kiran: Yeah, it sucks. Watching her on CNN, I think she's going to miss the looser atmosphere of Fox.
58 posted on 03/22/2007 12:24:35 AM PDT by Mark-in-Kentucky (Check out my sites, www.spacebuffs.com and www.ageofantiquity.com)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
I agree Gretchen sucks, but after what Kiran's agent pulled I don't see how this gets fixed.

Yeah. Trying to negotiate a bigger paycheck is the name of the game, but working behind closed doors to get a colleague fired is way over the line. Whether it works or not, and whether she knew what the agent was doing or not, if it hit the rumor mill inside FNC, it would destroy morale, and everyone would be looking over their shoulders. You can't let that kind of thing stand.

59 posted on 03/22/2007 12:34:53 AM PDT by ReignOfError (`)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Really old news ..lots of threads...that's what "search news" is for.


60 posted on 03/22/2007 12:43:39 AM PDT by Blackirish
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To: ReignOfError

Exactly, I don't know what the agent was thinking. If the deal went down and the details got out morale would crash. It would be stupid to tolerate a deal like that, Fox could be blackmailed about the details.


61 posted on 03/22/2007 12:46:04 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Al Simmons

"Plain"? What's wrong with Ms. Browne's fresh-faced, girl-next-door appeal?

I personally do not find the glitzy, Las Vegas beauty-pageant look to be particularly attractive. Perhaps on this point we differ.


62 posted on 03/22/2007 12:57:10 AM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

If you're right (and I agree with you), then that would argue for getting as much $$ as possible while you're still young and cute. I think Kiran's biggest problem was that she's a brunette. I'll miss her - never trusted blondes anyway.


63 posted on 03/22/2007 1:12:42 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .....)
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To: pissant

She's okay. Her hair was always a little stringy, and she had a tendency to stealglances at the camera when other people were talking. Brian does the same thing.


64 posted on 03/22/2007 1:20:40 AM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: tgusa
The brunette thing may have something to do with it at Fox.

There is no reason for Carlson to have gotten the Fox and Friends slot over Kiran.

65 posted on 03/22/2007 1:40:51 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Muentzer2005

..."Kiran Chetry is really cute.
Like a mix of Sandra Bullock and Jacinda Barrett"...

Hey, Hey, Hey..Kids..What are the vicious comments against Gretchen about anyway. (Not from Muentzer2005, but from others). Kiran was indeed cute and young, but if you watched her a lot and I did, her liberal leanings were unmistakable and at times, her "take" on issues were clearly inexperienced. I liked her but I also like Gretchen, who is for sure, more mature. Are we, like Hollywood, basing too much of our loyalty on looks, youth, and outrageous self-confidence? And, did Kiran's agent overestimate what those benefits were worth to FOX? I would say, "Yes." I wish Kiran well in her career..She is involved in a very competitive field..So many beautiful and capable women..Also, was Gretchen not Miss America? If so, a lot of other people must think she is quite a "cut" above the average woman.


66 posted on 03/22/2007 2:11:56 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Kiran MADE the Fox weekend show. I haven't watched it since she left for more than five minutes or so. She added professionalism and good humor to the show. I would guess you will see her again somewhere due to her appeal. Especially to old "geezers" like me.


67 posted on 03/22/2007 2:14:29 AM PDT by SWEETSUNNYSOUTH (Help stamp out liberalism!)
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To: Al Simmons

..."Kiran Chetry may be a nice gal, but she ain't worthy of shining Gretchen Carlson's shoes.

Anyone who can't understand that statement needs a pair of glasses. Carlson will always be the ONLY Miss America that I remember. Don't know a single other one. But I remember her.

I guess I'd better switch on Fox in the AM"...

I'm with you, Al..I get the feeling that most of this discussion is being carried on by the "20-30 something Freeper." Old Fogies are more likely to trust age and experience than bright-eyed beauties who have not lived long enough yet to really know what they believe. Life's lessons change all of us as we mature, therefore, what we value in other people changes, too. Baby Boomers, like me, are retired and watching a lot more television and I've a feeling they will gravitate more toward the "Gretchen's" than the "Kiran's."


68 posted on 03/22/2007 2:37:17 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

oops


69 posted on 03/22/2007 2:57:33 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Anti-Bubba182

What ever happened to Julien Phillips on Fox & Friends Weekend? Is he gone. Here in Japan we lost Fox satelite and we only can get CNN. I wouldn't take CNN even if it's free....


70 posted on 03/22/2007 3:01:17 AM PDT by ONEBYEONE
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To: ONEBYEONE
i heard julian was moved off camera, but still works for fox. pompous as he was, i loved the juiian, juliet and mike team. i thought they were hilarious and i looked forward to fox & friends weekend because of them.

i still can't get over kiran being gone now...gretchen is okay, but she always looks like she's frowning and everyone's right about chemistry.

i think there was a slide in fox ratings and that is what precipitated all this. personally i think it's a mistake. BRING KIRAN BACK!!!

71 posted on 03/22/2007 3:09:00 AM PDT by wildwood
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To: SWEETSUNNYSOUTH
Kiran MADE the Fox weekend show.

I agree. However, last weekend FOX put Julie Bandaras in the spot and she was excellent. I hope they put her there permanently.

72 posted on 03/22/2007 3:11:05 AM PDT by JoeGar
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To: Anti-Bubba182; All



I've seen her on CNN, afternoons.


73 posted on 03/22/2007 3:26:34 AM PDT by IrishMike ( What happens when aliens breed with sheep ? - Democrats)
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To: ArmstedFragg
Not the first time an agent messed up out of greed. Maurice Clarett's agent advised him to turn down the signing bonus and demanded a bigger one - Maurice got cut, ending up with zero signing bonus.
74 posted on 03/22/2007 3:44:36 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: Anti-Bubba182

When Gretchen first arrived on the show she was making a comparison between Kerry and Dubya. She said, (paraphrasing here):

While Kerry was in the military, George Bush wasn't.

GAG!


75 posted on 03/22/2007 3:50:12 AM PDT by Beckwith (The dhimmicrats and liberal media have chosen sides and they've sided with the Jihadists.)
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To: JoeGar

Julie Bandaras is too professional for the weekend clown edition of Fox & Friends.


76 posted on 03/22/2007 3:53:18 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: All

Well I'll miss Kiran. I don't watch CNN much so she's likely gone from my viewing schedule.

I'm not really a big FOX News Gretchen fan when you think of her as Kiran's replacement, although I do remember her Miss America run - and being a native Minnesotan I realized the significance of her victory in that pageant (she blew away her dunder-head competition in the talent event as a concert violinist).

I am happy to see her become a mild success post-pageant as a FOX News personality. She has paid her dues. She's good people and a talented, caring member of her community.

Hopefully Kiran can sweet talk a little sense into those liberal idiots at CNN. I'll miss her, but I can understand FOX looking at Gretchen & her resume and thinking 'we really need to give this woman a shot'.


77 posted on 03/22/2007 4:18:52 AM PDT by Reform4Bush
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To: Anti-Bubba182
"According to sources, the dark-haired, Nepalese beauty who is married to Fox weatherman Chris Knowles, had been commanding a $300,000-plus a year salary which Fox offered to bump to $400,000 in a new contract that would have started in March."

My gosh, that's amazing. Chetry was nothing more than a left-leaning bimbo who demonstrated very little knowledge in anything. And then her agent had the nerve to try to knock somebody else off? This is real schedenfraude.

78 posted on 03/22/2007 4:24:59 AM PDT by A Citizen Reporter
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To: GnuHere

I gave Gretchen the benefit of the doubt and watched it for a week. I no longer tune in. I miss Steve and Brian, but I can't stand little former Miss USA or whatever she was.

Kieran in the slot would've been just fine, and I'm sorry her agent screwed things up for her.


79 posted on 03/22/2007 4:29:19 AM PDT by Kieri (A Grafted Branch (Rom. 11))
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To: Anti-Bubba182

KIRAN CHETRY

80 posted on 03/22/2007 5:36:56 AM PDT by ricks_place
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To: freeperfromnj
Julie Bandaras is too professional for the weekend clown edition of Fox & Friends.

That could be true. I don't get to watch her in the afternoon. I was very impressed by her professionalism.

81 posted on 03/22/2007 5:50:15 AM PDT by JoeGar
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To: GnuHere

i agree about gretchen but the true atrocity is courtney friel on the weekends. OMG, i know she is beautiful but she is jawdroppingly stupid. Page, Kiran etc are gorgeous but at least they can talk intelligently. courtney cannot ad lib anything on an issue of substance. it is painful to watch


82 posted on 03/22/2007 5:53:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Put me in the column as one who doesn't make a point of watching FoxNFriends anymore since E.D. left. Say what you will about E.D. - the chemistry worked. It doesn't with Gretchen. But if she is there to stay, somebody tell her to lay off the eyeliner.


83 posted on 03/22/2007 6:34:54 AM PDT by daybreakcoming
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To: daybreakcoming

I'm not sure I understand all of this mention of E.D. in a conversation about Kiran Chetry and Gretchen Carlson.


84 posted on 03/22/2007 6:43:41 AM PDT by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find.)
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To: All

I really liked Kiran as well, and I didn't like seeing her go, but I am glad Fox sent her packing, agent or no, that behavior is unacceptable. ED Hill is a Democrat by her own words, so I am not sure where posters are getting she is somehow more conservative than Gretchen. The complete opposite is true IMO. I watch Fox and Friends more now that Gretchen is in the slot, and I don't see a thing wrong with her looks. If it is, in fact, all about aesthetics, let's put Jamie Colby in the slot and be done with it.


85 posted on 03/22/2007 7:22:31 AM PDT by WildcatClan
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To: Lancey Howard
Hmm. She's not bad, but not exactly heart-racing either.

Dude! You need to have your tachometer checked.     =;^)
In my book, she is Da Bomb.

86 posted on 03/22/2007 9:38:56 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Don't question faith. Don't answer lies.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Sounds like Fox News has the same attitude toward ultimatums as I do:

When presented with an ultimatum, don't just refuse to do what is demanded; attempt to do the exact opposite.

They just got a bit more respect in my book, after draining some slowly with their periodic attempts to mimic the DBM.

Too bad about Kiran. Maybe she'll dump her ultimatum-waving agent and ask (nicely) for a return to status quo ante (and say "please"), and maybe she'll be back.

87 posted on 03/22/2007 2:58:11 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.)
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To: ExGeeEye
" Too bad about Kiran. Maybe she'll dump her ultimatum-waving agent and ask (nicely) for a return to status quo ante (and say "please"), and maybe she'll be back."

I don't see how she can go back without crying and crawling. He position at Fox would be unbearable.

88 posted on 03/22/2007 3:09:28 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: daybreakcoming

I rather liked ED, altho I really am more interested in getting my news than in the personalities of those giving it to me. However, clearly I’m way in the minority....as usual.
susie


89 posted on 04/03/2007 6:46:45 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: brytlea
Hi. I especially watch FoxnFriends for the news when I get up to make sure all is right with the world. Well, as right as it can be but you know what I mean. And then I enjoy some of the chatter as I get three girls ready for school.

I just looked at your lively profile page. You are a busy-busy person. :o)

90 posted on 04/03/2007 8:25:39 PM PDT by daybreakcoming
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To: Phatboy

This just in.

CNN is dumping Soledad Obrien for Kiran Chetry. I guess Kiran got her way and will be doing mornings now.

From TMZ
CNN To Miles, Soledad — Bye Bye O’Briens
Posted Apr 3rd 2007 5:21PM by TMZ Staff
Filed under: TV

TMZ has confirmed through sources that Miles O’Brien and Soledad O’Brien have been officially booted as anchors of CNN’s “American Morning.”

Their replacements will be John Roberts and Kiran Chetry. CNN recently hired Chetry after she got the ax from FOX News Channel.

Sources say the move will be effective in two to three weeks. We’re told both O’Briens will remain at CNN.


92 posted on 04/03/2007 10:07:07 PM PDT by ClarenceThomasfan (In 2008 Republicans will unite around Guiliani, McCain or Romney and whoop Hillary in a Landslide!!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

That’s a shame. I liked both Carol and Donna.


93 posted on 04/04/2007 4:27:13 AM PDT by sauropod ("An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools." Ernest Hemingway)
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To: sauropod

Replaced by a couple of younger ones. That is too bad but the way it works.


94 posted on 04/04/2007 4:30:28 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

At least Laurie Dhue is back working on weekends.


95 posted on 04/04/2007 4:42:56 AM PDT by sauropod ("An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools." Ernest Hemingway)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
I disagree!

At first I wasn't impressed with Carlson, but she has grown with the job.

She's found her niche and looks and sounds good...

..good interaction with Steve and Brian, and is not afraid to voice her opinions, which are more conservative than Kiran's!!

96 posted on 04/04/2007 4:45:48 AM PDT by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter for President, 2008!!)
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To: Northern Alliance
NA...I am finding Gretchen to be more conservative than Kiran ever was....

..in fact, I thought Kiran quite liberal.

I think Gretchen is more relaxed now and gets on well with Steve and Brian.

97 posted on 04/04/2007 4:47:48 AM PDT by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter for President, 2008!!)
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To: GnuHere

Betcha a dime to a donut that the fact that Gretchen’s husband is the agent for Derrick Deter(?) is a big reason Gretchen got the position instead of Chetry.


98 posted on 04/04/2007 4:59:14 AM PDT by auto power
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To: brytlea
I rather liked ED,

No one so far has had ED's chemistry, or her willingness to speak up to guests about topics she cares about. The only other personality who might fill her shoes, and who is certainly better than Gretchen, is Alyson Camerota. IMHO.

99 posted on 04/04/2007 10:09:32 AM PDT by MJemison
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