The Week: Most Recent Sarah Palin:Sarah Palin, media star recent posts.en-usTue, 29 Jan 2013 17:00:00 -0500http://theweek.com Recent Sarah Palin:Sarah Palin, media star from THE WEEKTue, 29 Jan 2013 17:00:00 -0500WATCH: Sarah Palin's 5 most memorable Fox News moments<img src="" /></P><p><strong>1. Sarah Palin vs. <em>Family Guy</em></strong><br />The animated sitcom included a joke about the former governor in an episode featuring a character played by Andrea Friedman, an actress with Down's Syndrome. Friedman's character says her mother is the "former governor of Alaska." Fox News host Bill O'Reilly gave Palin the chance to respond, and both tore into the show and its creator, Seth MacFarlane, for making a joke about the special needs community. In response, Friedman&nbsp;accused Palin of not having a sense of humor.<br /><br /><iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><br /><strong>2. Sarah Palin vs. Dick Cheney</strong> <br />The former vice president had some relatively kind words for...</p> <a href="">More</a>By <a href="/author/danny-gallagher" ><span class="byline">Danny Gallagher</span></a>Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:00:00 -0500Sarah Palin and Fox News break up<img src="" /></P><p>Sarah Palin &mdash; the former governor of Alaska and 2008 vice presidential candidate &mdash; is leaving her perch at Fox News after a three-year run, reports&nbsp;<em>Real Clear Politics</em>. According to a source close to Palin, the one-time GOP star was offered a new contract, but turned it down. "She remains focused on broadening her message of common-sense conservatism across the country and will be expanding her voice in the national discussion," the source told <em>RCP</em>.</p><p>The news has already sparked much speculation (and joking) on where Palin will go from here:</p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Sarah Palin to host own show at Al...</p></blockquote> <a href="">More</a>By <a href="/author/ryu-spaeth" ><span class="byline">Ryu Spaeth</span></a>Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:25:00 -050012 potential titles for Sarah Palin's fitness book<img src="" /></P><p>Sarah Palin, the former 2008 vice presidential candidate and author of <em>Going Rogue: An American Life</em>, is reportedly authoring a new book. "Our family is writing a book on fitness and self-discipline focusing on where we get our energy and balance as we still eat our beloved homemade comfort foods!," she recently told<em> People</em> magazine. "We promise you what we do works."&nbsp;What should the new book be called? We asked readers to come up with some potential titles. Here are the best:&nbsp;</p><noscript>[&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="</noscript> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffWed, 10 Oct 2012 11:45:00 -0400Why Fox News is souring on Sarah Palin: 3 theories<img src="" /></P><p>Sarah Palin's increasingly testy relationship with Fox News took a turn for the worse this week, when she wrote on her Facebook page that the cable news channel had&nbsp;canceled interviews she had been scheduled to give during the network's coverage of the Republican convention. Palin was supposed to appear on Fox on Wednesday, the same night that Paul Ryan, her successor as the GOP's vice-presidential candidate, was speaking. Fox executives say Palin got cut simply because time was tight after the convention was condensed from four days to three in the wake of Hurricane Isaac. But this is far...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffFri, 31 Aug 2012 11:40:00 -0400Sarah Palin's 'oddly charming' Today show appearance<img src="" /></P><p class="p1">Sarah Palin's one-day stint as co-host of the <em>Today</em> show was billed as a showdown of sorts between the former vice presidential nominee and Katie Couric, the interviewer who caused Palin endless embarrassment during the '08 campaign and who was co-hosting rival morning show <em>Good Morning America</em> on Tuesday. Sorry, Katie: Palin may have won this round, with critics hailing her performance as "oddly charming," "magnetic," and "poised." During her <em>Today</em> cameo, Palin predictably blasted President Obama, interviewed Tori Spelling, and weighed in on pop culture issues like Oprah Winfrey's failing OWN...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffTue, 03 Apr 2012 12:08:00 -0400Sarah Palin vs. Katie Couric: Morning show edition<img src="" /></P><p class="p1">How does NBC top ABC's gambit of bringing in former <em>Today</em> star Katie Couric to co-host&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em> this week? By having one of Couric's most storied interview subjects, Sarah Palin, guest host the <em>Today</em> show on Tuesday. After their infamous 2008 interview, in which Couric stumped the vice presidential nominee simply by asking what newspapers she reads, the irony of pitting the two against each other anew "is just too sweet," says Chris Ariens at <em>MediaBistro</em>. When Palin was asked how it feels to face off against Couric when <em>Today</em>'s ratings dominance is vulnerable for the first time...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffMon, 02 Apr 2012 12:07:00 -0400Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin: The 'uncanny' side-by-side footage<img src="" /></P><p><strong>The video:</strong> Long before the March 10 HBO premiere of <em>Game Change</em>, the movie adaptation of the eponymous book, HBO released the first photo of Julianne Moore in her role as former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Did she look the part? "You kinda sorta betcha!" said James Hibberd at <em>Entertainment Weekly</em>. As the film proved, however, Moore's ability to channel Palin went well beyond looks, says Troy Patterson at <em>Slate</em>. Aside from nailing the accent and the intonation, she "aced the immodest task of humanizing the media beast called Sarah Palin," and delivered a performance "so compassionate...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffThu, 15 Mar 2012 12:09:00 -0400Game Change: Fair to Palin or an offensive cartoon?<img src="" /></P><p><em>Game Change</em>, the buzzy TV movie premiering Saturday night on HBO, may be racking up strong critical notices, but a certain former Alaska governor is unlikely to tune in. The film is based on John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's 2010 bestseller about the 2008 presidential race, zeroing in on the chapters devoted to John McCain's hasty decision to add Sarah Palin to his ticket and the crash-and-burn fate that befell the duo, played by Ed Harris and Julianne Moore. (Watch the trailer below.) Palin herself maintains she won't see the film, blasting it as "Hollywood lies." And while her PAC is urging...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffFri, 09 Mar 2012 17:18:00 -0500HBO's Game Change: The 5 most controversial scenes<img src="" /></P><p>Viewers will have to wait until Saturday to see HBO's buzzy new telefilm <em>Game Change</em>, an adaptation of the gossipy 2010 book chronicling John McCain and Sarah Palin's tumultuous, ill-fated White House bid. But the movie, starring Ed Harris as McCain and Julianne Moore as Palin, is already outraging conservatives, who argue that it's&nbsp;disrespectful&nbsp;to&nbsp;the former running mates. "I won't watch it," McCain says. "I know it's based on a book that's totally unfair and untrue, especially to Sarah Palin." (Jay Roach, the movie's director, defends his work as "an incredibly well-researched...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffMon, 05 Mar 2012 16:22:00 -0500The 'sensational' Game Change trailer that 'skewers' Sarah Palin: 4 talking points<img src="" /></P><p>Last year, HBO teased us with a short clip of its upcoming movie adaptation of <em>Game Change</em>, John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's dishy look at the 2008 presidential race. Now, they've dropped a full trailer, focusing much more on the movie's central figure, Sarah Palin (played by Julianne Moore) but also offering tantalizing peeks at Ed Harris' John McCain. (Watch below) Produced by the creative team behind HBO's 2000 presidential drama <em>Recount</em>, <em>Game Change</em> will almost certainly be "poignant, unrelenting, and all done with comedic flair," says Jesse Carp in <em>Television Blend</em>. We'll have to wait until...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffWed, 01 Feb 2012 14:22:00 -0500Game Change: Julianne Moore's 'uncanny' Sarah Palin impression<img src="" /></P><p><strong>The video:</strong> Can Julianne Moore possibly rival Tina Fey's indelible Sarah Palin impression? According to some critics, "You betcha." The four-time Oscar nominee stars as Mama Grizzly in the upcoming HBO film <em>Game Change</em>, based on John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's&nbsp;gossipy behind-the-scenes account of the 2008 presidential race. A new teaser for the film, which will air in March, focuses on the introduction of Palin as John McCain's running mate. "We desperately need a game-changing pick," says Woody Harrelson, playing McCain advisor Steve Schmidt, "and none of these middle-aged white guys are...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffThu, 22 Dec 2011 12:42:00 -0500The Sarah Palin documentary: 'Bad propaganda'?<img src="" /></P><p>Harry Potter isn't the only big-name movie hitting theaters this weekend. At long last, the two-hour Sarah Palin documentary, <em>The Undefeated</em>, is out &mdash; at least in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Orange County, Calif., Orlando, and Phoenix. Sorry, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago&nbsp;&mdash; you'll have to wait.&nbsp;No one was expecting a Tea Party <em>Citizen Kane</em> from conservative filmmaker Stephen Bannon, but all the same, critics (who've so far given the movie a 0 percent favorability rating on Rotten Tomatoes) are deriding the film, not just...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffFri, 15 Jul 2011 16:46:00 -0400Sarah Palin&trade;: The backlash<img src="" /></P><p>Sarah Palin took some ribbing earlier this year for failing to sign an application to trademark her name. But now, after she and daughter Bristol resubmitted their paperwork, and nobody challenged it, the names Sarah Palin and Bristol Palin will be trademarked&nbsp;within three months. Sarah Palin is claiming a trademark for both references to "political issues" online and "educational and entertainment services," including "motivational speaking." Entertainment and politics? Bloggers and the Twitterati couldn't resist such a big target:</p><p><strong>Only in America!<br /></strong>"Sarah Palin will soon be making people...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffTue, 21 Jun 2011 10:05:00 -0400Sarah Palin vs. the media<img src="" /></P><p>Unconventional. Unorthodox. A rule-breaker. Sarah Palin is once again proving she's all those things with her "One Nation" bus tour of historic sites along the East Coast. The unusual trip has "left reporters confused and scrambling," says Chris Cillizza in <em>The Washington Post</em>. "Which is, of course, exactly how Palin likes it." She even "pulled a clever bait and switch on reporters in Gettysburg" Tuesday, sneaking out of her hotel early while leaving her bus in the parking lot to give reporters chasing her the impression she was still inside. The possible GOP presidential candidate told Fox News...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffWed, 01 Jun 2011 06:45:00 -0400Levi Johnston's tell-all, and 3 other Palin expos&eacute;s<img src="" /></P><p>Sarah Palin's one-time future son-in-law, Levi Johnston, reportedly just signed a book deal for a tell-all memoir on the Palin family. Johnston, the father of the GOP star's grandson, has a rocky relationship with the Palins, and his book "will have good stuff," says his manager, Tank Johnson. "He isn't leaving anything out." But when <em>Deer in the Headlights</em>: <em>My Life in Sarah Palin's Crosshairs</em> comes out in the fall, it won't be the only Palin expos&eacute; on the shelves: At least three more are slated to come out first. Here's a look at the upcoming crop of anti-Palin tomes:</p><p><strong>1. <em>The Lies of Sarah...</em></strong></p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffTue, 26 Apr 2011 10:45:00 -0400Was Sarah Palin's reality TV show government-subsidized?<img src="" /></P><p>Self-styled Tea Party queen Sarah Palin is probably the last person you'd expect to line up for a government handout. But it has emerged that her reality TV show, "Sarah Palin's Alaska," received a $1.2 million subsidy from the state, covering almost a third of the show's Alaskan production costs. The state subsidy was signed into law by Palin herself in 2008. Could the fact that Palin took a chunk of taxpayer money to fund her reality TV show come back to bite her if she runs for president next year?<br /><br /><strong>Yes. This is just more evidence of Palin's self-interest:</strong> There's a phrase for this in Washington...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffThu, 31 Mar 2011 12:57:00 -0400