New York Times

Glenn Beck Gets New Five-Year Deal

Glenn Beck has signed a $100 million five-year contract renewal deal with Premiere radio to keep his “The Glenn Beck Program” on the air. The figure was not confirmed, but based on a person with “direct knowledge of the deal,” according to the New York Times.

“Over the past 10 years, they have proven to be a true partner in every sense of the word,” Beck said in a statement.

Beck started in syndication with Clear Channel owned by Premiere ten years ago. His new contract is worth twice as much as his last. In 2007, his contract was reportedly valued at $50 million over five years.

Beck’s show is broadcast on over 400 stations and runs for three hours every morning. He is near the top of talk show ratings where he vies for listeners with Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.


Lady Gaga Hits Back at Fashion Critic

Lady Gaga has fires back at a New York Times reporter who criticized the pop star’s fashion choices.

The Paparazzi hitmaker was targeted by fashion critic Cathy Horyn back in June when the writer called out designer Donatella Versace for giving her seal of approval to the singer’s Versace outfits.

In her blog On The Runway, Horyn sniped, “Be choosier, Ms. Versace.”

Gaga has since learned of the snide remark and has hit out at the reporter in her own column for the upcoming issue of V Magazine, likening the Times employee to just another Internet blogger hiding behind the safety of their computer screen.

The singer writes, “Shouldn’t columnists and reviewers, such as Cathy Horyn, employ a more modern and forward approach to criticism, one that separates them from the average individual at home on their laptop?”