Wow just wow - this woman can't figure out how long it takes to drive 80 miles if you're going 80 miles an hour.
The season finale of Walking Dead was a series high, ratings wise.
Michael Bay is bringing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back to the big screen.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 11:01am
LOOKING BACKWARD AND FORWARD
The King Family from the golden age of variety shows can now be found on the Web.
Fabulous documentary on the Disco great Sylvester.
Immortal NYC kid show host Chuck McCann has re-opened his Let's Have Fun clubhouse, go and join the retro TV fun!
Friday, March 16, 2012 - 9:35am
SONNY & CHER
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 11:05am
One of my very fave performers Louis CK tweeted some offensive remarks the other day, apparently drunk on a flight. And it is pretty ugly stuff, but who the hell hasn't done something dumb like that? (My next book will be a testament to that.) One of the problems with the entertainment industry is the near constant fear performers live under, the near constant scrutiny that makes their every move a huge big deal. That in turn makes them exponentially more emotionally invested in what we would consider routine day to day interactions. Every decision becomes monumental in their minds, every move could be a potential career killer. How do you reconcile all of that? If you're smart occasionally you go off the rails like Louis did.
I was watching the documentary on the Angry RV Guy and I thought, "He reminds me of somebody." This was a really tricky scene, I wanted to rehearse it out before the shoot.
Sigourney Weaver will star in the USA series Political Animals that has the lamest premise I've heard in a long time, she's portraying a divorced former first lady, failed presidential contender, who's now Secretary of State.
Red Wedding's Michael Ely has a blog, won't you check it out? We need more sites to enjoy on the internet!
Monday, March 12, 2012 - 9:02am
Daniel von Bargen, Elaine's boss Mr. Kruger on Seinfeld, shot himself in the head in a suicide attempt, he's been hospitalized.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 8:08am
THE LATE GREATS
12:30 PM The Brady Bunch “Getting Davy Jones”
Like you, I saw all of those and loved them!
Talk about your old timers - TV writer Jerome Ross passed away the other day, he was 101 years old. Ross wrote for the great TV anthologies of the 1950s and 1960s including Philco/Goodyear Television Playhouse, Studio One, Robert Montgomery Presents, The Alcoa Hour, Armstrong Circle Theater, Matinee Theater, and for live sitcoms Mama, Jamie, and Mister Peepers. Thanks to Jay Blotcher for that tip.
Did you see the DVD set for Mr. Peepers? I thoroughly enjoyed the episodes, especially the very first ones. Not only well written but the direction was marvelously inventive.
Friday, March 2, 2012 - 7:28am
Ever wonder if there is gas price manipulation around the Presidential Elections? I was curious so I did some digging into the numbers - you may find them surprising. Then again, it could be a wild coincidence...
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 8:08am
Before Donner could resume production the producers decided they didn't want to use Marlon Brando's already filmed scenes in the second movie, this way they could save a bunch of money. They also wanted a more campy approach. Donner balked, walked and Richard Lester (A Hard Day's Night) was brought in. The new director made numerous structural changes to the script and refilmed many of Donner's scenes, for whatever reason.
About 2/3 or so of the film we saw in theaters was Lester's and the rest Donner's. Twenty plus years later an editor went back to Donner's filmed footage and restored Superman II to something a lot closer to the original script and director's vision.
In Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, Marlon Brando and Gene Hackman have greatly expanded roles and the result is a much more serious and violent film. Christopher Reeves' performances are much bolder as well. The slapstick nonsense in Superman II is happily exiled to the digital Phantom Zone, less than 1/5 of the Donner cut uses Lester's filmed sequences.
One has only to look at what came after for Richard Donner - the Lethal Weapon series for instance - to know who should have directed Superman II to the end. Even the music score by John Williams, culled from work done in 1981 and from the first film, is more pleasing. Absolutely incredible that we get another bite of this sweet apple and it turned out so tasty!
Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 7:09am
In the PR world this interview is the initial tamp down a corporation does to try and stomp out a brushfire. Push the faces to the front and start the charm offensive. The thinking is that this is all that's needed.
But if the public backlash continues the perception grows that their money is being threatened. At that point the corporate structure above Marvel starts to ask, "How can we make this go away?"
Truth is, if the Ghost Rider movie was a month away Marvel would be more worried. However, if Ghost Rider bombs and the Friedrich controversy gains steam Marvel will get nervous about the hundreds of millions of dollars they have invested in The Avengers movie and anything could happen, including a big payday for Gary.
An appeal actually went out to Ghost Rider star Nic Cage to do something about Marvel's treatment of destitute Ghost Rider creator Gary Friedrich. I doubt it will be successful, the actor has had massive money problems himself lately. Still, Cage did recently sell one of his comic books for a cool $2 million! Still, I expect SOMEONE will step up and help with Friedrich's $17,000 judgment against him.
Some fun from one of my favorites - Fernwood 2Night with guest Tony Rolletti.
LIFE'S TOO SHORT from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant will be premiering this Sunday Feb. 19th at 10:30pm, only on HBO (following the third-season debut of EASTBOUND & DOWN).
LIFE'S TOO SHORT is a faux documentary starring Warwick Davis (“Willow,” the “Harry Potter” and “Star Wars” films) as a fictionalized version of himself: a little person who?s down on his luck, desperately trying to hustle and connive his way back into the spotlight.
According to a poll, Roseanne Barr would attract 6% of the vote as a Green Party candidate running against Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
If your argument is, "Don't you know who I write for?" you've lost the battle and the war. And it's the record label not the artist that decides who will remix the artist's songs? That defies credulity.
Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 7:40am
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