Since I'm in a mood to just riff....
What will be the first cancellation of the new TV season? You can’t wait to make your pick until you’ve seen the shows because the first few will be gone before anyone has. My guess: HAPPY HOUR. What’s yours?
Sight unseen – my pick for most promising new comedy: THE KNIGHTS OF PROSPERITY. Who among us hasn’t wanted to rob Mick Jagger ourselves?
I’d love to give Aaron Sorkin and David E. Kelley the same outline and see who writes the better script. Two things I know: they both will be brilliant and they both will be turned in the next day. The winner will be crowned our next Paddy Chayefsky.
I hope STUDIO 60 is a big hit and America doesn’t find it too inside. And I hope Tina Fey goes back to SNL when her sitcom goes belly up.
Article in EW about the new improved DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. New writers. Fresh ideas. As an example they pointed to a scene where Eva Longoria’s character was faking having sex to make her husband in the next room jealous. It was complete with her screaming out in ecstasy and banging the crap out of a canopy bed. Real fresh except my partner and I wrote that same scene in 1994 for FRASIER – “Adventures in Paradise Pt. 2” (Frasier faking for Lilith’s benefit).
Last weekend saw the worst boxoffice results in three years. The studios aren’t blaming the lack of good pictures they released, it’s that they were competing against the Chabad Telethon.
Super positive buzz on the documentary THE U.S. VS. JOHN LENNON. It opens this week in selected theatres (I’m guessing not in Texas). A corrupt government trying to claim an outspoken critic is unpatriotic – are you getting a sense of déjà vu??? As long as there’s not too much Yoko (more than 1 1/2 minutes) I can see myself lovin’ this film.
I can not even be in a room that is showing THE VIEW. And that was BEFORE Rosie O’Donnell. The only show I’d watch with those hens on it is the CELEBRITY FIT CLUB.
Seven AMERICAN IDOL contestants are coming out with CD’s. My favorite is Kellie Pickler’s “I’m so stupid I don’t even know how to spell my name correctly” album.
And you’re lucky, Kellie. How’d you like your name to be Adewale Akinnoye-Agbaje? And that’s his stage name. LOST fans know him as Mr. Eko. (I know, Kellie, at least Eko is spelled correctly.)
LOST premieres Oct. 4th. Don’t miss it. Re-set your Tivo every 108 minutes.
Best thing on the radio this year: “IT” on XM. One by one they’ve gone through their decades channels playing EVERY song in every era. I could have lived without “I’ve been to paradise but I’ve never been to me” by Charlene but still!
In the worst lyrics ever category, some nominees from the 60’s – “Don’t Worry Baby” by the Beach Boys (“She makes me come alive and makes me want to drive”) and “Honky Tonk Woman” by the Rolling Stones (“She blew my nose and then she blew my mind”).
WGAw Guild members: Vote for Robin Schiff and David Goodman.
Sumner Redstone is becoming that old uncle who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt and needs to be locked in the basement.