Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Brian Williams, Jon Stewart, Kanye, Uma, and random (a)musings
Comedy Central – please don’t let Larry Wilmore replace Jon Stewart.
Like everyone else, I’m bummed about Stewart leaving THE DAILY SHOW. How will Millennials get their news now?
But seriously, it is not a national tragedy. Note to everyone on Facebook: He didn't die.
So Brian Williams is suspended for six months. It’s the right call. Let the story blow over, and by the time he returns people will be wondering what the big deal was. Plus, forty more women will have come out saying Cosby drugged them.
Williams will get big ratings upon his return. Depending on how big, NBC may ask Al Michaels to say he killed Bin Laden.
Allison’s father might have been fired if (a) his numbers weren’t good, and (b) NBC had anyone else in the wings. Sorry, but Lester Holt is not the answer. Where’s Ann Curry when we need her?
Kanye West is an asshole, and I hope somebody gets him a front row ticket for the Oscars. Wouldn’t you love to see him storm the stage slamming the Academy because SELMA didn’t win Best Picture?
I can’t wait for baseball.
Uma Thurman must've said to her plastic surgeon -- make me look like Joni Mitchell.
And a recent article claims that Los Angeles now has better pastrami than New York. Soon we'll lead them in heart attacks too.
I'm having withdrawals until THE GOOD WIFE returns.
I guess they feel that as long as people need to wrap their dead fish there will always be a need for the Detroit News. But it was bush league.
Who do you think should replace Jon Stewart? If someone says Carson Daly I'm deleting it.
Networks are casting their comedy and drama pilots – all with familiar faces. The people you rejected last year will be back this year.
I love how in Europe, in anticipation of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, stores are stocking up on rope and tape. What, no rushed orders for helicopters and gliders?
Huffington Post Headline from yesterday: NOW WE KNOW HOW MANY LICKS IT TAKES TO REACH THE CENTER OF A LOLLIPOP. Another mystery of life revealed.
The NBA All-Star Game is coming up. Prediction: West 187, East 184 in another defensive battle.
Why would ANYONE care what Jenny McCarthy says about ANYTHING EVER?
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a tribute to a friend and brilliant disc jockey, Lee Baby Simms. Going back through old archives, it turns out he was a contributor to this blog. I wrote a post about getting fired from a radio station just before Christmas. Lots of you chimed in with similar stories. And then this:
Y`all, please quit yer bitchin`.
Forty years in the business.
25 markets. 36 stations. 41 jobs.
Fired 25 times.
I loved every minute of it.
I'll miss Lee Baby Simms. And Jon Stewart. Brian Williams? I can hang on for six months.