One Last Limato Follow-Up, Promise…

By | Tuesday September 18, 2007 @ 3:37pm PDT

Richard Konigsberg was among the Ed Limato protégé agents summarily dismissed by ICM (and by the way, he did “turn off the lights”). On August 25th, I reported that Konigsberg was going to Paradigm. In fact, he wound up changing his mind and started his own management company, RKM. ”For 12 … Read More »

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No ‘Kid Nation’ Screeners For CBS Board

By | Tuesday September 18, 2007 @ 10:09am PDT

moonves1.jpgSo CBS’ despicable child exploitation series masquerading as a reality show Kid Nation premieres tomorrow. Many of the network’s biggest advertisers have passed on it. Newspaper editorials have condemned it. Children were hurt making it. Les Moonves … Read More »

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Why Studio Moguls Are Like Kremlin Czars

By | Tuesday September 18, 2007 @ 10:05am PDT

hollywoodtraffic.JPGEveryone knows there’s a “20-minute” rule in Hollywood. As in, if you’re late to a meeting or a lunch because of gridlock on the freeway or surface streets, you get 20 minutes to arrive without anyone thinking the worst of you. Now … Read More »

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Latest Hollywood Perk: The Sober Buddy

By | Monday September 17, 2007 @ 3:14pm PDT

decisionsmedium.jpgHollywood is now indulging in a different kind of rehab substitute. It’s intense and round the clock sober companionship, aka “The Sober Buddy”. Rather than spending the standard 60 to 90 days in a clinic like Promises or … Read More »

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Welcome To Our World, David Edelstein

By | Monday September 17, 2007 @ 12:07pm PDT

proj.JPGOne of my fave film critics personally and professionally today launched a new blog named The Projectionist as “a place for second thoughts, third thoughts, musings both important and self-indulgent, and — I hope — a … Read More »

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No Fox/Field/Iraq War Conspiracy Here

By | Monday September 17, 2007 @ 11:23am PDT

foxlogo.jpgI usually report the worst of the network suits. But I’m not adding my liberal voice to the growing chorus of conspiracy theorists who believe that Fox “censored” Sally Field’s Emmy antiwar statements because of its political content. … Read More »

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Fast Overnights Show Record Low Emmy

By | Monday September 17, 2007 @ 10:37am PDT

59thprimetimeemmyhdr.jpgIt doesn’t surprise me that last night’s Emmys ratings fell to a record low, since I fell asleep right after Ray Romano’s monologue and missed the broadcast entirely. According to Nielsen fast overnights, the Fox show averaged a … Read More »

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Jodie Foster’s ‘The Brave One’ Weak #1

By | Saturday September 15, 2007 @ 8:05am PDT

thebraveone_bigreleaseposter.jpgSUNDAY AM: Expectedly, Jodie Foster’s star turn in The Brave One was good enough for the top spot of the U.S. box office. But it made only $13.5 mil from 2,755 theaters for what was a lower than expected weekend. … Read More »

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The Single Worst Thing Airing On Bravo…

By | Saturday September 15, 2007 @ 8:04am PDT

… is Andy Cohen, Bravo’s senior v-p of production and programming. andysblog.JPGHe has to be the most annoying host to be foisted upon TV viewers in a long, long time. Of course, there’s the obvious conflict of interest … Read More »

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Wolcott Weighs In On Tit For Tat Email

By | Saturday September 15, 2007 @ 7:21am PDT

As usual, Vanity Fair‘s James Wolcott elegantly sums up the issue at hand regarding that creepy blogger email I reported: read his commentary here.

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Updated Weekend: Jodie Foster On Top

By | Friday September 14, 2007 @ 6:40am PDT

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New Info Throughout: It’s always an event when she comes out with a film, since she’s one of the few Hollywood actresses still consistently able to open a pic these days. … Read More »

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Emmy Parties 2007

By | Thursday September 13, 2007 @ 12:38pm PDT

SATURDAY (9/15)

Night Before Party
The Lawn at Century Park
6:00 pm

BAFTA/LA
Wattles Mansion Read More »

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DHD Update: Lite Posting Til Monday

By | Thursday September 13, 2007 @ 12:28pm PDT

Because of the Jewish holiday and my personal business, DHD posting will not be 24/7 until Monday. In the meantime, email me your tips…

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Jon Stewart Invited Back To Host Oscars

By | Tuesday September 11, 2007 @ 7:01pm PDT

jstewart1.jpgSo I gotta ask: Why? Has the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences lost its collective mind? The Oscar broadcast drew just 38.9 million viewers on Jon Stewart’s watch in 2006. That number was smaller than the 39.9 million … Read More »

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Putting Summer 2007 On The Couch…

By | Tuesday September 11, 2007 @ 11:53am PDT

Hollywood has no institutional memory. One of the reasons that the vast majority of its execs aren’t in therapy, and should be, is because they don’t want to talk about the past even if it’s prologue. They’re purposefully amnesiac. Otherwise, they’d have to confront the lunatic decisions they make over

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Harry Potter Biggest Film Franchise Ever!

By | Monday September 10, 2007 @ 11:50am PDT

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With the success of this summer’s Harry Potter And The Order of the Phoenix, Warner Bros announced today that its five Harry Potter films have combined to become the top-grossing film franchise worldwide in history. It surpasses even the box office total of all 22 James … Read More »

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Advertisers Are Rejecting CBS ‘Kid Nation’

By | Sunday September 9, 2007 @ 2:56pm PDT

kidnation1.jpgAt least advertisers are showing they have a conscience, even if Les Moonves continues to demonstrate he doesn’t. Advertising Age surveyed CBS’ top 10 advertisers and found that half won’t support the controversial reality show. Procter & Gamble, … Read More »

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Summer TV Left Us Maddened And Burned

By | Sunday September 9, 2007 @ 1:58pm PDT

mad-men-10.JPGSummer TV is usually a seemingly endless wasteland of network repeats and reality shows. But Summer 2007 gave us some of the best scripted series ever on cable with the return of TNT’s The Closer, TBS’ The Boys, … Read More »

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George Lane Denies He’s Leaving CAA…

By | Sunday September 9, 2007 @ 8:33am PDT

george-lane.JPGUPDATE: Starting Friday night, and intensifying all weekend, I heard the proverbial “word on the street” rumors that George Lane, theater talent agent extraordinaire, is the next to go (or to have gone … as per the announcement … Read More »

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