Underemployed Jeff Katzenberg: Blogger

By | Monday August 9, 2010 @ 12:01pm PDT

The DreamWorks Animation boss looking for a bigger job has taken to sending out emails to the whole company of what looks like a boastful blog (typos and all). This one is pretty boring. But I bet Deadline commenters can do better:

From: Katzenberg, Jeffrey
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2010 7:49 PM

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Recycled ‘NCIS’ Story Linked To Entertainment News Outsourcing In India

By | Wednesday July 21, 2010 @ 2:12am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

CBS brass got an unpleasant surprise on Sunday when Google News led its entertainment section with a story titled Quartet of ‘NCIS’ Co-Stars In CBS Limbo. It was dated July 17, labeled exclusive and carried a byline, Elizar Caraelce. TalkIn addition … Read More »

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Creator Slams ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Lawsuit

By | Wednesday June 16, 2010 @ 1:43pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

DBAGThe always refreshingly blunt Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter took to his blog this morning to respond to a $5 million lawsuit against FX filed by former Oz actor Chuck Zito, a self-proclaimed former leader of the NY chapter of … Read More »

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Ebert Honored As Webby Man Of The Year

By | Tuesday May 4, 2010 @ 9:18am PDT
Mike Fleming

Roger Ebert, who has refused to allow cancer to silence him, finding a new voice online, was named Man of the Year in the 14th annual WEBBY Awards. Ebert was honored for raising the bar for online journalism for his blog Roger Ebert’s Journal.

Ebert just came out guns a blazin’ … Read More »

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UTA Fires Blog-Writing Minority Assistant

By | Sunday April 25, 2010 @ 12:44pm PDT

United TalentCAA and WME are not the only Hollywood agencies axing minority assistants. On Friday afternoon, UTA fired Katrina Lopez because of an online blog she was accused of writing called “Confessions of a Hollywood Serial Dater”. Sources claim … Read More »

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Friedman Blog Exits Hollywood Reporter

By | Friday March 26, 2010 @ 12:50pm PDT

2ND UPDATE: Gossip blogger Roger Friedman emails that he was not fired or let go. “The Hollywood Reporter simply decided for budgetary reasons not to renew my employment agreement which expires next week.”

UPDATE: THR editor Elizabeth Guider just emailed the … Read More »

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NY Times “Carpetbagger” Changes Writers

By | Tuesday October 20, 2009 @ 1:47pm PDT

ryzikEXCLUSIVE: David Carr steps down and Melena Ryzik steps in as the new lead writer starting December 1st of The New York Times‘ “Carpetbagger” awards season blog covering the Oscar, Golden Globes, Sundance Film Festival, and other movie campaigns. She is … Read More »

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About That “Dear Mr. Wiatt, I Quit” Email

By | Thursday April 2, 2009 @ 5:43pm PDT

FYI, it started its life in my comments section, and now is making the rounds on the email circuit. I have no idea if it’s from a real William Morris employee.

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What Hath Peter Bart Wrought? (Oy!)

By | Tuesday March 24, 2009 @ 12:09pm PDT


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DHD Reminder #2: Live-Snarking Time

By | Friday February 20, 2009 @ 4:27pm PST


Once again, I will be live-blogging (more like live-snarking) the Spirit Awards on Saturday and the Academy Awards on Sunday. Come for the cynicism. Stay for the subversion. Add your comment. Warning: Not for the easily offended or shocked.

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In Praise Of Hollywood’s PoetKnowIt

By | Sunday December 7, 2008 @ 10:56am PST

DHD readers who don’t scrutinize the comments (hard to believe) have been missing one of the more amusing analysts of the Hollywood scene — the PoetKnowIt. After this past week’s depressing news, we all can use some grins. So here are recent gems from the PoetKnowIt. Wish I knew the … Read More »

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The “Secret Starry SAG Strike Meeting” That Wasn’t: WaxWord Blog Post Denied

By | Wednesday November 26, 2008 @ 3:47am PST

WEDNESDAY PM UPDATE: Now the blogger says she can’t ”confirm with certainty when this meeting took place”. Nor, judging from the corrections she’s already made, the rest of the story. But she still has it online. Amazing.

WEDNESDAY 10 AM UPDATE: Wow, this is sad. Now the blogger has put the story … Read More »

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The UTA Job List Is Now A Snarky Blog

By | Wednesday October 8, 2008 @ 3:14pm PDT

I guess it was inevitable. (And, no, this is not the real UTA job list which is sent around by email.) Anyway, the blog is kinda funny. Enjoy!

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Now You Can Officially Ignore It…

By | Monday October 6, 2008 @ 10:17am PDT

Tina Brown’s website went up today. It sucks. And no Hollywood coverage.

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WGA Toon Writers To ‘Sit Down, Shut Up!’ Scribes: “We Are All Part Of This Fight”


  • ‘Sit Down, Shut Up!’ Final Showdown Between IATSE Toon And WGA Writers
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    Wkd Prediction: Robot $70M, Angie $40M

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    I’m told that not only is Pixar/Disney internally hoping for a $70+ million dollar opening for Wall-E, but also a Best Picture Oscar nomination for the L’il Robot. It’s possible with 100% great reviews from top … Read More »

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    ‘Wall-E’ Orbiting Best Picture Oscar Nod?


    I’m told that Disney and Pixar are going to push hard for a Best Picture Oscar nomination for Wall-E on the basis of its anti-toon moody darkness and rave reviews by critics who matter. Certainly many toons have tried for that high honor over the years, … Read More »

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    A Reboot Of DC Comics Before Comic-Con?

    With Comic-Con fast approaching (July 24-27) and all the Hollywood studios getting ready, I understand that Warner Bros has been nervously monitoring the deteriorating situation at its subsidiary DC Comics. There could be a major shake-up – especially if … Read More »

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    Furious Horror Film Fans Target Lionsgate

    I give TV and movie fans a lot of credit: when they get mad, they scare the crap out of the moguls. That’s happening at Lionsgate where the studio’s phones and email accounts are jammed with angry fans for the past week. They’re … Read More »

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