ABC did an awful thing ten years ago. They played Who Wants To Be A Millionaire so much and so frequently that everyone got sick of it. I have an impending sense of doom with this revitalization starting August 9. Let things that were ten years ago, stay ten years ago. ABC probably hopes they’ll see the numbers they did back then, but frankly they’re heading for a let down. Millionaire still airs in syndication. If you want to give it a real big comeback let it go away for a while, for real.
As do I. Favorite musical directed by favorite music video director? Hell yes. Do I think it’s a smart move to do another movie version of a show that’s not very popular (anymore), or accessible for that matter? Hell no.
Kara Dioguardi is coming back to AI, but Paula’s fate has yet to be sealed. I thought something like this might happen when they announced Kara as a new judge last year. Makes sense to me, I don’t know why people hate on Kara so much.
Emmy drama: The Academy has decided to pre-tape some of the awards for mini series and TV movie. Naturally HBO is pissed because they’re the only channel showing mini series and made for TV movies anymore. If they’re not getting airtime during the ceremony why even make them?
The article then explains what will be aired instead
The estimated 12-15 minutes saved on the Emmy telecast will be used for more “bigger picture” material, including showcasing popular series and events such as the inauguration of President Barack Obama, which are not necessarily up for an award.
While events such as these are on TV, do they really need to be honored? There’s a difference between being on TV and making something for TV. While it’s a huge undertaking to air events such as that, people who are creating content deserve their time.
Counting Crows is playing a show in my city tonight. That means I only have a few hours to put my hair into dreads, date Courteney Cox in the 90s and sing every song so differently than I do on the album to render it unrecognizable. Oh, and he dated Jennifer Aniston too.
Do you think as Duritz was making his way through the cast of Friends that David Schwimmer ever wondered if he would be next?
If you receive a text message on your iPhone any time after Thursday afternoon containing only a single square character, Charlie Miller would suggest you turn the device off. Quickly. Using a flaw they’ve found in the iPhone’s handling of text messages, the researchers say they’ll demonstrate how to send a series of mostly invisible SMS bursts that can give a hacker complete power over any of the smart phone’s functions. That includes dialing the phone, visiting Web sites, turning on the device’s camera and microphone and, most importantly, sending more text messages to further propagate a mass-gadget hijacking.
Let’s hope Apple is paying attention and patches this quickly. Thanks.
Mass iPhone terrorism! That’ll knock those smug bastards down a notch. No offense if you own one.
Panic! at the Disco Defectors Face Off Against Old Bandmates!
This week Panic at the Disco and Young Veins (ex-Panic) both released new songs. New York Magazine Vulture blog put the two songs head to head.
Vein’s “Change” rips off sixties and seventies British rock better than pretty much any of the indie bands who attempted the same in the nineties, but Panic’s “New Perspective” does nineties pop-rock better than a lot of the bands we remember from then.
The blog went with “New Perspective” for the win. I agree and think that Ryan Ross’s new song apes The Beatles a little to hard, letting us now exactly where Pretty Oddcame from.
“love topchef. But they should start “A.I. auditions”. Its great to c “reductions”. but wheres the guy w/ heart that dethaws a hotdog wrong?”—Pete Wentz. This is seriously a capital idea, and I’m surprised no one has tried it yet. Basically he’s saying that Top Chef should have Idol style early audition rounds with terrible people who have no idea how to cook. The only issue would be the danger factor - wouldn’t want someone to burn down the TC Kitchen.