Thursday, 29 April 2010

Hollywood Babble On & On #498: Miscellaneous Musings

Welcome to the show folks...

Just a couple of quick notes tonight...

1. Michael Burns and Lionsgate management are saying that the company's numbers are orgasmically great this quarter, they're bragging about it on TV, and declaring themselves the winner in their ongoing battle with takeover baron Carl Icahn.

Carl Icahn's calling bullshit on all this crowing and cawing, and says that the fight will go on, whether he gets his 51% majority or not.

All I have to say is...


2. Two cable channels OWN, and E Channel, are both doing reality shows about eating disorders.


I pitched them a sitcom about an anorexic actress and her morbidly obese roommate called
Thick & Thin, and they both passed. It had everything a sitcom needs to be a hit, especially the cruel mockery of emotionally crippled characters. Plus it would have meant work for both Nicole Richie and Kirstie Alley.

Now that bit is either going to get me booed as the heartless insensitive bastard that I am, or get me a development deal with NBC.

3. Paramount has axed the proposed sequel to Anchorman, even though the cast and director were willing to cut their salaries to get the film made. Personally, with Will Ferrell's recent box office record, and the decidedly unpromising looking action comedy
The Other Guys coming out in August, I can understand Paramount's decision.

4. Conan O'Brien will be appearing on 60 Minutes to discuss his side of the recent Tonight Show wars. It also gives people under 70 a reason to watch
60 Minutes.

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