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September 24, 2013

Bill Maher continues streak as all-time Emmy loser

32Emmy nominations without a win throughout the career of HBO host Bill Maher, an inauspicious all-time record. The total includes two losses last Sunday for his show, Real Time, both to The Colbert Report. source

20:42 // 1 year ago
January 16, 2013
nbcnews:

Conrad Bain, Mr. Drummond on ‘Diff’rent Strokes,’ dies at 89
(Photo: Everett Collection)
Actor Conrad Bain, perhaps best known for his role as kindly millionaire Phillip Drummond on “Diff’rent Strokes,” has died at 89, his daughter, Jennifer, has confirmed to Access Hollywood.
Read the complete story.

Nearly as sad as the loss of Mr. Drummond is the fact that he outived most of his TV family. :/

nbcnews:

Conrad Bain, Mr. Drummond on ‘Diff’rent Strokes,’ dies at 89

(Photo: Everett Collection)

Actor Conrad Bain, perhaps best known for his role as kindly millionaire Phillip Drummond on “Diff’rent Strokes,” has died at 89, his daughter, Jennifer, has confirmed to Access Hollywood.

Read the complete story.

Nearly as sad as the loss of Mr. Drummond is the fact that he outived most of his TV family. :/

(via nbcnews)

15:08 // 1 year ago
January 13, 2013
breakingnews:

‘Argo,’ ‘Les Miserables’ win big at the Golden Globes
“Argo” won best motion picture, drama, at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, while “Les Miserables” won the best comedy or musical category. 
Ben Affleck won best director for “Argo.” Jessica Chastain won best actress in a motion picture, drama, for her performance in “Zero Dark Thirty,” and Daniel Day-Lewis won best actor in a motion picture, drama, for his turn as Abraham Lincoln in ‘Lincoln.’
Read more about the night’s winners from Today.
Photo: A still from the movie, ‘Argo,’ which was about the rescue of six American diplomats during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. (Warner Bros. Pictures / GK Films via NBC News)

Also, the big talker of the night was this:

"This Jodie Foster speech is the most surreal awards show thing since Soy Bomb," according to The Atlantic Wire.

breakingnews:

‘Argo,’ ‘Les Miserables’ win big at the Golden Globes


“Argo” won best motion picture, drama, at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, while “Les Miserables” won the best comedy or musical category. 

Ben Affleck won best director for “Argo.” Jessica Chastain won best actress in a motion picture, drama, for her performance in “Zero Dark Thirty,” and Daniel Day-Lewis won best actor in a motion picture, drama, for his turn as Abraham Lincoln in ‘Lincoln.’


Read more about the night’s winners from Today.

Photo: A still from the movie, ‘Argo,’ which was about the rescue of six American diplomats during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. (Warner Bros. Pictures / GK Films via NBC News)

Also, the big talker of the night was this:

"This Jodie Foster speech is the most surreal awards show thing since Soy Bomb," according to The Atlantic Wire.

23:33 // 1 year ago
December 13, 2012
breakingnews:


‘Lincoln’ leads Golden Globe movie nominations with 7 bids
AP: Civil War drama “Lincoln” leads the Golden Globes with 7 nominations, including best drama and best director, along with acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.
“Argo,” “Django Unchained,” “Life of Pi,” and “Zero Dark Thirty” are also nominated in the drama category.
Nominees for best musical or comedy are: “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Les Miserables,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” and “Silver Linings Playbook.”
Photo: Daniel Day-Lewis portrays Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln.’ (Dreamworks via Reuters)


"Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" sounds like the name of a really good backpacker-rap mixtape, but no, it’s actually about salmon fishing in the Yemen. Somewhat of a surprise nod, but “Moonrise Kingdom” (or “Silver Linings Playbook”) should beat it easily. (BTW: Worth noting that Bill Murray got a nod for “Hyde Park on Hudson,” so DDL doesn’t hold a monopoly on the presidential beat.)

breakingnews:

‘Lincoln’ leads Golden Globe movie nominations with 7 bids

AP: Civil War drama “Lincoln” leads the Golden Globes with 7 nominations, including best drama and best director, along with acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.

“Argo,” “Django Unchained,” “Life of Pi,” and “Zero Dark Thirty” are also nominated in the drama category.

Nominees for best musical or comedy are: “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Les Miserables,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” and “Silver Linings Playbook.”

Photo: Daniel Day-Lewis portrays Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln.’ (Dreamworks via Reuters)

"Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" sounds like the name of a really good backpacker-rap mixtape, but no, it’s actually about salmon fishing in the Yemen. Somewhat of a surprise nod, but “Moonrise Kingdom” (or “Silver Linings Playbook”) should beat it easily. (BTW: Worth noting that Bill Murray got a nod for “Hyde Park on Hudson,” so DDL doesn’t hold a monopoly on the presidential beat.)

9:18 // 1 year ago
September 10, 2012
huffingtonpost:

“What are you supposed to do … when your reputation is not as sterling as it’s supposed to be, even though you’re probably really doing a very good job?”
Wayne Knight, Seinfeld’s ‘Newman,’ Says He Sympathizes With Postal Workers Facing Cuts

In which a guy who played a postal worker on television is asked about what it’s like to be a postal worker.

huffingtonpost:

“What are you supposed to do … when your reputation is not as sterling as it’s supposed to be, even though you’re probably really doing a very good job?”

Wayne Knight, Seinfeld’s ‘Newman,’ Says He Sympathizes With Postal Workers Facing Cuts

In which a guy who played a postal worker on television is asked about what it’s like to be a postal worker.

20:38 // 2 years ago
August 28, 2012
nbcnews:

Listen to the first song from Mars
Hip-hop musician Will.i.am’s “Reach for the Stars” officially became the first song broadcast from Mars today, thanks to a signal beamed from NASA’s Curiosity rover.
“This is the first time that a song’s ever come from another planet,” Leland Melvin, NASA’s associate administrator for education and a former astronaut, told students at an educational event at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
Read the complete story. 

You know, if the aliens come, we should be promoting our highest artistic work. Not the Black Eyed Peas. It’s like introducing Martians to our cinematic history through “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.” I mean, how hard would it have been to put on some John Cage for these folks? You wouldn’t even have had to broadcast anything!

nbcnews:

Listen to the first song from Mars

Hip-hop musician Will.i.am’s “Reach for the Stars” officially became the first song broadcast from Mars today, thanks to a signal beamed from NASA’s Curiosity rover.

“This is the first time that a song’s ever come from another planet,” Leland Melvin, NASA’s associate administrator for education and a former astronaut, told students at an educational event at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

Read the complete story. 

You know, if the aliens come, we should be promoting our highest artistic work. Not the Black Eyed Peas. It’s like introducing Martians to our cinematic history through “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.” I mean, how hard would it have been to put on some John Cage for these folks? You wouldn’t even have had to broadcast anything!

(via nbcnews)

18:56 // 2 years ago
July 8, 2012

WTF: A Mickey Mouse affair in North Korea

A first for Disney: Classic Disney characters performed on North Korean stages for the first time ever this weekend. The country’s new leader, Kim Jong Un, has a “grandiose plan to bring about a dramatic turn in the field of literature and arts this year,” according to the KCNA. The performance featured performers dancing around while dressed as Minnie Mouse, Tigger and other characters as footage from Disney movies were projected onto the backdrop.

13:45 // 2 years ago
July 3, 2012
breakingnews:

BREAKING: Actor Andy Griffith has died, friend says
Andy Griffith died this morning in Dare County, North Carolina, according to former UNC President Bill Friday. Friday, a close friend of the actor, confirmed the news to WITN News.
(Photo: AP file, via msnbc.com)

Insanely sad to hear this; Andy was an icon. He made television worth watching for many.
UPDATE: CBS News is seeking independent confirmation of Griffith’s death, backing off this initial report.
UPDATE 2: The local sheriff’s department has confirmed the report. You’ll be missed, Andy.

breakingnews:

BREAKING: Actor Andy Griffith has died, friend says

Andy Griffith died this morning in Dare County, North Carolina, according to former UNC President Bill Friday. Friday, a close friend of the actor, confirmed the news to WITN News.

(Photo: AP file, via msnbc.com)

Insanely sad to hear this; Andy was an icon. He made television worth watching for many.

UPDATE: CBS News is seeking independent confirmation of Griffith’s death, backing off this initial report.

UPDATE 2: The local sheriff’s department has confirmed the report. You’ll be missed, Andy.

10:25 // 2 years ago
June 6, 2012
reuters:



Anyone want to try to continue this amusing metaphor?

reuters:

Anyone want to try to continue this amusing metaphor?

11:10 // 2 years ago
February 11, 2012
reuters:

A Beverly Hills Police Crime Lab vehicle is seen outside the Beverly Hilton Hotel where singer Whitney Houston was found dead in Beverly Hills, California February 11, 2012.
Singer and actress Houston, a winner of six Grammy Awards including record of the year for “I Will Always Love You” and album of the year for “The Bodyguard,” has died at age 48, a spokeswoman for the singer said. [REUTERS/Danny Moloshok]
Read more: Whitney Houston dies at 48

This is not a great way to go out; in the highest-profile of ways, before a celebrity-stacked party. So unfortunate. (more at our tag)

reuters:

A Beverly Hills Police Crime Lab vehicle is seen outside the Beverly Hilton Hotel where singer Whitney Houston was found dead in Beverly Hills, California February 11, 2012.

Singer and actress Houston, a winner of six Grammy Awards including record of the year for “I Will Always Love You” and album of the year for “The Bodyguard,” has died at age 48, a spokeswoman for the singer said. [REUTERS/Danny Moloshok]

Read more: Whitney Houston dies at 48

This is not a great way to go out; in the highest-profile of ways, before a celebrity-stacked party. So unfortunate. (more at our tag)

22:02 // 2 years ago