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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Big announcement, Freddie Prinze, Jr. takes a day job

The Futon Critic gushes:

PRINZE, JR. JOINS WWE CREATIVE TEAM

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Freddie Prinze, Jr., a long-time fan of World Wrestling Entertainment, joins WWE's creative team. Prinze, Jr. will now have a behind the scenes role contributing to WWE's weekly television and pay-per-view programs.

"Freddie Prinze, Jr.'s passion, energy and creativity make him an excellent fit for WWE," said Chairman Vince McMahon.

"Bringing on board an experienced Hollywood writer, actor and producer like Freddie Prinze, Jr. will only increase the level of entertainment to millions of viewers and passionate WWE fans every Monday on USA," said Chris McCumber, Executive Vice President Marketing Digital & Brand Strategy, USA Network.


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I like Freddy Prinze, Jr. He seems like a good kid and a good actor. He made that movie about the thing with the guy. His sitcom did well and then it was gone. It deserved a second season.

The press release basically says he'll be working there. Apparently the lead from Egon is now a waiter again. That restaurant didn't send out a press release.

He's an actor, what does that have to do with wrestling? Oh. Never mind.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

5.4 Earthquake in LA, Movie executive not moved

Michael Drake of Lionshead Entertainment/Notentertainment said the quake interested him, but was hoping to get stars in their 30's. Although he does not dismiss the quake, his passing for now.

Every Improv Show ever...

Host:
"What are our two people doing...ok...besides ass fucking...I said besides...can I have a job...besides proctologist...ass doctor is a proctologist."

Host: "Ok, we have a couple of proctologists who are up each other's ass during an earthquake. I need a style of...fuck you is not a style...yes i checked since last show."

Band I likes...

Pinker Tones...

Cheech & Chong are touring again.

Cheech & Chong were the comedy team Cheech Marin was in before he did Nash Bridges and played Hugo's dad on Lost (boy am I old)

#1 Problem with Comic Con: too many Comics

Comic Con's biggest problem this year? Too many comics and artists. It was like they thought it was their show. There's was hardly any room for the tons of TV shows, movies and video games. How was anyone supposed to get to the AB Sea Family booth or the "Big Bang Theory" station? What about the Playstation station? You can't promote the latest Kevin smith film or teen comedy if there are actual comic book artist or collectors in the way!

Without Comic Con, where are the video game people going to go? E4?

Next year, less comic, more con.
Less of this. These rows of comics could be used for promoting Mad Men or the new Ben Brat show. Also the people in costumes are distracting, unless they are promoting a movie screening or a soft drink or a new cop show on USA.

In conclusion, enough with the comic book nerds at Comic Con. The jocks have crashed your party, now get out.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Anne Hathaway's Diary revealed!


Actress Anne Hathaway's diaries were taken by the FBI in connection with her exboyfriend's arrest on for a $6 million real estate scam.
Investigators were lead to the journal by Anne's little brother "Scooter." He giggled all the way up to her bedroom and past the "Do Not Enter" sign on her door. Finally he pointed the book out to them - it was next to her unicorn collection.

Finally the FBI was able to open the little lock on the spine of the spine of the book and we can reveal some of her entries.

"I was not in Star Wars, right? I was the one in the Princess movies. Today my boyfriend bought me a pony to go in the ranch he bought me that he had built in the town he got me for my birthday. He's great with money. It's amazing he can afford that on a temp job salary. Anyway, I hope no one reads this."

Fred Flinstone Loves Cancer

At Comic Con this weekend...yes I went...The World's worst cartoons panel included not only the racist "Sam Basset Private Eye," but old ads with Fred Flintsone enjoying a smoke.

This guy will make you famous

Comic/reporter is offering a change to get you some print...for a price. That's legal right? He's just writing a press release? Or an open minded article that just happens to be paid for by the subject that he is praising?

Here's the email he sent out:
I"VE GOTTEN DOZENS OF COMICS MAJOR NEWSPAPER COVERAGE - NOW I CAN DO IT FOR YOU!!!

Like many of you, I'm a standup comic. Some of you know me from hanging out at the Laugh Factory and Ice House. But some of you know me as well as a writer for the big LA alt-weekly paper LA Citybeat, the LA TImes, Pasadena Weekly and others.

Lately, I started asking a few comics and actor friends if they would be interested in a service that I just came up with recently: I would interview them and write a kick-ass story that is worthy of publication anywhere, and they could use it in their website and press kits. For an additional fee, I would get their tour dates and call newspapers in the towns and cities they're coming to, a month ahead of their shows, and try to sell the stories to those papers, garnering them press and making them look good to the clubs. This has worked out in San Diego, San Jose and Seattle papers so far. For another small fee, I have a layout artist from my newspaper design the article I write to really look like the piece is in a real newspaper.

You can go to my website, www.americasfunniestreporter.com, and see many of my profiles, particularly in my Blog section under the blog "Famous and Funny People." Or in the "Stories" section, you'll see pieces on Dane Cook, Carlos Mencia and Michael Moore.
I can do that kind of story for you.

That kind of story is essential to publicity and press kits.
My fees are a fraction of what many other entertainment publicists charge - and you don't have to pay me month after month except for the small ongoing placement fee that I charge for making the pitches. And unlike nearly every publicity firm or publicist, I write an article for you that becomes your concrete property that you control. You actually are guaranteed something good that you can see and use for your money.

No more huge ongoing monthly fees to wonder if someone's going to get you in somewhere.Just good reasonable prices and great concrete publicity.

Drop me a line if you're interested and we'll talk/write.

Thanks for reading,
Carl Kozlowski
Comickoz@aol.com

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Is that cheating?

In LA, where our bread and butter is talking on the phone in our cars* we are awestruck withe the new California law that you have to use a hands free device. It sounds simple enough, but we are just freaked out.

I can't hear people because we are both on speaker.

But one thing I noticed - people too cheap or lazy or whatever to buy a hands free device.

This might be a shocker...holding a phone near your face and using speaker is still illegal. "Hands free" means no hands, sans hands. The problem isn't that you put the phone to your head, it's that you hold it. So holding a phone just under your mouth is also not good.
*unlike on Pepperidge Farm, where bread is there bread and butter.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

SATURDAY BATMAN TAKE - $48 MILLION

She Toldja - According to Deadline Hollywood Daily Cougar Meloncamp, Batman made $48 million on Saturday. Add that to the the almost $70 and then throw in x that it will make today and Warner brothers predict it will make around $155 million.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Batman makes $ on Friday up against Space Chimps

The newest Batman made $66 million on the first day it opened despite no promotion at all. This figure includes the Thursday 9 PM midnight, 3 Am and 6AM shows according to Box Office Mojo. http://boxofficemojo.com/daily/chart/

9 Pm shows were added in LA (B/c it's midnight somewhere?) late in the game. One fan complaining that he should not be punished for planning early and buying midnight tickets. "I wanted to be the first to see it," he said seconds before this reporter beat him with a roll of quarters.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

More Weng Weng


Clearly I can't get on the bus to Boca without posting The Weng Weng rap.

Weng Weng is the star of "00" movies. He's the 3 foot Filipino James Bond.

Good Bad Movie Night


Last night we saw three Good Bad movies. Two were duds on was classic. Eddie Murphy's "I Spy" and Chevy Chase's latest movie, "Funny Money" were just plain bad. Nothing Fun or funny about them. It's sad to think that Chase was Fletch, but he couldn't make this film work, at all. Plus, with all the face work, waxing and pulling it looks like Chevy Chase is wearing a CHevy Chase mask.

The great movie was "For Your Height Only." A cheapy 70's James Bond take off with a little person, Weng Weng, as the super spy "00." Filled with silly action sequences, butcher block editing and terrible script that's thankfully dubbed.

Each Filipino actor gets a different voice. One gangster is sounds like a Cagney impression, while another is a bad Bogart. The henchmen are a beautiful variety of ethic stereotyped voices. One Filipino sounds like an awful Latino stereotype. Yet another is an Italian American.

Here's the tarted up trailer someone did...

"Get Smart" fans get ready to lower exceptions again.

Fans that were not that disappointed by the "Get Smart" remake with Steve Carrell now have a direct to DVD sequel. "'Get Smart''s Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control." features the two bumbling characters who spent most of the main movie talking about how they never get to do anything coo. Now you can see it all for yourself.
I saw it on itunes. I was shocked they wanted to charge for it. It looks like an ad for the main film. I liked "Get Smart." So there.

Larry Miller plays Chief or some kind of version there of. They couldn't get Alan Arkin. Remember the days you could? The Jerk Boys Movie?

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

City under seige day one!


Today starts the first day you can't talk on the phone in our car without an ear piece. Do they know I have to live my life? Sorry for getting personal. This is really rough. How do they expect us to settle a strike if we can't drive, talk and drink coffee with one hand?