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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Comic fined at if.comedy awards

Comic fined at if.comedy awards
Breach of the peace rap for Lederer

American stand-up Andrew J Lederer was given an on-the-spot fine
following a fracas outside Edinburgh's if.comedy award celebrations
last night.
The comic was fined £40 for breach of the peace after verbally
assaulting a female member of security staff.

Witnesses said Lederer unleashed a vicious torrent of four-letter
words after being denied entrance to the comedy industry party in The
Jam House just before 4am.

Police were called and questioned Lederer for about half an hour,
before issuing the fine.

The woman said: 'There is only so much abuse I am prepared to take and
he crossed the line. He'd better hope our paths never cross again.'

New Yorker Lederer has been hosting a daily Free Festival storytelling
club during the Fringe.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Overheard at Hollywood party

Ok, it was said to me. But I like to distance myself.

We were discussing the news that an actress and star of a hit sitcom had breast cancer.
TV Type: "Oh, what is the network going to do? They finally have a hit and now...not that that's the only issue here but..."

Here at the MYblog would like to give our best wishes and prayers to the network and their family and hope for a speedy recovery. Or at least by sweeps.

Nikki Finke, too soon?

I like Finke's column and I most of her predictions are dead-on and it's good when she takes credit for it - but today's headline on "Deadline Hollywood Daily" was a little strange...

TOLDJA! Soviet dissident writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn died.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Mr. Moviefone Lives in a Glass House


This morning while looking for a place showing the wacky rom com "Frozen River," for my ten year old nephew's birthday party. I noticed a feature on moviefone.com. In honor of "Lost Boys 2" on DVD they did a "Where Are They Now" type article.
So far we know about the two Coreys the one Keefer and Jamie Gertz.
But what about the other people whose names we can't think of?
Well Mr. Moviefone has go the answer.
The article is a snarky review of people and their lives over 20 years later. Calling people has beens and failures. Showing fat pictures of them. Shitting on them for not keeping up the pace of one hit movie that really wasn't all that. Showing the fattest picture of someone.

Now: (Jamison) Newlander went AWOL after 1988's 'Blob,' but reemerged in '03 to write, direct, produce and star in the straight-to-DVD 'Rooster.' Perhaps he was honing his skills as a quadruple threat during that 15-year hiatus. If so, his efforts didn't pay off; according to his unofficial fan site (what, he's not famous enough to have an official one?), his cameo in 'Lost Boys 2' was cut. Is there any justice in this world?
Wait a second, Mr. Moviefone article writer guy; you work for the biggest has been of all. AOL. Hasn't Time/Warner been tring to dump that company off at Goodwill for the last ten years?
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Internet providers. Where Are They Now?

Then: JUNO was the free internet provider.
Now: They charge about ten bucks and still has one customer.

Then: AOL ruled the roost with IMs, chat rooms and hometown homepages.
Now: failing to keep up with the times they helped create, they are staying afloat with costumers who either forget they have the service or are too stubborn to change to anything else.

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Also on the same page is an interview with Corey Feldman. Does Corey know he was called an asshole just one click away?

What if moviefone.com did a where are they now abou tthe "Bad News Bears?"

After not "breaking away" with a career, Jackie Earle Haley was forced to become a limo driver. He started to drive people to big Hollywood events instead of going to them. Oh, he recently had a Oscar nominated turn in "Little Children" and will be starring as Rorschack in "Watchmen.' What a loser!
That guy had 13 years between gigs.

Fame and success comes and goes. You can't predicted it. Or fault someone for not holding onto it...what am I saying?
I know, who am I to talk? I'm a person with a free blogger account and a library card who can express his/her opinion anytime I want (between the hours of 9 AM to 9 PM for 15 minute at a time.)

Hey professional writer guy, leave the snarkiness and misspellings to the bloggers.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Deleted Scene from Star Wars

Which Star Wars? The real one. The first one. No, the real first one. From 1977.