Sweet smell of desperation

Posted by · 12:12 pm · February 22nd, 2010

It’s almost as if the ratings-hungry Oscarcast producers watched last night’s BAFTA sweep for “The Hurt Locker,” finally accepted they’re going to receive no assistance from the awards, and duly sprung into action. Right on cue comes today’s announcement that Miley Cyrus, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Zac Efron will all be presenting on March […]

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Shocker: Best Original Song nominees will not perform

Posted by · 10:19 am · February 16th, 2010

This is a bit outrageous.  Mike Fleming is reporting at Deadline Hollywood Daily that the original song nominees will not be asked to perform the tracks on the telecast: Explanations include that the songs never delivered ratings, and that is what this Oscarcast is all about. That not having the big production numbers will move […]

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Bring the pretty

Posted by · 7:54 am · January 15th, 2010

I never thought I’d have to mention Taylor Lautner in two separate posts in one day, but life is full of surprises that way. Still, this tidbit can’t pass without comment. In a NYT piece (spotted via Vulture) on ratings tactics for Sunday’s Golden Globes telecast, Brooks Barnes mines this foot-in-mouth groaner from aptly-named HFPA […]

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‘New Moon’ press conference at the Con

Posted by · 1:42 pm · July 23rd, 2009

I skipped out on this morning’s “New Moon” press conference, despite the inevitable traffic spike attending would have given us.  Those bird’s-eye view photos of the masses, however, have been passed around over and over and over again just a few hours later.  Kinda crazy. Anyway, Jeff Wells, attending his first Comic-Con (which is its […]

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The only ‘New Moon’-related post you’ll see here…ever

Posted by · 10:31 am · May 28th, 2009

Traffic will take a quantum leap because of this very post alone.  I’ll let you decide what that means for society. The press release concerning the debut of the “New Moon” trailer, in part: MySpace Movies is excited to announce the trailer debut for The Twilight Saga: New Moon on Sunday, May 31 at 7:45 […]

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