It seems like the Heroes writers were so busy packing their premiere with plot that they neglected to consider that they were also making it unwatchable. A character had barely enough time last night to finish his/her lines before we were whisked off to the next character’s scene. Ok that’s an overstatement. But you get my point.
I was ready to preface this quick take on Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton’s new sitcom Back To You with something long and winded about my love for Grammer’s old show Frasier. But after the series premiere last night of Back To You, I’ve lost my will to do it.
The premise — big-shot anchorman Chuck Darling (Grammer) is forced to return to his old Pittsburgh Station, WURG, when fired from his gig in LA — is fine enough.
Last week, nine extras were injured on the set of the new Bryan Singer-directed movie, Valkyrie, starring Tom Cruise as the Nazi officer who attempted to assassinate Hitler. The extras received only slight injuries--minor bruises and scrapes--when a side panel broke off the truck, slinging them out. They have hired a lawyer and are threatening to sue United Artists for exhibiting "inhuman indifference" to their health unless "rapidly compensated."
Lovitz and Dick have been at loggerheads since a
1997 Christmas party at [late comedian Phil] Hartman's house, five months before his
troubled wife Brynn flipped out, fatally shooting Hartman, then killing
Jon Stewart’s Daily Show contract expires in 2008, and TV-land gossiphounds are now reporting that he has been schmoozed in “exploratory” talks by the bigwigs at NBC, who are looking to cash in on the man whose raised eyebrow can elicit more belly-laughs than an entire week’s worth of The Peacock’s primetime comedy.
Congrats Mary Cheney on your new baby boy! One piece of advice for you: Remember to keep him away from Grandpa Dick. It’s not that we’re concerned he won’t love the little guy as much as his other six grandkids, we’re just worried that he’ll eat him.
Allegedly, anyway. According to porn star and blogger Barbie Cummings in an interview with ABC News, Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper James Randy Moss caught her with booze and prescription pills during what was supposed to be a routine traffic stop (92 in a 70). Cummings, a Knoxville resident who travels to LA here and there to film movie scenes, says she started to panic upon learning from Moss that the charge would prevent her from traveling over state lines.?xml:namespace>
LISTEN: Michael Moore at Cannes (mp3)
My day 2 of the Cannes Film Festival was all about notorious Michael Moore and the somewhat lighter project documentary on health care in the United States, Sicko. It was at the Cannes Film Festival back in 2004 that publicized Moore’s much-heralded signature documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11, designed to influence the public’s opinion of presiding President Bush for the 2004 Presidential Election.
Jetlag can feel like a hangover sometimes, but once I finally landed in Cannes of Southern France, 6 hours ahead, I must’ve consumed a whole bottle of Absinthe intravenously. Peering out of my tiny window in my tiny plane barely gliding over a deep and massive Mediterranean Sea, Cannes, France appeared in the distance like Honolulu with the excessive commercial development.?xml:namespace>