Posts filed under ‘That’s fucked up’
I think some people have wondered why I would care so much about the whole Conan O’Brien situation. I wondered why I was so passionate about it, beyond being a great fan of Conan. Then it hit me: we’re both redheads and we share a common nemesis:
NBC Universal Television Entertainment chairman Jeff Gaspin had told a couple hundred members of the press the network was bailing on its Jay Leno-hosted 10 p.m. program. Gaspin said they were throwing in the towel on their experiment with programming to margins at 10 p.m. weeknights with Leno’s show because TV station executives in large enough numbers had started threatening to preempt the show after getting their ratings for the November sweep, showing them how much damage Leno’s show had done to the ratings on their late local newscasts.*
I can’t imagine such a huge entertainment corporation would go so far out of their way not only to make an example of someone but to publicly punish them for speaking about the conflict.
Prince bailed on his own at-home party to go and play a $100/head gig full of his own 25-year-old songs and covers:
Pop superstar Prince ditched his post-Oscars bash at his Hollywood Hills home for a show at Hollywood’s Avalon Ballroom.
Fans and famous friends paid $100-a-head to join the “Purple Rain” hitmaker at his Sunday midnight party, which doubled as the launch for his new Web site LotusFlow3r.com.
Prince dedicated his two-hour set to Oscar-winner Penelope Cruz and performed a string of hits and covers from upcoming releases, including The Cars “Let’s Go” and “Crimson and Clover,” a chart-topper for Tommy James and the Shondells.
Announcing, “I’m the DJ tonight,” Prince also played covers of the Beatles’ “Come Together” and the Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Woman” as well as chart classics “Jungle Love” and “Play That Funky Music.” He ended the show with an encore of “I Feel For You” at almost 3:30 a.m.
The comments on the source story are funny. Check ‘em out.
Someone just commented on my video: “Enjoy your cheap processed carbohydrates, Linoleum, plastic toys made by asian slave labor, and Patriot Act. It’ll end soon.”
I’m like, “What? The floor? I’m thinking of a laminate but I’d like to splurge on hardwood.”
It has over 818k hits now. Sometimes I just sit back and say “Whoa” in a Keanu Reeves sort of way.
I was supposed to hear from some producer for the Tyra Banks Show on Friday. By the time six o’clock rolled around, I wasn’t optimistic that I was going to get a call. I e-mailed the guy I spoke with on Thursday and said, “Look dude, I’m going to be out all weekend so if someone was planning to call then, here’s my cell number.”
And the weekend came and went.
So I thought, “Maybe some intern was supposed to book the tickets for the plane or train or whatever and dropped the ball.” So I wait all morning. Nothing. I go to get Nina and don’t miss any calls. By 2:30, I e-mailed the guy I spoke to and said, “Look dude, my husband’s changed his work schedule and needs to change it back if the show is off. I just need someone to tell me what’s going on either way.” By 3 o’clock I decide to get a shower. At 3:15 I find out the cordless phone is dead, possibly b/c it fell down the stairs at one point. No matter. We have three other phones in the house.
By 4:15, my shoes are here and I call the guy. I get his voicemail. I’m like, “Look dude, I e-mailed you to tell you that no one’s contacted me and now you’re not in touch either. I just need to know if I need to pack a bag or make other plans for tomorrow.”
Surely if I’m traveling tomorrow, I would have had a FedEx by 5 p.m. And I didn’t.
So I’m assuming the show is off and with our schedules, I told them that tomorrow and Wednesday were ideal but that we were otherwise not very flexible. So I don’t know what happened or why everyone’s suddenly dropped off the face of the earth. If the deal is off, it’s kind of passive-aggressive to ignore me. It certainly won’t break my heart but it certainly does piss me off to be told that I’ll be contacted and instead be ignored.
We’ll see what happens tomorrow, if anything. Hawk’s going in to work, since it’s his half-day. If we haven’t heard anything by noon, I assume it’s off.
I have however declared Wednesday “Fierce Day” and I intend to do something “fierce” no matter where I am. Any ideas?