Wow. Stockard Channing? A hypothetical, unanswerable question: Would this get more or less coverage if it was Tara Reid?
Archives: January 2005
The two dozen or so people who watched Henry Rollins’s movie talk show ‘Henry’s Movie Club’ on IFC this weekend witnessed a rare Hollywood occurence: a movie star admitting to not liking a movie. When Rollins asked guest Daryl Hannah what she thought of ‘The Woodsman’, after a few sentences of hem-haw, she replied “it didn’t work for me.”
I would predict that this public utterance would send Hannah’s career spiraling downward, but, uh…
Any male Ugg sightings? Send word to michael@fishbowlLA.com.
The John Birch Society takes on AMPAS. In all seriousness, if I were the People’s Choice Awards, I would rush to capitalize on the Academy’s overlooking of the highest-grossing movie of all time by launching a PR blitz: the ‘Passion’ snub demonstrates that Oscar is out of touch with the pulse of America, blah blah blah. Then I would hire some smart jews to renegotiate my broadcast deal.
this Friday at the ‘Say the Word’ show at the Skirball which features “great original non-fiction from top comedy writers.”
First photo in my mailbox of a woman at the Ivy eating a full-sized entree (salads don’t count) wins a Mediabistro T-shirt.
What effect do the people in LA who go to Sundance have on the LA they leave behind? This weekend, Fishbowl noticed certain interesting temporary shifts in LA population density patterns:
Barney’s, Beverly Hills: Virtually empty
Nate & Al’s, Beverly Hills: Very crowded
The Coffee Table, Silver Lake: Somewhat busy, but fewer dudes-with-laptops
The Laundry Room in My Building: Mobbed
Surprisingly mixed results. Anyone been to Doughboy’s today?
Los Angeles scriptreader/blogger Tiffany Stone would apparently like all of cyberspace to know that she is getting laid.
Which reminds us, anyone who emails Fishbowl with the details of the Cathy Seipp / Tiffany Stone feud for publication on this blog gets a free T-shirt.
Today’s Column One in the LA Times looks at Mr. T’s Bowl, the Highland Park bar where hipsters rub shoulders with working-class old timers. A perfectly fine human interest story. Fishbowl has karaoked at Mr. T’s Bowl once or twice himself.
But when was the last time the LA Times published a *real* news item from Highland Park of any substance? Seriously, when? I would check the archives online but I don’t have DSL. The Times tends to treat anything east or south of downtown or north of Burbank as slice-of-life fodder rather than newsworthy territory. Which is a shame.
And is Introducing That Incredibly Annoying Coldplay Song to the World Really Anything to Brag About?
Apparently, KCRW wants to take over the universe. ‘Morning Becomes Eclectic’ may be the perfect soundtrack for the mundanities of Los Angeles yuppie/boho life: driving to yoga, picking up some soy hummus at Trader Joe’s, and so forth. But is it really worth exporting to the rest of the country?
Fishbowl LA recommends to Angelenos of all creeds the evangelical radio station at 99.5 FM which features a wide range of Christian weight-loss programming.