Archives: June 2008
Deadline Hollywood Daily adores to point out other people’s errors — both real and perceived — so it surprised us at FBLA that nobody has called DHD out on the egregious error in its post about Patrick Goldstein‘s new blog, The Big Picture, at the LAT.
“I’m told that, despite heavy promotion by the paper and other media, Goldstein’s blog on Monday only received 1,102 page views, placing #35 out of 50 blogs at the LA Times.”
That’s so funny. We got an e-mail (with curiously identical wording) from an LAT staffer “telling” us the same thing. The thing is, we didn’t run with it because the information simply isn’t true.
The blog wasn’t “heavily promoted” on Monday (though we had it, thank you very much). It was moderately promoted on Tuesday — when the numbers jumped from 1,103 page views to 12,364 views. Wednesday saw the blog’s page views grow to 13,732.
True, this is nothing compared to DHD’s average daily page views of 48,449, but DHD is a few years and many, many Drudge links into its career. And newspaper blogs build audiences slowly (an inside source tells us that the paper’s most popular blogs — Top of the Ticket, Showtracker, Lakers — all sat at the bottom of the ranks for months before they slowly but surely found an audience).
In other words, Big Picture got — on its first day — 25 percent of the page views DHD now gets after two or so years in. With page views growing steadily every day.
Not too shabby.
LA Daily News Columnist Steve Young, has written his last piece that will be printed by the newspaper. They are trimming back their Sunday section.
With gems like this:
Bad day at breakfast: Did you ever realize how difficult it is to tell the difference between granola and cat litter? Seems like my cat has the same problem.
…as a staple of his work. How is the Daily News going to be as funny in the future?
We suggest a blank page. Maybe they can print the scripts from the Police Academy movies and call it even.
From their press release:
From secret dirty confessions to unique sexual insights (and even the odd embarrassment or two), these writers get naked on the page and will make you lust after them and their words. Complimentary cookies and cupcakes are courtesy of Schmerty’s. The event is free, but a suggested $10 door fee will be donated to the Rape and Incest National Network. In The Flesh: L.A. debuted in May 2008.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Freddy and Eddy’s, www.freddyandeddy.com
12613 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
(877) 915 0380
We were at the West Coast debut. Good times.
We just wanted to start this lovely June Gloom day off by clearing up any rumors that may be circling around the media wonk community this morning:
Yes, it looks like it could be her. But it’s obvious that Verne Troyer clearly has a thing – a fetish for chicks that look like Mayrav. But it wasn’t her. Just so that’s cleared up.
This is the most depressing thing I have heard in some time.
The San Jose Mercury News announced on Wednesday afternoon that they will be laying off nine employees. Newsroom leaders said they are looking for volunteers by 5 p.m. Thursday, and employees will be laid off on Friday.
We caught up with Smith and asked her a couple of questions:
FBLA: Why is this one more depressing to you?
ES: That one? The way it was announced. “We’re laying off nine — you have until tomorrow to volunteer.” In the past, papers have given people a little time at least — Palm Beach post announced 300 by today, but they’re giving people a little time to figure out what’s going on.
FBLA: You’d think you’d be immune by now.
ES: You’d think. Guess not.
Lawsuit Resolved: “NBC Universal has ‘amicably resolved‘ a $105-million lawsuit filed by a woman whose brother committed suicide during a taping of its controversial Dateline NBC series To Catch a Predator, both parties said today.”
Fandango Capitalizes on Disney’s Good Name: From Dawn Chmielewski: “Fandango Inc., the nation’s leading movie-ticketing site, on Monday acquired a similar but smaller website from Walt Disney Co. that sports an attractive address: Movies.com. Fandango hopes the acquisition of Movies.com, with its generic name, will give it broader reach for people seeking movie information online.”
Last week we were kvetching about how reality television has gotten stale, predictable and LAME. We urged the gods/producers to resist the temptation to make Biggest Loser: House Pet Edition.
And here is what we found today on Craigslist:
MY DOG IS FAT AND SO ARE YOU-TV PILOT (LA)
Reply to: see below
Date: 2008-06-25, 10:57AM PDT
THIS IS A PILOT FOR A KNOWN CHANNEL AND PRODUCTION COMPANY
HOST-Male or Female 28-38
they should have a dog or enjoy being around dogs and have a good understanding about care and health of a dog as well as an intrests (sic) in diet/nutrition and exercise. They should be compassionate about the situation yet direct enough to help the dogs and owners reach their goal.
*I must see a hosting reel before an audition time is given. By drop off or a link to their reel. OUR email is email@example.com – Edit role -
Rate: $3000 for pilot
The rest of the roles are experts and all have the rate of $1200.00 for the pilot
REAL VETERINARIAN (must be a practicing VET)
REAL- HUMAN PSYCHOLOGIST
REAL- DOG TRAINER
AUTHOR OF DOG HEALTH BOOK (published)
Is there someone that works in the world of dogs that could have something to offer this show, getting the dogs and owners back in good health. Please submit them with the service that they offer for dogs and people or just one of them. Or if you have a great plan that you have been trying to get out there about overweight dogs. please send us a email to explain your plan be sure you include a picture. or get a 2-5 reel of you to the office or a link to your reel and information. YOU MUST HAVE A REEL OR A LINK OR YOU WILL NOT BE SEEN.
REPLY TO firstname.lastname@example.org
Great. The Fourth Horseman’s ride has cellulite.