Archives: December 2009
The editors at the New York Times have asked 10 writers to review the decade. Anthony Bourdain host of the show “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” reviewed 2007 in a piece titled “Foodie Nation.”
The brilliant, pioneering work of LA Weekly’s Jonathan Gold was honored with a Pulitzer Prize, the first time for a food writer – and this, surely, was a Very Important Moment.
When confronted with the news, Gold wrote on his Twitter feed:
Previously on FBLA:
In the end, working with a team of heroic researchers who came together online, we cracked the case and I was able to bring lonelygirl to justice. Through a painstaking sting operation, we were able to establish a connection between lonelygirl and the world’s premiere talent agency, proving that Bree was in fact a fictional creation. After a long, grueling hunt, I found myself early one morning sitting across a conference table from Jessica Lee Rose, the brilliant young actress who portrayed Bree in the series.
At that pre-dawn meeting, followed by a round of interviews with dozens of reporters from around the world, it became very clear that what lay ahead of us all was one of the most confused, misguided-one might even say retarded-chapters of human history. The internet age had brought forth episodes of buffoonery the likes of which our forefathers could only have dreamed.
Whole post is here.
Isn’t this year over yet?
The New York Times reports that the ad revenue for Harvey Levin‘s celebrity gossip site shrunk to about $15 million this year, down from $25 million in 2008. But the TMZ sports site you’ve been hearing so much about is still a go:
Mr. Levin is now hiring for TMZ Sports, a site that was the subject of widespread speculation last week. TMZ’s specialty is unvarnished celebrity coverage. And because Mr. Levin sees a lot of what he calls agenda reporting in sports, he also sees an opening for coverage by an outsider, free of potential conflicts of interest, like league licensing deals.
“I don’t really see a difference between a sports star and a celebrity,” said Mr. Levin, who added that the NBA star Ron Artest dropped by the TMZ newsroom in September for an on-camera visit. Warner Brothers says the site will begin early next year.
We were going to Photoshop some reindeer antlers or something to make this picture more, ahem, festive. But alas, we still have some shopping to put off.
Merry Christmas to all you lovely readers and happy lurkers!
Photo by Erin Broadley.
The sportscaster George Michael is dead.
George Michael, a mainstay on the Washington, D.C., sports television scene for decades who reached a national audience with ”The George Michael Sports Machine” highlights show, has died. He was 70 years old.
So if you were watching Last Christmas on YouTube and snotting over your bowl of peppermint bark, wrong dude.
Our condolences to the sportscaster George Michael’s family.