Was the Strike Worth It? Columnist Scott Collins seems to think so, but, there are some caveats. Among them: `One provision says the studios don’t have to pay any residual on streamed content for up to 24 days after its initial airing, giving the studio “a loophole to exploit.”
What Was It That Disturbed Us Most About Amy Winehouse’s Performance? We thought it was maybe the twitchiness. Or the fact that we kept looking at her arms for track marks. But, then we read Ann Power’s piece and realized what it really was: “Off-key at times, her drawled syllables sometimes veering uncomfortably close to blackface…” Ah. Yes, that was it.
Yahoo Gives Microsoft The Finger: “Yahoo Inc. formally rejected Microsoft Corp.’s $44.6 billion takeover bid today, saying it ‘substantially undervalues’ the struggling Internet pioneer.” Didn’t we already read that story?