“By that, what I mean is – That I am a ferocious businesswoman who looks very, very closely and primarily at the bottom line. But I’m not ruthless. I don’t try to hurt people by telling “not truths.” I think Ted Turner is that way.”
“And that’s why I say Rupert Murdoch, in the sense that she is ruthless in defending her company and in watching the bottom line. But she doesn’t want to tell lies. And that’s Ted Turner.”
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Big, BIG news this morning out of KTLA. Nine-year station vet Michaela Pereira will not be hanging around to see how the whole Tribune Co. sale shakes out. Instead, she’s decided to join Jake Tapper, Jeff Zucker and the rest of the folks trying to revive the House that Ted Turner built.
From this morning’s announcement:
“Michaela has been a huge contributor to the station’s success in the morning,” KTLA5 president and general manager Don Corsini said in making the announcement. “She is an outstanding journalist with a unique ability to connect with the audience.”
News director Jason Ball added, “We’re of course saddened that Michaela is moving on, but happily for us she is part of an amazing morning news team that Southern California has embraced for many years.”
When NBC LA anchorman and reporter Robert Kovacik recently reminded on his Facebook page that he would be interviewing actress Jane Fonda as part of the Los Angeles Press Club’s 5th Annual National Entertainment Journalism Awards, held last night at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, the first comment he received came from a female resident of Malibu:
No offense to you Robert, but I feel very strongly that Jane Fonda is a lying b*tch who betrayed our nation. Ask her if she did indeed hand over to the VC the notes that the American POWs gave to her. They died a brutal death because of her traitorous actions. Shame on her.
Strong words, perhaps too strong. But Fonda is well aware of this specter. Last night during her Q&A with Kovacik, here’s how the worthy LAPC Visionary Award recipient answered when he asked about her biggest life regret:
“Sitting on that gun in North Vietnam. I’ll go to my grave with that one.”
The chairman of Sony’s board was feted at yesterday’s 10th anniversary edition in New York City alongside Norman Lear, Ted Turner, Robert MacNeil, Jim Lehrer, Eric Farber, George Beasley and – posthumously – Don Cornelius and Andy Rooney. Our FishbowlNY colleague Jerry Barmash was able to grab a few minutes with Stringer, who recalled a great fringe benefit of helping orchestrate the successful CBS pursuit of David Letterman:
Even though the numbers for Jesse Draper‘s web interview program The Valley Girl Show are modest, both her audience and guest list encompass a solid chunk of Silicon Valley movers and shakers. When the UCLA acting grad’s fourth season launches in November, she will be expanding her reach to fast food restaurants and additional mobile devices via partner Mediafly.
Per a nice write-up this weekend in the San Francisco Chronicle, Draper (pictured) seeded her web show with earnings from 2007-2009 acting work on Nickleodeon’s The Naked Brothers Band. The 25-year-old daughter of venture capitalist Tim Draper (and niece of actress Polly Draper) has managed, out of a donated studio in San Mateo, to cultivate a lot of fun, goofy moments:
She ate escargot with Tesla’s Elon Musk (in honor of the just-released S Car), smashed up a TV with Justin.tv founder Justin Kan, wrapped presents with M.C. Hammer, had clean-tech VC Vinod Khosla slather her with green paint and gave Craig Newmark a lava lamp she’d bought on Craigslist. Ted Turner, Mike Tyson, Eric Schmidt and Scott McNealy have also appeared.
From where FishbowlLA sits, the Hollywood Reporter‘s Stephen Galloway patrols one of this town’s most enviable entertainment beats.
Tasked primarily with putting together long-lead, high word count profiles of show business luminaries for the trade’s weekly print edition, this executive editor, features seems about as far removed from the SEO trenches as possible. Although recent Galloway focus Avi Lerner didn’t too well with a Conan the Barbarian remake, chances are this week’s interview subject David Cronenberg will fare much better in the coming months with the Freud-Jung pic A Dangerous Method. In Toronto, the filmmaker told Galloway that on every one of his projects, there has always been at least one actor who gummed up the financing works. On Method, that madness came primarily from the camp of Christoph Waltz:
“Christoph [had] pursued the project,” Cronenberg explains. “He came to me to convince me to take him as Freud; his grandfather had been a pupil of Freud. [After] Inglourious Basterds, all the German money was built around him, and when he bailed, a lot of that money went as well.”