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Archives: October 2010

Sacré Bleu! Jerry Lewis Making New Movie

This week in Las Vegas, there is another prominent intersection to be considered besides those massive ones on The Strip: that of grizzled showbiz old-timers Robin Leach and Jerry Lewis.

In his latest Las Vegas Weekly “Luxe Life” item, the fantabulous former host of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous exclusively reveals that Lewis will begin, December 1st, filming his first leading role in 25 years. The shoot will run for 40 days in both Vegas and LA.

Entitled Max Rose, the comedy-drama casts Lewis as a widower combing back through his marriage and family life. Writes Leach:

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TV Stations Ready for Election Night Coverage


We continue our look at the election night coverage, with check on how the area TV station’s news departments are gearing up for their big night.

  • WCBS/Channel 2

Updates throughout the day during regular newscasts.

CBS 2 News at 11 p.m. will be extended to an hour broadcast.

Updated cut-ins through out primetime.

CBS News led by Katie Couric will do an election one hour special broadcast at 10 p.m.

  • WNBC/Channel 4

Coverage will focus on mainly the races for the New York Governor and Connecticut senate.

The will provide cut-ins on the main channel during primetime. NY Nonstop will be live from 8 p.m. to  11 p.m.

A look at the other stations after the jump Read more

Most Negative Campaign Season Ever?

In fairness, Thomas Jefferson didn’t sound like that. He had a severe lisp. Which is why he didn’t like speaking. He preferred to write and knock up his slaves.

Hat tip Dave Weigel

FishbowlNY Newsstand: Your Morning At A Glance

Make-a-Wish LA Reveals the Face of 2010 Season of Wishes

FBLA is a media partner Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles. We will be bringing you stories all season long about the children the organization assists.

“The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles officially unveiled the 2010 Season of Wishes holiday campaign Wednesday at The Americana at Brand in Glendale. The campaign, full of heartwarming stories of local wish children will feature ten “weekly wish nights,”.

Foundation also introduced this year’s face of the campaign, 5-year old Miranda Wechsler, whose wish to have a playhouse with a swing and a slide in her backyard was granted during last year’s Season of Wishes campaign. For this year’s campaign, Miranda’s smiling face is featured on all of the 2010 campaign print and online materials, including billboards, brochures, print advertisements and fliers. Stay tuned for more information on this year’s wish children as the campaign unfolds.”

Whitman: ‘On November 3rd, No One’s Going to Care About Nicky Diaz’


Billionaire candidate for governor of California, Meg Whitman had a maid for nine years the candidate described as “family.” In the final stretch of the campaign where Whitman wanted to see employers fined for hiring illegal immigrants, her former housekeeper Nicky Diaz, hired media circus icon and lawyer Gloria Allred. First Whitman claimed she didn’t know Diaz was illegal and accused her of stealing her mail – a federal offense. Then a letter bringing her immigration status to the attention of her employer surfaced with Whitman’s husband’s handwriting on it. So Whitman lied and vilified her former housekeeper. She now treats Diaz like a leper in the press. Someone who she once cared about but due to her own rottenness is no longer fit to be around decent people. It’s pretty stunning to see a plutocrat in action. In the above interview with Greta Van Susteren, Whitman says, “And, you know what? On November 3rd, no one’s going to care about Nicky Diaz. But the law is the law and we live in the rule of law. It’s important.”

No one is going to care about Nicky Diaz? And by “no one” she doesn’t mean immigrants illegal or otherwise, people who’ve ever worked for a living or people who want to see the system fixed. She means no one important.

Lee Abrams Thinks He’s Some Kind Of Wild Rebel

In a video interview with John Loscalzo for My Damn Channel, Lee Abrams demonstrates that he’s still living in a fantasy world where, during his tenure at the Tribune, he was a brilliant innovator fighting against a stodgy, “50′s-rooted” culture.

The 60′s were obviously a very important time for Abrams.

Of course, there’s nothing innovative about bad ideas, incompetence, and sexual harassment. But watching Abrams insist otherwise is kind of entertaining.

See the full interview here.

ArcLight Hits the Beach

In a town that worships movies, Nora Dashwood (pictured) has it pretty good. As Chief Brand Officer of ArcLight Cinemas, she gets to peddle the best moviegoing experience this side of Robert Evans‘ Bel Air circuit screening room.

The fourth quadrant of Dashwood’s empire, ArcLight Beach Cities, officially opens next Friday, November 5th at El Segundo’s Continental Park, a sprawling retail-entertainment complex featuring five hotels, four shopping centers and various restaurants. The company has essentially gone in and gutted one of its own properties, but the name “The ArcLight Formerly Known as the Pacific Beach Cities All-Stadium 16” didn’t quite have the same ring to it.

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ASME Announces Changes To 2011 National Magazine Awards

The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) announced today that it will be instituting a few changes in the 2011 National Magazine Awards, or “Ellies.”

ASME has decided to hold the next National Magazine Awards ceremony as a dinner at 583 Park Avenue in New York City on May 9, 2011. Meanwhile the National Magazine Awards for Digital Media will continue to be presented at a luncheon ceremony in conjunction with the MPA Digital conference on March 16, 2011 at the Hilton New York.

ASME chief executive Sid Holt explains the change:

We feel turning the print awards into a dinner will enhance the sense of celebration and community for the entire magazine industry. Not only will a sit-down dinner be more fun, but it will give editors and publishers a chance to invite their magazine’s friends and clients.

ASME has also tweaked several of its awards categories, including those for General Excellence. Beginning with the 2011 National Magazine Awards, the General Excellence categories will be based on content, audience, frequency and circulation, a departure from preceding years’ awards presented in six categories based on circulation size. Thus, the new General Excellence, Print, categories are as follows:

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