As big fans of Roy Firestone, FishbowlLA has already set its DVR for KCET tonight. At 8:30 p.m, the veteran TV personality and great mimic will add the channel to his repertoire with the first of several half-hour specials bannered as L.A. Tonight with Roy Firestone.
His opening focus, discussed with TMZ’s Havey Levin, Steve Edwards of Good Day LA, and defense attorney Mark Geragos could not be more topical. It’s all about today’s online tabloids. From the show notes:
The group discusses the evolution, ethics, and drivers behind today’s sensational celebrity-driven news climate and explores if Hollywood has taken over substantive issues in today’s headlines. During the episode, Edwards notes, “There are no gatekeepers anymore. There are no gates anymore.” Levin remarks at one point: “I’m just tired of Paris Hilton. I’m tired of the same old, same old stories. I’m interested in strategic things about Hollywood.”
Hmmm, Levin might be guilty with that quote of calling the red carpet black. Especially when you consider how jokey and scatalogical the TV show version of his empire has become.
[Ahead of tonight's debut and July 6-8 repeats, featured guest Edwards promo-ed the program at his Good Day LA end with Firestone. Video here.]