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Posts Tagged ‘Beckhams’

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cruises.jpgA Little Welcome Wagon: Tom Cruise and Will Smith will team up to throw the Beckhams a welcome-to-LA bash on Sunday for 600 of their closest friends, including Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Jim Carrey, Anjelica Huston, Steven Spielberg, David Geffen, producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Brian Grazer, Warner Bros. President Alan Horn and Universal Pictures chief Ron Meyer. And other neighbors.

31272748.jpgEmmy Noms Are In: And Ugly Betty is sitting pretty with 11 nods. The Envelope has more.

31279205.jpgWhat’s Gotten Into Those Clowns? Has LAT replaced its copy editors with the creators of Bum Fights? Story after story about Michael Vick’s indictment on graphic allegations of animal cruelty, is preceded with astoundingly inappropriate pun-ny headlines. Including, from the site’s homepage: “A Dog-gone Mess.” Seriously?

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No Diamond Dildo for Posh/Ray Richmond Reports

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Ray Richmond points out that the LA Times is slurring the Beckhams, with the uncorrected pave diamond sex toy story.

On another occasion, while Victoria was expecting their third child, Beckham spent $1.8 million for a diamond-encrusted sex toy with matching 16-carat diamond necklace.

Richmond asked Posh about this:

“It isn’t true,” Victoria said, her voice calm and measured. “We do buy each other nice things,” she admitted, but some things get exaggerated. “I don’t have a diamond-encrusted vibrator.”

Mickey Kaus tries to blame Luke Ford for the story.

Like the LAT would ever quote Ford on anything as important as a personal pleasure device.

Beckhams Seeking Fresh Blood in America?

The Beckhams have landed. And they seem to be going straight for their natural habitat–Sunnydale. Judging by two new magazine covers, the pair are actually vampires.

Sports Illustrated has a cover with David Beckham in the new Galaxy uniform, looking like Spike’s twin.

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And on the cover of W, the happy couple look pretty hungry.

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BBC World News: LA’s a Piece of the Puzzle

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BBC World News wants to expand into more US markets, and thus, invited a mob of bloggers/journalists to hear why at lunch. Washington correspondent Matt Frei and bureau chief Andrew Steele were on hand to explain why BBC’s international news is so renowned, and it was a little like having the Mac and the PC guy team up. Steele’s all about the depth of coverage, Frei’s the cheeky questions fella. They’re both great talkers, with well-stamped passports and anecdotes to match. So convivial, we nearly forgot that we were working.

BBC World News would launch a 24-hour cable news channel, complete with a morning show, an US-based evening program, produced by Rome Hartman, (late of the Katie Couric debacle) in DC, and long-form docs on the weekends.

Wannabe watchers can go to DemandBBC.com and click away, which beats trying to get the cable company on the phone. The LA Times got a hope squishing quote from Maureen Huff, a Time Warner Cable rep, “We’re always interested in hearing from our customers, but these expensive programmer-run campaigns are generally not that effective.” Which is why FBLA eschews the cable route.

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Craigslist Ad: Executive Luxury Gift Buyer

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FBLA found a job on Craigslist that sounds so fun, and yet has the potential to be so awful. It pays $100K, and you earn every penny, we’re guessing.

Executive Luxury Gift Buyer

EMPLOYER/FAMILY DESCRIPTION:
Executive/CEO and wife
(this is where the un-fun part starts)

Special Projects
Review 26 magazines monthly for ideas, inspiration, and new information–maintain library of back issues. Produce a monthly “luxury lifestyle” binder for Mr. and Mrs. that keeps them informed of current events, what’s hot in wines, cigars, cosmetics, travel, electronics, cars, luggage, clothing, jewelry and accessories.
(Twenty-six magazines? We’re guessing that this isn’t one of those.)

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