What will $1 million buy you? Not much, apparently. All it’s going to score NBC is a post-jailhouse interview with Paris Hilton. Sure the ratings will probably justify the price tag, but the greater cost — to the network’s integrity — will likely never be recouped.
Best Headline Of The Day (Or, Headline That Could Have Come From The Onion) Award … goes to this straight-news hed: Woody Allen to Direct LA Opera.
Film Maker Gone Too Far? With Sicko Michael Moore says he wants to influence the outcome of the 2008 election — but will he mobilize the wrong side? It’s easy to, in a film, declare that private insurance should be abolished. It’s much, much harder to make those proclamations as a political candidate — even a lefty one. If the GOP manages to paint all liberals as Michael Moore drones, the filmmaker will have succeeded in influencing the election, indeed.