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Posts Tagged ‘Carolyn Strauss’

Black Donnellys Fans are Crackers–Consistent, but Crackers

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The Black Donnellys, axed by NBC, has a strange fan base. Hoping for a pick-up by HBO, they sent crackers to Carolyn Strauss, cuz the Donnelly family owns the Firecracker Lounge, and obviously, sending things that explode is a poor idea. Not that sending 400 lbs of snack food is such a winner, either.

Diego Vasquez, in Media Life “interviewed” the un-named organizer of the Save our Stinky Show campaign, who sounds robotic, although curiously well up on network-brass-ease. In fact, the same responses show up a week earlier on another spontaneous fan site.

Paul Haggis is the show’s creator.

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Friends Blog To HBO Chief’s Defense, Slam Press

albrecht_mug_shot.jpgAri Emanuel on the press “who dug up a 16 year old incident, dusted off the cobwebs covering it, and suddenly created ‘a pattern’ of behavior that required the delivery of Chris’ head on a platter” and how Albrecht’s track record should speak for itself:

Chris Albrecht, like the rest of us, is not a perfect person. But he is a brilliant executive who helped turn HBO from a place to watch movies, stand-up comedy, and boxing into the home for some of the most creative and challenging original programming in the history of television. He has an amazing eye for talent, the ability to nurture that talent, and the patience to let outside-the-box shows find their audience. Without him, we wouldn’t have had The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Six Feet Under, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage, or Everyone Loves Raymond (which HBO produced).

We probably would’ve left that last one off. As far as HBO being an “old boys” club, Emanuel testifies it is not: “Just ask Carolyn Strauss, Sheila Nevins, or any of the other high-powered female executives who work there.”

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