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Posts Tagged ‘Darren Franich’

Vin Diesel Pulls a Fast One on Jay Leno

There are certain guests, like Vin Diesel, that Tonight Show host Jay Leno is utterly familiar and comfortable with. When these people drop by the soon-to-be-shuttered Burbank set, it generally results in very entertaining TV.

At one point during the Wednesday interview promoting Fast & Furious 6, Diesel decided to bring out his two young children. Watch below as the 45-year-old movie star throws to a clip, sitting one seat over from Jay and cradling his semi-shy offspring.

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YouTube Space Los Angeles Opens Its Doors to Content Creators

When the owner is YouTube, the focus viral Web content and the reception area the size of a small airplane hangar, press coverage of a new Playa Vista 41,000-square-feet hybrid production facility is not a problem.

Reports about this week’s official opening of YouTube Space Los Angeles include John Jurgensen for the Wall Street Journal, Darren Franich in Entertainment Weekly and Shira Lazar of What’s Trending. She in fact did a live broadcast from the location during Wednesday night’s cocktail soiree (excerpt above). From Jurgensen’s report:

YouTube will assess proposals submitted online, along with each applicant’s track record of acquiring subscribers and working with other YouTube creators. If approved, they’ll have their run of the facility for a period of three months. On site, a 20-person staff will keep people on track with a minimum of hand-holding. About 25 channels will be represented in the first term, starting in January.

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Readers Mock EW Op Ed

The intention of Darren Franich‘s August 9 Op Ed on EW.com was noble. Using the side-by-side summer 2011 comparison of Fast Five and Transformers: Dark Side of Moon, he wondered whether Hollywood was killing its own movies with excessive amounts of advance hype and carefully calculated Internet leaks.

The only problem is that Franich writes for a website and magazine that rely heavily on this very same hype machine for covers, what’s hot, what’s not, and more. As a result, when he put the question to “Pop Watch” readers, the answers were overwhelmingly negative. Beginning with the very first of more than 100 comments at press time:

joe lucky: Well, it’s a good thing EW doesn’t contribute to the fanboy hype with exclusive first pics or anything.

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