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Colbert Discovers FishbowlNY; FishbowlNY Bans Colbert

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Say what you will about Stephen Colbert, but he knows how to credit (manipulate) bloggers. Last night on the Colbert Report, Colbert acknowledged our report about his trainwreck taping of an interview last week with Sir Richard Branson. “This story hit the blog-o-dome like a tidal wave, look at this piece on mediabistro.com.”

Given this site’s long (obsessive) history of covering Comedy Central (see below), we’ve been trying to land an interview with Colbert for our “So What Do You Do?” series for over a year — ever since our impromptu meeting with him at the 2006 Time 100 party. (Typical Comedy Central responses: “Stephen’s busy this week” or “Stephen’s on vacation” or “Stephen’s already doing an exclusive with Cat Fancy.”)

Unlike, say, the Decemberists, we’ve never thought of publicly baiting Colbert to further our own interests.

That is, until today. Consider this your warning, Colbert. We won’t cover you and your Word-fearing “Nation” until you do our interview. Try selling your ballsy book without FishbowlNY’s seal of approval. We’re practically Oprah. Don’t believe us, Stephen? Just ask Jessica Cutler.

The aforementioned “trainwreck,” by the way, is slated to air next week.

— Dylan Stableford

FISHBOWLNY’S COLBERT COVERAGE:

  • Richard Branson’s Colbert Report Interview Trainwreck
  • Colbert Gets Marvel Comic Treatment
  • Will Jon Stewart And Stephen Colbert Be Deposed?
  • Colbert’s ‘Ballsy’ Book Details
  • For Colbert, Today’s Word is ‘Book Deal’
  • Colbert-O’Reilly: The Poll | Your Reactions
  • Daily Show, Colbert Report Executive Producer Prepping Anthology, Wants Clooney
  • Colbert: ‘I Falsely Construct The News’
  • A Year After Colbert: Little Bombs White House Dinner
  • Colbert Slams Today, Good Morning America Over Congressional Cocaine Coverage
  • Time 100: The Most Influential People in the Room
  • Stephen Colbert To ‘Shred-Off’ In Guitar Solo Duel With Decemberists
  • Does A Blogger Book ‘Panelgate’ Page Six Mention Boost Sex Book Sales?
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    Concert Ticket Giveaway Week Continues: Jamie Cullum At The Hollywood Bowl

    cullum_jamie_110.jpgBritish pop/jazz sensation Jamie Cullum goes all Decemberists on us, and makes his orchestral debut with the L.A. Philharmonic this weekend.

    Cullum, whom the Hollywood Reporter calls a “One-man British invasion,” is performing as part of the Bowl’s “Cool Britannia” show.

    Be one of the first to e-mail a JPEG of the Union Jack to fishbowlla@mediabistro.com, and we’ll give you a pair of tickets to see Jamie Cullum Friday night, July 20, at 8:30 p.m., courtesy of fanscape.com.

    And as a reminder, we still have one pair of tickets left for Thursday’s Shout Out Louds show at the El Rey.

    Good luck!

    Media Events 7.12.07

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    Thursday 07.12.07
    WHAT: Reception for photographers Chen Wei and Jin Shan, coinciding with the Downtown Art Walk
    WHO: South Chinese multimedia artists Chen Wei and Jin Shan, who are enjoying their first U.S. exhibition.
    WHEN: 6 p.m.
    WHERE: Morono Kiang Gallery
    WHY: Their photography will blow you away. And, really, China needs some good press right now.

    FRIDAY 07.13.07
    WHAT: “Open Casket Call” for FOX Reality series The Search For The Next Elvira
    WHO: The actual (and presumably ancient) Elvira, Robert Englund (Freddy Kruger), and you. In drag.
    WHEN: 3 p.m.
    WHERE: Queen Mary
    WHY: Actually, we’re asking the same question.

    FRIDAY 07.13.07
    WHAT: Rock concert
    WHO: The fantastic, and previously independent L.A. rock band, The 88, which just signed on to Def Jam Records
    WHEN: 8 p.m.
    WHERE: The Troubadour
    WHY: Because after the Decemberists, we’ve started to believe you can sign on to a big label and still not suck.

    SATURDAY 07.14.07
    WHAT: Hairspray jewelry collection launch at Kitson
    WHO: Zac Efron, Amanda Bynes, Elijah Kelley, Nikki blonsky, Ashley Tisdale, Monique Coleman, Lauren Storm, Kristy Frank and others (but not, we fear, Travolta)
    WHEN: 2 p.m.
    WHERE: Kitson
    WHY: They’ll have free Dippin’Dots ice cream and prizes. The actors will also sign limited edition packs containing wristbands, soundtracks and two jewelry pieces. (Tip: Lines are expected to start at 7 a.m.)

    Media Events 07.05.07

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    SATURDAY 07.07.07
    WHAT: Viva Earth: Charity Concert for Global Climate Change Awareness
    WHO: Ciara, Tyrese, Busta Rhymes, Three 6 Mafia and others.
    WHEN: 11:30 a.m.
    WHERE: The Coliseum
    WHY: The concert benefits the Alliance for Climate Protection, the organization producing the Live Earth concerts elsewhere around the globe the same day. But this is Viva Earth, so it’s going to be way hotter.

    SATURDAY 07.07.07
    WHAT: Decemberists with the LA Phil in concert together.
    WHO: The damn-awesome-even-since-they-signed-with-a-major-label Decemberists and the always wonderful L.A. Philharmonic
    WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
    WHERE: Hollywood Bowl
    WHY: Not just because we were one of a gazillion blogs to give away tickets to this awesome show, but because this, genuinely, will be wonderful.

    SUNDAY 07.08.07
    WHAT: Harry Potter costume contest
    WHO: Your kids
    WHEN: 5 p.m.
    WHERE: Virgin Megastore
    WHY: The movie premieres right next door at Mann’s at 7 p.m., and your kid is already planning to geek-out and draw a little lighting bolt on his forehead with your eyeliner anyway. He might as well win a prize for it.

    FBLA Winners Head To The Hollywood Bowl!

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    FBLA is happy to announce that five of our readers have won tickets to see the Decemberists this Saturday at the Hollywood Bowl!

    As part of a contest sponsored by fanscape.com, winners will get to hear one of our favorite bands perform at one of our favorite venues — plus a Bristol Farms picnic basket voucher. (Enjoy the Toblerone!)

    Our winners are Mary, from LA; Marc, from Tarzana; Robert, from Riverside and Pamela, from Port Hueneme. And the winner for farthest-to-travel-to-pick-up-your-prize award goes to Stacey, who hails from Orlando, Fla.

    Congratulations, kids.

    LAT in 90 Seconds

    ragemachine.jpgCoachella Is All the ‘Rage’: Coachella announced the headliners for the three-day festival that begins April. 27. Yes, there is Rage Against the Machine and the reformation of Crowded House to look forward to. But FBLA is far more excited about another venue to hear the Decemberists. We’ve never been happier to see an indie band cash in (we refuse to say “sell out”) as this one.

    johnc.jpgSundance Films Not Selling Like Hotcakes: With all the sad films presented this year, it took four days for the first to sell. Harvey Weinstein snapped up the Iraq war bereavement drama Grace Is Gone for $4 million — nowhere close to the $10.5 million Little Miss Sunshine snagged after its screening last year.

    bestiality.jpgSundance Director Says Bestiality Is ‘Part of Who We Are’: Um, no. No, it’s not.