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Posts Tagged ‘Emma Stone’

Dave Karger Adds Fandango to the Access Hollywood Mix

After joining Fandango in the fall of 2012, chief correspondent Dave Karger quickly began entertaining the ticket-buying masses with The Frontrunners, a look at actors and artists in the thick of film awards season. The distinguishing feature of the show, one of several Fandango series hosted by Karger, is a handicapping of the trophy hunt through the prism of a single, chosen scene from each guest’s contending film.


When Karger kicks off Season Three of The Frontrunners next month, he will have another stellar guest and a synergistic new broadcast partner. The conversation with Emma Stone (Birdman) will be prominently featured on Fandango, per usual, starting November 12 and highlighted on an edition of NBCUniversal sister franchise Access Hollywood. The plan is to have Karger drop by weekly on the show to frame and share excerpts from The Frontrunners.

Access Hollywood is a show that I have been very involved with for over a decade,” Karger tells FishbowlNY via telephone, following our attendance of an intimate Tuesday night soiree hosted by Fandango in the Penthouse Bar of LA’s Soho House. ”I’ve appeared as an analyst, a guest and as the Oscars lunch correspondent for the past four years.”

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Xbox Users Set to Play with a Unique Awards Show Component – ‘Samuel L. Jackson Mode’

The king of U.S. reality TV, Mark Burnett, has added a royale-with-cheese-like element to tonight’s live broadcast on Spike TV of the 10th anniversary edition of the Video Game Awards (6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET). Per an article in Variety by Marc Graser:

Through Xbox Live, viewers will choose which weapons from various video games that host Samuel L.Jackson will appear with onstage, or the video games they want to see him integrated into via what’s being dubbed “Sam Jackson Mode.”

Read more’s Mike Fleming Shoots Down Variety Time-Stamp Accusations

In recent weeks, FishbowlLA has written about two separate blog posts that alleged the time-stamps of Emma Stone and Sundance Film Festival news items on were false. In both cases, Variety‘s BlogDogger–based on some stated live Web monitoring–insinuated that must have jerry-rigged the date-time stamps of these particular articles, to make it appear that the items were posted earlier than when they actually were.

Baloney, counters the author of both items, Mike Fleming. Speaking to FishbowlLA today via telephone from New York, he explained that he has the ability to direct-post articles to and did so with the first article in question, about Stone’s project Little White Corvette.

“I had the story done the night before,” Fleming explains. “I wake up early every morning here in New York, before driving my daughter to school. My computer is always on, and even though I had been in touch with GK Films the previous day and was told I could post the item sooner, I figured I would just break it in the morning.” In other words, Fleming says the 6:00 am ET/3:00 am PT time-stamp on the Stone item reflects what he did at his computer the morning of Thursday, January 5.

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BlogDogger Barks at Nikki Finke’s Sundance Coverage*

A few weeks ago, we picked up a report from Variety‘s in-house BlogDogger, which claimed that the time-stamp for a item about an Emma Stone movie project had been falsified to match the 3:00am PT January 5 mark of a similar report on Variety. On behalf of Deadline, Nikki Finke responded a few days later, without—as Variety film writer Jeff Sneider and others subsequently tweeted—addressing the core issue of an apparent magical time-stamp. She explained that reporter Mike Fleming had been working on the same Stone news for several days beforehand, and this, apparently, justified whatever may or may not have followed.

Well, here we go again. According to BlogDogger, after Variety posted an item by Sneider and Josh Dickey on Monday night at 7:37 p.m. PT about the Sundance sale of The Surrogate, the article was followed in short order by similar items at and Then, once again, a Fleming item appeared with a time-stamp that BlogDogger alleges was illicitly tweaked to cozy up to that of THR‘s third-place report posted at 8:19 p.m PT/11:19 pm ET.

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Variety Web Hound Sniffs Out Some Funny Business*

Rather than engage a high-priced PR specialist to blast out e-mail notices to LA media types, Variety has gone more in the Walter Winchell direction to protect its scoops. And FishbowlLA loves them for it.

The trade has launched BlogDogger, a web watchdog (in the truest sense of the word) that is dedicated to “prowling the perimeter of entertainment journalism, hounding hypocrisy, snarling at snafus and sometimes just howling at the moon.” Here’s one of the latest bits of chewed up neighbor property this canine cop brought back home:

Blogdogger was surfing the web late last night when we noticed Rachel Abrams‘ scoop on—time-stamped for 3:00 a.m. PST—that Michael Dilberti‘s Little White Corvette, starring Emma Stone, was driving from MRC over to GK Films. We sniffed around to see if anyone else had the news and even several minutes later no one had…

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