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Dave Karger Rolls Out Second Fandango Series at SXSW

Following his chronicling of 2012 film awards season via The Frontrunners, Fandango chief correspondent Dave Karger is down in Austin with the site’s senior director of PR Harry Medved and editor-in-chief Chuck Walton to officially launch his new Web series, Weekend Ticket. The program will debut on the site March 14 and feature SXSW interviews with Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Olivia Wilde, Paul Walker, Josh Duhamel and Paul Rudd (or, as Andy Samberg so hilariously referred to Rudd during the Spirit Awards, Paul “Reeud”).

Karger hinted when we spoke with him not long ago that he would be making use of the formidable Nate Silver-like predictive data gathered from the site’s ticket buyers. Sure enough, Weekend Ticket will be sourcing a new weekly indicator also unveiled at SXSW:

“Fanticipation” ranks fan excitement around upcoming and current movies based on Fandango’s proprietary data collected from its online and mobile traffic, the social media engagement of its fans and its advance ticket sales…

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Where Does Jodie Foster Speech Rank in the Golden Globes Pantheon?

The most miraculous aspect of last night’s Golden Globes Lifetime acceptance speech by Jodie Foster is that it put forth the same level of ballroom and telecast entertainment as Ving Rhames‘ hand-off of his Don King: Only in America 1998 acting statuette to Jack Lemmon. With Mel Gibson providing the throw-to audience celebrity extra flavor rather than Jack Nicholson and Jim Carrey.

Seriously. We watched the above clip before last night’s 70th Golden Globes and told ourselves how lucky we and everyone else would be if something came close. Well, thanks to Foster’s remarkable six-and-a-half-minute speech, that’s exactly what happened.

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(VIDEO) Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Laverne and Shirley, and Aretha Franklin Among the 2012 TV Land Award Winners

The red carpet was rolled out Saturday night for the TV Land Awards 10th anniversary celebration. Dozen of stars from TV, movies, and music made the trip to the Lexington Avenue Armory for the festivities.

Named this year’s Pop Culture Award winner, Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Paul Reubens was recognized for his alter ego Pee Wee Herman. The Saturday morning children show, Pee Wee’s Playhouse was a multiple Emmy winner during its five years on CBS. Reubens created the character and program at the Los Angeles improv troupe, the Groundlings. The TV show featured the late Phil Hartman, Lawrence Fishburne, and S. Epatha Merkerson, a future Emmy winner for her work on Law and Order.

Reubens tells FishbowlNY in the video clip that it was an easy transition making Pee Wee’s Playhouse children-themed.

More video clips after the jump

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Comedian Tom Green Dusts Off Planking Origins Video

Get ready to read a lot about this video in the next day or so. After comedian Tom Green posted the previously U.S.-unseen 1994 bit below on YouTube, he also spoke with CNN LA reporter Alan Duke.

Green says he had to contact Canadian broadcaster Rogers Cable to track down the clip, which ran under the sketch title “Dead Guy” but was never shown on MTV. He says the Ottawa street shtick started even earlier when he was still a rapper and was showcased in a 1990 MuchMusic report.

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Roger Ebert Sums Up the State of Newspapers Via the McCarthy/Carrey Twitter Break Up Perfectly

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Roger Ebert isn’t exaggerating for comedic effect either. Here’s the WSJ piece explaining how Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey are no longer going steady.

Follow all of Ebert’s tweets here.

This American Life’s Santa Fight Club

santa-war2.jpgChristmas is a Ground Hog’s Day of reruns, repeats and rehearsed tales. The same familiar stories often reheated, repackaged and re-purposed to feel more traditional, more uniform with what we’re used to. Example: Jim Carrey, star of The Grinch in yet another Christmas Carol. Yeesh.

Anyway, our favorite new/old story – an epic story of Santa comes from This American Life, it ran last year. It’s titled “Santa Fight Club.” Listen here.

According to Peter Sciretta at SlashFilm.com Paramount Pictures hired School of Rock writer Mike White to adapt the story into a feature.

Happy Holidays! Enjoy!

Will Ferrell Tops Forbes’ 10 Most Overpaid Stars

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According to Forbes, citing the stinker Land of the Lost, Will Ferrell movies earned an average of $3.29 for every dollar he was paid. Compare that with Michael Cera who made the magazine’s “Hollywood’s 10 Best Actors For The Buck” list whose movies earn $102 for each dollar he’s paid.

The only actress on the list this year is, no surprise Drew Barrymore. And yes, Tom Cruise is number six and Jim Carrey is number ten.

Read the whole story here.

Hits Versus Content At Examiner.com, a.k.a The Best Email Ever

We can’t recommend enough this little gem that just landed in our inbox- a cautionary tale from local journalist L.J. Williamson:

Hey there,
I adore your blog, and I thought I’d share a funny little story about my time at Examiner.com with you.

You’re probably familiar with Examiner.com and other “pay per click” sites for writers. Even though the pay is dismal, I thought it might be useful in some way to be the “Los Angeles Family and Parenting” columnist for the site.

Yet after a short time, the whole setup began to grate on me and my (admittedly puny) sense of journalistic ethics, and it all just fed my outrage about the direction the world is going in. Is this really the future of journalism? There is no fact checking, no editing, no nothing except a regular series of emails from your “channel manager” imploring you to employ SEO and “viral marketing” to increase the number of hits your page gets, and writers are paid next to nothing. An example from one of their emails: “Examiners should avoid obscure references, no matter how ‘clever.’ Search engines don’t recognize cleverness.”

Examiner.com people see themselves as the new media vanguard — “I do see examiner.com replacing a number of the functions of local media,” says Michael Sherrod, Examiner.com’s CEO (http://cbs4denver.com).

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Happy 105th Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

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Writer Theodor Seuss Geisel also known as Dr. Seuss is 105 years old today. He’s still perhaps this fishie’s favorite poet…ever.

The first book we ever read was, “Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!” which some suggested was a political allegory for Nixon. Awesome.

Seuss was the greatest. And no amount of horrible Jim Carrey movies will ever change that.

Mad Libs Men and Mad Men Crossover

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Yesterday we posted a spoof of Mad Men called Mad Libs Men, not realizing that (if we were into actors we’d be hot for) hot guy we met trolling WeHo bars Vincent De Paul was in the parody. And apparently he’s also been in the the actual series Mad Men last season.

It’s like when J.K. Simmons did the viral video Jewno and was in the movie Juno. And like anything Adam West has ever done…and arguably Jim Carrey for that matter. Ahem.

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