Shifrin told Daly she is still mulling over a job offer by The Queen Latifah Show as a west coast based digital content producer (the show films on the Sony Studios Culver City lot). From Taipei… to LA… to Manhattan, all thanks to a creative resignation.
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It’s the media stunt being heard around the world this morning. Everyone from Mediaite to Salon to the New York Daily News is applauding Jimmy Kimmel for choreographing a fake viral “twerk fail” video with the help of Hollywood stuntwoman Daphne Avalon.
But we want to shine a light on another LA lady – Desi Jedeikin (pictured). This freelance writer was among those who smelled something fishy and posted a solid piece on Smosh to that effect last week titled “7 Reasons Why the ‘Worst Twerk Fail EVER’ is Fake.” Jedeikin asked questions like this:
Why Wasn’t the Music Loud from the Start?: I’ll tell you why. Because the music being turned up was probably a signal to her accomplice. BOOM. Watch out Sherlock. There’s a new master sleuth in town!…
The big late night rumor is now a fact: The Tonight Show is making its way back to New York. TV Newser reports that Jimmy Fallon is going to take over for Jay Leno next year, and NBC will be letting everyone know with special promotions during the 2014 Olympic games.
As part of that change, the Tonight Show is moving from California to here. A new studio in 30 Rock is currently being built for Fallon, in the same space that Tonight Show host Steve Allen once used.
Jimmy Kimmel, Fallon’s soon-to-be competitor in the 11:35 pm slot, saluted Fallon. “Congratulations to my dear, sweet
@jimmyfallon – a formidable rival and an incredible lover,” tweeted Kimmel. Hahaha! Two guys loving each other is so silly and weird!
For more on this story, head over to TVNewser.
Jimmy Kimmel was planning a triumphant return to Brooklyn, commemorating the Nets debut in the borough later this week. However, Sandy happened, resulting in the cancellation of the first Jimmy Kimmel Live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music tonight.
As late as yesterday, a Kimmel spokesperson said the show would go on, even though there are no buses and subways.
“We are hopeful to be back on the air tomorrow night with Howard Stern, Tracy Morgan, and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.”
Brooklynite Kimmel, 44, grew up in the Mill Basin section of the borough.
FishbowlNY also has a special “Back to Brooklyn” series being delayed until Thursday, the night that the Nets officially unwrap their regular season schedule in Brooklyn.
Television’s biggest night was a ratings winner! The Emmy Awards, broadcast on ABC, was the number one prime time show in New York for the week ending September 23. The event, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, had an estimated 1.3 million WABC viewers with a 6.9 rating, according to Nielsen.
ABC’s Emmy Red Carpet show failed to draw as much attention, settling for a 17th-place tie (540,000/2.8).
Back to the top of the survey, where despite scab refs, the NFL shines. As direct competition to the Emmys, NBC’s Sunday Night Football had a strong week. The Patriots/Ravens tilt was second-best with 1.1 million viewers and a 5.7 rating. The last half-hour of NBC’s kickoff program Football Night in America landed in a tie for 17th (544,000/2.8).
The Giants’ Thursday nighter also did well. The NFL Network telecast had a ninth-place finish (832,000/4.3). A simulcast version on WPIX/Channel 11 tied for 17th (544,000/2.8). We’re not certain if those numbers include the Cablevision audience, blocked from the WPIX programming since mid-August. Cablevision, though, offered a free preview of the NFL Network to all subscribers on PIX.
More from the Top 10 after the jump
Fallon, though, is in talks to host the coveted Academy Awards. The Los Angeles Times reports Fallon would bring his longtime boss, Lorne Michaels, as producer. Fallon first worked for Michaels on Saturday Night Live from 1998 to 2004.
But there is a wrinkle to this arrangement.
ABC, which broadcasts the Oscars, is critical of an NBC host emceeing one of television’s biggest nights of the year. Disney (owner of ABC) chief executive Bob Iger is apparently not liking the idea of giving such an important venue to Fallon, who competes nightly with ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel.
There is a precedent, however. Johnny Carson, while at the height of his Tonight Show dominion, helmed five Oscar presentations on ABC.
Billy Crystal, recognized by many as the best all-time Oscar host, had a return engagement in 2012, his first time since 2004, but ninth overall.
The Oscars are set for February 24, 2013.
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Jimmy Kimmel Live is making its first East Coast trip. JKL will bring viewers to Kimmel’s birthplace, Brooklyn.
For a week of shows, October 29 through November 2, JKL will originate from BAM–the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The historic venue has been the borough’s cultural flashpoint for more than 150 years.
Overall, this marks Kimmel’s first trip away from his Hollywood studio since 2006 when the show visited Detroit.
Brooklyn week coincedes with the Brooklyn Nets debut at Barclays Center.
JKL will feature citizens and sights of Brooklyn throughout the week, along with special guests, segments, and musical acts.
It’s been a pretty wild winter at Michael’s. Far from suffering from the seasonal doldrums, the place has been operating on full tilt every Wednesday with a fresh array of A-listers that always make for some pretty good people watching. Today was no exception.
Besides the jam packed dining room filled with boldface names, Peggy Siegal was hosting a party for Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt to celebrate the release of their latest picture, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. I caught up with Emily (I loved her scene-stealing turn with Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada) when we both stopped by Katie Couric‘s table to say hello. “It is a bit unusual,” Emily said when I asked her about the movie’s quirky title. “I’m hoping that it will make people want to check it out and see what it’s really all about. It’s really a lovely love story.” I saw the trailer, I told her, and it does look pretty romantic. “It is! I hope people will like it.” Emily has been making the rounds to promote the film and has a funny Q&A in this week’s New York magazine where she talks about she and her husband, John Krasinski (the cute guy on The Office) being neighbors with Jimmy Kimmel. Everyone, it seems, loves her hubby including Katie. “He’s just so adorable,” Katie told Emily, who could hardly disagree.
I was joined today by Bravo’s newest reality star, matchmaker Lori Zaslow, whose show Love Broker premiered this week, Bravo’s SVP of Communications Jennifer Geisser, and communications manager Ryan McCormick. I caught Lori’s first show and her Monday night appearance on Watch What Happens Live! A new Bravolebrity is born!
The White Plains native and former executive recruiter started her matchmaking business, Project Soulmate, in 2009 with childhood friend Jennifer Zucher and wasn’t looking for TV fame when Bravo came calling. Andy Cohen loved her “big personality” and was determined to get her on-air. ”Bravo loves the love space,” Lori told me. After an eight-month courtship, she finally relented and agreed to do the show. The series was shot in eight weeks last summer. Lori admitted being a little nervous about seeing the finished product. Based on the first episode, it seems she had nothing to worry about. In the days since the premiere, she’s been deluged with calls from folks looking to make a love connection, including plenty of mothers looking to find mates for their sons. Says Lori, “I realize just how good this could be for our business.” Yup.
The married Manhattan mother of two told me that she’s always been a “natural connector” matching friends, family and strangers with potential mates, ‘Mommy’ friends, nannies and even housekeepers. But she’s clearly most passionate about helping people find love. “No one can’t live without love. It’s scientifically proven that married men live 10 years longer than single men,” she says. “Why isn’t love put first in people’s lives? Today people are working so hard on their lives and careers, but they don’t make time for love. It’s all about striking the right balance.” Lori works exclusively with New York clients, so I asked her why it’s so hard to find the right person in Manhattan. “It’s so easy to meet people here, but it’s really hard to connect,” she explained. “There are too many distractions.” That’s where she comes in. Most of her clients (“98 percent”) are men, and she needs “20 times the amount of women” in order to find the right mate for those looking for love. How does she do it? ”I’m fearless when it comes to love,” she says. ”I will always go up to anyone who looks interesting and ask, ‘Are you single?’ Most people are flattered. Who wouldn’t want to meet someone great if they’re looking?”
Lori says that there is no bad place to meet “your soul mate” — it’s just a matter of being open to the experience. The gym, Whole Foods on Sunday nights when most men do their shopping, and even jury duty are fertile ground. Just don’t go looking in places where you wouldn’t ordinarily go. ”Don’t join a runners’ club if you hate running,” she advises. “Like goes to like. Be who you are. Enjoy yourself and enjoy your life.”
Here’s a rundown on today’s crowd:
1. HollywoodLife.com editor in chief Bonnie Fuller and PMC vice chairman Gerry Byrne. In attendance: BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti, Ann Lawlor, The Weinstein Company’s Meryl Poster, fashionista Fern Mallis, Mesa Global’s Mark Patricof, style expert Jill Martin, AdWeek‘s Lisa Granatstein and HollywoodLife.com publisher Carlos Lamadrid.
3. ‘Mayor’ Joe Armstrong, who was brandishing a cane. A little birdie told me the mayor was hobbled by too much bronco busting. Be careful out there!
• An even better holiday card, though, is the one where you ask your friends for a job while wishing them a Merry Christmas. -MediaJobsDaily
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