Posts Tagged ‘Nellie Andreeva’
The Los Angeles Press Club announced the finalists for its 2011 National Entertainment Journalism Awards today. Lots of familiar names. Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva, Bloomberg News‘ Ronald Grover, Radar’s Dylan Howard, KABC-TV’s George Pennacchio, NBC-4′s Tara Wallis-Finestone and Stephen Leigh Morris of the LA Weekly are all finalists for journalist of the year honors.
The awards will be held November 17 at the Biltmore Hotel–where none other than Hugh Hefner will be there to receive a lifetime achievement award.
Full list of finalists after the jump.
As FishbowlLA reported earlier today, the gist of a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court by Penske Media Corporation (PMC) against Prometheus Global Media involves the alleged web programming similarities between respective parent company properties TVLine.com and HollywoodReporter.com.
However, for many Hollywood watchers who take the time to read the full legal complaint, it is section 34 that will fascinate most. In this particular passage, attorneys for PMC detail 30 different instances of what they deem to be THR‘s illicit reproduction of Deadline.com original news reporting.
Some of the plagiarism accusations are highly questionable. For example, how can a September 1 Deadline.com news story by Nellie Andreeva about a Claudia Lonow ABC pilot have been absorbed, re-purposed and posted at HollywoodReporter.com within three minutes flat? Doesn’t this very short time lapse instead confirm the idea that both outlets were simultaneously but independently working on the same story?
He is in fact – as of March 1st – the new managing editor of Nikki Finke‘s five-year-old Deadline.com, following Michael Speier‘s brief stint in that position last year. Hipes was only just promoted at THR last October, but perhaps sees the writing on the revamped trade’s wall. He had been with the company since 2004, first as a copy editor and then as copy chief.
The Hollywood Reporter is expanding its TV coverage, picking up former Forbes staffer Lacey Rose to become a senior writer assigned to the TV beat. Rose previously covered TV for Forbes and ran the blog Moneywood. At THR, she’ll be writing features, news and analysis both for print and online.
THR has been looking to shore up its television coverage since TV editor Nellie Andreeva took off to Deadline last March. Aside from adding Rose, they poached away the San Francisco Chronicle‘s Tim Goodman to become head TV critic last October.
New York based showbiz columnist Roger Friedman has never been shy about outing media outlets that allegedly steal material from his Showbiz 411 website to then claim the news, exclusively, as their own. In fact, learning about the latest poacher(s) is half the fun of checking in with Friedman’s (recently revamped) site.
Yesterday, Friedman went for the thievery trifecta, accusing People of grabbing some Nicole Kidman-Keith Urban baby naming background info and the Deadline.com website family of two uncredited showbiz news borrows. The first, claims Friedman, involved a TVLine.com item by Michael Ausiello about Ricky Gervais possibly guesting on the US version of The Office; the other was a Deadline.com piece about Regis Philbin‘s retirement announcement.
Deadline Hollywood’s Nellie Andreeva is reporting that Chelsea Lately host Chelsea Handler just landed a big TV movie deal with NBC. Only, she won’t actually be in the film. NBC is making a primetime comedic movie named after Handler’s book Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea.
More from Andreeva:
The comedy will be centered on a twentysomething woman named Chelsea who won’t have the same profession as comedian/author Handler but will carry a lot of the traits in her character as depicted in Handler’s 3 best-selling autobiographical books: My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands, Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea and Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang. The compilations of humorous essays about Handler’s everyday life, family, friends and romantic/sexual relationships will also be used as source material for stories in the TV project. Handler, who has hosted Chalsea Lately on NBC’s soon-to-be-corporate sibling E! since 2006, recently signed on to star in and produce After Lately, a half-hour semi-scripted comedy for the channel, which will follow the backstage goings at her latenight talk show.
That would be ratings gold for both of them!
Anyway, Leno’s ratings are yet to be as low as what he did to Coco. We stand by that.
It was the lowest-rated second quarter for The Tonight Show in total viewers, adults 18-49, and adults 25-54 since Letterman moved to CBS in 1993. The Late Show is now tracking at demo levels comparable to where Letterman was before O’Brien was replaced. Late Show drew 3.3 million viewers and a 0.9/4 in 18-49, down 7% in viewers and even in 18-49. It was Late Show’s most competitive 2Q position against The Tonight Show in viewers (-746,000) and adults 18-49 (-0.2) since 1995.
Of course Fox had the also-ran Mad TV on the air for 14 seasons. So Wanda you should have done more sketches of “a crazy character in a retail setting.” That’s apparently how you get staying power in that time slot.
Previously on FBLA: Wanda Sykes Takes on News
Do these people know nothing about foreshadowing? We’re just kidding. They don’t. But this is such a typical in-a-law-suit-one-day-and-in-a-feature-the-next Hollywood story. Conan O’Brien of all people is working with NBC of all companies again.
The untitled O’Brien project, known as “Justice,” was written by John Eisendrath. Described as a new take on a law show with a larger-than-life character at the center, it follows an ex-Supreme Court justice who quits the Court to start his own legal practice.
Eisendrath is executive producing, with O’Brien, his longtime executive producer Jeff Ross and Conaco’s David Kissinger also expected to serve as exec producers.
As part of O’Brien’s $33 million settlement with NBC, his NBC-based company was to continue to operate at NBC Uni through the end of the development season.
Previously on FBLA: