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Posts Tagged ‘Phyllis Diller’

Live, from Everywhere: It’s Lorne Michaels

TIMECover_SethMeyersIs it too early to consider Lorne Michaels for Time‘s 2014 “Person of the Year”? At the very least, he would seem to have New York’s “Person of the Winter” pretty much locked up.

Michaels is largely responsible for the ascension of Seth Meyers, on the cover of Time currently. And of course, he helped Jimmy Fallon wrangle The Tonight Show back to New York City for what will, if not ratings-wise, at least vibe-wise be a complete re-invigoration of the Burbank, CA talk staple.

And let’s not forget Sunday January 12, when Tina Fey and Amy Poehler – stars of NBC sitcoms past and present – return to the Beverly Hilton to host another Golden Globes ceremony.

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Doc Maker Got Directing Tips from Jerry Lewis

Seven years after profiling Phyllis Diller in Goodnight, We Love You, Gregg Barson is set to unveil his documentary look at another comedy legend. It was in fact while making that previous project that Barson first met Jerry Lewis.

Probably the biggest difference when it came to making Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis, which premieres tomorrow night on Encore, was how involved his latest subject was in the filmmalking aspects of the assignment. Barson tells THR reporter Lesley Goldberg that the king of comedy was extremely “hands on:”

“There were points where I’d be shooting him and he’d say to get a shot from a different location,” Barson recalls. “”I thought, ‘Jerry Lewis is helping me direct and giving me pointers.” During the process, Lewis screened cuts of Method and offered notes on the craft, cutting, timing and pacing.

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Flack Offers Up Mt. Sinai Doctor To Weigh In On Phyllis Diller’s Back Fracture

diller_071207.jpgAmbulance-chasing, PR-style:

From: [FLACK REDACTED]
To: dylan@mediabistro.com
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 14:11:09 -0400
Subject: Covering Phyllis Diller back injury — Want MD advice?

Hi-

Hope all is well. I wanted to check in to find out if you will be covering the latest news announcement regarding Phyllis Diller‘s back fracture? If so, I’d like to offer you the top orthopedic spine surgeon in New York at Mount Sinai Hospital, Sean McCance, MD, who can speak to the latest techniques for preventing and treating back fractures and injuries, long-term consequences and surgical indications and options. The inclusion of medical expert insight would be a great supplement to the reports!

Contact me to set up an interview with Dr. McCance.

I hope to hear from you.

Best,

[FLACK REDACTED]