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Posts Tagged ‘Sarah Silverman’

Funny or Die Takes on ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’

Funny or Die’s all-star lineup of sarcasm attacks the recent filibuster of the congressional effort to repeal “Don’t ask don’t tell.”

Tracy Morgan On Letterman| McClatchy Bucks The Trend | Bayh-be, Bayh-be Not | Teaching Old Media Dogs New Tricks | Wired Vs Weird

Huffington Post: Tracy Morgan continues to battle Joaquin Phoenix for craziest talk show guest in history award.

Editor & Publisher: McClatchy is expanding its Sunday Select program so more non-subscribers can read its newspapers for free.

New York Observer: Condé Nast, MTV rebrands. A sign of the times?

TVNewser: What should be Evan Bayh‘s next career move? Voe here.

FishbowlLA: Sarah Silverman versus Wired‘s TED conference organizer Chris Anderson in a Twitter flame war? Lets all meet behind the school after math class and watch them fight!

What’s Going On With The NYT‘s Media Reporters And Their Facial Hair?

mustaches.jpgSometimes, things get a little bit tense in the newsroom and then someone cracks a joke just to ease the tension that grows in a big room filled with endless rows of computers and ringing telephones.

But from the photo above, posted on Twitter by New York Times media columnist David Carr it looks like some reporters at the Gray Lady have been channeling Sarah Silverman‘s Emmy look.

But seriously, we have no idea what was going on. And Tweets from Carr and Brian Stelter were of no help.

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Lunch: Cindi Leive, Harold Ford, Jr. & The Gang

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— DIANE CLEHANE

We heard we missed quite a scene yesterday when the dining room was filled with the likes of dirty joke diva Sarah Silverman, Pedro Almodovar, Harvey Weinstein and his oh-so-fashionable wife, designer Georgina Chapman, Ron Perelman and a long list of other movers and shakers. But there were plenty of fabulous folks to chat with today, so I made the rounds before they got down to business over their Cobb salads.

I was delighted to see ‘Mayor’ Joe Armstrong, who had been across the pond enjoying some time in London and missing from his regular perch at Michael’s for several weeks. He’s right back into the swing of things, having been at Sunday night’s Tony Awards to see his friend Sir Elton John, who wrote the music for 10-time award winner Billy Elliot celebrate with the cast on their big night. Monday night Joe attended the benefit for Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp hosted by Julia Roberts, Robert Redford and some other A-listers. “We raised $2.5 million,” reports Joe, who volunteers at the camp every summer. “It’s great to see all of Paul’s work is still going strong.” Joe was lunching today with the charming — and funny — Harold Ford, Jr., chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council who moonlights as a news analyst for MSNBC.

Here’s the rundown on today’s crowd:

1. The ‘Imber Gang’: Dr. Gerald Imber, Jerry Della Femina, Jeff Greenfield and Andy Bergman.

2. A dapper duo: Nielsen Business Media’s Gerry Byrne and Henry Schleiff. I stopped by Gerry’s table to catch up since we last crossed paths at Showtime’s party for Nurse Jackie and its star, Edie Falco. Coincidentally, Gerry, who is one of the greatest guys in the business, is getting a ‘Made in New York’ Award from the mayor’s office next Monday night and his fellow honoree is none other than Edie. Small world.

3. ‘Mayor’ Joe Armstrong and Harold Ford, Jr.

4. Stan Shuman with another gent we didn’t recognize…

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LA Times Gets Mostly Snubbed by the Webbys This Year

logo_webbyawards_md222.pngOh yes, it’s like the 2008 Pulitzers all over again. The New York Times gets some shout outs and LA Times isn’t even mentioned in passing. You’d think the thing wasn’t on the web at all.

Other winners are our lovely former FBLA editor Mayrav Saar‘s hubby Glenn Gaslin who works on the E! Blog Red Carpet, that won the People’s Voice Award for Celebrity/Fan.

Special Achievement Awards

  • Webby Artist of the Year: Trent Reznor
  • Webby Person of the Year: Jimmy Fallon
  • Webby Breakout of the Year: Twitter
  • Best Actress: Sarah Silverman
  • Outstanding Comedic Performance: Lisa Kudrow
  • Film & Video Person of the Year: Seth MacFarlane

  • Full list is here.

    CORRECTION: LAT got one prize for the I C U blog on missed Craigslist meetings. Our thanks to LAT tech dude Ben Welsh for ruining our quip with facts…nice job.

    Sarah Silverman in The Great Schlep


    The Great Schlep from The Great Schlep on Vimeo.

    What can we say? This is Sarah Silverman stumping for Barack Obama. Uh…but it’s not at all what we thought it was going to be.

    FBLA Exclusive: Inside the New Microsoft Campaign

    microsoft_logo.jpgNews has broke that pioneering funny man Jerry Seinfeld will be the spokesperson for Microsoft.

    Top-notch ad guy Alex Bogusky is the brains behind the operation. The man responsible for making MINI Coopers cool when gas was still $2 a gallon. And perhaps the sole reason guys 18-22 think they have discerning taste by choosing Burger King.

    Our insider says the whole campaign is focused on ‘everyday’ people using Windows in real situations. Some of the options the agency has been floating around have been a reporter on Humvee, an Obama/McCain speech writer, a DJ – a blues musician. There was a crew that traveled all over the world filming humanitarian workers.

    Not to be out done by ‘real people’ there are tons of celebrities that the campaign may also feature. At the moment the names that have been put into the mix are Sarah Silverman, Willie Nelson, motorcycle rider Travis Pastrana, Matthew McConaughey and Ralph Nadar. Also in what seems like a direct answer to the Mac campaign – Rob Corddry and Stephen Colbert may also do a spot.

    Most notable of the names is that of the late great Bernie Mac (insert lame pun ‘burning Mac’ here).

    Yeah, it’s bigger than Seinfeld. It’s a $300 million campaign to convince people that the world’s largest software maker is also the coolest. As refugees of the Cola Wars in the 1980′s we think they could take that $300 million and just make Vista not meltdown every couple months. You know, ‘what’s the deal with my operating system needing a major downgrade to be functional?’

    Mixed Doubles: Damon and Silverman and Kimmel

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    Matt Damon and Sarah Silverman took out a full-page ad in Variety to congratulate Jimmy Kimmel on his 1000th episode. And to show how cute Sarah looks in high-WASP clay court drag.

    Oscar Improvements Suggested

    In today’s LA Times, Patrick Goldstein, that brick-throwing radical, suggests that the Oscar producers are too old, too stuck in variety shows and that recruiting some fresh ideas from ESPN or FOX Sports might save the broadcast “event”.

    We think forget sports, and look at reality shows.

    Why not have the Best Song nominees warbled by the Best Actor nominees, ala American Idol?

    Screenwriters can try their luck at acting out their scripts.

    Editors should recut each other’s movies into very short YouTube films.

    And new hosts? Why not Sarah Silverman and Margaret Cho with Gary Busey working the red carpet? Other than the whole good taste issue.

    Cinematical’s Chris Campbell has some intriguing ideas as well, but his readers are livid:

    these have to be some of the most stupid suggestions i have ever heard… and i am soooooo trying to take them as the joke i pray for them to be.

    Whatever. The Movie Blog has some suggestions below, but boy, do they need an editor–this is slow.

    Diet Snapple Wants Jimmy Kimmel To Want Diet Snapple

    Sarah Silverman, Matt Damon, Jimmy Kimmel and Diet Snapple.

    Jean Zilani, who reps Diet Snapple, send this missive:

    Hey Jimmy,

    Heard that you found out about Sarah f*cking Matt Damon. Sorry you had to find out that way and that my sublime flavor blinded you to Sarah’s philandering ways.

    In an attempt to console you, here’s a whole lotta me for you to enjoy. Hopefully it will numb the pain. In fact, if your viewers want to share their girlfriend/boyfriend is f*cking someone else story on air , they can have a case of me too…

    Anyway, keep your spirits up. It’s not like she was f*cking Ben Affleck or anything. Now that would have been embarrassing.

    Diet Snapple

    Talk about your product placement.

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