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Sometimes, 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 seriously, we have no idea what was going on. And Tweets from Carr and Brian Stelter were of no help.
— 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:
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.
4. Stan Shuman with another gent we didn’t recognize…
Oh 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.
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.
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?’
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.
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.
Sarah Silverman, Matt Damon, Jimmy Kimmel and Diet Snapple.
Jean Zilani, who reps Diet Snapple, send this missive:
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.
Talk about your product placement.