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Posts Tagged ‘Television Critics Association’

TCA Board Member Apologizes for Calling Gold Derby ‘Morons’

There were several insults in HitFix TV critic Daniel Fienberg‘s recent tweet about Gold Derby’s Google+ hangout discussion of the Television Critics Association’s annual TV Awards. Fienberg sits on the TCA’s Board of Directors.

Fienberg indicated that he had only made it through seven of the video’s 41 minutes. And he ended his tweet with the all-CAPS insult “Morons.”

Over the weekend, Gold Derby founder Tom O’Neil and some of his colleagues followed up with a second video (at bottom), prompting yesterday this semi-apology from Fienberg:

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Drudge Links Fuel Judd Apatow/Girls/TCA Incident Debate

DrugeGirlsThe only thing better for a Web outlet item than a Drudge Report link is a Drudge Report double-link. As the Miami muckracker and his cohorts sometimes like to do, EW‘s pick-up of a weird incident yesterday at the TCA Winter Session in Pasadena is today basking in the flow of a double Fedora tip. And per usual, the reader comments at the linked end are piling up fast and furiously.

There were well over 2,000 comments at press time below the EW item. We obviously didn’t have time to go through them all, but of the first few hundred scanned, below are a pair of the more cogent observations. Short incident summary: At Thursday’s TCA HBO session, TheWrap’s Tim Molloy wondered what the point of Lena Dunham‘s constant nudity in Girls was and when he asked a well-worded question to that effect, Judd Apatow came to the show star’s very protective defense, from the stage (alongside fellow executive producers Dunham, Jenni Konner) and then afterwards with reporters:

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John Edwards: The Story Gets Weirder

2697678100_5bcd916b41_m.jpgEarlier we reported that the National Enquirer is leading the journo pack on a story about an alleged affair by John Edwards.

Well, now Franklin Ave. notes that if that affair actually happened, it happened in front of 30 million reporters (give or take a few) who were staying at the hotel for the Television Critics Association Press Tour.

Franklin Ave. seems to take umbrage with Edwards gall, but we’re more annoyed at our media brethren. A whole hotel of reporters whose job it is to watch TV and the only people to “catch” Edwards is the National Enquirer? Sigh. Well, I hope your interviews with Teri Hatcher were worth it.

Will Keck Moves to TV Guide

celebfwatch-300-lg.jpgLongtime USA Today entertainment columnist Will Keck makes his move to TV Guide to become the senior editor of the mag’s Hollywood bureau.

Keck’s first assignment for the mag will be to cover the TCAs.

Press release follows:

Congrats, Will!

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LAT In 90 Seconds

34075574-03083015.jpg“Dick Cheney Is Still A War Criminal, Hilary Clinton Is Still Satan And I’m Back On the Radio”: Shock-Jock Don Imus tried to say little has changed in the time between his firing from CBS eight months ago to his return to the air, on ABC, today. But that would give short shrift to his two new token, er, supporting cast members, black comedians Karith Foster and Tony Powell.

34065408-02160926.jpgNo TCA Tour? The Television Critics Association president Dave Walker of New Orleans’ Times-Picayune, says if the strike doesn’t end by Dec. 14, there might not be any point to holding the annual razzle-dazzle show.

bsilverm.jpegReveille or Revolting? First Ben Silverman selects NBC shows from his own production company, Reveille, then he makes arrangements to sell the wildly successful company for $100 million to $150 million to a London-based firm owned by Elisabeth Murdoch, the daughter of media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Doesn’t seem fishy at all.