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NYC Sightseers Can Now Take the TCM Classic Film Tour

Did that recent Anthony Weiner-New Yorker cover give you a hankering for more King Kong action? Do you pine to honor the arrival of Kim and Kanye’s baby with some Hitchockian flair?

Well, even if it’s just a matter of getting rid of out-of-town visitors for a few hours, there’s now the option of the TCM Classic Film Tour. It encompasses the Empire State Building, North by Northwest and more:

You’ll stop at the market showcased in Manhattan and You’ve Got Mail. You’ll see Holly Golightly’s brownstone from Breakfast at Tiffany’s… You’ll even have the chance to match Central Park filming locations to movie clips from various periods in the city’s history.

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Variety: Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz Take Over for Epert and Roeper

Variety has a story that blows our little minds (and not just because Ben Lyons lives around the block from us:

During negotiations to extend Richard Roeper‘s contract for At the Movies, Disney ABC Domestic Television abruptly ended the talks. Thus Roeper, followed by the show’s co-founder, Roger Ebert, left the show. On Tuesday, Disney ABC will announce announced that E! Entertainment critic Ben Lyons and Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz are take over hosting duties on a revamped At the Movies aimed at a younger demo.

Variety’s Anne Thompson says she’s never seen these fellas in action, but we have: Here’s a tip, Anne: Get ready for some punky wigga’s view of the movies.

Emmy Coverage: The Best Of The Blogs

Joan Rivers, of all people, feigns boredom: Joan Rivers hunkers down with a VH1 camera crew and some blogging software in what we imagine is the first of an ongoing effort to eliminate her presence from the Red Carpet (and possibly the planet) forever.

In a video explanation on EmmysWithJoan.com, she pretends to be happy with the arrangement:

I don’t have to lie anymore and tell people like Diane Keaton, “Oh don’t you look great?” When in reality, she looked like Charlie Chaplin, only in drag and with a much bigger mustache.

Her inane babble is no different in print than on the Red Carpet, except for one key difference — online, Joan acts bored.

For those of you who are as bored as I am with this shit, Gunfight at the OK Corral is on Turner Classic Movies. And it’s Gem Week on QVC! Not everybody likes Kanye West, but everybody likes lapis! And 31-7 Patriots.

Seriously? The only reason Gemstar plugs you into your generator at night is because some housewife in Omaha howls every time you open your trap at one of these awards shows. Suck it up, blogger.

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