The broadcast and online media outlets have all gone gooey-eyed over the way NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams announced his own daughter Allison’s casting in the plum role of Peter Pan in the network’s upcoming live action production –
No tears here.
I demand that the full investigative reporting resources at NBC News be hurled at this story, which reeks of nepotism, entitlement and…dare I say, piracy.
J.M. Barrie said it best:
“Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if
you your daddy will sacrifice everything else for it.”
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My blog, Facebook and Twitter feeds of late have been filled with praise for The Bridges of Madison County, which ended its too-short Broadway run this past Sunday.
I was fortunate enough to see the show twice, including its final performance. But for those of you who were not able to attend — and perhaps have smiled indulgently at my near-obsessive behavior — I wanted to give you a taste of the quality performance I enjoyed.
Here’s Steven Pasquale performing “It All Fades Away” for the studio recording. (The note at 3:20 literally fills your head during the live performance.)
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I loved the musical sketch “Boy Dance Party” when it aired on Saturday Night Live way back in October. Bruce Willis and all the guys dancing around the living room while the girls were away?
If possible, it has been made even better with the addition of a very enthusiastic toddler.
His parents won’t let people embed the video, but you can still enjoy it on Youtube.
(I like the kid way better than them.)
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I’ve watched a lot of television this weekend.
It must be winter.
And every time I saw the HBO logo animation before the start of an original series or movie, I was reminded of Six Feet Under.
It was one of the first and the best. That familiar static signals the beginning of the quality TV we’ve come to expect.
But the Showtime bumper?
The audio is always SO loud compared to the programming before or after. It screams for our attention. I’m annoyed before the shows even start!
(Sorry, True Detective — I’ll try not to hold it against you.)
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If you watched Conan last night — or this morning on DVR like me — you saw his interview with astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield, who recently retired after his return from a six-month stint on the International Space Station.
While he was there, he conducted experiments on the impact of low gravity on human biology.
But that didn’t score him a guest shot on Conan.
No, Hadfield used Twitter and Facebook to chronicle life on the space station in video and pictures. In fact, his cover of David Bowie has received over 18 million hits on Youtube.
Let’s add a few more.
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