The Morning Fix: Jon Stewart loves women! Lindsay Lohan to do a 90 in 90. Fox takes swing at FCC. Who will get Emmy love?
After the coffee. Before buying a box set of HBO's "Oz" to send to Lindsay Lohan. (What, too soon?)
Jon Stewart loves the ladies. In response to an article suggesting that Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" is not exactly the greatest place to work if you're a woman, more than two dozen female staffers posted a letter on the Comedy Central show's website declaring that "the place you may have read about is not our office." The staffers were responding to an article on the pop-culture website Jezebel.com titled "The Daily Show's Woman Problem." The piece, which is not the first to suggest that it's a boys' club behind the scenes of "The Daily Show," has gotten a lot of notice since its portrayal of Stewart and the show flies in the face of Stewart's liberal persona. More on the brouhaha from the New York Times.
Whom will Emmy love? On Thursday morning, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will announce the nominations for this year's Emmy Awards. The big questions: Will "24" and "Lost" get some Emmy love for their last seasons? Who on the cast of "Modern Family" and "Glee" will get nominated? Will anything other than HBO's "The Pacific" get a nomination in the movie and miniseries category? Will Conan O'Brien get a nomination? And will I really get up at 4 a.m. to find out the answers to these questions? Yes, lots to get excited about. Here are some previews from the Los Angeles Times and Variety.
Harry Potter's bottom line. Deadline Hollywood's Mike Fleming has posted what he says is a net-profit statement for Warner Bros.' "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" that shows that the 2007 movie -- despite taking in almost $1 billion around the world -- is $167 million in the red. Call your accountant and see if it makes any sense.
How many dancing-cat videos will there be? Producer Ridley Scott and director Kevin Macdonald are teaming up to document one day through videos posted on YouTube. "Life in a Day" will take videos submitted on the site on July 24, 2010. Well, at least it's not another movie based on a television show no one remembers. Details from the Hollywood Reporter.
Fox talks tough to FCC. Fox Broadcasting told the Federal Communications Commission that it was out of line for fining the network's TV stations for not providing enough information about an episode of its animated sitcom "American Dad" that is being investigated for possible indecency violations. This one will get ugly. Broadcasting & Cable has the blow by blow.
Another life for "Law & Order"? Vulture reports that AMC, which has made a name for itself with original series including "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad," is contemplating becoming the new home for "Law & Order," which NBC canceled last season. Interesting piece, but the one thing missing is TNT, which does not want any more episodes of the show but does have a say about where episodes of "Law & Order" can air outside of NBC.Inside the Los Angeles Times: Sony is launching two cable channels. Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to 90 days for probation violation. Well, didn't jail ultimately help Robert Downey Jr.?
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