First, here's my Reject Report for this weekend.
Also, here's a story on the sad times in Hollywood news reporting, with the increasing worry that Hollywood will become a one-paper town as the war between Variety and Hollywood Reporter becomes a slow deathmatch. Rumors are flying the Reporter won't last another year. Also, word is that Variety Asia maybe is bellyup.
Only good news to report is that Sharon Waxman's new Hollywood news website The Wrap is now up and running. Great timing, eh? Launch a website in the middle of a raging recession.
As the serious Hollywood journalists lose their jobs, the not-as-serious ones are busy covering Jessica Simpson's weight. This was the top story tonight on The Insider!! You have got to be kidding me. Aren't you fed up seeing these TV shows cover weight issues of celebrities, celebrity baby news, celebrity pregnancies, celebrity marriages, divorces and affairs, and whatever else? Really, these folks need to start caring about the movies and TV shows these stars do, because we're getting NO information about any of that these days from these people.
Rod Blagojevich has finally been removed from office in Illinois.
And finally, this is Super Bowl weekend and this is what you can look forward to as far as the advertising goes on TV. But a lot of companies aren't advertising this year because of lack of funds. Also. a lot of the Super Bowl parties have been cancelled, and even the Lingerie Bowl has gotten the boot.
That's all for now.