At the risk of evoking the great Larry King....
" Now that the Oscars have come and gone, can I call for a moratorium on
write-arounds? (A "write-around" is a feature offering not a single new quote from its very subject, but rather dusty, regurgitated sound bites and interviews with friends and friends-of-friends.)
offered a spectacular write-around at Globes time, but every single other one came across as inane filler.
" Similarly, how about a cease-and-desist on running "goofy"
Anna Nicole Smith
headshots alongside serious updates on her
and baby girl's
? Good pics exist, so why are certain oulets avoiding them and instead going for giggles?
" Speaking of Anna Nicole, what a sweeps it turned out to be for the network newscasts. Add in
's theater of the bizarre and a few Nor'easters and
! Juicy headlines and promotional come-ons.
" ABC's pre-Oscars red carpet special was, in a word, terrific. Not only were the "pop-up" facts for each interviewee actually interesting and the production values top-notch (e.g. clips from a nominee's film played in the background on a jumbotron as they were Q&A'd), but
& Co. came prepared and armed for bear, asking questions - even fashion-related ones - that actually provoked thought from the stars.
" Why does
Laura Bell Bundy
look like a 39-year-old Mary Kay saleswoman?
" Does Barnes & Noble carry any books