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HBO Developing Comedy about Entertainment Blogger

by Annie Wu, posted Feb 5th 2010 3:02PM
hbo logoFor years, Hollywood bloggers have been aggressively demonstrating that they are a force to be reckoned with in the industry, so it's really about time that some channel like HBO attempts to glamorize the whole situation with 'Tilda,' a half-hour comedy about the blogging scene.

The usual jabs about bloggers involve the mental image of a college student hunched over a laptop, wearing PJ bottoms and slow-nursing a Starbucks mocha. Well! First of all, joke's on them, because I can't afford Starbucks. Second of all, Hollywood-specific online journalism is a completely different area of the blogosphere, and there's plenty of material for HBO to dramatize. With Bill Condon and Cynthia Mort behind the wheel, it is going to be interesting to see if a pilot sticks.

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NYTVF: Digital Frontiers in the Advertising Markeplace

by Liz Finn-Arnold, posted Sep 11th 2007 8:38AM
NYTVF Advertising Panel DiscussionI entered the NYTVF panel discussion about advertising with some trepidation. After all, I love TV, but I hate commercials. In fact, I'm in love with my DVR because it allows me to fast forward through all that garbage. And I really love watching my shows on DVD because I don't have to worry about about commercials at all.

However, I also realize that much of my beloved television programming (and now) internet content wouldn't be possible without the support of its sponsors. Advertising is an unfortunate necessary evil. For bloggers it means the difference between getting paid (like here at TV Squad) or diligently toiling away without any compensation with the unselfish commitment of a Harry Potter house elf.

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We're looking for a new blogger

by Keith McDuffee, posted Apr 30th 2007 11:08AM
tv squad logoThe time of year is upon us when there are just way too many things happening on the west coast, and we simply don't have all of the resources necessary to keep up with them all -- and that's why we're once again putting the call out for another addition to our fine team of bloggers.

As is sometimes the case, we've got some specific requirements you need to fulfill before we consider your application. Read on below for details.

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Idol finalists won't be allowed to blog

by Liz Finn-Arnold, posted Feb 13th 2007 2:23PM
Season Five Top 12American Idol is a show whose popularity and success hinges on some well-kept secrets and big-ass surprises. Which is why the Top 24 Finalists will have to put their MySpace pages on temporary hiatus. There will be no blogging allowed during this part of the competition.

Part of me is disappointed by this rule. I love the behind-the-scenes first hand accounts that blogging provides. But I also understand why the producers need to be such a bunch of paranoid control freaks. Thirty-three million of us are not going to continue to tune in each week if too much vital information is leaked on the Internet.

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Time's Person of the Year: Ingenious selection or complete cop-out?

by Joel Keller, posted Dec 19th 2006 9:09AM
Time Person of the Year 2006By now you've probably seen it: The reflective cover of the current Time magazine, touting the Person of the Year to be... You.

What the hell do they mean by that? Well, they figure that because of Web 2.0 applications, from blogging to Facebook to MySpace to YouTube, the public at large is largely responsible for shaping how the world informs and entertains itself. To demonstrate what they were talking about, they interviewed 15 people who have made a name for themselves online, from the guy who ratted out Mark Foley to the guy that Senator George Allen called "Macaca" to the woman who reviews seemingly every book on Amazon.com. YouTube gets a lot of play here, with a big profile of founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen.

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We're looking for a new blogger!

by Keith McDuffee, posted Nov 10th 2006 11:33AM
tv squad angry tv logoAs some of you may have noticed, we've slowly (and somewhat silently) been bringing on new writers for TV Squad. Some of these people applied the old fashioned way, others were referred or carried over from other Weblogs, Inc. blogs. But it's been quite some time since we've actually put a call out for new talent -- until now.

In this case we've got some specifics you need to fulfill before we consider you. Read on below for details.

[UPDATE: The search is over! Please welcome new blogger Jay Black to the squad!]

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Out of the Blogosphere

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 8th 2006 8:21AM
  • LostMichael Ausiello's friend asks, "How long will it be at school before Shiloh Pitt gets nicknamed Piloh Shitt?"
  • EW's PopWatch blog is having a contest to see who can best recap what's going on with that Lost Experience online game.
  • Tim Goodman gives his opinion of that Sopranos season finale everyone is talking about everyone is disappointed by.
  • Here's Part 2 of Ken Levine's story about M*A*S*H and the demise of Col. Blake.
  • Former TV Squad editor Dave Thomas has a new TV blog that's worth checking out, FireJeffZucker.com.

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Out of the Blogosphere

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 2nd 2006 8:40AM
  • Kelly RipaKen Levine has a great post about the killing off of popular TV characters, and talks about how the unexpected death of Henry Blake on M*A*S*H really stunned people.
  • Aaron Barnhart has the press release NBC sent out, announcing that DirecTV had picked up the Sleuth Channel and its 15 million subscribers. That's the same amount of subscribers that TRIO had when DirecTV dropped that channel.
  • Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch blog recounts what must have been an odd episode of Live with Regis and Kelly, with Vince Vaughn (subbing for Reege) talking about a childhood car accident, Kelly talking about her son breaking his arm earlier this week, and guest Denis Leary talking about how his dog died by eating 27 pounds of deer meat.
  • Reality Blurred blog is reporting that the cast for Surreal Life 8 will include Randy "Macho Man" Savage, Phil Hellmuth, Playmate Tina Jordan, and Type O Negative's Peter Steele.
  • Geek Entertainment TV has a video interview with comedian Tom Green.

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George Clooney . . .misunderstood blogger (No, really!)

by Richard Keller, posted Mar 16th 2006 7:29PM

George Clooney unhappy internet userGeorge Clooney is upset. Well, that's not really news, as he gets upset about a lot of things. This time he's miffed about a blog entry on Arianna Huffington's website, which he claims he did not write.

According to CNN, the recent Academy award winner and former star of ER and, um, ER, says he did not post a profanity-laced blog entry on Huffington's website, though he gave her permission to use a compilation of his quotes on the war in Iraq from past interviews. The post itself criticized the Democrats for stamping down their views and their criticism of the Bush administration in the months before the invasion of Iraq began.

Clooney claimed Huffington's blog was misleading, while Huffington denied any wrongdoing in a rebuttal on her website.

I smell a new movie, produced and directed by George. I'll warm up my DVD player.

 

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Grey's Anatomy writers have a blog

by Keith McDuffee, posted Dec 29th 2005 8:39AM
grey's anatomyTack on one more to the list of Internet-saavy things the networks are all over: blogging. We've already seen it with a few shows, like The Shield and How I Met your Mother, and now comes one more: Grey's Anatomy. Though the Barney blog is fictional, Grey Matter reads much like The Shield's blog, with musings from the writers of the show.

Hey networks -- more, please!

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