Thursday, April 19, 2012

Whatchu Talkin Bout, Willis?: Hillary Clinton in Columbia Edition

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"I wonder if she made it rain later that night."  - Andy Cohen, political analyst, discussing Hillary Clinton's Colombian happy hour with Rachel Maddow on Watch What Happens Live last night.

Dick Clark, "Unofficial Emcee of American Broadcasting" Has Died

LA Times obit here. NY Times' here.

From Media Decoder, NBC Broadcasting chairman Ted Harbert shares an anecdote that reveals the cunning TV producer-edge to that sunny public persona:
One of his most brilliant coups, Mr. Harbert said, was how he assembled the New Year’s Eve show.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Dog Fight Actually About Dogs Breaks Out In the Presidential Race, "Morning Joe" Crew Can't Stop Laughing at the Stupid

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were the first (human) casualties of the canine wars that have broken out between the Obama and Romney campaigns. Love when "News You Can't Use" correspondent Willie Geist says "I'm exhausted" when he's finally through relaying the volley of inanity.


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Your Tellyphile Pic of the Day: Anna Chlumsky in New York Magazine

Photo: Peter Yang. Styling by Ise White for Artists by Timothy Priano; hair by Creighton Bowman for Exclusive Artrists/Rene Furterer; makeup by Kristin Hilton for The Wall Group; red print jeans by Vanilla Star; gray sweater by Eddie Bauer
Isn't that exactly how you'd want Vada Sultenfuss to turn out? How cool are those Vanilla Star jeans?

Noreen Malone does a nice job with NY Mag's profile of Anna to promote her upcoming role in HBO's new political comedy Veep starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Premieres April 22).

Here's a quote made great by Chlumksy's seeming lack of awareness of how bizarre it is that Roberta Flack was her nail salon Yoda:

Once in a nail salon, Roberta Flack, of all people, told Chlumsky she needed to get back in the business. Chlumsky bristled. “I was like, ‘No, I don’t,’ but then I was like, Why would I be resentful of something Roberta Flack told me?


A Bit of Tellyphile Housekeeping and the Fred Savage Update You Didn't Know You Were Missing!

Hi, guys. Remember when you were 11 years-old and time passed in an orderly fashion? Back then it was one 30-minute or hour-long block after another--3pm's General Hospital begat Oprah at 4pm which begat Ricki Lake at 5pm until that vast 6 o'clock wasteland when there was just enough time to get homework done before The Cosby Show or The Wonder Years started.

In my ongoing quest to get my shit together I've started going to the gym after work. Between this renewed commitment to looking good naked, writing Tellyphile and my indentured servitude day job, I now have a true understanding of what adults were going on about when I was just a wee Tellyphile and they would bemoan the lack of hours in a day.

In short, sorry about the every other day posting but I can assure you, we've made some changes in the general office and daily posts shall resume effective immediately.

Now let's talk Savage...