WHERE IN THE WORLD IS CONAN O’BRIEN ?

26 03 2010

WHY IS JAY LENO BACK ON AT 11:35PM WHEN THEY HAD MADE THIS BIG DEAL ABOUT MOVING HIM TO PRIMETIME?  WHY IS CONAN NOT BACK ON HIS OLD TIME SLOT?  HOW IS JIMMY FALLON STILL THERE AND CONAN O’BRIEN NOT?  These are questions you should ask yourself when reading this.

Conan O’Brien released a statement in January stating that he no longer desired to be the entertainer of “The Tonight Show” on NBC if it appeared at 12:05 a.m.
Mr. O’Brien’s brief run as host at 11:35 p.m. was cut short last month, as NBC decided to restore his predecessor, Jay Leno, to that time period. Mr. O’Brien has been growing increasingly upset in recent days about how he believes he was treated by NBC’s management.

A representative for Mr. O’Brien said that the issue came to a head for the host in January and that he had “sat up all night drafting the statement.” NBC, whose “Tonight Show” has been broadcast at 11:35 p.m. for decades, declined to comment. Mr. O’Brien was scheduled to do “The Tonight Show” on Tuesday night.

In a statement back in January, Mr. O’Brien said, “I sincerely believe that delaying the ‘Tonight Show’ into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. ‘The Tonight Show’ at 12:05 simply isn’t the ‘Tonight Show.’”

Mr. O’Brien’s comments came two days after NBC formally outlined a plan to move “The Jay Leno Show” to 11:35 p.m. in March, elbowing Mr. O’Brien’s “Tonight Show” back half an hour. Mr. Leno seems supportive of the plan. In his statement, Mr. O’Brien rejects it outright. The statement reads:

People of Earth:

In the last few days, I’ve been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second feeling sorry for me. For 17 years, I’ve been getting paid to do what I love most and, in a world with real problems, I’ve been absurdly lucky. That said, I’ve been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my bosses are demanding an immediate decision.

Six years ago, I signed a contract with NBC to take over “The Tonight Show” in June of 2009. Like a lot of us, I grew up watching Johnny Carson every night and the chance to one day sit in that chair has meant everything to me. I worked long and hard to get that opportunity, passed up far more lucrative offers, and since 2004, I have spent literally hundreds of hours thinking of ways to extend the franchise long into the future. It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor, I would have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some degree of ratings support from the prime-time schedule. Building a lasting audience at 11:30 is impossible without both.

But sadly, we were never given that chance. After only seven months, with my “Tonight Show” in its infancy, NBC has decided to react to their terrible difficulties in prime time by making a change in their long-established late night schedule.

Last Thursday, NBC executives told me they intended to move the “Tonight Show” to 12:05 to accommodate the “Jay Leno Show” at 11:35. For 60 years, the “Tonight Show” has aired immediately following the late local news. I sincerely believe that delaying the “Tonight Show” into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. The “Tonight Show” at 12:05 simply isn’t the “Tonight Show.” Also, if I accept this move I will be knocking the “Late Night” show, which I inherited from David Letterman and passed on to Jimmy Fallon, out of its long-held time slot. That would hurt the other NBC franchise that I love, and it would be unfair to Jimmy.

So it has come to this: I cannot express in words how much I enjoy hosting this program and what an enormous personal disappointment it is for me to consider losing it. My staff and I have worked unbelievably hard, and we are very proud of our contribution to the legacy of “The Tonight Show.” But I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its destruction. Some people will make the argument that with DVRs and the Internet, a time slot doesn’t matter. But with the “Tonight Show,” I believe nothing could matter more.

There has been speculation about my going to another network but, to set the record straight, I currently have no other offer and honestly have no idea what happens next. My hope is that NBC and I can resolve this quickly so that my staff, crew, and I can do a show we can be proud of, for a company that values our work.

Have a great day and, for the record, I am truly sorry about my hair; it’s always been that way.

Yours,

Conan

After 16 years of making a name with his distinctive brand of intellectually silly comedy on the “Late Night” show on NBC, Mr. O’Brien replaced Mr. Leno as the host of “The Tonight Show” a mere seven months ago. He is just the fifth man to lead “Tonight,” after Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson and Mr. Leno.

Mr. Leno, meanwhile, moved to prime time in September as the host of “The Jay Leno Show.” But the 10 p.m. experiment was a bust for many NBC affiliates, which have seen the ratings for their late local newscasts plummet.

Mr. Leno’s last show at 10 p.m. was Feb. 11, and  “The Jay Leno Show” would be shown at 11:35 p.m. instead. NBC smoothly kept this under the radar by distracting viewers with  The Winter Olympics in Vancouver, setting the stage for  the new schedule which started on March 1. But the network acknowledged that day that Mr. O’Brien was not yet on board with the move.

Ever since the Leno-to-11:35 move was described in the news media last Thursday, people close to Mr. O’Brien have said privately that he is upset with the plan.

Fox has expressed interest in starting a late-night show starring Mr. O’Brien — provided he found a way to extricate himself from his NBC contract.

On Monday, Kevin Reilly, the president of Fox Entertainment, strongly endorsed Mr. O’Brien in an interview. “He would be a very compatible fit for our brand,” Mr. Reilly said. “He is one of the few guys on the planet that has demonstrated he can do one of these shows every night.”

Mr. O’Brien’s contractual complications were outlined in an article on Tuesday in The New York Times.

Update: 5:26 p.m.: The Internet has voted, and it’s supporting Mr. O’Brien in his struggle against NBC.

“Hey, NBC said they wanted drama at 10,” Jay Leno joked one night. “Now they’ve got it.”

FOX talking with Conan O’Brien’s reps, but no deal to snag late night comic from NBC.


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25 03 2010

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USPS To Change Delivery of Mail to 5 Days a Week Instead of 6

19 03 2010

The U.S. Postal Service will move this month toward reducing mail delivery from six days a week to five, a change Postmaster General John Potter has said is critical to reducing its massive debt.

Potter said Monday he’ll submit a formal request by the end of this month to the Postal Regulatory Commission, which must issue an advisory opinion on any change in mail service that would have national impact.

“We know we’re going to have less mail in 2020 than we have today,” Potter says. “We can’t freeze wages. We can’t freeze fuel costs.”

Once Potter makes the request, the Postal Regulatory Commission will hold public hearings in Washington and around the USA and seek expert testimony, Commission Chairwoman Ruth Goldway said.

“The Postal Service is an enormous organization. This change in service that they’re proposing is a very complex and significant change,” Goldway said. “The Postal Service is an essential part of the country’s infrastructure, so you don’t want to change it willy-nilly.”

Even if the independent commission approves the dropped day, the Postal Service also needs congressional consent. Federal law requires six-day delivery.

Potter raised the issue last year in testimony before a House oversight subcommittee. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., chairman of the subcommittee that oversees the Postal Service, said then that other cost-saving measures should be considered before cutting delivery.

As more people communicate and pay their bills online, Postal Service projections show Americans in the next decade will send significantly less mail than they do now, reducing revenue while labor and fuel costs increase. Potter will release the details today of a $4.8 million study that projects how steeply mail volume will fall and how deeply the Postal Service will be in debt by 2020. The Postal Service delivered about 177 billion pieces of mail in 2009.

The Postal Service has already borrowed $10 billion from the U.S. Treasury. Potter says it expects to borrow another $3 billion this year, leaving it just $2 billion under the $15 billion cap set by Congress.

Potter also will ask the regulatory commission to reconsider requiring the Postal Service to set aside money for future retiree health care benefits.

The commission is concluding hearings on a Postal Service proposal submitted in July to close and consolidate 154 post offices throughout the USA, Goldway said. The commission expects to issue its advisory opinion in the next two weeks.

“The Postal Service is nervous about its financial conditions and is making a lot of broad proposals,” she said. “Some of the proposals, when they see the light of day may be very worthwhile.”

(Source: http://usatoday.com)





Lindsay Lohan Sues eTrade for $100M – Milkaholic Baby Ad

12 03 2010

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan is infamous for her well-known and publicized issues with drug abuse.  What movies has she been in? Let’s see, that Mean Girls flick, and some other one about a Car or a Bug or something, and some random ones I recall that had a lot of scenes in a mall.  Other than that, Lohan is best known for her crazy lifestyle.

To think that the ridiculousness of her dad’s “legal views and ways” have been pushed aside as she takes the throne in Lohan Legality Ridiculousness-ses!

She made headlines again this week by failing to turn up for a Paris show by fashion house Ungaro. Until her no-show, everyone still believed that Lohan was Ungaro’s “artistic adviser.” Apparently not.

A day later, she makes more headlines with this nine-figure suit.


“They’re using her name as a parody of her life. Why didn’t they use the name Susan? This is a subliminal message. Everybody’s talking about it and saying it’s Lindsay Lohan,” Stephanie Ovadia, Lohan’s lawyer, told the Post.

Ovadia suggested that Lohan has elevated ‘Lindsay’ to the same sort of one-off recognition status as ‘Madonna’ or ‘Cher’. If that’s so, she’s not helping the brand.

For their part, the agency behind the ad told the Post that Lindsay was named after a member of their account team.

AND THE BOTTOM LINE IS-

Are you serious. Lindsay?  Why have you been reduced to such pettyness?  So I guess when someone use the word “yellow”, Yellow Pages should sue the pants off whoever uses the word YELLOW; because OBVIOUSLY if they used the word yellow, they MUST BE talking about The Yellow Pages telephone book (and by the way, I bolded the words “telephone book”, incase you have no idea what Yellow Pages is, Lindsay), as it is VERY CLEAR and EVIDENT that your whole concept of life is a trinity comprised of a House, a Movie Set, and a Club.

Guess what?????  Lindsay is a name other people give their babies when they are born!!





COREY HAIM LOST BOYS LICENSE TO DRIVE STAR DIES

11 03 2010

COREY HAIM PASSES AT TENDER AGE 38

The TWO Coreys have officially been reduced to just ONE Corey.  Corey Feldman must be heart broken, as these two, regardless of their tenacious friendship and shaky relationship, were inseparable.

Corey Haim, a 1980s teen heartthrob whose career was blighted by drug abuse, reportedly lost his battle with addiction on the morning of March 10, 2010. He was 38.

According to the celebrity Web site, TMZ, Haim died of an overdose of drugs and was found by his mother at his apartment. Police say there was no evidence of foul play.

Haim acknowledged his struggle with drug abuse in an interview with a British tabloid in 2004.”I was working on ’Lost Boys’ when I smoked my first joint,” he told The Sun. “I did cocaine for about a year and a half, then it led to crack.” Haim said he went into rehabilitation and was put on prescription drugs.

In a 2007 interview on CNN’s “Larry King Live,” Haim called himself “a chronic relapser for the rest of my life.”

VIA foxnews.com

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Supporters and friends pour out in remembrance of the 80’s teen star, and share with us a couple of words on how it has affected them.

• Vivica A. Fox, Shark City costar: “We will miss this wonderfully talented young man, it was a pleasure to have worked with him, may God bless his family at this most difficult time.”

• Nicole Eggert, Blown Away costar and ex-girlfriend: “I am very saddened at the news of Corey’s death and that he was unable to overcome the demons he so deeply struggled with. It is tragic and my heart and well wishes go out to his family. May he finally be in peace.”

• Todd Bridges, The Two Coreys guest star: “Corey Haim was a good friend of mine and he will be missed. Too many people are dying way too young and it’s sad because of the loved ones who are left behind to understand what happened and to feel the loss. I hope he’s in a better place.”

• Brooke McCarter and Billy WorthThe Lost Boys costars: “We love Corey Haim. He had a spirit that was beautiful and he had a lot of love to share with his friends. It’s a real sad day. Once a lost boy always a lost boy. Corey Haim had an amazing heart. He got caught up in Hollywood. He was an A-caliber actor. Everyone cared about him. Our thoughts and prayers are out to his friends and family and his mom, Judy Haim. Let’s all remember the Corey Haim they all loved.”

• Greg Goldman, The Two Coreys creator: “The last time I spoke to Corey was two months ago and he was in good spirits. He was very optimistic, he was helping his mom, who was sick, and was very optimistic that she would be OK and was very optimistic about his career. He was a positive guy. He had a very infectious laugh…Anyone who was close with Corey Haim knew he battled with a lot of severe demons through the years…It was out biggest fear that it would just become too much and he would fall off for good…He wanted to do anything and everything. His passion was acting—in front of the camera or on stage—he wanted to do it.”

• Troy Searer, The Two Coreys executive producer: “I was deeply saddened by the news of Corey’s passing. At his core he was a kind, generous and extremely talented guy. Unfortunately, his immeasurable heart and potential seemed to be in constant battle with his demons. He was a caring son and friend and he will be missed very much.”

•A&E, The Two Coreys network: “We are saddened by the tragic loss of Corey Haim who we had the pleasure to work with on the series The Two Coreys. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.”

Corey Haim final project he was currently working on,  Shark City: He WILL be missed.





APPLE iPhone GET’S AN UPGRADE, and NEW BROTHERS and SISTERS

1 03 2010

APPLE NEWS

Ever wondered what Apple has next in store for consumers?  The iPad was a phenomenal idea, considering that Amazon released it’s simple and ‘straight-to-the-point” Kindle.  Although the iPad had not beat the Kindle to the finish line, the Apple iPad offers a great and good-looking way of reading your favorite ebooks, and playing with your favorite applications.

Have a look at all the features UP CLOSE that Apple iPad has to offer. http://www.apple.com/ipad/features/

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