An interesting oral history. With video of The Who smashing and blowing up their instruments and a very young Steve Martin.
I had thought it was a weak attempt to emulate "Whazzup?!" So now I understand better why some people like it, but I still think it's a lousy commercial.
"‘Who’s Next?’: The Mysterious Blind-Item King Who Exposed Weinstein, Spacey, and Lauer Before the Media"
I've been reading the "blind-item king" for a while now. He sure seems to have some good sources.
Including Arnold on The Dating Game. (15 minute video.)
Larry had a really good time.
This piece offers a short answer to a question I've had. There have been an increasing number of complaints about the status of women in Hollywood: there aren't enough good roles for women, there aren't enough female-directed movies, there aren't enough female-written projects, women don't have enough lines in the top grossing films, etc. Etc.
My question is this: if the problem is that Hollywood is run by direly misogynist men, why don't some women start their own studios or otherwise bring their own projects to market? Compared to 50 years ago, or even 20 years ago, there are now a number of women in entertainment who are supposedly quite, quite wealthy. Couldn't they do it themselves and let the market work its magic?
Well, Ms. Witherspoon seems to be doing it. If she continues to succeed, she'll attract imitators and the issue will tend to evaporate. If she doesn't, we'll need either a new crisis to worry about or a new explanation. (I strongly suspect the latter would occur: I'd bet it would turn out to be the direly misogynist audience that needs fixing. Sigh.)
I don't know about "best," but she is excellent. (But let's hope that she avoids the fates of John Madden, Dick Vitale, and others who evidently read their press clippings and became too full of themselves.)
Amazon Prime is currently meeting my needs. I've dabbled a bit with some of these second-tier services and I think they're most useful for one thing: if you've ever needed to know just how many, many--many!--bad movies have been made, check some of the services out.
Needless to say, speculative, but for fans of The Wire, interesting.