After the coffee. Before the eggs. (How'd I never think of that before?)
The Skinny: The Dodgers are still alive! I'm actually not some big Dodger fan but I love playoff baseball and want the series to go seven. It's a nice distraction. Thursday's roundup includes a look at what shows attract the wealthiest viewers. Also, Oren Aviv exits
Daily Dose: There have been a few stories lately that
Spare a dollar? If your neighbor watches lots of ABC, then he might have some cash to blow. According to Nielsen data that the network is touting, ABC leads in ratings among viewers who make more than $150,000 a year. Overall, ABC has five of the top 10 shows among the well-to-do, including
Warts and all? The movie "Saving Mr. Banks," about the making of the movie "Mary Poppins" (yes, it's a movie about making a movie), includes
Early exit. Oren Aviv, the chief marketing officer at 20th Century Fox, is out at the movie studio with a year-and-a-half left to go on his contract. According to Deadline Hollywood, Aviv clashed with Tony Sella, the chief creative officer at the studio. Sounds like there were are too many chiefs in the kitchen (see what I did there?).
Where have all the good men gone? Is there a leading-man shortage in Hollywood? Variety notes there are no men under 40 who have really broken out if you discount the stars of franchise films such as "Harry Potter" and "Twilight." Said Variety: "Hollywood is a now a town with angst-ridden actors jittery about their own fame. A big part of this change comes from the new reality of stardom, if such a thing even exists anymore. In the era of
Bay attacked. Director Michael Bay was attacked on the set of "Transformers 4" in Hong Kong, according to Reuters, which said two brothers approached him seeking money. An argument then broke out and Bay "sustained injuries to the right side of his face." However, he did not seek treatment and shooting went on as scheduled.
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