After the coffee. Before beating this slightly sore throat into submission.
The Skinny: My colleague is on injured reserve with a bad cold and now my throat is bothering me. So I'm guzzling down meds because I'm not spending this weekend at home coughing and blowing my nose. Wish me luck. Friday's headlines include the weekend box-office preview, more Oscar analysis and a profile of
Daily Dose: While there seems to be no shortage of potential suitors for a new Thursday NFL package (see below), don't count
Run over. The
Let the campaigning begin. Now that the Oscar nominations are out, get ready for weeks of debate over who will win and who should win and why. Sometime soon we'll hear about why some historical movie doesn't deserve all the attention it is getting and there will be complaints about how a producer is attempting to buy an Academy Award. In other words, it will be business as usual. In today's news cycle, the Oscar nominations already seem like something that happened a month ago instead of yesterday. But since it is actually still fresh news, here are more stories and analysis of Thursday's Oscar nominations from the Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal.
Getting ready. Ellen DeGeneres, who is hosting her second
Who doesn't want football? The NFL's decision to accept offers for a new Thursday night football package has a lot of networks kicking the tires including, according to Sports Business Journal,
We should all be struggling so much. Fox's
Less quacking. A&E's reality show
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