After the coffee. Before making sure I didn't get married while watching the Grammys.
The Skinny: Wouldn't it have been funny if Kacey Musgraves went all Richard Sherman on Taylor Swift after beating her in the best country album category at the Grammys? Now that would have been entertaining. Today's headlines includes Grammy coverage and the box office recap. Also, "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno is starting to make the rounds with exit interviews.
Daily Dose: If the next time a political spot comes on and the candidate mentions you by name, you may not be hallucinating. Satellite broadcasters DirecTV and Dish Network said they were teaming up to offer what is known in the industry as "addressable advertising" which is a polite way of saying very specific targeting of commercials. "Campaigns can focus their message to a precise set of potential voters and eliminate the spending waste,” said Keith Kazerman, senior vice president of ad sales, DirecTV.
Oh Lorde! New Zealand singer Lorde (Ella Yelich-O’Connor) was one of the surprise winners at the Grammys last night as her hit "Royals" won best song and best pop performance. Daft Punk also cleaned up, as did Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. The show also featured a performance by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr as well as Pink once again auditioning for Cirque du Soleil and a surprise appearance by Madonna. Grammy recaps from the Los Angeles Times, New York Times and Rolling Stone.
Still in fifth gear. The buddy comedy "Ride Along" had no problems staying in first place at the box office, taking in $21.2 million. Coming in second with just over $12 million was the war drama "Lone Survivor." Meanwhile, "I, Frankenstein" becomes the first official flop of the new year, taking in less than $10 million in its first weekend. Box office coverage from the Los Angeles Times and USA Today.
Exit interview. With his second term as "Tonight Show" host coming to an end next month, Jay Leno is making the rounds with farewell interviews. He's still a little bitter about the Conan O'Brien fiasco and isn't totally ready to walk away. That said, he also isn't looking for another TV gig for now, so all those other companies thinking they'll woo Leno for their own show should cool their jets. Here's Leno's conversations with TV Guide and the Hollywood Reporter.
Safe landing. Often when one gets a new boss it's time to get the resume ready. But Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley has apparently won over her new boss, Jeff Shell, who is chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment. Langley's deal with the studio was renewed through 2017 and she had oversight of marketing and international production added to her gig. Details from Variety and the Los Angeles Times.
You've arrived. The New Yorker's Ken Auletta weighs in on Netflix. Set aside a few hours (or days) for a deep dive into Netflix and how it's changing television, yada, yada, yada.
Inside the Los Angeles Times: A review of the Grammy Awards.
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