After the coffee. Before making my Super Bowl pick.
The Skinny: I have not decided who to root for in Sunday's Super Bowl. It will literally be a game day decision. Send me who you think I should cheer on. Friday's roundup includes the weekend box office preview as well as stories on Rep. Henry Waxman's retirement, the upcoming Writers Guild contract talks and the debate over the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decision to strip a song of its Oscar nomination.
Daily Dose: Do you believe in reliving miracles? If so, you'll want to get to the Paley Center in New York and Beverly Hills to check out its new Olympics exhibit, which features coverage of the Games from 1960 to 2012. The package features more than 1,300 hours of coverage as it was seen on television here, including in many cases the original commercials. That alone might make it worthwhile.
A non-awkward moment. Box office forecasts have the romantic (or is it misogynistic?) comedy "That Awkward Moment" finishing first during Super Bowl weekend. Starring
Wrong note? Did the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences overreact when it revoked the Oscar nomination for the song" Alone Yet Not Alone" for lobbying academy members? That seemed to be the buzz around town after the academy's unprecedented action. More on the controversy from the Los Angeles Times and Variety.
Now I can record more shows I'll never watch.
Tough talks coming. On Monday, the
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