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The Ultimate Attempt at Damage Control
2007-08-01 17:03
by Jon Weisman

Recently, gave talent booker Merry Miller the chance at an on-camera career by assigning her an interview with Holly Hunter of Saving Grace. To make a long story short, Miller's interview made Albert Brooks' memorable sweatdown on Broadcast News (a Hunter film, of course) look like the epitome of poise.

Rather than duck from the embarrassment, which has generated countless clicks on YouTube and elsewhere, has decided to exploit it. The website has not only published a story that chronicles every bit of Miller's embarrassment, it has set up an on-camera interview of Miller by another personality.

And Miller brought a clip! Of her own personal nightmare! Roll it!

Someday, the media is going to eat itself alive – and then talk meaningfully about the meal on 20/20.

2007-08-01 17:11:53
1.   bhsportsguy
The relationship between Holly Hunter and Albert Brooks is a great example of co-workers becoming friends under fire.

Its one of the best movies of the last 25 years.

2007-08-01 18:45:45
2.   Bob Timmermann
Zombie TV strikes!

"The Nine" returns to ABC tonight to burn off its remaining episodes. I hope I can remember the original plot.

2007-08-03 06:44:23
3.   Penarol1916
Last night was the first time my wife watched Madman with me. It made her cry because every character was just awful. She asked me, "Not everyone is as mean to eachother as that are they?"
2007-08-03 09:34:37
4.   Greg Brock
So many people have reveled in a poor showing by a seemingly nice young lady. She had technical trouble and everything went wrong. Big deal.
2007-08-03 19:31:09
5.   Jon Weisman
4 - Well, isn't that sophisticated of you :)
2007-08-03 23:37:55
6.   Hallux Valgus
maybe it's because I don't care about the interviews of famous people, but this seemed like a limp episode of the Chris Farley Show to me.

On a completely different note- does anyone else watch Psych? It's easily my favorite show this year. It's the only show that my 14 year old brother enjoys, my 21 year old brother enjoys, I enjoy, and my (older than she looks, because she's lovely) mother enjoys as well. And it's gotten a lot better this year.

2007-08-04 22:59:39
7.   underdog
Did anyone catch the Masters of Sci Fi series on ABC tonight? It was quite good with a great cast - Judy Davis and Sam Waterston - and from what I've heard from a couple of TV critics subsequent episodes will be even better. It's an anthology series based on various classic sci-fi short stories.

Now the question is why did ABC dump it on Saturday nights at 10 in the summer? They had a shot at airing this months ago but kept it, choosing their Bingo show and other drek instead. Good ol' ABC.

2007-08-06 09:16:14
8.   Andrew Shimmin
I stayed up to watch FotC last night, and was glad I did. There will come a day when people who took French in high school don't recognize many elements of that music video, but, happily, it wasn't last night. Just excellent.
2007-08-06 19:14:35
9.   Jon Weisman
8 - Last night's was one of my favorites.
2007-08-06 21:00:45
10.   Andrew Shimmin
Nothing but raves today, but so it goes. Big Love was fantastic! I'm glad I listened to you; I'd quit watching it out of boredom early on. But the last few have been outstanding.

These commercials that say there are only three more episodes, is that for this season? Or did it get canceled?

2007-08-06 22:02:04
11.   Jon Weisman
10 - No, that sounds about right. It's already been renewed for season three next year.

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