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Monday, June 27, 2005

Worldwide Feast of Live 8 Coverage

The upcoming Live 8 concerts could become the largest global broadcast in history.

Bob Geldof and organizers hope to attract more than the 3.9 billion viewers who were able to watch the Athens Olympic Games. The anti-poverty concerts will be seen on over 140 television networks around the world, as well as on the internet.

NBC to Katie: Don't Let The Doorknob Hit You On Your Way Out

NBC's cash cow, Today, is preparing in case Katie Couric bails at the end of her contract.

The network appears to be grooming Alexis Glick and Natalie Morales to step in when the diva-ish anchor decides she wants to start sleeping in mornings.

NBC News is trying to duplicate the smooth transition it created when they groomed Brian Williams to succeed Tom Brokaw.

They're Really Lowering Their Standards

Vanna White, talentless letter-turner on Wheel of Fortune, will be among the dozens of celebrities to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006, presumably right next to the star given to Press Your Luck's annoying Whammy thing.

Other, more deserving candidates being honored by The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce include Annette Bening, Matthew Broderick, Holly Hunter, William Hurt, Nathan Lane, Steve Martin, and Ray Romano.