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James Frey’s real crimes? His rich-kid fibs

January 14, 2006 at 4:18 pm | | Literature, Television | | --Simon

Here’s an article that gives a lot of depth into the whole James Frey fiasco and the lies he has in his memoir, A Million Little Pieces.

Mr. Frey’s crimes against truthfulness were revealed in The Smoking Gun, a website associated with CourtTV, which sicced two reporters on his case for six weeks. (Ow, ow, ow.) The reporters discovered that Jimbo’s claims of having been a badass prior to his morally uplifting recovery were — well, not really true. In fact, he had “wholly fabricated or wildly embellished details of his purported criminal career, jail terms, and status as an outlaw ‘wanted in three states.’ “

Save Our Bluths: Save Arrested Development

January 3, 2006 at 10:55 pm | | Television | | --Simon

Save Our Bluths is a grass-roots campaign by fans of the Emmy-award winning comedy Arrested Development with two goals: to urge Fox to renew Arrested for a third season, and to introduce the innovative comedy to new viewers.

Oprah’s Fowl Flight

December 27, 2005 at 2:50 pm | | Television | | --Simon

Oh no! I’m glad Oprah isn’t harmed!. If she was, how could she run for president?

The talk show maven’s private plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Santa Barbara Monday after colliding with a bird and cracking a windshield.

CBS trying webcasting for select TV shows

December 27, 2005 at 2:38 pm | | Television | | --Simon

Welcome to the 21st Century, CBS:

CBS chairman Leslie Moonves said that the network is shopping their content around to the likes of Google, Yahoo, DirecTV, and others, as they contemplate ways to ride the wave. So far, however, they seem to be primarily interested in streaming content for the purposes of bringing in more traditional viewers.

While some had assumed that Google would be the natural choice for, well, anything, it looks like Yahoo has won this round. Yahoo is hosting a “CBS Comedy Bowl” as a holiday promotional, and they’re streaming two episodes each of Two and a Half Men and How I Met Your Mother. The content is being streamed in the 4:3 format, without advertising, using the Windows Media Video format. You cannot save the shows locally.


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