Thursday, April 26, 2007

Page 1 Consider (04/26)

  • My 'View': Everyone's got a theory about Rosie O'Donnell's announcement that she's leaving "The View." But it's pretty obvious to me that Rosie wanted out and the "contract negotiations didn't work out" high road is what she agreed to say with Barbara Walters. ABC would have done anything to keep this ratings goldmine on the set. (AP)

  • Two Becomes One: Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown sure could use a visit from Self-Respect Spice. (AP)

  • Thanks for the Vote: MySpace and reality TV producer Mark Burnett are teaming to launch the search for an independent presidential candidate. (AP)

  • Is There No End to This? President Bush's "brain" Karl Rove is finally under investigation for illegal political activity. Too bad the man leading the inquiry is a Bush appointee -- Special Counsel Scott Bloch -- who is already under investigation for allegations of homophobia, illegal gag orders, cronyism, and retaliation. (Source)

  • As If: People magazine says Drew Barrymore is the No. 1 Most Beautiful Person. Are crooked mouths and speech impediments "hot" in Hollywood these days? (People)

  • Reality Check: How's this for a new reality show: "Is Your Husband Gay?" (ABC)

  • Anything but Ratings: In the wake of the Voicemailgate scandal, NBC denied Alec Baldwin's request to get out of his contract for "30 Rock" so he could devote all of his time to the cause of "parental alienation." Given the sitcom's so-called ratings, however, I have a feeling he'll have plenty of time for all sorts of causes in the near future. (AP)

  • HotJobs: If I were Steve Stanton, I'd head to West Palm Beach faster than you can see Adam's apple reduction. (Source)

  • DVR Worthy: This Friday on 20/20, Barbara Walters sits down with children who are struggling with gender identity and their families. (Advocate)

  • Linger: Singer Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries says that a "reunion is possible." Did they break up? (AP)

    Anonymous said...


    As much as I admit that People is about as factually independent as the whoriest PR agency in Hollywood, I think you're being a hater on the Drew Barrymore issue, no? She's far from ugly and she seems to have a greater inner radiance than many the Hollywood type.

    Or do you know something the rest of us don't?

    Anonymous said...

    'Given the sitcom's so-called ratings, however, I have a feeling he'll have plenty of time for all sorts of causes in the near future'

    I don't think so - it's been renewed for another season.

    Anonymous said...

    I love 30 Rock and Alec is a true asset. I know you're super busy, Kenneth, But you should give it a shot, I think it's very funny. That Tina Fey is funny and smart. ALright, Alright I like the show because I AM Liz Lemon! I'm not ashamed to admit it! ...well a little bit...

    TCho said...

    yeah, i didn't realize the cranberries broke up either. i bought a couple of songs from her album. they're pretty good.