Good morning/evening/afternoon, whereever you are.
* This comes in from CBS’ web site. Today at 11 AM Eastern, Mike Richards will be tweeting along with today’s episode of The Price is Right. Now, I know I’m going to be there, because this is the one chance fans have to give Mike a piece of their mind. Now, there is a right way and a wrong way to do this. The right way is to respectfully ask hard questions. The wrong way is to post death threats. I plan on doing it the right way.
* We take you now to the Facebook page of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. Comedian D.L. Hughley, formerly of The Hughleys, will be subbing for Meredith all next week.
I don’t know why, but there seems to be a trend of comedians hosting game shows. We have Drew Carey hosting Price, Steve Harvey hosting Feud, Bill Engvall hosting Lingo, and now this guy hosting Millionaire. True, a comedian has always hosted Family Feud (I don’t know if I should count Al Roker as one, but I think I will anyway), but the others have had pros. I certainly hope he does well.
* Interesting story from TMZ. Normally, I don’t go here for news, since I don’t consider it news. However, this one is interesting. Charlie Sheen wants to take his $100M case against Warner Bros. public. However, there’s a little clause in his contract that states the case must be settled in arbitration, although the arbitrator can decide whether to put it in a courtroom or not.
What I find interesting is that TMZ is owned by Warner Bros. (via Telepictures), which also produces and distributes Two and a Half Men. This, ladies and gentlemen, is what I like to call “conflict of interest”. Of course, CNN (also owned by Warner Bros.) has also allowed this to air on their network.
This is how Hollywood works, and it has worked for some time now.
Well, I’ll see you later.