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Re:TOMORROW'S NOTES TODAY
« Reply #60 on: January 16, 2007, 08:02:53 AM »

DR JRand - Don't even get me started on webmasters  ::)
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« Reply #61 on: January 16, 2007, 08:06:03 AM »

On the desert island we are bringing our CDs and DVDs to--is there electricity?
Charge up that iPod or CD player before we're dropped off, and then pray we're found before the juice runs out...
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« Reply #62 on: January 16, 2007, 08:07:39 AM »

DR Jennifer, I agree with you about the supporting TV awards for the Globes. It does seem like a hodgepodge of nominees from movies, miniseries, comedy and drama series all lumped together. Occasionally, a TV series person will win; Sandra Oh won the first year of GREY'S ANATOMY's eligibility, and Kim Cattrall won once for SEX & THE CITY, but ordinarily, you're correct, the series actors are at a disadvantage.

I guess because they already have SO many categories separating comedy/musical actors from drama actors in both TV and films, it's just too crowded as it is.

As for the DREAMGIRLS mini-sweep, that's the way it goes some years even at the Oscars. Some years, a lot of movies divide up the spoils. Doesn't mean the movies are less deserving, just that there are films of equal quality vying for the same prizes. (The only other show of any kind of the night that won three was HBO's ELIZABETH I. Nothing else won more than two.)

A few Oscar examples: 1976 - ROCKY won a total of 3 awards including Best Picture; NETWORK and ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN each won four awards.

2004 - MILLION DOLLAR BABY won four awards including Best Picture; THE AVIATOR won five total awards.

2005 - Best Picture winner CRASH won three awards. BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN won three awards. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA won three awards; KING KONG won three awards.
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« Reply #63 on: January 16, 2007, 08:07:49 AM »

Top of the Mornin' to Ye, DR Elmo.  I'm off!
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« Reply #64 on: January 16, 2007, 08:11:14 AM »

As for the TV awards from last night, I really couldn't fault them. I thought a couple of nominees didn't deserve their spots (BIG LOVE, for example, instead of DEADWOOD or DEXTER).

But how GREAT for Kyra Sedgwick and America Ferrerra! I was very pleased for them, and happy that UGLY BETTY got recognized. GREY'S ANATOMY had a fabulous second season, and it was a toss-up for me whether it won or '24.' Since '24' won the Emmy, it's fine with me that GREY'S won this time out.
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« Reply #65 on: January 16, 2007, 08:13:11 AM »

DR JRand - Don't even get me started on webmasters  ::)

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« Reply #66 on: January 16, 2007, 08:14:27 AM »

I have only the three CBS comedies from last night to watch today, so I should be able to squeeze in a movie before the start-up of AMERICAN IDOL tonight.

I know the auditions rounds garner some of the show's highest ratings as people tune in to see the truly bad, delusional folks who think they can sing. I have to say that the audition rounds are the most tedious for me, and I don't always watch them completely. I much prefer the show once the real talent gets to Hollywood, and the elimination rounds begin.
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« Reply #67 on: January 16, 2007, 08:18:10 AM »

My 10 Desert Island CDs:

FOLLIES (OCR)

FOLLIES (Papermill Cast)

GYPSY (OCR)

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (OCR)

COMPANY (OCR)

SWEENEY TODD (OCR)

SHE LOVES ME (OCR)

MAME (OCR)

MY FAIR LADY (OCR)

BYE BYE BIRDIE (OCR)
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« Reply #68 on: January 16, 2007, 08:22:47 AM »

Top of the Mornin' to Ye, DR Elmo.  I'm off!

DR Miss Karen, have fun!
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« Reply #69 on: January 16, 2007, 08:23:13 AM »

What a wonderful day to be alive...especially if you are Helen Mirren!
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« Reply #70 on: January 16, 2007, 08:24:18 AM »

Did anyone who watched the Golden Globes notice that Brad Pitt looks "different" in some way?  Has his face filled out a tad?  Are his eyes somehow more puffy?  Or squintier?
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« Reply #71 on: January 16, 2007, 08:24:50 AM »

Are they freaking kidding us with that comedy actor award for Alec Baldwin?

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« Reply #72 on: January 16, 2007, 08:25:38 AM »

The day is a bit warmer than the past several.  I couldn't see my breath while I was outside.

That's a sign.
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« Reply #73 on: January 16, 2007, 08:25:52 AM »

We may get some rain showers this e'en.
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« Reply #74 on: January 16, 2007, 08:26:19 AM »

What a wonderful day to be alive...especially if you are Helen Mirren!

Isn't that the truth!

She won last year's Emmy for ELIZABETH I.

She's the odds-on favorite to win this year's Best Actress Oscar.

She'll be the frontrunner for this year's Emmy for PRIME SUSPECT.
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« Reply #75 on: January 16, 2007, 08:28:28 AM »

Are they freaking kidding us with that comedy actor award for Alec Baldwin?



He's the best thing about 30 ROCK and giving one of the drollest, most enjoyable performances I've seen on TV in awhile. I would have picked Steve Carrell (who won last year), but I had no problem with Alec winning.

(The Globes often favor new shows over old favorites.)
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« Reply #76 on: January 16, 2007, 08:30:57 AM »

I caught up on some of my recorded shows from last week.

"Smallville" was fun, if a bit of a stall in the ongoing story about the formation of the Justice Leage.  Just more "Lana still loves Clark" dramaturgy.  Ho-hum.

"Supernatural" resonated greatly because Jared Padelecki turned in a very strong performance.  It was all the more noticeable because co-star Jensen Ackles was in the background...and his dour one-notedness didn't bring the proceedings to their usual halt-go-halt-go-halt!

And then there was "The Ghost Whisperer" -- and what a strong, emotional and gutsy entry this show was in that series: the ghost of a soul that had a tortured recall of several prior lives.  And that soul found itself set for another incarnation.  Melinda rightly grasped that the soul was about to be reborn, but did not guess who the mother was.  The resolution, and the sacrifice, I found to be very moving.  There's more to this storyline of "not being ready to have a child" and it may end badly for one of our characters.
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« Reply #77 on: January 16, 2007, 08:32:56 AM »

I'm off to take care of some house chores before ssettling in for lunch.

WBBL.
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« Reply #78 on: January 16, 2007, 08:33:51 AM »

The best thing about crap, huh!  Well...I see....

I didn't know you were a regular viewer.

The show has improved greatly since the first few shows of the season.
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« Reply #79 on: January 16, 2007, 08:34:03 AM »

I came back and found a smilie next to my Rosemary Clooney selection.  How did it get there?  I did not put it there.  Could I have done it inadvertantly?  I have disabled the smilies features.  I do not like smilies.  I would like to think that what I write is clear enough without the addition of little icons that spell it out for the unsubtle.

We're having our first snowfall of the year today.  Sparse so far; but very pretty.
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« Reply #80 on: January 16, 2007, 08:34:59 AM »

I'm off to take care of some house chores before ssettling in for lunch.

WBBL.

I ssee!

Have ssomething good to eat!
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« Reply #81 on: January 16, 2007, 08:36:05 AM »

I didn't know you were a regular viewer.

The show has improved greatly since the first few shows of the season.

I've gotten to the point where I'd rather watch dust motes float by from the glow of my fireplace than to watch a show that disappointed me the first time I saw it.

Of course, I watched more of "Joey" than I should have...

But, perhaps I'm too critical.
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« Reply #82 on: January 16, 2007, 08:36:53 AM »

Charge up that iPod or CD player before we're dropped off, and then pray we're found before the juice runs out...

Unless the Professor is with us.  In which case he can build a stationary bicycle generator out of bamboo and coconuts.
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« Reply #83 on: January 16, 2007, 08:38:19 AM »

Did any of the cable networks have a Red Carpet pre-show this year?

The TV Guide channel started pre-shows at 4 (Mainly the River girls)
The E! channel started pre-shows at 5 (Mainly Ryan Seacrest).

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« Reply #84 on: January 16, 2007, 08:39:11 AM »

I would like to think that what I write is clear enough without the addition of little icons that spell it out for the unsubtle.

We don't all possess the sterling qualities of self-expression as you.

We find the smilies make up for this lack in many ways.
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« Reply #85 on: January 16, 2007, 08:45:18 AM »

All of my Van Morrison CDs (the 10-CD limit be damned)


I sense "authority issues" here 8)
Perhaps some military training would help :)

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« Reply #86 on: January 16, 2007, 08:46:04 AM »

Did any of the cable networks have a Red Carpet pre-show this year?

Joan and Melissa were up to their...earlobes in red carpet last night.

Their pre-show commentary aired on the TV Guide channel...and possibly on E!
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« Reply #87 on: January 16, 2007, 08:46:32 AM »

If this -- 8) -- is the smilie DR Pogue, saw, it came from combining the number 8 with a ) --  (and since the Clooney recording was his 8th choice...)

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« Reply #88 on: January 16, 2007, 08:52:16 AM »

Boy, that Tom Hanks.

First he outs his high school drama teacher when he accepts an award for "Philadelphia."

Now he's throwing Warren Beatty's "balls" into the air, over and again, for the C.B. DeMille award last night.

It makes me wonder why all the fuss about a Janet Jackson breast shot in a world where nude statues proliferate in art museums...where everyone is welcome.
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« Reply #89 on: January 16, 2007, 08:54:08 AM »



We find the smilies make up for this lack in many ways.

I agree. How else does a reader know if you're being sarcastic or facetious? Or, in my case, just plain rude.

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