Sex & Real Estate
“If you’ve got sex appeal, big boobs, long legs… why wouldn’t you use it?”
Barbara Corcoran of The Corcoran Group uttered the words at a recent promotional event for ABC’s “Shark Tank,” where she encouraged the use of sex appeal to earn business, Business Insider reported.
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Breast Cancer Awareness month might have become ground zero for some heated debates in recent years, but we can’t deny the benefit of all that ubiquitous pink-colored coverage. Just look at Good Morning America’s Amy Robach, who underwent her first mammogram last month, on-air, for a segment promoting awareness. She admitted that she had to be talked into “demystifying” the procedure by her co-host Robin Roberts, who is herself a breast cancer survivor.
“Like so many women, I just kept putting it off,” Ms. Robach said today, after announcing the test had come back positive.
marketing to millennials
You may have read this on a website today: The Goldbergs is a new sitcom about Jews in the 1980s that premieres tonight.
God, Bill Nye is perfect. Remember how he is the oppposite of Ben Stein who believes in Intelligent Design, even though when you were a kid you probably thought both of them were very smart? Yeah, that was fun.
Even more fun than watching Mr. Nye just kill it on the topic of why Creationism shouldn’t be taught in school is watching him dominate the floor on ABC during last night’s Dancing With the Stars, in which he did a fun cha-cha to our favorite song that Todd from Breaking Bad has a ringtone, “Weird Science.”
No, we never thought we’d write the above headline either. But in case you missed Claudia Dreyfus’s brilliant interview with the CBS award-winning sitcom’s EP and script writers Eric Kaplan in The New York Times the other day, you really need to know that he is not trying to make the show about stereotypes. “Listen, it’s a story, not a thesis about how everyone is,” said Mr. Kaplan, in just about the most perfect excuse for a show ever given.
And then there was some Chuck Lorre-loving, which makes the whole interview sound like foreshadowing for a Charlie Sheen-level implosion on the production pretty soon.
When we saw that Nightline co-host Cynthia McFadden had sold her three-bedroom co-op at 129 East 69th Street last week, we wondered where she would be moving. Like the 11:35 p.m. time slot on ABC, a pre-war co-op in a white glove Lenox Hill building is prime real estate.
The answer is Carnegie Hill (and, if you’re watching ABC, it’s 12:35 a.m.). The famed journalist tells The Observer that she and her teenaged son are upgrading to a four-story brownstone on the Upper East Side neighborhood.
Jake Tapper, ABC’s senior White House correspondent, is leaving for CNN–where he will be the anchor of a new weekday program and CNN’s chief Washington correspondent.
The news was first reported in a press release from ABC that announced a number of staffing changes at the network.
So we already knew that David Pogue was a little bit…off. The New York Times reporter has a reputation for being both the most famous tech writer in the country as well as the most controversial. He’s been accused of shilling for Apple and FoxConn, which produces Apple products, and possibly dating one of their publicists. These are all pretty sketchy things.
But nothing explains this Christmas video he made for CBS Sunday Morning, where he appears as a weekend tech consultant correspondent in a strange, non-conflict of interest arrangement. In the video he plays Techno Claus who for some reason sounds a lot like Mike Myers’s Linda Richman in “Coffee Talk.” And that’s just the beginning.
Real Estate on TV
It looks like 666 Park Avenue learned the hard way that the only thing harder to find than a sprawling rent-controlled apartment was renewal for another 13 episodes.
The supernatural evening soap opera, which was shameless when it came to the inaccurate portrayal of Manhattan real estate, has been evicted from ABC’s Sunday night lineup for a lackluster performance, according to Variety.
There’s nothing scarier than failing to attract viewers.
Big Apple Idolatry
- Fresh off his Broadway run in Chicago, Usher will be kicking his feet up in one of those swivel pods on the third season of The Voice. He and Shakira will be taking over for Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo Green, who are vacating their judges’ chairs on NBC’s hit music contest. Of coorse, Usher has an ace card up his sleeve to win over any waffling young talent. It’s two words, and rhymes with Bustin Tweezer.