You don’t have to be named Molly to be a Molly, though it helps. Mollies Lambert, Young and McAleer got attention not merely for their Ringwaldian monikers but for their coyly insightful writing about pop culture, their minute observations, and the manner in which they promoted themselves via social media. They’re not the only Read More
The Social Network screenwriter, West Wing creator, and Making Movies playwright Aaron Sorkin has taken every available chance to assail bloggers that he’s been given. Incredibly, he’s been given many, and he continues to use them to take the opportunity to reiterate his tired anti-blogger rhetoric time and time again. Yet: his latest swipe—backhanded, sniveling, and skeptical of a proven New York Times reporter if only because of said reporter’s background as a blogger—is especially impressive.
The specifics in the story of terrorist Osama Bin Laden’s death are sure to make their way to light in the coming days, or possibly, hours. Yet, had you searched on Twitter, youwould have seen the story told long before President Obama even announced his press conference. Because some guy live-Tweeted it as it happened, Read More
We hadn’t heard of former Good Morning America executive producer Shelley Ross until yesterday, and she would probably prefer we never did.
Ms. Ross was featured in a Sunday Times round-up of ICorrect.com, which Ms. Ross pays $1,000 a year for the space to post rebuttals to what she sees as inaccuracies in Read More
Radiohead’s digital release of new album The King of Limbs was bumped up by a day, thanks, apparently, to a good tech team and an eager band. “With everything ready on their website, the band decided to bring forward the release,” said the band’s press release. The Observer hasn’t paid for a copy yet (unlike Read More
More news out of Bravo today, as Lisa Hsia has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Bravo Digital Media. Bravo’s release detailed Hsia’s responsibilities–overseeing Bravo’s flagship site and their recap mecca, Television Without Pity, as well as working on various multiplatform initiatives. Hsia’s most notable credit–at least to late Read More
“I regret to say I’m not holed up in the fetal position. All I can say to them is: nobody ever took my photo!” Nikki Finke laughs. Speaking to the Observer today about the photograph of the reclusive blogger, driving, that The Daily ran today, she noted: “I have a very nice car, Read More
About Jennifer Aniston–you knew that she might, maybe, have been a Saturday Night Live cast member, unless she hadn’t, or that she always hated her iconic haircut. But the star is still at work grooming her public image, and doing so more assiduously than in years. Today brings a Zach Read More
The Malcolm Gladwell Book Generator, a website which launched yesterday, is catching on faster than those trendy shoes from The Tipping Point. The site allows readers to refresh and see a new, pastel-on-white cover of a book on scientific ideas. Each could fit easily alongside Gladwell’s back catalog, but for an absurdist twist. Read More
The promise of the Internet has been fulfilled–every last question of even remote interest has by now been answered. What day did Ferris Bueller skip school to see the Cubs play (and to impersonate a “Sausage King,” and to go to the Art Institute of Chicago)? Larry Granillo of the blog Baseball Prospectus Read More