Thursday, July 19, 2007

And while you were checking your air for asbestos....

So while we were having explosions pumping asbestos in the air (oh right NYC, just in the dust of the manhole explosion), Hollywood was getting ready for the 2007 Emmy nominations. Announced this morning at the butt crack of dawn for some of us, they were a lot of newcomers honored with a nomination this year. So let’s get to it. And the awards can possible go to:

"The Office"
"30 Rock"
"Two and a Half Men"
"Ugly Betty
"Boston Legal"
"Grey's Anatomy"
"The Sopranos"
Hugh Laurie, "House"
James Gandolfini, "The Sopranos"
Kiefer Sutherland, "24"
Denis Leary, "Rescue Me"
James Spader, "Boston Legal"
Edie Falco, "The Sopranos"
Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"
Sally Field, "Brothers and Sisters"
Minnie Driver, "The Riches"
Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: SVU"
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
Steve Carell, "The Office"
Tony Shalhoub, "Monk"
Charlie Sheen, "Two and a Half Men"
Ricky Gervais, "Extras"
America Ferrera, "Ugly Betty"
Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "The New Adventures of Old Christine"
Mary-Louise Parker, "Weeds"
Felicity Huffman, "Desperate Housewives"

The show will broadcast live on September 16th from the Shrine Auditorium and FOX is the lucky channel that will be airing the program. With all the hoopla over The Sopranos, its 15 nominations (all in major categories) and this being its final year, watch out for the program to do well that night. HBO leads the pack of stations with 84 nominations all together and NBC comes out next in the battle of top networks. Surprises were “Lost” and “24”, usual favorites, and their lack of nods this year. Others that should do well The month of August we will be doing mini-features on the nominees we believe deserve to win and those who were shut out – undeservedly. We here at Spielster would love to hear your favorite picks!

For more on the Emmy nods and other nominees, check out & The Academy of Television of Arts & Sciences

And in other news:
Another one bites the dust.. Who knew cooking Latin food for the cast and crew of a Telenovela could be so hard? This week’s
Top Chef had us saying goodbye to Lia, the chef from New York City, over her non-Latin polenta having dish.
Personally, I thought Lia was good enough to make it way further in the competiion and I believe Casey or Sarah N would have been better suited to get up out of here – especially since Sarah didn’t even make a meal – she made a seafood version of guacamole. And to avid readers of SPielster , yes I am watching this season of Top Chef even though I promised after last season’s early removal of my favorite Sam I was done with the program and Tom Colicchio. So I amend that statement and will let you know that I am pretty sure this is the best group of chef’s so far. What I love about this go around is someone does great in a quick fire and then sucks at the main competition that night. Really its anyone’s game at this point and each week I am super excited to see what the chefs come up with. And I loved the redeeming of Howie and Joey last night!!!!!

Winona talks about "The Saks incident" Apparently she was on pain killers, which makes you loopy. So she didn’t shoplift, she just forgot to pay. Big difference!!! Ryder also discusses with VOGUE the pure insanity of the coverage her incident received and how it has affected her career.

Gwen Stefani sues Forever 21 This bitch has a lot nerve. Now I am not a fan of stealing – especially one clothing company ganking another clothing line’s idea, but Stefani wouldn’t have this problem if she even attempted to make her line price friendly to the people who want to buy this – young teen girls. This woman is a huge idol for young woman and she finally comes out with a clothing line and it’s took expensive for her core demographic to buy it unless they were on an episode “Super Sweet 16”. So Ms. Stefani, maybe you should see this as a sign to make AFFORDABLE clothes.

T.I. remains in the number spot on the Billboard 100 chart Smashing Pumpkin’s “Zeitgeist” hit the number spot, Interpol’s latest landed in at number 4 (which could explain why this band is headlining Madison Square Garden) and Spoon’s new album “Ga Ga Ga Ga” winded up at number ten (Congrats Alternative music!!!!) The Pumpkins received the number one spot for online record purchases at 25,000 copies sold its first week. Not bad after a seven year hiatus.

In tattoo news: Combustible tattoo ink about to hit the market Scientists created a combustible ink that is said to remain in little bead bubbles in the dermis and will be removable with just ONE laser treatment. Not sure if this will affect the industry, since I am sure as an artist you would prefer not to look at a tattoo as something others might want to remove one day – but this is probably good news for all the girls ponder tribal butterflies right above their ass cracks.

And lastly and on the serious tip - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick , or sick fucking freak (as I cutely refer to him) has been indicted on two felony counts for illegal dog fighting and the uproar is well….not as big as it should be. Anyone who can torture, brutalize and murder in cold blood this large amount of animals (Per reports, the numbers are at around 60 pit bulls who were stuck on this pig’s Virginia compound) When the FEDs raided Vick’s Virginia home, evidence of electrocution, starvation and other egregious acts onto innocent animals were found everywhere. What disgusts me isn’t just the fact that this piece of shit could torture animals, but it seems that NFL fans could give a rat’s ass. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has gone on record yesterday saying the NFL will allow Vicks to play while he waits for his time in court to come. And I agree with this guy’s assessment And I agree with this guy’s assessment , Sorry, but dog corpses and malnutritioned dogs is enough evidence for me that this sicko needs to lose his job and pronto. He and his kind are a danger to our society and if we continuously let celebs get away with murder – what kind of society are we? Because they were dogs doesn’t remove the disdain this man obviously had for life. Pro athletes have been able to get away with illegal activity for years and it seems that pro sports fans don’t really seem to care. Well as an animal lover, I ask that everyone takes the time to write a letter to Vick’s sponsors, the NFL and major sports media outlets – such as ESPN – and declare your outrage. This man should lose his job and immediately!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is some contact information for you all –
NFL Headquarters Location
280 Park Ave., 15th Fl.
New York, NY 10017 (Map)
Phone: 212-450-2000
Fax: 212-681-7599

Fox Sports Networks/Fox Sports Net
10201 West Pico Blvd., Bldg. 101
Los Angeles, CA 90035
ph: 310-369-1000
FSN office fax: 1-310-444-8681
fax: 1-310-969-6049

ESPN Headquarters Location
ESPN Plaza, 935 Middle St.
Bristol, CT 06010 (Map)
Phone: 860-766-2000
Fax: 860-766-2213

Please use these addresses and express outrage!!!!! For the doggies!!!!