One Less Pompous Award Show To Suffer
Posted by bmac on January 7, 2008
I am shocked, SHOCKED, that the Golden Globes have been cancelled. I’m truly amazed that the Centers Of The Universe (actors) are willing to give up the biggest night (second only to the Oscars) of ass-kissing, $200,000 gift bags, free designer clothes and jewelry, and the adoration of the world.
And you know what? Contrary to what Entertainment Tonite, or Extra! says, the world won’t end. People’s lives will actually continue to have meaning without the Golden Globes. Well, except for Joan Rivers and her mini-me. But I think for everybody else, the sun will continue to rise, and maybe, just maybe, some people will realize that caring so much about vapid actors, and “who they’re wearing” is not that important after all.
On the subject of the writers strike, this is kind of interesting. Towards the end there, Jimmy Kimmel seems to be getting a little pissed at the writers.
“I don’t want to depart too much from the party line, but I think it’s ridiculous,” he said on his first night back of the strike and SAG’s insistence that members avoid the late-night shows that did not score a WGA-sanctioned agreement. “Jay Leno, he paid his staff while they were out. Conan did the same thing. I don’t know. I just think at a certain point you back off a little bit.”
Later, he stripped his opinions of all party-line vestiges, saying flat out, “I’m pissed off, I’ll be honest with you.”
Jimmy’s a good guy. I like him even more now. These shows employ hundreds of people, and it’s ridiculous for all those people to lose pay over a handful of writers that aren’t exactly brilliant.
I’ve been checking out Leno and Kimmel since they’ve been back, and I honestly see no difference in the quality of their monologues, as when they had a team of writers. That’s gotta piss them off as well, to be paying a TEAM of writers, that are no funnier than they are all by themselves. In fact, many bloggers are funnier every day than Leno’s “written” monologue, and they do it for free.