Tuned In Journal

OTR means OTR

Tuesday, 15 September 2009 08:08 AM Written by

It's interesting that there's a kerfluffle today about an Off The Record (OTR) remark President Obama made and that an ABC News reporter overheard and then tweeted. I had a similar reaction this weekend when someone on my Twitter feed posted this:

Wiz of Waverly Place producr on more crossovers w/H. Montana:"Off the record I hope not,on the record,I cant wait 4 another collaboration."

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Jay Leno moves into prime-time

Monday, 14 September 2009 06:01 PM Written by

Jay Leno on his first night hosting prime-time's And so it begins, NBC's grand experiment of "The Jay Leno Show" in prime time. And it went .... pretty much like an episode of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

Leno came on stage, shook hands with members of the audience and then went into a monologue that ... seemed a lot like Leno's "Tonight Show" monologues with a nod to the hoopla surrounding this new program, which will air at 10 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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'90210,' 'Melrose Place,' take two

Sunday, 13 September 2009 08:58 PM Written by

Trevor Donovan as Teddy, Tristan Wilds as Dixon and Matt Lanter as Liam in School is back in session at The CW's "90210" (8 p.m. Tuesday, WPCW). Some fans of the teen soap genre were raving about last week's season premiere but I saw little to applaud. And I do tend to be a fan of the genre. But from the new opening, inferior credits to the story of sulking Annie Wilson (Shenae Grimes) after she was involved in a hit-and-run (she hit and she ran), there was not much that felt new or interesting in the episode. (Annie has really just become Brenda 2.0.)

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Glenn Beck did what?

Sunday, 13 September 2009 03:31 AM Written by

Just as Fox News Channel talking head Glenn Beck has mobilized his viewers to protest, even when they don't always agree on what they are protesting and why, his detractors have found their own rebuttal in a Web site: Did Glenn Beck Rape and Murder a Young Girl in 1990?

Yes, it's a harsh title but its creators argue, pretty persuasively, that they're just satirizing the same tactic Beck and some cable news pundits use: Put forward an outrageous proposition and force opponents to rebut it (see: Obama's birth certificate).

Of course, the accuastion in the Web site's title is not true and it's so ridiculous few would believe it, but then again, "death panels," anyone?

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Rugby scene cut from 'Three Rivers'

Friday, 11 September 2009 09:13 AM Written by

Alex O'Loughlin plays rugby for a Remember that rugby scene we wrote about that the "Three Rivers" crew came back to town last month to shoot for the series premiere? And remember how we were told that it was important to see Pittsburgh and Dr. Andy Yablonski (Alex O'Loughlin) and his connection to his hometown?

"I wanted to start with a large vista of the city so everyone knows immediately where we are located," said director/co-producer Rob Bailey. "It's a chance to meet Andy in his home neighborhood where he came from and hangs out in bars and spends a lot of his time back home."

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