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Jim Mckay 1921 - 2008

By Sherlynn Hicks, published on Jun 8, 2008

Jim McKay passed away today. A commentator on the Wide World of Sports, an ABC Network Saturday tradition (when there was only ABC, NBC and CBS), I remember him for his coverage of the 1972 Munich Olympics. After an ordeal that ended horrifically, Jim McKay, with tears in his eyes and an almost imperceptible incredulous shake to his head, told America “They’re dead. They’re all dead.” I remember this as clearly as I remember Walter Cronkite pulling off his glasses to inform Americans, with a clutch in his voice, that President Kennedy was dead. Both newscasters... (more)

Tags: terrorism

When Comments Freak The Frak Out

By Sherlynn Hicks, published on May 4, 2008

A big hairy ass brouhaha broke out over on Gawker today. Yeah. On a Saturday. It was...it was...it was a mess.

Gawker Media has 12 sites, each with a strange but curiously applicable name and specific interest, each posting stories in the specific interest. Gawker, its flagship site, focuses on media and pop culture, Deadspin is sports oriented, Gizmodo is about gadgets, Kotaku is for gamers, iO9 is for sci fi enthusiasts, and Fleshbot is, well, get the idea? Jezebel centers on women with the credo of "Celebrity, Sex, Fashion, Without Airbrushing."

It started at 12:07... (more)

Tags: new york, sex, fashion, japan

The WGA Strike -- I Want Info

By Sherlynn Hicks, published on Nov 4, 2007

The contract between the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers ("AMPTP") and the Writer's Guild of America ("WGA") ended on October 31, 2007. Beginning in June of this year, negotiations between the two parties ran up to and included the end date of the contract. A strike by the WGA has been called for, supported by its membership, who will man the picket lines. The strike is supported by the Screen Actor's Guild ("SAG") and the Teamsters, specifically Local 399, representing drivers, location managers and casting directors, among others. SAG members are bound by contract to... (more)

Tags: hollywood

High Praise in Deadwood

By Sherlynn Hicks, published on Mar 18, 2007

William Sanderson, who played Eustace Bailey (E.B.) Farnum on HBO’s lyrically blue and now unfortunately cancelled western “Deadwood,” was never nominated for an Emmy for that role. I knnnow. Can you believe it? Stupid Emmys. Very well. I’ll take up the drum. It’s a difficult drum to beat. Not because Sanderson doesn’t deserve it. Not because Sanderson hasn’t paid his dues – on time, every time. Not because, as witnessed by his 70-some-odd filmography, Sanderson isn’t the very soul of “Supporting Actor.” It’s because Sanderson’s talent lies in Sanderson being... (more)

Tags: new york, bono

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