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Weekend Read: Poland vs. Wells, Almodovar Talks Cruz, Time's Top 50 Sites, MTV Fall Preview

by Anne Thompson
August 28, 2009 7:42 AM
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Hollywood Round-Up:
MTV does the click per page routine with its fall movie preview, annoyingly.

The summer box office wrap-ups are starting to come in. Here's Time's Ten Summer Lessons.

Disney, Hearst and NBC strike cable merger deal for A & E to buy Lifetime. A & E will now comprise A&E, History Channel, Lifetime Television, and Biography. Ultimately NBC will own 15% of the entity, thus reducing its stake.

Meryl Streep confesses via The Onion that she's never starred in one classic movie.

Here's ShowbizSandbox's weekly discussion of the week's Hollywood news.

MovieCityNews editor David Poland and Hollywood Elsewhere's Jeffrey Wells detest each other. Here's a funny (if you read them) fantasy Super Film Pals meeting between them from someone who obviously tracks them both.

Pedro Almodovar talks Penelope Cruz and Broken Embraces:

In the Media:
26-year-old Australian Harvard grad Amelia Lester, a former New Yorker fact checker, ascends to managing editor of The New Yorker.

Deep Journalism Lives: The NYT Mag devotes 13,000 words and $400,000 to Sheri Fink's 4th anniversary examination of New Orleans’s Memorial Medical Center's performance during Hurricane Katrina distress. I heard Fink's compassionate interview on NPR; I hope to read the story.

Gawker posts this still-employed print writer's lament.

Around the Internet:
Time lists the top 50 websites. Nothing new on the movie sites, from Netflix to YouTube and Hulu.

Ten keys for leading creative people from Tony Morgan. How many of your bosses do these things?

This cool app shows you who the Internet thinks you are. (Unless you have a v. common name like Anne Thompson.)

1 Comment

  • Alan Green | August 28, 2009 12:03 PMReply

    i like the poland/wells think except wells didn't mention how his phone ran out of minutes or his car got a flat or how he got into an argument with some low-brow in line at the movie theater or how he got into an argument with some low-brow at the borders bookstore or how it's really hot and it makes him feel dull or how some movies only appeal to the lowest common denominator or how some people don't listen to the critics and go to really bad movies or how his computer or watch or other electronic device isn't treating him right or how his phone ran out of minutes...oh, wait. i already mentioned that last one. guess i'm repeating myself. sort of...ranting. venting. getting personal about stuff nobody cares about. going on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on

    ps - there could have been more republican bashing

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