Three Quick and Easy Ways to Quiet Your Mind

Because if your mind’s too noisy…it might bug those around you.

Or, to put it another, truer way:

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Les Moonves Forces CNET Writer to walk the Plank

Well, he didn’t really “force” the guy. CNET reporter Greg Sandoval could have abandoned his principles and stayed employed. Here’s the story:

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CNET Writer Quits Over Anti-Hopper Order That Reportedly Came Directly From CBS CEO by Chris Morran

Late last week, we told you that CNET had been told it could not even consider Dish’s ad-skipping Hopper DVR for an award because CNET’s parent company, CBS, was involved in a lawsuit over the device. Now comes news that a CNET reporter has quit over the directive, which one report says came straight from CBS CEO Les Moonves. read article

munchman: WTF? Turns Out AMC Didn’t Shitcan THE WALKING DEAD Showrunner Glen Mazerra After All

…It was really all the fault of The Walking Dead comic book creator Robert Kirkman. What an a-hole!

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Here’s what The Hollywood Reporter has to say, and we know this showbiz Bible would never lead us astray: read article

Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 1/17/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Eric Amadio (SHADOWS & LIES) is writing the pilot for Starz drama OFF SEASON, a drama about a pro football team and its young coach. (Of course the coach is young. No network wants an audience in the demo that NFL coaches actually belong to.)
  • David Graziano, (AWAKE, LIE TO ME) has written the pilot for NBC’s BLOODLINE, a contemporary thriller about a young girl trapped in the middle of two warring families of killers-for-hire. (NBC gives a much longer description, but we didn’t want to bore you the way we were when we read it.)
  • Katherine Lindberg & Ted Cyr (newbies, hurrah!) have written the time travel drama TOMORROW for ABC. (Think LOOPER combined with LOOPER with a dash of LOOPER thrown in. Except that the hero’s in the FBI so he’s a good guy not a hit man. Got it?)
  • Jon Lucas & Scott Moore (THE HANGOVER) will write MIXOLOGY, a sitcom, for ABC. (Says here it’s about a sexy Manhattan bar and chronicles the humorous adventures of singles looking for love, with each episode taking place in one night. Which part of the premise do you think will get tossed out first? Maybe we should have a contest…)
  • Dan Goor & Mike Schur (PARKS AND RECREATION) are creating/writing an untitled Fox comedy about “a diverse group of detectives at a New York precinct.” (The press release description reminds us of the classic series BARNEY MILLER, created by Ted Flicker, but we’re afraid to get our hopes up.)
  • Hey, y’all, BONES has been picked up for another full season! (Meaning that staffers on that show are gonna get even richer. Yeah! – well c’mon, you didn’t think TV was about creativity, didja?)

Silicon Valley conquers Hollywood, part 3 — think small, not big

The last installment of Robert X. Cringely’s advice for the combatants in the knock-down drag-out Hollywood vs. Silicon Valley battle:

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by Robert X. Cringely read article