The Oscar telecast reactions are in, and the verdict: you loved it, hated it or thought it was exactly what it is expected to be. The LA Times gave a summary of reactions around the journalism pool, in their
The Miami City Ballet board will decide next Tuesday whether former NYCB dancer Lourdes Lopez, 54, or current MCB dancer Jennifer Kronenberg, 35, will replace the retiring Edward Villella, who is being forced out by the board of directors, according to the Miami Herald in a just released article. According to the paper, the wealthy board members favor Lopez while the dancers and Villella favor Kronenberg.
Who would guess that the idea of taking out full page ads has taken over as a new way to appeal to an establishment or industry? First, actress Melissa Leo with her "For Your Consideration" personal ads in the trade papers. Ill-conceived and ill-advised could be the only way to describe them. Now record exec Steve Stoute's full-page ad in the New York Times slamming the Grammys.
On Chelsea Handler following the Grammy Awards, Justin Bieber, who famously lost to Esperanza Spalding, a low-key jazz bassist and singer, who nobody apparently ever heard of, but now they have, got to sit down and have a post-Grammy post-mortem with Chelsea Handler. Most people over 20 would be shocked to hear that Bieber's 'loss' of the Best New Artist award was not just a surprise, but caused a belligerent reaction from his tween fans, who attacked Spalding's wikipedia page.