Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Anderson: Say it ain't so!

Tonight on Anderson Cooper 360: views of a Heir from a Heir!

Anderson Cooper 360 gave in... shall we do a drinking game? tequila or mojito whenever he says her name?

Wednesday's show

Wednesday's show

Things you actually might want to know about that hotel heiress. How does she really make her money, anyhow? And hear why she's not the first Hilton to crave the headlines.. or make them by misbehaving. Watch tonight, 10 ET.


Lame, lame, lame... at least you might want to turn to Showbiz Tonight to see the roasting of Paris at 11!

I found this old Vanity Fair profile of the Hiltons, they surely sound like a broken record... she is smart, she is very intelligent and she is into charity, blah blah blah is Kathy Hilton on crack? is Anon 4:28 its supplier? ... 7 years later nothing has changed, only the antics escalated. Some tabloid magazines have declared Paris Fatigue, only People Mag (owned by CNN parent company Time Warner) will profile the celebutard this week.

Thank God Top Chef @ Bravo 10 pm!

22 comentarios:

tink said...

I really hope he doesn't spend a whole hour on Paris HIlton, let alone the exact repeat of the first hour again & again & again.

sydney said...

Is this REALLY necessary? Hogging an hour on LKL isn't enough?

Anne said...

I can't believe 360 is airing this crap! I know it's a ratings-driven show, but come on! Do I give even a tiny portion of a rat's ass about this chick? Umm, no. Am I concerned about the fact that the VP has instituted a fourth branch of government, one in which he does not have to obey the laws set forth by the Constitution? Umm, a little. But Paris is what I get instead of any one of the many stories that affect the American people. What crap.
Sorry for the rant...

Nola said...

Please lord let someone smack some sense into the producers of 360. I heard about the request for tapes or something about Dubya's eavesdropping program, but can never hit any show at the right time. Why can't 360 cover that Anderson and crew are always talking about keeping them honest.

fucalot said...

the party at 9?

Anonymous said...

Well, do we even know for a fact Anderson will be on tonight? Someone commented he looked mad last night, but I don't remember which site.

Perhaps this is why, that 360 caved and is covering her?

And Cheney continues to wipe his ass with the United States Constitution

Anonymous said...

I don't think Anderson will be on tonight. Based on his stated opinions and distaste for this type of hype, I think he will be off. I don't recall him saying see you tomorrow last night.

When the Larry King interview was announced, I think it should have been a "what were they (he) thinking" segment!

Lyn

If they're thinking ratings, running the second hour of AC as a repeat of the first cannot be helping!

ivy said...

@chris

I was happy to see this post! When I saw a teaser for the show I wanted to throw something into tv. WTF? I know 360 always follows up on celebrity interviews on LKL but I was thinking they'll make exception and skip this one. I really hope they're just promoting it and in reality won't spend over 10 min over it, but afraid it'll stretch to half the show. Why aren't they going in-depth about "the cheney branch", they spent more time talking about paris being in jail then their kidnapped BBC colleague.

ivy said...

@7:34

Anderson said on Monday that he will deffinately see paris on LkL cause he'll be following it. We'll see soon. Needless to way the chat will be on tonight and we'll start early -)

Anonymous said...

anon 7:34: I don't really expect to see Anderson because of the subject matter. On the other hand, I do not think he should "boycott" his own show because of that, unprofessional. Or perhaps he is off the remainder of the week.

As usual, we must wait until 10.

Anonymous said...

Ivy 7:51: He probably will be following it but I think I also heard a little sarcasm in his voice when he made that comment (wasn't it to Erica?).

I don't know, it could go either way on whether or not he will be on.

jr said...

AC360 is covering PH because its all about the ratings and CNN has been promoting the LKL interview all week. After all that, I hope they get the ratings then.

Unfortunately, I'm going to watch because inquiring minds want to know...

BTW, Paula Zahn and the homosexuality topics tonight has been quite interesting.

See ya in the chat!!!

Nola said...

a countdown clock - give me a break

Anonymous said...

Did Anderson let up on Paris after Lisa Bloom called him on it? (after the "like you, Anderson" remark).

Anonymous said...

Get ready for another round of reruns. If you believe the Cnn website/360 page they're showing last night's show all over again tonight and Friday is a special 360. Time to break out the dvd's and catch up on my reading.

jr said...

If you go to the CNN schedule online, tonight's 360 is supposed to be about earmarks and D. Griffin blogged this afternoon about the same topic so who knows.

As far as Friday's 360, broadcasts on Friday have consistently been repeats...no surprise for me!

Anonymous said...

AC 360 summer programming changes…

ICN received email from alert Anderson Cooper 360 viewers inquiring about AC 360 cutting back on its live coverage to just the first hour. I looked into it and here’s the story:

AC 360 will be live from 10 pm ET to the top of the 11 pm hour. The rest of the 11 pm hour will be tape. However, if there’s a breaking news occurring the program will continue live as warranted. This format will remain in place for the rest of the summer.


link:

http://insidecable.blogsome.com/2007/06/28/ac-360-to-cut-back-live-programming-to-just-over-one-hour-for-the-summer/

Anonymous said...

workin' hard for the money - 1 hour.

I wonder if that means Anderson himself is expected to stay in the studio until midnight.

Anonymous said...

From TVNewser:

Larry/Paris: Watching Cooper "Sneer" At Hilton, "Then Devote An Entire Hour" To Her
The NYT's Alessandra Stanley writes:

"There is a bizarre counter-effect to the Paris Hilton phenomenon: a little like the children's taunt, 'I'm rubber, you're glue,' the sheer absurdity of her fame ensures that anyone who denigrates it looks even more foolish. It was laughable when Barbara Walters of ABC told the New York Post columnist Cindy Adams that she didn't regret not doing the Paris Hilton interview because, as she put it, 'The whole thing somehow was beneath me.'

It was delicious to watch Anderson Cooper sneer at the young celebutante's frivolity, then piggyback his show to Mr. King’s and devote an entire hour to Ms. Hilton's jailhouse conversion. And all week, media analysts, law professors and image consultants scuffled like paparazzi for the chance to go on television and deconstruct Ms. Hilton's latest escapade.


> Related: "In truth, the highlight-reel-and-discussion-by-smarter-people-than-Paris was actually much more interesting than the interview itself, though they were careful not to criticize Larry for not asking harder-hitting questions and teasing out something meatier from her," Rachel Sklar writes...

ivy said...

@8:37

not being live doesn't necessarily mean not working.

@5:29
there were quite a few favorable reviews of anderson's PH coverage. Afterall, if you can't avoid covering something not worth airtime make the best out of it -) The sad thing is that the ratings were huge. Larry had the record this year. Even the first hour of 360 had tiwce more in demo then Greta. I remember how low ratings were for his Africa coverage last year...

Luckily Michael Moore who was bumped for Paris will be on LKL today, those who'll be watching - come to chat!

Suzanne said...

Hi you all

Long time no see. Just thought I would stop by and leave this bit of news I found on the Planet in Peril series. For those who know xTina you have already seen it because she was the one who originally found and posted it.

(Hey Chris! Nice to "see" you!!):

Turner Info announced the following:

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s (TBS, Inc.) presentation at the Television Critics Association Summer 2007 Tour will be held at 9 a.m. on Sunday, July 15, in the International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Upcoming CNN, Court TV, TBS and TNT programming will be highlighted. Presentations confirmed to date* include the following:

Jon Klein, president of CNN/U.S., will present the CNN documentary Planet in Peril. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta and Discovery Channel host and wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin take viewers around the globe for a groundbreaking four-hour documentary of first-hand reporting on threats to the world’s environment. Planet in Peril was filmed across four continents and 13 countries, uncovering places where environmental change is not a theory or a future forecast, but a crisis happening in real time. Bringing viewers the stories behind the statistics, Cooper, Gupta and Corwin illustrate the interconnectivity between today’s environmental threats and tomorrow’s impact on the planet and its inhabitants. In two parts: Tuesday, October 23, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) and Wednesday, October 24, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).

Panelists:

* Anderson Cooper, anchor of Anderson Cooper 360
* Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent, CNN
* David Doss, senior executive producer of Anderson Cooper 360 and Planet in Peril

Christiane said...

Thanks Suzanne!
Great to see you back!

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