Today’s links of interest:
- Sheen set to become highest-paid sitcom star
Meanwhile, Steve Carell, Jason Lee and — especially — Jason Bateman are wondering WTF?? Really, WTFF?
- Humpable Huggable, Giant iPod Pillow
Will this iPod silliness ever end?
- Apple?s iTV & The Case of the Missing DVR
More on why iTV isn’t going to be a DVR. Hint: Remember Ultimate TV? I didn’t think so.
- ‘Lost,’ ‘Veronica Mars’ among choice shows
We already know that y’all will watching "Lost," but you also need to be watching Veronica, as well.
- Lectures now on your IPod
This isn’t anything new, but it struck me that at least part of the point of an iPod was to avoid listening to boring lectures.
- Legislating Supreme Court TV
Couldn’t the Supreme Court just overturn any law that mandated their sessions be aired?
- Never Mind the Bullocks, Here’s the Latest Sports
We just discovered that Timothy Olyphant is doing morning sports on L.A.’s awesome Indie 103.1.
- ‘Gilmore Girls’ isn’t what it used to be
The problem: people are speechifying *at* each other (like in an Aaron Sorkin show) , instead talking *to* each other (like in an Amy Sherman-Palladino show).
- Which masterpieces are secretly crap?
Yeah, you’re gonna disagree.
- Resurrecting ‘7th Heaven’ — on the Cheap
Or, as we like to call it, the show that wouldn’t die.
- U.S. TV networks enjoy solid start to fall season
Never fear…television is still alive and kicking.
- Microsoft Makes Play for Concert Webcasts
It’s good to see that Microsoft is returning to its 90’s glory: trying to be everything to everybody.
- Microsoft spin-off to take on MySpace, Facebook
So many things to say…so few hours in the day.
- Google says focus on Web search, not own content
This is exactly the message they’ve been sending forever. Now, can we move on to the important stuff? Content creators…you can’t be seen if you don’t make an appearance.
- T.O. tried suicide, Dallas police report says
Well, he hadn’t been in the headlines for over a week.
- Viacom’s chief challenge: Conquering online media
Conquering is a pretty tall order. My guess is that they’d just settle for decent market share.
- CinemaNow’s Internet Cliff-Hanger
Downloadable movie hits street same day as DVD. Priced at .99. All good. Bad: It’s the "Fast and the Furious 3: Tokyo Drift."