Showbiz Sandbox 12: I Want To Be Korbi!

July 20, 2009

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Korbi Ghosh of Zap2it’s Korbi TV blog joins us this week to discuss a bunch of television news including the Emmy nominations.  Korbi‘s blog shares scoops, spoilers and breaking news with a community of fellow TV fanatics. She often appears on the TV Guide Channel, delivering her expert opinion on the television topic of the day and has filmed guest spot appearances on series such as “Scrubs” and “Greek.”  Michael Giltz, whose writing appears in the New York Daily News, the Huffington Post and the Advocate also joins us this week.

The Emmy nominations were led by “30 Rock” which garnered a total of 22 (plus, noms for supporting cast Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer and Tracy Morgan!) A surprise nomination for Jim Parsons for Actor in a Comedy Series (the the underrated “Big Bang Theory”), Simon Baker (“The Mentalist”),  and Farrah Fawcett, nominated posthumously for “Farrah’s Story.”  Snubbed one again were “Friday Night Lights,”  “Battlestar Galactica,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” and that show’s host, Cat Deeley.

A big nod to Twitter, the technology microblogging platform, that allowed nominees to make their own statements instead of issuing a standard press release written by their publicists.

In other entertainment news, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” won the weekly box office war, Paul Adbul fights for a larger salary, more networks are joining Comcast Corp.’s nationwide test of an online-video subscription offering (do you watch television online?) and “Being Relentless and Sharp Pays Off  For Deadline Hollywood Daily’s Nikki Finke.

’30 Rock’ Gets Record 22 Emmy Nominations
http://theenvelope.latimes.com/la-et-emmys-main17-2009jul17,0,4737929.story

Full List of 2009 Emmy Nominations
http://www.zap2it.com/news/env-09-emmy-list16-2009jul16-html,0,2217888.htmlstory

Emmy Noms 2009: Who Was Robbed & Who Will You Be Rooting For
http://blog.zap2it.com/korbitv/2009/07/emmy-noms-2009-who-was-robbed-who-will-you-be-rooting-for.html

Emmy Nominees Slow To Share On Twitter
http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2009/07/emmy-nominees-slow-to-share-on-twitter.html

Farrah Fawcett Receives Posthumous Emmy Award Nomination For ‘Farrahs Story’
http://goldderby.latimes.com/awards_goldderby/2009/07/farrah-fawcett-receives-posthumous-emmy-award-nomination-for-farrahs-story-tv-news-1357986.htm

‘Idol’ Might Lose Paula Abdul If Producers Don’t Step Up With New Deal
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/americanidoltracker/2009/07/paula-abduls-manager-shell-leave-idol-if-producers-dont-step-up-new-deal.html

TV Networks Join Comcast Web Test
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124760866232541453.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Tony Hale In ‘CTRL’ of NBC Digital’s New Series
http://news.tubefilter.tv/2009/07/15/tony-hale-in-ctrl-of-nbc-digitals-new-series/

‘Harry Potter’ Breaks Hollywood Midnight Ticket Sales Record
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2009/07/harry-potter-midnight-ticket-sales.html

Nikki Finke and Anne Thompson Move Up
http://blog.spout.com/2009/07/17/nikki-finke-and-anne-thompson-move-up-today-in-film-bloggery-071709/#comment-130844

Being Relentless and Sharp Pays Off For Deadline Hollywood Daily’s Nikki Finke
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-onthemedia15-2009jul15,0,4503746.column

A Hollywood Blogger Feared By Executives
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/17/business/media/17blog.html?_r=2&ref=arts

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