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Oscars 2013 Best and Worst Dressed!

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. A LOT has happened to me over the last year, and I’m going to try to do better this year to post more frequently…and maybe start a new blog? But anyway, enough about me, let’s talk about DRESSES! Without further ado…

BEST:

Naomi Watts in Armani Prive - I was really bored with the carpet until she stepped on it in this dress. And I normally don’t care for Prive. But this was hands-down the best dress of the night. Creative, elegant, and unlike anything else on the carpet. I can’t gush about it enough.

Halle Berry in Versace - She has been making some questionable choices lately, so I was pleasantly surprised when she stepped on the carpet in this. It fit her like a glove, and the geometry was so interesting.

Charlize Theron in Dior Couture - It was the hush heard across the carpet, and I’m not even talking about her hair. It’s so hard to do white without going bridal, but this didn’t. There was one thing I didn’t care for though - the awkward train in the back. I wish it had started under the peplum.

Stacy Keibler in Naeem Kahn - I literally could not believe I was putting her on my best dressed list. I also cannot believe she’s lasted this long with George Clooney. Ok, back to the dress. This was like a slinky metal Deco masterpiece. And the head to toe styling was right on the mark. I’m actually proud of her.

Zoe Saldana in Alexis Mabille - I have to admit I’m not familiar with this designer, but now they’re on my radar. A lot of people may find this dress weird, but I like it because of the details, the belt in particular. So many people play it safe these days, and I’m glad Zoe didn’t tonight.

Jennifer Hudson in Roberto Cavalli - This was kind of a wild card for me. But Jennifer rocked it, and her styling really helped keep this dress sophisticated. And of course I love some blue sparkle!

WORST:

Melissa McCarthy in David Meister - COME ON FASHION WORLD, can’t one of you dress her in something other than a giant, horribly colored sheet? There are plenty of women in Hollywood that are plus size, and they still manage to look great. Someone make Melissa a dress that she actually deserves. This is tragic.

Kristen Stewart in Reem Acra - Okay, I know you’re thinking I’m getting on the “I hate Kristen” bandwagon here. But seriously. If you have to bring crutches with you, STAY HOME. She drew too much attention to herself. And she looked like an idiot. I saw her in the background of a carpet interview shaking her leg like she had to pee. NOT WORTH IT. And the dress itself was ill-fitting, and difficult to keep up with said crutches. Boo.

Catherine Zeta Jones in Zuhair Murad - Trying to look like a human Oscar statuette is in poor taste. Plus, this dress just made her look like an old Jersey housewife pumped full of silicone and botox. Ick.

Amanda Seyfried in Alexander McQueen - It pains me to put a McQueen dress on my worst list, but this looked like a late-90s prom dress. I think if it had a different neckline it would have gotten off with a passing grade. The color wasn’t doing her any favors, either.

Anne Hathaway in Prada - The nipples seen ‘round the world. If Rachel Zoe is still taking credit as her stylist, she needs to either focus her attention on her “fashion line” and let Annie get styled by someone else, or quit the “fashion line” altogether. I heard Annie say she picked this dress 3 hours before the awards. REALLY?

Kerry Washington in Miu Miu - A lot of people are probably going to be mad at me about this. But this also reminded me of a late-90s prom dress. Or a child’s dress. It would have looked more appropriate shortened and worn by Quvenzhane Wallis.

Let’s just say I can’t. freaking. wait. for next Sunday.

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Let’s just say I can’t. freaking. wait. for next Sunday.

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Back to work

Oscars 2012 Best and Worst Dressed!

Oh, my favorite night of the year. Not a lot of surprises - with winners, or sartorially. And I didn’t see anything so heinously offensive that it screamed worst, so that was good. I had to think a little bit about what worked and didn’t, so overall that’s great! And now for my picks:

BEST:

Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab Couture - She was one of the first to arrive, and I knew she would be tough to beat. In my opinion, no one did. The picture doesn’t really have the depth to do justice to the beading on this dress. It took my breath away. The styling was perfection.

Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen - This was another breath-stealer. It may be too crazy for some, but it’s right up my alley. I think Jessica is a beautiful girl, but most of the time she disappoints me on the carpet. Not today. And the styling also played a part in it. The dress was the star, and the understated-ness of everything else was the perfect accent.

Cameron Diaz in Gucci - Cameron looked beautiful in this. It was simple in a way, but stunning at the same time. The color looked beautiful on her. A great balance.

Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji - This is a dress a winner picks. I’m so glad she won, and in this dress. She typically wears this designer, and I haven’t had much of an opinion on the rest of them but they saved the best for last.

Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli - At first I wasn’t sure about this dress. There were comparisons to a dress previously worn by Nicole Kidman, but after watching the dress move on stage I decided this one was better. It was elegant, but also playful in a way that only Emma could have truly given life to.

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton - Normally I don’t care for her choices, a lot of the time I think they come across contrived. This was the best dress she’s worn all season. And I’m glad the photos show the true color - it looked red on television.

Rose Byrne in Vivienne Westwood - You know I love sequins! But the back and again, her styling, made this one a winner for me. *And a shout out to the rest of the Bridesmaids - my choice for best dressed cast!

WORST:

Stacy Keibler in Marchesa - UGH. I hated this dress on the runway, and was really disappointed to see that someone wore it. People were singing her praises, but gold lame is tacky.

Melissa Leo in Reem Acra - I actually Googled this several times to make sure it was actually an Acra. What? It looks like sequined pajamas. Which is fine if you want to sleep in that, but not for the biggest award ceremony in the world where you are presenting because you won last year.

Sandra Bullock in Marchesa - It was a bad season for the brand, which is hit-or-miss anyway. This dress does nothing for Sandra. It’s awkward and ill-fitting.

Rooney Mara in Givenchy - Speaking of ill-fitting…it’s hard to believe this is the same house that once dressed Audrey Hepburn. But what else can you expect when you pick a dress that morning and don’t have it fitted for your super-skinny body?

Berenice Bejo in Elie Saab Couture - Amazing to me that Milla Jovovich was awarded the better dress - over a nominee. But maybe Berenice doesn’t have great taste and picked this outright. She’s such a pretty woman, but this dress makes her look old. And why did she dye her hair red? Am I right?

Viola Davis in Vera Wang - And speaking of red hair, why did Viola dye hers? I have no problem with her going natural, but the red hair is not natural and ruins the look for me. Though the color of the dress is really the only thing I like. It’s just boring.

Angelina Joile in Atelier Versace - Okay, I liked this dress - not enough to put on the best list but it wasn’t going on the worst - until the leg incident. If you watched the telecast, you know what I’m talking about. And in every picture she’s shoving it out there. Everyone knows you’re pretty! We don’t need your leg shoved in our faces! Class can take you so far, and classlessness can send you straight to my worst list.

It’s Oscar Day!!!

My favorite day of the year! I’m super excited that Billy Crystal is back - he’s my favorite Oscar host. It took me a long time, but I’ve finally watched all of the major movies up for awards and am *gulp* posting my predictions for the first time! Do you agree? Who do you think will win?

Best Picture: The Artist - Honestly, I’m not sure. This seems like the safe bet based on the results of other awards ceremonies.

Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist - People have him in a dead-heat with George Clooney, but I think he gave the clear best performance. I mean, he didn’t speak a word! He has an acrobatic, soulful face. If he doesn’t win I will be disappointed.

Best Actress: Viola Davis, The Help - This category is the most difficult for me to call. Honestly it could be anyone (except for Rooney Mara, come on, Tilda Swinton should have been here). Having seen all of the performances, this is tough because they all gave great performances in differing ways. Viola seems to have gained some steam so I’m going with her.

Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners - He’s cleaned up at all of the other ceremonies. I would be shocked if he doesn’t win.

Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help - Ditto for Octavia.

Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist - It’s rare that the Best Picture and Best Director awards don’t line up, so Hazanavicius is the clear choice.

Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris - I loved this movie so much, which is a surprise because I’m not really a Woody fan. I loved Bridesmaids and am really happy for Kristin Wiig and Annie Mulmo, but Woody should take this.

Adapted Screenplay: Steven Zallian & Aaron Sorkin; story by Stan Chervin, Moneyball - I don’t bet against Aaron Sorkin. Plus, they made a movie about baseball statistics warm and entertaining. I loved this movie.

For the rest of the awards, let’s face it - I’m not a professional. Plus I did not have an opportunity to see the shorts and documentaries. I’m making some un-educated guesses, here!

Animated Feature: Chico & Rita

Animated Short: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Documentary Feature: Pina

Documentary Short: Saving Face

Live Action Short: The Shore

Foreign Language: A Separation

Film Editing: The Artist

Cinematography: The Tree of Life

Art Direction: Midnight In Paris

Costume Design: W.E

Makeup: The Iron Lady

Visual Effects: Hugo

Sound Mixing: Hugo

Sound Editing: Hugo

Original Score: War Horse

Original Song: Real In Rio, Rio

Well - we’ll see how I do tonight! And check back later for my best/worst dressed!

This box holds the stubs to every movie Jeremy and I have seen together over the last 12+ years together. Time to get a bigger box! Oscars in 24 hours, can’t wait!!! (Taken with instagram)

This box holds the stubs to every movie Jeremy and I have seen together over the last 12+ years together. Time to get a bigger box! Oscars in 24 hours, can’t wait!!! (Taken with instagram)

Screen Actors Guild 2012 Best and Worst Dressed!

So I’m at it again, rating these lovely ladies on yet another carpet. The offerings at this year’s SAGs weren’t all that exciting, but I managed to pick 5 ladies who got it right, and 5 who got it very very wrong. Without further ado:

BEST:

Julie Bowen in Temperly London - All I saw was the neckline of this dress and I knew I was going to love the whole thing (I have a thing for boatnecks). From the color to the fit, to the jewelry accents, this dress was perfection. And doesn’t it look so comfortable?

Viola Davis in Marchesa - This is white done right. And I don’t normally love Marchesa because restraint is not a word in Georgina Chapman’s vocabulary - but this dress was beautiful. And Viola’s hair, makeup and styling was spot on. Award-worthy!

Giuliana Rancic in Basil Soda - I thought about including this dress long and hard, but only because Giuliana was the one wearing it. She’s a TV personality, not an actor - so what? This dress was definitely one of the most interesting on what was a largely dull and drab carpet. Who cares if she’s not on the A-list?

Jayma Mays in Reem Acra - So at this point it would be redundant to mention that I love sequins. I LOVE SEQUINS!!! If someone wears a full sequin dress and doesn’t look a hot, hot mess, I will probably love it. The beautiful back on this one sealed the deal.

Rose Byrne in Elie Saab - I was on the fence about whether to include this, or reward Naya Rivera for getting off my worst list from the Globes with her beautiful Naeem Khan dress this time around. I went with Byrne because it’s a risky fashion play, and it worked. Although, it must be mentioned that it only worked because of the styling. The styling was perfection. She looked cool and chic.

WORST:

Busy Phillips in God-Knows-What-I-Couldn’t-Find-The-Designer - What was she thinking???? I am so embarrassed for her. I literally have no other words for this monstrosity that you haven’t already thought in your head. FUG.

Angelina Jolie in Jenny Packham - No doubt she will be on many best lists because people are up her butt. I am not. This dress looks like a wet trash bag. And she is so skinny it’s still scaring me. I saw a website describe her body as “enviable” tonight. NO.

Kristen Wiig in Balenciaga with Fred Leighton jewelry - Notice I mentioned the jewelry designer. I had to because it easily took a save-able dress and made it look like crap. And it breaks my heart to have Balenciaga on a worst list but this is just bad. It made Kristen look like a corpse.

Kaley Cuoco in Romona Keveza - Romona Keveza is a bridal designer. Peppermint Bride. ‘Nuff said.

Shailene Woodley in L’Wren Scott - I saw Shailene on some best lists. Probably because she’s young and they don’t want to hurt her feelings. Well she needs to know! This dress is for old ladies. From the neckline to the sequined floral pattern - it’s the red carpet equivalent of a tacky Christmas sweater. And don’t get me started on the hair at these events - she has beautiful hair and it always looks like crap on the carpet.

GOLDEN GLOBES 2012 Best and Worst Dressed!

After years of bland and boring dressing on the major carpets, this year the ladies stepped it up several notches with bold colors, interesting cuts, and even more interesting features. There were several dresses that I liked, but the accessories or hair and makeup were off so I didn’t include them. These 7 ladies had the best total looks on the carpet - from the hair down to the shoes. Do you agree?

BEST:

1. Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci Premiere - This dress was handmade for her, with thousands of feathers. It’s stunning. From the moment I saw it I knew nothing else would top it. I just hope those feathers weren’t plucked…

2. Charlize Theron in Dior - Charlize looks incredible in this color. I wasn’t sure about the bottom half at first, but seeing multiple angles in photographs sold me. The beautiful vintage headband was the perfect accent - to me, it made the look.

3. Diane Lane in Reem Acra - This was the best I’ve seen Diane look in awhile. She was glowing from the inside out, and this dress definitely accentuated it! Youthful, yet still age-appropriate. It had a great Old-Hollywood feel.

4. Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann - I usually have a love/hate relationship with Tilda’s red carpet ensembles, but I always respect her guts to edge it up. This time I thought she looked her best in a steely ice blue that perfectly set off her kick-ass hair and natural skin. Gorgeous.

5. Laura Dern in Andrew Gn - Laura also looked the best I’ve seen her in years, in an emerald green confection that was my favorite use of the long-sleeved evening gown trend.

6. Claire Danes in J. Mendel - Claire has been on my best dressed radar over the last few years. She makes tasteful but still attention-getting choices, and this J. Mendel was no exception. I love a graphic black and white, as well as a stunning back. This dress provided both.

7. Julie Bowen in Reem Acra - Some fashion blogs have been putting her on the worst lists because they think this dress is too young for her, but I think the styling made it appropriate. She looked like a modern Grace Kelly, and I can’t find anything wrong with that!

WORST:

1. Naya Rivera in Vera Wang - I actually saw her on some best lists. Really? Horrible color, horrible center seam, and horrible puckered mock turtleneck. I literally cannot believe this is a Vera Wang.

2. Melissa McCarthy in Badgley Mischka - I am so disappointed in Badgley Mischka for coming up with this monstrosity for her. She looks like one of Robin Hood’s merry men. I know they could have done better by her. It’s a head scratcher.

3. Piper Perabo in Theory - When Olivier Theyskens was designing for Nina Ricci, he created some of my favorite red carpet dresses. What is this? She looks like one of the “films” from a Swiffer commercial, and her insane posing isn’t helping. Disaster.

4. Jessica Biel in Elie Saab - People were loving this dress all over Twitter, but I think everyone was too distracted looking for an engagement ring to notice she looked like a dead Victorian bride.

5. Sarah Michelle Gellar in Monique Lhuillier - Full disclosure: I love this print. I just wish it wasn’t cut like a bridal gown. It was too much. I wish there had been some restraint. 

6. Kelly Osbourne in Zac Posen - This dress is a misdemeanor coming from someone who is supposedly one of the fashion police. And the fake grey hair just takes the cake. Everything about this is too severe.

7. Jessica Chastain in Givenchy - Jessica Chastain is my age, but looks at least ten years older. Claire Danes is also our age. Do you see the difference? You can still be elegant and age-appropriate without looking like your grandmother in the 60s.

My pick for tonight’s win…

My pick for tonight’s win…

Kick-Ass….
Just discovered these posters on the iTunes trailers site. They were created by Olly Moss for the 2010 Rolling Roadshow. This is the type of project I always intend to undertake, and then never get to because I have scant free time for personal projects. the fact that this guy got paid to do this is a sore subject with me. The jealousy monster is taking over! I have been feeling in a design rut lately — this has helped fuel the fire under my butt to get in gear and produce something. Hopefully it lasts.

Kick-Ass….

Just discovered these posters on the iTunes trailers site. They were created by Olly Moss for the 2010 Rolling Roadshow. This is the type of project I always intend to undertake, and then never get to because I have scant free time for personal projects. the fact that this guy got paid to do this is a sore subject with me. The jealousy monster is taking over! I have been feeling in a design rut lately — this has helped fuel the fire under my butt to get in gear and produce something. Hopefully it lasts.

This is the poster for George Clooney’s new movie, The American. It looks like one of those throwback posters that’s a personal project of a designer, right? Like the BAFTA posters I profiled several months ago. But it’s not. A studio actually ordered this and is using it for promotion. At least for now. I hope they stick with it — maybe it will show studios that inspired and interesting posters can sell movies. I’m so tired of the over-photoshopping and Trajan Pro type treatments. This poster makes me think 60s James Bond, which is probably a good selling point for this movie. But of course if it does well, the studio will just say it was because of Clooney, not the design. It’s posters like this that made me want to be a designer.

This is the poster for George Clooney’s new movie, The American. It looks like one of those throwback posters that’s a personal project of a designer, right? Like the BAFTA posters I profiled several months ago. But it’s not. A studio actually ordered this and is using it for promotion. At least for now. I hope they stick with it — maybe it will show studios that inspired and interesting posters can sell movies. I’m so tired of the over-photoshopping and Trajan Pro type treatments. This poster makes me think 60s James Bond, which is probably a good selling point for this movie. But of course if it does well, the studio will just say it was because of Clooney, not the design. It’s posters like this that made me want to be a designer.

OSCAR COUNTDOWN!
As I mentioned in the previous post, I am celebrating my 20th anniversary of never having missed an Oscar telecast. Throughout that time, a lot of movies I have loved have been nominated for Best Picture but never won. Today I’m going to highlight my top 5 to never have won over the last 20 years.
2009 - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Okay, so yes — it was Slumdog Millionaire’s year. And while I liked that film, I loved this one. I couldn’t wait to see it from the moment I first saw the trailer in theatres. And when I did get to see it, it was like magic. As someone who loves history and used to major in it, this movie was like a dream. I felt transported back in time and loved every second of it. The art direction and costume design were superb. The story was beautiful and sad.
1999 - Saving Private Ryan
The upset heard round the world. When Spielberg accepted his award for Directing, I thought it was in the bag. And then Shakespeare in Love won. I was floored. At this point I had not seen that movie, and when I did see it, I liked it. But I think there are voters out there that if they could go back in time they would change their vote. Saving Private Ryan is a classic.
1998 - L.A. Confidential
Full disclosure — I was a rabid Titanic fan at this time, and if it hadn’t won, I would have thrown something at the TV. But more than 10 years later the emotion of the movie just doesn’t hold up. It was the Twilight of my youth. Best Picture deserving…..eh, not so much anymore. L.A. Confidential remains one of my top 10 favorite movies of all time, and it definitely holds up 12 years later. The production value, the performances, the story. It’s still as fresh — this one’s a classic, too.
1995 - The Shawshank Redemption
This movie is my all-time #1 favorite. It doesn’t get old — I could watch it over and over. The story pulls you in and the performances make you care. And my favorite film composer’s score just sweetened the deal. (That’s Thomas Newman for all of you who need to be educated — the BEST).
1990 - Field of Dreams
I remember when my dad brought this home from the video store. I did not want to watch it. I thought it looked stupid. But I was bored and we were having “family night” so I obliged. I don’t think I have ever been more surprised by a movie I didn’t initially want to watch. It quickly became a favorite and I begged my dad to buy it. I have never ever wanted to go to Iowa, but if I could take a trip to that ball field, I’d go in a heartbeat.

OSCAR COUNTDOWN!

As I mentioned in the previous post, I am celebrating my 20th anniversary of never having missed an Oscar telecast. Throughout that time, a lot of movies I have loved have been nominated for Best Picture but never won. Today I’m going to highlight my top 5 to never have won over the last 20 years.

2009 - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Okay, so yes — it was Slumdog Millionaire’s year. And while I liked that film, I loved this one. I couldn’t wait to see it from the moment I first saw the trailer in theatres. And when I did get to see it, it was like magic. As someone who loves history and used to major in it, this movie was like a dream. I felt transported back in time and loved every second of it. The art direction and costume design were superb. The story was beautiful and sad.

1999 - Saving Private Ryan

The upset heard round the world. When Spielberg accepted his award for Directing, I thought it was in the bag. And then Shakespeare in Love won. I was floored. At this point I had not seen that movie, and when I did see it, I liked it. But I think there are voters out there that if they could go back in time they would change their vote. Saving Private Ryan is a classic.

1998 - L.A. Confidential

Full disclosure — I was a rabid Titanic fan at this time, and if it hadn’t won, I would have thrown something at the TV. But more than 10 years later the emotion of the movie just doesn’t hold up. It was the Twilight of my youth. Best Picture deserving…..eh, not so much anymore. L.A. Confidential remains one of my top 10 favorite movies of all time, and it definitely holds up 12 years later. The production value, the performances, the story. It’s still as fresh — this one’s a classic, too.

1995 - The Shawshank Redemption

This movie is my all-time #1 favorite. It doesn’t get old — I could watch it over and over. The story pulls you in and the performances make you care. And my favorite film composer’s score just sweetened the deal. (That’s Thomas Newman for all of you who need to be educated — the BEST).

1990 - Field of Dreams

I remember when my dad brought this home from the video store. I did not want to watch it. I thought it looked stupid. But I was bored and we were having “family night” so I obliged. I don’t think I have ever been more surprised by a movie I didn’t initially want to watch. It quickly became a favorite and I begged my dad to buy it. I have never ever wanted to go to Iowa, but if I could take a trip to that ball field, I’d go in a heartbeat.

OSCAR COUNTDOWN!
The film awards season is my favorite time of year — it’s like the playoffs. Nothing gets me through winter like the days leading up to the Oscars. I haven’t missed a telecast since 1990 — so for my 20th anniversary I thought I would do a little reminiscing. I was supposed to post this earlier today so I would have 5 posts leading up to the Oscars, but I was being responsible and packing for my move. So I guess there will be two posts today. Not exactly a 5-day countdown, but whatever. It’s still Wednesday in California.
Today’s nostalgia revolves around my favorite dresses from the past 5 years, 2005 - 2009. Those detail-oriented among you will notice there are no dresses represented for 2006. I tried to find two that I really liked but just couldn’t. It was a bad year. So here goes….
2009
Taraji P. Henson in Roberto Cavalli
Meryl Streep in Alberta Ferretti
2008
Heidi Klum in Galliano
Cameron Diaz in Dior by John Galliano
2007
Reese Witherspoon in Nina Ricci
Emily Blunt in Calvin Klein
2005
Gwyneth Paltrow in Stella McCartney
Hillary Swank in Guy Laroche

OSCAR COUNTDOWN!

The film awards season is my favorite time of year — it’s like the playoffs. Nothing gets me through winter like the days leading up to the Oscars. I haven’t missed a telecast since 1990 — so for my 20th anniversary I thought I would do a little reminiscing. I was supposed to post this earlier today so I would have 5 posts leading up to the Oscars, but I was being responsible and packing for my move. So I guess there will be two posts today. Not exactly a 5-day countdown, but whatever. It’s still Wednesday in California.

Today’s nostalgia revolves around my favorite dresses from the past 5 years, 2005 - 2009. Those detail-oriented among you will notice there are no dresses represented for 2006. I tried to find two that I really liked but just couldn’t. It was a bad year. So here goes….

2009

Taraji P. Henson in Roberto Cavalli

Meryl Streep in Alberta Ferretti

2008

Heidi Klum in Galliano

Cameron Diaz in Dior by John Galliano

2007

Reese Witherspoon in Nina Ricci

Emily Blunt in Calvin Klein

2005

Gwyneth Paltrow in Stella McCartney

Hillary Swank in Guy Laroche

Here’s my two cents on the Great Late-Night Debate. I love Conan. I love Jay. If I could have my way it would be for both of them to stay. Whoa….that’s was way too many unintentional rhymes.
Anyway, I don’t think Conan should be getting screwed over in this way. I feel like NBC hasn’t even put it’s full support behind him. Jay was going to retire, Conan was going to step up — that’s the way it goes in business. Then at the last minute NBC decides Jay is way too valuable and sticks him in a classic no-win situation at 10pm? I mean we all knew it wasn’t going to work. Not every night for an entire hour. And maybe Conan just isn’t mainstream enough for America right now. But that doesn’t mean he can’t win over some people. Taking a look back at when he started on Late Night — it was a disaster. I’ll admit, I didn’t think he was that funny then. But he has definitely hit his stride and is now one of the funniest people on TV. And he signed a contract with NBC. NBC, you made your bed — you should lie in it. None of this move The Tonight Show to 12:05am business. It’s an institution. Conan will get better. Maybe Letterman will win in the ratings at first — but people will come back because Letterman’s just an a**. And with all this Fox nonsense, can’t Jay just go there? I don’t see why this has to be such a big deal. Man up and do the right thing, NBC.
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Here’s my two cents on the Great Late-Night Debate. I love Conan. I love Jay. If I could have my way it would be for both of them to stay. Whoa….that’s was way too many unintentional rhymes.

Anyway, I don’t think Conan should be getting screwed over in this way. I feel like NBC hasn’t even put it’s full support behind him. Jay was going to retire, Conan was going to step up — that’s the way it goes in business. Then at the last minute NBC decides Jay is way too valuable and sticks him in a classic no-win situation at 10pm? I mean we all knew it wasn’t going to work. Not every night for an entire hour. And maybe Conan just isn’t mainstream enough for America right now. But that doesn’t mean he can’t win over some people. Taking a look back at when he started on Late Night — it was a disaster. I’ll admit, I didn’t think he was that funny then. But he has definitely hit his stride and is now one of the funniest people on TV. And he signed a contract with NBC. NBC, you made your bed — you should lie in it. None of this move The Tonight Show to 12:05am business. It’s an institution. Conan will get better. Maybe Letterman will win in the ratings at first — but people will come back because Letterman’s just an a**. And with all this Fox nonsense, can’t Jay just go there? I don’t see why this has to be such a big deal. Man up and do the right thing, NBC.

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