People are fascinated by celebrities and when the Academy Awards do their thing there are more celebrities in one place than anywhere else. The media likes to hype things and start their coverage of things like sporting events and celebrity events like this. They can sell a lot of advertising and things like that. Before the Super Bowl they start the coverage and hype at about midnight and keep it up until the event starts. It’s usually ungodly boring and it gets old really fast. This is sports and I like sports and I particularly like football but I can’t stand that much football.
I love movies too. I love them a lot and have for a long time. I love the Academy Awards and look forward to them as much as I do the Super Bowl. This is supposed to mean I am gay, I think, but I can’t help it. I like the show and I get caught up in the whole thing. That being said I cannot understand why the cable channel E! has to start showing red carpet coverage starting at noon on the day of the big event.
There is nothing going on at noon in the Midwest which would be ten in the morning out west. There are some fans in the stands and the photographers and some people who seem to be sweeping the carpet. E! has the blond chick who got fired from The View and some other chick and Ryan Seacrest. If anyone can actually tell me why this man is as famous I will gladly find some way to say thank you that may or may not involve sexual favors if you are female.
They are standing there and they are interviewing casting agents. Casting agents! Who the hell are casting agents and why would anyone want to hear what they have to say? They talk to some woman who designs handbags.
Eventually the time draws near and the TV Guide channel commits the greatest act of atrocity upon the public. They unleash the weapon of mass destruction of non-funny known as Joan and Melissa Rivers. There is nothing a fatal car accident wouldn’t cure with those two. They are painfully unfunny. Joan’s opening monologue is painfully mean and unfunny. The skits they do are ungodly unfunny as if they are really trying to be that unfunny. Joan could not interview someone if her life depended on it. It is like taking ground up glass, mixing it with water and then squirting it into your eye for hour on end with this show.
Given a choice between the two I guess I would rather deal with the limited talents of Seacrest over the exact opposite of talent that the Rivers’ have. At least Seacrest is willing to argue with Simon Cowell and that means he gets positive press from this reviewer. Joan Rivers looks hideous, she isn’t funny and her daughter somehow manages to have less talent than anyone on the planet. My dog has more talent that Melissa Rivers.
In the end what matters is the show. Much like the Super Bowl at some point the game actually has to be played. At that point the real excitement begins. I just hope Martin Scorsese wins his overdue award.
See this iFilms clip of Ryan Seacrest on the Red Carpet here: