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  • Ted Mann 8:58 pm on February 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Not quite ready for primetime 

    Prepare for the truly surreal: a half-hour Oscar television special starring yours truly. Well, not really. I just appear at the beginning and end, rambling nonsensically about God knows what (something about Michael Moore, Castro, and “Juno,” I think).

    But on the positive side, I had my very first experience getting airbrushed, and I got to successfully present my first Oscar — even if it was a $20 Internet knock-off that really looked more like a little league soccer trophy than an 8-pound hunk of gold.

    Flash video:

    The show aired tonight — Friday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m. — on RNN (channel six), the Regional News Network. I’ve been appearing on their evening news program, Newscenter Now (a joint venture with the paper I work for), over the course of the past year, to talk about the same kind of celebrity gossip I write about for my work blog, Suburbarazzi. But this was the first time where the blog was used to help anchor a whole half-hour show. Pretty cool, right? Or incredibly dorky, I suppose. Either way, it was a blast.

    For more on the show, check out my Suburbarazzi post about it.

    Alright, now you can commence teasing.

  • Ted Mann 10:24 pm on February 18, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    I am your brother, your best friend forever 

    I finally broke down and pulled the trigger on the iPhone a couple weeks ago. Totally 100 percent worth it. It’s become the perfect way for me to kill time in lines, shopping with Ana, or waiting for whatnot. The only thing I wish it had more of — or maybe I should say, I wish I wasn’t so cheap about — is video. Put simply, I love watching music videos and TV shows on the gizmo, but I’m hardly the type to shell out for a $20 iTunes movie.

    That’s why i was so thrilled today to find that iTunes is offering a free download of the Renaldo Lapuz tryout for American Idol — quite possibly the best two minutes of television I’ve seen in a decade. I think I already know the entire song by heart: “I am your brother / your best friend forever / singing the songs / the music that you love. … I AM YOUR BROTHER …”

    For all you iPhoners out there looking for a little free video to cheer you up, check it out.


    • jom 6:47 am on March 5, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      i think that this guy is the #1 american idol in the world i wonder why he didn’t make it? after all simon and him were brothers

  • Ted Mann 2:19 pm on February 5, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Yeah, what Barack Obama and John Legend said … 

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