Someone at Fox needs a nap
Have you seen one of the latest headlines?
Sarah Palin is getting ready to do one of her first shows at Fox. It’s supposed to be a piece on “people who’ve overcome adversity and more.” (I am immediately intrigued what “and more” means. My first thought is “dry skin.”)
One of the people in the piece LL Cool J recently said on Twitter: “Fox lifted an old interview I gave in 2008 to someone else & are misrepresenting to the public in order to promote Sarah Palins Show. WOW.”
This is interesting stuff. When you do an interview, you’re usually required to sign a release that says the media outlet gets to keep the footage and use it how they like. Savvy entertainment people usually counter and say the interview is for a one time use only and the deal gets signed. Now I’m not sure which media outlet did the original interview but obviously LL Cool J disagreed with the use. Fox has decided not to use the piece and released the following statement:
“Real American Stories features uplifting tales about overcoming adversity and we believe Mr. Smith’s interview fit that criteria. However, as it appears that Mr. Smith does not want to be associated with a program that could serve as an inspiration to others, we are cutting his interview from the special and wish him the best with his fledgling acting career.” (emphasis mine)
Is it just me or is someone over at Fox feeling particularly snarky today? The last little bit is particularly snippy when you look at LL Cool J’s IMDB credits which list 29 movie and TV appearances. I really am interested in who wrote this statement. It sounds like Dee, the sarcastic sister from What’s Happening or maybe one of the Mean Girls.
And don’t think I didn’t notice that Mr Snippy used the word “however” at the beginning of the sentence, but that’s for another post.