Fox News Yawn

'Your World with Neil Cavuto' boring? Someone at Fox News seems to think so, as revealed by what would appear to be an accidental camera switch during Cavuto's interview on Monday with Former Secretary of State, Lawrence Eagleburger:

As of this writing, the entire interview (yawn included) can be watched on foxnews.com


Ellen Burstyn's 9 Second Emmy-Nominated ' Mrs Harris' Performance

In a recent article in the New York Post, Adam Buckman wrote about the growing controversy surrounding Ellen Burstyn's Emmy nomination for her role in the HBO film, 'Mrs Harris.' I happened to watch the flick this weekend on DVD before reading Buckman's article, and had honestly not realized that Burstyn appeared in the film at all. Which is no wonder, considering her bit part in the film lasts only 9 seconds (turns out it's 14 seconds -- see update below).

Burstyn's Emmy-nominated role in the film (which you can watch below in its entirety) hits at about the 18 minute mark, where she appears as a former lover of Scarsdale Diet doctor Herman Tarnower as part of a series of faux documentary interviews:

If you haven't seen the film, and are imagining that perhaps these two sentences of dialogue are somehow crucial to its story -- think again. Burstyn's character is never mentioned again in the film. Which begs the question: did the Academy nominators actually watch the film before casting their ballots, or did they simply vote for the the recognizable name?

Update:
As Lori Radcliff correctly points out in our comments section, I overlooked Burstyn's other appearance in the film, which occurs less than a minute later, upping her total Emmy-nominated screen time to 14 seconds. Here is that second clip: (thanks Lori!)


'Felicity' As It Was Meant To Be Heard (Kinda Sorta)

For years now, fans have bemoaned the cost-cutting measure of replacing the original music from TV shows when they're released on DVD. Perhaps the most frequently mentioned example is the former WB series, 'Felicity.'

For many, the music on 'Felicity' was like a character on the show in and of itself: a combination of classics you know and love and songs from up-and-coming artists, the show's soundtrack inspired two companion CDs, a comprehensive fan site, and helped launch at least a few now well-known artists' careers.

So it should come as no surprise that when the show was re-run on cable and released on DVD without the original music, fans were beside themselves. Gone were the familiar Sarah McLachlan and Dave Matthews songs that accented Felicity and Ben's defining romantic moments, replaced with generic-sounding music. Up went the petitions, and the message board posts, but to no avail.

If I sound a little passionate about this, I have to confess -- I myself am a 'Felicity' fan, and I myself have felt the pain of having lost forever those precious musical moments I so fondly remember.

Which is why I was delighted to discover, while re-watching the Second Season 'Felicity' DVD set this summer, that the original music has been on the DVD all along, but in the most unlikely of places... the Spanish language dub.

I'm not sure if it was an oversight (unlikely), or if it's that that the Spanish language music rights were less expensive to acquire, but it was thrilling to re-live those classic musical moments all over again. Of course, it's also frustrating, because the music is accompanied by dialogue in a language I don't understand.

But for now, let's savor the moment. For your viewing pleasure -- from the Felicity Season Two DVD Box Set -- two versions of a classic scene from the season two episode, 'The List':



English Language Version
(replacement music)



Spanish Language Version
(original music)