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February 24, 2007



Actor: Will is groveling, Denzel never did that. Jada is even agreeing to appear out of her "rawk n roll" find-myself world, and back in formal attire, dresses and all. Ryan Who? Leonardo diSameoldcharacter each time. It depends on if Scorcese gets it. No one thinks Departed deserves both those (symbolic) oscar gifts. Forest Whitaker - YES PLEASE - but the problem is, he makes AWFUL acceptance speeches, freaked everyone out at the globes. Peter O'Toole - What is it about lifetime achievement award you don't understand? Actress:Streep for that liteweight movie? Seriously.Helen Mirren - she IS good, movie is good.Dench - No, because she says she is in the hospital, and Oscar wants people on hand. That should be clear to everyone.Cruz - She's young still. She was with Tom Cruise, it disqualifies her for a period. And Selma Hayek would kill herself.Winslet - her time is coming. She knows that. It could be now, it could be later.

Will Teullive

Other than some of the nominees and studio execs, you are the straightest man to care so much about the Oscars.If you report Toni Collette wore Vera Wang for Sunday night’s post, I’m headed straight for the monster truck blog :-)

Lopes da Silva

Off topic: Mr Levine you should search in youtube for "Gato Fedorento" (Smelly Cat in English)a comedy troupe very original and not like anything seen in american comedy, if you know spanish you will understand what they say

Paul Duca

Only somewhat off-topic...since Ken also has interest in any news related to Mary Tyler Moore:The Victorian residence in Minneapolis where Mary Richards, Rhoda Morgenstern and Phyllis Lindstrom supposedly resided is up for sale--a 10,000 square foot mansion, with its original charm and features fully restored, along with things like an updated kitchen/family room addition( (tucked away in back, so as not to affect the classic establishing shot vista)Price--$3.6 millionYou can find out more at www.startribune.com/homes (you will have to sign up for a 7-day membership with the site in order to access the article)


Mary's mansion in Minny? That'd be Ken's "Bates Motel," if his Mary experiences haunt the place. Yikes!


Okay, gang, since we're going slightly off topic....Saw my first ep of "30 Rock" on Thursday. Very funny. I wish I'd picked up on it from the beginning. This show appears to be a real gem. Back on topic.....I just hope Ellen is funny. Not that I don't think she will be, but that's what Oscar night has been the past decade or so. Tune in for Billy Crystal's opening and monologue, wait for the first supporting actor award, then find something good to watch until checking in around the end. And if I'm lucky to surf over at the right time, I check in for the obituary segment. For a casual follower like me, the rest is dull.


I'd vote for Leo... despite the fact that he is dating our dream girl from Israel! Oh well... Baruch H'Shem...

Mike Barer

He's dating Natalie Portman? How about that child with Clint Eastwood?

Tom Quigley

Peter O'Toole looks "only" 37? Ken, you need a TV with a bigger screen. Peter O'Toole could pass for a corpse on CSI without the need for any additional makeup. At this point, he should be calling himself Digger O'Dell....

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    Ken Levine is an Emmy winning writer/director/producer/major league baseball announcer. In a career that has spanned over 30 years Ken has worked on MASH, CHEERS, FRASIER, THE SIMPSONS, WINGS, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, BECKER, DHARMA & GREG, and has co-created his own series including ALMOST PERFECT starring Nancy Travis. He and his partner wrote the feature VOLUNTEERS. Ken has also been the radio/TV play-by-play voice of the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres.
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