Wednesday, July 31, 2013

"Millionaires need Kickstarter" - a Spike Lee Joint (the countdown)

A man reportedly worth more than $40 million and who has a filmography you could only dream of needs your money.  Spike Lee (of the $30 million Manhattan mansion Lees) is attempting to finance his next project via the crowdfunding site Kickstarter.  In the first 10 days of his effort, Mr. Lee (of the courtside season tickets at the New York Knicks Lees) has raised more than one-third of his $1.25 million goal.  So it could be close as to whether Mr. Lee (of the Martha's Vineyard Estate Lees) reaches his goal by August 21, 2013.

Because I care, I've decided to post a countdown that will let you know exactly how much time you have to contribute to Mr. Lee's (of the "I won't tell you what the movie is about, but feel free to donate anyway" Lees) project.

Tic toc...

And if you weren't convinced enough already to give to Mr. Lee, here he is on CNBC pleading his case earlier today.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

When photo editors attack!!

We've all seen how movies, TV shows and advertisers Photoshop the hell out of celebs in different print campaigns.  Heck, there's even a site called Photoshop Disasters where you can see these efforts and how they go terribly wrong - from completely overhauling Megan Fox's complexion to eliminating one of Katy Perry's fingers.

But you've probably never seen is exactly what the photo editor decides needs fixing, and how awful it is.  The following comes to me courtesy of Miki Yamashita.  Miki is a lovely woman who acts, sings and has been in many a national ad campaign.  This one was for [company name redacted].

Notice the amusing ways in which they want to plump up her lips, tone down her cleavage (odd, I know) and, falling somewhere between comical and offensive, "open eyes."

So now you know.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Vote Temp X for THR's "Top 35 under 35"

The Hollywood Reporter is conducting its annual meaningless survey on the Top 35 executives under 35.  Because you love me almost as much as I love me, I have one small favor to ask of you -- nominate me.  I promise if I get selected, I will select one lucky fan to join me at the gala event as my date.  This means you can get as drunk as you want and eat as much as you want for one special evening.  And who knows, you might even meet someone important.

To make life easy, I've listed the questions and what you might want to use for the answers.  Here's the

Now make me feel important.

Nominee Name:
Temp X

What are the nominee's accomplishments?
The Brown List (the most and least liked Hollywood executives); The Bennies (an award show recognizing the Worst in Television); Helping people find work; Surviving in Hollywood on $11/hr

Title (Nominee's Title):
Editor in Chief/Head Temp

Company (Nominee's Company):
The Hollywood Temp Diaries (

Date of Birth (Nominee's Date of Birth):
He can play anywhere from 18-34

Category of Nomination:
  • TV
  • Film
  • Digital (X) <------VOTE FOR ME HERE
  • Agents
  • Legal
  • Publicity
  • Management
What are the nominee's greatest strengths?
Laughing to keep from crying; Writing song parodies; Pointing out the dearth of minorities or woman used in THR's 2010 Top 35 under 35; Making fun of Ara Keshishian

Where do you see the nominee in five years?
Either running Hollywood or thrown out of it.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Bennies 2013 - Vote for TV's worst

NBC will never forget you...try as they might

It's that time of year again, your chance to vote on the Worst in TV for the fourth annual Bennie Awards.  For those unfamiliar, think of The Bennies as the Razzies for the small screen.

From July 19 - August 30, the viewing public will vote for the winners of this most prestigious award.  The Temp Diaries staff has selected the nominees in eight different categories:
  • Worst Actress
  • Worst Actor
  • Worst Reality Personality (Female)
  • Worst Reality Personality (Male)
  • Pushing Daisies Award (honoring the best show canceled too soon)
  • DOA 2013 (new show least deserving of a network pick-up)
  • Worst Reality Program
  • Worst Scripted Program
All you need to do is select your choice from the ballot below and hit "Submit." The Bennies uses American Idol-style voting, so stuffing the ballot box is completely legal. On September 19 (just days before the September 22 Emmy Awards) I will announce the winners of the Golden Trash Can in a gala online event.

The Bennies pay homage to the King of Bad Programming -- former NBC head Ben Silverman. It's also no small coincidence that "Bennies" is slang for Benzedrine (a drug I believe these Hollywood execs were on when they greenlit these shows).

Here's the form.  Now go ahead and vote.  It's your duty...and I'll guilt trip you if you don't.