Gary Franklin and "Entertainment Tonight" are potshooting at each other. Latest: KABC's new critic, after praising some documentaries the other night, called "ET" junk programming that viewers should best avoid.
"Exactly," Franklin confirmed. "I've always felt that. The questions their reporters ask are the stupidest. Backstage at the Oscars, they were particularly stupid."
Franklin was especially miffed Oscar night when an "ET" reporter allegedly tried to get sound-comic Michael Winslow ("Police Academy") to make his funny noises: "She said to him, 'We don't want you to talk .' And I said, 'No, baby, we don't want you to talk.' "
Loudly? "Very loudly," said Franklin.
Franklin, by his own admission, also hissed audibly at "ET" reporter Jeanne Wolf when she questioned winners about their clothes. Argued "ET" producer Jack Reilly, "She was doing what she was assigned. She was being quite professional, and he was terribly unprofessional. He was very, very rude to our reporter."