After the coffee. Before figuring out how to transcribe an interview without actually listening to it.
The Skinny: Another week has come and gone. If you're like me, you spent it obsessing on things that don't matter and ignoring the things that do. Sorry, not trying to be a downer, just offering some perspective. Friday's headlines include a look at the weekend box office, profiles of the producers of next year's Oscars and reviews of "Red Hook Summer" and "Premium Rush."
Daily Dose: As part of its new distribution deal with Fox News, Time Warner Cablesubscribers can now watch the cable network live on their iPads and iPhones. The Fox Business Network will also be available to Time Warner Cable customers via table devices. Now if Time Warner Cable can just get the NFL Network.
The Over the Hill Gang rides again. "The Expendables 2," starring aging action heroes Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, is expected to stay on top of the box office for the second weekend in a row. New challengers include "Premium Rush," the bike messenger thriller for those who have been screaming for a "Quicksilver" sequel, and "Hit & Run" starring Dax Shephard, although you'll keep thinking its Owen Wilson. Box office previews from the Los Angeles Times and Hollywood Reporter.
Oscar is in tech."Smash" executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have been tapped to produce the 2013 Oscars telecast. Zadan and Meron, whose other TV credits include "Drop Dead Diva"and whose long list of movie credits include "Chicago" and "Hairspray," said they've been Monday morning quarterbacking the Oscars for years just waiting for their shot. Call it a hunch but I'm guessing there'll be a few song and dance numbers. More on the duo from the Los Angeles Times and Variety.