After the coffee. Before seeing how Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management' performed.
The Skinny: Saw "The Amazing Spider-Man" Thursday night (no I wasn't at the premiere), and while I enjoyed it, I wish Emma Stone hadn't gone blond for the part. She looked too much like Lindsay Lohan and the two already share husky voices. Very distracting. Friday's headlines include the weekend box-office preview, a look at Savannah Guthrie, who will succeed Ann Curry on "Today" and reviews of "Ted" and "Magic Mike."
Daily Dose: Come Saturday, AMC fans who have satellite broadcaster Dish as their pay-TV distributor may find themselves staring at a blank screen. Dish is poised to drop AMC this weekend, a move which means fans of "Breaking Bad," which returns next month, may have to find a new provider. Dish says AMC wants too much money for its signal. AMC says this fight isn't about money but about a separate legal battle between the companies. Regardless, it's viewers who are left in the lurch as usual.
Bear vs Brave. This weekend's box-office battle will be between "Ted," a raunchy comedy directed by "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, and Pixar's "Brave," which last week took in over $60 million. "Ted," about a man (Mark Wahlberg) and his talking teddy bear, is projected to make $40 million this weekend. Also premiering this weekend is Channing Tatum's stripper comedy "Magic Mike," Tyler Perry's "Madea's Witness Protection" and the drama "People Like Us." Box-office previews from the Los Angeles Times and Hollywood Reporter.