After the coffee. Before buying my RG3 jersey.
The Skinny: I know it's only one game but as a long-suffering Redskins fan it felt good to start the season with a win and see Robert Griffin III deliver on all the hype. As my readers know, I bleed burgundy and gold. Monday's headlines include a recap of the anemic weekend box office, a preview of what's coming in daytime television and a look at how broadcast TV will clean up from the election.
Daily Dose: Martha Stewart is the latest to cut a deal with Hulu. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia said episodes of Stewart-produced content will now appear on the online video site. I just want to know if she'll include the old CBS clip where she's dodging questions about insider trading while chopping a salad. That was some classic TV.
Box office? What box office? Apparently if you don't put movies out people want to see, no one will go to the theater. Hollywood typically ignores the weekend after Labor Day because it figures kids are heading back to school and adults are done having fun on weekends. That being the case, no surprise that it was the worst weekend of the year so far. Finishing first was "The Possession," which took in just under $10 million. "The Words," which stars Bradley Cooper as a struggling novelist who toys with submitting someone else's work as his own, took in only $5 million. I saw "Sleepwalk With Me," which had its funny moments but may not be the best date movie. Box office recaps from the Los Angeles Times and Movie City News.
Silicon Valley meets the Valley. Hollywood often has to be dragged kicking and screaming into the future. But Warner Bros. is trying to stay one step ahead of the tech geeks in Northern California when it comes to figuring out how to best distribute their content in a way that embraces a changing media landscape without destroying its current business model. "We need to control our own destiny in the digital world," Kevin Tsujihara, president of the studio's home entertainment group, tells the Los Angeles Times.