After the coffee. Before everything else that is piling up on my desk.
The Skinny: Silliest question at Fox's press tour Tuesday went to the person who asked Zooey Deschanel where she got her name from. Just think, someone got paid to ask that. Wednesday's headlines include the controversy over Fox's new drama "The Following," Netflix is rolling out some new original shows and Hollywood has cooled on Facebook.
Daily Dose: Dan Brenner, a well-regarded cable industry lawyer is putting down his briefcase and putting on a robe. Brenner, who has toiled in Washington, D.C., for years has been tapped by California Gov. Jerry Brown to be a judge in Los Angeles Superior Court. Brenner most recently was at the firm of Hogan Lovells. He was previously a top lawyer for the National Cable & Telecommunications Assn.
Too violent? Fox's new drama "The Following," about a cult of killers and the ex-FBI agent trying to stop them, is getting some heat for its graphically violent content after the Sandy Hook shootings. Fox Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly said, “I’m putting on an excellent thriller, I’m not glorifying killers,” adding that, “part of what we do on television is provide escapism. It could be laughter, it could be fantasy, it could also be your worst nightmare come to life.” More on "The Following" and Fox from the Los Angeles Times.