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I know they kind of make fun of it like "haha, fire your agents" but seriously, Jensen even BEING on that list is a good thing in my eyes.

Because that's a list ranking actors as far as their potential to draw people to movie theaters by name alone and done by people in the movie business. So, take an actor who has done predominantly TV work, none of that big blockbuster shows/big phenomena and has JUST made his big screen debut (after the survey was conducted)? That they even knew his name to include in the list is great. I skimmed it and there were a lot of names missing from hit shows or smaller shows and frankly a lot of names that made me go "who?"

The chasm between movie and TV might not be as wide anymore but it's still two separate worlds. I betcha Will Smith wouldn't have ranked number 1 when he was on the Fresh Prince. The guy had to work to be where he is today (and as always had a bit of luck with movie choices).

What I don't understand is the relatively high placement of those GoGi people. I mean, really? Their own viewers - and not that many to begin with - can't even be trusted to watch their show when House or AI come on but they're expected to lure masses of people to go see a movie? Uh-uh. Lets not attribute too much to the youth demos.

In other news, Germany's Next Top Model starts today and I feel conflicted because despite my ranting against casting/reality shows that is actually the one I enjoy. I guess, I just have to embrace my inner shallow voyeur. *g*

And in yet other news, if anybody wants a good laugh, go to deadlinehollywooddaily.com and scroll through all the articles on the battle between SAG (the actor's union) and the studios. I started following it because I wanted to be prepared in case of another strike but this union has, well, I don't think there are words. Political implosion? Violating oneself with an iron-rod? And what kills me is that by making every little thing public in pissing contests, they made it a million times worse.

I really used to fear a strike at the beginning of the year. Now, I no longer do. Not one bit.

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blackjedii
Feb. 12th, 2009 12:02 am (UTC)
Just caught you on another friendslist but I've been watching the SAG drama too. have you been to this site?
astri13
Feb. 12th, 2009 01:04 am (UTC)
No, I haven't, thanks for the link. I have only followed the statements from various SAG higher-ups that increasingly read like "we're a joke". And now I see they're even filing for appeal on their denied injunction. Goodness gracious, at this point it doesn't matter who is/was right. Pilots will go AFTRA and movies might not be far behind if they drag it out a couple more years. *shakes head*
aithne414
Feb. 12th, 2009 12:07 am (UTC)
Totally agree, about the Forbes rankings! I'm really excited to see him on there, without a single theater-release to his name at the time, and his only TV roles being either on the WB/CW, or on a very short-lived Fox series. The boy makes an impression with what he's got, and that's pretty awesome.
astri13
Feb. 12th, 2009 01:09 am (UTC)
Yup, yup. I'm pleased the Forbes magazine people thought to include him. I mean, even if most of those voters in the movie scene had to check the "who?" box with him, they would have at least read the name and in the crazy world of Hollyweird this already means something.

And now, at least people of Lionsgate would back him, I think. I read a report on their terrible last quarterly numbers. MBV seems the only success they've had for some time with the Zellweger rom-com DOA as well.

I bet if the survey was conducted now he would already go a little bit higher.
nachekana
Feb. 12th, 2009 12:21 am (UTC)
frankly a lot of names that made me go "who?"

AHAH, so true! And you're right, it's good that he even appears on the list!

What I don't understand is the relatively high placement of those GoGi people.

You know, everytime someone mention GG or even GoGi as you write it, I have to think for five minutes to remember the name of this show. Because two G together will forever be Gilmore Girls to me. My brain is stuck. *headdesk*

In other news, Germany's Next Top Model starts today

Really?! Was it today-wednesday or today-thursday? And on what channel? I LOVE "America's Next Top Model" and I'm sure I'll love the german one too!

astri13
Feb. 12th, 2009 01:11 am (UTC)
You know, everytime someone mention GG or even GoGi as you write it, I have to think for five minutes to remember the name of this show. Because two G together will forever be Gilmore Girls to me. My brain is stuck. *headdesk*

Hehe. I increasingly see GG for Gossip Girl because Gilmore Girls has been out now for a while but the occasional mix-up still happens. :)

Really?! Was it today-wednesday or today-thursday? And on what channel? I LOVE "America's Next Top Model" and I'm sure I'll love the german one too!

It's thursday-today, on Pro7 at 20.15.
gatorpez
Feb. 12th, 2009 01:18 am (UTC)
I have a friend who is a member of SAG-New England/Boston and she sometimes forwards e-mails to me, and many members in NY and New England want Rosenberg out. They think he's wasted a lot of their dues money on his ego/power trip and strike agenda.
astri13
Feb. 12th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
They think he's wasted a lot of their dues money on his ego/power trip and strike agenda.

I can understand that. Nearly a year since the contract expired and zip results.
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astri13
Feb. 13th, 2009 12:19 am (UTC)
I did have some moments of disbelief going through it.

And some moments of "who the hell is that?" *g*
leelust
Feb. 12th, 2009 09:21 am (UTC)
I think it's very good thing too. I mean for an actor who work on small network and who activaly avoids any 'popular' parties and events and still be included in this list? It's awesome.
As to GG people i think the reason they're there is for gossips around them. You know, pure publicity like - people talk about them hence they'll watch them which for me is so not true.
astri13
Feb. 13th, 2009 12:19 am (UTC)
As to GG people i think the reason they're there is for gossips around them. You know, pure publicity like - people talk about them hence they'll watch them which for me is so not true.

Exactly. If people don't even take the time to watch their show, they won't spend money and time to watch them in movies either.
leelust
Feb. 14th, 2009 03:27 pm (UTC)
Yep, my point. I didn't check but if i remember it right the last (or one of the lasts) Gg ep got rating around 2.6 mln when we on rerun gain almost 2 mln for Yellow fever. I think the numbers speak for themselves.
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