TradeVine entertainment news highlights for week ending February 17th, 2012 with Yi Tian
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Hi everybody, I’m Yi Tian of the Actors Reporter and welcome to the TradeVine. I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day. Looking through this week’s trades, our producer, Pepper Jay, found some great articles that I’m sure you won’t want to miss. Our goal at the TradeVine is to help you stay informed and to keep up with some of the entertainment news you may have missed in the Trades, such as The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, and Backstage.
Daily Variety, Monday, February 13th – A soaring voice, a troubled life, by Christopher Morris. She was remembered as ‘a beautiful person who had talent beyond compare” and “the star of all stars.” Whitney Houston’s death cast a long shadow over the music industry’s annual salute to its best and brightest, as the Grammy Awards stage where she had often triumphed became a forum for memorializing the singer and actress, who died barely 24 hours before, at the age of 48. Heads of attendees at Staples Center were bowed early on in the show as Grammy host LL Cool J led a prayer “for the woman we loved.”
Back Stage, February 9th-15th – The TradeVine usually has an article that we found interesting from Back Stage. However, this TradeVine would like to remind you of the casting section of Back Stage. In Back Stage you’ll find casting notices for both union and non-union in New York, and California areas, including regional area of the country. There are also special sections for commercials and industrials, multi media and online, music video, and theatre projects. So, don’t forget Back Stage to look for casting notices that may be perfect for you.
Daily Variety, Tuesday, February 14th – Oprah tweet is un-tweeted, by Stuart Levine. The influence Oprah Winfrey sways wasn’t appreciated by Nielsen Sunday. The topper of cabler OWN used Twitter to ask Nielsen box-top owners to watch the 9 p.m. telecast of “Oprah’s Next Chapter.” “Every 1 who can please turn to OWN especially if u have a Neilsen (sic) box,” was sent to millions of followers. That, however, turns out to be a possible violation of Nielsen policy, and Winfrey sent out an apology. I didn’t know that.
Well, that’s it for the TradeVine this week. I’m Yi Tian. Thank you very much for watching. And remember, You heard it through the Tradevine!