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Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the Fox Fall Press Junket, in which I lived it up in a hotel room with a balcony bigger than my apartment and met other media-type people. There were radio people with names like "Seacrest," "Samy K, " and the non-nicknamed but still very radio-y Brad. There were entertainment reporters from affiliate stations, like the woman from Indianapolis whose makeup was a thing of science and wonder, all perfectly and evenly applied and never, ever wearing off. And there were the internet writers, the redheaded stepchildren of media (hi, Daniel, Fred, Eric, and John!). Fox didn't know what to do with us, but they did want us to say good things about their shows, so we all got goodie bags (so large they had wheels and a handle to pull them! My favorite item: the Breathalyzer keychain celebrating the twentieth season of Cops) and the opportunity to interview actors on new and continuing Fox shows, all of whom were very nice despite my obvious lack of interviewing experience and general goofiness. Big, big thanks to Cait and Jennifer at Fox, who made everything run smoothly, made sure I got my interviews, and generally worked their asses off for four straight days.

Cast members of Nashville were my first interviewees, and they presented me with a bit of a dilemma: I sort of hate the pseudo-famous reality stars shows like this have created, and I have absolutely no interest in country music or in the great state of Tennessee (no offense, Tennesseans, but your state looks like an eroded parallelogram). I tried to watch an episode of the show beforehand, but midway through the episode screener Fox gave me, my computer crashed, and I took that as a sign. I will say that I'm glad the Laguna Beach producers have moved on in their work and are now featuring people who are legal adults.

The first cast member I spoke with was Clint Moseley, who is notable on the show for being the only cast member who isn't pursuing a career in music. He does, however, want a career in acting, and this show might be a means to an end for that. At least he isn't ashamed to admit it:

Sara M: So you're getting the bad guy edit.

Clint: I was just being myself and enjoying life and hanging out with all my friends. And, you know, there happened to be some very attractive girls...much like yourself.

Sara M: Oh, ho ho! Here you go. Flattery will get you nowhere.

The Very Charming, Handsome, and Dashing Clint: I'm just saying, I like talking to beautiful women, that's why I'm talking to you.

Sara M: I think you have to talk to me, though.

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The Fox Fall Press Junket: Reality Shows

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the Fox Fall Press Junket, in which I lived it up in a hotel room with a balcony bigger than my apartment and met other media-type people. There were radio people with names like "Seacrest," "Samy K, " and the non-nicknamed but still very radio-y Brad. There were entertainment reporters from affiliate stations, like the woman from Indianapolis whose makeup was a thing of science and wonder, all perfectly and evenly applied and never, ever wearing off. And there were the internet writers, the redheaded stepchildren of media (hi, Daniel, Fred, Eric, and John!). Fox didn't know what to do with us, but they did want us to say good things about their shows, so we all got goodie bags (so large they had wheels and a handle to pull them! My favorite item: the Breathalyzer keychain celebrating the twentieth season of Cops) and the opportunity to interview actors on new and continuing Fox shows, all of whom were very nice despite my obvious lack of interviewing experience and general goofiness. Big, big thanks to Cait and Jennifer at Fox, who made everything run smoothly, made sure I got my interviews, and generally worked their asses off for four straight days.

Cast members of Nashville were my first interviewees, and they presented me with a bit of a dilemma: I sort of hate the pseudo-famous reality stars shows like this have created, and I have absolutely no interest in country music or in the great state of Tennessee (no offense, Tennesseans, but your state looks like an eroded parallelogram). I tried to watch an episode of the show beforehand, but midway through the episode screener Fox gave me, my computer crashed, and I took that as a sign. I will say that I'm glad the Laguna Beach producers have moved on in their work and are now featuring people who are legal adults.

The first cast member I spoke with was Clint Moseley, who is notable on the show for being the only cast member who isn't pursuing a career in music. He does, however, want a career in acting, and this show might be a means to an end for that. At least he isn't ashamed to admit it:

Sara M: So you're getting the bad guy edit.

Clint: I was just being myself and enjoying life and hanging out with all my friends. And, you know, there happened to be some very attractive girls...much like yourself.

Sara M: Oh, ho ho! Here you go. Flattery will get you nowhere.

The Very Charming, Handsome, and Dashing Clint: I'm just saying, I like talking to beautiful women, that's why I'm talking to you.

Sara M: I think you have to talk to me, though.

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