Friday, April 11, 2008

Graham Norton savages Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey very recently attacked BBC TV talent shows like I'd Do Anything, claiming they were a "13-week promotion for a musical". It’s a fair point, leaving aside the anti-coach party tour snobbery behind it. Now the host of the Oliver talent show, Graham Norton, has made an equally fair point about not running talent shows that may have anything to do with Spacey. He says: “I think it would be very bad to do a reality show casting the lead of The Iceman Cometh, called 'We'd Bore Everyone'." This is a most inspired riposte and Norton is my hero of 2008 (thinking of those end-of-year lists, prematurely).

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, Norton is missing his target here. He's not bashing Spacey, but Eugene O'Neill. Poor undercultured twat.

"This is a most inspired riposte and Norton is my hero of 2008"

He's the heroe of those who deserve him.

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

what comes to mind when I read that post is his arrogance...and possibly the fear that his life story might become a 13 week promotion to a musical...too bad he had to make such an assinine statement.

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

... in retrospect though, it is rather refreshing; Kevin proves the point that we all should watch what we say publicly...and that we are all subject to criticism!

Duralex said...

<< This is a most inspired riposte and Norton is my hero of 2008 (thinking of those end-of-year lists, prematurely). >>

Knowing my Madame, I suppose this is sharp irony. If I were in Graham Norton's place, I'd receive that like a splash of lemon juice on a cut finger. But something tells me the man is not that perpicacious. :-)

Anonymous said...

Actually Kevin Spaceys point was not that these shows shouldn't exist but a grey area that they are shown by the BBC which is supposed to be non commercial. This programme by its very nature advertises the musical every week .
There is nothing 'arrogant' about that and many people actually agree with him. Just not the people connected with the show obviously.

Candy Corn said...

Kevin was right. Reality shows are just a mockery of actual talent.