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Missing The SS Joke With Page Six

For whatever reasons, Page Six decides to take a swipe at Steven Soderbergh

5 Responses to “Missing The SS Joke With Page Six”

  1. Wrecktum says:

    That’s a LOT of research and copy to refute a Page Six story. Isn’t Page Six only a gossip column??

  2. David Poland says:

    It took me 30 minutes…. which is one of the reasons I have no tolerance of unresearched stories.
    And when something like this comes up in Page Six, commenting on a trade story, the effort s to make an impact. So I take it seriously.

  3. KamikazeCamelV2.0 says:

    That was… really good! It was interesting, indeed.

  4. sky_capitan says:

    The New York Post could always hire a 10year old intern who knows how to use google to fact-check their stories. Or outsource the fact-checking to India.
    I’d talk to Lachlan about it, but he quit and went back home to Australia (you know kids like Lachlan, they get tired of playing with even the most expensive toys their given after awhile).
    But hey, facts getting in the way of a good story don’t reflect on Newscorp being ‘fair and balanced.’ No, wait, it does.

  5. joefitz84 says:

    Oh Page Six. Makes reading the paper worthwhile. For the laughs.

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The Atlantic: You saw that the Academy Awards recently held up your 2001 acceptance speech as the Platonic ideal of an Oscar speech. Did you have a reaction?

Soderbergh: Shock and dismay. When that popped up and people started texting me about it, I said, “Oh, it’s too bad I’m not there to tell the story of how that took place.” Well. I was not sober at the time. And I had nothing prepared because I knew I wasn’t going to win [Best Director for Traffic]. I figured Ridley, Ang or Daldry would win. So I was hitting the bar pretty hard, having a great night, feeling super-relaxed because I don’t have to get up there. So the combination of a 0.4 blood alcohol level and lack of preparation resulted in me, in my state of drunkenness crossed with adrenaline surge. I was coherent enough to know that [if I tried to thank everyone], that way lies destruction. So I went the other way. There were some people who appreciated that, and there were some people who really wanted to hear their names said, and I had to apologize to them.
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