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Podcast: New Emmy slugfest with Ray Richmond

August 24, 2006 | 10:20 pm


Fighting with Ray Richmond about the Emmys is one of my favorite things to do. I clash with top Emmy journos all of the time, but it's usually a painful ordeal because only about 6 or 7 of them in all of the U.S. actually know what the heck they're screaming about.

Ray, hallelujah, is one of them.

And Ray sure gives good fight. What I really dig about that Hollywood Reporter rascal is that he knows how important showmanship, however campy, is when covering showbiz awards. Think about it: what fun would a spectator sport like pro wrestling be if its gladiators didn't get all huffy, mug for applause, bellow like bad Shakespearean actors and wear pink and green tights? Ray and I spare you the tights, (hallelujah again), but we do not cheat you one bit out of P.T. Barnum bluster and broadsides.

And, let's be honest, fighting with Ray is easy because his predix are so ridiculous. "24" for best drama series? "American Idol" for best reality show? I don't even have to take him down and he ends up with mouthfuls of dirt. CLICK HERE to hear our matchup!