Rob Corddry is in the news again.
The Daily Show's Rob Corddry will host the ninth annual Webby Awards ceremony to be held in New York City June 6.Chris Farley might not be with us anymore but his brother, Tom Farley, has proven that the show must go on.
Farley says his mission is to use lots of humor to get a message across to kids about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.I believe that that is a good cause.
"Humor is a very powerful mechanism to do that. It's one of the most powerful ways we can create a dialogue with young adults," he said.
The Chris Farley Foundation is putting on a program called Sober Night Live at Menasha High School on April 21st. It's a free show.
Farley says it will be patterned after Saturday Night Live and late night shows because those formats works with teens.
"They do respond to something like a Letterman, Leno, or a Conan O'Brien that's got a desk up there with an emcee that's going to engage them all the time."
Farley chose ThedaCare to be a partner for Sober Night Live. ThedaCare feels the format will be better than what's in place now.
Vannessa Carlton is probably one of the best musicians out there today. At a recent concert, she reflected upon a certain event that will never get out of the news.
In discussing her contemporaries in today's music scene, Carlton reflected briefly on the Ashlee Simpson lip-synching incident during a Saturday Night Live performance. The 20-year-old Simpson was blasted by critics for performing to a backing track on live television. In contrast, for Carlton, her live performance is what sets her apart, she says, calling the nature of her music 'organic.'
"I think that...it's really an asset that I'm kind of in contrast to most girls and a lot of people in the industry. It's nice that you set yourself apart," Carlton said.
Like many other young performers watching out for their best personal and professional interests, Carlton works hard to always know what she is getting herself into. Regardless of how she fares with radio airplay or concert tickets sales, the most important thing for the singer to do is to make sure she can look back on her career and be satisfied.
"(In the music business) you certainly grow up fast. Suddenly you're the CEO of your own company when you're 21-years-old. It's a lot of responsibility and it's difficult for me in some ways. I'm kind of learning as I go along and trying to balance my career with what's important to me personally. You really have to make sure that you are in control of everything you're putting out there and you can stand behind what you do, and at the end of the day you can really be proud of your career and the way that you shaped it," Carlton said.