ARCHIVE DOWN!

Playful spooks have interrupted our tour.  Please remain seated in your doom buggy. The archive has hit a glitch and is undergoing a major renovation to make sure nothing like this ever happens again!  If you are a subscriber and you’d like to see the latest or any specific back issue, contact us at richard – [AT] – theankler.com. Please forgive the interruption and our growing pains!

Continue reading »

Getting Yelled at By Celebrities at Sundance, Parts 1 – 4

In honor of this year’s Sundance Festival, I’m reprinting here a little series I wrote circa 2006 on my Tumblr blog, now long gone.   Around that time I covered the Sundance Festival for the LA Times and I think I was fortunate enough to catch the apex of the festival Swag Suite A-hole’dom phase.   Here then are my memories of the times I was stupid in the presence of celebrities at Sundance, and they got mad about it, originally printed sometime about a decade ago. Getting Yelled at By Celebrities at Sundance Stardust Memories: Part 1. Pierce Brosnan The annual advent of Sundance brings back many wonderful memories: some unforgettable movies, nights riding the wrong shuttle bus to distant snowy reaches, the comradery with fellow reporters that can only be had when you are travelling on someone else’s dime, plates of free short ribs. But most of all when I think

Continue reading »

The Ankler Comes to Page Six

The NY Post this weekend picked up the Ankler’s major world exclusive find from last week of the secret Ted Sarandos House Hunters Tape. They write: The ghost of bank balances past has returned to haunt Netflix boss Ted Sarandos. Insidery Hollywood newsletter the Ankler has unearthed a few minutes of an ancient episode of HGTV cult favorite “House Hunters” — which featured the now wildly rich Sarandos searching in vain for an affordable home in LA about a year after he first moved to the city. Sarandos and his ex-wife, Michelle, had moved to the West Coast for Sarandos’ gig at the then-nascent video company. In the clip from a circa-2000 episode, a voice-over explains that “after looking at countless houses in a number of different neighborhoods, they were in shock. Sticker shock. So they decided to rent instead.” Says Sarandos, “We came from a place where half the money went

Continue reading »