Friday, December 08, 2006

TRL Moment of the Week
This story was relayed to me by the other writer, so I may get some of the specifics wrong.
Gwen Stefani was here to tape a performance of "Wind It Up." We also had her tape a cold open, with the following copy:
GWEN
-HI, I'M GWEN STEFANI, HERE TO BRING SOME HOLIDAY CHEER
-NOT TO MENTION A BUNCH OF COOL PRESENTS FOR TODAY'S AUDIENCE
-I'M ALSO GONNA ROCK THE STAGE WITH A PERFORMANCE, SO GET READY TO WIND IT UP
-TRL STARTS NOW!

Gwen looked over the copy and was ready to go. But just as the cameras were about to roll, Gwen's handler stepped in and said she would have to go over the copy with Gwen. She took the cue card from the writer, held it up for Gwen, and literally explained it line by line.
"So here you say 'Hi, I'm Gwen Stefani,' because you want to introduce yourself. Then say you've got presents for today's audience, because you're going to be giving out the gifts. And of course you have to read that you're gonna 'rock the stage with a performance.' And this 'get ready to wind it up,' that's because it's the name of your song. And if you feel like it, end with 'TRL starts now.'"
What would Gwen do without this woman?

1 comment:

Tommy Himself said...

Wipe her own ass?