“Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”—Ernest Hemingway (via cosmiclovetsunami)
Diane Sawyer is officially stepping down from the leadership of ABC’s World News franchise, and David Muir is stepping up. Starting Sept. 2, David Muir will become the anchor and managing editor of the ABC News’s flagship broadcast, World News.
It turns out that Neil Patrick Harris and not Stephen Colbert was CBS President Les Moonves first choice to replace David Letterman as host of The Late Show.” In an appearance on Howard Stern’s radio show on Wednesday Harris acknowledged that he had met with Moonves and CBS Entertainment chief Nina Tassler about taking over the show. But Harris told Stern that he thought he “would get bored of the repetition fast, and that the structure of it is so set, that I don’t have any interest in doing monologue, commercial, sketch, guest, guest, guest, musical act, good night.” Harris said that what he would really like to do is a weekly old-time variety show. But when he pitched that idea to the CBS execs, he found no takers.