Eat my dust, JZ
Our friend Leslie Moonves just got a big-ass promotion. He's now running Viacom, along with MTV bigshot/ex-hippie Tom Freston.
This news comes just a few weeks after another bud, NBC's Jeff Zucker, got a big promotion.
For a few weeks there, it looked like Jeff and Leslie were gonna finally be equals. We were happy.
Jeff and Leslie are always trying one-up each other, those wacky kids. Leslie seemed to be looking over his shoulder at Jeff, while Jeff wanted to be in the same league as Leslie.
No longer obsessed with who had the bigger...title... we thought maybe they'd stop worrying about each other...and start focusing on bigger issues. Like why "Good Morning, Miami" ever made it to a second season. Or the existence of "Hack."
But now, it's official: Leslie Moonves has more power than...You-Know-Who. And more power than Jeff Zucker.
Let the sniping resume. (And, oh: If my name were Ron Meyer, I'd watch my back. Getting a film studio would make JZ more powerful than LM.)