By Lang Whitaker and Sam Rubenstein
Lang Whitaker: you there?
Sam Rubenstein: Yeah.
Lang Whitaker: Can’t believe I missed last week, with Project Runway on the cover. I never would’ve guessed that, but still…
Sam Rubenstein: I know, and you had been talking about that show all week.
Lang Whitaker: Make it work!
Lang Whitaker: Anyway, let’s get to this week’s EW. I’m thinking after back-to-back TV shows and about eight movies before that, they’ll flip it this week.
Sam Rubenstein: I have one really predictable guess.
Lang Whitaker: Which is…
Sam Rubenstein: The Emmy’s.
Lang Whitaker: Like a behind the scenes type thing?
am Rubenstein: More like who were the winners and losers, who wore what, and how they did against the EW predictions.
Sam Rubenstein: I think they did something like this for the Grammys and/or Oscars.
Lang Whitaker: Yeah. The Emmys are really boring to me. I like awards shows and I couldn’t even watch more than about 15 minutes of the Emmys.
Lang Whitaker: Not sure how that bodes for an EW cover
Sam Rubenstein: I didn’t watch them. I don’t really know who won or lost, though I saw keifer won some awards.
Sam Rubenstein: Which he deserved.
Lang Whitaker: Edgar should have been included on the list of people who died this year.
Sam Rubenstein: DAMN IT LANG!!! I have not season season 5 yet!
Sam Rubenstein: Thanks.
Lang Whitaker: Whoops!
Sam Rubenstein: That’s alright, there’s a media conspiracy to give away 24 spoilers to me anyways.
Sam Rubenstein: Do you have a cover guess?
Lang Whitaker: Rosie? The new View starts Sept. 5 (I looked it up). Not sure if they’d do another TV, but there’s nothing in theaters now.
Sam Rubenstein: Hmmm… it is a dead time for movies. Maybe her. Maybe The View is creating all this drama lately as some kind of media push.
Sam Rubenstein: And Rosie on EW would be a part of that.
Lang Whitaker: She also had her own highly-rated talk show for a while, so her returning to TV is kind of a big story.
Lang Whitaker: Or there’s always Aguilera.
Sam Rubenstein: If it’s music, I think they might go for a Jessica Simpson cover.
Sam Rubenstein: again, someone creating headlines for themselves.
Lang Whitaker: Yeah, not a bad thought. And she has a movie coming out, too.
Lang Whitaker: There’s also the possibility of one of those lame theme issues.
Sam Rubenstein: Maybe they’ll do that Idlewild cover now.
Lang Whitaker: Too late, I think
Sam Rubenstein: I think the Emmy’s would go before a theme issue.
Lang Whitaker: Yeah, but it’s pretty old news by now. EW used to be committed to breaking news, not just reporting it.
Lang Whitaker: Ooh! How about the new racist Survivor?
Sam Rubenstein: Oh yeah… that’s a good guess. Is it starting soon?
Sam Rubenstein: That is such an amazing idea for a show.
Sam Rubenstein: And ever so slightly dangerous.
Lang Whitaker: I think the Mets have been trying it this season
Lang Whitaker: (kidding!)
Sam Rubenstein: The Mets live together peacefully on their island.
Sam Rubenstein: Playoff baseball island
Lang Whitaker: I love survivor, but this will either ruin the show or make it amazing again. I was kinda happy in their previous place just skimming along getting good ratings.
Lang Whitaker: Anyway, let’s end this. Who’s your pick?
Sam Rubenstein: Emmy’s wrap up with a bunch of people on the cover. Keifer, one of the desperate housewives, etc.
Sam Rubenstein: Or it could be a Borat cover which would be the greatest idea in history.
Lang Whitaker: Agreed on Borat. I’m rolling with Rosie, the queen of nice who turned all surly and now is returning to reclaim her throne atop daytime TV.
Note from Sam: We had this exchange on Thursday before realizing that the issue wouldn’t be announced until the next day. Last night Lang saw it on a magazine stand and texted me the answer. The winner is the Fall TV preview with Patrick Dempsey on the cover. I might have to cancel my subscription.