Ravi Patel says he started out thinking of entertainment as just another business, but says he's now taking an "artful approach" to acting. He appears in the new comedy "Long Shot." (May 17)
Dan: I am very liberal and used to be a big fan of this show. However, a few weeks ago I was in the studio audience during my vacation to NYC. I was surprised how much is staged. They are told what questions to ask on big teleprompters and never once did any of them engage with the audience during commercial breaks. They all acted like they were too good for us lowly audience members and just used us for our applause. We couldn't even use the bathroom after being there for several hours. Then suddenly the show was over and everyone was ushered out into the rain with still no help with the bathroom situation. I haven't even watched the show I saw and stopped recording it daily. I stopped caring after seeing this circus in person.