A few weeks back you may recall me whining about Daily Herald reporters getting turned away from a GOP convention event even though the Republican Party had charged the paper a delegate activity fee of $600 per person.
The reception was in honor of Republican legislative leaders Tom Cross and Frank Watson and was hosted by AT&T, which explains why there might have been some miscommunication about letting the media in.
Anyway, in all fairness, there needs to be an update.
After hearing of the incident, an Illinois Republican Party spokesman called to find out what happened, agreed we should have been let in and then agreed to refund the Daily Herald a portion of the activity fee.
• Tonight's "Fringe" scorecard: Hand-holding expository voiceovers? Check. Overacting by Joshua Jackson? Check. "There's something you need to see"? Check. Blatant "X-Files" reference? Check. But I still find the darn thing irresistible, mostly because of John Noble's fabulous performance as Walter the psycho scientist. I bet we'll see him at the Emmys next year.
• But we won't be hearing any jokes written by whomever is responsible for Sunday's disastrous Emmys telecast. You know it's bad when the first winner of the night, Jeremy Piven, uses part of his acceptance speech to bag on the show's writing. Of course, Piven's swipe was nothing compared to Don Rickles' appearance late in the show ...
• As for the winners, I must confess my disappointment over Michael Emerson fropm "Lost" losing the supporting-actor award to Zeljko Ivanek from "Damages" -- but Ivanek has been so good for so long in so many TV shows and movies, so it's OK. Check out Ivanek's impressive resume; I liked him best as Mason Verger's right-hand man in "Hannibal."