Thursday, December 29, 2005

KATV'er Goes on Tear in Movie Theater

This from the BullWhiz newsletter;

"The so-called TV personalities now appearing on local TV are
frightening....


And the ones appearing in person are worse! I had the unpleasant experience of witnessing local TV "movie critic," Rene Shapiro, last week at a screening of "Fun with Dick and Jane." Who is this narcissistic, obnoxious, bellowing woman?! I had never heard of her before that night, however, I was sitting near the lady who was there to "screen" the audience or something, when Rene began berating the lady for not saving seats for her and her late-arriving friends. Some other TV folks, I think. The screening lady kept trying to explain to Rene that no one had told her to save seats for all Rene's friends, which apparently sent the Self-Important-Mega-Critic in to a hissy-fit, because she then began shouting to everyone in the theater that she needed SEATS TOGETHER FOR HER FRIENDS!!! And could we the rest of the audience ­ who had arrived ON TIME ­ scoot our sorry-pathetic-NOT-MOVIE-CRITIC butts over and make room for the grand entrance of the Channel 7 crew! What was even more disgusting was the fact that there were plenty of seats on the front row for her Her Highness Loudmouth. Geez, Spirit of Arkansas, my Aunt Fanny! What is the scoop of this ignorant woman anyway?"

24 Comments:

At 2:03 PM, December 29, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

let me say that rene just irritates te hell out of me, worse than a bad case of crabs!

and for God's sake woman SIT ON YOUR HANDS! enough with the over use of hand and arm gestures!

Can I get an AMEN to that?

 
At 2:44 PM, December 29, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is like a bad Rosanne Barr, Who cares what she thinks about a movie? What a lame idea anyway to have some fat assed, loud nobody try to tell me what movie she likes. I have had to be around Renee before and what a disappointment as a person. Go smoke me a carton of Cigs, and rate the wrinkles on your ass for me.

 
At 2:51 PM, December 29, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can confirm that she is, in fact, an obnoxious, bellowing woman.

 
At 2:58 PM, December 29, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who was with her?

 
At 4:44 PM, December 29, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In a northeastern market, Renee would be pretty mild, but she grates on every nerve in a market where honking your horn is considered a death threat. She is without a doubt the largest ego in the state.

She is the personification of what we hate about Yankee's, although I think she's from here.

She either hs some favors the she "owes" Dale or her Q-rating is good.

The funny thing is, she could absolutely care less what you say, write or think of her.

 
At 4:49 PM, December 29, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A person who "doesn't care" is missing a part of her personality. That's sad. Maybe it takes that kind of person to think movies are important.

 
At 5:07 PM, December 29, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I stopped watching Saturday Daybreak cause of her. She drives me crazy. Ever noticed how she talks over everyone else?

 
At 6:59 PM, December 29, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

renee shapiro is the single most annoying person on arkansas televison...perhaps of all time.
i can think of no one i want to watch less, past or present than her. she has no business being on television in this state and it is a statement about KATV that she is on the air there.

 
At 10:41 PM, December 29, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She irrates the fool out of me too! Get her off KATV pulease.

 
At 6:30 AM, December 30, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please keep her, in fact mover her to weekday mornings where she'll fit in just fine.

Sincerely KARK & KTHV

 
At 8:42 AM, December 30, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Her movie reviews suck anyway. She's like a female Roger Ebert... without the ability to make me care about anything she says.

 
At 11:05 AM, December 30, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After reading all of these posts, I am thankful that I have never had the displeasure of watching or even hearing of this woman... I say keep her where she is so WE don't have to be subjected to her too... I have always hated the idea of having someone get paid to watch a movie for me and then tell me their opinion of it... Critics are RARELY ever right about a movie anyway!!

 
At 11:07 AM, December 30, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and for God's sake woman SIT ON YOUR HANDS! enough with the over use of hand and arm gestures!

Ever notice how Eric Sullivan formerly from Channel 5 always had a paper in his hand and waved it around while talking too... what is up with the tv personalities and hand movments... YOU DON'T HAVE TO USE HANDS TO HAVE YOUR MOUTH MOVE PEOPLE!! lol

 
At 4:41 PM, December 30, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stanley Knox (aka Michael Hull) used to rag her all the time when he worked for 103.7 the Buzz. Now he's selling used cars. What a winner!

 
At 8:03 AM, December 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

People still miss Stanley, doubt people would miss Rene from what I'm hearing.

 
At 9:27 AM, December 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Louisa doesn't miss Stanley.

 
At 11:48 AM, December 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Renee does get very annoying but getting to watch Anne Pressley on Saturday almost makes up for it.... Damn she's sexy!

It amazes me how minor-league media people get such a big head while other folks like Craig O'Neal seem to keep their head on straight with very little ego...

 
At 11:52 AM, December 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Craig O'Neal has a lot of reasons to be humble.

 
At 7:28 PM, January 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Renee does a good job as a movie critic. I don't always agree with her, but that's no reason people should be a bunch of haters.
Sheesh!

 
At 5:18 PM, February 10, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stanley does not work for Landers Toyota anymore. He quit. He is goin back into radio from what I hear. I was out there the other day and they said he quit. A guy from the service department said he got a job up north.

 
At 4:38 PM, May 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE Renee Shapiro, especially when she makes people move out of the way for me in the movie theater.

 
At 4:38 PM, May 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well personally i think renee is absolutely fabulous.. An amazingly classy and intelligent woman. I love it that she's four star class and makes grand entrances while you sit back and watch.. Heres to you grumblers that had to move over fpr the real talent

 
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