It’s time to go home.

On KEarth 101 radio this morning, the entertainment reporter said, with much seriousness, “Kathryn Bigelow is a first-time director.”

Apparently this woman had heard of neither “Blue Steel” nor “Point Break.” Or “Strange Days” or “K19: The Widowmaker.”

I mean, you live and work in Hollywood.

On the local Channel 4 newscast this morning, a reporter said: “Vince Vaughn was at ‘We Are the World’ to fill the place of John Belushi.”

“We are the World” was recorded in 1985. John Belushi was dead three years. He was a gifted actor, but he died in 1982 and was not doing any musical recordings in 1985.

The mistakes just come pouring out. “ET” insisted that Michael Jackson’s kids were at the recording of “We Are the World,” encouraging and urging on the singers. They were nowhere to be found.

It’s time to go home, take some Advil, and get some sleep.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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