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This review originally appeared in Shelf Awareness for Readers and is reprinted here with permission.
At the start of British author Tina Seskis’s debut novel, One Step Too Far, a married lawyer named Emily Coleman is running …

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81st Academy Awards — "Nerdies" for Best & Worst

February 23, 2009 – 3:54 am | 16 Comments
81st Academy Awards — "Nerdies" for Best & Worst

Overall, a fun show. I was psyched I got all except two of my predictions right (missed on Best Sound Editing and Best Foreign Film). If you want just a list of winners, click here. Otherwise, …

Video of Hugh Jackman Rehearsing for Oscars!

February 21, 2009 – 10:11 am | One Comment

Check this out. Someone took footage of Hugh Jackman rehearsing for the Oscars in New York and Hollywood. Entertainment journalist Nikki Finke confirmed its authenticity. Hugh narrates it, shows off his ripped arms (those guns are …

My Oscar Predictions!

February 20, 2009 – 1:16 pm | 11 Comments
My Oscar Predictions!

The Oscars are finally here! I’m looking forward to seeing Hugh Jackman in a tux and hopefully shaking his money maker a little. There’s a rumor that Anne Hathaway will be doing the opening musical …

AMERICAN IDOL Reveals First 3 of Top 12 for Season 8

February 18, 2009 – 10:12 pm | 8 Comments

WTH?!! Anoop is gone? Argggghhh! Most shocking and upsetting result of the night! Man, I thought he was a sure thing. I voted for him about 30 times and he’s still going home. What happened?! …

Top 10 Performances Robbed of Oscars

February 18, 2009 – 12:57 am | 31 Comments
Top 10 Performances Robbed of Oscars

Oscar Sunday is coming up this weekend and, though I’m really looking forward to it, I have a feeling at least one of my faves won’t win. I think my predictions are pretty solid but …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — First Batch of 12

February 18, 2009 – 12:27 am | 3 Comments

Oh wow, so many people crashed and burned tonight. I went in thinking, “How can we pick only 3 for the next round?” By the end of the evening, I could barely find three to …

Low Interest at THE INTERNATIONAL, SHOP Elsewhere for a Good Movie

February 16, 2009 – 4:05 pm | 6 Comments
Low Interest at THE INTERNATIONAL, SHOP Elsewhere for a Good Movie

Valentine’s Day was this weekend so I wanted to see something romantic. But, not being a very girly girl, I also wanted to balance out my moviegoing experience with something more muscular with actions and …

The Beyman Bros Taps Into Pleasant MEMORIES

February 12, 2009 – 1:31 am | 8 Comments
The Beyman Bros Taps Into Pleasant MEMORIES

When The Beyman Bros’ debut CD, Memories of Summer as a Child, arrived in my mailbox, it was a gray and rainy day in Los Angeles. Within minutes of popping the disc in my player, …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8's Top 36!

February 12, 2009 – 1:02 am | 5 Comments

Tonight, 54 contestants found out if they made it into the top 36. Producers made some changes to the ritual (no elevator, nicer mansion, better chairs, sing-offs) but it was still nerve-wracking for the wannabes.
I …

Winners of FROZEN RIVER Script

February 11, 2009 – 3:44 pm | 18 Comments

Wow, that was fast! Evidently, my trivia questions are too easy. Must make it harder next time.
Congrats to Julien, Allison and EireGo for being fast on the trigger and the first three to get it …

FROZEN RIVER on DVD and Script Giveaway

February 11, 2009 – 1:29 am | 6 Comments
FROZEN RIVER on DVD and Script Giveaway

I’d bet good money you haven’t seen this little film which got Melissa Leo and writer/director Courtney Hunt Oscar nominations (Leo for Best Actress and Hunt for Best Original Screenplay). I didn’t want to see …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — Final Audition Day

February 11, 2009 – 12:39 am | 4 Comments

I’ll try to keep this short since the top 36 still hasn’t been revealed, though a bunch of people got cut tonight. We did get more singing and less drama so that was good.
Some Safe …

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