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December 21, 2014 – 11:29 pm | 5 Comments

Much of the interest in Unbroken (out Dec. 25) comes from people wondering whether or not Angelina Jolie is a good director, so I’ll start by saying she acquits herself well, especially with a production …

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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 …

Backstage at the Grammys 2009

February 9, 2009 – 1:41 pm | 5 Comments

With all the talk regarding the Chris Brown scandal that came to light at last night’s Grammys, I contacted one of my sources who worked the show to see if she had any interesting inside …

AMERICAN IDOL — Second Hollywood Round: Slaughter of the Front-Runners!

February 5, 2009 – 12:01 am | 7 Comments

Oh, the drama. So much of it tonight, where to begin?
Let’s start with the best news of the evening. No more Bikini Girl! She abandoned her group practice then had the gall to call her …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — First Night of Hollywood Week!

February 4, 2009 – 12:45 am | 5 Comments

I was really looking forward to the competition finally kicking into high gear but the first Hollywood edition was kinda dull. We were told 104 made it through to the next round (out of 147 …

Scores and Snores — Vote on Entertainment News

January 31, 2009 – 2:22 pm | 6 Comments

Here’s when I do a roundup of entertainment news from the past week and you tell me if it excites you (Score!) or if it’s a baaaad idea (Snore). Vote and see if others share …

PETA's Controversial, Sexy Ad about Eating Veggies (video)

January 29, 2009 – 10:42 pm | 6 Comments

Have you seen this PETA ad yet? NBC has refused to air it during the Super Bowl this weekend, deeming it too sexy for the following reasons: (Warning—explicit language involved!)

 licking pumpkin
 touching her breast with her …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 Recap — NYC and San Juan

January 29, 2009 – 10:36 pm | 3 Comments

For the first time, auditions from two cities were combined in one hour. I’d read producers were disappointed with the Puerto Rico outing (only 9 singers got golden tickets versus 26 in NYC) so they …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 Recap — Salt Lake City

January 28, 2009 – 10:21 pm | 12 Comments

Now we’re talking. Tonight’s show had some very interesting, unique personalities who have Top 24 potential.
The Best:

Frankie Jordan, a 23-year-old mom (with the cutest baby!) who stood out with Amy Winehouse’s “You Know I’m No …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 Recap — Jacksonville, FL

January 28, 2009 – 12:28 am | 2 Comments

The judges were on crack tonight. Right off the bat, they put through two super-cheesy contestants whom I’d bet will crash and burn in Hollywood while giving several good singers a hard time.  What is …

Production Begins on Tintin Movie!

January 27, 2009 – 3:30 pm | 10 Comments
Production Begins on Tintin Movie!

This is probably the most exciting movie news I’ve heard in a long time. How long? About thirty years.
I grew up reading Tintin in Vietnam, where the books had been translated into Vietnamese. Much to …

SAG Awards — Funniest & Lamest Moments, Plus Fashion!

January 26, 2009 – 2:40 am | 16 Comments
SAG Awards — Funniest & Lamest Moments, Plus Fashion!

Though I got to vote for these awards, the show kinda bored me. Out of the 15 categories, I’d voted for 9 of the winners. If you just want a list, click here. If you …

Winners of DOUBT script

January 24, 2009 – 1:09 pm | 5 Comments

Congrats to ShelleyP, Julien, Debbie DeNice, Allison and Noreen for getting the correct answer to my trivia question. Oprah Winfrey said she campaigned for the role of Mrs. Miller in Doubt but was turned down …

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