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Oscar-winning actress and Emmy-winning producer Reese Witherspoon already leads a popular book club on Instagram, so it seems a natural next step for her to write a book. The title, Whiskey in a Teacup, refers …

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Interview: Nerdy Questions for NOT FORGOTTEN's Tomas Romero

May 11, 2009 – 12:27 am | 19 Comments
Claire Forlani, Baker

It’s always fun for me to interview people but this time was especially fun because Tomas is a friend and fellow obsessive pop culture nerd. He’s also a screenwriter/producer who wrote last year’s MTV movie …

Mystery and Mirth Mingle at Malice Domestic 2009

May 8, 2009 – 11:30 am | 5 Comments

Malice Domestic is a mystery convention that takes place every year in the D.C. area., honoring the traditional mystery (no explicit sex or violence). The organization hands out the Agatha Awards, named for Agatha Christie. …

GREY'S ANATOMY 100th Episode–Spoilers

May 8, 2009 – 12:07 am | One Comment

I have mixed feelings about this episode. I kept wanting and waiting for it to bowl me over like the show used to do in its heyday. Remember the train crash episode where two people …

Trailer for Mark Burnett's EXPEDITION AFRICA

May 7, 2009 – 3:19 pm | 4 Comments

I received the following e-mail from my brother Thuy and wanted to share it so I can brag about him (I did get his permission to post it.) He edited and produced the trailer below, …


May 7, 2009 – 12:02 am | 9 Comments

Chances were slim that the NBC cop show Life would be renewed for next season but I was still bummed when NBC co-chairman Ben Silverman officially canceled it today. This show was unique because of …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8–Top 3 Finalists

May 6, 2009 – 11:25 pm | 4 Comments

Wow, what an action-packed show. So much happened tonight, which was the complete opposite of last week’s boring results show. There was Slash performing, Paula Abdul singing and dancing, No Doubt reuniting, and Daughtry debuting …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 – Rockin' Out with Slash

May 6, 2009 – 12:15 am | 8 Comments

Going into tonight’s show, I was a little skeptical since I couldn’t picture two out of the four remaining contestants rocking out. But while the performances were uneven, this episode ended up being highly entertaining.
Adam …

Gillian Flynn’s Creepy DARK PLACES

May 5, 2009 – 11:21 am | 7 Comments

When I received my copy of Gillian Flynn‘s Dark Places (out today), I yelped with joy because I’d been waiting three years for the follow-up to her superb, Dagger-winning Sharp Objects. My reaction is ironic …

Tony Hays's Compelling KILLING WAY

May 4, 2009 – 1:30 pm | 2 Comments

One of my contributing writers, Eric Edwards, a huge fan of the Arthurian legend, turned in this guest review of Tony Hays‘s new novel, The Killing Way.
Billing The Killing Way as “An Arthurian Mystery” is …

WOLVERINE Slashes Box Office Competition

May 4, 2009 – 12:48 am | 7 Comments

I was among those who contributed to X-Men Origins: Wolverine‘s humongous $87 million take this weekend and here are some quick thoughts I had in case you’re still not sure if you should slap down …

Miramax, Focus and Kathleen Kennedy Will TELL NO ONE

May 1, 2009 – 2:15 am | 6 Comments

Variety reports that Miramax and Focus have acquired rights to remake the French thriller Tell No One, with prolific producer Kathleen Kennedy producing. This is exciting news for me because I’ve read the book and …

Eat This Up–The JULIE & JULIA Trailer is Here!

April 29, 2009 – 11:37 pm | 19 Comments
julia and julia streep

I know that’s Meryl Streep in the trailer (see it below) but her voice and look are uncannily like the famous chef’s. I freaked for a moment: “Julia Child is dead! How can she be …

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