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May 14, 2018 – 6:49 pm | 3 Comments

Even though it’s not summer yet, I was inundated with May books that seem intended to be read in one sitting, as if we’re on vacation or something. And if we’re not, we’ll just have …

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Unplugging from the Culture

April 10, 2009 – 12:21 am | 6 Comments

I haven’t written in the last few days because this is where I was. Went away for a little R & R in Desert Hot Springs where there’s no phone, TV or Internet, just lots …

BBC's STATE OF PLAY Left Me in State of Awe

April 5, 2009 – 11:45 pm | 4 Comments

Last year, when I first heard about the cast for the American version of State of Play , I thought, Dang, that script must be really bangin’ to get all those stars to sign up! …

Warner Bros. and New Line Bringing SEXy Back

April 2, 2009 – 5:23 pm | 8 Comments

You’ve already heard that there will be a Sex and the City movie sequel, with all four lead actresses and writer/director Michael Patrick King returning. Now, a release date has been set: May 28, 2010. …

SPELLMAN FILES Handed to Director Barry Sonnenfeld

April 2, 2009 – 10:36 am | 2 Comments

Couple weeks ago, I reviewed the third book in Lisa Lutz‘s series about a family of private investigators, Revenge of the Spellmans. Now Variety reports that the movie of the first book, The Spellman Files, …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — Results for Top Downloads Night

April 1, 2009 – 11:29 pm | 3 Comments

Megan Joy‘s gone. She started out so strong but last night’s performance was messier than the trunk of my car. Based on that, she deserved to be voted off. Plus, she was extra goofy tonight, …

BETTER OFF TED Better Than Some Sitcoms

April 1, 2009 – 12:15 am | 12 Comments

Other than 30 Rock, I haven’t seen a good network comedy in a long time so I had no expectations when I tuned in for the pilot of ABC’s Better Off Ted, a new sitcom from Victor …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — Top 9 Stay Current

March 31, 2009 – 11:10 pm | 5 Comments

You’d think that on Top iTunes Downloads night, the nine remaining contestants wouldn’t have any trouble picking some great songs, considering the vast number of choices available. But there were very few high notes tonight, …

Interview: Misty Upham — Frozen River Less Scary Than Hollywood

March 30, 2009 – 12:00 am | 12 Comments

Sometimes when I talk to someone who doesn’t work in the entertainment industry, I find they have this notion that being an actor is all glamorous and exciting, that actors make tons of money, live …

LONG LOST Myron and Win Are Back!

March 26, 2009 – 11:01 pm | 14 Comments

I hate Harlan Coben. Every time I pick up one of his books, I think, Oh, I’ll just read one chapter and then I’ll get on with my work/grocery shopping/showering, whatever. But it never works …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 – And Then There Were 9

March 26, 2009 – 10:57 pm | 7 Comments

Unlike last week when Alexis Grace was rudely cut, I think America got it right this week. Michael Sarver was sent home but he took it graciously. At one point, when he was standing there …

MGM Throws Three Stooges Together

March 25, 2009 – 11:43 pm | 12 Comments

In one of the more interesting casting announcements in recent months, Variety reports that MGM is making a Three Stooges feature with Sean Penn set to play Larry while Jim Carrey and Benicio Del Toro …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — One "Smokey" Motown Evening

March 25, 2009 – 11:34 pm | 7 Comments

Tonight covered Motown hits and I never thought I’d write this but Adam Lambert turned in the best performance. Shocked? Me, too. When he appeared all cleaned up, with his hair slicked back off his …

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