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August 7, 2017 – 1:37 am | 7 Comments

Summer is almost over and I’m relieved because I’m melting. But I’ve had more excellent reads this summer than I did in the past few years, and many of the standout books are August releases.
Here are our recommendations this …

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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
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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 …

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
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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 …

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