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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 …

SAG Awards — Funniest & Lamest Moments, Plus Fashion!

January 26, 2009 – 2:40 am | 16 Comments
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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 …

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Gets Under Your Skin

January 24, 2009 – 12:48 pm | 17 Comments
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Over the holidays, I stumbled upon a book called The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in my brother-in-law’s library. After gobbling it down in a few days (if eyeballs can swallow, that is), I was …

Trivia Question for DOUBT Script Giveaway

January 22, 2009 – 3:09 pm | 9 Comments

It’s time for another giveaway! I will email a Doubt script to the first five people on my subscribers list who can correctly answer the question below. John Patrick Shanley has already won a Pulitzer …

81st Oscar Nominations are Here! My Predictions and Reactions

January 22, 2009 – 7:01 am | 6 Comments
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I can’t believe I woke up at 5:30 a.m. to hear them announced live. I haven’t seen this side of morning since…never. Here are nominees in some of the major categories (winners will be announced …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 Recap — Louisville, KY

January 22, 2009 – 12:30 am | 3 Comments

OK, Hollywood week needs to get here already. Tonight’s audition show was uninspiring and predictable. You could just tell who was going to make it or not by the little intro segments on some of …

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