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SAG Awards Roundup

January 30, 2011 – 10:38 pm | 10 Comments
julie bowen

The show was so boring that when I looked down at my notebook after it was over, I saw I hadn’t written anything. The winners were predictable—Colin, Natalie, Melissa, Christian—and the speeches routine so I …


PCNews Roundup

January 28, 2011 – 11:27 pm | 10 Comments
king's speech poster

You know something’s off when I don’t have time to read and react to Oscar nominations. The Academy Awards are my Super Bowl, my Olympics, my…oh, you get the idea. But I was buried under …


Return of Seventies TV Heroines

January 23, 2011 – 11:45 pm | 7 Comments

Over the weekend, Deadline.com reported that David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman script got a pilot pickup from NBC after the network passed on it a few weeks ago. The show is set in L.A., with …


Book Review: Wallace Stroby’s COLD SHOT TO THE HEART

January 23, 2011 – 6:57 pm | 3 Comments
ColdShottotheHeart cover

This review is by contributing writer Eric Edwards, who loves Richard Stark novels.
Cold Shot to the Heart‘s protagonist Crissa Stone is a thief and a damn good one. She has a go-between named Hector who …


Thursday Night TV: AMERICAN IDOL S10 in New Orleans & PERFECT COUPLES

January 20, 2011 – 11:57 pm | 2 Comments
MacArthur & Munn

American Idol Season 10 New Orleans Auditions
New Orleans is a vibrant city with a big personality but the auditions there yielded a pretty standard batch of hopefuls, a mix of talented singers, delusional ones and …


AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 10 Premiere Review: New Jersey Auditions

January 20, 2011 – 12:28 am | 5 Comments
tyler & lopez on american idol

Season 10 of American Idol started off on a kinder note but I’m not sure if it’s better. Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson seem to have a more cohesive energy than last year’s …


Winners of Michael Koryta’s THE CYPRESS HOUSE

January 19, 2011 – 10:47 pm | One Comment

My randomly selected winners for Michael Koryta’s The Cypress House (Little, Brown, Jan. 24) are:


Congrats! As usual, hit the “contact” button or red envelope icon in my sidebar and let me know your address. I’ll …


Behind the Scenes at the Golden Globes 2011

January 17, 2011 – 1:43 pm | 4 Comments
alec baldwin & jennier lopez

Late last night, long after the broadcast ended, a friend of mine who attended the awards ceremony and after-parties called to share some backstage details. The following is in her words.
[For my thoughts on best …


Golden Globes 2011 Fashion Roundup

January 17, 2011 – 4:16 am | 10 Comments

When I first tuned in to the red carpet arrivals, I saw a lot of stars wearing black and thought it was going to be a boring night for fashion. I mean, I like and …


Highlights and Lowlights of Golden Globes 2011

January 16, 2011 – 11:32 pm | 17 Comments
Firth, without the Harley

I look forward to the Globes every year because they are decidedly nutty—weird nominations, random presenters (Alicia Keys?) and drunk acceptance speeches. This year was no exception, starting with Helena Bonham Carter’s wacky dress and …


My Pop Culture Consumption This Week

January 14, 2011 – 12:30 am | 10 Comments

I consumed a lot of pop culture this week but unfortunately, there were a lot of empty calories. Here’s a quick rundown of a couple new TV series and a movie opening today.
Episodes—Showtime, Sundays, 9:30 …


First Official Photos of Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander

January 12, 2011 – 3:21 pm | 5 Comments

W Magazine has revealed the first official photos of Rooney Mara as the titular character in David Fincher’s adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, due December 21. Mara’s transformation from the fresh-faced coed …

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