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Alec Baldwin's talk show on ABC returned to the air on Saturday night. Baldwin, banished from Sundays at 10pm after his arrest for allegedly punching... [Read More]
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The Critics Choice Awards from the Broadcast Critics have announced their nominations. (We vote in this group, which has a TV show on January 13th... [Read More]
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Do you care if Kanye West shuts down Greene Street in Soho the weekend after Christmas? If the answer is YES, then head on down... [Read More]
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I told you a few weeks ago that Roseanne Barr had scheduled her first stand up comedy date of 2019 for May 17th in Elkhart,... [Read More]
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I went to see Bruce Springsteen's Broadway show the night after it opened in October 2017. The show closes after making $113 million, this Saturday... [Read More]
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Somehow I didn't get around to posting the WGA nominees for TV and New Media. Here they are. Some things I don't understand: why Showtime... [Read More]
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The Los Angeles Film Critics, following the New York Film Critics, has named "Roma" Best Picture of the Year. Other critics groups around the country... [Read More]
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Well, the Golden Globes saved "Green Book." Peter Farrelly's beautiful film with two Oscar performances– Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali– made $4 million more over... [Read More]
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Well, the Golden Globes saved "Green Book." Peter Farrelly's beautiful film with two Oscar performances– Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali– made $4 million more over... [Read More]
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John Lennon was murdered 38 years ago tonight. We never got over it, did we? Lennon was only 40. He'd be 78 now. Imagine what... [Read More]
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Congratulations to all the smart guys who thought banning "Baby It's Cold Outside" from the radio would kill it off. No, the PC-Police (political correctness)... [Read More]
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Yes, we know Taylor Swift won't be there. But the Grammys already have a surefire ratings grabber for themselves. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper will... [Read More]
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Zayn Malik, ex One Direction, is making one more stab at a hit with the melancholy "Good Years." He's released six singles since his hit... [Read More]
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Grammy nominations are out. And Taylor Swift, previously a Grammy favorite, has been snubbed. I predicted this when Swift appeared on the American Music Awards... [Read More]
Grammy nominations are out. And Taylor Swift, previously a Grammy favorite, has been snubbed. I predicted this when Swift appeared on the American Music Awards... [Read More]
Grammy nominations this morning did a lot for Lady Gaga and "A Star is Born." Her hit single "Shallow" sung with Bradley Cooper was nominated... [Read More]
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Kevin Hart has just Tweeted: "I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year's Oscar's….this is because I do not want to... [Read More]
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Kevin Hart has just Tweeted: "I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year's Oscar's….this is because I do not want to... [Read More]
Sidney Aaron "Paddy" Chayefsky's greatest work was "Network," a screenplay for a movie that predicted Fox News twenty years before it happened. Chayefsky– who di…... [Read More]
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The Hollywood Foreign Press made a lot of people unhappy this morning with various snubs. But the most disappointed must be NBC, the home of... [Read More]
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