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  • Bad Ending for “Crocodile Dundee”

    Bad Ending for “Crocodile Dundee”

    Interest in the Crocodile Dundee franchise has been reignited by the strong reaction to a bizarre series of Tourism Australia commercials that first appeared during the 2018 Superbowl broadcast....but what happened to the "real" Crocodile Dundee?
  • A Star is Born Experience: New Wine in an Old Bottle

    A Star is Born Experience: New Wine in an Old Bottle

    We went to see A Star is Born on its opening weekend and my summary description of the film is that several stars were born in the making of that film, with Oscar whispers already starting for the film, Bradley …
  • Kaley Cuoco Hints at ‘Big Bang’ Spinoff

    Kaley Cuoco Hints at ‘Big Bang’ Spinoff

    As the cast and fans of the Big Bang Theory prepare for its last season, actress Kaley Cuoco has hinted that this may not be her last season portraying  Penny Hofstetter. With season 12 beginning tonight on CBS, Cuoco, speaking to Extra, explained …
  • Ashley Judd Sues Harvey Weinstein For ‘Blacklisting’ Her

    Ashley Judd Sues Harvey Weinstein For ‘Blacklisting’ Her

    Ashley Judd is suing Harvey Weinstein for allegedly torpedoing her career by spreading “false and malicious statements” regarding her “professionalism as an actor,” according to a complaint filed in Los Angeles on Monday.
  • Review: ‘The Post’ Tells It Like It Was in 1971

    Review: ‘The Post’ Tells It Like It Was in 1971

    'The Post', the new film by Steven Spielberg, covers the events during a three week period in 1971 when freedom of the press in the United States hung in the balance over the publication of the Pentagon Papers.
  • YouTube Star Logan Paul Faces Backlash Over Recent Video

    YouTube Star Logan Paul Faces Backlash Over Recent Video

    YouTube celebrity Logan Paul put out a disturbing video over the weekend in which he filmed himself with a corpse in Japan’s infamous “suicide forest.' The video has since been removed by YouTube.
  • Bob Dylan’s Lyrics Imported from China

    Bob Dylan’s Lyrics Imported from China

    In 2014, as if anticipating his Nobel Prize for Literature by two years, Bob Dylan published what he considers the authoritative version of his lyrics from 1961 to 2012, appropriately called The Lyrics, in which the original versions of the lyrics …
  • Capsule Reviews: Arrival, Doctor Strange, Shooter, Star Wars VII

    Capsule Reviews: Arrival, Doctor Strange, Shooter, Star Wars VII

    Arrival, which should be re-titled "Dead on Arrival," is one of the most boring alien invasion-time travel paradox films I've ever seen. Decent acting, really juvenile direction, terrible script (calling it a script makes me gag a little) and an …
  • Some Things to Think About While Watching the Oscars

    Some Things to Think About While Watching the Oscars

    The problem with people  who make pronouncements about discrimination in Hollywood is that Hollywood isn’t a monolith.  That’s the myth.  The reality is that the film industry is no longer headquartered in Hollywood….or anywhere else for that matter. Motion picture …
  • Pete Seeger, Folk Music Legend, Dies at 94

    Pete Seeger, Folk Music Legend, Dies at 94

    Pete Seeger, the banjo-picking folk music legend, passed away at 94 on January 27th, one of the last remaining remnants of the folk music revival movement that led circuitously from early 20th century rough-cut folk singers to the fit and …
  • Movies: Concussion, SWVII, Hateful 8

    Movies: Concussion, SWVII, Hateful 8

    We’ve been going to the movies a lot more lately, searching for something of value. The pickings have been rather slim. Here are some picks from the litter, some good, some not so much. Concussion One surprise was Will Smith’s …
  • Odom Reportedly Out of Coma

    Odom Reportedly Out of Coma

    After being in a coma for four days, former NBA star Lamar Odom’s health has continued to improve since he awoke late yesterday, however, he still remains hospitalized in the ICU. Multiple news reports on Saturday indicated that Odom, for the …
  • Lamar Odom Found Unconscious

    Lamar Odom Found Unconscious

    Lamar Odom, a former NBA player who became a hit reality television star after marrying Khloe Kardashian, was hospitalized Tuesday after he was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel. The 35-year-old, who won two championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, had been …
  • Randy Quaid Arrested at VT Border

    Randy Quaid Arrested at VT Border

    Actor Randy Quaid was arrested Friday evening while he was attempting to cross the border into the United States from Canada, Vermont State Police said. The Independence Day actor was stopped by troopers at the Highgate Springs port of entry …
  • Disneyland Celebrates 60th Anniversary

    Disneyland Celebrates 60th Anniversary

    It was 60 years ago on July 17th that Disneyland opened up its gates to the public for the very first time. The iconic theme park in Anaheim, California has been celebrating its 60th anniversary with a nostalgia-soaked diamond jubilee …
  • Rumors Say George Clooney Marriage is in Jeopardy

    Rumors Say George Clooney Marriage is in Jeopardy

    The less than one-year old marriage between actor George Clooney and civil rights attorney Amal Alamuddin is in jeopardy… or so it seems. Rumors are flying that Clooney, 54, who has been married to Alamuddin since September of last year, is apparently fed …
  • ‘Lyfe’ is  Self-Conscious and Spellbinding at Lincoln Center

    ‘Lyfe’ is Self-Conscious and Spellbinding at Lincoln Center

    Lyfe, a self-conscious and spellbinding collaboration between concept designer and filmmaker Alex Reeves, and Glass Ghost, a three-piece indie band from Brooklyn signed to the Austin-based Western Vinyl label, turned the David Rubenstein Atrium at New York's Lincoln Center for …
  • Meet the New Caitlyn Jenner

    Meet the New Caitlyn Jenner

    So long Bruce…hello Caitlyn!  The 65-year-old athlete, father and ex-husband to reality tv star Kris Jenner, made her debut as Caitlyn Jenner on the cover of July’s issue of Vanity Fair magazine, which is already available online. In April of …
  • Blues Legend BB King Dead at 89

    Blues Legend BB King Dead at 89

    BB King, whose hits include the likes of  Thrill is Gone, died in his sleep at his Las Vegas home on Thursday according to his website. He was 89. Many fellow musicians took to social media to express their condolences …
  • TV Networks to Make Changes to Fall 2015-2016 Lineup

    TV Networks to Make Changes to Fall 2015-2016 Lineup

    Beware television lovers because in a matter of weeks the five major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and the CW) will be cancelling dozens of shows that were not able to meet ratings expectations. Online sources have compiled a list of …
  • Fifty Shades of Grey Sequel to Be More of a Thriller

    Fifty Shades of Grey Sequel to Be More of a Thriller

    The upcoming sequel to the February, 2015 erotic film, Fifty Shades of Grey, will most likely be a thriller, according to Universal Pictures chairman, Donna Langley. Fifty Shades Darker, the second installment of the Grey saga, will be written by Niall Leonard who …
  • Remembering the Life and Legacy of Selena 20 Years Later

    Remembering the Life and Legacy of Selena 20 Years Later

    Twenty years after Selena’s tragic death, fans will get a chance to honor the late singer’s legacy by attending a series of festivities that are scheduled to take place beginning April 17th.  At first, Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla III, had some …
  • HBO Airs Documentary on Designer Drug Traffic Tonight

    HBO Airs Documentary on Designer Drug Traffic Tonight

    The world of synthetic drugs thrives off of accessibility and false advertising. While products are billed as “natural,” they are anything but. Chemical analyses have revealed that synthetic drugs do not contain dried plant material like their labels would suggest, …
  • Joni Mitchell in Good Spirits at Los Angeles Hospital

    Joni Mitchell in Good Spirits at Los Angeles Hospital

    Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was hospitalized Tuesday, her official website confirmed. When asked for information regarding Mitchell, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman said that about 2:30 p.m., a person in the 600 block of Funchal Road was taken to an …
  • WrestleMania 31 Cashes in With Excitement

    WrestleMania 31 Cashes in With Excitement

    On Sunday, the WWE hosted its 31st WrestleMania, and the event did not disappoint in both entertainment and feats of athleticism. There was also a shocking finish as Seth Rollins cashed in his “Money in the Bank” contract to win …
  • WWE to Induct Fan to Hall of Fame

    WWE to Induct Fan to Hall of Fame

    When the first bell rings the gladiators in the ring will commence in battle, as heroes and villains clash at WWE’s most celebrated event, WrestleMania. The day before the event, the company will honor its past with its annual Hall …
  • Madonna Takes a Spill at 2015 Brit Awards Bash in London

    Madonna Takes a Spill at 2015 Brit Awards Bash in London

    The 2015 Brit Awards on February 25th will be unforgettable for American pop star Madonna, who took a bad spill onstage while performing her hit single “Living for Love” for a live audience.  The fall from the stage at the 02 Arena in …
  • DANCING WITH THE STARS marks 10th Anniversary with ABC

    DANCING WITH THE STARS marks 10th Anniversary with ABC

    Get ready to break out those dancing shoes because ABC’s hit reality television show Dancing with the Stars is set to return March 16th, just in time to celebrate its’ 10th anniversary with ABC. Just recently, ABC revealed the 10th …
  • J.K. Simmons, “Birdman”, Julianne Moore, Nab Oscars’

    J.K. Simmons, “Birdman”, Julianne Moore, Nab Oscars’

    It was another spectacular evening at 87th annual Academy Awards, especially for J.K. Simmons, the native Detroiter,who took home his first Oscar as best supporting actor for his role as a sinister music teacher in the film Whiplash. Rather than …
  • John Travolta and Clint Eastwood: Creeper Zone vs Cool

    John Travolta and Clint Eastwood: Creeper Zone vs Cool

    The Twitter world blew up last night with blasts about John Travolta descending into the dreaded creeper zone. In contrast, Clint Eastwood remains the icon of cool. Both aging celebrities remain in the public eye. Eastwood’s enduring coolness provides a …
  • Move Over E-Readers, Make Room for Paper Books

    Move Over E-Readers, Make Room for Paper Books

    Back in 2007, when the first e-reader, the Kindle, was released, a new debate started— paper or electronic? Before e-books, bookstores across the country used to sell only paper books. Their bookshelves were filled with hard covers and paperbacks, divided …
  • Sam Smith, Eminem and Beck Snag Big Wins at Grammys

    Sam Smith, Eminem and Beck Snag Big Wins at Grammys

    This year’s 57th annual star-studded Grammy awards ceremony turned out to be a huge success for British soul singer, Sam Smith, local Detroit rap artist, Marshall Bruce Mathers III (the rapper also known as Eminem)R&B and Beyoncé, among other musical artists who …
  • Gotham Recap – The Scarecrow (Episode 15)

    Gotham Recap – The Scarecrow (Episode 15)

    In the latest installment of the Gotham series, a future villain is born in this episode showing his origins, Fish Mooney finds herself in a dark situation, Bruce Wayne is attempting to do tasks on his own, and the Penguin …
  • Gotham Recap – The Fearsome Dr. Crane (Episode 14)

    Gotham Recap – The Fearsome Dr. Crane (Episode 14)

    Last night’s episode of Gotham on FOX introduced a new villain into the show, while the show’s most popular villain, the Penguin, found himself looking death right in the eye. The episode began with a man strapped into a chair, being …
  • Val Kilmer Hospitalized With Potentially Deadly Tumor

    Val Kilmer Hospitalized With Potentially Deadly Tumor

    Val Kilmer, the once upon a time matinée idol and veteran scene stealer who nearly stole Top Gun from Tom Cruise, is facing another health crisis, and this time the outcome could be fatal for the devout Christian Scientist actor. …
  • Bobbi Kristina Brown Found Unresponsive in Bathtub Accident

    Bobbi Kristina Brown Found Unresponsive in Bathtub Accident

    Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only daughter of late singer Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was found face down in her bathtub at her Atlanta, Georgia home on Saturday morning. According to police, Brown’s husband, Nick Gordon, and a mutual friend …
  • Fifty Shades May Not Be So Crazy

    Fifty Shades May Not Be So Crazy

    Hot, sexy, dangerous and … controversial. Fifty Shades of Grey, the bestselling novel by E L James, has been turning heads since it was first released in May of 2011. The story revolves around a young literature student, Anastasia Steele, …
  • Gotham Recap – Welcome Back, Jim Gordon (Episode 13)

    Gotham Recap – Welcome Back, Jim Gordon (Episode 13)

    Last night’s episode of Gotham saw some major happenings for many of the show’s main characters. Detective Gordon continues to do things his way regardless of who he may offend. In this most recent episode his true colors show through …
  • Gods & Kings – Oy Gevalt! This Exodus Really Misses the Mark

    Gods & Kings – Oy Gevalt! This Exodus Really Misses the Mark

    Film reviewers who do not get invited to pre-screenings for critics have to guard themselves carefully to avoid becoming contaminated by others' opinions about the films they are about to review, but that is well nigh impossible these days, with …
  • Stone Poetry by Algis Kemezys

    Stone Poetry by Algis Kemezys

    Algis Kemezys is one of those rare human beings who creates new things out of old cloth.  A multimedia artist originally from Canada, Kemezys – on very little money – travels around the world recording both vanishing worlds before they …
  • Amateur Pianists Meetups

    Amateur Pianists Meetups

    San Diego, CA – You don’t need to be on America’s Got Talent to show off your musical skills. You can probably find a local Meetup group that share your love of music with like-minded and talented musicians from different backgrounds …
  • ‘State of Affairs’ Flops

    ‘State of Affairs’ Flops

    Katherine Heigl returned to network television last night in the 10 p.m. time slot with her new vehicle, State of Affairs, in which Heigl (also listed as an executive producer) is terribly miscast as a top CIA operative, Charlie Tucker, who …
  • Interstellar Isn’t Stellar

    Interstellar Isn’t Stellar

    Christopher Nolan’s combination disaster epic – time travel conundrum – intergalactic adventure science fiction film, Interstellar,  earned $52 million during its first weekend in release. If Nolan was a real mensch, he would give that money back, because the film …
  • Miley Cyrus, Revisited

    Miley Cyrus, Revisited

    It might seem a little premature to revisit the career of a 21 year-old singer, but Miley Cyrus deserves that consideration, because she’s more than she seems. Serious music critics have steered clear of Miley Cyrus long enough, because this …
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