Category Archives: Hollywood

Garofalo & Suspect Behavior Get the Boot!

On Dragnet, Jack Webb would start his witness interviews with the famous catchphrase, “Just the facts, ma’am.”  Here are the facts about two CBS shows — both police procedurals — one renewed for a second season and the other cancelled after only … Continue reading

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Cameron Diaz, Keith Ablow & the Wisdom of Fools

In a 1980’s television commercial for investment firm E.F. Hutton, the famous tagline was  “When E.F. Hutton talks, people listen.”  Today, that tagline has morphed into “when fools talk (or write), people listen.”  How else to explain the foolish “wisdom” … Continue reading

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Adam Baldwin: A Conservative Voice in Hollywood

Adam Baldwin may not be as famous as the four Baldwin Brothers (Daniel, Alec, Billy, Stephen), but he certainly seems to be the most grounded of any Baldwins working in Hollywood today.  One of the stars of NBC’s Chuck, Adam … Continue reading

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Killing the Audience: Oprah Hires Rosie O’Donnell

Who does Oprah Winfrey take advice from?  Apparently no one.  How else to explain the inexplicable hiring of Rosie O’Donnell to star in a talk show for OWN — the Oprah Winfrey Network?  I suppose when you name a network … Continue reading

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Shocking: Wimpy Kid Knocks Out Sucker Punch

Who’d of thunk it?  A family friendly film opening in March –Spring Break week for many school-aged children around the country — beating a visually-stunning trashy-looking mess of a movie at the box office this weekend.  But, that’s exactly what … Continue reading

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Limiting Your Audience: Janeane Garofalo & Criminal Minds

My wife and I enjoy watching the television program, Criminal Minds.  We have followed the exploits of the fictionalized B.A.U. (Behavioral Analysis Unit) from the very first episode, which aired in September 2005.  Even though we fit into the key demographic — 18-49 … Continue reading

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The “Young & Hip” (Oscars) a Bust

With the fresh faces of James Franco and Anne Hathaway co-hosting the 2011 Academy Awards, this was the year for the Oscars to rebound with the viewing public.  Wrong.  What some have described as one of the worst Oscar telecasts … Continue reading

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Say Anything: John Cusack’s Inane Tweets

John  Cusack, the far less funny brother of Joan Cusack, purports to be an actor and political activist.  He is also an avid user of the social medium, Twitter.  Combine all three and you get the inane and foolish ramblings of … Continue reading

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