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The moment we'd all been waiting for finally happened last night: Anthony Weiner's campaign was ripped from the headlines, and remixed into an episode of Law & Order: SVU. Which headlines, exactly? Glad you asked! We put together a list. While the episode took most of its inspiration from Weiner's ... More >>
Chat with Don Draper and co.
Wysteria Lane is off the map--in a bad way--as of this Sunday, when the Desperate Housewives divorce themselves from the reality of having a TV series. It's the finale. And Felicity Huffman (who has won awards for playing Lynette for eight years) spoke to Parade about the big kissoff: The final ... More >>
via @NYCMayorsOfficeThough much of the real-life drama in the city this past week was worth of a couple Law & Order episodes, the mayor's office brought our attention to on-screen travails. Not only was there the Thursday Gossip Girl hoopla (xoxo, Mayor Mike), but on Tuesday the film Extremel ... More >>
Yep, that's right, folks. Mayor Mike Bloomberg's press conference today was about Gossip Girl. The Lady Gaga-kisser upped his celebrity status by standing beside members of the cast and creative team of the television show at Queen's Silvercup Studios. Also beside him were a host of Queens electe ... More >>
Nicole He Blake Lively and Leighton Meester filming 'Gossip Girl' on the LES yesterday. Craigslist Missed Connections have been good lately! A few weeks ago we had the man who posted an epic missed connection for the girl who held his iPhone hostage, and now we have the poor young startup emp ... More >>
The next season of Law & Order: SVU will feature an episode about an important European official visiting New York who is accused of rape. Remind you of anything? Franco Nero, an Italian actor and husband of Vanessa Redgrave, will play the ersatz Strauss-Kahn character.
We usually ignore Law & Order: Criminal Intent because it's the creepy Vincent D'Onofrio Law & Order that got banished to USA Network, but their Sunday episode just sounds too good to resist. In one of the franchise's standard "ripped from the headlines" plots the detectives investigate a cas ... More >>
Mike Logan and Lennie Briscoe: Not so into rap-metal. The news that Law & Order: Criminal Intent would be ripping all those headlines about the struggles of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark for an upcoming episode was notable for its lightning-quick turnaround time, and for its fictionalized tak ... More >>
From cop killer to cop actor
You know, publicists' ideas of what would make a great story. I get 'em all day long. Pitches aimed at a catcher with a limp wrist who keeps fumbling the ball! I just don't give a shit! The absolute worst volleys I tend to get are:
Republican political ads run mostly during sports programming and crime dramas, while Democrats prefer talk shows and sitcoms, according to a report in Sunday's New York Times. While the most popular and bipartisan show is Dancing With the Stars, Republican ad buyers dig on Saturday Night Col ... More >>
I never thought anyone from Gossip Girl would be considered one of our premiere thesps any more than I felt Justin Bieber should sing at the Met. But I can finally admit that in Ben Affleck's searing criminal drama The Town, Blake Lively happens to be amazing in her supporting role as a ragg ... More >>
We will never own one of these. Whee, the 62nd Annual (Primetime!) Emmys have been announced. There aren't that many surprises: As usual, HBO rocks, as does Mad Men, True Blood, 30 Rock, Glee, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tina Fey. Losties may get another chance to see the objects of their affect ... More >>
Law & Order ends its 20-year run tonight. Throughout the show's long reign, phalanxes of honorable detectives have cleaned the New York streets of crime and debris while throwing out witty one-liners and re-enacting plotlines ripped from real-life headlines. Grabbing a cameo on the show has a ... More >>
Pill-popping nurse teams with Alison Pill
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--The rapidly decaying corpse of Aerosmith called the whole thing off today, canceling the rest of the band's AeroForceOne summer tour. Frontman Steven Tyler danced his way right off the stage at a motorcycle rally in Sturgis, SD last week, shattering his shoulder and amusing the entire inter ... More >>
The Post reports that a Queens cop has been slapped with departmental charges for repeatedly helped himself to free donuts, sandwiches, and coffee at a Rockaway Dunkin' Donuts. The charges were made after an Internal Affairs investigation revealed that he went behind the counter on numerous occasion ... More >>
Emmy-nominated The Family Guy featuring Emmy-nominated Seth MacFarlane. For us the joy of the Emmy Nominations, announced this morning, is in the less-well-known categories. We see that there are only two shows, for instance, up for Outstanding Children's Nonfiction Program: Grandpa, Do You Know ... More >>
Haven't had enough of the Beales, the mother-daughter duo who were the subject of Grey Gardens the documentary, the musical, the followup documentary, and the HBO movie? Well, have I got a weekend for you! It's one entirely devoted to Grey Gardens with no mention of anything unrelated to the glamor ... More >>
Gossip Girl author grows up
photo via Street Carnage I would like to continue believing, for all eternity, that Don Draper rarely smiles, only orders Old Fashioneds, only consorts with comedians if he's hoteling their wives, and has never thumbed an iPhone. And then Jon Hamm showed up to the Knitting Factory on Monday night f ... More >>
Last week's prediction: bald dude, lots of anguish. Never had the impression that the iTunes free Single of the Week was the equivalent of those bargain cassette bins that used to lurk in the front of record stores, pawning off Filter overstock onto unsuspecting mall-goers, but what other explanati ... More >>
TV hospital drama life unfolds to new new wave
A new series about a drug-dealing suburban homemaker kicks against conservative pricks and Christian bitches
Two new innovative hospital dramas refashion the traditional doctor-viewer relationship
ABC goes bonkers with hysterical retro housewives, crash dummies, and loopy lawyers
The Law & Order abstainer is a member of an elite squad. This is her story.