How you separate the art from the artist
On his last trip to the Twin Cities, Paper's Mickey Boardman took time to snap a shot of the famed Mary Tyler Moore statue situated downtown, right outside a major department store. It's the iconic image of Mary Richards tossing her tam o'shanter into the air, just as she did at the end of the pre- ... More >>
That's what you can do thanks to Me TV (channel 144 on my dial), Antenna TV (166), TV Land (Channel 85), Aspire (171), and Hallmark (84). With this plethora of musty treasures on eternal repeat, you need never deal with the present again--except to maybe order food or go to the bathroom. Here's a ... More >>
WikipediaSaturday marks Lucille Ball's 100th birthday. Those of us who grew up watching I Love Lucy (and later, The Lucy Show) on Nick at Nite and TV Land know what an amazing comedic talent she was. But for all of the wails of "waahhhhh" and all the "'splainin'" she had to do, she was also ... More >>
Sitcoms' oldies talk about their new golden years on TV Land
With lesbian sex not only accepted but boring, what's left to outrage?
CLICK HERE for my new column in which the renegade funny lady tells me about her Marie Osmond-like tumble on the show, which the cameras didn't catch. Also: The gay pride dance she did as millions watched in awe; The appendage she once wore, which The Enquirer was too squeamish to publish; ... More >>
I just realized it! TV Land's new hit sit-com is basically a revamp of Golden Girls, but with slightly different age brackets. Watch an episode and you'll soon enough realize that tart-tongued Wendy Malick is basically the modern day Bea Arthur.
My best friend Joan Rivers not only just came off E!'s Fashion Police (dissecting the Oscar outfits in all their glory and ghastliness) and is hosting more of TV Land's How'd You Get So Rich? series, but now she's starting a reality show on the WE channel with her daughter Melissa. It's call ... More >>
You know, I'm so tired of everryone acting like Mackenzie Phillips is the only headline-making onetime user who's currently on TV Land. To remind us of her travails with coke, crystal, ecstasy, and booze, Jodie Sweetin has written a memoir called Unsweetined, which deals with her own prematu ... More >>
Plus Abe Lincoln's logs and more than 15 minutes at Warhol's birthday party.
I went to a party last night at Joan Rivers's three-floor East Side palace (Melissa has the lower floor), which is elegant and gorgeous and currently for sale. The bash was for Joan's TV Land show, How'd You Get So Rich?, but I also wanted to know about her already legendary Comedy Central r ... More >>
Meeting Mindy Cohn in Fort Greene. Side trip to Nashville.
I have a diet plan that works way better than the point system, throwing up, or even completely starving. It's worrying and fidgeting! My primary care doctor just told me in all seriousness that fidgeting can help you burn 800 calories a day! He also told me I'd lost five pounds since my last visit, ... More >>
Let's play casting director (and after that, let's play strip poker, if we still have time). See, the inevitable movie version of the '60s shit-com Gilligan's Island has been announced, and now the gloves are off and everyone's guessing who should go on the three-hour tour (which more likely will be ... More >>
Of Chinoiserie, Hardware, Surf, and Other Purported Trends
Hussein, Freddy Krueger, and Peggy Pom Pom