In 2003, Poz magazine assigned me to interview Tony Kushner about the HBO adaptation of his prize-winning epic of AIDS, fear, and self-loathing, Angels In America.
Having seen the TV movie, I mentioned to Kushner that it was quite faithful to the play, though the line that outed Ed Koch--which brou ... More >>
Throughout the award's history, Grammy voters have tended to bestow Best Comedy Album upon trusted favorites: Bill Cosby closed out the 1960s with six straight victories; Richard Pryor took home three trophies in the '70s and two more in the '80s; and Peter Schickele opened the '90s with four ... More >>
Actual poll currently running on the Bravo site
There is a Bravo show called Work of Art: The Search for the Next Great Artist. As we've told you before, it's a reality-TV competition ostensibly about searching every gallery nook and gutter grate for America's Next Great Artist--not a Very Good Art ... More >>
Above is the image that promoted the original Don't Be Afraid of The Dark--the 1973 TV movie Guillermo del Toro was inspired to remake, as a writer/producer, with Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce.
I included it strictly for shock value because you didn't expect it. (Boo!)
Well, last night, at th ... More >>
During the first episode of HBO's Treme, members of the Rebirth Brass Band and the show's trombone-playing character Antoine Batiste end a jazz parade in front of a neighborhood bar owned by Batiste's ex-wife, LaDonna Batiste-Williams. The uncomfortable nature of their reunion is underscored ... More >>
photo by Neil deMauseFollowing last night's ten-inning loss to the Twins, the Yankees' record stands at 3-2 (good!) and the team trails Buck Showalter's undefeated Orioles by a game and a half in the AL East (bad!). But since everybody knows that early April stats don't matter (remember how t ... More >>
Coming soon to a small screen near youFood trucks are just dominating television content these days. Following in the footsteps of The Great Food Truck Race and Food Truck Revolution (and, naturally, the food truck porno The Flying Pink Pig) comes a new show called Eat Street on Cooking Chan ... More >>
The latest hot and sexy word out of MTV is that their new show Skins, based on the old show Skins, might be in trouble for child porn because it's just that racy and out of control. On the front page of today's New York Times, unnamed executives worry that the "provocative new show...may viol ... More >>
via MTV: Skins.tvMTV's new series Skins, an American remake of the drugs-and-sex-filled British series, has been declared by the Parents Television Council "the most dangerous television show for children" that they have ever seen. The New York Daily News quoted the PTC's president Tim Winter ... More >>
After the year Roger Ebert has had, it's no surprise that he's getting a chance to spearhead the comeback of his storied public TV review show At the Movies. In February, a moving Esquire profile chronicled Ebert's struggles with cancer, which resulted in the removal of his jaw and loss of t ... More >>
Transgenders on TV!The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has awarded their first-ever rating of "excellent" to MTV for offering "richly diverse portrayals of gay and transgender people" for 42% of their line-up. The CW fell only a little short with 35% of their airtime devoted ... More >>
KFC's mega hit, the Double Down Sandwich, will soon morph into The Doublicious, comprising an Original Recipe fillet, Monterey Jack cheese, bacon, and Colonel's Sauce -- just like the Double Down -- but with a sweet Hawaiian Bread roll to hold it all together.
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Okay, so this reality television personage known as "Snooki" (a/k/a Nicole Polizzi, you probably know her as "the girl who got punched in the face on the Jersey Shore") said some things about President Obama's proposed, totally bogus tanning tax during the second season's first episode. Well, ... More >>
Photo courtesy of IFCThu Tran, hostess with the mostess.
On April 27, the IFC Channel will roll out the second season of Thu Tran's Food Party. Simply put, Food Party is a collection of 20 15-minute episodes dedicated to the cooking adventures of Tran and a cast of puppets. But beyond that de ... More >>
What kind of people use Twitter? Horrible celebrities, political obsessives -- and, it now appears, people who actually care that the Emmys changed their broadcast so that eight of the awards will not be presented live. The affected categories are (deep breath) best drama-series writing, bes ... More >>
That's the message of some twisted group called the International Healing Foundation, which just sent out the attached press release in the wake of the TV movie Prayers for Bobby, in which a mother realizes the church shouldn't judge gays, especially since that kind of oppression helped drive her ... More >>