Monthly Archives: May 2013

Guilty Pleasures and Coming Out as a Big Brother Fan

Last night I got an email, from US Weekly of all places, alerting me to the fact that MTV’s The Challenge, the show that pits alumni from Real World and Road Rules against each other against the backdrop of drinking and debauchery, was returning on July … Continue reading

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Broadway Blind Item: Movie Star Pulls Out of Cabaret Revival at Last Minute

Here’s a fun little blind item I was just tipped of to… What film star was set to make her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles in the upcoming revival of Cabaret, but after an emotional photo shoot today decided to pull … Continue reading

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Predicting the Emmy Nominations: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

READ: More Emmy Nomination Predictions It’s time for the third installment of Predicting the Emmy Nominations — today I’ll be looking at the contenders for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Apparently this category is pretty deadly — two … Continue reading

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Fantasy Casting the Remaining Into the Woods Roles

My partner and I can spend hours fantasy casting screen adaptations of plays and musicals. The film version of August Osage County was our obsession for awhile; then we tried to figure out who we’d set as Jamie opposite Anna Kendrick in The … Continue reading

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Shocking Elimination on The Voice Shows What It Can Learn From American Idol

The Voice has a problem, and though the NBC ratings juggernaut beat American Idol in the ratings this season, it actually has something it could learn from the veteran reality show. Judith Hill, arguably the most talented performer of the season, was … Continue reading

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Predicting the Emmy Nominations: Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy

READ: More Emmy Nomination Predictions Last week I started my predictions for this year’s Emmy Award nominations with my guesses for who the Television Academy will select for Best Actress in a Drama Series. Over the next several weeks leading up … Continue reading

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Catching Up With Old Friends in Before Sunrise and Before Sunset

From the moment it was announced that Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and director/writer Richard Linklater would reunite to create Before Midnight, the third film following an American and a Parisian who meet on a train and change each other’s lives … Continue reading

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Summertime, and the Reading is Easy — Or Is It?

I had a ritual when I was a kid — as soon as school was out for the year, I’d sit down and do an audit of all of the books I’d been collecting throughout the year that I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Predicting the Emmy Nominations: Best Actress in a Drama

READ: More Emmy Nomination Predictions With the 2012-13 television season now at an end, it’s time to play my favorite guessing game — predicting the Emmy Award nominations! Over the next several weeks leading up to the announcement of the nominations … Continue reading

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How Would the Girls of The Voice Do on American Idol?

READ: Shocking Elimination on The Voice Shows What It Can Learn From American Idol This is clearly the year of the woman on reality television singing show competitions. American Idol produced its first female winner since 2007 and had an all-female Top … Continue reading

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