Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Ten Best Quotes From the Second Episode of BIG BROTHER

Big Brother houseguests are nothing if not quotable. Below are some words of “wisdom” from the second episode of the season, in which we saw the contestants gossip about Elissa’s resemblance to her sister Rachel, learned of the creation of the … Continue reading

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Predicting the Emmy Nominations: Best Comedy Series

Last week I looked at the contenders for Best Drama Series — now it’s time to predict the nominees in the Best Comedy Series category! READ: More Emmy Nomination Predictions There are a couple of sure-things in this category — three-time … Continue reading

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Exciting Casting News — Scott Speedman on HBO, Julianne Moore in THE HUNGER GAMES

There were two bits of exciting cast news revealed this morning by deadline.com involving two of my favorite actors — Julianne Moore and Scott Speedman. Three-time Oscar nominee Moore is said to be “in talks” to play President Alma Coin … Continue reading

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The Personal and the Creative Meet in the Brilliant SONTAG: REBORN and JUST KIDS

On my way down to New York Theater Workshop last night to see the wonderful new production of Sontag: Reborn, I was reading, as I often do, on the subway. I’m currently about 70% through, and absolutely loving, Patti Smith’s memoir Just … Continue reading

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Burning Questions From the BIG BROTHER Premiere

Big Brother is back! Oh Julie Chen, how I’ve missed thee. With more houseguests than ever, along with the revelation of the requisite first day twists, tonight’s premiere episode was stuffed with information. Here are some burning questions: Is McCrae Olson really … Continue reading

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Summer TV Report Card: Grading the Top Ten June Premieres

We’re almost at the end of June and I’ve managed to make it through at least the first episode of most of the new television shows that have premiered this month. There’s a couple I haven’t gotten to yet, including … Continue reading

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UNDER THE DOME Gets Off to a Great, Creepy Start

READ: Summer TV Report Card — Grading the Top Ten June Premieres If you build it, they will come. That appears to be the lesson this summer for CBS, which is bucking the traditions of network summer television by presenting Under the … Continue reading

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Where Have You Gone Wentworth Miller, Tom Welling and Adrian Grenier?

You know the story: very attractive lead actor stars on a hot show. Show gets canceled. Actor seemingly disappears from sight. It doesn’t have to be a sad ending. After all, Matthew Fox vanished for awhile before showing up a … Continue reading

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Predicting the Emmy Nominations: Best Drama Series

READ: More Emmy Award Nominations I’ve spent the last several weeks Predicting the Emmy Award Nominations and have made it through all of the performance awards in the series categories; now it’s time to turn my attention to the biggies. Today I’ll be … Continue reading

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ABC’s WHODUNNIT? is Entertaining, But It’s No THE MOLE

Back in 2001, before Anderson Cooper was the respected journalist he is now, I knew him best as “Anderson Cooper, host of The Mole.” That reality competition featured contestants working together to add money to a pot that only one of them … Continue reading

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