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Patrick McGoohan and Ricardo Montalban died the same day. Was the Prisoner set on Fantasy Island?

McGoohan had an unbelievable career considering he turned down the roles of James Bond, the "Saint", Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings, and Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films.

The Prisoner was one of the greatest TV series ever. AMC has a remake premiering later this year. But they update it. Instead of McGoohan quitting a spy agency, this version has Matt Weiner quitting Mad Men and he finds himself stuck on this island until he agrees to return.

Now that the election is over why are we still hearing what Sarah Palin has to say? You lost. Shut up. Go away.

One of the pictures on this entertainment page -- is that a current shot of Steven Tyler or a future photo of Jennifer Love Hewitt?

Less than a month before pitchers and catchers report.

American Idol
's debut was down 10%. Paula, time to do something really wacky in public again. Earn your keep.

CBS held up against Idol on Tuesday but the CW got absolutely trounced. Beverly Hills, 90210 is the number of total viewers it has.

Jim Nance is underrated as a football announcer.

Someone had a great comment on Mickey Rourke's performance in The Wrestler. "He got up, didn't shampoo, went to the set, and played Mickey Rourke all day."

I keep waiting for those Project Greenlight movies to be released.

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