Atlantic City, the "Boardwalk Empire," is in high gear with the return of the Miss America Pageant. To listen to locals, it would seem as if Miss America were kidnapped back in 2006 when the venue was moved to Las Vegas.
You committed the biggest sin of all for a TV talk show host and something I never expected from Jenny McCarthy: you were boring.
Maybe it's the competition from streaming TV, or maybe it's just good timing, but after a few disappointing seasons, traditional TV networks are seriously stepping up their game
NBC - Shouldn't We Be Empowering These People to Rejoice In Their Obesity? Huh? Have We Learned Nothing? Oh, Shame -- Shame On Us And Our Mixed Messages!
Well, summer is over, folks, so now it's time to hang out with our real best friend: Television. I'm always interested in what could be the next big show, and even interested in a show that is not only big, but actually good.
In case you missed it, ABC's Whodunnit was an exciting and fun (albeit campy) crime solving reality drama that debuted this summer. Each week, contestants scrambled to solve a fictional "murder," the demise of the latest eliminated contestant.
I have little doubt that if Bob Schieffer was available in 3.5 million more homes, Face the Nation would still be in first place in the battle for Sunday morning news viewers.
It's impossible to have charm, good looks and be a great actor on the newly re-minted soap opera One Life to Live. Wrong!
Have you got what you feel is a unique sound and look that you believe will, "one day," catapult you to the top of the charts? Is one day not coming fast enough?
Before you today is a septuagenarian celebrating his fourth consecutive decade of midlife crisis. Gerald Rivera has embraced his place as the "Air Force Amy" of the Fox News Bunny Ranch of media prostitution.
We've made it through eight weeks of one girl's amazing journey to find love, and now there's only one thing to do before Desiree forgoes all individual room keys in lieu of exotic fantasy suites. That's right, it's time to head to the final four home towns of Zak, Drew, Chris and Brooks!
On the face of it, Disney, Fox and (a silenced due to conflict of interest issues) Comcast are acting like Miss Hulu's overprotective father who won't let his daughter get married.
Beginning next week, the first 40 episodes of the online versions of All My Children and One Life to Live that have been playing since late April on Hulu, HuluPlus and iTunes will run in afternoon time periods on OWN.
After last week's show, ABC led us to believe that Episode 7 would be full of grown men sobbing over railings in exotic locations, holding back tears at the rose ceremony and breaking down in rejection limos. Shame on me for buying into the producers' tricky editing.
Desiree and her band of bachelors are slowly making their way through Barcelona because apparently it too is the perfect place to fall in love. So they say.
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