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Interview with Corky Ballas, 'Father' of Dancing With The Stars

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

As he was gearing up for the intensive rehearsal schedule that Dancing With The Stars demands with new celebrity partner Florence Henderson, Corky Bal...

Rubbernecking: Project Runway Episode 8, "A Rough Day on the Runway"

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

This week the show begins with everyone (OK, Ivy and Michael D) tweezing their eyebrows in their pocket hand mirrors. Michael C dishes on Ivy to Andy and honestly, I can no longer feel sorry for him

Big Brother 12 Finale: "Fredo, You Broke My Heart."

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Sunday was a clip show. I heard so many lines I'd already written jokes for, I wondered if I shouldn't just do a clip column. So let's skip over the boring clip show and get right to the finale.

Toronto Film Festival: The Essential and the Trivial

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

This year's Toronto Film Festival offers fewer must-see high profile films or auteurist masterworks than in the past. It's the ensemble of films -- their variety, range, and sheer cojones -- that's rewarding.

Rank-and-File Workers, Professional Athletes, Actors, and Recording Artists Tweet Their #Unionmember Pride

Kimberly Freeman Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kimberly Freeman Brown

Over this past Labor Day weekend, American Rights at Work teamed up with Actors' Equity, AFTRA, the Screen Actors Guild, and the Major League Baseball...

Big Brother 12: "One of My Good Dogs," The 8-Second Man

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

This was an odd week, as the penultimate week always is. We had a live eviction on Wednesday, then a second live show without an eviction on Thursday. Just one more column, I keep telling myself, and I'll never have to see or hear or discuss Boobiac ever again.

Excuse Me, Are You Irish?

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

It seems to me that every Irish band who achieves a certain level of international success eventually goes back to being Irish again, regardless of how many gold records they have on their walls or how much cash is in their pockets.

Big Brother 12: The Puppetry of the Pea-Brains.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Enzo said: "De Brains goes home. Maybe he wasn't De Brains after all, because I beat him, and you know I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer." He wouldn't be the sharpest knife in the drawer even if he were the only knife in the drawer.

2010 Workers' Voice Awards: Worker Worthy Pop Culture Standouts

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

Wanna honor Labor Day but not work at it? Check out any of these pop culture expressions from the last year. Just in time for your nod to Labor Day, ...

So Just Where Are The Women In Hip-Hop? My Mic Sounds Nice Review

George Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
George Alexander

What's an art form without women's voices? That's a question that kept popping in my mind as I sat mesmerized in a screening of BET's first-ever origi...

Big Brother 12: Mothra, the Penguin, and the Succubus.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

The thing I love about double-eviction weeks is that it clearly shows the producers are as sick of these house guests as I am.

Mad Men Recap: You Are Not a Good Person

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samantha Zalaznick

Though less exciting, this episode served a necessary purpose, putting Allison's breakdown, Pete's pregnancy, and Peggy in the foreground.

Mad Men Recap: Shall We Begin 1965?

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samantha Zalaznick

When we begin episode three, the married couples are away on vacation and we're left with those still in the office on New Year's. This episode is really about Don, Lane and Joan.

Beggars of Life Screens Under the Stars August 15

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Thomas Gladysz

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NBC, Enough With the Diet Shows

Adia Colar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Adia Colar

I get it -- weight loss shows make for good television. High ratings and high advertising revenue are important. But they're not the only things that are important.

Regarding Miss California, At Least Anita Bryant Could Sing

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rowe

Carrie Prejean has become a sort of anti-Susan Boyle. It isn't just that she's a bigot, per se. There is no shortage of bigots. They just usually don't wear tiaras.

"I Am the Victim of Such a Lascivious Beauty": Rufus Wainwright on Louise Brooks

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Thomas Gladysz

"I have always wanted to be her" is the way Rufus Wainwright puts it, referring to Louise Brooks.

SAG National Board Candidates Announced

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

SAG yesterday released the official list of candidates for its upcoming national board elections.  Notably, all of the open seats in LA (the Hol...

Mad Men Recap: From Convalescent Home to Roman Orgy

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samantha Zalaznick

Last night's episode of Mad Men moves us forward to Christmas, white-haired Roger Sterling is Santa Claus, and people are getting drunk and having sex.

The Nice Guy Tells All: Bachelorette Contestant Jonathan "The Weatherman" Novack Speaks Out

Paige Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paige Parker

I had the opportunity to chat with one of the contestants from The Bachelorette, and he wants women everywhere to know that just because a guy is nice doesn't mean he's boring, lame, or insecure.

Carrie Underwood, Rules Success Story?

Jag Carrao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jag Carrao

Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider sent Carrie Underwood a copy of their book, The Rules. Practically overnight, it seemed like someone flipped a switch.

Mad Men Premiere Recap: "Oh good, I got you when you're vulnerable."

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samantha Zalaznick

In last night's season premiere of Mad Men, they take us to roughly a year later. Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce is up and running. The episode opens with a reporter asking, "So who is Don Draper?" Right now, Don Draper is a mess.

Arcade Fire Delivers Wake Up Call With The Suburbs

Joe Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joe Vogel

Arcade Fire has created a masterpiece. The Suburbs is no Muse-like expression of juvenile angst and conspiracy. It is piercingly honest, complex and often ambivalent.

Breakthrough in Teamsters Talks; Deal Ratified

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

In a surprising development, Hollywood Teamsters leaders at a standing room only membership meeting this morning asked the membership to ratify a two year contract proposed by the studios.

Teamsters Ratify Contract; Hollywood Strike Averted

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Hollywood Teamsters leaders asked the membership to ratify a 2 year contract proposed by the studios. The membership then voted to ratify, ending the possibility of a strike that could have shuttered production.