No one likes watching TV commercials, except, perhaps, during the Super Bowl. Even those whose livelihoods depend on them have a hard time convincing family members not to fast forward past them in this DVR age.
The Billboard Music Awards reminds me that sometimes the public actually is right. Here then is my list of some of my favorite songs that all hit #1 on Billboard's's Hot 100 since that chart started in the late Fifties.
Some child actors are so exasperatingly irritating that watching them is like swimming the English Channel in water wings.
An incomplete family was a rarity in the Magic Kingdom. People all around us, including families we talked to in line would ask, "Is it just the two of you?"
Word has wriggled out of LA that Raquel has met with the creators of TV's big hit "Modern Family." She is being wooed to make a few appearances as Sofia Vergara's mother.
"I was just really honored to be nominated," Ty Burrell told Vanity Fair at the second annual Comedy Awards ceremony on Saturday, where he won for best performance by a TV actor for his role as Phil Dunphy on Modern Family.
We're becoming a fast-food, fast-technology, digital generation of over-sharing consumers with no real social skills. And it's time to save ourselves.
I'm declaring a moratorium on the "found footage" mock documentary. And, while we're at it, how about the same thing for movies shot to look like they're hand-held documentaries, even when they're just fiction films?
Past statistics have shown that in the U.S., 50 percent of first marriages, 67 percent of second, and 73 percent of third marriages end in divorce. What are the reasons for this progressive increase in divorce rates?
Parent-child conflict and higher education anxiety is front and center in Hollywood these days.
Adoption has been around, in one form or another, for a very long time. But as a result of its stigmatized, secretive history during much of the 20th Century, there is a lack of understanding to this day about the parties to adoption and the nature of their relationships.
I love you, Modern Family. You've sent so many important messages. Please don't send this archaic one, one that says it's acceptable, funny even, for women to be violent towards men.
The problem I have with this is that I don't believe that every high school senior is out there having sex, is ready to have sex or needs to feel that 17 or 18 is the appropriate age to have sex because he or she saw it on prime-time TV.
When are we going to let children just be children? When are we going to stop dressing children up in adult get-ups for adult entertainment or amusement or shock value?
By five or six almost every child is going to surprise their parents with the "S," "D," or even the "F" word that they overheard on the playground, bus, or even from you.
It's oddly intriguing that a lackluster show and a diluted dose of Ricky Gervais appeals to me greater than his shockmeister two prior appearances.