Marlo Thomas (That Girl) begat The Mary Tyler Moore Show which begat Murphy Brown which begat Friends/Ally McBeal which begat Sex & the City which indirectly begat 30 Rock, which begat Girls.
A female friend recently said to me, "Sexism in the entertainment industry is so prevalent that most people are blind to it, and barely notice it anymore." This friend has been a Hollywood insider for decades, and Emmy nominated for her writing -- twice.
After months of promotion HBO's film on Sarah Palin and the 2008 campaign, Game Change, will air (finally) tonight.
HBO's film on Sarah Palin and the 2008 campaign, Game Change, will air this weekend. The only thing surprising to me is that anyone at this late date would be surprised by any embarrassing facts about Palin.
The he-said-she-said nature of the Game Change controversy -- all based on off-the-record sources -- creates an opportunity for pushback and denial. The uncontested documents from the 2008 campaign, however, provide no squirm room for Palin and her minions.
Dear Tina Fey, I adore you. Not in a creepy I want to wear your skin like a Snuggie kind of way, just in a major non-lesbian girl crush sort of way.
On this Valentine's Day, I want to truly appreciate you, Liz, for all the work you have done in making us feel OK about ourselves.
Imagine sipping a latte at your local coffee shop, and some crazy dude in the rest room throws open the door and hollers for more toilet paper. He's perched on the bowl, hairy legs spread apart. What would you do?
Ricky Gervais kicks things off, poking fun at host network NBC, reading the rules he'll be ignoring, and sharing too much information about his penis. Ricky insults Helen Mirren. (Is that legal? Can you do that as a British citizen?)
With Vulture Capitalist Mitt Romney's decisive victory, the New Hampshire primary wasn't nearly as fun as the Iowa Caucus. But Jon Huntsman's poor showing did indirectly inspire Stephen Colbert's run for president in South Carolina, so at least we have that.
The first week of 2012 was all about Iowa. Mitt Romney's barely-a-victory over Rick Santorum drove the news cycle for days, while the candidates and m...
Last night's SNL wasn't listed as an official reunion show of the 2002-2003 season, but, yeah, that was a reunion show.
Apparently, posing nude -- or mostly nude -- in a mens' magazine is still some sort of rite of passage for female entertainers, and there has been a spate of female comedians stripping down recently. We have to admit, as fans of comedy and women in comedy especially, my fellow editors and I die a little bit every time this happens.
Sarah Palin broke my heart when she announced that she wasn't running for the Republican nomination. I have spent years cultivating Palin jokes and columns geared for her hypothetical presidential run.
It's been five painful, mind-numbing months of breast-feeding my daughter. Then it all changed one lonely afternoon.
Like most Murphy fans, I'd been waiting for years for him to return to his comedic roots and ditch the family comedies. I figured the Oscars would be a great platform to run wild as he did in the 1980s.