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How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Veronica Mars Film

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.19.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

I do worry about the various ways this can go horribly wrong. I do worry that studios will eventually start seeing this as a business model when dealing with geek properties. "Pay us $5 million and we won't cancel Revolution!"

Dirty Dancing Remake: Original's Feminism, Liberalism Would Be 'Daring' Today

Scott Mendelson | Posted 10.31.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Last month, Lionsgate announced plans to indeed remake Dirty Dancing. With pretty much every beloved 80s film going under the remake knife, it was only a matter of time before the adventures of Johnny and Baby got the revamp treatment.

Because They Are Not Gay! What 'Forcing' Bert And Ernie To Get Married Teaches Us About Homophobia

Scott Mendelson | Posted 10.12.2011 | Home
Scott Mendelson

Bert and Ernie are just friends. I know that because the producers of Sesame Street told me so. Does the gay rights movement really want to be seen as forcing two men to get married irrespective of their actual say in the matter?

Casting suggestions to further fix Law & Order: Los Angeles.

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

To the surprise of few who were paying attention, a regular of Law & Order has indeed been added to Law & Order: Los Angeles, in the form of A...

As the Search Narrows Down to Just Five Actresses, Just How 'Token' Will Spider-Man's Girlfriend Be in the Reboot?

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

It's the dilemma of most working actresses: forced to choose either no mainstream work or be stuck playing the 'token female character/love interest.'

Why Tom Cruise Is, for the Moment, Still a Movie Star and a Box Office Draw

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

As far as how well Knight and Day will open, you can bet that the tabloids are itching to tear Cruise apart when the film doesn't open to blockbuster levels. But guess what? It probably won't.