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Film About ESPN Finds Unlikely Director

Posted 09.25.2013 | Entertainment

The history of ultimate sports mecca, ESPN, is coming to the big screen, with Derek Cianfrance ("Blue Valentine," "The Place Beyond the Pines") now se...

Legendary Critic Goes OFF On Kimmel

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.14.2013 | Comedy

Chicago Sun-Times critic Tom Shales left no doubt about his distaste for "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" In a nearly 2,000 word review, Shales eviscerated bot...

Dramatic Secrets Of ESPN To Be Exposed On Film

Posted 09.25.2011 | Entertainment

The greatest film about a TV network ever produced, Sidney Lumet's "Network," foretold the coming major media spiral into backbiting, betrayal and sen...

Tom Shales: I'm Leaving Washington Post, Heavily In Debt

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Tom Shales, the Pulitzer Prize-winning television critic for the Washington Post, confirmed that he is likely to leave the paper on December 31st, aft...

Olbermann Blasts Washington Post Critic Over Amanpour Review

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Keith Olbermann blasted Washington Post critic Tom Shales for his critique of Christiane Amanpour in his return to "Countdown" Monday. Shales, who ha...

Washington Post TV Critic Showcases His Own Bias

Jehmu Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jehmu Greene

In a perplexing and misguided column in today's Washington Post, the prominent television critic Tom Shales inveighs against the choice of Christiane Amanpour to host This Week.

Tom Shales Viciously Reviews Christiane Amanpour, ABC Responds

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Washington Post TV critic Tom Shales' critique of Christiane Amanpour as ABC's choice for "This Week" host is so vicious, the network has chosen to re...

Critic Regrets 'Clinton's Lap' Crack

Lauren Ashburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lauren Ashburn

Among my colleagues in the media business, we are hard pressed to find a female reporter in our orbit who hasn't been on the receiving end of some kind of sexist, lewd, and incomprehensibly inappropriate commentary.

No Women Featured in NY Comedy Festival! No Joke!

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Beverly Wettenstein

The Primetime Emmy Awards showed that women writers on a comedy or variety series are a rare and endangered species. Only seven of the 81 writers were women.

Tom Shales Is So Right, Beautiful Women Are Terrible At Comedy

Alex Leo | Posted 12.29.2011 | Comedy
Alex Leo

As a woman in comedy, I understood his point: Being "classically pretty" works against you. Maybe "Saturday Night Live" will pay me double now that my goitre is almost the size of my head.

Dear Saturday Night Live, Hire Justin Timberlake!

Etan Bednarsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Etan Bednarsh

Anyone who has seen him with the cast can tell that on a level of pure enjoyment and fulfillment, a part of Justin Timberlake wants to be performing in comedy sketches.