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MaryAnn Sleasman


America's Got Talent Recap: The Great 48

MaryAnn Sleasman | Posted June 28, 2012

In last night's America's Got Talent two hour Vegas Week finale, it was the standbys turn to compete for the remaining New York slots.

Hawley Magic opened up the magician category with a levitation routine that Howard Stern pointed out might have been more...

Karthika Muthukumaraswamy


Taking the Shame Out of Opinion Journalism

Karthika Muthukumaraswamy | Posted June 28, 2012

How bad is broadcast journalism in America? So bad that it takes a TV drama, not to mention a daily lineup of late-night comedians, to point out its absurdity.

Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom premiered to mixed reviews last weekend. But despite the harshly-doled-out and well-deserved...

Tasha Gordon-Solmon


The Bachelorette Week 7 Recap: Unzipped Lips

Tasha Gordon-Solmon | Posted June 28, 2012

This week was, as Chris Harrison told the Potential Future Husbands, "by far the biggest week." Hometown dates were coming up and the guys were giving it their all to impress Emily. They anxiously monologued at her, went in for kisses no matter how painfully awkward, and even let declarations...

Mark Lashley


The Newsroom Is a Loaded Fantasy, But It Should Get Us Talking

Mark Lashley | Posted June 28, 2012

Quite a few critiques of The Newsroom have shown up in this space, both before and after Sunday's premiere. If one were to believe the critical establishment, Aaron Sorkin's latest is overly earnest and a bare rehash of much of his previous work, and...

Joe Peyronnin


'The Newsroom' and CNN

Joe Peyronnin | Posted June 28, 2012

The Newsroom, which premiered Sunday on HBO, was an overly dramatized attempt to decry the current state of the television news business. The program, which was filled with smart dialogue, internal conflict and self-righteousness, was a bit misleading about what happens behind the scenes at a cable news network.


Liz Smith


Channing Tatum, Ripping Off His Clothes, And His Memories?

Liz Smith | Posted June 28, 2012

"I CAN'T say I'm crazy about romantic vampires. To me the vampire is simply an evil monster," says horror and fantasy author Brian Lumley.

WELL, JUST because "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" hasn't exactly electrified the box office, that doesn't mean the perennial genre is staked. In fact, Viggo Mortensen has...