Brian Allen has been covering entertainment online and in print for over a decade. He lives in Cedar Hill, Texas with his wife and three kids. Follow him on Twitter @GameDropping.

Country singers Ty Herndon, Billy Gilman come out on historic day in Nashville

For years there’s been debate about what might happen if even one male country singer came out. Two did within hours of each other Nov. 20. Ty Herndon, known for hits including “What Matters Most” came out in a People magazine article, saying he’s known he was gay since he was 10 years old. Herndon more »

TNA Impact moves to Destination America

Rumors about this deal were out there for a while, and today Discovery Communications confirmed them. TNA Wrestling will move to its Destination America network in January as part of a multi-year deal. Discovery will also get international broadcasting rights in regions announced at a later date. The move looks like a good fit for more »


The Walking Dead’s Chad Coleman takes on Ray Rice for Law & Order: SVU

These events are fictional, and any similarity to persons living or dead… oh hell, NBC isn’t kidding anybody here. Tonight’s episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is “ripped from the headlines,”  dealing with the court case everybody was talking about over the summer. Chad Coleman from The Wire and The Walking Dead will more »

Billy Corgan no longer rockin’ with Resistance Pro Wrestling

It has been a tough couple of months for Chicago-based independent promotion Resistance Pro Wrestling. AMC passed on a reality show featuring Resistance. Now Smashing Pumpkins frontman and longtime wrestling enthusiast Billy Corgan, who co-founded the promotion in 2011, has announced his departure. His connection with it was the main reason people had heard of more »

“Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” may be Lifetime’s hottest mess yet

Lifetime promised it would be less embarrassing with a new focus on original movies and programming. But after seeing its Brittany Murphy, Saved By the Bell and Aaliyah projects, I’m thinking the network shouldn’t lose Jaclyn Smith’s number just yet. Lifetime’s much debated Aaliyah biopic debuted Nov. 15, and it wasn’t as bad as I’d more »

WWE and Scooby-Doo will team again, this time with Hulk Hogan

WWE and Warner Bros. liked the results of their first Scooby-Doo partnership, which released a earlier this year. It debuted on DVD and Blu-Ray, but is now in rotation on Cartoon Network if you have fans of either property in your house. I’ve got three youngsters who thought Scooby and John Cena made the perfect more »

Ol’ JR is back: Ross to call Global Force Wrestling’s first pay-per-view

Jeff Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling may have landed its most important free agent in the form of broadcasting legend Jim Ross. JR has agreed to call GFW’s Wrestle Kingdom 9 pay-per-view Jan. 4. Rumors had been swirling about talks between the two, but Ross himself had taken to Twitter denying anything was happening. He said more »

May the cash be ever in our favor: Hunger Games stage show on the way

The Hunger Games franchise is such an efficient financial model even President Snow should be envious. It has racked up more than $1.5 billion at the box office, a number soon to rise when “Mockingjay, Part 1″ releases Nov. 21.  Now Imagine Nation and Triangular Entertainment will bring a live stage adaptation of the novels more »

“World of Warcraft” cast announcements are cause for cautious optimism

At Blizzcon, the celebration of all things Blizzard-related, we got a whole bunch of casting news regarding the World of Warcraft movie. Understandably relying on the huge brand to sell moviegoers, this cast isn’t filled with household names. There are a lot of guys and girls you know from that thing. Dominic Cooper, who has more »

Grumpy Cat to host Monday Night Raw, WWE loses last bit of shame

Monday Night Raw, the pro wrestling show that gets upset if you refer to it as wrestling and not entertainment, is chasing more social media clout. Grumpy Cat will host the Nov. 17 episode to promote her Lifetime movie, Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever.  I had just recovered from the concept that Grumpy Cat was more »

WWE Smackdown returning to Thursday nights

Finally… The Smackdown will come back to Thursday nights. Michael Engleman, executive VP of marketing for Syfy told Variety that more people watch TV on Thursdays. Of course, millions of them are watching CBS’ Big Bang Theory, many in the 18-49 year-old male demographic Smackdown is battling for. The move will officially happen Jan. 15. more »


‘Car Talk’ host Tom Magliozzi dies at 77

Tom Magliozzi loved self-deprecating humor, once declaring that in 24 years on the radio he had learned absolutely nothing. In reality, both he and brother Ray were MIT grads. Tom’s degree was in chemical engineering, but like many college graduates he didn’t know what he wanted to do afterwards.  The brothers started a garage but more »