Online editor of Dealerscope, CustomRetailer and other CTPG sites. Columnist and gadget reviewer for Tell Magazine.

Fin: Taylor Swift, accused murderer, King David: The Movie and losing Felicia Day 

This headline- “Taylor Swift is Terrified of Being Framed For Murder”- made me laugh really hard for some reason. But I don’t think we’ll be laughing so hard when we’re reminded of it, during the Taylor Swift murder trial of 2024 (Page Six) Speaking of which, a semi-convincing explanation of why every character on Modern more »

The Steven Spielberg Cold War movie is called “St. James Place” 

We now know a little bit more about Steven Spielberg’s next film, which focuses on the Cold War and stars Tom Hanks, with a script that originated with, of all people, the Coen Brothers. Namely, it’s called “St. James Place,” with filming to start next month in Poland. Here’s the scoop, according to Variety: The more »

Kim Basinger joins the “Nice Guys” 

Kim Basinger is one of those actresses who, thanks to Hollywood’s very-much-in-the-news standards when it comes to female beauty, just sort of disappeared from movie screens and public consciousness, once she hit a certain age. I mean, Basinger won an Oscar in 1997 for “L.A. Confidential,” wasn’t in a single movie for three years after more »

Gandolfini, Hoffman projects to live on without Gandolfini, Hoffman 

It’s become way too common an occurrence in the last couple of years- a movie released starring a beloved actor who we know has passed away and won’t be in many (if any) more. We’ve already seen that with James Gandolfini and Philip Seymour Hoffman, and a couple of roles are on the way from more »

Oh, hai, Kickstarter: “The Room” actors plan mockumentary 

“The Room,” famous as one of the best worst movies of all time, has had quite an afterlife: It led to a highly entertaining memoir by actor Greg Sestero, a possible adaptation of that memoir to be directed by James Franco, and hundreds and hundreds of midnight screenings. I myself may or may not own more »

Movie Review: “Whiplash” 

“Whiplash” is described by Wikipedia as a “jazz music dramatic thriller,” probably the first ever made of that subgenre. But specific as its world is, the questions it raises have application all over our culture. The film, this past January’s Sunday winner, was directed by Damien Chazelle and adapted from an earlier short. The film more »

“The Bridge” is out: FX cancels border series

The Bridge was always going to be a tough sell. It was a show about a beautiful blond American female cop and a troubled male Mexican cop teaming up to catch a serial killer on the El Paso/Juarez border, with complex plots, a huge cast and an overwhelming sense of doom and dread. Even the more »

It’s 90210, NBA-style- minus the sideburns

Yes, of course the 2014-’15 MInnesota Timberwolves have something in common with Beverly Hills 90210: It all started with the star(s) leaving Minnesota. 90210, as you probably remember, began with Brandon and Brenda Walsh leaving their hometown of Wayzata (always mispronounced on the show as “Way ZA ta” instead of the correct “why ZE ta”) more »


Dick Morris’ illustrious radio career is over

In late 2012, Dick Morris was dropped from his long-running contributor gig with Fox News, largely because his blatantly fact-free shilling for the Republican side was too embarrassing even for them. Yes, you read that right. Of course, it also didn’t help when he wasn’t predicting a Romney landslide, Morris spent the 2012 election cycle more »

Fin: Kirk Cameron’s Halloween, everybody hates Buzzfeed and call Ben Bradlee and tell him…

Kirk Cameron wants to claim Halloween on behalf of Christians? Isn’t that the plot of “Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas,” only in reverse? (Politics USA) Major, major Renee Zellweger news: She’s agreed to appear in a new movie (The Dissolve) The other day I mentioned the Chevy Chase/Richard Pryor sketch. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at more »

Andrew WK brings the party to Android commercial

Admit it: When you first heard Andrew WK’s music, circa 2000, you just knew he’d still be a cultural force nearly 15 years later. And you certainly knew he’d pen an advice column for the Village Voice, would attempt a short-lived career as a diplomat, and would compose parody songs about The McLaughlin Group which more »

Chica the chicken comes to 30 Rock, where the stars are

Sesame Street, over the years, has gotten incredibly good at staying in the pop cultural conversation, often by welcoming celebrities to interact with Elmo and Big Bird and Co. More recently, the Childrens’ Television Workshop has created viral videos, usually kid-related parodies of popular TV shows like Mad Men, Glee and even Sons of Anarchy. more »