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The ESPYs are coming to ABC

Disney-ABC TV has announced that the 2015 ESPY Awards will air in prime time on ABC instead of it’s usual (and logical) home at ESPN.  The ESPYs is a contrived award show that gives jocks and sportscasters an excuse to get dressed up and crack jokes about each other; perfect programming for a sports network. more »

Fashion Police has been pulled until the fall; E! execs scramble to explain

Failure, some say, is not an option. But that is bullshit. People fail all the time. Businesses fail. And sometimes, hastily retooled TV shows fail, which is the case with Fashion Police in our post-Joan Rivers existence. And while it seems that the failure of Fashion Police 2.0 doesn’t need to be explained away by more »

No joke: Andy Samberg is hosting the Emmys

It’s going to be a long hot summer, and at its end comes September with the unofficial launch of awards season: the Emmy awards. Because you’ve been good, the news of the host of the 67th Emmy Awards is going to be goofy comedian Andy Samberg, who stars in Brooklyn Nine-Nine right along with some more »

Kathy Griffin exits “Fashion Police” after seven episodes, one controversy

Kathy has said it herself: it was never her goal to fill Joan River’s shoes as host of E!’s Fashion Police. She would rather have her friend back than the gig.And after all the post-Oscar controversy (a shitty joke was made at the expense of a 19-year-old who once was a friend of the show more »

Seth Rogen, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ rack up MTV Movie Award nominations

Now that the Oscars are in the rearview mirror, it’s time for the MTV Movie Awards to honor films that people actually saw in 2014. And the Zac Efron-Seth Rogen vehicle “Neighbors.” Seriously, “Neighbors” is up for seven awards, while Rogen is up for five due to his performance in the comedy. The awards aren’t more »

Movie Review: “Chappie”

I have to hand it to “Chappie” director Neill Blomkamp. He certainly doesn’t skimp on the lofty, elevated concepts. However, like “Elysium” before it, “Chappie” fails to live up to Blomkamp’s heavy-handed messages and subtext. It’s a shame because it’s a visually breathtaking film, which does boast some characters that have eclectic and unique personalities. more »

Madonna fell down on stage at the Brit Awards, is fine

Madonna tumbled off a set of prop stairs onstage while performing at the Brit Awards and it looked like it hurt. But in true heroic fashion channeling the spirit of “honey, I forgot to duck” survivalism, Madonna is not only uninjured but has created a teachable moment out of her fall. To recap: Madonna had more »

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Kelly Osbourne has quit Fashion Police, ended her “Mean Girl” ways

Joan Rivers didn’t invent the red carpet celebrity culture (that was Hedda Hopper), she expanded on it. And when Kelly Osbourne joined Fashion Police five years ago, she didn’t think her career would include being associated with making racist comments about people’s hair and dress choices. So Kelly quit. Say what you will about celebrity more »

“American Sniper” IS Hollywood, cont’d

When “American Sniper” was released and quickly became a box office hit and cultural phenomenon, the narrative from the political right was that finally, a patriotic movie about “real” America was at the forefront, as opposed to all the usual lefty garbage spouted from Hollywood. This especially resonated after a grand total of two Hollywood more »

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The Patricia Arquette Wars: Ten possibly problematic points

On Sunday night, Patricia Arquette took home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her 12-years-in-the-making performance in “.” Afterwards, she made an impassioned speech calling for wage equality for men and women. “It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of more »

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In defense of the Joan Rivers In Memoriam snub

Every year there’s a big to-do about certain people being left out of the In Memoriam reel and judging by the early reactions, the biggest complaint has been about the omission of Joan Rivers (you know, other than people who forgot that Roger Ebert, Paul Walker, Philip Seymour Hoffman and various others died in 2013 more »

Nick Cage, Timothy Olyphant in for Stone’s “Snowden”

After the first film about Edward Snowden, the documentary “CitizenFour,” won an Academy Award Sunday night, there’s tons of news about the other Snowden film, the Oliver Stone-directed feature film set for later this year. Here’s what we know: The film, via Variety, has a release date of Christmas Day in the U.S. And the more »