“Everyone goes south, every now and then”: Obama biography is called “The Stranger” 

Within Politico’s shockingly mean-spirited piece earlier this week demanding the firing of powerful White House aide Valerie Jarrett was an interesting nugget: Chuck Todd, the Meet the Press host, is getting ready to release a biography of President Obama, titled “The Stranger.” The book, which comes out today, in fact, is titled “” and according more »


The controversy about Lena Dunham and Ben Shapiro is about something bigger than either of them

Let’s talk about Lena Dunham. At least, that’s where we’re going to start. But that’s not where we are going to end up. For those of you living under a rock, Lena Dunham is the creator and star of HBO’s, “Girls.” Ben Shapiro is an American conservative political commentator, radio host and, “editor-at-large” of I’m gonna more »

Fin: The worst part of SNL, the case against Russell Brand and in defense of Keytar Bear 

On Saturday’s SNL, I wasn’t offended by Chris Rock’s Boston Marathon or 9/11 jokes, the gun jokes, by the ISIS/Shark Tank thing, or any of that stuff. What bothered me? The sheer badness, in the cold open, of Cecily Strong’s Megyn Kelly impression. How does one do Kelly and leave out her near-constant sneer of more »

’24′ vets getting presidential again with ‘POTUS’ 

If your favorite thing about 24 was always its laughably unrealistic portrayal of the United States presidency, then today is your lucky day: Three producers who worked on that show are working on a new series, called POTUS, about an unorthodox president. According to a Variety report:  Howard Gordon, Manny Coto and Evan Katz are more »

Do you, MJ, take Spider-Man to be your lawful wedded husband – again?

Marvel Comics left jaws on the floor with its movie announcements, and it’s not doing a bad job with comic book teasers either.  It has tantalized readers with references to classic storylines including “Future Imperfect,”  “The Infinity Gauntlet” and “Old Man Logan,” even though Wolverine’s dead right now. What, did you really think he wouldn’t more »

Biographer J. Randy Taraborelli turns his sights to Beyonce

The man who has penned unauthorized bios of Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and Madonna will tackle Queen Bey in his latest work. It’s coming to bookstores in the fall of 2015. Beyonce’s team goes to great lengths to protect her image, even trying to get rid of her unflattering Super Bowl photos. They can’t be more »

Marvel announces new films, including debut of Black Panther and Captain Marvel

Marvel and Disney proved they could dig deep into the catalog with the success of “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The movies they announced Tuesday will take us to some of the Marvel universe’s hidden corners, introducing diverse new characters along the way. Let’s dive into this exciting slate: Chadwick Boseman will tackle the role of more »

Voltron forms, again, in 30th anniversary book 

Remember Voltron? That ’80s cartoon franchise, which I loved when I was a kid, was giving us giant fighting robots before giant fighting robots were cool. And now, for the 30th anniversary of the debut of the Voltron: Defender of the Universe cartoon series, we’re getting a commemorative book, called ,  featuring interviews with all more »

Legendary Songwriter Jim Peterik Takes Us ‘Through the Eye of the Tiger’ in New Book

If anything, Jim Peterik can best be described by the name of his best-known band: Survivor. Not only has he survived the pitfalls of the rock and roll lifestyle that have taken a lot of his comrades out of the game, but he also survived the heaven and hell that came with great success in more »

Enter the ‘Age of Ultron’ in this Avengers 2 trailer

Before “” released, the idea of getting one of comics’ all-star super teams on the screen was but a dream. Disney and Marvel got it done, but what could they do for an encore? There are a handful of threats big enough to warrant calling Earth’s Mightiest Heroes together. One of the greatest, Ultron, was more »

Tales from the Black Lodge: New “Twin Peaks” book to fill in the blanks

At some point following Twin Peaks‘ cancellation in 1990, co-creator Mark Frost gave an interview in which he was asked if the story of Twin Peaks would ever be continued in any manner. Here’s what he said:  JT: “Do you think you could ever be convinced to write a novelization or a continuation in book more »


Warner Bros. sets dates for Flash, other DC Comics films

Confirming its TV and cinematic universes as two different entities, Warner Bros. has cast Ezra Miller as The Flash in a 2018 movie. Warner announced a timeline including 10 DC Comics based flicks including Aquaman, Justice League and of course, Batman vs. Superman. Joining The Flash on the 2018 slate is an Aquaman movie starring more »