Fin: Red State stadium, the right decision on Britt McHenry and Helen Martin’s 4/20

I think it’s hilarious that the Academy of Country Music Awards were held at AT&T Stadium, the home base of the Dallas Cowboys. It’s as though between hosting a country awards show, the memorial service for Chris Kyle, and actual Dallas Cowboys games featuring hugs between Jerry Jones and Gov. Chris Christie, the stadium is more »

This year in 4/20 brand publicity stunts

It’s 4/20, man! And how is this 4/20 different from all others? Because we’re deep into the era of marijuana being legal in some areas and, if not legal, at least somewhat acceptable in others. And that includes branding. As recently as two or three years ago, you wouldn’t have seen a major brand owned more »

Sarah Jessica Parker is returning to HBO with a new show called “Divorce”

Sarah Jessica Parker will rejoin her old network family HBO after a decade away from the small screen (and after saying she would never do a TV show again) with a comedy called Divorce, reports Deadline. Like Sex and the City, Divorce will be filmed in New York, and as its title indicates, it’s about more »

You bet: Pete Rose gets TV broadcasting job

I realized a while ago that, at age 36, I’m a bit too young to have any positive feelings about Pete Rose. And that’s probably also true of just about everybody who’s younger than me. Sure, I have very early memories of Rose breaking the hits record in 1985, and I read his autobiography when more »

This Mother’s Day, Bret Michaels will rock your mom has announced a new Mother’s Day sweepstakes that’s great news for your mother- especially if she’s the sort of mom who spent lots of time on Poison’s tour bus in the late 1980s (or was a contestant on VH1’s Rock of Love, 15 years later.) The e-commerce site, using the press release headline “ more »

On Jon Stewart and turd miners

Jon Stewart gave an extended interview to The Guardian over the weekend in which he went into more depth into the reasoning behind his recently announced retirement from The Daily Show. It’s a long piece, but here’s the main paragraphs that’s gotten most of the attention: My biggest objection to Fox News, I say, is more »

Fin: Adios Sabado Gigante, growing out of the Simmons mailbag and the lies of Hulk Hogan

Adiós a las tetas: After more than 50 years, Univision has cancelled Sabado Gigante. I’ve enjoyed the show over the years despite barely knowing any Spanish, for the same reason I watch soccer matches with Spanish commentary: Sometimes language just isn’t necessary (The Wrap) Am I the only one who just cringes at Bill Simmons’ more »

DVD Review: Mountain Men Season 3

It’s time for another trip back into some of the wildest terrain in America as we get a look at how a whole other segment of the population lives. Our friends out at Lionsgate sent over a copy of “Mountain Men: Season 3″ for us to review, and the mountain men are still showing us more »

Truman Capote’s ‘In Cold Blood’ to become a mini-series

Before the days of social media and the 24 hour news cycle, in an era where the press merely reported on what happened without spin or opinion, Truman Capote’s true crime “novel” ‘In Cold Blood’ took the world by storm. It represented one of the first attempts to mesh the ethics of journalism with the more »

Brooklyn comes to Springfield: ‘Girls’ stars to visit The Simpsons

Well, it’ll probably be better than the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover… Vulture reported that all four regular cast members on Girls- Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet and Alllison Williams- will guest-star on September’s season premiere of The Simpsons. Dunham had previously been announced as appearing. According to the report: We’re having a Girls reunion, even though Girls is still more »

Mick Foley’s one-man show coming to WWE Network

WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley has been on the comedy circuit since hanging up his tights. WWE has announced a TV taping of his “Cheap Pops” comedy show April 24 at Full Sail University. Foley will share stories from his legendary career and has promised that a few other superstars will stop by. Like more »

Verizon is taking FiOS towards a la carte

A la carte cable isn’t dead. But Verizon may have just dealt it a crucial blow. According to a Wall Street Journal report Thursday night, Verizon will soon begin offering a slimmed-down package to customers of its FiOS TV service. The package will include a “slim” core package of a small amount of channels, including more »