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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 »

The Simpsons World is now live (for some)

Still basking in the glow of the recent FXX marathon of the greatest half-hour comedy of all time (you heard me)? Well, re-rev your engines, because The Simpsons World is now live. All 552 episodes are online, right now. Let’s see, 552 multiplied by 22 minutes equals…hang on…12,144 minutes, plus the movie…no forget the movie more »

ABC is giving “Bachelor Party” a TV remake

The endless cycle of remaking, rebooting, or otherwise resurrecting film and television properties from decades past soldiers  on, as ABC has given a put pilot to a TV project based on the 1984 Tom Hanks comedy “.” The show will come from the Small Dog Picture Co. and the Walcott Company, in association with 20th 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 »

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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 »

John Mulaney’s Fox Show Might Get Cancelled…maybe

John Mulaney’s new sitcom is on the ropes: Fox suits cut its order for Mulaney from 16 episodes to 13. The ratings are down and it doesn’t look good.  The old dream of every comedian used to be as follows: Write 5 minutes of funny material, mostly centered around pain from your past. Show up at open mikes and glad-hand the more »

Leslie Jones is now in the SNL cast

And not a moment too soon, the instantly iconic Leslie Jones has transitioned from staff writer to cast member on Saturday Night Live. Deadline reports that beginning with this week’s show hosted by Jim Carrey, Leslie Jones will be joining the cast of SNL as a featured player. She’s been a writer on the show more »

Downton Abbey Season 5 has a trailer! OH!!

My favorite silly and overwrought, yet well-produced and entertaining prime-time soap opera has a new trailer. And OH! The drama! FIRE in Downton (it’s DOWNTON, NOT Downtown, folks, please stop making that mistake). Have a look at it below: Oh for the love of Downton. It took me a while to pull the trigger, but 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 »