Fin: Duggars go down, “Host” at ten and beyond the Bechdel Test

I know the Duggar situation is ultimately tragic and I shouldn’t be reveling in their various hypocrisies… but I am reveling in their various hypocrisies. I don’t what’s worse- to be called out for hypocrisy by the mother of Honey Boo Boo, or that the mother of Honey Boo Boo has a point. (Jezebel) Reflections more »

Sons of ‘Sons': Kurt Sutter’s “Bastard Executioner” picked up

FX got seven years of standout ratings from Kurt Sutter’s ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ so it’s probably not a huge surprise that the same network has picked up Sutter’s next show, which is called “The Bastard Executioner.” Deadline reported that the show, set in the “Late Middle Ages,” received a ten-episode pickup: A period drama, The more »

Beyond “Trainwreck”: Amy Schumer lines up deal for second movie

Amy Schumer’s huge year will continue next month with her first movie starring role, in Judd Apatow’s “Trainwreck.” Apparently things are looking good enough for that one that Schumer is already set for a second movie. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Schumer will star and also co-wrote an “an untitled mother-daughter comedy.” One of the more »

Blu-ray Review: Turn: Washington’s Spies: The Complete First Season

American history is packed with amazing stories, and the Revolutionary War is no exception. In fact, there’s a little known section of history that deals with espionage, given some sanction by then-General George Washington. Our friends out at Anchor Bay sent over a copy of  AMC’s “Turn: Washington’s Spies: The Complete First Season” for us more »


The case for the Washington Redskins on “Hard Knocks”

It’s almost June, and the start of NFL training camps is about three months away. But we still don’t have a team for this year’s version of HBO’s training camp reality series Hard Knocks. Now, according to a report from by reporter Tony Grossi, we learn that the NFL has three finalists for this more »

Report: Destination America to cancel TNA wrestling programming

If reports from the Wrestling Observer are correct, TNA and Destination America had a very short honeymoon. The newsletter is saying Destination America will let TNA’s contract expire in September, effectively cancelling Impact Wrestling and putting the promotion in serious jeopardy. Destination America saved TNA after Spike TV cancelled it, but the fledgling cable network more »

Fin: The worst oral history ever, Weiner explains it all and the return of Suey Park

I’m sure there’s a theoretical oral history that I could conceivably be less interested in reading than one of “The Human Centipede,” but I just can’t think of one right now. “Oral history,” yuk (Vulture) See, Matthew Weiner did it right: He gave one interview, and only one, a few days later, explaining the finale more »

The Last Late Show: Letterman’s perfect finale

The more than 30-year late night era of David Letterman came to an end Wednesday night with a fantastic series finale. It combined everything the finale of a talk show should: Plenty of clips, plenty of appearances from core guests and heartfelt thanks to the show’s staff and viewers, as well as the host’s wife more »

Alfonso Ribeiro will be new host of ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’

ABC apparently enjoyed being in the Alfonso Ribeiro business. On the Dancing With The Stars finale, ABC announced he’ll be the host for the 26th season of America’s Funniest Home Videos, replacing Dancing host Tom Bergeron. As last season’s winner, Ribeiro was on hand to pass the mirror ball trophy to his successor. Bergeron was more »

Fin: In défense of cool Anna Kendrick, the case against generations and the Rathergate movie gets even worse

My thoughts on this great Buzzfeed piece about Anna Kendrick’s public persona: It just seems like “Cool Girl” has been added to the long, long list of things that women aren’t supposed to be. Why can’t Kendrick just be herself? Why does everyone assume it’s just an act? (Buzzfeed) Amen to this: Why judging people more »

Jay Baruchel is directing a sequel to “Goon”

Lovable Canadian comic Jay Baruchel will make his directorial debut with “Goon: Last of the Enforcers,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Goon will be a sequel to the 2011 ice hockey comedy starring Seann William Scott as Doug “the Thug” Glatt, a hapless minor-leaguer who finds his team suddenly flooded with fresh(er) meat during a more »

Microsoft eyes gaming cord-cutters with Xbox One tuner

Gamers who wish to watch live TV through their Xbox and also want to watch broadcast channels have a new option. The Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner for Xbox One, which was made by a third-party manufacturer but is being sold through Microsoft’s online channel, is now available. Microsoft announced the tuner on its Xbox Wire more »