‘Ballers’- horror of horrors- doesn’t have permission to use NFL logos

If you’ve seen the recent promos of the upcoming HBO series Ballers, you’ve probably noticed a few things: Movie star Dwayne Johnson starring in a TV show. A level of glitz, partying, sex and celebrity wish fulfillment unseen on HBO since Entourage. A possible summer hit that’s just as likely to lead to big buzz more »

Yahoo to stream first-ever NFL game

A regular season game this fall between the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars is going to be more significant than most midseason tilts between mediocre teams- because it’s going to be the first NFL game to stream worldwide. Yahoo has won the right to stream the game on Oct. 25, Recode reported: Industry executives familiar more »

Tom Brady is not a movie villain: Sticking up for the suspended QB

So its official, a report says some personnel of the New England Patriots probably deflated footballs and that Tom Brady was most likely aware it was happening if not directly responsible. So what do we do with this knowledge? There has been outcry for harsh measures: that Brady should be suspended next season, that the more »

NFL’s DeSean Jackson is getting a reality show

Just in time to cash in on all the hype of the NFL Draft, BET has announced that Washington wide receiver DeSean Jackson is getting his own reality show called DeSean Jackson: Home Team. The show will feature not only the man known as D-Jax but also his mother, sister and girlfriend. Coaches preparing for more »

Steve Gleason documentary on the way

It took a false start, but a documentary about former NFL player Steve Gleason and his battle with ALS is finally going to be produced. Gleason- a special teams standout best known for blocking a punt that was returned for a touchdown in the New Orleans Saints’ first home game in the Superdome after Hurricane more »

It’s just a joke? Adam Sandler offends more than viewers with his new film

Back during the whole The Interview debacle, when Sony’s secrets were leaked as part of a proposed “terrorist” attack on the studio, we learned a lot of interesting things, none more enlightening than the overall feeling by many in power that Adam Sandler was more of a liability than an asset to the entertainment giant. more »


Movie Review: “The Age of Adaline”

First and foremost, I find it hard to truly bash a movie as long as it attempts to do something different or unique. Therefore, I’ll really try to keep my negative cynicism to a minimum while reviewing the latest foray into romantic cinema, “The Age of Adaline.” However, “The Age of Adaline” isn’t THAT fresh more »

Streaming yes, blackouts no: This week in NFL TV news

It may be a lull in the NFL calendar- it’s the offseason, free agency is largely over, and the draft is still a month away. But there’s suddenly lots of news related to the NFL and television. – NFL blackouts are history. For decades, the NFL has had a blackout rule: If a game isn’t more »

Will Smith NFL concussion movie set for Christmas

Remember that movie Will Smith was going to star in, in which he played a doctor who made discoveries about discussions and was later stonewalled by the NFL? The film is officially called “Concussion,” and will arrive at Christmas this year- just as the 2015 NFL season is wrapping up, Deadline reported. Smith plays forensic more »


Movie Review: “The Wedding Ringer”

Raunchy, audience-friendly comedies are the cinematic equivalent of top 40 pop songs. They’re insanely predictable. They take very little or NO chances with the production and/or the content. Finally, the most maddening similarity is that most (if not all) of the parties involved are usually FAR too talented to be involved with such an uninspiring more »

Lenny Kravitz has been added to the Super Bowl halftime show

In this two-minute video made by a soda, pop star Katy Perry takes us inside her halftime show testing lab and shows us some of her OTT* ideas. They include: a unicorn (she’s bummed it wasn’t a Pegasus); covering the stadium in glitter, but the glitter is edible; and riding a shark that shoots flames more »


Bose eyes music streaming service

Bose is reportedly looking to compete with rival Beats on another front: Streaming music. According to music technology news site Hypebot, Bose is looking to launch a “next generation streaming music platform” and is “moving quickly” to do so. How do we know? They placed an ad, according to Hypebot: Bose is currently advertising for a Senior more »