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Getting Lost: "The Beginning Of The End" Review

Posted by Mike and johnnysweeptheleg First off, last night’s episode was all kinds of awesome. We find it hard to believe that anyone could possibly feel any differently. Did it answer our questions from yesterday? A few of them. But it made us ask even more. And that’s why we love Lost. Enough about us though. Let’s get on with the recap. johnnysweeptheleg’s Lost in a moment: The season opener is just as I hoped it would be. A flash-forward opens, as we see Jack already taking the first step toward his soon-to-be-needing 12 steps, drinking a vodka and OJ […]

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Awards Season Heats Up

With the new year comes the chance to celebrate and excoriate the entertainment offerings of the past 12 months. Awards shows kick into high gear this month, with critics, actors, journalists and the public at large deciding important issues like whether Johnny Depp deserves more accolades and just who should win the prize for Crest & Scope’s Spotlight Shining Smile (Go Yomarie T.!!!). Golden Globe Awards (65th annual) Jan. 13, 8pm ET, NBC Who votes? Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of about 90 Los Angeles-based journalists who write entertainment stories for publications in other countries. Track record: The Globes […]

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Getting Lost: "The Beginning Of The End" Preview

Posted by Mike and johnnysweeptheleg “The Beginning of the End” Preview We admit it. Three seasons in, we still don’t “get” Lost. Don’t get us wrong — we love it. We just don’t always understand exactly what’s going on. At least not completely. We probably won’t until the very end. And we have a feeling we’re not alone. Therefore, each Thursday for the next eight weeks, we’ll post the questions we most want answered. If not in that night’s episode, then by the end of the season. Or the series. (Feel free to send us yours, and we’ll add them […]

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10 Items Or Less: To Heir Is Human

Posted by Ryan It’s the one-year anniversary of Leslie’s father’s passing. A year ago, Bud Pool collapsed in the kosher foods aisle, and like the yeast in the lavache bread, he never rose. Carl was the first on the scene, but he could not resuscitate Bud — there were mumblings that Carl had to stock the bread first. Leslie’s having a memorial service for his father in the kosher section, and Ingrid plays four mournful tunes on her accordion. Leslie wants to spread his father’s ashes, but he can’t do it in the store, as the ashes are too “chunky.” […]

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The Rhythm Is Going To Get American Idol

by WindUpDoll Can they spare me the Miami Vice theme song intro for this episode? Am I mad at myself that I didn’t see that coming? The answer is yes — and this is — American Idol. Oh, and now it’s that crappy Miami Sound Machine song. I can’t STAND that song. The rhythm is NOT going to get me, Gloria Estefan. It’s just not. Simon calls Paula’s dress very slutty. As usual, he’s correct. Our first contestant is a champion burper. Yes, it’s a girl. And she’s following the Miami Vice/’80s theme for tonight with a teal off-the-shoulder number. […]

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One Tree Hill: The Slippery Slope Continues 4

Posted by: haro1d It’s so involved being one of the characters from One Tree Hill. This week’s descent into the maelstrom took the gang three years back, to the pivotal time after high school when everyone was making big decisions that would govern the courses of their lives. Lucas decided to make a fool of himself, jetting to L.A. to propose to Peyton (whose gig at the record company has her fetching coffee instead of doing A&R), who turns him down — for now. Brooke has to make the decision to answer her mom’s siren call in the name of […]

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American Idol Visits the Heartland And It’s NOT All Corn!

by WindUpDoll This episode focuses in on the corn. We’re in the Heartland of Omaha, Nebraska this week, so naturally everyone grows corn, eats corn & lives corn. As someone who lives in the Midwest, I can tell you that there’s more than corn & cows in The Heartland. There’s beer. First up is a guy who’s been waiting to audition for the last 7 seasons. He’s so happy that he feels like he’s going explode & happiness is going to go flying everywhere. He’s so awesomely excited & nasally in his speaking voice that you just know he’s going […]

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“The Wire”: Transitions

Posted by SH Say it ain’t so, Prop Joe. The wily veteran finally found himself in one situation he couldn’t negotiate his way through. That would be his weaselly nephew Cheese having sold him out to Marlo, and Prop Joe taking a slug in the back of the head, never seeing his killer’s face. But there’s Marlo, the most ruthless character in a show full of them, telling Joe to relax, close his eyes, and it won’t hurt at all. After the shot, there’s the young buck smiling, delighted that his plan has worked, and the world is now his. […]

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Dick Cavett Talks About His Experiences In Television’s Golden Age

It’s a description that didn’t go down easy. “I was surprised that they couldn’t find a better word in the thesaurus somewhere,” Dick Cavett says of PBS’ new documentary series, Pioneers of Television, premiering Jan. 2 and airing Wednesdays through Jan. 23. “I pictured us all entering in covered wagons.” The celebrated late-night host is just one of dozens of participants — from Jerry Stiller to Phyllis Diller, Betty White to Dick Van Dyke — in the project, which explores the development of television through interviews and archival footage. A devoted fan of the medium’s early years, Cavett is utterly […]

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10 Items Or Less: Forever Young

Buck is over an hour late to work, and he stinks of booze. He tells Richard that his friends took him out last night for his 21st birthday, and he drank a lot of kamikazes, cosmopolitans or cosmokazes — he can’t remember. And apparently he hooked up with an older blonde French woman … who looks a lot like Amy from Super Value Mart. Knowing Leslie would feel betrayed, Richard and Buck have to keep this a secret. Leslie thinks Buck has a drinking problem, and he wants to mobilize the crew into helping Buck out. Yolanda has to get […]