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Sports

Kige Ramsey Agrees With This

Thanks to Deadspin for introducing me to Kige Ramsey of “YouTube Sports,” a college student who has been vlogging prolifically with insightful commentary on topical sports issues. Some of us here are addicted to his YouTubes. If one of the major multimedia sports entities does not hire this kid immediately, I don’t want to hear any more B.S. about how “cutting edge” they are. I recommend the entire Kige Ramsey collection.

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TCA

Tales From TCA — July 12 (Cable Day 1)

More announcements from TCA: LIFETIME * Side Order of Life — Premieres Sunday. A young magazine photographer (Marisa Coughlan) rethinks her life and impending marriage after receiving a “wake-up call from the universe.” Jason Priestley co-stars in the original series. * State of Mind — Premieres Sunday. Lili Taylor plays a therapist whose personal problems rival those of her patients and discovers her husband is cheating on her with their marriage counselor. * America’s Psychic Challenge — Premieres Oct. 12. Amateur psychics compete to see whose abilities are the greatest. * How to Look Good Naked — Premieres January 2008. […]

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Action

“The Kill Point” Countdown: Part 7

We’re coming down to the wire on The Kill Point Countdown, with the show premiering July 22 on Spike. Next week I’ll have a roundup of random questions I asked the cast, plus my review of the first episode! When I think back to 17 or 18 years ago, I probably would’ve freaked if someone told me I’d someday be interviewing a guy whose face was printed on my younger sister’s bedsheets. Donnie Wahlberg has definitely come a long way since the New Kids on the Block. He’s developed into quite a solid actor, and I was impressed with his […]

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TCA

Tales From TCA — July 11 (PBS)

The Summer Television Critics Association press tour is underway in Beverly Hills. PBS continued its presentation today with several announcements: * The new PBS World network will launch Aug. 15, with documentary, public affairs and news programming available 24/7. Series such as Nova, Frontline, Nature and more will be regularly featured on the channel, which will initially be offered in 20 major and mid-sized markets around the country. * WordGirl — Premieres Sept. 7. Weekly animated series airing as part of PBS Kids. It follows the adventuresof fifth-grader Becky Botsford, who can transform into a superheroine and use vocabulary to defeat outlaws bent on “word” domination. […]

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Magazine Archive

No Longer A Lost Boy, Corey Feldman Finds Humor In Being Himself

With apologies to Corey “I wear my sunglasses at night” Hart, only two Coreys really mattered in the ’80s: Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. Beginning in 1987, having already established some serious child-actor credentials independently of one another in films such as Lucas, Stand by Me and The Goonies, the Haimster and Feldog forged a union that generated the teen flicks The Lost Boys, License to Drive and Dream a Little Dream, and rendered their last names unnecessary. There was a time when the Coreys were everywhere. That time has passed. Now, an A&E comedy series called The Two Coreys, […]

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Soap Operas

Working On My “Night” Moves, Round 7

This is it, folks – the last of my interviews from the set of General Hospital: Night Shift. (Sniffle) Who better to wrap things up than the much loved (or much hated, depending on who you ask), Steve Burton? During his more than 10 years as Jason Quartermaine/Jason Morgan, Burton has been a straight-A student, worked for a mob boss, entered a marriage of convenience, acquired a hacking sidekick and, most famously, lost his memory – twice. Just three days from the premiere of Night Shift, Burton tells us a little about his new gig as GH’s newest janitor. What […]

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Sports

ESPNEWS Road Trip: 30 Cities. Six Weeks.

ESPNEWS tonight starts City by City, a six week series with daily profiles of America’s 30 leading sports cities. The segments will air during The Hotlist, Pregame and Gametime shows. The cities were selected by the ESPNEWS editorial team. We’ll let Barry Sacks, senior coordinating producer, ESPN Studio Production, explain it to you in his best press-release lingo: City by City will take fans down memory lane to relive some of the biggest moments in each city’s sports history. Whether it is the Red Sox reversing the curse, Texas’ thrilling comeback in the Rose Bowl over USC or Peyton Manning […]

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Soap Operas

Working On My “Night” Moves, Round 6

After two days of 4th of July celebrations, I might be nursing an unfortunate badminton injury (Playing badminton in flip flops, on a driveway? Not the greatest idea. Just a little tip, from TVita to you.), but I’m still here to share some more of my day on the General Hospital: Night Shift set! Today, get to know more about new doc on the block Dominic Rains. From his “heady” thoughts on Justin Timberlake’s movies to the head-scratching “condiment question” and so much more, Dominic weighs in. What’s on your TiVo? I don’t have a TiVo! I hardly watch TV. […]

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“The Kill Point” Countdown: Part 6

The extended version of my Channel Guide Magazine story from the set of Spike’s The Kill Point is now up at ChannelGuideMag.com, so be sure to check it out. It includes my interview with John Leguizamo, plus some other things that aren’t in The Kill Point Countdown blog. Steve Shill serves as coexective producer and directs all eight episodes of The Kill Point. His credits as director read like a roster of the best dramas on TV: Rome, The Tudors, ER, Dexter, Brotherhood, The Sopranos, The Wire. Shill’s involvement, probably more than anything else, signals to me that The Kill […]

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TV News & Program Updates

Firecrackers: The Silent Killer

Man, it seems like July 4 has gotten almost as dangerous now as it was for our forefathers back in the Revolutionary Era! If your neighborhood is anything like mine during the Fourth of July, with nuts setting off fireworks at all hours of the night and blowing off various appendages, you might be safer just sitting in the house this Independence Day weekend and watching some of these patriotic specials and general marathons: Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular — July 4, CBS, live 10pm ET, tape-delayed PT. All-American rocker John Mellencamp joins the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra in this special […]