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I’ve already got a new television addiction for the summer months (thank God!). It may not be deep and layered like “The Sopranos” (I’ve maintained the ban on my former favorite HBO series since last season’s horribly disturbing Vito storyline), […]

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Reality shows have often toed the line between taste and tact–think “Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire.” But there have been times when audiences find a concept even too distasteful for their voracious appetites–remember CBS’s cancelled-after-one-airing “The Will,” wherein the […]

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Will Ferrell just made a new movie for free, and 30 million people have already seen it. What? You didn’t see the trailer? You didn’t hear the build-up? Not much talk about it on E! or Premiere? Welcome to a […]

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Lindsay Lohan was arrested again and is back in rehab. Britney Spears is blogging theology and confessions. Paris Hilton is talking about how much she dreads her upcoming jail sentence. Who decided that these women’s tales were newsworthy? I hope […]

With a possibly prophetic word of warning last week, Michael Lohan, dad to wild child Lindsay Lohan, spoke to the London tabloid The Mirror about his daughter’s struggles with substance abuse. Now that Lindsay checked herself back into rehab after […]

I have to disagree with my esteemed Idol Chatter colleague Kris Rasmussen as well as, for that matter, several other reviewers, including CNN’s Tom Charity, Rolling Stone’s Peter Travis, and Time magazine’s Richard Schigel, all of whom offered strongly negative […]

Davis Guggenheim, who took home an Oscar for “An Inconvenient Truth,” has a fiction film hitting theaters this Friday. “Gracie,” which stars Carly Schroeder as a 14-year-old girl who goes from underdog to soccer champ in the aftermath of her […]

If you are content with snazzy special effects, lots of swashbuckling action sequences and lots and lots of Johnny Depp one liners, then undoubtedly you will enjoy the third installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, “Pirates of the […]

Reading Michael Chabon’s new “The Yiddish Policeman’s Union,” you can almost visualize the film noir to which this gripping novel pays homage–the down-and-out boozer of a detective, cracking wise as he pursues the truth; the mysterious murder victim, found dead […]

Below is a review of “Please Come Home,” the new solo album from singer Dustin Kensrue, frontman for post-hardcore band Thrice. It was the winning entry of a student writing contest at Biola University, a Christian evangelical school in Southern […]

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