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June 2009 Archives

Rapper Chris Brown has copped a deal after pleading guilty to one felony count of assault on ex-girlfriend, singer Rihanna. He received probation, community service, and will need to attend domestic-violence counseling. He faced more than 4 years in jail […]

This film, based on the 1980 movie of the same name, follows talented students studying performing arts at a New York City high school. The movie is set to release September 25, 2009

One of the summer’s few romantic comedies, “The Proposal,” released in theaters last weekend. After suffering through “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” in May, which is one of the worst, most unsatisfying romantic comedies I’ve seen, watching Sandra Bullock and Ryan […]

As almost everyone suspected, the stars of the TLC hit reality show “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” Jon and Kate Gosselin, have publically announced they are separating on a special episode of their show that aired tonight. Although they never […]

The famous joke goes: “One person asks, ‘did you hear someone published a book about Jews in sports?’ and the other person says, ‘yeah, it’s a pamphlet.’” With a few exceptions, Jews are not so well-represented on the athletics side […]

Certainly the best documentary I saw at the Waterfront Film Festival recently was a collection of inspiring stories that made up “A Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action.” Filmmaker Velcrow Ripper (“Scared Sacred”) globe trots around the world looking at […]

Contains some spoilers. In 1986 Iran, in a remote village where the men manipulate, set, and enforce the laws based on their own version of Islamic teachings, one woman suffers a terrible, terrible consequence when her estranged husband decides to […]

Actress Denise Richards, ex-wife of Charlie Sheen and star of the reality TV show “It’s Complicated,” will soon guest host medium/spiritualist John Edward’s show. The star began a deep appreciation for the spiritual world after her mother passed away in […]

There could be no more serendipitous programming on television this coming week than National Geographic Channel’s “Iran and the West,” as the eyes of the world are focused currently on the Islamic Republic’s post-election protests and threatened crackdown on those […]

I’m a fan of apocalyptic movies–especially ones with zombies. Check out the trailer to the upcoming horror/comedy “Zombieland” starring Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin, and, according to, Bill Murray as a zombie.The film releases October 9, 2009.