Changing Channels

First off, for a disclaimer, I am NOT a big fan of everything Los Angeles. Take the traffic, overcrowding, bloated sports teams and mostly liberal politicians. Take them all … please! That said, it’s difficult not to admire and respect the 64-year run of Dodgers announcer Vin Scully. Scully is a true wordsmith, never using…

A FOX insider has  told Hollywood Reporter that Nicki Minaj will be tapped as a judge on the next season of American Idol. Apparently Keith Urban isn’t far behind signing up as a judge on the reality competition show, either. From a recent blog post in which I ripped her male dancers for flaunting a…

OK, I’ll admit it … occasionally when I get angry or frustrated I use a curse word or two. I am not proud of that and I always feel disappointed and worse about it when I do. It’s not classy to curse and even worse I think it’s vulgar and sinful. What am I getting…

At 6’5, 275 pounds and often flashing a gap-tooth grin former New York Giants star Michael Strahan is hard to miss. He’ll be even more difficult to miss soon when he takes over as Kelly Ripa’s co-host on ABC’s Live. The decision was released Tuesday and Strahan will take over the gig Sept. 4, which…

Phyllis Diller, who never had any trouble cracking wise about herself while making us laugh in the process, died Monday at her Brentwood home outside Los Angeles. She was 95. Diller wasn’t a classic beauty, but she was a pretty darn good comedienne who dressed the part with outrageous outfits and unforgettable hairdos. And that…

After seeing her perform on Wednesday’s Today Show I am not heartbroken over Nicki Minaj’s cancelled tour. I am sorry, but I’m not. As if it’s not bad enough that most female performers are scantily clad/too sexily dressed therse days. Minaj took things to another level with what her MALE dancers were wearing. The male…

He was mocked, disrespected and even accused of being the “real” president. But let me tell you something … Vice President Dick Cheney was NEVER a joke, nor did he treat his job like one. Cheney, led by his “boss” President George W. Bush, helped this nation get through the post 9/11 period with grace,…

It almost makes TOO much sense, it’s strange someone hasn’t thought of it before. On August 23, Game Show Network rolls out “The American Bible Challenge,” a gameshow testing biblical knowledge, hosted by the tasteful but funny comedian Jeff Foxworthy. Foxworthy, of course, is famous for the long-running “You Might Be a Redneck” jokes and…

OK, as if I don’t make some people angry enough writing about one television topic, I am going to try to take on several in one feature. There was plenty of brouhaha over Al Roker’s comment to Matt Lauer about the latter’s “role” in the departure of Ann Curry, but just the fact that the…

Tim Allen hasn’t changed much in  recent years, and for that we can ALL be thankful! The once-troubled ex-con turned comedian turned television star is still making us laugh in his latest ABC comedy, Last Man Standing. Allen flourished with the outstanding Home Improvement comedy as a husband, and father of three boys and has…

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I have been in journalism for over to decades ... which makes me, well, old! Seriously, I have been blessed to have worked for publications such as USA Today, Newsday and nfl.com and I am excited to have this opportunity to blog about television for beliefnet.

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