Monthly Archives: December 2010

Thanks for a Great Year!

This is probably the last post of 2010, so I just wanted to take a minute and sincerely thank everyone who’s been a reader this year. Not just faithful readers, but all readers. It boggles my mind that people find anything I have to say even remotely interesting. I’m just a guy with a keyboard, [...]

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Have We Seen the Last of the Jack Black Era?

Here’s to hoping Santa was good to everyone, you got through Christmas without throwing a snowman plate at your stepmother and your drive in to work today was accident-free. That last one is asking a lot. If you’re on the mountain today, I’d advise not even going outside if you don’t have to. I stopped [...]

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Turn of the Spider-Man

In the entertainment world, it’s always interesting to wonder why people take on impossible projects. Why did James Cameron want to go through pain-staking efforts, delays and budget upheavals to make Titanic? Why did Fox greenlight a single-minded serial show like 24 when just about every other serial show in TV history failed miserably? Why would [...]

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The Best and the Worst of the Year Keep Coming

Straight links today even though I wanted to put an end to an argument I witnessed nearly ruin a marriage Saturday night: Who’s better, Michael Jackson or Prince? I’m squarely on the Jack-O side and don’t even think it’s close, but feel free to comment away if you have an opinion. The most interesting thing about this [...]

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The Top 10 TV Shows of 2010

News and inbox are getting full, but I wanted to get this on the record before everyone else starts putting out their own lists – the PopRox top 10 shows of 2010. There are some definite changes from last year’s list. 10. AMERICA: THE STORY OF US (HISTORY CHANNEL): The greatest compliment to pay this miniseries of [...]

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Golden Globes Sink to New Low

Let’s see if I can focus and stop giggling over the Cliff Lee signing to think of something coherent to say about the Golden Globes … OK, got something. Apparently, the Golden Globes didn’t think its reputation as a silly awards show without much credibility had been nailed down quite strongly enough. So instead of trying [...]

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Awards Season Already Got You Down? Don’t Worry, Only Two More Months of It

Shorter blog today, but that’s to make time for a full blog tomorrow on the Golden Globe nominations, where I’ll lay 3-1 that How Do You Know, Burlesque and Love and Other Drugs become the Late Season Golden Globe Darlings and nab some nominations but are completely and utterly ignored by every other awards organization, joining [...]

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The Hoff is Off

Links, links, links: Anyone who had “one night” in the “How Long Will David Hasselhoff’s Reality Show Last?” office pool, then winner winner chicken dinner. Let’s take this for what it is — a bad idea turned into a bad show with shockingly bad results. But as a proponent for scripted shows, it’s hard not [...]

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You’ll Have Him to Kick Around Some More

Howard Stern disciples finally can breathe after about 18 months of open discussion on what the future holds for their messiah. During his Thursday morning show, Stern announced he’ll be staying on SiriusXM for the next five years — financial terms undisclosed — ending months of speculation about his radio future. That doesn’t mean the questions [...]

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The Future of Howard Stern … at Least What We Think It Is

(FYI — no links today, this is a full blog about Howard Stern’s future. If that doesn’t interest you, just leave now, no hard feelings. I’ll have nothing but news and links on Friday.) By the end of the month, the world should know Howard Stern’s plans. The operative word is “should.” The self-titled King of [...]

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