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Poconos Got Talent

One local note, which is probably the only way I’d pump a reality show, because it has a local tie. Tomorrow at Mount Airy Casino Resort there will be open auditions for America’s Got Talent, NBC’s summer answer to American Idol, which is actually this century’s answer to Star Search. The auditions start at 11 a.m. [...]

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There’s This Movie Coming Out, Not Sure If You Heard About It, Stars Downey Jr. …

I really wanted to do the second part of the State of the TV post today, but I’ve accumulated so much news over the last couple days — news you may have missed — that I just can’t avoid going straight links today. Did you know Due Date starts this weekend? No, really, it does! [...]

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It’s Not Hard — Sucky Movies Equal Sucky Returns

Time for our reminders of the week: The monthly PopRox chat is set for Friday at noon. Yesterday I asked for suggestions on a name for this monthly activity and got a great suggestion from ace Pocono Record designer Andrea Higgins: “The PopRox Nooner.” Good luck to anyone trying to beat that out. Friday at noon [...]

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The Rise and Fall (and Rise?) of Craig Kilborn

Not to slam on local TV station Fox 56, but the actions it took last year — actions perfectly within its right and power — are now keeping most of us in the Poconos from seeing the new Craig Kilborn talk show, The Kilborn File. I’m just not whether to thank them or not. The [...]

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Conan’s new home of the Braves

We’ve got a new home for Coney! Conan O’Brien has announced he’s going to TBS in a five-year deal at the network starting in November. He’ll start at 11 p.m. and George Lopez, the newest late-night show that started in November, will move to midnight. It’s the rarest of rare deals in Hollywood, where everyone [...]

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Leno-Conan fire still flaming

Stay off those roads if you can! You’d probably feel bad for Conan O’Brien until you remember that he’s being paid a hefty sum to stay away from television. Good for him for figuring out how to get to his fans, and shame on NBC for not adding a social networking clause to the agreement [...]

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miramax dies too early, ugly betty is right on time

Missed the blog yesterday, sorry. You can blame the Great Pocono Weight Race since it caused me to not get into work until 11:30, and that’s too late to write this. That means we’re in full-catch-up mode: It’s a sad, sad day for independent cinema. Depending on who you believe, Miramax either did or didn’t [...]

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avatar is the best (around!)

A day without TV news? Nooooooo!!! It’s true. Just about. Around the movie world: What can you say about Avatar that hasn’t been said already? It’s now officially the biggest movie ever. What people seem to be glossing over is how utterly incredible it is that the same director has the top two movies, and [...]

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