Welcome to 2011

A friend of mine sent me a text message wishing me a happy new year just minutes after the clock struck midnight. I missed it, because for the first time I can remember, I had dozed off before midnight. I’d blame it on getting older, but my friend is older...

Looking in the Mirror

Appearing on Larry King Live to talk about the death of his best friend, Corey Haim, fellow actor Corey Feldman delivered a challenge worth keeping in mind: “I think that we all need to grow up, and we need to think about every time we laugh at somebody in the...
JournalismTV & Showbiz

‘D-Lister’ May Be Out in ‘11

Kathy Griffin, the comedienne whose humor usually escapes this blogger, may not be back on CNN after dropping an ‘F-bomb’ during the network’s New Year’s Eve coverage. As anchor Anderson Cooper held up a photo of the balloon boy, Falcon Heene, and referred to him by name, Griffin asked for...
TV & Showbiz

Too Much of an Annoying Thing

During an appearance last night on Larry King Live, comedian George Lopez reached a point of embarrassment over the sheer number of promos for CNN’s upcoming special, Latino in America.  The network has been running promos for the show incessantly, seemingly in every single commercial break. During King’s show, there...

Up, Up and Away!

When that now-infamous UFO-looking balloon started its trek across Colorado, presumably with a six-year-old child trapped inside, it quickly became a national sensation. And, predictably enough, fodder for media critics who never cease in their search for something to whine about. The critics argue that the media shouldn’t have made...
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