The top 13! How did we get here already? It seems like just yesterday the judges were sitting on an aircraft carrier listening to that girl in the bikini or whatever she was wearing wail away.
Today in show business news: Emma Roberts has joined the Ryan Murphy family, CBS hires a Bad Teacher, and a glimpse of the next Vince Vaughn movie.
The long delayed fifth season of AMC's Mad Men, TV's current Best Show, finally premieres in three weeks, meaning Mad madness is kicking into high gear. But what do we really know about what's about to arrive? Well, not much, unfortunately.
Marvel Studios has released a new, full-length trailer for their upcoming superhero mashup The Avengers. So that's mildly exciting, eh?
For at least one person, Slate's Hanna Rosin, The Berenstain Bears were horrid regressive devils, and Berenstain's death merits a contrarian essay about the books' awfulness, complete with the phrase "good riddance." Good riddance? Good grief.
The glitter dust of the 84th Academy Awards may have settled, but with the 85th edition a mere 363 days away, there are some lessons for next year's producers, whoever they may be. Let's review while our memories are still fresh.
The Academy Awards are all about celebrating artistry and all that blah blah blah. What they're really about is fabulous fashion, so here are our choices for the standout looks of this year's ceremony.
The nerd world's favorite comedy returns, Paul Walker is forever, and a look at HBO's latest.
The latest debate amongst internet TV nerds is a'raging about whether the big beautiful serialized show format kind of ruined TV. But for me? I take one thing away from all of this: We really need to stop taking TV so damn seriously.
Last night PBS debuted part one of its American Experience look at the presidency of Bill Clinton, with all its triumph and scandal and fraught middle ground. It was an entertaining, oddly familiar look at the recent past, a time that seems in some ways no different from now.
A Los Angeles Times report on the demographics of the Academy Award voters paints a pretty clear picture of what we're dealing with when the Oscars get handed out: they're a reflection of a pretty homogenous group of people's tastes.
For those of you too chaste and pure of internet soul to watch illicit downloads of Downton Abbey's second season when it aired in the UK last fall, the show's American run concluded last night, so now you finally know what we've known for literally months now.
Potentially exciting news comes today that Jason Katims, a longtime writer on NBC's great yet often overlooked drama Friday Night Lights, has nearly finished his script for a movie based on the series.
We will all eventually come to dread the two-hour-long episodes of American Idol, but last night's Double Stuf episode, early-ish along in the season, was entirely welcome. We got to see a lot — a lot of singing, a lot of satisfying judging — that we just could not have seen in an hour. So, oddly, thank you for that, Idol dreammakers!
Popular British feelings drama Downton Abbey, with all its costumes and emotions and politeness, should in no way appeal to men. (Straight men, anyway.)
A mostly unsourced rumor has been floating around these internets recently claiming that congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Disturbia) was offered a spot on the upcoming season of ABC's glitter 'n' gunk "celebrity" fest, Dancing With the Stars. But she's not, OK?
Oscar telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer have been pretty hush-hush about their plans for the ceremony (12 days, everyone!). But, with Billy Crystal on board as host, there is at least one thing we're guaranteed: Billy Crystal jokes.
Last night was episode two of Smash, NBC's somewhat make-it-or-break-it drama about the ins and outs of putting on a Broadway show. So after a big opening night last week, how did the show fare yesterday, quality-wise at least? Hm. Let's say reviews are mixed.
It's Valentine's Day. Not sure how you should feel about that? Read on.
Who says nobody cares about the Grammys anymore? The music industry's biggest awards ceremony aired last night to a whopping 39 million viewers, the most that have tuned in since 1984.
AMC's coulda-been-great zombie apocalypse series The Walking Dead returned to the airwaves last night to resume the show's second season after a shocking midseason finale (a concept we really should do away with altogether) back in December.
It's hard not to be sympathetic to the message of the actual or would-be glitter-bombers, but we think this particular protest technique has turned cliché, fruitless, and rather counterproductive. It's time to put down the throwable art supplies.
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