When the invitation went out from the Writers Guild of America, It seemed too good to be true. Norman Lear, Carl Reiner, James L. Books, Steven Bochco, and more, all on the same panel? And yet last night at the WGA Theater in Beverly Hills, to celebrate the organization's 101 Best Written TV Series ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with comments from the site's co-founder, who tells us he'd sell the domain to Cosby for $10 million. First posted at 4:01 p.m. Remember in high school when there were the geeks? And then there were the jocks? But never the twain shall meet, unless one was getting his ass kick ... More >>
For many, especially black people who see in her a mockery of our own grandmothers, Tyler Perry's Madea is little more than a mammy -- an insult to the matriarchal community figure that Perry claims to celebrate. And unforgivably, when compared to Flip Wilson's Geraldine or even Martin Lawrence's Bi ... More >>
It could have been called "Night of Bests," but NBC execs, including former President of NBC Entertainment Warren Littlefield, knew that wasn't quite right. It was the early '90s and juggernauts Cheers and The Cosby Show had recently ended their runs. The network was nervous. "I was getting killed b ... More >>
In the handful of years that Gary Silverstein of Gary's Knife Sharpening has been in the steel refining business, he has built up a cadre of loyal WÃ¼sthof and Korin devotees, including us, who make pilgrimages across town to the various farmers markets wherever he makes appearances. When you drop ... More >>
Drake and his sweater on Saturday Night LiveThe young rap billionaire Drake has a new album out this week. It's probably fantastic! But more important than any critical assessment of his music, it's another opportunity for Drake to assert his commitment to the bemusing art of wearing really a ... More >>
Conan O'Brien on Monday announced he's headed to cable network TBS for an 11 p.m. late-night show that will start in November. The move will bump George Lopez's own talk show to midnight. The move appears to confirm that the host will remain in Los Angeles, where he moved from New York for hi ... More >>
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