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Remote Control: “Burn Notice” Is Back, Plus The Other Shows You Won’t Want To Miss

Whoo, it’s summer! What better time to curl up in the A.C. and catch some boob tube. While “Weeds” isn’t back until next week (boo!) and “Mad Men” ain’t comin’ round ‘til August (double boo!), we’re going to have to make do with reality shows and beefcake cheese. Luckily, there’s much of both to go…

By: Deborah Stein / June 1, 2009

Trailer Park: “The Brothers Bloom,” “Up,” “Drag Me To Hell,” And “What Goes Up”

It’s officially summer. And in addition to wearing white, that means Big. Movies. Every. Weekend. This week, "The Brothers Bloom" brothers run one last kooky con, a crank goes up in the air, a mortgage broker goes to hell, and teenagers try to survive the '80s in "What Goes Up." So which should be your…

By: Deborah Stein / May 29, 2009

Are You Game For Board Game Movies Or Just Bored?

Back in the third grade, my best friend Jess and I were obsessed with the movie “Clue.” We watched the video every day after school and knew all three endings backwards and forwards, mostly because we were obsessed with Tim Curry and Michael McKean. Turns out that Jess and I weren’t the only fanatics—the movie…

By: Deborah Stein / May 27, 2009

Trailer Park: Terminator Salvation, The Girlfriend Experience, And Night At The Museum

It’s Friday, and the weather reports are predicting rain, rain, rain all through Memorial Day weekend. Very sad, but this news does automatically increase your chances of heading to a movie theater sometime over the next three days. So what should you see? After the jump, John Connor becomes a sexy bitch in the form…

By: Deborah Stein / May 22, 2009

Shun, Shag, Or Marry: Who Should Get The Empty Supreme Court Seat?

Supreme Court Justice David Souter is a wackadoodle. He’s eaten the same lunch everyday for 19 years—yogurt and an apple. He refuses to get a computer. And even though he was appointed by Republican George Bush, he usually sides with the liberally-minded folks on the bench. Now that Souter is retiring, we hope Obama will…

By: Deborah Stein / May 20, 2009

“Glee”: Five Reasons We Think It’s Gonna Be The Bomb

Tonight, tune yourselves (or your DVRs) in to Fox for some singing amazingness. No, not the “American Idol” almost-finale (dear Lord, give it to Adam already!). It’s a sneak peek at “Glee," a new musical show that features my two favorite things: bitchy one-liners and musical numbers. It’s “Freaks and Geeks” meets “High School Musical”…

By: Deborah Stein / May 19, 2009

Four Facts You Need To Know About Daisy De La Hoya

Yowch. VH1 reality star Daisy de la Hoya was rushed to the hospital yesterday after suffering a “possible overdose.” Friends called 911 after Daisy started “acting crazy,” and it took more than one strapping EMT to force her into the ambulance. She’s been hospitalized in LA and her weekend appearances have been canceled. [TMZ] —…

By: Deborah Stein / May 8, 2009

“Mad Men” Delayed Until August. Wah!

Oh, no! The third season of “Mad Men” has been delayed. Variety is reporting the show began shooting this week, and the season premiere will be pushed back at least a month to August at the earliest. [Ace Showbiz] How are we going to go four months without all that repressed desire and those really…

By: Deborah Stein / May 6, 2009

Paula Abdul’s Top Five Highest Moments

This just in from the Department of No-Duh: Paula Abdul has fessed up to Ladies Home Journal that she's been fighting an addiction to pain killers. For 12 years, Ms. Straight Up was anything but, shooting syringes of lidocaine into her butt before graduating to a don’t-try-this-at-home pain killer patch that’s 80 percent stronger tha…

By: Deborah Stein / May 6, 2009

Zodiac Killer = Worst. Dad. Ever.

The Zodiac Killer wasn't just a serial psychopath—he was also a terrible dad. O, at least that’s what Deborah Perez is saying. Yesterday, she announced that her father, Guy Ward Hendrickson, was the notorious murderer who terrorized the Bay Area in the 1960s. Five Zodiac victims were confirmed, but in creepy letters he sent to…

By: Deborah Stein / May 1, 2009

The “Gossip Girl” Tour Of NYC, Plus Other TV Tours We’d Like To Take

OMG! As we told you last week, for $40 dollars you can take a “Gossip Girl” tour of New York’s Upper East Side, the glitzy concrete playground of Blair, Serena, et al. Offered by On Location tours, purveyors of the mega-popular “Sex and the City” tour, this one will take you past the Palace Hotel,…

By: Deborah Stein / April 29, 2009

Bea Arthur, Television’s Ballsiest Broad

Bea Arthur passed away over the weekend at the age of 86. Sadness. Everything I needed to know about scathing wit I learned from Dorothy Zbornak, who was my constant companion on TV throughout kidhood. “The Golden Girls” were funny and fierce, not letting age get in the way of a good time. The ladie…

By: Deborah Stein / April 27, 2009

Earth Week Field Guide: The Earth Mother

Alas, it's the end of Earth Week. Now that you know all about Freegans, Locavores, Righteous Recyclers, and Eco-Consumers, let's peek at the Earth Mother. From Gaia, the Greek Goddess of the Earth, to Rachel Carson, whose Silent Spring kick-started the modern green movement in 1962, to Erin Brockovich, who continues to take on corporatio…

By: Deborah Stein / April 24, 2009

Earth Week Field Guide: The Eco-Consumer

Yep, it’s still Earth Week, y'all. So far, we've discussed the Freegan, the Locavore, and the Righteous Recycler. Now, let's turn our eyes towards Eco-Consumers, who aim to shop their way to a greener planet. You know, the ones who brush with organic toothpaste, wear clothes made from sustainable materials, and wipe with recycled TP.

By: Deborah Stein / April 23, 2009

Earth Week Field Guide: The Righteous Recycler

Big ups for Earth Day! On Monday, we gave you the skinny on Freegans, and yesterday we profiled Locavores. Today, we're loving on the Righteous Recycler. You know, that friend who picks your Diet Coke can out of the trash and keeps it until you pass a recycling bin, unplugs all electronics, and composts foodthing…

By: Deborah Stein / April 22, 2009

The “Craigslist Killer” and Other Reasons To Fear Preppies

Police have arrested the alleged “Craigslist Killer,” who terrorized at least two women in Boston in the last 10 days, leaving one of them dead. This computer-age Jack the Ripper suspect is 23-year-old Philip Markoff, a second-year med student at Boston University. The clean-cut creepster is accused of trolling for “massages” via the interweb, the…

By: Deborah Stein / April 22, 2009

Earth Week Field Guide: The Locavore

This week, we’re saying, “Thank you, Earth, for giving us life, and a home, and stuff," by celebrating folks trying hard to save the planet. Yesterday, we looked at freegans, people who dig their food out of the trash. Today, let's learn about Locavores, who live by the mantra: "Think globally, eat Locally." Not to…

By: Deborah Stein / April 21, 2009

Coachella: Where We Wish We’d Been This Weekend

For the past 10 years, the Coachella Music Festival has brought hundreds of thousands of panting people to Indio, CA to shake their moneymakers. [NY Times]. So, put on an ironic tee, grab a PBR, and climb on the shoulders of some dude you just met in Elvis Costello specs. It’ll feel just like being…

By: Deborah Stein / April 20, 2009

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