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  • More on the Obama humor deficit

     
    by James Oliphant We discussed last week at length the problem late-night talk show hosts and others (such as a certain New York-based magazine) have had satirizing or mocking Barack Obama. Media critic Howard Kurtz took on the topic on......
  • Obama: McCain waging 'cynical' campaign

     
    by Mark Silva and updated with McCain response. Sen. Barack Obama today accused the rival presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain of waging a "cynical'' campaign, attempting to "distract'' voters from the real issues in the race with commercials...
  • "Gossip Girl" Cleans Up at Teen Choice

     
    So, you missed last night's Teen Choice Awards - the ones where Hayden Panettiere screamed so loudly that Miley Cyrus was said to have passed out backstage? Absolutely no biggie whatsoever. Here's the full list of winners, and if......
  • Joe Biden's long road to redemption

     
    In October, Tribune correspondent James Oliphant traveled with Sen. Joseph Biden in Iowa during his short-lived presidential campaign. Here is a version of the profile published last year in the Chicago Tribune. By James Oliphant Friday, October 19, 2007,...
  • Suggestion: Ben Silverman as "Entourage" Regular

     
    ("Ari? Yeah, Ben. Lunch? Gotta talk about Vince...Drama too.") Everybody has been, will be, should be talking about this incredible post on Deadlinehollywood.com this morning, via Nikki Finke who - I submit - really really doesn't like Ben Silverman,........
  • Bocho: Riding High Again

     
    And speaking of Steven Bochco, and his sudden new TNT hit, "Raising the Bar" (see post below about "90210") - which was seen by nearly 8 MILLION viewers on its Monday debut - I'm suddenly reminded of a piece......
  • Obama: This is not 'about biography'

     
    by James Oliphant, and updated NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio--Barack Obama returned to the trail today, pouncing on a comment made by John McCain's campaign manager, who suggested that the presidential election would be decided by personalities, not issues....
  • The Emmys: And the Winners Are...

     
    The Big winner?...Read on... We have what you've been waiting for right here: My own predictions of who/what will win this year's 60th Annual Emmys. (But first, fair warning: Do not take this list to your local bookie and......
  • Palin's 'invulnerability:' Lynne Cheney

     
    by Mark Silva Lynne Cheney, who insists that she isn't counting her numbered days in Washington, suggested today that Sarah Palin, her party's vice presidential nominee, has acquired a certain "invulnerability'' in her dramatic introduction to the...
  • The Emmys: On Second Thought

     
    That post below about "Boston Legal?" (Fine show, that, and I hear its last season is upon us...) Forget about it. I was wrong, but I was also playing devil's advocate, which is another way of saying: I didn't......
  • Newman Tribute on TCM: Oct.12

     
    Yup, that's the big important date to remember, when TCM will devote its full Sunday schedule to Paul Newman classics, including ...Cool Hand Luke (1967), Somebody up There Likes Me (1956), Torn Curtain (1966), Exodus (1960), Hud (1963), and......