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  • Jimi Hendrix is Reborn Again

    Jimi Hendrix is Reborn Again
    John Ridley's Hendrix biopic, All Is by My Side, starring dead ringer and Outkast member André Benjamin as Jimi (but without any of Jimi's actual music), premiered last month at the Toronto Film Festival (to mixed reviews). On Nov. 5, Bloomsbury publishes Starting At Zero: His Own Story, a collection of Hendrix's own lyrics and writings — on hotel stationary, cigarette packs and beer mats — stitched together with interviews and lyrics. That same day, Experience Hendrix, Jimi's official estate, unleashes their own double-dose: American Masters: Jimi Hendrix — Hear My Train A Comin', a PBS documentary (beefed up with extras for the DVD), and Miami Pop Festival, a CD and double 12" vinyl release marking the first time the Experience's 1968 performance hits the non-bootleg market.
  • Eva Longoria shows passion for acting, activism and philanthropy

    Eva Longoria shows passion for acting, activism and philanthropy
    At a notoriously schmoozy West Hollywood lunch spot, former "Desperate Housewife" Eva Longoria pays far more attention to the soft-spoken busboy than any of the nipped and tucked Hollywood types vying for her attention. "Mi amor!," she greets the slight...

    Rob Owen: High-class problem: too much good TV

    If there's one thing that has become clear in recent years, it's that TV is the winner. It has proved itself a superior storytelling medium to film. This was probably always true, but TV never took routine advantage of its opportunity to tell serialized,...

    'Drugs, Inc.' look at heroin in Baltimore substitutes reality TV for documentary filmmaking

     'Drugs, Inc.' look at heroin in Baltimore substitutes reality TV for documentary filmmaking
    I took a deep dive last week into Baltimore’s drug scene. And when I finally came up for air, I had a newfound clarity on the city’s troubled TV image and the line between responsible documentary filmmaking and exploitative reality television....

    Jon Hamm mines Russian lit in darkly comic 'Young Doctor's Notebook'

    Jon Hamm mines Russian lit in darkly comic 'Young Doctor's Notebook'
    In the Ovation series "A Young Doctor's Notebook," Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe star as young and old versions of the same character, an unnamed physician assigned to a tiny hospital in a remote village in revolutionary Russia. Think "Northern Exposure"...