| Jun 18, 2013
| 4:21 PM
Take it from someone who's clueless about "the hippity-hop," you don't have to be a fan of the genre to enjoy "The Hustle," the first scripted series from music network Fuse.
Created by Prentice Penny (producer/writer on "Happy Endings," "Scrubs" and...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 7:19 AM
After the coffee. Before considering a new air conditioner.
The Skinny: After writing the words News Corp. for my entire career, I now have to start writing 21st Century Fox when describing the company that houses Rupert Murdoch's entertainment assets....
| Jan 16, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Say hello to ya mutha for me, OK?
Mark Wahlberg gets that a lot.
Five years after Andy Samberg's "Mark Wahlberg Talks to Animals" skit on "Saturday Night Live" (if you've never seen it, the title says it all), five years after Wahlberg went on Jimmy...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Last Sunday, "Girls," HBO's much-talked-about comedy, debuted its second season. I should qualify that "much-talked-about" description, since "Girls" is really only a major discussion point among young liberal urbanites around the country. It's in matters...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 12:36 PM
About halfway through writing the script for "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" (which opens at the Wilmette Theatre next week), Edward Burns says he found himself at a crossroad. "Do I want to make the big, crazy, funny, holly-jolly Christmas Irish family...
| Jan 30, 2013
In the style of many, many closing moments of "Entourage" episodes, let us raise a glass/bottle/any container containing an alcoholic beverage: The initially great, then good, then progressively disappointing HBO series has received the official green...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 4:02 AM
Penn Jillette is, famously, not a religious man, but his visit to South Florida for performances at the Hard Rock this weekend is a pilgrimage of sorts.
“Without Randi, there would be no Penn & Teller,” says the magician, author and star...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 1:44 PM
"VEEP," the Baltimore-made political satire starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, will start its second season April 14, HBO announced Monday.
Here is the release from HBO:
The Emmy®-nominated comedy series VEEP kicks off its ten-episode second...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Arguably best-known as manic Hollywood agent Ari Gold on "Entourage," multiple Emmy winner Jeremy Piven departs considerably from that persona to play the mogul behind a legendary London department store in this drama series from writer Andrew Davies ("...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Until recently, the Vera Wang bridal shop in Singapore imposed a non-refundable $482 fee to try on dresses. And last month a health food retailer in Australia posted this notice on its door: “As of the first of February, this store will be...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Baltimore's favorite half-man, half-fish, Olympian extraordinaire Michael Phelps, will have a cameo on the midseason premiere of USA's "Suits."
Phelps will play himself, the only athlete whom lawyer Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) could never land....