| Nov 12, 2013
| 6:00 AM
When music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs launched his television channel last month, he did so with a shout-out to hip-hop history.
Standing in front of the childhood home of the late hip-hop legend Notorious B.I.G., Combs introduced Revolt TV, a 24-hour...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Hey, remember when "The Real World" was an earnest show about diverse but well-meaning people from different walks of life sharing a house for a few months, a series that forced millions of teen and twentysomething viewers to think about issues of race,...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 12:30 PM
RTL group's global production and distribution arm FremantleMedia is best known for its reality competition shows, such as "The X Factor," pictured above, and "Got Talent" franchises, but there's much more to it than that. Last year, FremantleMedia...
| Nov 4, 2013
Sands Bethlehem Event Center’s second New Year’s Eve party will be a rocking party -- with a distinct Jersey Shore flavor to it. DJ Pauly D, who has parlayed his role as one of the housemates on MTV's reality show......
| Dec 27, 2013
Now a year past the series finale of MTV’s cultural phenomenon reality series “Jersey Shore,” is it any wonder that Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio stands as the housemate with the brightest prospect for a future in show...
| Aug 18, 2011
You may not have seen "Idiocracy," the 2006 sci-fi comedy set in an utterly dysfunctional nation 500 years in the future, but chances are you've heard it mentioned lately. References to the film seem to be everywhere, and not just in op-eds penned by...
| Jul 19, 2012
I recently attended a lecture by a distinguished man of letters. A poet, novelist, playwright and literary critic, this man also edits journals, directs literary festivals, collaborates on documentary projects, teaches full time at a university and is...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 11:08 AM
A pair of otherworldly photos from Superstorm Sandy will be forever etched in my memory of the historic hurricane.
The first photo showed up in much of the mainstream media coverage and became a symbol of the storm: A seemingly intact roller coaster...
| May 29, 2011
Scholastic: 396 pp., $18.99, ages 13 and up
Few events are more intrinsically ridiculous than the sequined spectacle of surgically enhanced females fake-baked to perfection and trotted on stage to one-up one another...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 3:51 PM
At first, the fact that Pauly D will be joining Britney Spears' "Femme Fatale" tour starting Aug. 17 might seem like a total mismatch. The booze- and club-crazed "Jersey Shore" DJ paired with the Southern pop sweetheart? No way. But when you think about...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 12:23 PM
They're living their dreams.
It's become sport to poke fun at the cast of MTV's "Jersey Shore," returning for a fourth season Thursday, Aug 4. But exclusive interviews with two of its top stars reveal Snooki and DJ Pauly D to be thoughtful, albeit a...