Daily Archives : Dec 23, 2013

The Five Best ‘SNL’ Skits of 2013

We found this on Salon.com. It was first published on Pajiba. It’s written by Dustin Rowles, and appeared before the past “Saturday Night LIve” episode hosted by Jimmy Fallon: “It’s been a wildly uneven season of SNL, and it’s hard…

In a Close Vote, AP Names Its Entertainer of the Year

In the end it was a single vote that separated the two leading contenders for AP Entertainer of the Year, and the title went to Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, over headline-grabbing twerk queen Miley Cyrus. In the annual vote among…

Rashida Jones, Will McCormack Developing HBO Project

Rashida Jones and Will McCormack have a single-camera half-hour project in the works at HBO, which focuses on a nail salon in Florida and the dangerous women who work there, reports Deadline.com. Called “Claws,” the project is described as a…

Johnny Carson, the Grinch, and ‘Fear of Flying’

It was 2 a.m. one night in 1970 and Johnny Carson, 45, was on the phone, clearly drunk, slurring his words. Carson was at the watering hole Sinatra had made famous — Jilly’s in New York. The person he called…

‘Duck Dynasty’ Crisis: Patriarch Was Warned by A&E About Expressing Himself; Other Networks Vie for the Show

A&E warned “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson, who was recently suspended from the show, about sharing his views on topics such as gay rights and race relations, before the show even premiered in 2012, the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker…

Cracker Barrel Reverses Course on ‘Duck Dynasty’ Products

Cracker Barrel has done an about-face with its “Duck Dynasty” products, reports EW.com’s Inside TV. The restaurant chain on Friday pulled items related to the A&E show as a measure to avoid offending patrons after a controversy erupted over anti-gay…

Universal Pushes ‘Fast & Furious 7′ Release to 2015, Makes Decision on the Late Paul Walker’s Scenes

Universal has revealed plans surrounding “Fast & Furious 7,” including confirming that the movie’s release date will be pushed to April 10, 2015 — the date disclosed Sunday by star Vin Diesel on his Facebook account, Deadline.com reports. The film…

Media Executive Fired Over ‘Tweet Heard Round the World’

A public relations executive who held a top position in a media firm was fired after sending a tweet that sparked outrage for what is being described as racial insensitivity. CNN reports that Justine Sacco, who headed corporate communications for…

Why Sports Is Must-See TV — Especially in the Digital Era

February 2014 will be a massive month for sports on television — with Super Bowl XLVIII slated for Feb. 2 on Fox and the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, opening five days later with wall-to-wall coverage running through…

TV Writer and Novelist, Known for Teen Books and Work on MTV Series, Commits Suicide

A television writer and novelist whose work reaches a young-adult audience is dead at 32 after an apparent suicide. The New York Times reports that Ned Vizzini, known for the 2006 novel "It’s Kind of a Funny Story" and for…