Ben Mandelker

Ben Mandelker (B-Side) is a screenwriter currently living in Los Angeles. His pop culture observations and multimedia creations have been cited in Entertainment Weekly, US Magazine, The New York Times, Details Magazine, Spin Magazine, USA Today, The Washington Post, and The Houston Chronicle, among other media outlets. Additionally, Time Out New York called his work the “flat out funniest thing this year,” and the Rocky Mountain News called him “deliciously clever.” He has been a reoccurring panelist on NBC's Today and Fox Reality’s Reality Remix as well as WDVE in Pittsburgh. He has also served as a guest on the TV Guide Channel and Los Angeles’s KABC AM.

In 2004, Ben co-founded the website, which Entertainment Weekly labeled as one of the top twenty-five entertainment websites on the internet, and in 2007, he left the site after having sold it to Bunim-Murray Productions. Previously, Ben worked in feature development where he participated in the pre-production of such films as Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle and The Grudge. He also served as a writers assistant on the Fox sitcom Andy Richter Controls The Universe and worked on various television productions such as Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Strangers with Candy, and the WWE.

Recent Stories by Ben Mandelker

ESPN Suspends Analyst Stephen A. Smith Over Domestic Violence Remarks

Posted July 30, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Popular ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith was suspended by the network following his controversial remarks about domestic violence. The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports that Smith was suspended for one week. “Smith will not appear on 'First Take'......

Who Ranks as 'The Most Overpaid Executive'? He's the CEO of a Media Company, and He Makes a LOT of Money

Posted July 30, 2014 at 9:01 AM

A new regulatory filing breaks down just how much a media CEO who ranks as "the most overpaid executive" was paid for the latest fiscal year. Bloomberg reports that Lions Gate Entertainment CEO Jon Feltheimer received $63.6 million in......

TV Land Cancels Show Built Around Sitcom Veterans

Posted July 30, 2014 at 8:49 AM

TV Land is pulling the plug on a program built around a lineup of TV comedy series veterans. reports that the cable channel has decided to cancel “Kirstie,” which has been a star vehicle for "Cheers" veteran Kirstie......

Attorney for Accuser of Hollywood Executives Is Dropping His Client

Posted July 30, 2014 at 8:37 AM

The man who accused a number of prominent Hollywood figures of sexual abuse is being dropped by his attorney. The Los Angeles Times reports that Florida attorney Jeff Herman said he’s dropping Michael Egan, who accused former Walt Disney......

Jim Gaffigan Comedy Gets Series Order

Posted July 30, 2014 at 8:21 AM

A semi-autobiographical comedy from Jim Gaffigan has received a series order. After being in the works at CBS but failing to move forward, "The Gaffigan Show" received a 10-episode order from TV Land, The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed reports.......