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The One Extra Show Fox MUST Do To Send Off “24” Properly (Don’t Worry, No Spoilers Here)

With the end of “24” as a TV series now officially announced, there’s one extra show Fox really needs to do to send off “24” properly. And it’s got nothing to do with this season’s arc, per se. I’m basically…

Mar 30, 2010

What Do You Call a Militant Vegan? Lactose Intolerant. It’s the 24th Annual Genesis Awards, Presented by the Hollywood Chapter of the Humane Society (Sit, Ubu, Sit)

There was certainly no rubber chicken at this event. The Genesis Awards, which were handed out at the Beverly Hilton, pride themselves on serving a completely vegan menu to awards show attendees. (If you enjoy gardein—fake chicken—stuffed with vegan cheese…

Mar 25, 2010

Tiger’s Next Lady is the Right One; She Offers a Good Start for Him To Grow Up

Tiger Woods’ next woman is going to be a Southern beauty. She’s luscious and genteel but has her moments of sass as well. She’ll have the aroma of sassafras, yellow jasmine, flowering peach and juniper. And this woman should be good…

Mar 17, 2010

The Following Takes Place Between the Third Man and the Fourth Protocol: A Tribute to ’24,’ TV’s Best Thriller Ever

With word in Variety this morning that, as expected, “24” will most likely end its run on Fox at the end of this season, I wanted to say a few words about this extraordinary, landmark TV show. It took a…

Mar 10, 2010

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly That Was This Year’s Oscar Broadcast

A historic win, a glaring omission, a rude interruption, tears of joy and some killer one-liners—all part of the lengthy live telecast of the 82nd annual Academy Awards on ABC. Despite the predictability of all four of the major acting…

Mar 9, 2010

How the Media Blew It in Reporting Toyota’s Sales Numbers for February and the Great Brand Story Here, Thanks to Social Psychology

The media really missed the boat reporting yesterday and today (March 2 and 3) on the sales of cars in the U.S. in February. The headline for almost all of the reports was that the sales of cars made by…

Mar 3, 2010

Costume Designers Guild Honors ‘Mad Men,’ ‘Glee,’ ‘Grey Gardens’

It was the glamour of the Camelot era versus the costumes worn in the steamy environs of fictional Bon Temps, La.—and the royal finery of King Henry VIII’s era. All are beautifully authentic costumes, many of which come off their…

Mar 1, 2010