As part of my moving into pop culture, I have a piece in today's Beacon Journal about Mel Gibson, Tom Cruise and whether personal controversy affects how we see performers in onscreen roles. (The answer, by the way, is yes in some cases.) You can find the column here.
Thursday is TV Mailbag day in the Beacon Journal, and today's entry is here.
Don't forget ''Ugly Betty,'' which premieres tonight. (I've already expressed my admiration here and in the Beacon Journal, so I'll spare you reading it again.