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What, No "North Dallas Forty"?

By admin Published: March 29, 2007

A few complaints about a list of the 25 greatest sports movies, after the jump ...

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The Friends of Taylor Hicks

By admin Published: March 29, 2007

In today's Beacon Journal I have a contemplation of Taylor Hicks that you can find here.

You can read reactions from Hicks fans, including one that caught me in an error, after the jump ...

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"Idol" Wednesday

By admin Published: March 28, 2007

Wednesday night podcast info:

Listen - http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/american_idol/20070328.mp3

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"Blades of Glory"

By admin Published: March 27, 2007

In praise of a very stupid movie, after the jump ...

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"Idol" Tuesday ...

By admin Published: March 27, 2007

A tighter category and other notes after the jump ...

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"Idol" Updates

By admin Published: March 27, 2007

Longer results shows coming, and a peek at the next guest coach ...

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Great Corrections for Our Time(s)

By admin Published: March 27, 2007

The New York Times tries to explain a screwup, after the jump ...

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A Few Minutes With Halle Berry and a Cast of Hundreds

By admin Published: March 23, 2007

Halle's from Cleveland and maintains ties to the area. So she brought her latest movie, Perfect Stranger, to town for a preview screening on Thursday. And that barely describes the fun ...

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Gwen Stefani on "American Idol" ...

By admin Published: March 22, 2007

Details from Fox, after the jump, and video recorders should note the item at the end.

Also, here's some relevant info about Wednesday's podcast:

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"Idol" Results

By admin Published: March 21, 2007

It's Wednesday, and we're not in the '60s anymore. The weekly podcast is done, so look for a link at www.ohio.com.

Here, too, is a link to Olbermann's piece on the crying girl.

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Back to TV Reality: "Idol" Tuesday

By admin Published: March 20, 2007

Live notes from tonight, including two Zombies songs and lots of mike-stand manipulation, after the jump ...

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Real Reality

By admin Published: March 20, 2007

I've been a little lax about posting after a weekend that included my wedding anniversary dinner, younger son acting in a production of "Peter Pan," some household activities and a shooting death ...

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"Christy" and "Touched"

By admin Published: March 16, 2007

Networks shouldn't think in quotas -- shouldn't consider, for example, that a schedule has room for only one show with a strong underpinning in faith. But that's how networks do think, and it let to a great disappointment for me in 1995 ....

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"Idol" Theme, Stars Next Week...

By admin Published: March 15, 2007

The songs are from the '60s British invasion, the guest coaches are Lulu and Peter Noone, and the official announcement is after the jump. And, after you've read it, any thoughts on the appropriate songs for the performers? I'm imagining Sanjaya's "Do the Freddie" ...

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"Idol" Results: 12 Becomes 11

By admin Published: March 14, 2007

You can find the latest podcast with me and Malcolm X Abram, linked through www.ohio.com

And there's a live recap of tonight's show, after the jump ...

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"Andy Barker, P.I."

By admin Published: March 14, 2007

Andy Richter's TV shows are like the drawings in Mad magazine in its glory days ...

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The Joys of Live TV

By admin Published: March 14, 2007

And it's from one of our local stations, no less:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ynz2Vvz9xo

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"Raines"

By admin Published: March 14, 2007

Fun playing murder victims and other notes, after the jump ...

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"Idol" Tuesday: Top 12

By admin Published: March 13, 2007

Well, in the parade of "Idol" stars who have gone on to other things, they didn't get footage of Jennifer Hudson at the Oscars. No rights or too cheap to buy them, you be the judge. And more, after the jump ...

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"Amazing Race": Most Is Forgiven

By admin Published: March 12, 2007

You've had plenty of time to see it, so the cone of silence is lifted, after the jump ...

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Worry, Worry, Worry ...

By admin Published: March 9, 2007

Little things can feel like big worries. Nice to see Molly Shannon on a good "30 Rock" on Thursday, but she looked alarmingly thin. Then there's the way Newsweek's Joshua Alston wrote about Amy Winehouse ...

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More "300"

By admin Published: March 9, 2007

My review in today's Beacon Journal is here.

I went back and forth quite a bit while writing it, mostly because I was concerned that I was giving too much credit to a movie that was aimed at me, or at least aimed at me when I pretend I am about 30 years younger.

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"Idol" Results

By admin Published: March 8, 2007

The big 12. Post-show podcast link now available at www.ohio.com. Live blog during the show, after the jump. ...

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"Idol" Wednesday

By admin Published: March 7, 2007

Blogging while watching (on delay, after painfully slow restaurant service), and my faves for the final 12, after the jump ...

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"Idol" Tuesday (With Fast-Forwarding)

By admin Published: March 7, 2007

Since I'm playing catch-up, performances and not much more, after the jump ...

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"300"

By admin Published: March 6, 2007

I took a break from TV tonight to attend a screening of "300." An impressive movie in many respects, though I have a few reservations. I will be posting more about it, as well as some catch-up TV, sometime on Wednesday.

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Great Newspaper Movies

By admin Published: March 5, 2007

Over the weekend I caught a little bit of ''Teacher's Pet,'' the 1958 comedy starring Clark Gable as a hard-bitten newspaper editor and Doris Day as a journalism teacher. I've always been kind of fond of it and even as a kid I learned a journalism lesson that can still hold -- the one about the virtue of brevity in storytelling.

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"The Amazing Race" Is Losing ... Me

By admin Published: March 4, 2007

The explanation, with spoilers, after the jump ...

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"Idol" Results 3-01

By admin Published: March 1, 2007

Tonight's post-results podcast info:

Listen - http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/american_idol/070301.mp3

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