There's no longer any reason to be surprised by Prince news. Still, the revelation that the star of Purple Rain, Under the Cherry Moon, and Graffiti Bridge is returning to acting on Zooey Deschanel's Fox sitcom New Girl is a tad surprising. This is the Purple One's first sitcom appearance.It also me ... More >>
As another baseball season begins, MLB faces an unstable future — and you're picking up the tab
Steve Bedrosian pitched one memorable year for the Twins, winning a World Series in Minnesota in 1991. He now lives in suburban Atlanta, where he is currently stewing over the Creepshots scandal that's erupted at his daughter's school.Earlier this month, a substitute teacher in Coweta County, Georgi ... More >>
As long as she's appearing in front of friendly right-wing audiences, seated across the studio from friendly right-wing radio show hosts and cable news gab fests -- as long as she stays in the echo chamber -- Michele Bachmann is an unstoppable force, the Washington Post says this morning in a ... More >>
We've prepared the following shortlist of prospective Cowell replacements; call it a rogue's gallery.
C.D. Payne's novel and actor Michael Cera fall flat on screen
Minnesota's two American Idol finalists from the Fox reality show's last season will perform tonight at the Minnesota Lynx game.
Nerds rejoice-- television's most unjust cancellation this side of Freaks and Geeks is about to be overturned.
American Idol judges gave Jesse Langseth one more chance to prove herself during the show's wild card round, but her last performance just wasn't enough for her to advance to the Top 12.
Langseth will be singing for survival tonight against seven other wild card winners for a spot in the coveted Top 12.
Minnesotan Jesse Langseth didn't get enough votes last night to make it into the Top 12. But she still has a chance at one of the three wild card spots.
Minneapolis's Jesse Langseth had her big moment in the spotlight last night on Fox's American Idol. Langseth sang "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes.
We've still got one Minnesotan left in the race for pop star fame and she's actually got some street cred back home.
We had so much hope for Minnesota's next pop star and now it's over.
University of Minnesota student Casey Carlson fell pretty flat last night and was quickly pummeled by the judges. Only her hotness can save her now.
University of Minnesota student and Minnesota native Casey Carlson has only had a couple minutes in the spotlight in this season of American Idol, but fan sites have exploded and the buzz just won't quiet down.
Don't wait! Act now! Get a converter box! Etc.!
Thanks to Spamalot, the son of former St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly is dating American Idol Clay Aiken
'Devil' slaps the latest duds on the makeover movie
Why do TV execs bring the same ratty toys to show-and-tell?
You've got to search for this Canadian high--but you'll be glad you did
Showtime is in talks to save the Emmy-award-winning Arrested Development from its death bed.
Your Tivo won't tell you who shot J.R. — DVDs will!
With running jokes about cousinly incest, bizarre chicken imitations, and a rare psychological disorder known as "never nudism," Arrested Development is the smartest and funniest comedy on television since BBC America started showing The Office. So naturally, Fox is giving it the ax. (Call it divine ... More >>
Cutting Medicare, suing God, condemning cartoons, ogling famous women in slips, annointing the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
A Marxist historian and New Orleans native talks about how disasters foster solidarity
A new episode of FOX's Family Guy entitled "Perfect Castaway" was scheduled to debut this Sunday but will be shelved due to a couple of references to a hurricane. Apparently, even Family Guy has its limits. The episode will be replaced with another new episode entitled "Peter's Got Wood." Oh, and, i ... More >>
Don Johnson? Melanie Griffith? Jennifer Love Hewitt? A show about young lawyers called Just Legal? Why, this could shape up to be the worst fall TV season in recent history (save for 1987, when Small Wonder and Out of this World aired back-to-back.) Below is a purely self-indulgent exercise in which ... More >>
Boob tube news swings hard to the right
With 'Nanny 911,' Fox does its best to get under Mary Poppins's petticoat
But Mom, the BBC says fuck. When do we get to say fuck? The Futon Critic recently posted a list of developing shows in Fox's 2005-06 line-up. Among the fetal contenders is Peep Show, a premise taken from the 2003 BBC comedy of the same name. The original told everyday stories through from POV of ... More >>
We see the VHS tapes on our shelves and we want to smash them! Or, the brighter side of planned obsolescence in the field of home entertainment
Who's in the mood to watch Mussolini debate Eugene Debs on 'The View'?
In recent weeks, the press and some Democrats have finally taken up a critical White House deception about Iraq and uranium. What took them so long? And what about all the other lies?
The media march off to war with Iraq: A TV glossary
Temptation Island and The Mole: Seven deadly sins of highly effective networks
Watching Seinfeld six days a week makes one long for the golden age of syndication
Family Guy's madcap suburban Dada slips on more serious subjects
Rupert Murdoch's minions chase "reality" with a sympathy for law and order and an appetite for destruction
What we talk about when we talk about sports
Some of television's most animated conversations on race and culture are taking place among cartoon characters