No surprise that the first thing mentioned in each obituary for Reg Presley, the Troggs' lead singer who passed away on Monday, is "Wild Thing." Presley didn't write the song, but he popularized it and with the Troggs recorded it several times. Over 35 years "Wild Thing" transition from a rock and r ... 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 >>
A few choice URLs for those who like it when celebs confess. Formerly Rosie: Disjointed free verse from Rosie O'Donnell. The constant references to "yellow" (Rosie's term for "well-being") lend this blog an unsettling, cultish tone. But Rosie is still an outspoken crabapple and therefore, worth rea ... More >>
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Dim efforts by Roland Joffé, the Coen Brothers, Lars von Trier, Neil LaBute, and John Waters darken the screens of the world's flashiest film fest
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