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"Girls" -- third season, Jan. 12, HBO -- has a new season promotion, and it doesn't indicate nearly as much self-absorption as you might imagine! But check it out now.
And Newsday app readers... please head on over to Newsday.com/tvzone for a little more of Hannah and her sisters.
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Too much TV coverage of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy . . . or too little? There is (after all) a lot: For example, The History Channel's "JFK Assassination: The Definitive Guide" and "Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live," tonight competing with Tom Brokaw's "Where Were You: The Day JFK Died."
TV will break today for a moment of...Read more »
Walter Cronkite, November 22, 1963:..."Some thirty-eight minutes ago..."
Yes, "Glee' has been planning a Billy Joel tribute for months, but suddenly it's here — as in "tonight" here....
Joel spoke to Jay Bobbin — for a story posted on Zap2it Thursday morning — saying this:
"Honestly, I've never seen the show. I'm one of those guys who watches the History Channel, and I watch news and I watch documentaries... but I'm very happy...Read more »
On the eve of his momentous transition from 12:30 to 11:30, Jimmy Fallon is about to get plenty of attention, and it begins Dec. 21, with his second-time host stint on "Saturday Night Live." Justin Timberlake is musical guest, and you already know about the long and memorable Fallon/Timberlake association. (Oh, and Kings of Leon is musical guest on the 14th.)
Here's the line from...Read more »
Did you know there's an award that comes with People's Sexiest Man Alive, and that it's not exactly an Oscar statue but (well) a mirror, and that Adam Levine received his grand prize last night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live?" Of course you knew all this.
Meanwhile, the clip, and Newsday app readers, please go to Newsday.com/TVzone to watch Adam explain why, in fact, he is the sexiest man...Read more »
A live telecast of "The Sound of Music" on Dec. 5 will originate from Bethpage's Grumman Studios -- "Birthplace of Apollo Lunar Modules that landed men on the moon, from July 20, 1969, to Dec. 11, 1972," as the historic marker on Grumman Road explains. But for some reason, NBC and Grumman have been reluctant to confirm the venue, most likely to keep the gawkers and professional...Read more »
'Tis the season -- the November sweeps season, that is -- for shocking primetime twists, and there was no twist more shocking at least so far than the abrupt and final departure of Det. Joss Carter -- Taraji P. Henson -- from Tuesday's "Person of Interest." She spoke with David Letterman last night about the exit, which -- she says -- she sought, because she was unwilling to sign...Read more »
James Gandolfini, who died June 19 in Italy, was, of course, best know for "The Sopranos" but the Independent Filmmaker Project Monday will honor him for his film work -- much, if not most of it, independent. This includes his Iraq War documentaries, and Nicole Holofcener's recently released, "Enough Said," with Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Steve Buscemi will present the tribute in Manhattan Monday at the 23rd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards.
The statements: “We are honored to pay tribute to a man whose life and work has inspired and moved so many who knew him personally, or through his vast body of work on the stage and screen, where he collaborated with so many independent artists to bring to life unforgettable, iconic characters,” said Joana Vicente, executive director of the IFP and the Made in New York Media Center by IFP.
“James Gandolfini was a friend, an inspiration, and an extraordinary talent whose presence is missed by all of us who knew and loved him. It is an honor to present this tribute at the Gotham Awards recognizing his impact,” said Steve Buscemi.
Stephen Colbert last night explored the feasibility of time-saving reading tips on the Internet — beginning with "never read a post that has the word "feasibility" in the first sentence.
By using Slate's new time-saving tip — telling readers how long it'd take to read a story — he understood that this could save time-pressed people hundreds of hours. (My personal rule is to...Read more »