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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 »
The odds of Alec Baldwin returning to MSNBC after his two-week suspension are now apparently as good as the Jets winning Super Bowl XLVIII. (Hey! Anything is possible. Sure, Sunday's loss hurt and the Jets do sometimes seem to take every other week off, but the Bills are good this season, and . . . wait a minute, I'm off topic here. Sorry.)
In any event, there are two prominent reports this...Read more »
"Necessary Roughness," starring Callie Thorne as the sports therapist who screws back on the heads of sports stars after they've come undone, is ending. USA confirmed the cancellation Tuesday night, but -- to remind those who are not familiar with this show -- it's based on the life and times of Dr. Donna Dannenfelser, formerly of Commack.
Check out Newsday's Neil Best brief profile...Read more »
Can't (personally) get enough Kanye interviews -- they are so (what's the word) -- much.
He's not some guy who shows up on set and dogs it for 10 promotional minutes. He's on "Ellen" this afternoon and by that I mean "on." Here's a first look at the subject he brings up even if the interviewer (in this instance, hardly an abrasive or difficult one) wants to go off in the...Read more »
Rob Ford, Toronto's bowling ball of a mayor, has done a number of interviews over the last 24 hours to address ...well, where to begin? Here are this morning's encounter on "Today" and "Good Morning, America:"
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The Internet woods were full of reports Tuesday morning that Monty Python on Thursday will announce a reunion... but... but... but... but... why?
Surviving members of the most influential comedy troupe since whatever troupe put on Shakespeare are in their mid-70s, have distinguished careers of their own, certainly couldn't need the money (could they?), have nothing left to prove and...Read more »