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Tag Archives: Video

HBO Leading Nominations for Tonight’s Emmys

HBO’s “Six Feet Under” and NBC’s “The West Wing” were the top nominees heading into Sunday’s 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. HBO’s macabre funeral home drama competed in six of the 27 categories presented during the televised ceremony. The White House drama competed in seven categories. “Six Feet Under” received …

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John Doe

The outlandishly smart hero of Fox’s new John Doe (Dominic Purcell) knows everything but his own name. A super savant with the ability to learn anything instantly (put him behind the controls of a helicopter and he’s quickly able to fly it in pursuit of a childnapper), Doe wakes up …

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Idols Reconvene in Vegas: Where Else?

American Idol special taped in Las Vegas: For a group of teenagers and twentysomethings no one had heard of before June, the “American Idol” contestants acted like seasoned pop stars at the taping of their reunion special. Thirty “idols” from the hit Fox TV talent show – which ended only …

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The Signpost Up Ahead

I grew up on the original Twilight Zone. When I was really young and the show was in its first season, I remember desperately wanting to watch it but being sent to bed instead. Listening to that perennially evocative theme song through my bedroom door, I just knew I was …

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Monsters Smash

Disney/Pixar’s animated Monsters, Inc sells 5 million copies on first day of DVD/video release: The computer animated feature “Monsters, Inc.” set a record for opening day sales of DVDs and videos, with 5 million copies snatched up on Sept. 17, Pixar Animation Studios Inc. and Walt Disney Co. reported on …

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Rowling Vindicated

J.K. Rowling owns “muggles” and whatnot: A federal court on Wednesday threw out author Nancy Stouffer’s claims that Rowling, the author of the blockbuster Harry Potter ( news – web sites) books, stole words and characters from Stouffer’s books. The claims were made against Rowling and her U.S. publisher and …

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American Idol Contracts

I’m very pleased to have a feature in Salon today on the American Idol contestant contract situation, which is not good, for them: Hope, uncertainty, euphoria, disillusionment: This is a familiar career arc for pop stars caught in the manufacturing cogs of the star-making machine, from Ronnie Spector and the …

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Multitasking

New study says many watch TV and surf the Internet at the same time: Where do TV and the Internet meet? The answer, according to a study released today by comScore Media Metrix, is that it’s often in the same room. The survey of 45.1 million Americans finds that 48% …

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