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Betty White to Host SNL

March 11, 2010

It took the a 88 year old firecracker named Betty White to warm the cold heart of SNL producer Lorne Michaels. With the power of a facebook group lobbying to get Betty White to host, she is finally confirmed for the May 8th, Mother’s Day edition of the show. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/12/arts/television/12arts-WHITETOHOSTS_BRF.html

Last Night’s Superbowl + Leno Letterman Commercial?

February 9, 2010

Last Night’s Superbowl was exciting but not as high-scoring as I was expecting. I’m really, really happy for New Orleans. Not that they need an excuse to party in NOLA but this is cause for celebration. The symbolism of the victory wasn’t lost on anyone. I hope this brings an influx of tourist and dollars […]

Superbowl XLIV: Saints Versus Colts

February 7, 2010

First off, I do watch the Superbowl every year. This year is different though – I watched several games this season, voluntarily. I can probably now name 15 players rather than 3 in past years. This year, I’m vested in this game (not financially mind you). The storyline is great. The #1 and #2 teams […]

Jon Stewart on Bill O’Reilly

February 5, 2010

I thought Jon Stewart did great on the O’Reilly Factor. O’Reilly took a few digs frequently calling the fans of the Daily Show “Stoned Slackers” etc but Jon didn’t but or just played along. A couple important points Jon made in this interview which I liked: -Fox News has created a narrative about the Obama […]

Stevie Nicks Backing Up Taylor Swift: Sweet Little Lies?

February 1, 2010

At the Grammy’s last night, who thought Stevie should sing backing vocals for Taylor Swift. I understand that I’m not a teenage girl so I’m not the target audience. I also understand that Taylor Swift makes well done pop music. It’s not my cup of tea but I see why she has an audience. Steve […]

Oprah On Momentarily: Waiting Patiently

January 27, 2010

Considering it’s her last, Oprah this season has been pretty lackluster. The times I’ve tuned in it’s been about murders and other bummer topics. She needs to get back to Dr. Oz and makeover territory again. Today will be interesting however, as Michael Pollan author of the new book Food Rules (as well as bestsellers […]

The Bachelor – More Drama Needed

January 27, 2010

There is implicit agreement between the show The Bachelor/The Bachelorette and its faithful housewife audience (and me) that each episode and season needs to be more dramatic than the last. Below is a brief analysis of the dramatic elements used on ABC’s the Bachelor and how they can up the ante for future seasons: 1. […]