Author: Lew Irwin

Germany's Pirate Party Suffers Major Defeat

Germany's Pirate Party Suffers Major Defeat

Germany's Pirate Party, whose platform calls for a far-reaching change in copyright laws, suffered a disastrous defeat in the country's parliamentary elections on Sunday, failing to win a single seat in Germany's Bundestag. Four years...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 23rd September 2013

Npr Responds To Critics Of Al Jazeera America Sponsorship

Npr Responds To Critics Of Al Jazeera America Sponsorship

National Public Radio acknowledged on Tuesday that it had received numerous complaints from viewers over sponsorship ads by the recently launched Al Jazeera America. Some listeners are upset, accusing NPR of being unpatriotic or naive....

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 18th September 2013

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Now You See Me No. 1 On Home Video

Now You See Me No. 1 On Home Video

Lionsgate/Summit's surprise hit Now You See Me, a low-budget thriller that took in nearly $120 million at the domestic box office, debuted at No. 1 on the home-video sales charts -- DVD and Blu-ray --...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 12th September 2013

Football Tackles Ratings Records

Football Tackles Ratings Records

All of that talk a week or so ago about how professional football may be inflicting permanent brain damage on most of its players seemed to have no effect whatsoever on the sports' ratings. The...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 11th September 2013

Journalists For Al Jazeera English Arrested In Cairo

Journalists For Al Jazeera English Arrested In Cairo

Four journalists covering the current strife in Egypt for Al Jazeera English have been arrested in Cairo amid claims by the current government that their reports were biased in favor for ousted President Mohamed Morsi....

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 30th August 2013

Fox's Epic Debuts In First Place On Home Video Charts

Fox's Epic Debuts In First Place On Home Video Charts

20th Century Fox's animated Epic sold more DVDs and Blu-ray Discs than any other home video release last week, according to the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart. The studio's home entertainment unit said that 40...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 29th August 2013

Fired Fox News Exec Threatens To Fight Ailes And Co.

Fired Fox News Exec Threatens To Fight Ailes And Co.

rian Lewis, the former chief lieutenant to Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes, will apparently not be making a quiet exit from the company as he first indicated. Fired last week for cause because of what...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 28th August 2013

Top Ten Shows Week Of Aug. 19-25

Top Ten Shows Week Of Aug. 19-25

The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research: 1. Under the Dome, CBS, 6.6/11; 2. 60 Minutes, CBS, 5.7/11; 2. America's Got Talent (Wednesday), NBC, 5.7/9; 4. NCIS, CBS, 5.3/9; 5. NFL...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 28th August 2013

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Ken Howard Wins Sag-aftra Election

Ken Howard Wins Sag-aftra Election

Veteran actor Ken Howard had overwhelmingly defeated a challenge by former NYPD Blue star Esai Morales to win another term as president of SAG-AFTRA. Morales is part of a group of members called Membership First...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 16th August 2013

Movie Reviews: Jobs

Movie Reviews: Jobs

Most critics are expressing obvious disappointment that Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs, didn't turn out better than it did. And they're primarily blaming Kutcher for that. Michael Phillips in the Chicago Tribune writes,...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 16th August 2013

America's Got Talent Drops Below 10 Million Viewers

America's Got Talent Drops Below 10 Million Viewers

NBC's America's Got Talent remained the top-rated show of the night on Wednesday, but it fell below 10 million viewers for the first time this season (to 9.28 million), down 16 percent from a week...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 15th August 2013

"Lost" Jerry Lewis Film Debuts On Youtube

"Lost" Jerry Lewis Film Debuts On Youtube

Ordinarily it's a cause for celebration when a long lost film is found, but it won't be for Jerry Lewis, who has done his best over the years to keep his The Day the Clown...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 12th August 2013

Little Promotion For Al-jazeera America Launch

Little Promotion For Al-jazeera America Launch

Although Al-Jazeera America is due to launch on August 20, the network has done little to promote its arrival as an alternative to Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, and HLN, Politico.com columnist Dylan Byers observed today...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 5th August 2013

Glee Plans Episode On Death Of Costar Monteith

Glee Plans Episode On Death Of Costar Monteith

Fox network executives and the producers of their hit series Glee said Thursday that they plan to devote the third episode of the new season to addressing the death last month of co-star Cory Monteith,...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 2nd August 2013

Chen To Grill Gries When She's Evicted From Big Brother House

Chen To Grill Gries When She's Evicted From Big Brother House

ig Brother host Julie Chen is preparing to face down houseguest Aaryn Gries when Gries is eliminated as a contestant on the reality series, Chen said during an interview at the Television Critics Association summer...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 1st August 2013

First African-american To Head Movie Academy -- And She's A Woman

First African-american To Head Movie Academy -- And She's A Woman

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which hands out the annual Oscar awards, has selected veteran film marketer Cheryl Boone Isaacs as its next president. Isaacs will become the first African-American to serve...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 31st July 2013

Movie Reviews: The Smurfs 2

Movie Reviews: The Smurfs 2

Last time around The Smurfs got lousy reviews but managed to take in $563.7 million worldwide. This time around, The Smurfs 2 is getting even worse reviews but is still expected to win big at...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 31st July 2013

Check Out Movies Online Free From Your Public Library

Check Out Movies Online Free From Your Public Library

Patrons of many public libraries are able to download ebooks on their smartphones or tablets, saving them the hassle of driving to the library and checking them out. Now a company called Hoopla wants to...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 25th July 2013

Catholics Upset With Letterman's Pope Jokes

Catholics Upset With Letterman's Pope Jokes

Jokes about Pope Francis's visit to Brazil have got David Letterman in hot water with some Catholic viewers, including those in his own studio audience. Noting that the Pope had arrived in Rio as part...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 25th July 2013

Movie Reviews: The Conjuring

Movie Reviews: The Conjuring

It's certainly rare when a horror flick is even screened for critics in advance of its opening. It's rarer still when such a movie receives overwhelmingly positive reviews. But such is the case with director...

News posted in on 19th July 2013

Rolling Stone Condemned For Boston Bomber Cover

Rolling Stone Condemned For Boston Bomber Cover

The decision of Rolling Stone magazine to feature Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover has triggered widespread outcry. On the right, the conservative Breitbart.com commented, By using that once revered space for an...

News posted in on 18th July 2013

Iron Man Makes Downey Highest-paid Actor

Iron Man Makes Downey Highest-paid Actor

Landing the role of Iron Man has turned out to be as lucrative for Robert Downey Jr. as winning a national lottery. According to Forbes magazine, Downey became the highest-paid actor over the past 12...

News posted in on 17th July 2013

Mlb's All-star Game Scores For Fox

Mlb's All-star Game Scores For Fox

Fox's coverage of Tuesday night's Major League Baseball All-Star game attracted an average of 10.26 million viewers, about the same as last year, according to overnight results from Nielsen Research. The final hour of the...

News posted in on 17th July 2013

Pacific Rim: A Flop By Any Other Name?

Pacific Rim: A Flop By Any Other Name?

It wasn't quite so big a flop as some writers had expected, but when a movie costs around $200 million to make and market and earns an estimated $38.3 million domestically in its opening weekend,...

News posted in on 15th July 2013

Secretly Recorded Talk Embarrasses Rupert Murdoch

Secretly Recorded Talk Embarrasses Rupert Murdoch

A secretly recorded talk to reporters working for his London tabloid The Sun reveals that Rupert Murdoch regretted the decision by News Corp's management and standards committee to hand over email and other documents that...

News posted in on 4th July 2013

Protest Mounted To Remove Big Brother Contestant

Protest Mounted To Remove Big Brother Contestant

The talent agency representing Big Brother contestant Aaryn Gries has dropped the actress following a flood of complaints about her remarks concerning blacks, gays and women during the reality show's live Internet feed (but removed...

News posted in on 4th July 2013

The Heat -- Hotter Than Expected

The Heat -- Hotter Than Expected

Many moviegoers looking to escape the heat of summer found it in The Heat at their multiplexes. The Melissa McCarthy-Sandra Bullock comedy, which analysts thought would battle the Channing Tatum-Jamie Foxx thriller-comedy White House Down...

News posted in on 1st July 2013

Frank Rich Blasts David Gregory

Frank Rich Blasts David Gregory

Former New York Times critic/columnist Frank Rich, who now writes for New York magazine, has become the latest to lay into Meet the Press host David Gregory for his accusatory question directed at Guardian reporter...

News posted in on 27th June 2013

Canceled Soaps To Receive Test Run On Oprah's Channel

Canceled Soaps To Receive Test Run On Oprah's Channel

All My Children and One Life to Live will be given another life to live on television again following a deal between the two soap operas' producers, Prospect Park, and the Oprah Winfrey channel OWN....

News posted in on 27th June 2013

The Dome Captures 13.14 Million Viewers

The Dome Captures 13.14 Million Viewers

Some 13.14 million viewers tuned in Monday night for the opening episode of The Dome, the Stephen King/Steven Spielberg 13-week miniseries. By contrast, Game 6 of the Stanley Cup hockey championship on NBC attracted...

News posted in on 26th June 2013

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Does One Direction still have a place in a DIY decade of music? [Opinion]

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Following the release of her critically-acclaimed fourth album 'What's Your Pleasure?', Jessie Ware drops a dramatic video for her song 'The Kill'.

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Lizzo x Queer Eye - Soulmate Lyric Video

Lizzo x Queer Eye - Soulmate Lyric Video

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World UFO Day: The alien soundtrack to your life

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