November 30, 2010 The musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark doesn't open until Jan. 11, but after only one preview performance, it's being declared a problem -- if not a failure. Shows have traditionally used previews to work out their kinks, and this show has plenty still to come. But in the Internet age, the judgments come fast and early.
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Barbara Walters and the cast of Jersey Shore.
November 30, 2010 Judging by Barbara Walters' list of the Most Fascinating People of 2010, 2010 was a year short on fascination. Instead, she seems to be identifying the people who have already been covered to the very limits of their newsworthiness.
November 29, 2010 How bad is E!'s new show, Bridalplasty? Oh, it's everything you think it might be, and then it's much, much worse than that.
Anne Hathaway will co-host the Academy Awards in February with James Franco.
November 29, 2010 We look at the Academy's choices to host next year's Oscars: actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway. While they might seem like unconventional choices, they're both eminently qualified and should be able to put on a good show.
Nick and Vicki found themselves in an unenviable position last night on The Amazing Race -- but not as unenviable as it should have been.
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November 29, 2010 Somewhere along the line, The Amazing Race forgot that it's supposed to reward persistence, not quitting. That's where last night's episode went wildly wrong.
Leslie Nielsen played Lt. Frank Drebin in the television comedy Police Squad! which later led to starring roles in the Naked Gun franchise.
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November 29, 2010 The beloved actor from Airplane! and the Naked Gun franchise died Sunday. Fresh Air remembers Nielsen with highlights from a 1993 interview, in which he discussed his transition from dramatic roles in The Poseidon Adventure and Forbidden Planet to starring in spoofs and parodies.
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This 1988 file photo provided by Paramount, shows actor Leslie Nielsen as Lt. Frank Drebin in the movie "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!"
November 29, 2010 We pause to remember Leslie Nielsen, an actor who knew very well that his job wasn't to say funny things or say things in a funny way -- but who managed to be riotously funny anyway.
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November 28, 2010 When looking for love online, dating sites know you're not telling the whole truth. Christian Rudder, co-founder of the dating site OkCupid, writes a blog for the site analyzing user data. He says people exaggerate their height and income, and also aren't as open-minded as they claim to be.
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Aasif Mandvi plays Samir, a high-class chef who takes over his father's Indian restaurant after he has a heart attack.
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November 27, 2010 Comedian and Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi also has a thriving acting career. He talks with NPR's Audie Cornish about his new film, Today's Special, and staying true to his own identity.
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November 26, 2010 Commentator Andrei Codrescu creates a modern-day biblical passage that describes the ideal of "friendship" as decreed by Facebook. There's a 5,000 friend limit.
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November 26, 2010 On this week's Pop Culture Happy Hour, Glen Weldon introduces the rest of the team to the wonderful world of comics, and we take a moment to debate whether being thankful is totally gross before admitting that we are, in fact, thankful.
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The 1997 film Soul Food starred actresses Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox and Nia Long.
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November 26, 2010 Guest blogger Jimi Izrael says iconic movies like Soul Food and Die Hard are films we can’t live without.
Modern Family siblings Claire and Mitchell act out their old figure skating routine.
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November 25, 2010 Screenwriter and producer Steven Levitan has made a career of family sitcoms. His latest project is Modern Family, a warm-hearted comedy with a bit of edge. Levitan says he takes many of the show's conflicts straight from his own kitchen table.
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November 24, 2010 Once again, our comics blogger recommends five thick, richly immersive graphic novels you can polish off in a single afternoon on the couch this Thanksgiving weekend.
Ethan Burgess and alleged celebrity Bethenny Frankel (The Real Housewives Of New York City were among the competitors on the first night of Skating With The Stars.
November 23, 2010 Last night, America rejected its second skating rip-off of Dancing With The Stars. Seriously, networks -- nobody wants to watch people they barely recognize falling down. So stop offering.
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