"The Call": Surprisingly Good Thriller

Last night I went to see the suspense/thriller, “The Call”, which starred Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin.  It was directed by Brad Anderson, and a lot of reviewers pronounced it to be high-concept.  The film follows Jordan Turner (Halle Berry), who is a 911 operator.  On one of her shifts, she receives a call from a frantic teenage girl whose house has been invaded by a serial killer.  Jordan's clever instructions allow Leah to escape the killer, but when the call disconnects, Jordan redials the number which alerts the killer.  This mistake costs the girls life, ...more

Letterman Presses Brian Williams for NBC Dirt

NBC newsman Brian Williams sat down with David Letterman last night on the ‘Late Show’ and was immediately grilled about a number of festering network issues. The veteran CBS host tested the waters, “I’m the soul of discretion.  A few months ago there was a problem on the TODAY show.” Williams laughed and asked, “Am [...] ...more

Dorothy Hamill Quits ‘DWTS’ During First Elimination Show

In an apparent eleventh hour decision, Dorothy Hamill quit her new ‘Dancing with the Stars’ gig Tuesday night moments before the first elimination of the season was about to be announced. The video package that aired prior to the week-two performance of Hamill and her pro partner Tristan MacManus indicated that the former Olympic figure [...] ...more

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly March 27, 2013

Two of the hottest young stars on the planet can’t seem to keep their shirts on and clearly this makes many young girls happy.  In other news, the old saying, ‘The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’ seems particularly fitting for the son of Sean Penn. Photos:  Justin Bieber and Harry Styles shirtless showdown [...] ...more

Dionne Warwick Owes $10 Million to the IRS

Dionne Warwick owes $10 million to the IRS and has filed for bankruptcy protection. The five-time Grammy winner, 72, had only $1,000 in her bank account and has personal debt amounting to $10.7 million according to a 50-page document filed by the entertainer in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Newark, New Jersey. Contained in the court [...] ...more

Sofia Vergara Goes Blonde for Summer

Sofia Vergara is ready for summer!  The ‘Modern Family’ star posted a photo on her Instagram page showing off her new blonde hairdo. She snapped the image while sitting in the drivers seat of her car and captioned it, “Blond ambitions!! Gracias to the amazing Kelly Klain. I’m ready for summer!☀” In the April issue [...] ...more

Lee Dong-wook as doting father in Mandate of Heaven

So. Cute. My curiosity was already piqued when they called KBS’s upcoming sageuk thriller Mandate of Heaven a Joseon-era Ajusshi, but the stills of lead actor Lee Dong-wook on set with his tv daughter (played by rookie child actress Kim Yu-bin) are enough to make anyone’s heart go gooey. Who needs tough guy ajusshi when you can have a hair-braiding, hand-holding, doting daddy as your hero? ...more

Pat Houston Suicide Scare

Whitney Houston‘s sister-in-law and manager Pat Houston gave her family a scare yesterday when they thought she had taken her own life. The panic started because of a post that Pat placed on her personal Facebook page, “Sometimes you just feel like giving up on life and its many challenges. And for the first time [...] ...more