Category Archives: Television

Fraggle Rock’s 30th Anniversary Party

Beloved Jim Henson show Fraggle Rock celebrated the 30th Anniversary of its creation at The Spare Room in Hollywood’s Roosevelt Hotel this past Wednesday. Gobo and Red were on hand at a short red carpet at the entrance to greet celebrity … Continue reading

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SWEET TALK – HUNGRY FOR CANDY, GUYS? GET SOME NUTS!

As I was pondering my next topic for this column, I ran across various mementos from Snickers’ “Get some nuts!” ad campaign launched in Britain in 2006. It featured an ass-kickin’ Mr. T setting the British men straight about issues … Continue reading

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The Annie Awards: Fast Track Prognosticator to Animation Oscar Win and a Tribute to Animation Legend June Foray

    Arriving early always makes a event seem to ramp in a slow manner. Like any other award event it will reach it peak speeding things along in dramatic fashion on the Red Carpet just before it’s official start. … Continue reading

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Where to Watch Super Bowl XLVII

No matter which team you’re rooting for, the Beat has a few spots for you to get some beer and grub. And lots of yelling. Maybe even some guys punching the air. I cannot promise your safety if you are rooting … Continue reading

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Rolling on the Red Carpet and Award Winners: 4th Annual Taste Awards at Vibiana

All Photos by Billy Bennight for The Los Angeles Beat. Alie and Georgia celebrate winning at the Taste Awards. It’s award season in Los Angeles where there’s an award event or some sort of recognition party every few days. There’s … Continue reading

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Disc Junkie: DVD and Blu-ray New Releases, September 18-24, 2012

Please note: all titles released solely in DVD format are listed in italics, while Blu-rays and Blu-ray/DVD combos are in italic and bold fonts. MULTIPLEX Despite superb word of mouth, screenwriter Joss Whedon and co-writer/director Drew (Cloverfield) Goddard’s Cabin in … Continue reading

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Et Tu, Nucky?

Like a few million other people, I was completely flummoxed when Nucky Thompson shot his protege Jimmy Darmody in the head last year.  I hate to let television ru(i)n my life like this, but it’s worth talking through in public … Continue reading

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Disc Junkie: DVD and Blu-ray New Releases, September 11-17, 2012

Please note: titles released solely in DVD format are listed in italics, while Blu-ray and Blu-ray/DVD combos are in italic and bold fonts. MULTIPLEX I will simply let you know that Snow White and the Huntsman (Universal) and What to … Continue reading

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Disc Junkie: DVD and Blu-ray New Releases, September 4-10, 2012

Please note: titles released solely in DVD format are listed in italics, while Blu-rays and Blu-ray/DVD combos are in italic and bold fonts. MULTIPLEX The Five Year Engagement (Universal) is an appealing showcase star Jason Segal and director Nicholas Stoller’s … Continue reading

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Disc Junkie: DVD and Blu-ray New Releases, August 28-September 3, 2012

Please note: titles released only in DVD format are listed in italics, while Blu-ray and Blu-ray/DVD combos are in italics and bold font. MULTIPLEX Though not as consistently enjoyable as some Aardman Animations’ previous efforts (like the Wallace and Gromit … Continue reading

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