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Awkward Moments in Entertainment History: A Steady Ringtone

Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig had already established themselves as international film stars by 2009.  Each achieved superstardom thanks to involvement with powerhouse movie franchise: Jackman was “Wolverine” from the X-Men series, while Craig landed the  coveted role of James … Continue reading

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Awkward Moments in Entertainment History: Rock Me Tonite

As our cultural integrity continues to buckle under the weight of exploitative “reality” programming and mindless pseudo-documentaries, it’s difficult to recall that MTV (f/k/a Music Television) was once the arbiter of success in the popular music industry. It isn’t merely … Continue reading

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Awkward Moments in Entertainment History: The Worst Sitcom Joke of All Time

Sitcom fans born during the last twenty years have no idea how good they’ve had it. The ebb and flow of conventional wisdom changes the tone of the genre every generation or so.  The early days of television had fanciful … Continue reading

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Awkward Moments in Entertainment History: One, Two…Uh…

This may not technically be “entertainment,” but what it lacks in that area it more than makes up for in the “awkward” department.  This is just excruciating to watch.  Best of luck in your future endeavors, Rick Perry. “Oops.”

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Awkward Moments in Entertainment History: Pat Boone Wigs Out

Pat Boone was one of the most commercially-successful musical artists of the late 1950’s.  He spawned numerous Top Ten hits, including an impressive total of six songs that reached #1 on the U. S. charts. As his core audience began to … Continue reading

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Awkward Moments in Entertainment History: Arthur Godfrey Fires Julius La Rosa

The television landscape of the 1950’s looked nothing like what we know as the medium today.  Putting aside the technological advances of the past half-century[1], the biggest difference between that time and the present is audience fragmentation. Greater choices within … Continue reading

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Awkward Moments in Entertainment History: Johnny Carson vs. Charlie Callas

UPDATE (1/27/16) – See the end of this post for some important clarification about what we now know is an urban legend! Johnny Carson’s name means little to most people under 30, but, for folks of a certain generation (especially … Continue reading

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Awkward Moments in Entertainment History: Clive Anderson vs. The Bee Gees

In light of, um, recent events, I thought now might be an opportune time to delve into the subject of awkward moments in the history of television / music / movies / etc. This forgotten (or, in America, unseen) gem … Continue reading

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Best of 2011

This year began with me being bitten in the face by a dog and will end with me staring at a dwindling bank account and vowing to reform my questionable eating and exercise regimen before I suffer a coronary. Yet, 2011 … Continue reading

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David Letterman, Full Circle

I don’t know which fact is more surprising (depressing?): 1. David Letterman is older than Johnny Carson was when Carson retired. 2. I’m older than David Letterman was when he began hosting Late Night. When Johnny Carson aired his final Tonight … Continue reading

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