Year in review: tube

Posted on 03 Jan 2014 at 7:35am

We continue our look back at ’13 with a list of the people in North Texas arts and culture who helped define the year TV is one of the few pop culture categories where year in, year out you can — but don’t have to — see the same titles over and over again. As [...]

REVIEW: ‘Redemption’ on HBO

Posted on 14 Oct 2013 at 10:11am

When I saw Redemption earlier this year, when it was in the running for an Oscar for best documentary short, I thought it had a serious shot at winning

Herrrrreee’s Gianni!  (And Donatella)

Posted on 04 Oct 2013 at 10:20am

  My two most hated phrases in entertainment journalism? (1) “A surprisingly good performance by Bruce Willis.” (When will you cease being surprised he can act?) (2) “Raquel Welch is still beautiful at age x,” where x equals any age since she turned 40. I mean, she’s gorgeous and all, and not 22 anymore, but [...]

Shop ’til you drop

Posted on 04 Oct 2013 at 8:15am

Dallas fashionista Gregg Asher leads the ‘charge!’ on ‘Million Dollar Shoppers’   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  |  Life+Style Editor Gregg Asher wants to make one thing perfectly clear: The dress he wears in the premiere episode of the new reality show Million Dollar Shoppers is a man’s garment. And like every bit of clothing he wears, it’s from [...]

Bed crumbs

Posted on 09 Aug 2013 at 9:45am

HBO airs new sex documentary   Americans in Bed, a new HBO documentary, puts couples (including some same-sex) in their beds, turns on the camera and has them all pillow-talk about their intimate experiences. Those familiar with HBO will recognize the tone as similar to Real Sex and Taxicab Confessions series, with a hint of [...]

Greek chic

Posted on 02 Aug 2013 at 9:30am

Sexy dancer-cum-handyman Francis Toumbakaris swings his big, gay hammer on new HGTV show ‘Brother v. Brother’ HGTV’s newest renovation stud, Francis Toumbakaris, is as comfortable in a pair of tights and pointe shoes as he is in work boots and overalls. Trained in classical ballet since age 12, Toumbakaris has high-kicked his way onto stages [...]

‘Project Runway’ jumps the shark?

Posted on 24 Jun 2013 at 10:36am

Do you hear that slight ringing sound? That’s the death knell for Project Runway.
Well, maybe not dead, but if this isn’t its last season, it’s in earshot.

Fresh ‘Blood’

Posted on 14 Jun 2013 at 9:45am

  The seasons of True Blood have been as unpredictable as Star Trek movies: They seem to alternate good and bad.  Season 1? Spectacular. Season 2? Eh. Season 3? Much better. Season 4? Disaster. Last season? A bloody mix, with no interesting new villain (save a smoke monster — and Lost beat them to that [...]

REVIEW: ‘Behind the Candelabra’

Posted on 24 May 2013 at 12:35pm

The conceit of the plot — ingenue is lured into the ravishing world of an older Hollywood celeb, only to be corrupted and tossed aside — is a direct send up of classics like Sunset Boulevard, but despite the familiar tropes, it’s forever fresh. This Candelabra shines a light on gay culture in a fascinating way.

Back from the dead

Posted on 26 Apr 2013 at 10:00am

Eden Riegel, who played lesbian icon Bianca on ‘All My Children’ for a decade, chats about the resurrection of the citizens of Pine Valley … online STEVEN LINDSEY  | Contributing Writer stevencraiglindsey@me.com It’s common knowledge that nobody on a soap opera is ever truly dead — even if the actor portraying a role dies, the [...]