Daily Bacon: ‘SNL’ Zeroes In On Funny Black Female
Dec14

Daily Bacon: ‘SNL’ Zeroes In On Funny Black Female

CHEWING THE FAT SNL. A black woman will be added to the cast in January. The show held special auditions this month in Los Angeles and New York. “A lot of the people we saw are really good,” Lorne Michaels said. Matthew Perry. Do you buy him as Oscar Madison in a CBS reboot of The Odd Couple? The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. The middle chapter in the Peter Jackson-directed trilogy hits U.S. theaters. Tomatometer rating:...

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FNL’s Berg To Romney: ‘Find Your Own Slogan’
Oct12

FNL’s Berg To Romney: ‘Find Your Own Slogan’

Big Bird told Obama to leave him out of his political ads. Now “Friday Night Lights” creator Peter Berg wants Romney to stop using his show’s signature slogan. Berg sent Romney a harshly worded letter — obtained by The Hollywood Reporter — requesting that he stop using “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose” in his presidential campaign. Your politics and campaign are clearly not aligned...

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Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Emmy Win
Sep19

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Emmy Win

In the end, “Modern Family” (best comedy) and “Mad Men” (best drama) ruled at Sunday’s Emmy Awards. But before those crowning moments, there were several wonderful surprises. Kyle Chandler, Margo Martindale, Melissa McCarthy, Peter Dinklage. The telecast, skillfully hosted by Jane Lynch and superbly produced by Mark Burnett, was entertaining and enjoyable. BTW, JoyHog went 7-6 on its picks. We got...

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‘Friday Night Lights’ Alternate Ending
Aug14

‘Friday Night Lights’ Alternate Ending

The wonderful “Friday Night Lights” finale had an alternate ending, which can be seen on the Season 5 DVD. During the epilogue that showed viewers where the main characters ended up, a farewell speech by Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) was originally going to play over the images (instead, the Delta Spirit song “Devil Knows You’re Dead” was the soundtrack). Executive producer Jason Katims told Entertainment...

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TV Critics Know How To Pick ‘Em
Aug07

TV Critics Know How To Pick ‘Em

“Friday Night Lights” and “Game of Thrones” won top honors at the Television Critics Association’s 27th annual Television Critics Association Awards on Saturday. The full list: •    Individual Achievement in Drama: Jon Hamm (“Mad Men,” AMC) •    Individual Achievement in Comedy: Ty Burrell (“Modern Family,” ABC) and Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation,” NBC) •    Outstanding Achievement in News and...

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