Daily Bacon: Netflix Lands ‘Richie Rich’ Series; Metallica Gets ‘Late Late Show’ Gig
Oct29

Daily Bacon: Netflix Lands ‘Richie Rich’ Series; Metallica Gets ‘Late Late Show’ Gig

John Grisham. New legal thriller Gray Mountain lands at No. 1. It’s Grisham’s 15th debut atop the list and his first in two years (last year’s Sycamore Row landed at No. 2). Metallica. The heavy metal band will be the musical guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson for a full week (Nov. 17 to Nov. 21). Richie Rich. Netflix has acquired a half-hour, live-action series based on the comic strip. Neil Patrick...

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What We’re Excited About In August
Aug01

What We’re Excited About In August

Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy (Aug. 1) TV: Outlander, Starz (Aug. 9) DVD: Divergent (Aug. 5) Music: Ariana Grande — My Everything (Aug. 25) Book: The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman (Aug. 5) Sports: FSU vs. Oklahoma St., Cowboys Classic (Aug. 30) Etc: Emmy Awards, BC (Aug....

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Daily Bacon: Fun-Loving ‘Supernatural'; Feel-Good Giada
Nov06

Daily Bacon: Fun-Loving ‘Supernatural'; Feel-Good Giada

CHEWING THE FAT Supernatural. Dog Dean Afternoon was another one of The CW’s series’ ridiculously funny absurd episodes. Dean drinks a potion so he can talk to a German shepherd named The Colonel who witnessed two murders. The potion has an unexpected side effect: it makes Dean act like a dog. Several jokes later, the boys catch the killer. And The Colonel finds a new home with some vegan hippies. Giada’s Feel Good...

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Daily Bacon:  ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Opens; Kanye Proposes
Oct22

Daily Bacon: ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Opens; Kanye Proposes

CHEWING THE FAT Kanye West puts a ring on it. The rapper proposes to Kim Kardashian at AT&T Park in San Francisco (he reportedly rented the stadium and the Jumbotron for the big moment). Thor: The Dark World. The Marvel sequel opens in London (U.S. debut is Nov. 8) but the early reviews are all over the place. Not that we care what the critics think. It’s Thor. We’re there. John Grisham. Big month for the master of the...

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FALL Books: Grisham and King; Welcome Back Donna Tartt; New Albom; Remembering JFK
Sep03

FALL Books: Grisham and King; Welcome Back Donna Tartt; New Albom; Remembering JFK

John Grisham and Stephen King are headed to the top of the bestsellers list with new novels that revisit previous terrain. Donna Tartt returns for the first time in a decade, and Bridget Jones is back. Mitch Albom pens his first novel with new publisher Harper. Bill O’Reilly and Malcolm Gladwell have new works of non-fiction. The J.D. Salinger bio we’ve been waiting for. Several books will mark the 50th anniversary of John...

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