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    September 23, 2013

    The Worst College Football Weekend Lives Down To The Hype

    For me, college football is one of those things in life that gets the "pizza pass." You know, the old saying that "even bad pizza is still pretty good." Well, that's college football. Even a bad weekend of college football is still pretty good, because, hell, it's college football! Well, this past ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    Feel-Good Video of the Day: Diner Customers in Texas Stand Up for Gay Couple

    An undercover camera crew in Farmers Branch -- a small suburb of Dallas -- filming the ABC show What Would You Do? in a typically small-town diner found something they didn't expect in Texas: customers repeatedly standing up for a gay couple bullied by a waitress in front of their children. Althoug ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    The 12 Biggest Food News Stories of 2012: The Year In Twinkies, Go-Go Juice and Guy Fieri

    From eating like cavemen to redneck sketti, we're taking a look back at some of the biggest food happenings of 2012. 12. Singapore Serves Mashed Potatoes...From A Vending Machine? The internet was abuzz when a photo of a mashed potato vending machine surfaced. Eventually, the viral picture was tr ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    Gordon Ramsay Delivers Three Delicious Shows for Our Summer Viewing Enjoyment

    When regular networks like NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX put their shows on hiatus, they line up mind-numbing, inexpensive-to-produce fare for us to consume while Mark Harmon, Alec Baldwin and Patrick Dempsey (and their expensive hair, wardrobes and sets) get a well-deserved vacation. CBS will bring back t ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    Tim Gunn Joins ABC's Daytime Ensemble The Revolution January 16

    Tim Gunn is coming to network television on January 16 with ABC's new lifestyle/reinvention daytime talk show The Revolution. ABC describes the new show as an "uplifting, inspiring, and groundbreaking new daily show about health and lifestyle transformations co-hosted by a stellar team of experts wh ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    How Not to Text a Teen

    Lewd sexts to 14-year-old

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    September 6, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Chaz Bono Is Far from the Worst DWTS Contestant

    Worse than her? Really?​As someone who doesn't watch Dancing with the Stars (note to self: watch DWTS for upcoming "Sight Unseen" blog), I'm not sure if I'm supposed to care about the announcement that Chaz Bono was added to the cast: Transgender activist Chaz Bono is speaking out for the fir ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    An Egg a Day Is Now Okay

    modomatic​I love eggs. I would eat them in a box, with a fox, in a house, with a mouse, here, there, and everywhere - if they weren't loaded with cholesterol. But earlier this week the USDA released surprising findings from a recent nutritional re-evaluation, reporting that modern-day eggs a ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Ally ASL Goes National Via ABC News, Yahoo!

    ​Rocks Off is a modest sort of music blog. We generally need both of our arms for typing, so we don't want to risk breaking one of them patting ourselves on the back. But once in a while, through hard work, dumb luck or (most often) some combination of the two, we push over the first domino in ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    Lunar Eclipse: Viewing Tips That Might Or Might Not Be Useful

    The lunatic is in the grass, trying to see an eclipse through the clouds​It's Lunar Eclipse Night!! Feel the excitement!! What? You're not on the edge of your seat? CHeck out this paragraph from ABC News: If the sky is clear, experts say the show might be extra spectacular, as the moon will ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    Vote Quimby Bristol

    ​Is it really almost over? Why, it seems like only yesterday we were bidding farewell to "The Hoff" and Michael Bolton was taking offense at Judge Bruno's harsh comments about his "jive" dancing (while remaining curiously unaffected by similar criticisms of his music). But it's true: tonight s ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    Top 10 Recent TV-Show Soundtracks

    ​A few choice adjectives come to mind when musing on bawdy Eastbound & Down character Kenny Powers. "Inspiring" is not one of them. However, as Rocks Off watched this week's season finale of the side-splitting HBO series, we were pleasantly surprised as we heard indie troubadour Kurt Vile's a ... More >>

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    August 31, 2010

    Houston Cop Becomes National TV Star Tonight

    ABC is premiering another newsmagazine, this one called Primetime:Crime, and the star in the first show is a Houston cop famous for his interrogation skills.(In case you're wondering, rejected names for the series included Primetime: Crime: Dime: Lime: Mime SUV.) HPD Homicide Sgt. Brian Harris, ABC ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    Kinks DVD Shorts UK Celluloid Heroes

    ​The story of this most quintessentially English (and sadly underrated) of the British Invasion bands makes for a fascinating tale: The music, the stylistic changes, the concept albums, and the battling Davies brothers. Unfortunately, that DVD tale remains to be told. For while this rock doc techn ... More >>

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    May 21, 2010

    Tera Trevino: She's Happy With How Tonight's Wife Swap Episode Turned Out

    The place to go for subtlety and nuance​Tonight's the big night for Friendswood's Tera Trevino, if you're the type to describe "big night" as "putting my family out there on a pretty bad reality-TV show."She and her family will be appearing on Wife Swap, the ABC show where moms from two diametrica ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Tera Trevino Will Bring Friendswood's Low-Rider Culture To A Shocked America

    Not the Wife Swap you see on ABC​Remember Nelson Muntz coming out of Naked Lunch with Bart Simpson et al? "I can think of at least two things wrong with that title," he says.That's the general sense viewers of ABC's Wife Swap get. The show is titillating only if you're turned on by whiny, self-ob ... More >>

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    February 22, 2010

    Debate Over HISD's Plan To Fire Teachers Goes National

    Houston school superintendent Terry Grier's plan to fire teachers whom he deems unacceptable got some national news time Sunday.ABC News looked at the issue in a piece titled -- wait for it -- "Houston, We Have A School Problem." (Fresh!!)It was a pretty straightforward look at things, with Grier ... More >>

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    January 1, 2010

    Your New Year's Weekend Sports-Viewing Guide

    ​So you stayed up a bit late last night doing the whole celebrating the New Year thing. Now your head's aching, the room's spinning, and you just want to flop on the couch and watch some sports. But you don't want to have to think about what sports to watch. That's where I come in. Here's a little ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    This Week In TV: Joss Whedon Is A Free Man

    It's been nice knowing you, Dollhouse. Now how about that Serenity sequel, Whedon?​It's way too cold outside, I can't believe I'm back at work, and I've already braved one after-Christmas sale. This was the week in TV Land: • I watched the finale of The Sing-Off. That's how little there was ... More >>

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    December 7, 2009

    This Week In TV: Horrible, Horrible People

    I'm recovered from the snow, I'm trying to convince people that "Dick in a Box" qualifies as Christmas music, and I've got a hole in my heart from eating batteries. This was the week in TV Land: • 30 Rock was cute this week, though the bit about Frank turning into Liz was a little lifeless. But ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    Pop Rocks: V For Valiant

    Photo courtesy ABC​I've been watching V: The Series, more out of nostalgic fondness for the original than any hope the remake would be worth a damn (and I prefer a long-haired Morena Baccarin anyway). Despite solid efforts by Elizabeth Mitchell (Agent Evans) and Alan Tudyk (whose recent stri ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss): Chris Brown and Other Infamous Musical Woman-Beaters

    See the rest of Rihanna's 20/20 interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer here. Chris Brown brings his "Fan Appreciation Tour" to town this weekend, leading to several questions. Not the least of which are, "Who the hell is still a fan of this guy?" And, "Will his 'appreciation' of same take some form ... More >>

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    July 7, 2009

    Beyonce Scheduled to Perform at Michael Jackson Memorial

    Daniel Kramer ABC News is reporting that Beyonce, who sang tributes to Michael Jackson at her Toyota Center concert and at New Orleans' Essence Music Festival over the weekend, will perform at Jackson's funeral in Los Angeles this afternoon. Also expected to attend are Justin Timberlake, P Diddy, Sm ... More >>

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    July 7, 2009

    Michael Jackson Memorial Underway

    The Michael Jackson memorial service is underway at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Although Smokey Robinson has already expressed his condolences to the crowd, so far it's been a lot of talking heads; right now ABC News is discussing the market for MJ memorabilia. Here's a few tweets from our fr ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    The Bachelorette Kicks Houstonian's Ass

    Photo courtesy ABCThe evil she-devil who broke Sasha's heartRecent additions to the list of Things We Did Not Know:1) The Bachelorette is still on TV.2) There was a Houston guy competing to be whatever it is you compete to be on The Bachelorette.3) He lost.Not only that, but the guy he lost to is "a ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009
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    February 21, 2007

    That Man Makes a Mean Lemonade

    And then Cheney proceeded to shoot the reporter in the -- ah, that's just too easy. So the Brits are going to start pulling out of Iraq. Somehow this is a good sign to Dick Cheney, or at least that's what he says in an exclusive interview with ABC News. (You gotta love the way ABC trumpets it as ... More >>

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    November 27, 2006

    Be The Bachelor(ette)

    Copyright 00A9 2006 ABC, Inc. / Bob D'Amico You can audition for The Bachelor and maybe have Erica talk down to you? Score! We had fun watching the two local ladies on ABC's The Bachelor: Rome . Jami and Erica are off the show, but if you're an Erica fan, or, if you think you've got the stuff to ... More >>

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    October 3, 2006

    Re: Blonde Ambition

    Copyright 00A9 2006 ABC, Inc. / Bob D'Amico OMG! H-town "socialite" Erica like, flew coach for The Bachelor! Seriously, there's a reason we named this section "Thank God for TiVo." There was no way I was going to watch the season premiere of ABC's The Bachelor last night — not when Monday ... More >>

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    September 26, 2006

    Blonde Ambition

    Copyright 00A9 2006 ABC, Inc. / Bob D'Amico H-town "Socialite" Erica will compete for a cosmetics Prince... Spoke to a rather grouchy publicist (the first one of those I've ever encountered — seriously) at ABC earlier today regarding two Houston women who'll appear on the upcoming season o ... More >>

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    September 22, 2005
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    March 31, 2005

    Neil Hamburger, with Tennessee

    Thursday, March 31, at Mary Jane's Fat Cat, 4216 Washington Avenue, 713-869-5263.

  • News

    March 13, 2003

    Nice to Be Nice

    Once again, the Chronicle avoids a delicate subject

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    December 26, 2002

    Fear Factor

    But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott

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    December 12, 2002

    End of the Road

    Trio is the network where great shows go to die, and so much more

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    September 5, 2002

    Reality TV Bites

    Shani and Chad Walter lost one of their twin baby boys. Thanks to Houston Medical, thousands of Americans got to witness their pain.

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    June 13, 2002

    Get It Straight

    The road to Ellen was paved with the best of intentions

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    February 14, 2002

    Net Loss

    The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse

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    March 8, 2001

    Good Cop, Bad Cop

    Denis Leary is on The Job, but can ABC find him an audience?

  • Culture

    December 28, 2000

    Blow Up the Box

    TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched...and watched

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    August 10, 2000

    Conventional Wisdom

    Houston media hit the GOP convention

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    April 27, 2000

    Geek love

    The men behind this season's best shows -- and biggest failures -- blame it all on Regis

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    March 11, 1999

    Blowing Away the Competition

    Bringing you the scoop on the Lewinsky interview

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    June 13, 1996
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