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  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    This Weekend's Best Bets: Tim Tebow's TV Career Odds

    Unlike virtually any other vocation, professional sports has a very finite, and for most players a very short shelf life. This makes post career planning (and saving money) a crucially important life skill. What will I do for work? How will I pay the bills? For numerous athletes, this transition ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Top Five Reasons Kids' Cooking Shows Are Awesome

    When I was a little kid, I never wanted to go into the kitchen and help my mom make dinner. Sure, I would do the dishes and clean up the kitchen afterward, but there was no way I was going to stop watching what my father calls "squeaky voice television" to chop vegetables. I saw it as work, not plea ... More >>

  • Film

    September 26, 2013
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    March 28, 2013

    The Screwball Economics of Major League Baseball

    As another season begins, MLB faces an unsustainable future - and you're picking up the tab.

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Harris County Seeking Relatives for Unclaimed Bodies

    In the Fox show Bones, unreasonably attractive forensic experts spend countless hours identifying murder victims in a high-tech facility for the FBI. Harris County may not boast the kind of facilities or model-like attractiveness (though they may have a hot lab tech lurking somewhere over there) the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Beaumont Fox, ABC Affiliates Pitch in During CBS Anchor Bill Leger's Memorial Service

    People tuning into Beaumont's CBS affiliate, KFDM, for the news at noon will notice something unusual: It will be anchored by a newscaster from the local Fox affiliate. And here's why: KFDM's beloved anchor Bill Leger was killed in a car accident in Louisiana December 22, and other newscasters are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Turning 10, American Idol Struggles to Make New Stars -- But Mostly Misses

    It's hard to imagine it now, just a shade less than a decade later, but at one time American Idol was able to crank out star after star in a succession of seasons. Most people couldn't name at least one of the last five winners of Fox's cash-cow pop show, even as ratings have remained healthy (if no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Say No to Cee Lo: 5 Musicians Who Should Get Sitcoms Instead

    This past week, it was announced that Cee Lo Green and NBC are working together to develop a new autobiographical sitcom based on and starring the soul singer. This is, of course, a terrible idea. Sure, Cee Lo is a great singer and he's done some acting, but would his life really make a great sitcom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Top 5 People Who Should Be Judging American Idol

    Over the weekend American Idol, struggling to remain relevant in the face of the televised singing-competition series it spawned like The Voice and X Factor, announced its final judges' panel for the upcoming 12th season that begins in January. According to Entertainment Weekly, joining the previous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Look Out, Sheyla Hershey & Your 38KKK Rack: Lacey Wildd Thinks You're A Member Of The Itty-Bitty Tittie Committee

    It was bad enough when Florida beat us in crazy-ass crimes, but now they're leaving us in the dust in breast enhancements? Texas, we don;t even know who you are anymore. For years, Lone Star residents have looked on proudly and in horror (well, mostly in horror -- jaw-dropping, WTF horror) at Shey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    5 Reasons You Should Be Watching Bob's Burgers

    Bob's Burgers entered Fox's Sunday evening programming quietly last year, filling the void left by the cancellation of King of the Hill. It looked as bad as Fox's other non-Simpsons/Family Guy animation (see: The PJs and Sit Down, Shut Up). And pun-filled reviews like this one from Entertainment Wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Occupy Houston: Where Everything Is An Emergency That Local Media (Including Us) Fall For

    Photo by Brittanie SheyOccupy Houston holds an impromptu assembly.​Hair Balls now has something in common with the local Fox and CBS affiliates. We're all suckers. On Tuesday afternoon, in light of the recent shutdown of Occupy Oakland, Hair Balls did some recon by contacting one of our sourc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Texans/Browns -- 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    Photo by Marco TorresTough day for Colt McCoy​The Texans beat the Browns soundly yesterday by a score of 30-12, and for the first time in the history of the franchise, your hometown team is three games over .500. The Texans have never tasted this rarefied air before, so I don't really know w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    The Simpsons' Top 11 Musical Guests

    ​When The Simpsons completes its last (contracted) season in 2014, it will have set staggering new broadcast records for longest running sitcom (over 550 episodes) and longest running prime time scripted TV series (25 seasons). These are all American records, of course, because the Japanese co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    The X Factor: Rain Delay and Judges' Houses

    Photo by FOXJust wait until the "Judges' moms' houses" round!​First, this recap was delayed because the Wednesday night baseball playoff game was rain delayed, canceling that night's X Factor episode--yet another reason for me to hate baseball. Second, naming the latest round of competition "t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    The X Factor: Mentoring, Mentoring & More Mentoring

    Last night I was officially annoyed with The X Factor. To be fair, the show suffered from my having to wait until the Yankees lost, and my husband was done swearing and stomping around the living room, so I had to stay up really late (for me) to watch. And then I realized that the show went from 90 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    The X Factor: Simon Cowell's Softer Side

    Fox​Wednesday night, Fox's highly-anticipated The X Factor debuted, and though as of this writing I was unable to find any ratings numbers I have to imagine they were stellar. Not too good - Ed. Simon Cowell has massive appeal, and even if numbers continue to decline throughout the season, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Idol Beat: The Doom That Came To Haley

    May the best...oh, who am I kidding?​Two hours. We're down to three contestants and the program last night lingered for two freaking hours. It's hard to blame Fox. NBC is coming up on the outside with The Voice, ABC has a slew of new programs debuting in the fall (a reboot of Charlie's Angels ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Idol Beat: Here We Go Again...

    ​Finally, after months of anticipation (or dread, depending on your pain tolerance), the new and *cough* "improved" American Idol made its debut. At long last we can start to put an end to the speculation about the show's 10th season: will Jennifer Lopez out-diva Ryan Seacrest? Can the show su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    CBS, Dish Network Settle: Two And A Half Men Fans Can Again Sleep At Night

    CSI: Whatever will remain on Houston's Dish Network TVs​Fast on the heels of settling a dispute with Fox, Dish Network has now worked out a a deal that will keep CBS shows on the air in Houston.KHOU president Susan McEldoon said in an open letter that a tentative agreement has been reached over Di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Ten Rejected Glee Episodes

    Fox​It seems like Glee can make any song, no matter how trite, terrible, or just inappropriate for singing by high-school-age children into a runaway smash pop hit. However, Rocks Off would like to hypothesize that there are artists that are beyond even Fox's ability to mold into mainstream. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 8, 2010

    Christopher Titus

    He puts the "fun" in dysfunctional

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    American Idol: The Tumor is Removed...Eventually

    ​This is my first season of American Idol, and thus my first brush with the behemoth that is "Idol Gives Back." This is the third time the show has staged its charity event, and there were far fewer celebrities this year. The goal was ostensibly to educate viewers about the plight of the needy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    American Idol: The Tumor is Removed... Eventually

    ​This is my first season of American Idol, and thus my first brush with the behemoth that is "Idol Gives Back." This is the third time the show has staged its charity event, and there were far fewer celebrities this year. The goal was ostensibly to educate viewers about the plight of the needy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Glee: Highway to Hell-O

    ​ We're over the halfway point in Glee's inaugural season, having just overcome a three-month hiatus following the New Directions' (the William McKinley High School glee club) victory at sectionals. The last episode ended on such a high note -- the club triumphant, Will and Emma together at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Glee: Highway To Hell-O

    ​ We're over the halfway point in Glee's inaugural season, having just overcome a three-month hiatus following the New Directions' (the William McKinley High School glee club) victory at sectionals. The last episode ended on such a high note -- the club triumphant, Will and Emma together at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    The Week In TV: Jay Leno's Flagpin And, For Some Ungodly Reason, An Animated Joe Dirt

    ​Winter's back, the sun is gone, and Fox just put another Joss Whedon show out to pasture. This was the week in TV Land:• So, Jay Leno went on Oprah's show last week to talk about his side of the whole late-night debacle. (Out of every weird thing about the interview, tops was the American flag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    This Week In TV: Idol's Coming, Whether You're Ready or Not

    My car's in the shop, I can't figure what season it is, and I don't know what to do about the Indians in the lobby. This was Thanksgiving week in TV Land: • Glee is going bye-bye for a while. The last episode of the year will air on December 9, completing the original 13-episode order, and the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Pop Rocks: Is Avatar Doomed?

    ​Catch James Cameron talking about Avatar on 60 Minutes last night? I thought it was awfully sporting of Viacom to throw some publicity at a movie it doesn't appear to have any stake in for once. Cameron, as usual, exuded confidence about the project. He explained his desire to make the film sinc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Idol Beat: Wild Card Wildout

    Frank Micelotta/ Fox Lucky 13: the American Idol season 8 finalistsFirst off, I'd like to extend a hearty Idol Beat way-to-go to the Fox minion or technological gremlin responsible for causing last night's episode of American Idol to cut out while Simon Cowell and Tatiana Del Toro were quibb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Idol Beat, Part 1: More Hollywood Week

    Photos courtesy FoxYou thought the funeral was over? You thought all those tears were dried up? You were wrong, my friends - so very, very wrong. Aye, verily, the bloodletting continued unabated as Hollywood Week wound down. Hey, Ryan Seacrest warned us at the outset: "The stakes are as high ... More >>

  • News

    January 22, 2009

    Celebrating Houston's MasterMinds

    We pass on a bit of luck to the recipients of our first creativity awards

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    American Idol Returns Tonight... Yawn

    Come back Kelly Clarkson, all is forgiven... If you've been lucky enough to spend the past several months in a media-deprivation tank - or maybe you just don't read the Houston Chronicle - then you no doubt know Fox's shrill-singing flagship series American Idol returns tonight at 7 p.m. (As ... More >>

  • Music

    November 20, 2008

    The Shredder

    One Show, One Sentence

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    August 12, 2008
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    July 15, 2008
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    April 9, 2008
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    January 31, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    August 23, 2007
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    October 13, 2005
  • Calendar

    March 10, 2005
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    November 4, 2004

    Gang Signs

    Booker-Lowe Gallery showcases "Hot" young aboriginal art

  • Calendar

    January 22, 2004

    Gut Buster

    The sun is shining on Ralphie May, and he's making hay

  • Culture

    January 24, 2002

    TV or Not TV?

    That's no longer the question for visionary Stephen J. Cannell, who now lives the novel life

  • Culture

    August 30, 2001

    Back to School

    Judd Apatow's Freaks and Geeks grow up, more or less, and move to a dorm

  • Culture

    October 12, 2000

    "Look! I Made This!"

    Robert Altman wants your attention, if not your affection

  • Culture

    July 13, 2000

    Win, Lose, or Draw

    Or: How do you bring a comic book to life without killing a superhero?

  • Culture

    May 11, 2000

    Dawn of the Dead

    Sci Fi's brilliant good vs. evil is a corpse in search of a burial

  • Film

    June 18, 1998

    X-Filer Fun

    Plot holes aside, Scully and Mulder once again manage to entertain

  • Calendar

    July 31, 1997
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