This past Sunday, NBC announced that Seth Meyers will officially take over as the host of Late Night, when Jimmy Fallon succeeds Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show in early 2014. But with Meyers set to inherit a show with a tradition of turning talk-show hosts into late-night greats (David Letterm ... More >>
The Hobbit gets neither there nor back again.
Why the new scary movies don't look like movies at all.
They don't call Madonna the Material Girl for nothing. She's definitely a self-promoter when it comes to her music. Better yet, when she does this, it's never the same advertised persona. Take, for example, when she first came onto MTV and performed "Like A Virgin" at the 1985 VMAs versus her perce ... More >>
Last time out, playwright Jeff Whitty put foul-mouthed puppets on stage and won a Tony for Avenue Q. So why go from that to Bring It On: The Musical (soon to be at Houston's Hobby Center courtesy of Theatre Under the Stars), spun off from the 2000 movie starring Kirsten Dunst? After finishing Av ... More >>
Memories, light the corners of my mind. I heard that Arch West, the inventor of Doritos, had passed away at the full age of 97, from my shower radio, while I was getting ready for work. It was the perfect place to survey all the delicious damage that West's work has done on my body these past ... More >>
Even weather Hercules Jim Cantore could use some app help now and then.My name is Jeff, and I'm a weather nerd. When I was very young, my father, an avid outdoorsman, would flip on the old-school weather channel on early cable television that consisted of nothing more than the current Houston ... More >>
What's the best way to celebrate the elimination of Osama Bin Laden? Listening to the Foo Fighters' latest album Wasting Light for the fourth week straight, of course. Send help, or at least the announcement of a late-summer or early fall tour date. Come on, man, just one hit. This week's n ... More >>
Ed Note: Due to a misunderstanding, we were unable to take any photos of Amos Lee. See what he looks like here. Photos by Robert EasleyOpener Vusi Mahlasela fell victim to yet another chatty House of Blues crowd.Amos Lee, Vusi Mahlasela House of Blues February 12, 2011 House of Blues was pa ... More >>
Brooklyn Decker, Super Bowl media correspondentThe weather outside might suck really, really bad right now. But it's time to be reminded that more important things are going on this week. It's Super Bowl week, and we're lucky to have the NFL visiting the Metroplex which, on Sunday, at Jerry ... More >>
No, a "full-on McRib" is not a euphemism for some new sexual position, but a description of my experience with the highly processed sandwich that makes an annual appearance on the McDonald's menu -- and all the high-fat, high-salt, high-sugar things that go along with it. Thanks to some inspi ... More >>
The Cup is over, the king has moved, and I replaced the C in "circle" with the Z from "zucchini." This was the week in TV Land: • Nominations for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards were announced last week, and befitting an industry built on low standards and an organization dedicated to filli ... More >>
The humidity is back, the TV season's almost over, and I need a non-gay way to ask you to go camping with me. This was the week in TV Land: • I saw Conan O'Brien in Austin on Friday. He took his Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour through the state briefly, stopping in ... More >>
Television just got a lot more entertaining this week. And we're not talking about the Jay Leno show.The State Board of Education announced today that it will be televising its committee meetings for the world to see. (A new law requires them to do so, but we like to think it's just civic-mindedn ... More >>
It's safe to come out from the bunker now -- the vegetable-fuel jet has landed safely at Intercontinental.A passenger-less Continental 737, half-fueled with regular stuff and half-fueled with fuel made from biofuel, took off from IAH a little after noon and spent almost two hours flying over the Gul ... More >>
Texans Get Dissed
Mike Robles heads up Latino laugh-fest
Judd Apatow explains himself.
Astronaut Farmer dares to dream
Barry Levinson wags the dog again, but his bark is worse than his bite
Hollywood claims the sky is falling. To which we say Puh-lease.
How a mid-list band spent six weeks in an RV, fueled by chili
Darrell Hammond makes a good impression at the Laff Stop
Will Smith helps others find love, though probably not with this movie
The Art Guys inject some color into Bluebeard's Castle
Dubya leads a pint-glass race for president at the Flying Saucer
Motorcycle sound and fury signify nothing -- but do kinda rock
The idiots what brung you Dumb and Dumber ain't funny no more
But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott
Judd Apatow's Freaks and Geeks grow up, more or less, and move to a dorm
Welcome to the ballpark. And brown fields and barren expanses of a still-not-rejuvenated section of downtown.
Anthony Clark at the Laff Stop
Sterile, overdone comedy dogs Lost and Found
Marilyn Manson's Long Hard Road Out of Hell is paved with one journalist's bad intentions
Howard Stern shows off his Private Parts, and they're really quite nice