Social media has become quite the necessity among people worldwide. Websites like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook allows people to express themselves in a public setting. Most celebrities take full advantage of the opportunity to not just promote milestones in their careers, but allowing their perso ... More >>
This Oz is neither great nor powerful.
There is nothing more wonderful than being alone on Valentine's Day! Naturally, we are being sarcastic. As one half of a couple, Valentine's Day brings potential surprise engagements, co-worker jealousy-inducing flower deliveries, overpriced prix fixe dinners, a reason to shop at Victoria's Secret, ... More >>
If you feel fully recovered from the frenzy of the 2011 Missoni for Target event, your next combat shopping mission awaits. Designer Jason Wu, who designed first lady Michelle Obama's white Inaugural Ball dress, is launching his debut line for Target on February 5. The Wu launch is anticipated to be ... More >>
I know, we're all bummed out the Texans lost. But since you've been drinking anyway, you might as well crack open another one and sit through the one awards show even the People's Choice Awards can look down its nose at. I'll be updating this entry throughout the broadcast, so refresh often and try ... More >>
Today Richard Nixon would have turned 99 years old, though he passed on to the big country club in the sky back in April 1994, at the age of 81. His wife Pat passed on the year previous, and Nixon was active until the end of his life, still making appearances and granting interviews, as the stains o ... More >>
Looking back on the year in movies, and what's coming in 2012.
In a speech at last night's private grand opening party for downtown's new Sundance Cinemas, Mayor Annise Parker expressed sentiments echoed by many Houstonians, saying, "When the [Angelika Theater] closed its doors, it was like a light went off downtown." The Mayor felt the Angelika's sudden and ... More >>
I realize the actual Academy Awards aren't set to be broadcast until Sunday night, when millions of people will watch -- for the first hour, at least -- as co-hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway lob Nerfball zingers at their fellow actors, make passively tasteless jokes about speech impedime ... More >>
Love is a one-way street in Blue Valentine.
2010 is old news. Here are ten to watch out for in 2011.
Stuck in the asylum with Martin Scorsese — head-trip Shutter Island is the good kind of insane.
Lady with the Little Dog
Looking back at Che, The Dark Knight, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Wall-E and many others, and looking ahead to 2009
The World Is a Stage
Orq is closing out with that song from his new CD To the Bone about the woman who "puts the 'ho' in 'Houston'" (hey, we don't judge), and Brett is off bringing back a "report" from the food table in the back of the room. Meanwhile, we got the lowdown on some recent activity at Music World Entertainm ... More >>
The New York Times reported yesterday that production company Madvision Entertainment has bought the rights to television’s long-running R&B franchise Soul Train from the program’s founder and former host Don Cornelius. Soul Train ceased producing new episodes in 2006, but continues to air in sy ... More >>
In an effort to stay hip with the times (always the Vatican’s primary objective, right?), the Catholic Church has decreed that there are seven new deadly sins (now, even deadlier!) that will accompany the old-fashioned original seven we’ve all come to know and love so well. The new ones inclu ... More >>
I was going to blog about the Oscar nods and snubs today, but I’m feeling too bummed out by the death of Heath Ledger. Unless you’ve managed to pull off that whole living under a rock thing, you know by now that the actor’s body was found in a Manhattan apartment on Tuesday in that classic ce ... More >>
I'm Not There and the changing face of Bob Dylan on film
The Houston 100 continues. Click here for numbers 91 to 100. 90. “Jole Blon,” Harry Choates, 1946. The unofficial Cajun national anthem was first recorded in Houston, by Choates, a Port Arthur-raised hellraiser who would die in a fit of delirium tremens in the Austin jail at 29 five years ... More >>
Bringing smarty back, Nancy Drew returns for another generation of young consumers
Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)
Ledger and Gyllenhaal are cowboys in love in Ang Lee's wrenching Brokeback Mountain
A family's crisis feels a bit too familiar in Imaginary Heroes
Destiny Fulfilled (Columbia)
Three recluses form an unlikely bond in The Station Agent
Learn the music biz from the pros
Species mixes sex, sci-fi and screams for some silly fun