TV Stars

  • Calendar

    August 21, 2014
  • Film

    June 6, 2013

    Life Is a Sitcom in The Kings of Summer

    It's not a very special episode.

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, A Salute To TV Season Premieres

    DWTS = this week's Philly-Giants game?​Television fascinates me. It seems like a new station pops up onto my channel grid every day to the point where I'm actually a little disappointed I haven't been approached by anyone to televise the Sean Network. I mean, doesn't everyone have their own ne ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 31, 2010

    Massive Montrose Fire Burns Agora Cafe and Antiques Store

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty​Click here to see a slideshow of last night's blaze and this morning's aftermath. Last night in the midst of Halloween drinking festivities and the Montrose Costume Crawl, Agora Cafe and Antique Warehaus burned down. The two businesses, at the corner of Westheimer and ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 2, 2010

    Houston Symphony POPS! Series: Broadway Rocks!

    The Gay Men's Chorus belts out a few show tunes

  • Calendar

    June 10, 2010

    Menopause, the Musical

    Hot flashes and cold sweats - yeah, that sounds like fodder for a Broadway show

  • Film

    May 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    New On DVD: Did You Hear What Happened To The Morgans? If Not, You're Lucky

    ​A quick look at the DVDs being released today once again proves that there's no accounting for taste. The box office money makers are Disney's The Princess and the Frog, which raked in more than $102 million, and Ninja Assassin, which pocketed just over $38 million. Then there's Did You Hear Abou ... More >>

  • Music

    October 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    So Long, Bea Arthur

    When I was a young teenager, I used to watch The Golden Girls sort of obsessively. (So I didn't get out much. And?)  At the age of 14, I was gawky, tall, and had already cultivated a dark sense of humor that involved writing snappy comebacks to deliver to the popular girls at school. (Of course ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Idol Beat: The Top Seven Results

    Michael Becker/ Fox Bottom Feeding: Lil Rounds and Matt Giraud will likely be right back here next week.At the beginning of Wednesday's American Idol, I was pretty sure that whoever the week's lowest vote-getter was - Lil Rounds or Matt Giraud - would go home. No save for them. So when Simon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Is She Really The "Heidi Fleiss of Houston"?

    Sometimes one flip remark transforms things.One Houston cop calls a woman "The Heidi Fleiss of Houston," and the media goes nuts (Hey, including us.)But we're really not convinced Debbie Turbiville is up to Heidi Fleiss's standards.Until we see Joel Osteen's name on a credit-card bill, we're withhol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Saturday: Dash Rip Rock at the Continental Club

    A sort of swampy Supersuckers, New Orleans trio Dash Rip Rock - whose last album Hee Haw Hell was the rather ambitious cowpunk retelling of Dante's Inferno - have returned to more earthly concerns on the new Country Grilfriend (Abitian). That means, according to the liner notes, "songs [that] will b ... More >>

  • Film

    September 18, 2008

    A Dentist's Job: Ghost Town

    Ricky Gervais sees dead people. And they bring him to life

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2008

    Wow. Charlie Sheen is a Real Asshole.

    I admit I’ve done my fair share of whining with regard to Denise Richards. But when it comes to Denise’s ex, Charlie Sheen, all I can say is…wow. He’s an asshole. It’s recently come to light that in 2005, Mr. Men at Work left a series of totally horrible voice mail messages on Denise’s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2008

    I Miss the Awards Shows

    Miss Pop Rocks realizes some of you didn’t even notice that the Golden Globes didn’t air last night; perhaps you were too busy watching the premiere of “Rock of Love 2: Now Even Skankier If That’s Possible.” But for a pop culture writer such as myself, I live for that awards shit! And du ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2008

    Six Degrees of Charlie Wilson’s War

    I’m sure that many of you are familiar the theory of Six Degrees of Separation – or at least the Hollywood version of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. In short, the theory posits that everyone person in the world is no more than six steps from each person on the planet. (In the Hollywood version, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 1, 2007

    Gossip, Lies & Secrets

    What do you do when your friends dish your dirt?

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2007

    Q&A: Greg Giraldo Talks about Carrot Top, Carlos Mencia, Ray Romano, Lewis Black, Patton Oswalt, Dick Cheney and, of course, Paris Hilton

    Greg Giraldo drops into the Improv this week, but last week Assistant Night & Day Editor Dusti Rhodes talked to him on the phone about roasting celebrities, stealing jokes, being a dad, and his upcoming show on Comedy Central. Houstoned: You’re kind of known for being really good at roasting peop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: Memo to Larry King: Retire

    So I’m probably going to get totally hated on for this one. But does anyone else out there think the retirement alarm is going beep beep beep for Larry King? And I’m not just saying it because of his many gaffes, like the recent interview with Ringo Starr in which he referred to Ringo as Georg ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 26, 2006
  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Karaoke

    Spotlight Karaoke

  • Film

    March 25, 1999

    Reel Time

    EDtv tries to upstage Truman on TV's impact

  • Film

    July 31, 1997

    Perfect Mess

    What's wrong with this Picture? Everything.

  • Film

    March 10, 1994

    On Location with Boy Rifkin

    The director of The Chase considers Houston and Keaton