From Paul Levine...
HERE'S A BOOK I WON'T READ: Washed up sitcom actress Mackenzie Phillips has written her autobiography, "High on Arrival." I know your reaction. Like, who gives a shit? But wait...there's a hook. She had sex WITH her father, John Phillips, of The Mamas and the Papas. Lots of sex. Yeah, I know your reaction to that, too. Like, who gives a shit, redux. Can a TV movie be far behind? Are you California Dreamin'? Of course. But then, who gives a shit?
FOR THAT GOURMAND, JIM BORN: Served at the Texas State Fair, deep-fried butter.
I HAVE DIED AND GONE TO TIVO HEAVEN: Two nights ago, here was my television lineup. "Dexter." "Entourage." "Californication," "Mad Men," and "Curb Your Enthusiasm." THIS, my friends, is the Golden Age of Television. (Except for seeing John Lithgow naked on "Dexter.") If you missed Kathleen Turner defining the slang term "trombone" and apparently offering to demonstrate the maneuver, tune in to a re-run of "Californication." As for "Curb...", what's not to like about an episode entitled "Vehicular Fellatio?"
Nice seeing Lolita Davidovich back on the screen. If she were to marry Larry David, would she change her name to Lolita Davidovich-David?
I DON'T WANT TO BURST YOUR BALLOON, BUT... After grabbing an iced coffee at a Starbucks in Studio City, I gotta ask: Do all those people pounding away at laptops really believe they're going to sell the great American screenplay?
NO HANGING CHADS JOKES, PLEASE! With QB Chad Pennington hurt, the Miami Dolphins are turning to backup Chad Henne. If he goes down, will the Fins sign Chad Michael Murray?
YOU SAY "CITIZEN KANE," I SAY ELVIS AND ANN-MARGRET: I cannot take seriously a list of "Top Movies" that does not include "Viva Las Vegas."
KA-POW! Did anyone watch the heavyweight fight Saturday night on HBO? Vitali "Iron Man" Klitschko stopped Cris Arreola with a TKO in the 10th round. Klitschko, a Mount Rushmore of a fighter, reminds me of the android boxer in the Twilight Zone episode "Steel" with Lee Marvin. Just for fun, I'd like to see Sylvester Stallone go a round with Klitscko. Is that mean?
Always honest, seldom kind...