R.I.P. Nora Ephron

Because if I tell the story, I control the version.
Because if I tell the story, I can make you laugh, and I would rather have you laugh at me than feel sorry for me.
Because if I tell the story, it doesn't hurt as much.
Because if I tell the story, I can get on with it.

Nora Ephron’s character Rachel Samstat in "Heartburn" when asked “Why do you feel you have to turn everything into a story?”

R.I.P. Gary Coleman


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Jack Bauer interrogates Santa


I am SO looking forward to January 17th, when Jack and Chloe return for Season 8.

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Offensive? You be the judge.

NBC was happy to take money from the makers of Doritos to show us an ad during the Super Bowl in which a man takes a bite out of a Dorito and a woman's clothes fly off of her body.

Crunch and the clothes disappear.

They also took money for a GoDaddy.com ad in which a woman with huge, fake breasts rips her sweater open to show us what she paid for.

GoDaddy ad.

But NBC apparently felt that the following ad was too offensive for television.

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R.I.P. The Piemaker and DeadGirl

Pushing Daisies Cancelled.

First, Wonderfalls. Now Pushing Daisies. Sigh ...

From E! Online, the facts are these:

ABC has cancelled Pushing Daisies, executive producer Bryan Fuller confirms to me exclusively.

Bryan Fuller tells me, "[ABC president] Steve McPherson called me, and said 'We gave it the best shot we could.' "

According to Fuller, the facts are these: "It's very likely that Pushing Daisies will end after episode 13, which as you know, is a cliffhanger. But we are talking to DC Comics about doing comic books that will wrap up our storylines, and I already have a pitch for a movie ready to go.

"To be honest, I'm really not feeling very boo hoo about it. I am so proud of the show. We put together 22 really good episodes, and there is a lot to be proud of. I'm sure I'll be working with a lot of these people again, and I would love to do so."

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Jack Bauer is back ...

... and if the trailer is any indication, it was worth the wait!

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