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  • J.K. Rowling's new book an instant best-seller

    J.K. Rowling's new book an instant best-seller
    J.K. Rowling's first stab at adult literature, "The Casual Vacancy," won't be released until Thursday, but it's already headed to the top of the best seller lists. It's currently at #3 by Amazon and #2 by Barnes & Noble. Not a bad start. Of course,...
  • London Olympics begin with a flourish in Opening Ceremony

    London Olympics begin with a flourish in Opening Ceremony
    With Shakespearean flourishes and pogoing punk rockers, and featuring the actor who plays James Bond on service to his actual majesty, Queen Elizabeth, the United Kingdom opened the Olympic Games on Friday night in a hip and humorous fashion. The much-...
  • Oscar nominations: snubs, surprises, Muppets

    Oscar nominations: snubs, surprises, Muppets
    No shock that “Hugo” and “The Artist” dominated this year’s Oscar nominations (for a full list, go here. I even wouldn’t have been surprised if the dog from “The Artist” had scored a nom. But there were...
  • 'Dancing with the Stars' recap: Season 14 premiere

    'Dancing with the Stars' recap: Season 14 premiere
    TOM BERGERON!  It's so great to see you again! Oh, hi, Brooke, you're there too. Introductions: Notable for Gavin's fedora, Maks' open shirt and Martina looking more glam than I could have ever imagined.  And now they tell us no elimination this week,...
  • Maryland's appetite for 'Hunger Games' is huge

    Maryland's appetite for 'Hunger Games' is huge
    When the lights dim for "Hunger Games" at midnight Thursday, Fatimah Nelson, who bought tickets weeks ago, will be there, a bit breathless, at the edge of a plush seat at Arundel Mills. "I've been waiting months and months and months," says the Baltimore...
  • 'Hunger Games' frenzy surpasses 'Twilight'

    'Hunger Games' frenzy surpasses 'Twilight'
    With the wide release of "The Hunger Games" movie in little more than a day, ticket sales are headed for a record, as fans across the country prepare for the biggest literary adaptation since the Harry Potter and Twilight films. And early ticket sales...
  • Neighborhood dogs and 'The Wire': the adventure continues

    Neighborhood dogs and 'The Wire': the adventure continues
    "The Wire" certainly made Charm City look like it was going to the dogs. With good reason. Turns out the acclaimed HBO series had close ties to canine Baltimore. I reported last week about "The Wire" crew's adventures with neighborhood pit bulls, and...
  • Retailers will kick off Black Friday on Thursday

    Retailers will kick off Black Friday on Thursday
    As retailers prepare for the traditional start of the holiday season this coming week, some of the nation's biggest chains plan to pre-empt Black Friday with shopping hours and special events on Thanksgiving Day — a move that has triggered a spate...
  • Is CNN's Don Lemon TV's funniest anchor?

    Is CNN's Don Lemon TV's funniest anchor?
    CNN's Don Lemon is making the rounds on Comedy Central's late night political humor shows and he's building a strong case for the coveted title of "America's Funniest Anchor."  Earlier this week in a clip dubbed "CNN anchor Don Lemon Appears not to...
  • Colbert rips media for blaming Norway terrorism on Muslims

    Colbert rips media for blaming Norway terrorism on Muslims
    The knee-jerk, anti-Muslim theorizing in the immediate aftermath of Friday's terrorist attacks in Norway was not the American media's finest moment. In fact, it was a moment perfect for mockery, as Stephen Colbert deftly demonstrated on "The Colbert...
  • The best of the local blogs -- a Harry Potter treacle tart

     
    I took a post-contest look at the nominated Mobbies blogs just now.Here are a few posts that got my attention:My favorite -- in his Rouxde Cooking School, John Houser III teaches how to make a Treacle Tart fit for Harry......
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' results: Top 8 couples revealed

     
    The classical theme continues on tonight's Dancing With the Stars, as the show opens with a souped up performance of "Walk This Way" featuring rock n roll violinist David Garrett and the expanded orchestra.I'm still recovering when it's time for......