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  • 'The Bachelorette' recap, episode 8, The final four

    'The Bachelorette' recap, episode 8, The final four
    As "The Bachelorette" winds down, we're already looking forward to the next batch of hopeless romantics ("Bachelor Pad" starts July 23 featuring Kalon and his butt chin). We got a sneak peak last Thursday at the Bachelor/Bachelorette casting call. Though...
  • 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...
  • 'Wire' actress 'Snoop' pleads guilty in drug case

    'Wire' actress 'Snoop' pleads guilty in drug case
    Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, who overcame a troubled childhood and a murder conviction to launch an acting career as a drug-gang assassin on HBO's "The Wire," pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to sell heroin. She was sentenced to seven years in prison,...
  • 'The Wire' update: Here are some cast members doing some very good work

    'The Wire' update: Here are some cast members doing some very good work
    With Felicia "Snoop" Pearson's guilty plea Monday to conspiracy to sell heroin, it seems like a good time to catch up with what some of the other cast members of the Baltimore-based series are doing. And two of the finest actors in the series, Dominic...
  • Case offers look into drug ring involving 'Snoop' of 'The Wire'

    Case offers look into drug ring involving 'Snoop' of 'The Wire'
    When Antonio Malone needed $15,000 to pay off the assailants who stormed his West Baltimore rowhouse and demanded money and heroin, a gang leader told him exactly where to go. Police say he was sent to a 12th floor apartment at The Redwood, the home of...
  • 'The Wire' has ended, but its talent is still being tapped

    'The Wire' has ended, but its talent is still being tapped
    With Felicia "Snoop" Pearson's guilty plea last week to conspiracy to sell heroin, one question being asked by fans of "The Wire" is how other cast members of the Baltimore-based series are doing. The answer: Several are doing just fine professionally....
  • Writer David Simon, creator of 'The Wire' and 'Homicide,' wins 2010 MacArthur 'genius' award

    Writer David Simon, creator of 'The Wire' and 'Homicide,' wins 2010 MacArthur 'genius' award
    Baltimorean David Simon, whose groundbreaking television series "The Wire" examined the institutions of his hometown with a passionate and unsparing eye, today won a 2010 MacArthur "genius" award. The 50-year-old Simon is one of only a few people ever to...
  • John Waters, Ron Shelton, David Simon react to 'Diner'

    John Waters, Ron Shelton, David Simon react to 'Diner'
    "Diner" has resonated with Baltimore-connected writers and moviemakers across the popular and literary spectrum. Here are some of their reactions to the movie's 30th anniversary. The film "shined a light on a time in Baltimore that I was not that...
  • Bunk of 'The Wire' sticks up for Times-Picayune

    Bunk of 'The Wire' sticks up for Times-Picayune
    David Simon did it. And now Bunk is doing it too -- protesting drastic cuts at New Orleans Times-Picayune. Wendell Pierce, who played Bunk on "The Wire," has joined a number of big names from New Orleans to tell the newspaper's parent company that they...
  • 'Modern Family' director talks smart about movie comedy

    'Modern Family' director talks smart about movie comedy
    From the Mike Sragow Gets Reel blog: Jason Winer directed every other episode of the first season of the award-winning ABC comedy "Modern Family." He has just made the jump to movie comedy with the forthcoming remake of "Arthur," starring Russell Brand...
  • Pit bulls helped Baltimoreans make noise, money during shooting of 'The Wire'

    Pit bulls helped Baltimoreans make noise, money during shooting of 'The Wire'
    An online travel show came to parts of Baltimore where "The Wire" was shot and turned up a story about pit bulls and entrepreneurial guys in the 'hood. "We had a situation, I think it was on season three, where one of the residents had their pit bull out...
  • Payoffs 'The Wire' way: 'Social Security number?'

    Payoffs 'The Wire' way: 'Social Security number?'
    Ever since I heard some enterprising Baltimoreans used pit bulls to try to shake down "The Wire" crew for money, I've wondered: Did the scheme actually work? In case you missed it, I reported earlier this week that an online travel show visiting parts of...