Before David Lynch starting peeling the paint off the white picket fence, Wes Craven, who died at the age of 76 a month ago, was already sharpening it for a stake in the heart of American values. A sort of bizarro Mr. Rogers, Craven was a kind but unfiltered paternal figure who was more likely to let the boogeyman in the closet team up with the monster under the bed than sweetly tell you they weren't real. Like screenwriter/director Paul Schrader, Craven was raised religious without access to
The addition of HLN host Nancy Grace to the lineup of ABC's 2011 "Dancing with the Stars" is such an exquisite example of how calculating and exploitative prime-time network TV can be. This year's cast also includes Chaz Bono, David Arquette and Rob Kardashian.