March 14, 2014 |
CBS says it's renewing "The Big Bang Theory" for three more years. The extraordinary multiyear deal would carry TV's most-watched sitcom through the 2016-17 season, its 10th. What are the odds that, during some part of the next three seasons, Sheldon Cooper is holding a large model of the USS Enterprise in front of Penny's pregnant belly? If you're keeping track I Us Weekly is reporting that Taylor Swift is icing Selena Gomez because Selena has gotten back together with Justin Bieber . Taylor's new besties are Sarah Hyland , Hailee Steinfeld , Lena Dunham , model Karlie Kloss and Lorde . If you're keeping track II The new In Touch reportedly recovered a list of famous dudes that Lindsay Lohan says she slept with, and the list includes Joaquin Phoenix , Lukas Haas , Wilmer Valderrama , Jamie Burke , Jamie Dornan , Zac Efron , Justin Timberlake , Colin Farrell , Heath Ledger , Max George , James Franco , Adam Levine and Garrett Hedlund . When did she have time to do all the drugs?
January 27, 2014 |
This weekend marks the third anniversary of the Tahrir Square revolt in Egypt. It's hard to recall the incredible exhilaration of those days, which I witnessed firsthand: Facebook-savvy activists rallied millions to the square with calls to end police brutality and oust a military-backed dictator. In 36 months, the counterrevolution has come full circle. Several key leaders of the Jan. 25, 2011, protest, including the April 6 movement cofounder Ahmed Maher, have been sentenced to three years in jail - at hard labor.
January 15, 2014 |
PASADENA, Calif. - Starting Jan. 27, former 107.9 DJ Abdul "Damage" Muhammad will be co-hosting a new, live daily show for Sean Combs' Revolt network. Too bad the Temple grad's Philly fan base won't be able to see him on TV. Launched to some fanfare in October, Revolt's TV channel, part of what's described as a "multi-genre, multi-platform music network," is one of four minority-owned cable networks chosen by Comcast for distribution on its systems as part of a deal that helped win the company federal approval for its acquisition of NBC. So, why is the network, available in about 20 million homes, including places like Pittsburgh, Seattle and the Bay Area, not on in Comcast's hometown?
July 28, 2013 |
Al Gore didn't exactly succeed with Current TV. Oprah has pulled it off, so far, with OWN. Now Sean "Diddy" Combs is making that giant leap - founding a new cable TV channel. Combs on Friday said he plans to launch Revolt by late October. It'll be purely about popular music, of all genres. You know, the way MTV used to be before it dived into the (germ-infested) reality TV pool. Not that Combs faults MTV's business plan. "If I was in that position, I probably would have bit at that apple, too, to be more than just a music channel and be more of a youth culture network," Combs, 43, said in Los Angeles, according to USA Today.
May 23, 2013 |
WARSAW, Poland - Boruch Spiegel, 93, one of the last remaining survivors of the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising by poorly armed Jewish insurgents against the powerful Nazi German force that occupied Poland, has died. Mr. Spiegel died May 9 in Montreal, where he had spent the last four years in a nursing home, his son, Julius, said Tuesday. With Mr. Spiegel's death, the tiny group of survivors of the legendary World War II revolt that was crushed 70 years ago this month grows even smaller.
September 9, 2012 |
BEIRUT, Lebanon - The Syrian regime pounded Aleppo with warplanes and artillery shelling Saturday as ground forces seeking to regain momentum in the country's largest city advanced on three neighborhoods, activists said. Shelling and air raids against the eastern Helwaniyeh neighborhood caused a large number of casualties, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and another activist group called the Local Coordination Committees. Amateur videos showed wounded people bleeding on the floor of a crowded makeshift hospital as they received treatment.
July 1, 2012
A photo caption in the Sunday Arts & Entertainment section misidentifies Joe Sacco and Chris Hedges, coauthors of Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt . Sacco is on the left and Hedges is on the right. The section was printed in advance. The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357)
July 1, 2012 |
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt By Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco Nation Books. 302 pp. $28 Reviewed by Larry Eichel This book combines three elements rarely seen in a single package: journalistic reporting about the despair in America's most downtrodden communities; serious, cartoon-style depictions of human stories from those places; and superheated rhetoric calling for the end of the current economic...
February 22, 2012
THE ARAB-based TV giant Al Jazeera has a decade-long love-hate relationship with the U.S. government, but the network - which includes the English-language Al Jazeera English, or AJE - proved its worth in 2011 with intrepid wall-to-wall coverage of the "Arab Spring" uprising. And it did this without cutting away every five minutes to remind us that Whitney Houston is still dead. This week, Al Jazeera English won one of America's top two journalism prizes, a George Polk Award, for a documentary about the revolt against Bahrain's monarchy.
January 15, 2012
Robert Benne is director of Roanoke College's Center for Religion and Society I find myself spewing epithets at the television screen more frequently these days to protest the outrageous showboating of NFL players. Indeed, I often shift my allegiance to the team that has fewer displays of self-centered exhibitionism. Let me count the ways in which they celebrate themselves: spiking the ball; jumping into the stands; dunking the ball over the goalpost; dancing little jigs; sprinting out of the area of the play to display themselves as the sole hero; showing off their biceps; skipping away from the scene of triumph; thumping their chests; signaling a first down; kicking drum-major-like into the end zone; taking the pose of a soldier at alert; pointing to and saluting their supporters; standing and glowering over the fallen opponent; calling for cheers from the crowd; praying ostentatiously; and other gestures too numerous to recount.