Review: A$AP Rocky Impressive on Debut Album

By Jonathan LAndrum Jr., Associated Press A$AP Rocky, “Long.Live.A$AP” (RCA Records) Rapper A$AP Rocky meshes his laid-back lyrical persona with a melodic sound, delivering an impressive piece of work with just a few flaws on his debut album, “Long.Live.A$AP.” Much of the 12-track set is an easy listen with solid production from Jim Jonsin, Hit-Boy, […]

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CW Gives Up on Killer-Kid Series ‘Battle Royale,’ Talks ‘Carrie Diaries’ Nostalgia Factor

CW president Mark Pedowitz said the network will not move forward on “Battle Royale,” a drama about junior high students forced to kill each other that the network once explored developing. He also talked about the network’s high hopes for a considerably cheerier series, the “Sex and the City” prequel “The Carrie Diaries,” and his […]

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AnnaSophia Robb as Carrie Bradshaw in "The Carrie Diaries." (Photo Credit: Nino Munoz/The CW)

‘The Carrie Diaries’ Explores Iconic Character’s Origin Story

“The Carrie Diaries,” premiering on Monday, Jan. 14,  is about “Sex and the City” protagonist Carrie Bradshaw’s teen years, when she was a Connecticut virgin who dreamed of the bright lights, big city of 1980s Manhattan. Thanks to an internship at a New York City law firm and a chance encounter with an editor of […]

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Nick Wechsler of 'Revenge' (Photo: ABC)

‘Revenge’: The Million Dollar Whine

“Sabotage” is a great Beastie Boys song but a boring episode of “Revenge.” Nothing really happened except for one reveal about a peripheral character. Bring back the red sharpie! It opens with what appears to be a masked Aiden pointing a gun at a seemingly dead man, then flashes back two days. Here are the […]

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