‘The Hills’ Heidi Montag’s Strange Bedfellow: Director Ron Howard

It doesn’t exactly top the hilarious reunion of Saturday Night Live’s best presidential impressions, but Ron Howard’s campaign for the government creation of a Consumer Agency to defend average Americans against the disgusting sorts of financial abuses that credit card companies and Wall Streeters inflict on them is still rolling on. This time, he’s pulling […]

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The Drama Club: ‘Parenthood’s Berkeley Is Hella Inaccurate

I approached Tuesday night’s premiere of ‘Parenthood’ with a mixture of excitement and fear.   The multi-generational, low-concept family drama stars Peter Krause and Lauren Graham, two terrific actors.  I love the Ron Howard movie that inspired the series.  Best of all, the show is Executive Produced by Jason Katims, who also runs one of my […]

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Is ‘Parenthood’ Sweeter the Second Time Around?

The Buckmans are out and the Bravermans are in as Ron Howard’s ‘Parenthood‘ film once again gets adapted for TV. First (and unsuccessfully) turned into a series shortly after the movie’s 1989 release, NBC’s new take on ‘Parenthood’ stars Peter Krause (‘Six Feet Under‘), Lauren Graham (‘Gilmore Girls‘), Erika Christensen (‘Swimfan‘) and Dax Shepard as […]

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Opening Wide: Tom Hanks in Ron Howard’s “Angels and Demons”

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/Angels-%26-Demons/148945/1099101992/Angels-%26-Demons%3A-The-Set-Up/embed 420 355] Angels and Demons Buy tickets at Fandango! Ron Howard directs this sequel to The Da Vinci Code, which features Tom Hanks returning as Noted Symbologist Robert Langdon, this time sans the bad attempt at college professor-style long-hair rebellion. Despite Langdon’s efforts to reveal the Catholic Church’s deception and hypocrisy about the […]

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Top 20 Guest Stars On “The Simpsons”

A guest starring role on The Simpsons is considered one of television’s highest honors. If you’re on it, you’ve made it in show biz. Especially if you play yourself. For the show’s executive producer Al Jean, the rewards are sweet. As he put it in an interview with Fancast, “Having guest stars on the show […]

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