‘Entourage’: Ari Gold’s 10 Greatest Hits

Imagining ‘Entourage‘ without Ari Gold is like picturing ‘Married With Children‘ minus Al Bundy. As Vinnie Chase’s foul-mouthed agent, Jeremy Piven has cemented himself as one of television’s most simultaneously loathsome and lovable characters. His quips – with special attention to Lloyd and E – are legendary. It’s no surprise that Piven has won three […]

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Premiere: A New Judge & New Attitude

Never has an off-season improvement been as effective as Howie Mandel’s swap-out of David Hasselhoff on ‘America’s Got Talent.’ If Hasselhoff’s now-dunzo endless “Hoff” references are Atari, Howie Mandel is PlayStation 3. Mandel’s quick wit and boldness to stand up to the stuffiness of Piers Morgan. Mandel rounds out the show and replaces the Hoff […]

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Howie Mandel’s Hasselhoff ‘Talent’ Replacement Plan: Burgers & Booze

David Hasselhoff, who spent time in a L.A. hospital last weekend for what a tabloid reports is an ongoing alcohol problem, is something of a punchline as an ex-judge on this season of ‘America’s Got Talent.’ “I was sitting last night, eating burgers and drinking vodka with the kids,” Howie Mandel jokes of comparing himself […]

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‘The Hills:’ Heidi’s New Face Makes The Show Get Real

It’s ironic.  Heidi Montag’s decision to become the world’s fakest person made ‘The Hills’ get real.  And last night’s season premiere was excellent television.  Heidi’s complete physical transformation pierced the scripted veneer of the alleged reality show. The producers knew that, after months of magazines detailing Heidi’s new look, the first shot of her face […]

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