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Super Bowl Ad wars — What commercials stood out to you?

Sarah Henning

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/08/bettywhite.png The Super Bowl — every year millions of non-football lovers flock to the couch to take part in what is consistently the top secondary storyline to the game: the ads sandwiched between the big plays. Just like on the field, there are always winners and losers, but unlike a ...

And the Oscar nomination goes to... everyone

Sarah Henning

There are a lot of very happy, very tired people in Hollywood this morning, chugging double shot caramel nonfat macchiatos while waking up everyone on their speed dial with shouts of "We did it! We're up for Best Picture!" Yes, the Academy Award nominations were announced this morning and the ...

The Grammys — Who was your winner?

Sarah Henning

So ... did you watch the Grammys last night? We did! In case you didn't, here's the Cliff's Notes version: Between rollicking performances by Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Bon Jovi, Lawrence frequenter Taylor Swift came away with the night's big prize for her album "Fearless." For those of you who ...

Good-bye, J.D.

Sarah Henning

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/28/jd2.png Depending on when you steamrolled through your teenage years, there's a great chance you've met Holden Caulfield, the teenage protagonist of "The Catcher in the Rye." The man who created Holden, and then spent most of his life hiding from the fame that came with literary stardom, author J.D. ...

"Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" — Who's your pick?

Sarah Henning

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/27/Picture_1.png If you happen to follow me on Twitter, you probably already know that on Monday I got a call from a producer from "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" the Food Network hit starring bleach-blond foodie Guy Fieri, who is always on the look out for top-quality, unique food made from ...

Freebird, Coco, freebird!

Sarah Henning

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/22/conan2.png #cocofinale The hair was high, the laughs were big and the good-bye was as bittersweet as it was expensive. Conan O’Brien said sayonara as only a jilted talk-show genius can: With an hour of barbs, extensive cowbell and really, really, really pricey tunes ("Lovely Rita!"). You can watch the ...

Ninth season of 'American Idol' provides memorable kickoff

Jon Niccum

Even though the players may retire, get traded or released, the team remains on the field. That's the reality of professional sports ... and the reality behind reality TV icon "American Idol." Now entering its 9th season, the most juggernauty of all prime time's juggernauts embraced its backstage drama with ...

Tweet, tweet: Top Chef has a winner

Sarah Henning

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Dec/10/voltaggio_hug.png A funny thing happened on the way to the “Top Chef” finale: Michael Voltaggio opened a Twitter account. Now, I know that not everyone tweets. I also know that there are a ton of celebrities, reality and otherwise, who do tweet and keeping track of them all would be ...

“Top Chef” — Finale, part 1

Sarah Henning

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Dec/03/Picture_1.png Welcome back into the kitchen, chef-lovers! While we were all indulging in our own “Top Chef” fantasies (and sweet potatoes by the pound), our favorite cheftestants were busy as well. Wednesday night was the first of the two-part finale featuring the strongest group of finalists the show has ever ...

Reality rundown: Man, it feels good to be right

Sarah Henning

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Nov/20/chefaward.png Welcome to the “No Duh” version of the “Top Chef” and “Project Runway” blog rundown. This week’s installment of our favorite reality shows have renewed my faith in the idea that even shows that have gone with the wrong winner (Leanne and Hosea) or finale contestants in the past ...

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