daily list: what 10 celebs did before they were famous

Newsflash! Apparently some guy called David Hernandez who’s appearing on the modern Gong Show known as American Idol has been revealed to have been a stripper! Shocking! Unbelievable! Because there’s nothing at all exhibitionist about American Idol. Who’da thunk that someone willing to put himself through such ritual humiliation in front of millions of total … more…

daily list: 5 entertainment mergers I’d love to see

So, the news came yesterday that pseudo-indie production company New Line is being absorbed by its parent company, Time Warner. That sounds kinda icky, like something out of a science fiction horror movie — eww, that dude just got absorbed! But on the other hand, if it means a concentrated refocusing on making fewer and … more…

daily list: 10 of 2008’s hot movies reviewed now

Maxim magazine got itself in a tiny bit of hot water this week when it published a review of the new Black Crowes album without anyone actually having listened to it. Maxim called the review — which gave the album two and a half stars out of five — “an educated guess.” Peter Angelos, the … more…