Award-winning NFL sideline reporter Michele Tafoya on the Olympics, NFL Draft and the coronavirus

“I think once we all start getting back to normal, NFL fans are going to go nuts. They’re so passionate, they love to cheer, and there’s a lot of pent up cheering. I think there’s going to be joy in the end that we overcame it, because this has to end. It will end. And […]

Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne singer, dead at 52 from Covid-19

“As many of you are aware, Adam had been hospitalized with Covid-19 and although he had been making some small improvements over the last few days, Adam’s condition was critical and he was ultimately unable to recover from Covid-19 complications,” read a statement from the band’s attorney, provided to CNN. “He was truly a prolific […]

Emmy award-winning musician Adam Schlesinger dies at 52 of COVID-19

Schlesinger also wrote songs for title sequences for Netflix’s “To the Bone”, Warner Bros’ “Music & Lyrics”, 20th Century Fox’s “John Tucker Must Die” and “Me, Myself & Irene” and Universal’s “Josie and the Pussycats“.

Oscars Nominations Snubs and Surprises: What, No Amy Adams? Or Taraji P. Henson?

After the Captain Fantastic actor scored a Golden Globe nomination for his role as the patriarch of a family who is forced to reintegrate into society after living in isolation for a decade, the Screen Actors Guild also honored Mortensen with a nod for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role for […]

Mel Gibson Reveals Where He Was During ‘Exciting’ Oscar Nominations: ‘Holding My Newborn Son!’

Gibson and his girlfriend of two years Rosalind Ross welcomed the actor’s ninth child, son Lars Gerard, on Friday. And just four days later, the veteran star received an Academy Award nod for best director for his work on the World War II epic Hacksaw Ridge.

Joe Biden, Democrat Leaders Suggest Canceling Nominating Convention

Left unsaid, though, is that scrapping the convention would all but ensure Joe Biden becomes the Democrat nominee, with little opposition. If the party was unable to convene in person, it is likely that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and his progressive allies would be limited in being able to extort concessions from Biden and the […]

GOP Formally Nominates Trump, in Weird Fashion

How did the RNC/Trump forces do in handling the balloting? Well enough until the stupid and avoidable fight over Alaska, which not only ate up time but also robbed Trump of the drama of being immediately announced as the nominee when the original balloting was done. It was probably a good thing this embarrassment occurred […]

Don’t fall for ‘free’ downloads of Oscar-nominated films, they’re malware

Kaspersky recommends examining download file extensions for legitimate sources, checking out the site’s authenticity, finding out when the movie is going to be released in theaters or on streaming services, using reliable virus protection and not clicking on suspicious links. 

Adam Schlesinger dies of coronavirus complications at 52

His two Tony nominations were both for the musical “Cry-Baby,” an adaptation of the John Waters film, in 2008. He had recently collaborated with Sarah Silverman on his first full stage score since then, for an off-Broadway musical, “The Bedwetter,” which had been scheduled to open at the Atlantic Theater Company this spring. Tony winners […]

In Praise of Adam Schlesinger’s Other Band: Ivy

The second single from the trio’s sixth studio album “All Hours,” “Fascinated” won over fans of the band thanks to familiar melodic pop sensibilities with just a touch of the detached cool that became Ivy’s calling card. Notable because this song is a far cry from the guitar-centric sound of the 1990s, yet it is […]