Category Archives: Entertainment

Dennis Hopper’s drug issues are spotlighted high up in his obit. Is that necessary?

What was it like to live in the 1940s and ‘50s? You can get clues by watching TV shows like “Leave It To Beaver,” or you can read old newspapers from the period and see how celebrities were covered in … Continue reading

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Why isn’t the ‘Prince of Persia’ a real Persian?

It’s impossible to avoid trailers for the film “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,” which have even appeared embedded in ABC-TV’s coverage of the NBA playoffs. Those who’ve missed the trailer can watch it below, and when you do, … Continue reading

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Islam and Simon Cowell: ‘Idol’ judge is causing a stir with his Afghan fiancée

One of the last times I give a talk for my book (“Al’ America: Travels Through America’s Arab and Islamic Roots”), a woman in hijab asked me when Americans would begin “trusting” Islam. By that, she meant, “When will Islam … Continue reading

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The public wants to know: Did Sandra Bullock condone her husband’s Nazi antics?

What if Sandra Bullock did condone her soon-to-be-ex-husband’s Nazi proclivities? What then? OK. Maybe you weren’t aware of the Internet chatter (see here, here and here) that wonders if America’s sweetheart knew of Jesse James’ Hitler antics and (gasp!) tolerated … Continue reading

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Is Angelina Jolie a phony? My experience brought me close to an answer

The big news over the past few days – besides the ongoing developments in Afghanistan, the church-abuse scandal, the NCAA Final Four, and other hot-spots – was the revelation that Angelina Jolie is a shrew, a nag, a hypocrite. That’s … Continue reading

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King Tut exhibit reveals the up-and-down life of an inbred boy king

“Come closer. Come closer.” The docent was encouraging visitors to crowd into the first room of the King Tut Exhibit, where a video on the famous royal was about to begin. Seconds later, the lights went out, and on came … Continue reading

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Dear Glenn Beck: You know you’re a piece of *@#*^$&*!

Dear Glenn. For the first time, I watched your Fox TV broadcast. Let me compliment you from the outset. You have a knack for doing voices of people you hate – especially young people whom you deem as naïve. Your … Continue reading

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