“I remember in the old days, five, six years ago, we used to go out into the fine jungle of live television. It was an exquisite sensation—a little like making love, a little like being in the electric chair—to know that one million people were listening to you at that instant … Now it’s more Read More
It’s been four seasons and a wild jet ski ride with former major league pitcher Kenny Powers, who finally gave up his dreams of fame and fortune last night on HBO’s finale of one of its darkest comedies, Eastbound & Down.
The ending was conventional enough: Kenny found his humanity (yet again) in refusing to humiliate Guy Young (Ken Marino) on a new talk show–The Powers Hour–given to him by TCV exec Ronnie Thelman (Sacha Baron Cohen) on that condition. Also, he reconciled with April and rode off into the sunset of Santa Fe to go write his life movie, wherein his daughter grows up to be Lindsay Lohan, his son Alexander Skarsgaard, and he gets to start a new life in Africa after his wife is shot in an alleyway, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne-style. Kenny Powers, we learn, dies like the Don, amongst the many literal and figurative seeds that he has sowed.
Fade to black. The audience goes apeshit.
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crossing the aisle
Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota is trying to cut into rival Bill de Blasio’s commanding lead with a new ad that squarely targets Democratic voters.
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Anthony Weiner, whose mayoral bid imploded following revelations that he’d continued sexting long after his resignation from Congress, was already plotting a Plan B more than six months before he lost his bid for Gracie Mansion, sources said.
With less than three weeks to go until the Democratic mayoral primary, the candidates are hard at work trying to court the Latino vote.
Today, in another sign the vote remains up for grabs, former Congressman Anthony Weiner and former City Comptroller Bill Thompson both released Spanish-language television advertisements–the first of the mayor’s race.
Mayoral contender Anthony Weiner is set to hit the airwaves Monday with his first televised ad, which he sent out to his supporters early this morning.
“Our campaign has had policy speeches, idea books and lots of community meetings. Now we have a TV commercial. The first look is yours,” Mr. Weiner wrote in a post-midnight email to supporters titled, “Sneak Preview.”
Anthony Weiner isn’t going to quit the mayor’s race because this is New York.
“I know that there are newspaper editors and other politicians that say, ‘Boy, I wish that guy Weiner would quit,’” Mr. Weiner says in a new ad posted on his campaign website. “They don’t know New York. They certainly don’t know me. ‘Quit’ isn’t the way we roll in New York City.”
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As a new poll shows her again leading the mayor’s race, Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s campaign is going up on the air with the first ad of the Democratic primary.
Actress Shannon Richardson, best known as the pregnant Texas woman who allegedly tried to poison Mayor Bloomberg and President Obama and frame her third husband for doing so, has racked up a considerable resume in the entertainment industry.
The 5’9″ mother of five, according to her CV, attributes her numerous roles Read More