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Caryn James

TV Review: "Sister Wives," Married to the Media

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  • March 14, 2011 3:18 AM
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How many wives does it take for a guy to get arrested?
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Zach Galifianakis Does Little Orphan Annie and More SNL

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  • March 13, 2011 12:25 AM
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Zach Galifianakis really put his stamp on Saturday Night Live last night, with the absurdist comedy that is purely his.
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Video: Are Jon Cryer (and Helen Mirren!) Really Trolls?

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  • March 11, 2011 5:16 AM
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Yes, everyone is tired of Charlie Sheen except Charlie Sheen, but the late-night responses to him continue to be hilarious. After Sheen called Jon Cryer, his ex-Two and a Half Men co-star, a traitor and a troll, Cryer visited Conan O'Brien with this heartfelt response.

On Screen This Weekend: Dueling Storybook Heroines

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  • March 11, 2011 2:00 AM
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You might think this weekend’s opening of Jane Eyre and Red Riding Hood would bring us heroines straight from the pages of Charlotte Bronte and the Brothers Grimm, but you’d only be half right.

Video: The Comic Side of Ash Wednesday

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  • March 10, 2011 7:43 AM
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I'd almost forgotten that Conan O'Brien had a show, tucked away at 11:00 and competing with Jon Stewart, but I'm glad I caught his Pee-wee Herman interview last night. It ends with Conan, Pee-wee (who was promoting next week's HBO special, recorded from his recent Broadway show) and a cast ready for a school pageant in a silly, funny sketch explaining the meaning of Ash Wednesday.

Review, "Red Riding Hood": How to Make "Twilight" Look Good

  • By Caryn James
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  • March 10, 2011 4:19 AM
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“It appeals to the 14-year-old girl in me,” Gary Oldman told Conan O’Brien about the new Red Riding Hood from Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke. Oldman, who plays a mysterious, menacing wolf-hunter in the film, probably knows that 14-year-olds are the only possible audience for this clunky mess, and then only as a stopgap while waiting for the next Twilight.

Pick Your Palin: Julianne Moore or Kathy Griffin?

  • By Caryn James
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  • March 9, 2011 10:20 AM
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Sarah Palin manages to make news even on the rare occasions when she keeps her mouth shut. Today in the world of Palin media, it was announced that Julianne Moore will play her in the HBO film Game Change, based on Mark Halperin and John Heilbrun’s best seller about the 2008 election. So far Moore is the only actor officially cast in the film by Jay Roach, who also directed the HBO political film Recount (and more famously Meet the Parents).

Moviegoer, She Married Him: Wasikowska and Fassbender in a Glorious Jane Eyre

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  • March 9, 2011 2:00 AM
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That woman with the braids on her head, struggling to walk through lashing rain, falling in the mud, determinedly fleeing we don’t know what – in the dramatic opening of Cary Joji Fukunaga’s new film, she could be any fiery 19th century heroine, from Tess of the D’Urbervilles to Cathy in Wuthering Heights. Yet within minutes we see she could only be Jane Eyre.

Video: Stephen Colbert Explains Natalie Portman's Baby to Mike Huckabee

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  • March 8, 2011 5:51 AM
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Stephen Colbert begins by explaining to politician Mike Huckabee, who criticized Natalie Portman's unmarried pregnancy, why her baby is so special. He goes on to pull apart another comment Huckabee had to back away from: that Obama was raised in Kenya.

TV Review: Hugh Laurie, Zombie Killer

  • By Caryn James
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  • March 8, 2011 3:37 AM
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I’m devoted to House, but it’s no Singing Detective, even when a special Stunt Episode has Hugh Laurie in top hat and eye liner singing “Get Happy” with a chorus line of garishly made-up docs and nurses. Like most over-produced musical scenes – and it was a fairly short scene – this one took itself too seriously. Throughout last night’s episode of movie and TV parodies, the lighter the touch, the better.
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