• Doctor Strange takes a break on E. 32nd Street

    Doctor Strange takes a break on E. 32nd Street

    One can only imagine Sheldon’s reaction had Benedict Cumberbatch, as Doctor Strange, entered Stuart’s Comic Center of Pasadena on Big Bang Theory. While, most likely, not outwardly showing his excitement like he would have done had Professor Proton entered the store, I’m guessing that it could very well have been the first known case on record of spontaneous […]

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  • “…So it’s good night from me” – R.I.P. Ronnie Corbett

    “…So it’s good night from me” – R.I.P. Ronnie Corbett

    Sadly, this is no April Fools joke. Ronnie Corbett, the co-star of The Two Ronnies, one of the most successful and long running light entertainment shows on British television, has died at the age of 85. At its peak, over 17 million viewers each week watched the legendary sketch comedy show, which ran from 1971-1987 on […]

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  • Tom Hiddleston and Stephen Colbert ‘See the Light’

    Tom Hiddleston and Stephen Colbert ‘See the Light’

    Every once in awhile, there are those moments in time that you come to realize the Internets are a good thing. A perfect example surfaced this week, hidden deep amongst the endless cat videos, was Tom Hiddleston, fresh off his brilliant appearance in The Night Manager, appearing on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Hiddleston (The […]

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  • R.I.P. Frank Kelly, a.k.a. Father Jack

    R.I.P. Frank Kelly, a.k.a. Father Jack

    Veteran stage and screen actor, Frank Kelly, best known for playing the elderly, ranting, foul-mouthed alcoholic priest, Father Jack Hackett in the comedy sitcom Father Ted, has died at the age of 77. Kelly, most recently seen in Emmerdale and Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie, spent years working as a subeditor at Irish newspapers before beginning an acting career that spanned […]

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  • R.I.P. Alan Rickman (1946-2016)

    R.I.P. Alan Rickman (1946-2016)

    When I read the news about Alan Rickman’s passing yesterday, my initial reaction was to channel Howard Beale, open the window and shout, “I’m mad as hell and not going to take it any more!” First David Bowie and now Alan Rickman. In just a few short days, Planet Earth lost two incredibly talented and […]

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  • Getting to know your Dowager Countess, a.k.a. Dame Maggie Smith

    Getting to know your Dowager Countess, a.k.a. Dame Maggie Smith

    As Planet Earth prepares for the final series of Downton Abbey which begins on Sunday (3 January) on PBS’ Masterpiece series, if, like the Dowager Countess herself, you haven’t seen the series, it’s quite possible that you’d be surprised to know that the Dowager Countess was not Dame Maggie Smith’s first role. When it comes […]

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