Alex Ben Block

Seeing Stars On Oscar Night

If you can’t make it to the Academy Awards, there are two black tie galas that offer up lots of stars from the past and present: Norby Walters' Night of 100 Stars and The Roger Neal Style Oscar Viewing Dinner Joseph Bologna When the Academy Awards are handed out on Sunday evening, February 26, those who can’t be in the Dolby Theater in the Hollywood & Highland Center for the show and Governor’s Ball afterward can still put on the Ritz and celebrate into the night. While many stars will be found at parties put on by Vanity Fair, the Elton John AIDS Foundation and even Madonna, many of the stars who the fans know best will be attending one of two events that cater to stars of the past as well

TV Review: Gays and Ladies Hit Late Night

"We definitely try to focus on things affecting women and LGBT people, and we definitely try to bully the bullies and go after the people who are going after us." Bryan Safi, producer, Throwing Shade Bryan Safi (Homosensual) and Erin Gibson (Feminasty) SERIES PREMIER: Throwing Shade on TV Land Produced by: Erin Gibson, Bryan Safi, Andrew Steele, Anna Wenger and Joe Farrell for Funny or Die Productions. Showrunner - Charlie Siskel A Socio-Political Snark Fest There's a new late-night socio-political snark fest invading the Tuesday Night 10:30 Slot. It is TV Land's Throwing Shade. Already a hit in podcastland, the show now gets a shot at a broadcast audience. Throwing Shade has a manic, milli

PBS On The Firing Line in Trump Era

The public TV network’s President, Paula Kerger, promises no change to programming or news, but worries about the impact of the new administration on local stations. PBS's new network for children launches on MLK Day PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger SHE MADE A BET ON THE FIRST QUESTION FROM CRITICS - AND LOST Before PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger appeared before the nation’s TV journalists in Los Angeles on Sunday during the annual critic’s tour, she made a friendly bet that the first question would be the impact of the incoming Trump administration on funding for the nation’s largest public television network. It turned out to be the second question. Regardless, the seismic shift in

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