"Mythbusters" host Adam Savage blogs about Milwaukee
Adam Savage, host of "Mythbusters" on the Discovery Channel, blogged yesterday about many Milwaukee things.
"Britney Blowout" features candid interview with pop singer
The TV Guide Network (TVGN) will premiere a one-hour television special, "Entertainment Tonight Presents: Britney Blowout," on Monday at 10 p.m.
Driver taps "GMA" co-anchor as awards host
Josh Elliott, a co-anchor on ABC's "Good Morning America," will host the first annual Donald Driver's Driven to Achieve Awards presented by BMO Harris Bank on March 29 at The Pfister Hotel.
Time Warner Cable launches Showtime Anytime mobile feature
Time Warner Cable announced the launch of Showtime Networks' authentication service, Showtime Anytime. Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks customers who subscribe to Showtime will have free, unlimited on demand access to hundreds of hours of the network's programming.
Jason Newton leaving Channel 12 for hometown post
The Baltimore Sun reports today that WISN-TV anchorman Jason Newton has taken an anchor position at WBAL in his hometown of Baltimore. The station, like Channel 12 here, is owned by Hearst Television Inc.
Milwaukee Food Festival?
My wife watches "The Good Wife" and if you watched this past week's episode you saw what she saw, an explosion at the Milwaukee Food Festival.
Brewers win coveted media marketing awards
Earlier this week, the Brewers were awarded gold and silver awards at the 2013 PromaxBDA Sports Media Marketing Awards.
Milwaukee family on "Family Feud"
The Ivory family, made up of a group of cousins that grew up in Milwaukee, will compete on the "Family Feud" at 6 p.m. on Friday on WVTV-TV CW 18.
Third Coast Daily sold to Urban Milwaukee
Urban Milwaukee announced earlier today that it has purchased Third Coast Daily, an online arts and entertainment publication. The sale will be effective Dec. 1, according to the release.
Keanu's "Man of Tai Chi" kicks all kinds of butt
As he famously stated in "The Matrix," Keanu Reeves knows kung fu. And if "Man of Tai Chi" is any sign, he knows how to make a pretty damn fun kung fu movie too.
WTMJ-TV contest sends viewer to Winter Olympics in Russia
WTMJ-TV Ch. 4 is offering viewers of its 10 p.m. local newscast a trip to the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Want holiday music now? WZTI-AM has it
Even though the calendar says Halloween, it's nothing but "Jingle Bells" and other Christmas music on WZTI-AM 1290 Martini Radio in Milwaukee.
Yo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "Don Jon" is totally not a dime, bro
I'm not saying that I have a bit of a man-crush on JGL ... but I'm pretty much saying that I have a bit of a man-crush on JGL. So the fact that I didn't like "Don Jon," his debut as a writer-director, is kind of awkward. I don't want to stop getting invites to the monthly JGL Fan Club screenings of "Premium Rush," but his new movie is a clumsy mess, a first attempt at writing and directing that really plays like a first attempt at writing and directing.
Bango featured on new Hulu show
A new series on Hulu follows four mascots, one from the high school ranks, one from college, another from minor leagues, and one from the professional ranks - the latter being Milwaukee Bucks mascot Bango.
"Laverne & Shirley" reunite on Nickelodeon's "Sam & Cat"
The most famous bottle cappers from Shotz Brewery will be making an appearance on the popular kids show "Sam & Cat."
Coping with scary movies
While it may seem natural that the horror film genre would appeal to what may appear to be my edgier tastes, I am really just a quivering baby when it comes to scary stuff, so I use the wussy technique of avoidance to cope.
"Short Term 12" is a perfect 10
It's easy to take for granted the small wonder that is "Short Term 12" and the things it does so incredibly well. With a passing glance, it might not look like there's a lot here to grab you or blow you away in a conventional, Hollywood manner. But while watching it, writer-director Destin Cretten's sophomore feature does exactly that with the mere power of its rich characters and perfectly told story. And its soul-raising grip lasts long after seeing it.
Milwaukee Public TV set to air Tommy Awards tonight
Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, Oconomowoc High School, Shorewood High School, Wauwatosa West High School and Waukesha West High School will be featured in the broadcast running at 8 p.m. on WPT and 9 p.m. on MPTV 10.1 HD and 36.2.
WikiLeaks story "The Fifth Estate" is a hack job
Remember back when "The Social Network" came out in 2010, and it made computer jargon, programming and other seemingly dry behind-the-scenes stuff seem exciting and thrilling? Fincher and company gave the proceedings a rich, dark mood, while Sorkin's Oscar-winning script was predictably snappy, but also smart and insightful. Bad news, folks; that's not "The Fifth Estate."
News and notes: Live the Katy Perry experience
TVGN, the TV Guide Network, will premiere a one-hour television special, "Entertainment Tonight Presents: The Katy Perry Experience" at 7 p.m. on Monday night.
"Blood Brother" focuses on a good story, just not the right story
In case this point gets lost over the next 791 words, let me put it right up front: "Blood Brother" is a good movie. It's impeccably made, and it tells a powerful, often devastating story with honesty and energy. It's just the wrong story.
B93.3 radiothon raises funds, awareness for ABCD
A couple of weeks ago Jane Matenaer and Carol Vonn (CV) had the opportunity to have extra hours on the air with the "Jane & CV Call To Care Radiothon" on WLDB-FM B93.3.
MPS gives Salvation Army, WISN-TV excellence award
The Milwaukee Board of School Directors and the Milwaukee Public Schools administration selected The Salvation Army and WISN-TV Ch. 12 to receive the Board's Excellence in Education Award for September 2013.
"The Crash Reel" hits the head and the heart
We all love comeback stories, where the underdog defies the odds - both physical and mental - to win the day. Those are the kinds of comeback story sports - including football - want to tell and fans want to hear. But unfortunately, that's not the story Kevin Pearce has to tell in "The Crash Reel," Lucy Walker's terrific and urgent documentary. His is a comeback story without the comeback.
Milwaukee Public Television wants your mittens
Milwaukee Public Television will collect hats, scarves and gloves from Oct. 7 to 25 as part of the station's sixth annual "Mittens & More" community service event.