Vegas casinos place their bets on TV tie-ins

LAS VEGAS — Playing slots is a lot like watching television. Both require sitting on your ass and pushing buttons. So it’s no wonder TV show graphics are on many of the slot machines found in Las Vegas casinos. Even The Simpsons –noticeable by its absence in casino slots the last time I visited Vegas… Read on



Several reasons to watch One Big Happy

There was a lot of talk about how groundbreaking One Big Happy was at the January TCA press tour. The NBC sitcom, which premieres Tuesday night, stars Calgary-born Elisha Cuthbert as an uptight lesbian who decides to have a child fathered by her lifelong friend, Luke (Nick Zano). Then Nick goes and meets a curvy… Read on


This week’s podcast: Ford boosts Kimmel

What with traveling to and from North Carolina and all, I didn’t get to chat with CHML’s Scott Thompson this week until Friday. We had plenty of catching up to do, including a post mortem on Rob Ford’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, another look at Ellen DeGeneres’ job hosting The Oscars and my visit… Read on


Ellen DeGeneres: worst Oscar host ever

DeGeneres poses with her writers David Letterman, your reign of error is over. Ellen DeGeneres is now the worst Oscar host ever.DeGeneres mailed it in Sunday in a performance that at best could be called minimal. Much of her involvement with the three-and-a-half hour broadcast looked like a rehearsal.The daytime talk show host skipped what… Read on