Daily Archives: September 15, 2011

Thursday TV: ‘Secret Circle’ Accompanies ‘Vampire Diaries’ Return

Bummers all around to start the new series “The Secret Circle” (The CW, 9 p.m.), Cassie spins out in a car wreck about the same time her mom is killed in an arson’s blaze. That brings the teen to grandma’s house to start school in a town where, she learns, is packed with witches and […]

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Retreads Clean Up On ‘Big Brother’ Finale

What would be worse – that awful laugh by returning redhead Rachel Reilly, lording over her win; or that clownish crying that followed her every failure? In the end, she got the last, awful laugh on the “Big Brother” finale Wednesday, winning the $500,000 and the votes of every other returning housemate – her boyfriend […]

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Cornrowed Crooner Takes ‘America’s Got Talent’

“America’s Got Talent” viewers are suckers for a strong voice, with vocalists winning most seasons of the summer talent show. This year was no exception, as the last singer in the competition, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the 37-year-old crooner and former car detailer from Logan, W. Va., with a fondness for Sinatra, took the $1 […]

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Father of Pop Art

Richard Hamilton, whose death was announced this week in England at 89, may have been one of the first pop artists. His playful 1956 collage, “Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing?” featuring body builders a living room with a canned ham, TV and reel to reel tape recorder, and […]

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