Daily Archives: February 28, 2012

Redefining ‘Stars’ on ‘Dancing’

In astronomical terms, there are millions of stars whose name we do not know. This may also be the guiding principal of casting agents on “Dancing with the Stars” this season. Aside from Gladys Knight, Martina Navratilova and Urkel, there’s a bunch of “hmm” and a whole lot of “who?” in the roster of competitors […]

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Tuesday TV: ‘The Amish’ vs. Male ‘Idol’ Singers

For most Americans, the Amish are that odd sect that are the butt of jokes, occasional reality shows (“Amish in the City”) or the destination of weekend vacation trips. What is really behind their beliefs and their varying set of rules to live by are thoughtfully put together in a new two hour edition of […]

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Oscar Audience Smaller Than Grammys

Ratings for Sunday’s Oscar broadcast was a little better than last year’s mess with James Franco and Anne Hathaway. But bringing Billy Crystal back to host only put the show at 39.3 million, compared to last year’s 37.6 million. Two weeks earlier, the Grammys got 39.9 million viewers, putting the music competition ahead of movies’ […]

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