The trend of so-called "hate-watching" is hardly a new TV phenomenon. We've been doing it with the Oscar show for years: picking apart the fashions, groaning at the witless banter, griping as we drift through the seemingly endless midsection where no awards of major consequence are presented, and nearly always regarding the unlucky host as a piñata ripe for the bashing.
This year's tuneful but torturously overextended production (ending just past the three-and-a-half-hour mark) was much the same. With one major exception: The musical numbers were no joke, especially when mighty divas as legendary as Barbra Streisand and Shirley Bassey and as electrifyingly current as Adele and Jennifer Hudson took the stage. No Rob Lowe-Snow White fiascos this time.
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Ron Howard and Andy Griffith
Decades before his Oscar-winning career as the director of such films as A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13 and Cinderella Man (not to mention two of my favorites, Cocoon and Splash), Ron Howard's creative mind began taking shape playing the only child of a widowed sheriff on The Andy Griffith Show. After Griffith's passing on July 3, Howard spent his Independence Day holiday reflecting on the happy days he shared in Mayberry with a man he would always treasure. In his own words, Howard shares with TV Guide Magazine what Andy Griffith meant to him:
"Andy's passing and the outpouring of love and appreciation from fans and the media has caused me to...
There aren't many adult cast members of The Andy Griffith Show still alive, so it's nice to know that the remaining few remained in touch with Andy Griffith until his death on July 3. Three years ago, Griffith and his wife, Cindi, visited...
The Andy Griffith Show
Carolina home at the age of 86.
Fortunately, fans have not one, but two iconic TV shows with which to remember Griffith's legacy: The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock, not to mention...
Andy Griffith, the television icon who headlined The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock, died Tuesday morning, North Carolina's WITN News reports.
George Lindsey, best known for playing Goober Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show, has died. He was 83 years old.
Lindsey died Sunday in Nashville after an extended hospitalization, The Tennessean reports. An Alabama native, Lindsey went to college to become a teacher, but joined the United States Air Force in the '50s. He eventually moved to New York to study acting and...
Ron Howard thinks Americans should vote for Barack Obama. And so do Opie Taylor and Richie Cunningham.
During this campaign season, some celeb messages have been serious, others have featured useless yapping (we're looking at you Hayden Panettiere), but Howard's recent Funny or Die video is the fist to reunite cast members from two TV classics: The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days.
Watch the video after the jump.
Jeremy Sisto, Nightmares & Dreamscapes
Jeremy Sisto is on a hunt in each of his two latest TV roles. In the Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King episode "The Fifth Quarter," (premiering tonight at 10 pm/ET on TNT), he's an ex-con laboring to stay clean while on a quest to uncover millions in buried bucks. And this fall he's in Kidnapped, an NBC drama about an abducted kid and the unorthodox, don't-involve-the-Feds tracker (Sisto) enlisted to find him. TVGuide.com chatted up the actor about tackling such nightmare scenarios.
TVGuide.com: In reviewing your résumé, I don't really see much that is inherently uninteresting. A lot of your projects seem to have an edg
Question: I recently watched a marathon of Andy Griffith shows, and on one Goober does an imitation of Cary Grant where he says "Judy, Judy, Judy!" Can you tell me what movie that line is from?
Answer: Cary Grant never said the line "Judy, Judy, Judy" in any movie, although in Only Angels Have Wings (1939) his sultry ex-wife's name is Judy (played by Rita Hayworth), and he does say "Susan, Susan, Susan" (to Katharine Hepburn, whose speech patterns were equally distinctive) in Bringing Up Baby (1938). And yet it's the st