Jenny McCarthy Turns to Her Guru to Get Her Through Media 'Beatings'

For those who don't live in the Chicago, Illinois area, you might not be aware that Jenny McCarthy has a column for the Chicago Sun-Times' lifestyle section Splash. Her appointment to said position was not without criticism; as Chicago media columnist Robert Feder wrote at the time, "That sound you’re hearing is Mike… » 10/16/13 2:20pm 10/16/13 2:20pm

Steel Magnolias’ Ratings Prove That Everyone Loves a Good Cry

Lifetime's Steel Magnolias teleplay became the network's third-most-watched tele-event ever, transfixing 6.5 million viewers over the weekend. That wasn't enough to dethrone Lifetime's most popular TV offering, 2006's Life Is Not a Fairy Tale: The Fantasia Barrino Story, which has coincidentally reigned the numero uno… » 10/08/12 9:15pm 10/08/12 9:15pm

Dudes Love the Dowager Countess Just as Much as You Do

PBS has released its ratings numbers for Season 2 of Downton Abbey and, to some mild and socially restrained surprise, viewership among the male 18-34 demographic, — the same demographic largely to blame for the Entourage phenomenon — jumped up 100 percent, matching the rise in viewership among 18-34-year-old women as… » 3/29/12 11:45am 3/29/12 11:45am

Is a Documentary About Bullying Inappropriate for Kids?

The movie Bully was (at least according to its distributors) intended to start conversations among teens about bullying and its consequences. But now that it's rated R, many teens might not get to see it. And so begins a weird power struggle over a film that was supposed to be uplifting. » 2/29/12 6:00pm 2/29/12 6:00pm