The Physics of Space Battles

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George Lucas based all his space battles on WWII dog fights, of course, and ever since, Hollywood has followed his lead. Never mind the fact that it's complete bunk. Now the folks at It's OK to be Smart explain how space battles would REALLY go down, showing the effects of momentum, distance, energy consumption, and the laws of physics on ... Watch Now

Liberace on Peacocking

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"Anyone that dares begrudge what I have today, just better get off their duff and do something about it" says a feisty Liberace in this 1968 interview with reporter Jay Kent Hackelman. "I fell I have a perfect right to spend my money the way I damn please." It's from the latest installment of PBS's increasingly wonderful video series Blank on ... Watch Now

George Clooney Heads To Downton Abbey

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That headline was not meant to be a joke. On the upside, it's just for the Christmas special. Mind you, I am not a Clooney hater, I happen to LOVE Rosemary, but unless it's the diva-est of divas aka Shirley Maclaine et al, there needs to be no sightings of Americans in Highclere Castle aka Downton Abbey. Yes, he's gorgeous, but this is different. ... See the Rest

You Must Hear This: Chance the Rapper Covers “Arthur’s Theme”

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When I first heard that Chance the Rapper sang a rendition of "Arthur's theme" at the Sasquatch! Music Festival in Portland, I got all misty-eyed and thought of the great Christopher Cross songs of my youth – "Think of Laura," "Sailing," "Ride Like the Wind" and whatnot– I was a bit of a wussy, you know. Loved that stuff. Listened to it and cried ... See the Rest

Sad Screen Grab OTD: Philip Seymour Hoffman Guest Stars on the PBS Cartoon Arthur

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  And the animators NAILED IT. ... See the Rest

Gary Carr Adds Color to Downton Abbey

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The word went out that Downton Abbey was looking to cast a "musician (singer) at an exclusive club in the 1920s. He's black and very handsome. A real man (not a boy) with charm and charisma." And they found their man. Gary Carr , who has appeared in a number of British television series, has been cast as the recurring character, musician Jack ... See the Rest

Downton Abbey to Explore Race Relations

Jim Carter, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Rob James-Collier, Joanne Froggatt and Hugh Bonneville, from the hit British show 'Downton Abbey', promote their upcoming season on the 'Today' show in NYC

Downton Abbey is on the hunt for a black actor to play musician Jack Ross for a storyline on race relations in the 1920s. The casting calls for an attractive real man (not a boy), who has a wow factor. If they are looking for a good-looking brotha, they must be up to some antics and I can't wait to see who they pair him with. Lady Edith perhaps? ... See the Rest

We’re Getting a Season 4!

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I am so freakin' THRILLED! It's been confirmed that we are indeed getting a season four of the acclaimed series  Downton Abbey. The characters are still unknown; the word is that Lady Mary and her hubby, Cousin Matthew, might not be returning but how could they NOT? Right now, I will take what I can get and won't believe anything until it's been ... See the Rest