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Fruit Ninja Kinect - Review

Monday, 08 August 2011 12:08 PM Written by

Fruit Ninja made a big splash in the mobile market on the iPhone and Android platforms.  Since its success, it can also be found in arcades like Dave & Busters.  Starting this week, Fruit Ninja is coming to your home television on Xbox Kinect. 

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Johnny Cash's Right Hand: Marshall Grant: 1928-2011

Thursday, 11 August 2011 07:30 AM Written by
Despite some doofus editor at Huffington Post writing an initial headline dubbing him a "classic rocker," Marshall Grant's professional life was intertwined with country, specifically the music of his friend and boss, Johnny Cash.  As the original bassist for Cash's band the Tennessee Two, Grant helped to create the famous "boom-chicka" one of the most distinctive sounds behind any country singer.  Last week, 83 year old Grant, who resided near Memphis, was set to perform as part of the Johnny Cash Music Festival in Arkansas, aimed at both celebrating Cash's music and raising funds to restore his boyhood home in Dyess, Arkansas. Felled by a stroke, he died Sunday in Jonesboro.

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PRESS TOUR: Party patrol summer 2011

Monday, 08 August 2011 12:00 AM Written by

For more TV news and views coverage from the TCA press tour, visit the Tuned In Journal index page.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Press tour ends today but the memories linger.

Oddities of press tour included a cash bar at A&E Networks session. Why have a bar in the middle of the afternoon? Alcohol flows freely at evening press tour events but it’s not common in mid-afternoon.

Press tour also lends itself to strange juxtapositions and transitions. A press conference for GMC, formerly known as Gospel Music Channel, was followed a few hours later by a party at the Playboy Mansion for Playboy TV.

Read reviews -- just one guy's opinion -- of press tour parties after the jump. …

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What to wear: on a plane

Monday, 08 August 2011 12:00 AM Written by

Two weeks ago, I flew to Las Vegas, my first flight in almost three years. In preparation for my flight, I planned an appropriate airplane outfit—black knee-length shorts, a pink tank top, a black and white stripped blazer and black ballet flats.

As I boarded the flight from PIT to LAS, I was astonished what some of the other passengers were wearing. I saw two college-aged guys wearing basketball shorts and cut off t-shirts. One t-shit was so cut-up, that I could literally see the guy’s stomach and chest. What happened to “dressing up” on an airplane?

Years ago, it was proper to dress up on an airplane. Traveling by plane was seen as a luxury, especially when flying in First Class. I believe airline employees and their families who fly with an airline discount still find it proper to dress up when flying, as they are representing the company. Why doesn’t everyone else?

When thinking about writing a style tip column on how to dress for travel on an airplane, I asked many of my friends, all of whom said that dressing comfortable outweighed looking polished.  I even heard that traveling transatlantic requires a different style than flying domestically. 

The best piece of advice I received when researching this article is that you should dress as though that is the only outfit you have. What if your luggage gets lost, if you need to rush to a meeting once you land, see an old friend or colleague you haven't seen in over 5 years?  

Read more about my tips on dressing for a flight in tomorrow's Living section of the PG!

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For Friday's TV Q&A and more TV news and views coverage from the TCA press tour, visit the Tuned In Journal index page.

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- "Once Upon a Time" may be the perfect show to appear on a Disney-owned broadcast channel. It's a series that's set both in a fairy tale world and in our reality and the pilot introduces these two worlds but skimps on the rules that explain how a curse by an evil queen impacts our reality.

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PRESS TOUR: Why ABC is ending 'Desperate Housewives'

Sunday, 07 August 2011 05:30 PM Written by

For Friday's TV Q&A and more TV news and views coverage from the TCA press tour, visit the Tuned In Journal index page.

DhousewivesBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry said he’s been concerned for some time about the timing of ending his hit show. ABC confirmed Sunday that “Desperate” will end after its upcoming eighth season.

“It’s something that’s weighed on my mind for quite a while now,” Mr. Cherry said. “I’m very aware of [programs] overstaying their welcome, shows that go on too long and drift away into nothing and then get unceremoniously booted off the air. I didn’t want that to happen to ‘Desperate Housewives.’”

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PRESS TOUR: ABC jets to the '60s with 'Pan Am'

Sunday, 07 August 2011 01:20 PM Written by

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pan_amBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – ABC's "Pan Am" (Sept. 25) was my favorite fall broadcast network pilot: Fun, fantastic production design and an engaging story.

Set in 1963, some will see the show as a "Mad Men" rip-off but it's so much lighter than "Mad Men," both tonally and visually. The show looks fantastic with vibrant colors and sounds terrific with music of the era.

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PRESS TOUR: 2011 TCA Awards winners

Sunday, 07 August 2011 12:00 AM Written by

 TCA_logoFor Friday’s TV Q&A, got to the Tuned In Journal index page.

 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – The 2011 TCA Awards were handed out Saturday night and the winners included "Game of Thrones," "Mad Men" and "Modern Family."

Click "read more" below to see details on the ceremony, photos and a full list of winners. ...

 

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