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ABC has one of the most diverse fall programming slates in TV history, and critics want to know why.

At the Television Critics Association press tour Tuesday, ABC chief Paul Lee fielded questions from reporters pushing for a more detailed explanation for why ABC greenlit three ethnic family comedies (Anthony Anderson’s Black-ish, Cristela Alonzo’s Cristela, and Eddie Huang’s Fresh Off the Boat, coming midseason), plus another drama series starring a… Continue reading Critics push ABC to explain diverse fall lineup—and how Jewish ‘The Goldbergs’ are

Jenny McCarthy‘s new gig with The View isn’t coming without a little controversy.

ABC’s high-profile hire of the Chicago native, who burst on the scene two decades ago as in Playboy’s Miss October 1993, has rankled a number of viewers upset with the beauty for her controversial comments attributing her son’s 2005 autism diagnosis to him having received vaccinations as a baby.

“Jenny has used her celebrity… Continue reading Distorted View? ABC Under Fire For Jenny McCarthy Hire, Critics Citing Her Vaccination Views

When even the usually conservative Wall Street Journal asks if your new film is “the worst movie ever made,” you know you’re in deep trouble.

That’s exactly what’s happening with After Earth, the Will Smith  – Jaden Smith epic-wannabe that has universally crashed and burned with critics and is doing far less box office business than needed, given its nine figure budget.

This earth is “infested with exceedingly cheesy digital monsters,”… Continue reading Is ‘After Earth’ The Worst Movie Ever Made? Will Smith Sci-Fi Flick Destroyed By Critics

jaden%20smith%2002 Critics Weigh in: Is Jaden Smith the Next Will Smith?

Eleven years ago, M. Night Shyamalan graced the cover of Newsweek magazine joined by the headlining statement, “The Next Spielberg.” This was as Signs was opening in theaters and the already two-time Oscar nominee was still considered a great new showman in Hollywood, a master of both suspense and surprise (particularly in his endings).

Within a matter of years, the filmmaker proved unworthy of the claim (and interestingly… Continue reading Critics Weigh in: Is Jaden Smith the Next Will Smith?

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02/10/2013 at 04:38 PM ET

victoria beckham 600x450 Victoria Beckham’s Fall Collection Dazzles the Critics (Plus Her Biggest Fans, David and Harper)Peter Michael Dills/Getty; Catwalking/Getty (2)

The N.Y.C. blizzard may have prevented Katie Holmes from showing her clothes during New York Fashion Week, but another multitasking star mom and designer couldn’t be kept from her collection, and it paid off. Victoria Beckham‘s latest