Don’t Expect Streaming to Make Your TV Bill Cheaper

For years, cable TV companies had a powerful sales pitch: What the hell else you gonna do? You wanted ESPN, CNN, Disney Channel, you paid the price. Now, the cable box in your living room is suddenly under assault. Sony and Dish Network’s Sling have recently launched their own TV bundles, available over broadband. Apple reportedly plans one in the fall. In addition to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and CBS All Access, HBO is finally about to offer its service online without a cable subscription, just Read more [...]

Bill Belichick and Andy Reid Go Very Casual for NFL Coaches Photo

Let's just say that New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid are in full offseason mode. All 32 NFL coaches gathered for a group photo at the league meetings in Arizona on Monday. While some of the coaches dressed up a bit, Belichick (flip-flops) and Reid (Hawaiian shirt) opted for more casual looks. Much to our delight, NFL public relations official Brian McCarthy tweeted out the photo: [Brian McCarthy] Bleacher Report - Front Page Read more [...]

Bill Walton Tells Viewers He’s Been Milked Like a Cow, Awkward Silence Ensues

We are in the midst a Bill Walton renaissance, my friends.  Weeks after spending several minutes discussing Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead during a live broadcast, the former UCLA Bruins great and NBA Hall of Famer one-upped his acid-rock monologue with an unsolicited dairy-centric admission. Joined on the call by colleague Dave Pasch for Wednesday night’s tilt between UCLA and USC, Walton latched onto an innocent prompt about cattle and took it to a strange, strange place.  Vinnyviner Read more [...]

Congress passes one-week Homeland Security funding bill, Obama signs it

Congress approved a stopgap measure late Friday to keep the Department of Homeland Security funded for another week — averting a crisis just before money was set to run out at midnight, but setting up a new standoff as conservatives press their fight over President Obama’s immigration…
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Former Bill Cosby Employee Speaks Out on Sex Abuse Allegations

He used to work at the Brooklyn, New York studio where “The Cosby Show” was filmed and Frank Scotti claims that Bill Cosby was definitely up to no good. The 90-year-old former NBC employee told “Today” that he would stand guard outside the “Fat Albert” star’s dressing room when young models would come to visit. Frank explained, “I felt like a pimp. I felt dirty,” regarding Cosby’s supposed request for him to pay women using “a satchel of money, all $ 100 bills.” “He was Read more [...]

Bill Cosby’s Camp Responds to Janice Dickinson’s Rape Claims

We recently learned that Janice Dickinson is the latest woman to accuse Bill Cosby of rape and now the former television star’s camp is speaking out against the allegations. The 59-year-old model told “Entertainment Tonight” that the comedian gave her a pill that caused her to black out. She continued, “The next morning I woke up, and I wasn’t wearing my pajamas, and I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man.” Janice also claims that she tried to Read more [...]

Bill Morrison: Old Films, Contemporary Music, Timeless Themes

The Great Flood. 2013. USA. Directed by Bill Morrison. Courtesy of Bill Morrison Music is a central component of the films of Bill Morrison (currently the subject of a mid-career retrospective at MoMA) and his collaborations with contemporary composers reflect his early interest in music as “a soundtrack in [his] life” and are informed by his artistic training as a painter and filmmaker. While studying fine art at Cooper Union in the mid 1980s, Morrison was encouraged by his college professor Read more [...]