Monthly Archives: January 2013

Crowe, Thome and Te’o

Some new writings published this week:

On Philly Post, I discussed why Jim Thome might not make the Hall of Fame.

At EntertainmentTell, I review “Broken City,” and also broke down some past pop culture moments that were echoed in the Manti Te’o story.

I also appeared this morning to discuss the Oscars and other movie stuff on the Morning Magazine show on WCHE in West Chester. Podcast of that will be posted at some point I am told.

Four Things Wrong With That Very, Very Bad Megan Fox Esquire Profile

Here it is. And here’s what’s wrong:

1. It’s horribly written, and you get the sense that the author was figuratively (and probably literally) jerking off as he wrote it.

2. It’s about three years too late in Megan Fox’s career arc for a magazine cover profile, and there’s not much about her that’s left to explore. She’s hot, and she occasionally says crazy things. We knew that in 2008.

3. “Lena Dunham and Adele and Lady Gaga and Amy Adams are all perfectly plain.” Oh, shut up.

4. Amy Adams is sexier than Megan Fox, and I don’t think it’s particularly close. And I’d much rather read a cover story about her. Just not by this idiot.


I’m back from my annual trip to Vegas for CES. It was my fifth trip there, and I’m somehow not sick of it yet. I was, however, sick- stuck in my hotel room for a whole day that unfortunately knocked me out for all of Press Day, although I was fine by the next morning

I’ll have more for print later, but here’s my roundup of the star-studded Qualcomm keynote, which had cameos from everyone from Steve Ballmer to Alice Eve to Maroon 5.

Also, closer to home, here’s my Philly Post column for this week, about that “Nice Guys of OK Cupid” site.