It's Thanksgiving Day and some of you may be looking for something to watch after the football game ends. My recommendation for the last few years is and remains "Pieces of April." It stars Katie Holmes who plays the family oddball who hosts her first Thanksgiving meal in her tiny NYC apartment. Of course, nothing goes as she's planned and she has to rely on the help of her neighbor's good will and ovens to get her meal done in time. It's funny and poignant and packed with good performances. Of course, you'll also want to catch "Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving Special" or re-watch "Planes, Trains and Automobiles."
There's a new trailer for 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey': It's actually more than 7 minutes long, but it was not made by Peter Jackson. The Wrap reports it was made by a fan who culled the footage from "a variety of trailers and TV spots." Meaning, there are no spoilers. And fans (like myself) are digging it.
Big Payday for Former Miss USA: Yesterday, I said former Miss USA and former Price is Right model Brandi Cochran won $777,000 in compensatory damages in a lawsuit against the TV show for wrongful termination. She claimed she was fired after she got pregnant. Well, a jury has now awarded her $7.7 million in punitive damages in the case, according to E!Online. The TV show's reps say they believe the verdict was part of a flawed process, and that 40 percent of their models have been pregnant and returned to work. Yes, they're planning an appeal.
HUGE Rock News: March 5 - just the day before my birthday - something big is going to happen. A new Jimi Hendrix album will debut. According to the Hendrix website, "People, Hell and Angels" will feature 12 unreleased tracks recorded in the late 60s. See HuffPo for more details.
Down the Toilet for Dirty Jobs: Discovery has cancelled the long running show that featured all kinds of "icky occupations from roadkill cleaner to maggot farmer and sheep castrator," according to USA Today. Discovery had no comment, but the show has seen a decline in the ratings, the paper reports.
New Trailer: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson plays a dad who will do anything to get his son of out of jail. That anything includes becoming a snitch to help take down a drug cartel.
Great Performances...from Jimmy Fallon's Show: The more I watch Jimmy Fallon, the more I recognize his brilliance. Last night, he had Alicia Keys on the show. Did she perform her new hit "This Girl is on Fire" folks? Nope. She did a soulful version of the Gummi Bears theme. Funny and good all at the same time folks.
A Little Football Fun: For those of you who LOVE college bowl games and college ball, this may tickle your funny bone. In a skit on the Comedy Central show Key & Peele, they made fun of that roll call when players say their names and their college alma mater. And let's be honest, we've heard some crazy names...like these: