The Austin Film Society just sent word: After inducting the likes of Morgan Fairchild, Rushmore, the director of Twilight and most everyone else who's ever made a TV show or rented a movie in Texas, it's getting around to putting Mike Nesmith in the Texas Film Hall of Fame come March. Per the pre ... More >>
People we'd like to shake hands with:Blogger Lisa Petty (who also handles Appetite For Instruction in these pages), who won a contest and now gets to have dinner with Ted Allen on Friday. It's an especially momentous occasion because, she claims, it will mark her first celebrity encounter since bump ... More >>
He's a loner, Dottie. A rebel.
A few notes from the South by Southwest Film Festival and its attendant events -- chiefly, for now, the Texas Film Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday night at the Austin Studios, where Dan Rather tore tail through the proceedings like a burning hyena running through a meth lab during a spring ... More >>
Truth be told, we'd much rather meet this woman wearing Jessica Simpson's bathing suit. If I weren't heading down to Austin this afternoon for the South by Southwest Film Festival, I'd find, somehow, to make to Dillard's in Stonebriar Centre tomorrow morning at 11 -- when, wowie, Jessica Simpson wil ... More >>
On February 10 at the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie, Willie Nelson will be performing with the Fort Worth Symphony...and Jessica Simpson...and the Dallas Black Dance Theater. Oh, and Cirque du Soleil. Oh, yeah. And Kinky Friedman. Swear to God I had that very same dream last night. It's all part of ... More >>
No longer just another pretty face, Elizabeth Mitchell is an Other. Which is a whole other thing entirely. At the moment, there are a handful of entertainment-industry celebs considered hometown notables: Jessica Simpson, Kelly Clarkson, Erykah Badu, anyone named Something-or-Other Wilson, maybe An ... More >>
Morgan Fairchild, being honored by Woman in Film next week, was the Jessica Simpson of her day. But smarter. And prettier. And more talented. For what it's worth, Patrick Duffy--the guy who played Bobby Ewing and, even better, the Man from Atlantis--is against the remake of Dallas, which is on hold ... More >>
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The Monthly's music issue strikes a bum note
For David Byrne discovery Jim White, music wasn't his first career choice. Or his second. Or his third...