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Jeremy Roebuck


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‘Variety Hour’ proves fame does not mean personality

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‘Variety Hour’ proves fame does not mean personality As a staple of television variety shows, impersonations haveallowed an actor the opportunity to channel the quirks and tics ofhis subject and interpret them through his own personality. But in an odd attempt... More »

Heidi Fleiss TV movie turns a delightfully bad trick

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Meet Heidi. She’s a nice Jewish girl that just likes to have fun. Herhobbies include sitting out by the pool with her gal pals, readingSteinbeck and having deep conversations with her father.She’s also a high-priced “Hollywood madam.” But we shouldn’t judge He... More »

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Three strikes against a potentially great show

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Three strikes against a potentially great show I’m launching a preemptive strike. Sometimes the supporters of a “good and just”television show must stand up to the challenges of an evil timeslot on an evil night on an evil network — an “axis ofevil,” if you wi... More »

Stinking to Kingdom come

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Remember the one about the flesh-eating anteater and the littlegirl that died in the mill fire? And then there was the paraplegicdreaming about the vampire? No? Well, these are the principlecharacters of “Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital,”a show that I can’t he... More »

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Does lipstick feminism join ‘Sex’ with ‘Angels’?

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Does lipstick feminism join ‘Sex’ with ‘Angels’? It’s not every day you get to see the history of modernfeminism negotiated in prime time TV. But between the end ofHBO’s original series “Sex in the City” and itsnewest made-for-television offering, “Iron JawedA... More »

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Made-for-TV movies make a comeback on cable

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Made-for-TV movies make a comeback on cable Remember the glory days of the network made-for-TV movies? Wemay be long past the pax schlockana of such great films as NotWithout My Daughter and Fifteen and Pregnant starring a youngKirsten Dunst and a little-too-o... More »

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‘Survivor’ start strong

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‘Survivor’ start strong As MTV gears up to air its eight billionth edition of”Real World-Road Rules Challenge,” CBS’s”Survivor” entered the all-star game with the premiereof its new season after the Super Bowl Sunday. But while the former network is guilty of ... More »

‘Real World’ returns with cliches

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Every time a new reality show premieres, a TV critic gets hiswings. So the genre is campy, constructed and about as divorced fromreality as Roseanne Barr thinking she still has enough mediacredibility to come back to host her own cooking show, but hearingpeopl... More »

Trustees approve Dedman bonds

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The SMU Board of Trustees approved a bond sales plan that willbe used to fund some of the new Dedman Center renovation projectduring their meeting last week. The board members were on campus Thursday and Friday of lastweek for their September meeting. Reporter... More »

Senate VP urges action

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Student Body Vice President Lyndsey Hummert called the Senate totask in Tuesday’s meeting for their lack of activity sincethe semester started. “I spend many hours trying to convince people that StudentSenate is a proactive organization rather than a reactiveo... More »

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Senate sponsors Hispanic fundraiser

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Senate sponsors Hispanic fundraiser Student Senate unanimously approved a dispensation of $1,000 tohelp fund a celebrity fundraiser for Mi Escuelita Preschools in thecity of Dallas. The fundraiser, cosponsored by SMU’s CollegeHispanic-American Students, will b... More »