July 2, 2013 |
The "Duck Dynasty" clan is getting closer to an off-screen friend: Scotty McCreery. The country crooner and "American Idol" winner has been hanging out a lot with the family Robertson, whose bearded patriarchs waded to fame on A&E's reality smash. On Monday, McCreery revealed on Twitter that he'll join the clan for a "Duck Cruise" tour that will hit Key West and Cozumel next summer. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments Two weeks ago, "The Trouble With Girls" singer was the surprise entertainment at the 16th birthday of Sadie Robertson, the daughter of Duck Commander owner Willie Robertson.
July 24, 2013 |
"Duck Dynasty," the most-watched reality show on cable TV, and second only to "The Walking Dead" in terms of overall cable audience, will return for its fourth season on Aug. 14. The tagline for the new season is "Release the Quakin'," and just like "Clash of the Titans," the new season promises to be epic. That is, if you consider the prospect of seeing a previously unseen (and unbearded) Robertson brother to be epic. VIDEO: Summer 2013 TV preview Alan Robertson, the cleanshaven eldest brother, has given up his job as a preacher and joined the family duck call business as "Beards and Beauty Wrangler.
December 20, 2013 |
The debate over A&E's "Duck Dynasty" and the comments made in a GQ interview by one of its stars, Phil Robertson, continues to rage. While Robertson sits out future filming and the rest of the Robertson clan questions whether they will film the show without him, there are plenty of places to get Phil Robertson's raw viewpoints without "Duck Dynasty. " As a devout member of the Church of Christ, Robertson has been a frequent speaker and preacher around the country, especially since gaining fame from the highest-rated nonfiction series in cable TV history.
December 22, 2013 |
As you have probably heard, unless you are leading a life away from the Internet, television and people, Phil Robertson -- the 67-year-old "patriarch" in A&E's popular redneck-reality swamp comedy "Duck Dynasty" -- gave an interview to GQ, the fancy men's lifestyle magazine. In that interview, he said some things he himself termed "controversial," according to writer Drew Magary, who visited the Robertsons on their 20,000-acre spread down in Louisiana. At one point, Robertson includes "homosexual offenders" among adulterers, idolaters, male prostitutes, drunkards, slanderers, swindlers and "the greedy" as ineligible to "inherit the kingdom of God. " In a boxed quote separate from Magary's narrative, Robertson conjures a whimsically rosy image of the old South, remembering working alongside African Americans in the cotton fields: "They're singing and happy.
January 16, 2014 |
The season premiere of A&E's backwoods reality smash, “Duck Dynasty,” ended on an unintentionally prescient note Wednesday night. As the resolutely goofy Uncle Si chortled and cheered over a movie he was watching on television, the show's patriarch, Phil Robertson, shot him a derisive glance and said: “Si, you do realize that none of this is real?” He was referring to the movie “Air Bud,” which Si had previously dubbed a film classic, but he might just as well have been talking about his own show, which has lately reaffirmed the highly elastic nature of the term “reality.” The headlining Robertson family, which built a fortune first on duck calls and then with “Duck Dynasty,” spent the better part of December locking horns with their network after Phil made controversial comments about gay men and black people during an interview with GQ magazine. First A&E suspended him. Then, after the many other Robertsons swore they would not continue the show without him, he was reinstated. BEST TV OF 2013 Lloyd | McNamara Meanwhile, as every media moment requires, columns were written, blogs posted, and tweets dispatched.
June 12, 2013 |
O come, all ye faithful "Duck Dynasty" fans: Santa Claus is not the only jolly man with a beard who will be celebrating Christmas this year. The men -- and women -- of the Robertson family that stars in A&E's "Duck Dynasty" will be putting down their duck calls and putting on their most festive camouflage gear for their first Christmas album, "Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas". Universal Music Group of Nashville will release the album on Oct. 29. PHOTOS: Redneck TV The family members will show off their church-trained voices, as well as their brand of down-home humor, on the album, which will also feature some special guest stars.