November 22, 2009
R.E.M.'s 'Live at the Olympia': One of the more distressing musical developments over the last decade has been R.E.M.'s tumble into mediocrity. This live "rehearsal" doesn't solve where Michael Stipe and Co. go next after 2008's promising "Accelerate," but it's wonderful to hear them burn through deep cuts like "Wolves, Lower" like the young, hungry band we once knew. 'Community's' Ken Jeong : We're not entirely sure about this show -- the smugness of Joel McHale's character is off the charts and his will-they-or-won't-they romance with Gillian Jacobs is tiresome.
February 20, 2013 |
Hosted by Joel McHale with an all-star list of presenters that included Steve Martin, Shirley MacLaine and Russell Crowe, the 15th Costume Designers Guild Awards were handed out Tuesday evening in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton. In addition to recognizing costume designers Eduardo Castro ("Once Upon a Time," "Ugly Betty" ) and Judianna Makovsky ("The Hunger Games," "Seabiscuit," "Big") for their career achievements in the fields of television and film, respectively, "Saturday Night Live's" Lorne Michaels received a Distinguished Collaborator Award -- and no small amount of humorous ribbing from Martin whose observations as presenter included that "a trophy is better than a plaque because everybody in this town wants a trophy wife -- no one wants a plaque wife.