December 28, 2011 |
There's just no stopping a man with a crossbow and zombie-ear necklace: Daryl Dixon of "The Walking Dead" is RedEye's Best TV Character of 2011. After 87,821 votes in the championship round, Daryl took the prize with 50 percent of the vote, defeating Abed Nadir of "Community," who earned 49 percent of the votes. The Twiigs service polls never add up to 100 percent for some reason, so Abed fans can take comfort in knowing that it was pretty much a dead heat. But we don't deal in ties at RedEye, so Daryl can claim yet another zombie ear. (Remember in last year's Halloween episode, Abed was turned into a zombie.)
March 28, 2013 |
Last week, special contributor Ben Finfer and I gave our predictions for the first round of the "This Is Madness: The Star Wars Character Tournament" . I went 8-0 in the Light Side brackets while Finfer went 7-1 in the Dark Side. (Finfer chose Hondo Ohnaka over Cad Bane . An honest mistake.) This week we see who's got a higher midichlorian count by switching sides and giving our predictions for who will make the Elite Eight: BLINDED BY THE LIGHT SIDE, By Ben Finfer Han Solo vs. Obi-Wan Kenobi : C'mon, this is a second round match-up?
October 30, 2013 |
If you're still struggling to come up with a Halloween costume, Fox has a quick and easy solution with life-size, downloadable masks of characters from its shows. You could go as Winston (Lamorne Morris) Jess (Zooey Deschanel) or other "New Girl" characters. They have Simon Cowell and other "X-Factor" foiks, Roger from "American Dad" and the "Axe Cop" himself. You'll also find masks for characters from "Almost Human," "The Simpsons," "Bob's Burgers," "Family Guy" and other shows.
January 23, 2014 |
The first official trailer for WGN America's "Salem," which won't be shown on TV until Saturday, offers a better look at the cast and actual footage from the series. "Salem," premiering April 20, retells the story of the Salem witch trials in 17th century Massachusetts. According to WGN America, "Salem" centers on an epic romance between Salem's most powerful witch, Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery), and war veteran John Alden (Shane West). "'Salem' explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them.
December 19, 2013 |
Chicago Bears' cornerback Charles "Peanut" Tillman talks about being bullied as a child in the upcoming "NFL Characters Unite" documentary. "I was labeled as the geek, the loser," Tillman says in the documentary. "I didn't really fit in. " Tillman and seven other NFL players took part in USA Network's anti-bullying campaign, sharing their personal stories of of overcoming prejudice, bullying and discrimination with eight young people currently experiencing the same challenges. Each week, viewers can watch Tillman and the other players in webisodes posted at charactersunite.com and usanetwork.com . Webisodes featuring Tillman , Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb and Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice already are on the sites.
March 20, 2013 |
It's the greatest tournament in the galaxy! The “ This Is Madness: The Star Wars Character Tournament ” has had Star Wars fans debating who will win the title of Best Character, and they've made their voices heard on message boards everywhere. In the end, it's all going to come down to which character gets the most votes. (I had cast my votes for Lando Calrissian and Darth Vader in the first round. Lando got trounced by Solo, as I expected. I just couldn't bring myself to vote for Grievous, who - for all his bluster - was offed when he got a serious case of heartburn from Obi-Wan Kenobi .)
April 3, 2013 |
For the last couple weeks, Star Wars fans everywhere have been voting in the "This Is Madness: The Star Wars Character Tourney. " If you've been following along here at Geek To Me , special guest commentator - and fellow Star Wars geek - Ben Finfer of The Score 670 AM has been giving his predictions. I've also been giving my own, and to this point haven't missed a pick. Finfer's record is blemished only by a Clone Wars related match-up in the first round. Now we're going to bring this baby in by giving our predictions for the current "Duel of the Eights" , into the Final Four and into the ultimate championship round.
March 20, 2012 |
Sofia Vergara is a gorgeous, loud, opinionated Latina. Her "Modern Family" character, Gloria, also is a gorgeous, loud, opinionated Latina. When it comes down to it, can you tell the two apart? (Hint: Only one of them is hosting "Saturday Night Live" on April 7 -- we think.) firstname.lastname@example.org | @redeyedana 1 -- "When I came to the United States and started working, my priority was not to buy a handbag but to spend my money on the maid and a nanny. " 2 -- "Dinner and a movie [is a good date]
April 18, 2012 |
Darth Vader is getting the pop-art treatment tonight as students from a Lakeview school are attempting to set a Guinness World Record with more than 100 portraits of the " Star Wars " character. Students from Alphonsus Academy & Center of the Arts will display their Andy Warhol -inspired portraits at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Athenaeum Theatre in Lakeview (2936 N. Southport Ave.). While Warhol famously used screen prints for his portraits of Marilyn Monroe and other famous figures, the students used stencils and a variety of colors to depict Luke Skywalker's villainous father.
November 28, 2011 |
After the year “Shame” star Michael Fassbender has had, the GQ Breakout Man for 2011 should be in a good mood. Still, anyone who has seen Fassbender (“X-Men: First Class,” “Jane Eyre”) in British director Steve McQueen's harrowing 2008 film “Hunger” or sees him in the excellent, intense, NC-17-rated sex addiction tale “Shame” opening Dec. 2 would be surprised, as I was, to walk into an Elysian hotel room to find Fassbender and McQueen dancing. “Let's do the interview dancing, all three of us,” Fassbender tells me, mid-shimmy.