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Television review: Is TLC’s “Extreme Couponing” extremely obsessive?

Katie Derby
October 1
Filed under Entertainment

The TLC network first previewed its show "Extreme savings." Unbelievable is right. One can watch normal people buy hundreds of dollars worth of groceries for $20 or less. This seems like an impossible feat, but somehow these people accomplish it. Once the show started, I could not help but remain glued to my t...

Television review: ‘Glee’ third season premiere

Sarah Griggs
September 24
Filed under Entertainment

What were you doing Tuesday night? Making dinner? Going on a run? Well if you are like the 8.7 million other Americans, you were parked in front of the television anxiously waiting the premier of "Glee." As usual, "Glee" started at 8p.m. on Fox television, and this year many were less than impressed.&n...

Art director expresses thanks through unique, altruistic video

Carol Fritz
September 24
Filed under Entertainment

If asked how he prepared for his recent 30th birthday, Lucas Jatoba, a Brazilian art director with Italian background living in Australia, would not have given a typical answer about planning  a huge blow-out with friends or going on a weekend getaway. No, Jatoba and his friends were busy wrapping 30...

Music review: Jessie J

Emerald Thomas
September 24
Filed under Entertainment

Her talents were groomed at none other than the BRIT School, which was also the alma mater to up and coming artists like Adele, Amy Winehouse and Leona Lewis. This rising star, Jessie J, began writing for big name artists like Chris Brown and Miley Cyrus. She originally wrote "Party in the U.S.A.,"...

WCU Department of Theatre and Dance presents:

Joanna Volpe
September 24
Filed under Entertainment

West Chester University Department of Theatre and Dance is presenting "The Student Written One ...

Book review: “Something Blue” by Emily Giffin

Jacqueline Valentino
September 24
Filed under Entertainment

Every once in a while a person starts a book that makes them just want to throw it across the room instead of finishing it. "Something Blue" by Emily Giffin is one of those books. A sequel to the truly amazing "Something Borrowed," a book about two best friends, one that the readers are made to love, R...

Jonah Hill owes his acting career to a succession of ‘Billy Beanes’

Carrie Rickey
September 24
Filed under Entertainment

PHILADELPHIA _ Lately Jonah Hill, the potty-mouthed teddy bear of ‘Superbad.'" In that 2007 bro-mance co-starring Michael Cera, Hill was a high-school senior not quite ready to leave the safety of best-friendship and to pursue the girl of his dreams. In an apologetic voice he says, "I feel I should say, ‘He...

Sarah Michelle Gellar stars in new show, ratings not the best

Angela Thomas
September 17
Filed under Entertainment

It has been a while since Sarah Michelle Gellar has starred in a TV show on the new CW Network. Gellar, most famous for her role as Buffy Summers from the hit TV show, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," is set to star in a new TV show, "Ringer," which premiered on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Like the action-packed an...

Music review: Cobra Starship’s ‘Night Shades’ a bit too shady

Michael Jason Driscoll
September 17
Filed under Entertainment

 Cobra Starship's notorious front man, Gabe Saporta, claims that he, "awoke one morning from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous vermin," or at least that is what his Twitter page alleges. I am guessing this happened post- 2009's "Hot Mess," and definitely post- 2007'...

Book review: “The Walk” by Paul Richard Evans

Jacqueline Valentino
September 17
Filed under Entertainment

When one reads a book, he or she is rarely moved to begin a life-changing journey, but when a person reads a book that inspires him or her to do something new, then it is a good one. In Richard Paul Evans's "The Walk," the reader is instantly attached to the main character, Alan Christoffersen.      This ma...

Familiar faces return with new fall television shows

Alanna Smothers
September 10
Filed under Entertainment

With the start of classes in September - the dread one feels from purchasing books, organizing study groups, and the eventual impending onslaught of tests and papers – one knows that, if nothing, there will be one light at the end of the tunnel: fall's new televisions shows. Everyone's favorites...

Concert Review: Lil Wayne

Gabrielle Albert
September 10
Filed under Entertainment

This summer on his I Am Still Music tour,  America's favorite rapper Lil Wayne, known most recently for his outrageous point of view and multiple convictions, gave many people another thing to talk about. Wayne performed incredible concerts along with other known artists such as Keri Hilson, Maino, and Birdman all ov...

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