Mark Burnett

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America Blows

The United States of America is a nation with a proud history.
Since George W. Bush took office, the United States has sunk to unprecedented lows in sports and pop-culture domination
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 29, 2007

Who wants to be a filmmaker?

Anybody who’s had dealings with small children knows the importance of “the pitch.”
Plus, can Diesel stand firm on It’s Me or the Dog?
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 29, 2007


An unexpected chamber of sympathy opened in my heart this week for Hugh Hefner.
Girls Next Door , Going Tribal , The Contender , and Be Real
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 22, 2007

The Condemned

Like SNL alums, star wrestlers on their way out get a big-screen vehicle — sort of a retirement gift, no matter how much of a jalopy it is.
A sleeper hold even Stone Cold can't break
By TOM MEEK  |  April 25, 2007

Trump of judgment

“Some people cast shadows,” wrote Donald Trump in a 2005 letter to the New York Times Book Review , “and other people choose to live in those shadows. To each his own.”
The Apprentice , I’m from Rolling Stone , and Beauty and the Geek
By JAMES PARKER  |  January 11, 2007


Along with more ephemeral acts like Jesus Jones and EMF, INXS inadvertently sowed the seeds for 2005’s dance-rock explosion years ago.
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  January 14, 2006